Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Rise


I found this amazing 90's Liz Claiborne top on my thrifting adventure with Lauren. It's definitely not my usual style, but the print was simply too weird (see also: awesome) for me NOT to purchase it. Especially on a 50% off day. I struggle buying shirts because they're so expensive. To me, I could buy two dresses for the price of a top. So, I have a very limited range of shirts, but I've been on a mission to find more.

I have about four hairstyles: high bun, slouchy hat, messy curls, and a beehive. Figured it's about time I showed more than two hairstyles around here. The beehive is one of my favorites and easiest looks to pull off. My hair is surprisingly wonderful at being teased and staying insanely large.

Tonight, Rachel and I are hosting a clothing swap. It's been a few months since I've been to one and I need some new clothes. We had to switch the date and a lot of people now can't come, so we'll see how it turns out, but either way, free and new to me clothes!

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Outfit Details:
Top: Liz Claiborne (thrifted)
Skirt: Swapped
Shoes: UO (via Gabriel Brothers)
Belt: Forever 21
Cardigan: Dorothy Perkins (Given to me)
32 comments on "The Rise"
  1. This top is fantastic, I love a good weird print!! I struggle to find tops too, but it's because they never fit properly.
    Your hair looks fantastic all teased and behived!!

  2. I love the bouffant/beehive on you. So mod!

  3. You look so posh. Love the beehive and this outfit is killer. I have a hard time buying tops too. They're just not as exciting as skirts and dresses haha.

  4. This top is incredible and I'm so jealous you thrifted it. I have the same problem; I always buy dresses so I'm really limited on tops. And, um, this hairstyle on you. SO CUTE.

    Also, wishing I was in your area (always) so I could go to your clothing swap!

  5. i had never noticed you wear your hair the same a lot.. but I always wear mine the same and just someone having it down to me is impressive haha. i LOVE that top, super funky but awesome for sure. it's like the ultimate funky patterned hipster top but you dressed it up w/ the skirt and heels for a non-hipster, super original look. love this! and good luck on the swap, sounds like an awesome thing to organize!
    Cuddly Cacti
    Mitla Moda

  6. That top is so awesome! I can't resist a weird print either. I would've snatched this up immediately. I'm right there with you about tops too. I've made it a mission to search for more shirts because I'm always drawn to dresses. I want all the dresses! But then I'm left with like 8 shirts to remix with all the billions of skirts I have.
    Also, I love your big bouffant here. I always feel so good when I have my hair all big like that. I need to do it more often!

  7. I love that you brought the beehive back! It's one of my favorite hairstyles on you. I think this was a great thrifted find and I'm with you on buying tops, it just doesn't seem practical. Good luck with the swap tonight, I wish I could attend something like that :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  8. Your hair! I love it!!! And that first picture is gorgeous

  9. so sad i couldn't make it today, i hope it went well! love your beehive! xo

  10. This top is FANTASTIC!!! I love the funky license plates on it! And I can't wait to see more of this hair on the blog--it is so pretty! And, not to keep gushing endlessly, but I love your skirt as well! Hope you had fun at the swap!

  11. I love this print blouse! Such a bold belt too, its awesome :)
    Plus, your coral heels are such a pretty touch

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  12. Your hair looks gorgeous pulled back like that! Fantastic find with the blouse, I love the print! A clothes swap sounds amazing, looks like I'll be mentioning something to my gal pals this week! Haha

  13. Love this one so much. So pretty! Yer hair is absolutely, utterly perfect.

  14. Obsessed! Love everything about this outfit and these pictures! Gah. Love your hair like this too and hope all goes well with the clothing swap! I haven't been to one in over a year, and that is certainly not good, I need to organize another one.


  15. Love this outfit, what a sweet print! Yours outfits remind me of Gossip Girl, which I <3 so much :D!

    <3 Megan

  16. I collect 90s Liz Claiborne! Love her blouses!

  17. This is definitely one of my favorites of your outfits! The lighting is perfect and I'm dying over this gorgeous top!

    Xo, Hannah

  18. Love it, girl! So sorry I missed the clothing swap... I passed out hardcore after my race :(

  19. Holy moly what a find! I struggle buying shirts too and am always hunting down printed one likes this at the thrift. Anyhow - love your hair especially and this outfit has to be one of my favorites of yours :-)

  20. Finding shirts is so hard. That is a great print and a wonderful find.

  21. wow this is my favourite outfit of yours. it is stunning. every piece is incredibly beautiful

  22. your blog is so cute! i adore that you have such ohioan pride and your license plates top is very unique and vintage quirky.

    'ello from columbus,
    pandaphilia fashion

  23. Another clothing swap, I'm so jealous!!! That would be awesome and I wish I could come. I have quite a bit I'd like to donate if I could =)
    Have fun!


  24. This is probably one of my favorite looks that I've seen on you! Love the blouse and the cardigan, and your hair looks phenom!

  25. This top is so great and I love how you styled it! I am the EXACT same way about buying tops- I'd much rather be spending money on dresses. I thrift most of my blouses because $5 seems way more reasonable to me ;)

  26. That top is seriously AWESOME. I'm a little jealous ;) And I love your hair blonde and in a beehive! So cute. Wish I could come to these clothing swaps...they always sounds so great.

  27. Oh man, that is the coolest shirt ever! What a great find! I love how you dress it up with your skirt and spectacular beehive!


  28. Best shirt ever! Love it, but I know what you mean about how pricey shirts can be. I'm always looking for a bargain though!

    x Gi

  29. SO, honesty time: I'm not sure how but I wasn't following you on Bloglovin' .. and your blog totally fell off my radar. I'm so sorry, I suck! I'm so glad to have you back in my reader. :D

    Anyway, YOUR HAIR - it's blonde and awesome. I love it! And that print is so fun!

    I hope your clothing swap went well!!

  30. This outfit is really, really cute! That shirt is adorable :) I love those kinds of finds at the thrift store.

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly


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