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Girly Grunge

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Anyone who knows me knows that I am shoe OBSESSED. Like, it’s a problem.

“Groceries… maybe. New shoes… definitely!”

Anyhow… I think splurging on shoes is totally justifiable, don’t you? However… There’s no feeling quite like finding a great “steal”.

I live in boots… summer, winter… doesn’t really matter. They are def my shoe of choice. That being said, it’s kind of fun to spice up everyday ‘uniform’ which typically consists of black on black with a touch of black.

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I love anything ‘tomboy’… especially when it has a hint of girly-ness, so I’m obviously dying over these floral Dr. Martens. I’m all about mixing prints and patterns, so in my opinion they literally go with everything. The price point isn’t too shabby, and honestly a good pair of docs will last you for life. But… these little gems from Steve Madden are equally as cute and only half the price. So, the choice is yours. Spend on the “Real“, or save on the “Steal“?

+ Dr. Marten’s 1460 Floral Boot $130

+ Madden Girl Rexxx Floral Boot $78

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Get The Look: What Would Claudia Wear

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Soooo… I pretty much like to draw my fashion inspiration from Claudia Kishi of Babysitters’s Club fame. Remember that?!? The best book series / TV show of my childhood life. It was kind of like “Girls”… but minus all the sex and naked-ness. If you were a child of the 80’s / 90’s, you know what I’m talking about.

The 90’s were hands down the best decade as far as fashion was concerned. Some would argue against me, but they would be wrong. Claudia was a hipster-rebel with a passion for fashion, and I’m pretty sure she was only a member of the club to fuel her shopping addiction ( a girl after my own heart ). I mean, money talk$. She had a seriously kick ass Seattle grunge scene thing going on. She always looked like she had just scored at the Urban Outfitters sale, and this is before Urban Outfitters was really a thing. So, cheers to you, Claudia! Thanks for keeping me inspired for all these years :)

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1►►► Brandy Melville Ying Yang Charm Necklace $8: Claudia was all about balance.

2►►► Nasty Gal Motel Dany Daisy Crop Top $20: ← on sale!! ‘Cuz Claudia knew a good bargain when she saw one!

3►►► Victoria’s Secret The Date Triangle Bralette $25: Claudia knows sexy’s all about showing just a little skin and keeping it cute and comfy.

4►►► Levi’s High-Rise Cutoff Short $68: Cute, cropped, but not too-too short. Because Claudia wouldn’t be caught dead with her a** cheeks hanging out of her shorts ← not cute.

5►►► Dr. Martens Stratford Leather 9 Eye sneaker Boot $85: These bad boys just came in the mail and I am dying. Obsessed. They go with anything and everything and I plan on wearing the shiz out of them! Claudia would too! ← Bonus… they are floral on the inside and can be folded down. Love.

6►►► Nasty Gal School Girl Thigh High Socks $15: Claudia knows that knee-highs make everything better.

7►►► JNB Adriana Ring $135: I die over this ring. It’s got Claudia’s name written all over it.

8►►► Brandy Melville Eat Sleep Embroidered Beanie $22: Because those were Claudia’s favorite things to do. Oh ya, + shop.

9►►► Nasty Gal Take Me Away Mini Backpack $88: Claudia knew it was all about the mini-backpack.

So babes… who are your fav fashionistas of the 80s, 90s, and today?!?

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Get The Look: Pretty In Punk

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It’s not a shocker that punk / grunge has totally made a revival. I dare you to walk out your door without spotting someone sporting some Doc Martens with a flannel tied around their waist. Seriously. Good luck with that.

I for one, am thrilled. Some would say that the trends of the late 80s / early 90s were horrendous… I would disagree. This was probably my FAVORITE  time for fashion. I may have been a kid, but I knew a good thing when I saw one. Babydoll dresses topped off with a flannel were my jam. I lived in my Doc Martins and didn’t leave the house without my mini-backpack… probably filled with pogs.

Fast forward 20 years later and not much has changed. This is still one of my favorite looks. I say, go for the grunge… just polish it up a bit. Think crop tops and fitted skirts or plaid leggings… and don’t forget to accessorize!

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+ [ FXXI ] Nirvana Crop Top $15.80 – Crop tops + high waisted skirts = a match made in heaven.

+ [ Nasty Gal ] High Holidays Plaid Skirt $52 – A skin tight skirt will sex up this tomboy vibe.

+ [ Dr. Martens ] White Dr. Martens $120 – Loving white boots for winter.

+ [ Nasty Gal ] Stevie Faux Shearling Mini Backpack $68 – This backpack is so ridiculous. I need it in my life ASAP!!!

+ [ Nasty Gal ] Spiked Up Ring Set $18 – Hands down… rings are my fav accessory.

+ [ Amoeba Music ] Various Patches $3-5 – Never mind the bollocks. I collect patches of my fav bands and add them to everything!!! Purses, jackets, you name it.

Soooo… are you digging this revival as much as I am or do you wish punk was dead?!?

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Get The Look: Beanie Baby

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So, it’s officially my favorite season! Yes, winter is great and of course I can’t wait for Christmas… but I was actually referring to Beanie Season!

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Beanies are everything. Right?!? They keep you warm and cozy, cover up post-workout hair ( #dirtyhairdontcare ), and give you that IDGAF kinda look.

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You know I love my tomboy chic… but I’m actually really loving beanies with maxi dresses, sky high platforms, and super girlie things! So don’t be afraid to mix things up ;)

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 Loooooove mixing black & blue. Esp when the blue is in the form of a Chanel ;)

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Head 2 Toe:

+ [ H&M ] Neon Knit Hat $5.95 ( similar )

+ [ Urban Outfitters ] Distressed Nirvana Tee $34 ( similar )

+ [ Forever 21 ] Faux Leather Moto Jacket $39.80

+ [ H&M ] Black Leggings $9.95

+ [ H&M ] Platform Boots aka. FAV boots ever! $25 ← on sale!!

+ [ Chanel] Vintage Find $Priceless

Soooo… what’s your go-to look this season?!?

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What to Wear Wednesdays: Come as you are.

Flannel is absolutely one of my favorite trends of 2012! It’s comfy and cute with a Seattle grunge edge that totally reminds me of my youth! I’m completely mad about 90’s fashion and thrilled that it has made its reprise. My favorite way to wear flannel is over a vintage band tee & paired with some ripped black tights and boots. I feel there is a flannel for every occasion! Above are some of my favorite flannel fashions…

Smells like teen spirit..

how i wore it..

+Top.. H&M distressed Nirvana T
+Dress.. H&M fitted stripe dress
+Shoes.. Gray Chuck Taylor All Stars
+Necklace.. Handmade by me @Silk & Honey [shop coming soon!!]
+Arm candy.. My collection consisting mainly of Silk & Honey pieces
+Ear cuff.. H&M

What did you wear today??
xx kika