Saturday, July 12, 2014

Good Fortune

For ages I've wanted to show off an outfit involving this vintage, tie-front crop top. Figuring out what on earth to wear with it turned out to be a tricker task than what I bargained for. I tried it with high-waisted shorts, over a dress, with jeans and everything but the kitchen sink and nothing felt right. I almost gave up, verging on the brink of giving it away. But this accordion pleated skirt I picked up while thrifting one day quickly persuaded me otherwise. I tried it on together, and it was a winning combination. An old fashioned skirt is exactly what was needed to do this killer crop top justice. To avoid going too 40's/50's with it, I put my own glam-boho spin on the look using a turban and clog heels. The result? A retro, sassy gypsy ensemble♥

Also, I've came to the conclusion that I wanna stick with this background for my posts. The grayish/blue wall (the only non-beige wall in my house, mind you) I was using for my other outfits was repainted to looks like the others so bye-bye my old backdrop. But honestly, shooting outside kicks taking-photos-inside's butt: fresh air, better lighting, gorgeous vineyards= no competition.

Stripe Crop Top-  Vintage
Accordion Pleated Skirt- Thrifted
Jeffrey Campbell Clog Heels-Crossroads
 Red Headband- Second Hand
Brighton Belt- Thrifted
Aztec Necklace- Forever 21
Earring- Gift
All other jewlery is from fleamarkets or vintage

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nothing But Flowers

Since the beginning of time, the battle between stripes and polka dots has raged amongst civilizations across the globe. Actually, that's a total lie. With all the problems we have to deal with in the world, I can't think of anything more trivial than a heated stripes v.s. polka dots arguement. (has anyone ever gotten into one of those? Let me know if you have.) I myself love (and frequently wear) the two but polka dots have the winning edge if combined with a floral print. There's just something so irresistibly whimsy about polka dots and flowers paired together. And speaking of whimsy (or creepy- it's debateable) I've been into buying fake birds and gluing them onto everything as of late. I like to pretend I summoned them with song so they could become my little pets. Go ahead, judge me.

Floral Button Up- Second Hand
Polka Dot Leggings- Forever 21
Cream Lace Up Boots- Gift/Vintage
Chop sticks (hair)- Market
Bird Ring- DIY
Butterfly Ring- Party City
All other Jewlery is from fleamarkets/second hand

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In the Green Wild

 It had just hit me that a few days ago, Myrrhmaid's Hotel turned one! (I'm the worst parent of a blog ever for forgetting that.) Recently I re-read my first post to get a feel for what my original intentions with this blog were. I was surprised to find that where I am now is where I had set out to be. Whether I garnered one page view a month or thousands didn't matter to me. (although I'm super grateful for all of you guys that have stopped my blog and especially those who are avid readers.) Rather, I longed to showcase oufits I wore throughout my everyday life and the ideas, feelings, and thoughts that trod along with them. I wanted  a  force that would continously push me out of my comfort zone. I yearned to create a dreamy atmosphere that I could share with others, to connect with them and maybe brighten their day somehow. All of these aspirations have turned into reality thanks to this blog. Thanks to everyone who has been apart of this journey some way or another. It's been quite a year.Well, off into the wild for me...♥

Velvet Bralette- Miracle Eye
Multi Print Maxi Skirt- Flashbacks
Purple Roper Boots- Ebay
Flower Petal Necklace- Gift
All other jewlery is from fleamarkets or vintage

OH and P.S. I'm literally shocked that I have yet to do this but here's a picture of my kitty Merlin. He's a beautiful, lazy, watermelon-obsessed  prince you know.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Triangular Daisies

This look may be slightly more posh than my norm (what can I say- I'm a thrifted dresses and beat-up docs kind of gal) but I'm feeling much more down-to-earth than down-to-brunch. (Is that something posh people do? I'm so out of touch with the upper class.) I guess I've just been feeling really peaceful and grateful for everything God has sent my way lately. And while we're on the subject of gratitude, I'm super thankful for this gorgeous Moschino daisy blazer that managed to stumble across my path again after regrettably passing it up a year ago. Although I got a rare second chance to buy it, I now know better than to press my luck when it comes one-of-a-kind pieces.


Moschino Daisy Blazer- Vintage (Ritzy Ragz)
Pins and Needles Corset Top-Marshalls
Harem Pants- Second Hand (Ritzy Ragz)
 Chain Ankle Boots-Go Jane
Yellow Belt- Macys
Sunnies- Akira
Necklace- Vintage
Amber Ring- Vintage
Butterfly Ring- Party City

Friday, April 11, 2014

Starry Eyes

Ruffles, Bows and Pearls: All these elements are commonly seen as soft and delicate on their own yet have trailed into looks on the opposite end of the girly spectrum. Combine them together, however, and it's the ultimate recipe for a stereotypically twee get-up. Ultra sweet, dainty outfits typically aren't my cup of tea  but once in a while, I fancy the idea of dressing like I'm heading to a tea party. (Not that I've ever been to one- Do people still hold those? That's a thing that's too lovely to stop being a thing.)



Bow Sweater- Vintage (Ritzy Ragz)
Pearl Peter Pan Collar- Vintage (Ritzy Ragz)
Layered Ruffle Skirt- Crossroads
Ankle Kitten Heel Booties-Pink Avenger
Lace Scrunchie- Dollar Tree
Earrings- Vintage

Monday, March 24, 2014

Made Up Dreams

It wasn't until the other day that I realized how many velvet pieces I had hanging in my closet. Normally lighter, flowier garments lure me into splurging my money but I guess velvet has a special place in my heart. This is especially true for crushed velvet. I love how it catches light- definitely the most photogenic fabric for sure. While I usuallly wear velvet for more gothier/darker looks, I'm really into taking it into a different direction with a more bohemian, earthy vibe. ( Flowy earth-tone babydoll tank+ Crushed velvet leggings=Dreamier of a pairing than I thought. :'))

Tribal Print Babydoll Tank- Flashbacks
Crushed Velvet Leggings- Flashbacks
Ariat Roper Boots- Ebay
 Starfish Ring- Julie's Jewelry Store
All other jewelry is from flea markets or secondhand


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Song of the Storm

I sported this outfit sometime a couple weeks back during a brief storm. Dark neutrals tend to be the color scheme of choice for most people when dressing for so-called "gloomy" weather. Oddly, I'm the most energetic when overcast skies are out so I figured why not match my mood with a vibrant look? Also strange: I haven't been wearing earrings this often since I was ten. (Except now I'm wearing gold/turquoise/wooden ones and instead of dangly, plastic monkey ones. Although now that I think about it, those *do* sound pretty rad.)


Animal Print Coat- Second Hand
Orange Tights- Macys
Brown Ankle Boots- Borrowed
Embroidered Silk Scarf- Gift
 Turqouise Earrings, Bracelets, + Rings- Flea Markets/ Second Hand