Monday, July 30, 2012

Everybody's got a dark side. Do you love me, can you love mine?

This is my new floral halter top that I recently bought on eBay. The skirt is sheer and flowy, so I paired it with faux leather leggings and my spike studded pumps. Photos taken by CoriKiddo (

Sunday, July 29, 2012

I wish I knew then, what I know now

This teal and brown beaded tank is from Forever 21 and I paired it with my pink ruffle skirt by Candies and my brown Candies boots. The tank is absolutely gorgeous but the fabric likes to bunch in odd places and adds weight so it was hard to photograph without making me appear even bigger than I am. (My BFF Cori took these photos for me.) This is the first time I did a look with my new brown leather fringe can't see it super well in these photos so here is a close up of the bag. love it.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sweet Emotion

I have a collection of Aerosmith shirt new and vintage and this is my new favorite shirt, Sweet Emotion. I love how the top is a dark grey but has all that color on the Aerosmith graphic. I paired it with my new bight cherry red denim capris. The capris look pretty orange in the photos though. I also wore my spike studded heels.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Red Door

I paired the animal print maxi dress with my white blazer, gold choker and gold glitter heels. Is it weird that I haven't washed this dress since I met Steven Tyler and Joe Perry while wearing it? It's like I can't bring myself to wash least I haven't spilled anything on it and it doesn't smell bad. I think as long as those two things stay constant I will continue to not wash the dress. I'm such a little weirdo.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Don't be surprised if I love you for all that you are

This leopard print cardigan is sheer and has black shoulder pads and a black satin tie waist. I found this on eBay and bought it from a seller in China for $10. I wore it with this black dress with a black sequin belted waist. I've owned this dress for probably close to 10 years now and it is one of the oldest things in my wardrobe. I am wearing faux leather leggings and my brand new nude strappy heels.

Friday, July 20, 2012

I love them Bad Boys from Boston.

The tube top is an Aerosmith band shirt that has been made into a tube top with added yellow leopard print fabric added. I bought this fun top on etsy from someone who makes tube tops of the sort. The back of the top laces up. The top is rather short so I paired it with a higher waisted skirt. Since Steven Tyler being the lead singer of Aerosmith has those big luscious lips, I found it fitting to wear my heels with red lips on them!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Legendary Child

I found this cute colorful handkerchief tube top at Walmart of all places! It originally had 2 straps in the center of the top that tied around your neck..but I didn't like it and cut them off. Then I took one of those strap ties and tied it around my head! I paired this shirt with some denim shorts and completed the look with my colorful Steven Tyler style feather earring and some orange, pink, gold and brown beaded bracelets. For shoes I just opted for my multi-colored snakeskin gladiator sandals which I realize aren't pictured above but I'll post a photo of them below!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Pink sheer blouse

I bought this pink sheer blouse at a thrift store months ago and have never posted a look in it until now. I paired it with my white Candies blazer because I thought both pieces looked pretty together and I added the pearl and locket multi-strand necklace to tie them together. Then to make it a little edgier I wore faux leather leggings and my spike studded heels by Abbey Dawn.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cheetah After Dark

Alright so I just bought this new cheetah print lace cardigan on eBay and it came in the mail the other day. I paired it with my beige cross tank and these burnt orange boot cut pants that I have had for a while, but haven't posted a look in yet. I just love those pants! I'm wearing brown Candies boots with a heel and added a over-sized wood and brass cross necklace and some beaded bracelets to finish the outfit. (My BFF took shot these pics for me as she occasionally will...usually I use a tripod & my camera on a timer)

Me and my cat Cherry

Friday, July 13, 2012

Steven Tyler leaves American Idol

This post has nothing to do with fashion. So yesterday Steven Tyler officially announced that after 2 years of being a judge on American Idol, that he would not return as a judge for season 12. I wasn't exactly surprised by this news, and for the most part I am actually glad he will be once more focusing on Aerosmith 100%. But I will miss getting to see him on TV. I loved watching idol just to hear the crazy funny stuff he would say and then see people's reactions.

I also loved getting to see all the amazing outfits he would wear on the show. So I will miss seeing him every week on TV, but I am glad that I no longer feel like I have to watch American Idol. I was done with the show when Simon left, but once they announced Steven as a judge I kept watching because I love Steven Tyler.

Today Jennifer Lopez announced she is out too. I feel like American Idol is no longer about the best singer winning, but a popularity contest of what boy is most teen crushworthy that then will win. But I did enjoy the judges chemistry together, Randy, Steven and JLo got along so well. I loved them as judges together and Steven and JLo were like 2 peas in a pod.

