As I pretty much expected, I didn’t post at all while romping through Philadelphia with Britt this past week. Any time we travel we spend so much time immersing ourselves into the cities we visit, seeing every site, sitting in every park and trekking through every neighborhood scouting out the best coffee, beer and/or food in the area. We spend SO much time in the thick of it, there’s never any time left or energy left for documentation. We try and take a good photo here and there but we just spend so much of our time living and being present, it’s easy to forget. I’ve always been interested in daily blogging or even vlogging but I have such difficulty reminding myself to document it all! So, I had some hopes of staying active on the blog while I was gone but alas, I am who I am!
While it’s great to be able to look back on your life through photos and videos, it’s also really important to experience the now. BE PRESENT! Stop worrying about instagramming every day or snapping every moment, just live. With that being said, I don’t have the most exciting content to share on this post, but regardless here’s another OCT-OOTD tourist-style!
Navy blue American Apparel tennis skirt – I ended up wearing this nearly EVERY day and is quickly becoming a staple in my everyday wardrobe. Though we live in the mountains of North Carolina and have similar weather to the north, it was a bit chillier than expected when we first arrived in Philly and the weight of this skirt paired with basic black tights was perfect for the October chill.
Thrifted denim jacket with my “crying at the party” Stay At Home Club patch. Pretty much my favorite jacket these days.
DETECTED Skyrim t-shirt I snagged from an online shop over a year ago. The nerdiest t-shirt I own (not ashamed).
Yellow Kanken mini backpack with my cute little lace-kitty keychain Britt got me in Amsterdam. A small backpack like this is essential for travel, it goes with me everywhere.
HELLUR! Again! As you may or may not have noticed by the title, I’m going to try my hand at infusing a little EXTRA EXTRA into this blog this month, my very favorite month, with more activity chock FULL of outfit posts. Welcome to OCT-O-O-T-D #2! I’m not going to pretend like I’ll be doing this every day, because while I would LOVE to have the opportunity to share my outfits on the daily, that sadly would not be realistic for my busy/boring/but busy adult life. I will definitely be trying my best to post every other day or atleast every other-other day, that ok? Good. I also thought this would be a really good opportunity to see how often I repeat and remix certain pieces without actually devoting an entire post to it, ya know?
So, moving on to the actual outfit, I guess you may have caught on by now that I have a rather dark wardrobe but I LIVE for pops of color. One of my very favorite trends I spotted on the F/W runways this year were the bright opaque tights, always in the most unexpected colors that just made the look. These have already been a favorite accessory of mine so I have been jumping at the opportunity to incorporate them as much as possible! So, today I’ve got some neutral staples like my vintage lace up boots, thrifted blouse, black pleated skirt and black bowler hat with some bright yellow opaque tights (from Gap probably 6 years ago??) and some blue liquid lipstick. Yasss. Oh, and of course my black cat novelty bag for some spookfactor.
In other news, I’m heading to Philadelphia for a few days with my guy on Wednesday but I hope to continue OCT-O-O-T-D while I’m there, though the photos may be a bit less formal and more camera-phoney. We’ll see! Also, snapchatters out there, find me on snapchat at jackiezulli for more snips and snaps throughout the day of my animals and vegan food, mostly, if you’re into that sort of thing. Thanks for reading! ❤
Let me be the 15034283th person you see today to say I am SO happy it’s October! Pretty much everyone loves fall, I get it, but you really can’t say it’s all that mysterious of a concept… It is simply the best and I’m glad everyone loves it as much as I do. While I may not be sipping on PSL’s from starbucks every day (not vegan FYI!), I definitely go FULL ON FALL with my personal style. Bring on all the oxford shirts, knee socks and berets! (Let’s just pretend like I don’t actually wear those things year round, k?)
Point is, I have a bit of a 365/year fall fashion mindset so once October actually hits I finally wake up and feel JUST RIGHT. For me, this is when creativity is abundant, inspiration is everywhere, and life is sweet.
|Thrifted oxford, American Apparel navy tennis skirt, Clarks oxford heels, old beret and old f21 navy over the knee socks|
It’s been a while… SO long in fact that I’m another year older! Har-har. Had my 26th birthday on the 16th and I’ve had a great few days celebrating with friends and family. I thought it was time though I sat my butt down at the computer again and write something new, So here I am with yet another Slow Fashion OOTD. Only now in live action! I thought I’d mix it up a bit and make an outfit video. I’ve never done anything like it before so the entire process was a bit foreign and strange. Though, so was sticking my awkward self in front of a tripod at first to take outfit photos but I got through it! (Mostly).
