Pattern Play

9.04.2012


Thrifted sheer blouse (loving these prints too), 
H and M leather shorts (last seen here), 
Dolce Vita platform sandals (also worn here), 
Marc Jacobs Crosby Sutton
Marc by Marc Jacobs hat, 
Ring from Lundeen's (LA), 
Mudd owl cuff.


Can you believe it's almost fashion week again? Which means the past few weeks I've subconsciously been looking for new, much-needed additions to my wardrobe, from statement clothing items to standout accessories. Lucky for us, stores are rife with sales right now, and deals are ripe for the picking. 

Despite the sales everywhere, I still love shopping at vintage and thrift stores. I spotted this sheer blouse at Buffalo Exchange the other day, and instantly fell in love. The pattern reminds me of sunshine bursting through the leaves of a tree; it's so playful and unique. Imagine my shock when I looked at the label to find out it was made by the Gap! And in my ongoing quest to expand my jewelry collection, I found this ring at a super cute giftshop in LA called Lundeen's. My older sister and I bought matching ones to remind us of our fun night out together.

What are your favorite, off-beat places to shop? And more importantly, what are your fashion week plans? Let us know if you're around and want to grab a drink! 
xL


45 comments :

  1. Yes def. have fallen victim to buy new items for my wardrobe and using the Fashion Week excuse. But then again I have been working on my fashion week wardrobe for ever now lol.

    LOVE the top! the print and colors are perfect. Also loving the purple nails.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  2. Perfect outfit! I wish I could go to fashion week!

    HippieChicPao

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  3. I adore your beautiful hair!!!

    http://itsnotjustanotherfashionblog.blogspot.it/

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  4. I love that you pick up new items from thrift/vintage shops! This outfit is perfect on you, I love the contrast of the sheer delicate blouse against the leather shorts. Flawless!

    Stephanie
    twenty-something

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  5. I am a major fan of sheer tops, and have wanted a pair of leather shorts for-eh-ver!
    This outfit is casual with a slice of badass!
    x
    www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  6. I love sheer tops and this is a gorgeous one.

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  7. really like the print on that shirt!

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  8. This look is fantastic! The sheer blouse is a real star!
    I'm also very curious about your the color on your nails. Care to share some details? :)

    Love,
    Jolien

    http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be

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  9. I can't believe that shits from Gap, it's so gorgeous! Ahh, you're so lucky to live in New York for Fashion Week! I'm beyond jealous! xx

    http://alicesstylenotes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. I'm a thrifter too! I would rather buy old/vintage than new! I love combing through the thrift store to find gems that no one else has!! BTW love your outfit && have fun at NYFW!!

    xx, alexia > In The Meantime

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  11. I am so jealous of where you live! And especially for fashion week! The outfit is fabulous, it does not seem to summery or fall-ish! Great job! xx
    Rebecca
    www.classynotclashy.blogspot.com

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE vintage & thrift shops! They are the BEST. One-of-a-kind items at great prices! I cant believe this blouse is thrifted, as it's TOTALLY FAB! LOVE this look.
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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  13. omg, i love your shorts!!
    so stylish!

    xo
    www.jiglycious.com

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  14. DArling cool look ; **

    www.live-style20.blogspot.com

    new post!!

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  15. Amazing outfit!
    Love your blouse. Great thrift find :)
    Vogue Villain

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  16. Awesome blouse!
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  17. Such a great find indeed-love how you paired it with the leather shorts and the hat. The ring is uber cool.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://notsopoisonous-ivy.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Digging this top and your description is awesome – sunshine bursting through leaves on a tree – love that!

    Sea and Swank

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  19. Love that ring - so cute that you and your sister have matching ones! Definitely following, would be awesome if you could check out my blog?

    www.secretsofafashiongirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Such a great look! Loving those leather shorts! Ahh I wish I was going to Fashion Week! Can't wait to see your photos!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  21. I love this top! this whole look this is great!

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  22. That top is gorgeous! I LOVE the metallic heels! :)
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com

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  23. great look! i adore it all!

    www.davonglisa.blogspot.com

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  24. Such a perfect look for Fall! Have fun at Fashion Week, there's one on where I live too, so I hope to check it out too :)

    Pop by and visit my blog Taken By Surprise! xx

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  25. Really want a leather pair of shorts - these are such a great style and shape!

    www.fashionablepeople.co.uk

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  26. Amazing outfit, I love everything! xx

    janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I love the top and can't believe it's from the Gap! That's seriously unexpected. I hope you're having fun at NYFW!!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  28. I'm so glad you introduced me to your blog... Your photos are always beautiful and the outfits amazing.

    Best Soffía
    http://www.secretthis.com/

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  29. The blouse was quite a bargain, and I love your ring!

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  30. I love the pattern on the blouse too! it has such a dreamy feel to it in my opinion. the hat and leather shorts are so cute with it too :)

    metallicpaws.blogspot.com

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  31. I'm kind of in love with the shorts!

    http://lavieenliz.com

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  32. Love your shorts! They look great on you and adding the hat really consolidates the look!

    -Josephina
    http://www.josephinacollection.com

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  33. I adore your hair! Love the shorts to!!

    <3 Denise

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  34. Gorgeous look!
    Love the top and ring!

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  35. Great outfit! The shirt is really interesting and so pretty, great accessorizing too :)
    Following your great blog on GFC!
    And thanks again for the sweet comment on my blog :)
    Maya
    www.archistas.com

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  36. I want leather shorts! Love them with the sheer top!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  37. Gorgeous outfit!!!! love everything! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  38. I love your shorts *.*
    See my blog and maybe we can follow each other, Chance to change

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  39. loving the shirt and the ring. they both kick ass!

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  40. omg so beautiful outfit.the shoes and the bag is amazing..Love you girls xxx

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