I like them better together than Steven and his horrible fiance Erin Brady. The woman never looks happy or happy to be with him. He needs to find a woman that smiles and is happy to be with J Lo. Oh wells. (that's my little off topic rant.)

Back to American Idol and Steven & J Lo leaving...I will miss watching them, Steven was the only reason I still watched. Soooo, not watching it anymore.

This was one of my fave non-singing related moments on idol this season:

What a great moment. Steven didn't expect Joe to show up  and started tearing up. It makes me so happy that Joe showed up on Idol for Steven's B-day. Joe gave Steven a lot of crap for doing the show and they are at most times at odds with each other even though they love each other like brothers. So him showing up for Steven's b-day on American Idol was huge. So great.

I wonder what Idol plans to do now that Steven and J Lo are out... it doesn't look like the show will survive much longer.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Steven Tyler on Clothes & Fashion

Since Steven Tyler is one of my biggest inspirations in fashion, I thought it would be fitting to post an interview of him talking about his own fashion inspirations and how his look came about.

Steven Tyler’s Favorite Mistake: Blowing Money on Clothes

(Interview by Kara Cutruzzula April 9, 2012)

I’ve always gotten in trouble for doing what was in my heart. I grew up jumping out of the highest tree and diving off the highest diving board, and every year I climb up a couple more feet to get to the biggest thrill. It has gone from being on roller coasters to being in Aerosmith. Without thinking too much, I just jump.
So I’m very grateful for this favorite mistake: designing clothes with my designer Francine Larnis. All those early clothes in the ’70s were her designs and my designs, but that story has never been written.
My style started right in the beginning of the band in 1971 because it was all hippie stuff and I couldn’t afford anything. Francine suggested that we go to a fabric store, so I went with her and picked out this fabric and that fabric, and spent like $20 on seven yards of something I could never afford. We didn’t have any money at all—we didn’t even have money to eat back then. She had a sewing machine, and out of the goodness of her heart, Francine would design clothes for me. When Aerosmith did the next gig, I gave her the money that I made from that.
The clothes you see now started with that girl Francine, by me looking at her and going, Should I do it?, and her going, Why not? Early on, it wasn’t Mick Jagger—it was Janis Joplin who was my biggest influence. I always thought that who I am was inspired by Janis. She just was it. I saw her beads and bangles in the ’60s when hippies came into play, and I loved it. It was me taking what Janis did, wearing it as a boy, and saying, “I don’t care, it’s what I like.”
From that, it created a style. My daughter was saying, You’re not wearing that, are you? You look like a girl! My response was, You know what? Here it is, here I am. When I found a good shirt, I wore it to death until it turned into a rag, and I hung it from the mike stand. Then I turned that into a scarf, and that scarf turned into something else. At first, it hurt so much to think that someone might feel that it wasn’t cool, but I went, F--k it. I didn’t care what people thought. I think that came from my Italian core of not being a quitter and to just stay with it.
Later, the press would all say, Dude looks like a lady, and they wouldn’t know what to think, but my favorite mistake was taking a risk and designing those clothes with Francine. I always had doubts, but I realized early on that the greatest things are unknowns. It’s so beautiful to take a risk and find out later how it all turns out.

Monday, July 9, 2012

White Blazer

I found this white Blazer by Candies at Khols a few weeks ago. The Aerosmith concert tee is from their Global Warming Tour that I saw in Cleveland June 19th. I also have on a studded belt, black pleather leggings and studded suede boots.

I painted my nails like Steven Tyler always paints his... just for the fun of it.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

This top is a simple DIY creation I did specifically for Independence Day. The top was originally a long tunic but I shortened it and fringed it out. I paired the top with my white denim skirt because it is just simply TOO DAMN HOT outside to wear anything else. I wore the blue suede heels and a red bandanna to keep with the color scheme and to keep my hair off my face. I am wearing a red anchor necklace and 2 beaded necklaces I made wrapped around and worn as bracelets.

A before photo of the american flag top:

And here is after:

This is the purse I am carrying today:

This morning I went to our town's 4th of July parade with my mom. We usually go every year, but it was sooo hot out today and I was standing in the direct sun breathing in all that humidity. At one point I got dizzy and so sick to my stomach I thought I was going to throw up. I had to go squat in the shade and my mom bought a bottled water for me. The parade wasn't anything special this year, but I got to spend time with my mom regardless.

Tonight me and my best friend are driving up to Indianapolis to watch the fireworks downtown. The last two years we drove up for the Indy fireworks and they're really great. We will park in a garage as far up as we can then walk to the top and sit and watch the show. They launch the fireworks off the 3rd tallest building downtown Indy. It's a good time, I just hope it cools down a lot before then. Like I said, it's too hot.

Happy 4th of July everyone! Stay cool.