Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grammy Creativity

I was very surprised with the unique outfits from this year's Grammy Awards.

So what do you guys think? Anything you liked or didn't like? I think my favorites out of the
se pictures are Fergie's and Carrie Underwood's.

The Grammy Awards were so entertaining! If you didn't watch it, youtube P!nk, Greenday, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and The Black Eyed Peas performances. I liked them all!

p.s. I wonder if the Jonas Brothers ever fight about who gets to wear what outfit.
I mean, I think I like the middle guy's is the best, but is he the fashionista of the group or did he just win the tug-of-war? Was he like, "But nick got to look trendy at the last public event so now it's my turn!"

xo, Alexi

Friday, January 29, 2010

Rosy skirt, poofy cheeks.

Top: Christmas gift
Shirt: sister's, Forever 21
Shoes: sister's, Blowfish
Necklace: Forever 21

Ignore the mess, I was packing...
Anyways! It's Friday, yayyyy!!!! Hope you all have a great weekend. As for me, I've got work tonight and then hopefully a girl's night on Saturday :D

p.s. Ballerina's closet is having her FIRST GIVEAWAY! She's giving people an opportunity to win this absolutely beautiful ring!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"Hole-y" Shirt

Top: Really old (I got it when I was 12), Target
Tank Top: Mom's
Skirt: Wet Seat
Shoes: My sister's from Aldo
Earrings: Gift
Rings: came in a set, Target

My sister hates this top and thinks it's ugly. But I don't know, I kind of like it...
xo, Alexi

Monday, January 25, 2010

I Want

I was shopping mod cloth and once again found a bunch of things to lust after I'm way too poor for. Mostly I love the names they give their clothing:

Sci Fi Heroine Dress (I wanna be a sci-fi heroine soooo bad!)

Windy City Dress (I live in Chicago, I am powerless to resist)

Lucky Star Dress in Dance (not an exciting name, it is a pretty dress though)

And lastly, the Fiona Short (named for Fiona Apple)

I absolutely love the snow (I made up a whole religion centering around my love for snow) but I do miss strolling around downtown in floaty sundresses (don't tell the snow faeries).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Our Dear 30 Followers

We just want to say to the 30 people officially following us,

THANK YOU!!!!!!!

We can't believe that that many people read our little blog regularly and we're so glad you do! Without readers our blog is just two lonely girls writing in a public diary. With readers we get to pretend to be cool. Thanks again- we like- totally love you guys.

And here are some steampunk fashion pictures to spice up this post:

Weren't those awesome?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

San Carlos

My grandparents have a house in San Carlos that's absolutely beautiful.

earrings: tj maxx
coat: sister's
jeans: h&m
boots: american eagle

Just to switch things up, I took some photos of my photographer that day, my sister Audrey.
Of course, she felt uncomfortable with me doing that, haha.

shirt: gift
button up: pacsun
jeans: not sure
shoes: blowfish
xo, Alexi

Thinking Up Titles Is Such a Pain In The Ass

So I've been looking for a good pair of boot cut boyfriend jeans for forever and been failing miserably. All the girl's pants are way too tight in the ass and super low-cut. Then I discovered the boy section. With beautiful long jeans that fit around the waist but not too tight in the butt, and big pockets too! Don't even get me started on how warm and comfy that sweater is.

I said in a previous post I wanted to try something different style-wise, so I tried this. I absolutely love people with a super casual laid-back style, not the ones who wear sweatpants to class, but the vaguely hippie chillout style. I'm also a big fan of grunge. I love being girly, but I have to say it's nice being warm and comfortable all day. I think I'll have to invest more time in finding nice looking casual clothes.

Jeans, sweater and shirt from Urban. Orange shoe is mine, blue shoe belongs to my friend Sally.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Musings on Gender in Fashion Pt. 1

I've been thinking lately about androgyny and gender bending. Well, I've always been interested in the topic, but it came more to the forefront of my mind over break, when armed with a gift card from Urban I ended up spending it all in the menswear department. It's funny how in those stores there is a clear women section and a men section, and most of us keep to those sections. What makes an item of clothing male vs. female (I mean besides the obvious tailoring and cut differences)?

I think it's interesting that menswear is really trendy right now on women, but yet women's clothing is still extremely taboo on men. A prime of example of someone who says "fuck that" to those taboos is a friend named Khonsu (pictured below), who demonstrates that men look damn fantastic in women's wear. Khonsu and I attended high school together and I always thought his personal sense of style was daring, innovative, and completely original (everything I said fashion ought to be in my previous post, you'll notice).

So, why is it OK for a girl to wear her boyfriend's jeans, but not OK for him to slip on her dress? I think it's all on how we define femininity and masculinity. For a long time in history female roles and male roles in a community were different, but considered of equal value. Then a time went on things changed and women were seen as vastly inferior to men. It's only very recently that equality in gender roles has been advocated for. My suspicion is that when women act "masculine"* it's like dressing "up", dressing above one's station. When men act "feminine"* it's moving down in life, degrading. This is just my personal theory, made up on the fly. I'm interested to know what you guys think about this as well. I personally find androgyny to be sexy and incredibly interesting as a fashion choice, on both women and men. Are you a fan? Do you think the rules for men in women's clothing will change anytime soon? Do you wear anything that is ambiguously gendered? Gender identity really fascinates me, so I'm begging you for comments.

