Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Spring Staple

Hello beautiful people! It's Dus of Cuddly Cacti here again (I know, that was soon, hopefully you're not sick of my face ; ). I also realized that I am wearing the same woven belt in this post as my last, so now I really have to apologize for the repetition, although this time at least I'm wearing it as a headband instead of a belt. And hey look, I made a spring-y outfit instead of fall. This gorgeous emerald dress from Hannah has been quite popular with the Flock Together crew, and I can certainly see why.


I'm always amazed when the same dress seems to fit so many of us differently-sized ladies perfectly, and absolutely love how everyone's personal style shined through in these stylings. Click on their names below to head over and check out more of their looks. Oh, and have a lovely weekend please!

P.S. I think these huaraches will be my spring/summer staple. Do you have any staples already?

Hannah | Jen

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Outfit Details:
Dress: Borrowed from Hannah
Headband & Bracelet: Mitla Moda here 
Actual woven belt: vintage (thrifted by my hubs for me : )
Necklace: Vintage, gift
Tote bag: Gift from Teal Annie
Huaraches: Vintage, Adrian Loves Owls' closet shop

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Favorite Striped Outfits

Hi there!  It's Ashley of Southern (California) Belle and I wanted to show off my love for stripes.  I'm fond of all prints actually, but I feel that stripes are so versatile.  So I opened up my archives and I posted some of my favorites.

As you can see, I have many, many striped pieces!  It's a great print to mix with others or to wear alone.  What's your go-to print?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

READER REMIX: Priya of Perfectly Priya

hi there, I'm Priya, reporting to you live from perfectly Priya Priya I'm so excited to be with you on Flock Together today! I love following along with these lovely ladies to see their unique styles swap and interact. The Flock Together bloggers consistently inspire me to try something new!

with that, I present to you a remix: of my beloved "sweatskirt." when I considered pieces for this remix, I realized that my previous remixes typically centered around a basic item, like a jean jacket or brown boots. my sweatskirt is definitely more on the quirky, statement side. when I bought it, the reasoning behind it was "I can wear sweats anywhere now and no one will even notice." and with the recent upsurge of "dressy sweats", a sweatskirt is right on trend. I haven't been brave enough to try the full-on sweatpants to work look, but my sweatskirt is my secret attempt. bonus: I've now styled it in each of the four seasons. let's take a look, shall we?

 photo IMG_0120_zpsa1f435a2.jpg for fall: this was my first attempt after the initial new purchase excitement and subsequent styling woe freak-out. I was still in college, where wearing sweats to class is commonplace; but I loved that these sweats had a classy twist. I settled on the workhorse in your closet & mine, a chambray shirt. I love the combination of these fabrics together, and would definitely wear this again for a casual weekend look. also, hello bangs!  photo IMG_1581_zps44805b34.jpg for winter: I went with some funky layering here, which in retro, not digging the silhouette all that much. but when you're a California girl dealing with snow for the first few times in your life, multiple shirts are the only solution. I borrowed this lacy top from my roommate and was excited to wear it. looking back this may have turned out best with just the lacy top. anyway, fashion is constantly about trial & error!  photo IMG_2885_zps56d27f7b.jpg for summer: sweats are sporty as is, and the baseball cap + tennies combo set off the athletic aspect even more. the floral pattern of my shoes and the chunky necklace re-enforced some girly elements that kept it from being too Sporty Spice (though, for the record, she was my patron saint SpiceGirl.) I loved this outfit!  photo IMG_4609_zpsb6c41cb7.jpg for spring: for my final installment of my sweatskirt, I wanted to go as "glam sweats" as possible. after extensive research (via Pinterest) I realized I needed a girly blouse, heels, and a statement necklace. so I literally found the girliest blouse I have, balanced it with some kitten heels for work, and a chunky chain that wasn't too overwhelming for the busy print. love how this turned out.  photo sweatskirtremix_zps5313790e.jpg and there you have it, a sweatskirt for all seasons! since this skirt is as comfy as it is versatile, I'll keep on rockin' this party eight days a week.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Orange Crush

Hello, Marisa here today bringing you one cheery swap of a dress from Sammi.  As far as orange goes...or orangey-red for that matter, I don't own any of it at all.  In fact, it's a color that I tend to shy away from because it's so in your face, but after prancing around in this bowed-beauty, I couldn't help but completely crush over it.  I was even lucky enough to stumble across a dress in the exact same shade at Goodwill the day I wore this one, and so of course I snagged it up!   Anyhow, as it was rainy and a bit cold I decided to layer this baby up with a floral collar blouse and my denim jacket.  I do believe wearing the brightest of bright colors does make a rainy day a billion times more cheery.  

Sammi kept it simple and summery and wore it with the cutest little red shoes.  And as for me, this wasn't my first go-around with this dress either.  I previously dolled it up with my polka dot tights and gold heels to celebrate my son's birthday.  

