Ikat take back

Friday, April 29, 2011

This Ikat tunic from last summer takes on a second life for this spring, when tucked into a fitted H&M skirt.

To Steal a Muse

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Back when I was acting, I remember someone once told me that artist's are the biggest thieves. Quite simply, we all "steal" inspiration from one another on a constant basis. Enter: my current blogger muses.
I just found this gorgeous gal via another blog, and I'm so glad I did! She's genius at layering and putting together such creative, yet uniquely different outfits on a daily basis. She's a chameleon depending on her mood - big fan. She constantly gets my creative juices flowing on items I already have in my own wardrobe!

What I have: Leather shorts & leather jacket
What I need: Sexy white henley tee & delicate pointy heels

What I have: Scarves and stripes & a too-big trench I'll alter into a vest with the help from my partner over at Secondhand Star
What I need: Cuffed Khaki shorts & a denim shirt

Muse #2: Taylor at Sterling Style
Taylor inspires me everyday. She's the quintessential girl next door, but with her glamorous blonde locks, and fearless attitude (she was recently laid off so she decided to start her own business), she can instantly switch to a major siren, should the mood happen to strike her. Here, she makes menswear chic so effortless!

What I have: Black wide leg trousers, vintage belt & clutch, an assortment of fedoras & wooden sandals.
What I need: Denim shirt, damn it.

Muse #3 Kelly at The Glamourai
Um. No words for this gal, really. She's that fabulous. I only recently began to delve into her site going backwards... her stylish musings on fashion, art, and her surrounding world make me want to be my best artistic self (a challenge on most days) in so many ways.

What I have: Several similarly shaped dresses (this shape really works on my body), patent leather belt and interesting clutch.
What I need: Giant statement necklace, and her hair! Kidding. I wish. But on a hunt for that necklace!

Muse #4 Rumi at Fashion Toast
I did a stint in fashion marketing last year and that's when I was first introduced to the infamous Fashion Toast blog. My co-worker at the time showed me her site and stated that Rumi "really bugged her" but that she was one to keep up with anyway. This made me laugh because I felt like we were in high school again, where the equally-as-pretty but not as popular girl talked smack about the one we all wanted to be like. Anyway, I instantly fell in love. Her hippie couture makes me feel like a total wanna be (see? high school again.) but I adore her just the same. Bonus: her photography is off the hook. No other blogger does it quite like Rumi.

What I have: Pretty much all of it.
What I need: The balls to wear it all together.

(Below #1)
What I have: Leather shorts, vintage blouse, and massive heels.
What I need: Long black sweater.

(Below #2)
What I have: None of it.
What I need: All of it. Oh, and those balls again.

60's Vintage Skirt/Ruffle Top

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I was accused of being rather sixties when I turned up in this skirt, but by God if that's not a total compliment to someone like me! (Mad Men.... come back! How we miss you so!)

Skirt - Vintage
Ruffle Top - Forever21 via Clothing Exchange 
Shoes - Steve Madden
Earrings - Forever21

Current online love...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Calypso Venice Beach Living lookbook (I just got this crossback dress in pink!)

Vintage inspired styles on sale at Hautelook right now! 

How Jouer Cosmetics (my new cosmetics crush) showcases looks of the season and translates it into makeup. 

Dying over their Jouer Lip Enhancer that I cannot stop swiping over my lips! It makes them feel like you've just been kissed. 

Like... a really GOOD kiss. 

Giveaway! Vintage Gold Purse (closed)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hi ladies! I mentioned here that I'd be giving away this precious little beaded clutch, so here goes!

At the risk of sounding a bit dramatic (and I'm fully aware that at times I can be...) I feel like one of my mission's in life is to show my fellow fashionista's that looking fabulous does not have to cost a ton of money.
And so I created a passion project called Secondhand Star  based exclusively on this idea. If you haven't become a follower of Secondhand Star yet, please do! That's all you have to do for a shot at winning this purse. (And for daily updates on how to look fab via thrifted & vintage fashion!)

Every single item I'm wearing in this post is thrifted and vintage.  So head on over to Secondhand Star to get more of the same, see more pix of this look ~ and for your shot at winning this purse!

With love,
T xx

To be eligible for drawing:
  1. You must be a follower of November Grey ~ (if you are already a follower, let me know!)
  2. Become a follower of Secondhand Star via gfc or bloglovin', then comment back here at November Grey with your entry and email address!
  3. For an extra entry "Like" Secondhand Star on Facebook

Open to US submissions only
Contest ends 4/29/11 at 10pm PST
Winner will be drawn randomly & announced by 5/4/11


Thursday, April 21, 2011

I was a little girl alone in my little world who dreamed of a little home for me. 
I played pretend between the trees, and fed my houseguests bark and leaves, and laughed in my pretty bed of green. 
I had a dream 

That I could fly from the highest swing. 
I had a dream. 

Long walks in the dark through woods grown behind the park, I asked God who I'm supposed to be. 
The stars smiled down on me, God answered in silent reverie. I said a prayer and fell asleep. 
I had a dream 
That I could fly from the highest tree. 
I had a dream. 
Now I'm old and feeling grey. I don't know what's left to say about this life I'm willing to leave. 
I lived it full and I lived it well, there's many tales I've lived to tell. I'm ready now, I'm ready now, I'm ready now...
To fly from the highest wing...
I had a dream

Images via

American Apparel Riding Pants & some bling

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sometimes a little bling, with a super simple outfit is all it takes. Vintage, of course.
So I pulled out this exquisitely detailed beaded gold clutch that I found via thrift months ago. I paid a little more than I normally would for this beauty (which is still mere pennies to most mortals) but I kept trying to walk away from it and I simply could not.  It's just so stunning!
Seriously, I'm not even sure if these pictures do it justice. 
(And these American Apparel Riding Pants have become a serious staple lately...)
Anyway, the bag - it's in mint condition and truly lovely, and since celebrating my one year blogging anniversary, I'm just feeling so gooey inside for all my devoted readers, who keep lifting me up and making me smile on a daily basis, that I just can't help but want to keep giving things away!
Check back in Friday to find out how to win this clutch!
I adore you all from head-to-toe! Don't let anyone ever steal your joy, because you help bring me mine in so many ways.
Happy Wednesday! xx

Shirt - H&M (also worn here )
Riding Pants - American Apparel
Purse - Vintage (also seen here)
Booties - Aldo
Earrings - H&M
Bangles - Various

Winner! Vintage Skirt!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


You're the winner of the vibrant orange vintage skirt
Thank you so much to everyone who entered, and for the continual support of November Grey, my fellow fabulous bloggers, and my passion project Secondhand Star!  It means the world. xx

Look for another giveaway happening at the end of this week! 

Images via We heart it
Winner was selected via Random.org  

A Clothing Exchange... behind the scenes!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Here's what I got rid of: 
Stuff I NEVER wear. 

Here's what I walked home with: 
A striped mini dress
Black wide-leg trousers
Two adorable beaded necklaces
A vintage silk top
A handful of brightly colored cardi's