*I don't even want to begin to deconstruct what masculine and feminine really mean, gender roles, transgender, etc, so I put quotes to avoid all that, seeing as this post is epically long already.

Top Shopping

Every once in a while I allow myself to browse through the Top Shop store online and weep a little bit because I don't have money or a store close by. Here's some of the stuff I'd like to snag:

Eyelet Clutch Bag $65

Trim Tea Dress $90

Joseph Shoe Boots $135

Strawberry Studs $12

Leather Frill Clutch Bag $80

Would anyone be interested in weeping with me?

Also, there's this giveaway on You should check it out! There's this adorable pouch up for grabs!

xo, Alexi

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Different Clothes, Same Outfit

So I intended to do another post on my apres-Christmas bounty, but taking these I realized it's pretty much the same outfit as before. Tights? Check. High-waisted skirt? Check. Funky shoes? Check. I wear a high-waisted skirt with tights and a cardigan almost everyday (unless I'm wearing a dress with tights and a cardigan). On the one hand, it's always a good idea to have a simple go-to style for when you need to look stylish without putting a lot of thought in (ex. first week back at school). On the other hand, true style is all about innovation and originality, so clearly I need to shake things up. I'm planning a different kind of outfit for tomorrow, so we'll just have to see what you think.

Do you have a style or outfit that you use as your go-to? Any suggestions for what I should do to break up my routine? Are you a fan of classic style or do you tend towards the more shocking or contemporary? Let me know!

Also, a couple people commented in my last post about my collage. So here is Genny's 8 Step Guide to A Dorm of Style and Cheap Class
Step 1: Wait until the night before an exam or paper. Procrastination ADD energy is crucial.
Step 2: Purchase a magazine you read regularly.
Step 3: Make green tea. I recommend Tazo tea in Zen flavor
Step 4: Read magazine and drink green tea. Feel happy.
Step 5: Rip out cool looking ads, photo shoots, whatever
Step 6: Tape them to your walls. I prefer OCD straight lines (what is it with me and mental disorders, huh? Hint, I'm crazy), but you can also cut out images and make some real art, if you're so inclined
Step 7: Admire.
Step 8: You might want to consider starting that paper now. Or decorate another wall, it's your choice.

Urban shoes, tights, shirt, and skirt. Anthropologie sweater.

Genny, Looking Less Fly Than Alexi And Also Tired, But Still Pretty Good Looking, Or So She Likes To Think.

So I gots new clothes for the holidays, and lucky you, y'all get to be updated. I apologize for the weird poses and poor quality, I live in a closet sized room not at all set up for photoshoots. Target shirt, Urban outfitters skirt and tights, steve madden boots. Thanks to my mere for the skirt and boots!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Alexi Lookin' Fly

These are some super old pictures of Alexi (you can tell by the bare legs and lack of snowdrifts). She is clearly adorable and obviously the real talent behind this blog. Thus with this post I suggest we all reflect on why we all love Alexi. <3

P.S. I've totally forgotten what brands Alexi was wearing, maybe she can say in the comments.

To Hipster, or Not to Hipster?

OK, first off I'm sorry I've been MIA on this blog for so long, break lacked the fashion inspiration needed to properly post. Secondly, I have a profound and deeply ethical quandary I need our followers (27! Holy merde!) to weigh in on.

So this year I've gone around mocking anyone and everyone wearing fake glasses, that is until a friend of mine whose opinion I hold in the utmost respect proudly wore a pair, and looked adorable. Not only that, but she made me try them on, then flattered my ego to the point I purchased a pair and have tentatively worn them around town a few times. So here's my question: Are fake glasses just another charming accessory for the non-visually challenged, or are they fit only for pretentious wannabe hipsters?

I'm begging you, let me know, is my face more pleasing to the eye with glasses, or are they to
o magniloquent to bear?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globe Awards 2010

There were some gowns that I was very impressed and disappointed with last night. I tried to narrow this list down, so here we go! (just click the picture for larger images)
The ones that I didn't like so much were:

I was shocked by this Alexander McQueen gown. I'm a huge fan of Cameron Diaz and I was expecting something more flattering on her amazing body.

I like that Fergie chose an Elie Saab in this color, but this one sort of reminded me of junior prom...

I'm not gonna lie- this vintage YSL is lovely, but for the Golden Globes? I was expecting more from the woman who sat next to Paul McCartney.

I appreciate that Kate was going for a different with this Marchesa instead of sticking with something safe, but in the end, this dress was a bomb.

In my humble opinion- Chloe Sevigny's Valentino dress was the worst one there. Sorry.

The ones I loved:

I'm a big fan of Emily Blunt's Dolce and Gabana.

I'm not a big Maggie Gyllenhaal, but I have to admit that I was thoroughly impressed with her light coral Roland Mouret.

I've heard a lot of bad stuff about Sandra's Bogetta Vantena, but I was actually in love with its purple-ness! Maybe I'm just biased, because I love Sandra Bullock.

What can I say? Garner's Versace dress is just as classic as she is.

Felicity Huffman wore a beautiful nude outfit that she looked stunning in.

Hands down- my favorite of the night. I've never watched Glee, but I think Dianna Agron looked absolutely stunning. Perhaps it's a little boring compared to the other gowns of the night, but it's something I'd wear in a heartbeat.
xo, Alexi