That's all for now darlings!  Wishing you one bright and cheery weekend!
Love Bunches, 
Outfit Details:
Dress: swap via Sammi // Blouse & Shoes: UO // Jacket & Hat: Target // Bag: Vintage // Tights: Hue

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jana of Small Town, Big Smile!

Hey all! I’m Jana, one of the newest members of Flock Together. I’ve been following the Flock Together ladies for a while now, so becoming a part of the group is definitely something I’m thrilled about! I’m a 32 year old Marketing Assistant from New Brunswick, Canada. That’s right, where the seasons are: Summer, Almost Winter, Winter, and Still Winter, so be prepared for lots of remixes that involve layers and tights year-round!

My blog, Small Town, BigSmile!, is named pretty literally. I’m from a very small town in northern New Brunswick, and although I moved around for several years after graduating high school (attended UNB in Fredericton, studied Interior Design in Montreal, and worked in furniture retail / Interior Design in Ottawa), I ended up coming back, which I never thought I would do.  After finding a job I love, I decided it was time to settle down, and bought my forever home (our neighbours are horses!), met the man of my dreams who I’m about to marry, and we have our little family of three fur kids (who love to photobomb my blog photos). All of these items gives me pretty good reasons to have a big smile on my face!

I started blogging quite some time ago as a means to keep in touch with friends and family.  It was more of an occasional journal at the time, with photos and happenings.  In the past few years, I switched it to a style blog.  Being in such a small town, my style stands out quite a bit from others.  I found other bloggers who were style-inspiration for me, and decided that a style blog would be a good means to force myself to make a conscious effort into remixing my wardrobe, and thinking outside of the bubble.

My style definitely pulls from the1930s to the 1960s, mixing retro with vintage. It’s rare you’ll see me in pants unless it’s when we’re on the motorcycle, and even then, I try to find a way to bring my style into practical items for biking. I’m easy to spot with a very sparkly retro style helmet that quite resembles a bowling ball. But don’t let the motorcycle and tattoos fool you, I’m a girly-girl through and through. I love fit & flare dresses, novelty prints, frills, lace, florals…  I love flowers in my hair, and pretending a floppy hat is an umbrella. I’m also addicted to teacups, mint green, twirling, and most things vintage. 



Monday, April 14, 2014

Here Is Where I Want To Be

Happy Monday!  It's been a little while but I'm happy to be posting here on Flock Together again.  Today I'm styling Lisa of Lalafauxbois' pretty mint dress.  I don't own very many pieces (if any) with a Peter Pan collar so I was ready to try something new.  Lisa has such a pretty wardrobe and I couldn't wait to lose enough baby weight so I could borrow something of hers!





Dress- Swap with Lisa
Shoes- Forever 21
Headband- Etsy
Bracelet- Gift
Belt- Forever 21

Not going to lie, the dress was a little tight in the bust but I still had fun wearing it.  The weather out here in southern California has been in the 90's so this dress was a perfect pair with minimal accessories.  I chose a pink belt because everything goes well with pink ;)


Lisa looks so cute with her printed tights and cardigan!  I'm also pretty sure we have the same boots.  To see the details on her outfit, click on her picture above.  I love how she styled this particular dress and I look forward to "shopping" in her closet in the future.



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Paper Hero

I've been looking forward to posting this! The photos are from a while ago and I've since chopped off my hair, but I'm happy I finally get to share it with you. It's one of my all-time favorite Flock Together dresses. A huge thanks goes out to the lovely Sammi for lending it to us.

One of my co-workers at my last job actually had this dress, and I was so jealous because I just loved the fun print. It has a retro comic book inspired design featuring a woman sewing (one of my hobbies, actually) and accompanying cheeky captions. It also has an open back and a great silhouette. It's sold out (aww), but the designer, Folter, has a few newer styles with similar prints (here and here).

I styled it with a tan belt, a bright coral red lipstick (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in "Harlot"--seriously amazing; opaque and long-lasting!), black tights, red ballet flats, and of course, my crazy 2D Jump From Paper bag. It only seemed fitting.

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Outfit Details:
Comic print fit-and-flare dress (Folter; borrowed from Sammi | similar here and here)
Tan elastic belt (came with another dress)
Orange 2D comic cartoon crossbody "Cheese" bag (c/o Jump from Paper)
Black tights
Red leather ballet flats (Le Bunny Bleu)
Bright coral red Lip Tar in "Harlot" (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics)

Sammi | Hannah

I like how Sammi's bold cobalt blue shoes go with the bright colors in the dress, as well as Hannah's classic take with black tights, Jenna's styling for winter, and Katie's vintage-inspired look. Be sure to visit their posts (links are under their respective photos) for more photos and details of what their wearing.

You can visit my blog for more style and beauty posts.
How would you style Sammi's awesome comic book dress?

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