It was an education but also a bit fun, so take a look and let me know if I should do more of these in the future. Thanks for reading (& watching)! ❤
//Hat//: thrifted black bowler hat
//Top//: 60s inspired cropped blouse I made myself
//Skirt//: cut from an old, damaged dress
//Shoes: vintage lace up boots I got from an antique shop years ago
//Bag//: thrifted vintage cross-body
//Accessories: Jaguar bracelet and gold rings are old, I’ve had them forever and the leopard collar clips I salvaged from an old dress.
Are you tired of seeing handmade clothes yet? Hope not, ’cause I’m not sure I’ll be stopping any time soon! Inspired by so many runway trends, I felt drawn to the idea of a new dress featuring a black and gold star print. With fall soon approaching I also wanted to incorporate velvet. Combine that with a silly yet unavoidable desire for a proper sailor collar and we have this! Again, I have already put together so many outfits with this dress I could barely decide on one. Today I settled on this thrifted red bowler hat and my old red swedish hasbeen clogs. These are a summer-time favorite for me so I’ve been consciously squeezing them into my wardrobe lately before it gets too cold!
As for the dress itself, I chose this print from a fabric store (who am I, right?) but I did make use of repurposed fabric for the lining as well as the dark velvet ribbon I used as the necktie. It turned out nearly exactly as I pictured it and I can not wait to really put it to use this autumn with dark tights, pea coats and booties! Oh the possibilities!
|Bowler hat – thrifted, cherub pin – belonged to my late grandmother, dress – handmade – clog sandals – Swedish Hasbeens|
So when I originally planned this outfit and decided to blog about this dress, I thought I’d offer up two different ways I’d style it. A more playful, summer-time fun look like you see here, and also a more classic, romantic approach. I really wanted to emphasize how versatile this little cotton fit & flare is… but once I got outside in the summer heat and got my day started, I just COULD NOT fathom the idea of changing! It suited my mood and intention for this day so perfectly I simply couldn’t do it. So, perhaps I’ll do a “remix” of sorts with this dress some time in the future, but as for today, here we have it!
I really wanted to keep it simple and fun. Pulling out a fun novelty bag and a bright pair of sneakers is a great way to really dress down a look. I’ve already worn this dress a handful of times since making it last week and I absolutely love it. I’ve been practicing my sewing and construction A LOT and I finally felt comfortable to really take control and start designing (slightly) more complicated details. I am such a sucker for a dramatic collar so I just knew my time had come! I threw in an oversized pointed peterpan collar with a sailor back and sewed in a black satin bow tie, because, hello. The fabric is from vintage bedsheets I thrifted a few weeks back, along with these great high top red converse. Last but not least, my black cat bag is making an appearance! I foresee myself using this A LOT more in the coming weeks/months, but I couldn’t resist infusing a little fall vibes in there. It is, after all, my birthday month and the beginnings of my very favorite time of year! ❤
Hooray, I almost didn’t make this in time for August but voila! I have a new brand to share with you all for this ol’ LookBook Love series: Meet GOLDEN PONIES. A Mexico-based shoe & handbag company providing you with handmade, customizable footwear at a highly affordable price.
Biba Mary Jane Heels
Biba Glitter Mary Jane Heels
Marianne T-Bar Heels
With most styles offered between only $30 – $50, looking through the GoldenPonies website is a little TOO much fun. They have everything from brogues to ankle boots, all handmade to order and with a great variety of customized options. I have GOT to get my
hands on a pair of the adorable Biba Glitter Mary Janes heels (found pictured above in an adorable hot pink) and I’m like, pretty positive these black and white monk strap flats (pictured left) were created with ME in mind. Love them! The simple, classic designs matched with their unique choices of fabrications and colors make them the PERFECT accessory for a vintage-inspired wardrobe. I love that they offer classic neutrals alongside more daring and unique colors, like their holographic and glitter options. You can still get that great vintage-inspired shape with a little modern twist.
Of course my favorite part about this brand (which probably goes without saying if you have been following along for any length of time), is the ethical piece. While they may have a pretty unbelievably fair price tag, these are truly handmade to order and if you’re a vegan in need of some more options, they have tons of styles completely free of animal products. Leather is used in some of the styles and you can of course find more details on the materials used through each individual listing on their Etsy page , but overall this is a great resource for unique, vintage-inspired vegan footwear (for vegans and non-vegans alike!)
So go ahead and check out this awesome brand, either at their Etsy page or their website! When I finally narrow down my choices I’ll be making my first purchase here soon, so look out for a review hopefully some time soon! ❤