June 28, 2012

Dining in Style

After a splendid camping trip,  my parents, Adam, and I went to a little train car diner on the way back home.  
Adam and Me!

As you can see, it's quite rad.  We got chocolate malts, potato wedges, and (of course) FRY SAUCE.  If you don't know what that is...well, you've obviously never been to Utah.  This diner is the absolute best and I feel like in in the 1950's.  To give you a little background, this diner is actually a real Streamline Moderne Art Deco Diner Car.  It started as a diner back in 1953 to 2006...it was called Tommy's Deluxe Diner:

Now it has been renovated, moved to Utah, and called Road Island Diner.  Literally, it's the coolest place ever.

So, as I was in this little heaven, I couldn't help but have sudden urges to find a swing dress  and turn up the jukebox as loud as possible.  Preferably listening to "Blue Suede Shoes" by Elvis Presley, and dance like a maniac.  My mood?:





Oh my god, I could just keep going.  If it weren't for all the sexism and racism, the 50s would be where I would want to be.  All the colors make me feel so happy.  The whole outlook on art after World War II seemed so refreshing and relaxed.  The slang that came out of this era is blast to hear.  Suburbia, poodle skirts, greasers, and ponytails were all born from this era.

Women like Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, and Elizabeth Taylor mesmerize me.  Their style. is. impecable.  Emulation to them, here I come!  Love, love, love!

What I would do to watch Dick Clark's American Bandstand!  Everything from this era was too aesthetically pleasing to be true!  So, listen to this, drink a chocolate malt, and dance my friends!


June 23, 2012

My New Hue

Here you go kids.  My room is looking spick and span with it’s new tone.  I believe I posted pictures of my old color a while back, but don’t even bother looking at it.  Imagine a lemon gets this lime and brings it back home.  They do hanky-panky and end up copulating.  Lime gets preggo and has little baby peace signs.  To sum it up?  NOT GOOD.  In fact, the garish colors made me anxious at all times.
To rid my anxiety, I decided to tone my walls down a bit hell of a lot.  To get precise the color is called “Niagra Falls”, what a fancy dancy name.  While painting, I listened to this 8tracks playlist, and wished I could put it on repeat for a lifetime.  It reminds me of the sky in Moonrise Kingdom

 When in all actuality, the color was inspired by gorgeous Juergen Teller Marc Jacobs ads.


 Shirt: Polo Ralph Lauren
Dress & Shoes: Thrifted

So, in admiration of this new hue, I raided my parents’ closet.  While looking though that (sometimes) dark abyss, I happened to come upon this pastel polo.  No, it’s not my mom’s.  I was expecting it to be a bit shorter, but hey, pajama length shirts work well too.  Not to mention, I felt a tad bit like Ebenezer Scrooge.
This dress and my peacock flats were finds at (yet another) thrift shop.  Oh, guess how much these shoes were.  No, really, guess!.........
ONE DOLLAR, MY FRIENDS.  Yeah, I bed yuh didn’t guess that.

Now, veering onto a whole new subject, I watched Tavi Gevinson’s TedxTeen talk today.  It’s so exquisite, and I don’t believe you have lived unless you see this.  She is the most eloquent/creatively minded person I’ve ever heard.  Watch. Now. 


P.S. I'm going camping tomorrow!

June 19, 2012

All Zipped Up

All pictures take by Adam!  They were taken atop a dilapidated water tower.  Not too safe I must presume...

Shirt & booties: Thrifted
Velvet skirt: Secondhand

I always get laughed at when I wear this shirt because people say, "Hey Quinn, that's some pretty easy access,".  And I say back to them, "Hey now! This is an industrial zipper, there ain't nothing easy about it,".  It's one of my favorite shirts, and the added zipper makes it all that much better.  I would have to say industrial zippers are one of my favorite ways to unique-ify a piece.  

I am completely obsessed with this skirt! As I was scuffling around my mama's closet, I stumbled upon this beauty.  The color reminds me of a wine connoisseur, sipping on a glass of merlot.  Okay, maybe not exactly like that.  It actually reminds me of wearing my little velvet Christmas dress as a little girl, kind of like this one:

I think I need more velvet in my wardrobe.  Olivia Harrison's new look inspires me so much!

Her soft velvet with badass heals make me want to jam out to a Silver by Nirvana.

I'm also inspired by Elle's "Sequin Collar & Velvet Circle Skirt" look:

The lace top+velvet skirt=perfection!  Speaking of Elle, I just ordered some new Palladium shoes.  The same ones she is wearing in this look:

I don't think you understand how insanely stoked on life I am right now.  These shoes are going to be the best!


June 16, 2012

Graveyard Ruffles

Listening to this 8tracks mix and writing a blog post is most definitely the highlight of my day.  Adam took these pictures (of me) while I edited them.  Team effort!

Shirt: Vintage JC Penney-thrifted
Dress: Kimchi Blue-thrifted
Booties: thrifted

All of these items were such lucky finds at THE SAME thrift store.  My favorite is definitely the shirt.  It’s a vintage JC Penney blouse.  It’s so much fun to wear because it has little sweatshirt-like ties at the neck.  Although, I usually play with them too much and they distract me from doing normal person things.  The whole “gothic choker-ruffles feel” is really getting to me at the moment.  I love wearing my shirts like this!
At first, this dress reminded me of a figure skater outfit, but then I realized it was way rad.  I know you can’t see it, but it dips down in the back and looks so cool.  The blue outline is so eye catching, and sets it apart from other dresses of its sort.

My second favorite part of this little outfit we have here, is the earrings.  I was rummaging around my mom’s jewelry box when I stumbled upon these fabulous treasures.  She keeps telling me the polish them because the “tarnish looks tacky”.  I completely disagree.  The tarnish makes them look even amazing-er.  Go old silver!
Also, this cemetery is the oldest graveyard in town and by far my favorite place to take photos.  It is where all of the miners were buried and they have the craziest stories.  All of the headstones are absolutely stunning, plus this place is secluded.  I hope it’s not bad luck to hang out at a graveyard, because, well, I’m screwed.



June 13, 2012


All photos by Adam.

Shirt: Cotton On
Skirt: Tart
Headpiece: Found on the side of a street...

There is such a story behind this post name.  It's referencing that thingamabob on my noggin.  Anywho, I was walking home with Adam a few weeks ago when I stumbled upon this lovely treasure.  Being myself, I stopped in my tracks, picked up this beauty, and popped it upon my head.  Let's say I received more than a few strange looks from people.  Also, yes, I do know this is a wreath.

I'm becoming so inspired by all of the blooming angiosperms.  The leaves are so green and the sun shines through them perfectly! I love summer so much.  And I'm just loving all the colors that are everywhere.  My inspiration?...

  Marc Jacobs "Daisy" ads:
Tavi Gevinson:

Purple pansies:

Remember to check out my Flickr and original photography Tumblr.


P.S. I'm convinced I look like a deer in picture number five.  Tell me if I'm wrong, but I am completely convinced.