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Thursday, January 30, 2014

I Dream of Shoes : Jeffrey Campbell Pizza Hi-Top Platform Sneakers

What do you get when you take your love of pizza and put it into shoe form? The Jeffrey Campbell Pizza Hi-Top Platform Sneakers! These are making me hungry, mmmmm! But seriously, these are sorta ridiculous, but I believe the pizza applique comes off and then you've got a pretty awesome pair of striped platform sneakers. Pizza or no pizza, I would like a pair on my feet, please!

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Cemetery Scene : Rockin' Bones

I took advantage of Rockin' Bones cyber Monday 50% off sale that took place after Thanksgiving back in November. I bought the Cemetery L/S Top in a large (I wanted it to be oversized) and I ordered the Cemetery Mini Skirt in the 16 inch length. I am happy to report that I love the cotton shirt, the silk screening is awesome and washed up great! On the other hand, I am sad to write that I am extremely disappointed with the Cemetery Skirt. Due to the heavy silk screening on the cotton skirt (similar to the one I'm wearing) it doesn't allow it to stretch and I can't even put it on. I hate to ever speak ill of an independent company, yet this one was a total miss. *Sad face* I think I will turn the skirt into a patch.

I was digging around in my closet and I keep going back and forth on whether I want to get rid of my old creeper boots. Since it makes me sad to think I've been ignoring these beauties, so I pulled them out of the closet and am actively putting them back into the rotation. They are a little stiff, but hopefully I'll finally get over the pain I experience in the back of my heels, which is probably why they get banished to the closet for long periods of time. Trying to break in boots that are 10+ years old may not be a good idea, but I'll give it the ole' college try....again. Hehe!

I'm wearing a giftmas present from Derek which are the pewter bone hoops by Martha Rotten. I know I've mentioned Martha Rotten on the blog before, so I'm excited to have some of her pieces added to my collection. I have my eye on the Sister Rotten necklace, Bone Stretch Bracelet and Cross Necklace.
Oh accessories, how I love thee!

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kitsch Picks : eShakti

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I've seen eShakti mentioned around the blogosphere, but never really dove into their website to see what they have to offer until now. I like that you could customize their clothing and that they offered a wide variety of sizing from 0-36W. I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of items that were very cute and had great customizing options like; adding sleeves or changing the length of hem lines. I am impressed and I forsee an order in my future!

Have you shopped with eShakti?

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Monday, January 27, 2014

Swing Dance!

Derek looking dapper in his (ridiculous) purple suit that we got 
from a thrifting adventure. He always looks great!

One activity that Derek and I like to do is go to The Next Generation Swing Dance which is held once-a-month at the beautiful Hamlin House in Buffalo. Though we don't always join in every month, it's a nice excuse to get dresses up and put on our dancing shoes!

We're not very good swing dancers by any means and we really need to take some lessons, but it's fun to both be confused on the dance floor when Derek doesn't really know what he's doing and I'm trying to follow. Basically we just laugh at each other the whole we're out on the dance floor. Excellent date night!

I didn't get any shots of my outfit as I was feeling uninspired due to the cold and a chance didn't arise to snap a decent photo, but I snapped a few photos of my hair as I haven't done a good roller set in a while. For this hair style I used a big barrel curling iron as my trusty (and old) 1 1/2" curling iron died upon plugging it in! My hot rollers died a while ago, so I had to make due with my 2" curling iron for my whole head. I was up for the challenge.

Tools of attack!

My hair was a little messy, but I didn't do too bad!  My hair has been so short with the mohawk style that trying to a vintage-inspired style just wasn't in the cards. Now with my hair becoming longer, I have more hair to play with and it's fun to mess around with it once more. I like the way I styled my hair around the shaved side as it creates the look of having one side 'pulled back', though there is just no hair there! Hahaha!

Though my hair appliances are dying, now I have a good excuse to buy a new curling wand and give myself big, big hair! *A gal can dream*

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Thursday, January 23, 2014

I Dream of Shoes : Notion by Fluevog

Damn me for checking my email spam folder and then clicking on the email from Fluevog about 'things on sale'. Damn it! I loved the Notion flats when they were full price and I love them even more now that they are on sale. Sigh. 

"I'm being good. I'm being good. I'm being good."

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Revenge of the 80s Dance Party

My friend Danielle and I threw an 80s dance party on Saturday the 18th in lieu of our regularly monthly 'dark dance' night (On the Wire) in order to have an excuse to turn the 80s-ness up to ELEVEN! 

Myself, Marie, Christian and Derek

The crowd was amazing, our dj friends did a fantastic job and it was a great time all around! People really love the 80s! The dance floor was packed all night and there were even a few sing-a-longs. Haha! We're not going to switch our regular monthly to just primarily 80s, but perhaps we'll throw 'Revenge of the 80s II' in the summer, you never know. *Wink*

I surprise dance-attacked Luke!

Myself, Emilie and Danielle

Dress is 80s vintage thrifted a while ago for $5, stole Derek's Cure pin (80s!) for a 'pop' of color.

I own some nice Sugarpill shadows that I never wear, so this was a good opportunity to put them to use! I just sort of put it on and hoped for the best, turned out pretty good for not really having a plan. 

Thank you to Danielle for taking the reigns with my camera and snapping all these photos. You can check out On the Wire Facebook by clicking on the link. Yay!

Thank you reading, I will leave you with one of my favorite songs that was played that night.

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Kitsch Picks : Polka Dots

Kitsch Picks : Polka Dot

They seem to never go out of style, POLKA DOTS! Some people love them and some people hate them. I happen to enjoy their kitschy aspects and their ability to act like a neutral.

Thank you for reading!

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Monday, January 20, 2014

Diamond in the Rough

The lighting was nice on Saturday, so I snapped some photos in the Tiki room. I also thought it was fitting as I was wearing some leopard print leggings which I also deemed appropriate for any occasion...Tiki or non-Tiki. Hehe!

I pulled this lace dress out of the donation bag as it's a tad too big on me, but I wanted to give it another try as I don't really own a lot of plain black (versatile) dresses. I discovered that this dress is a wonderful layering piece and I can easily wear a long sleeve t-shirt underneath, so now it has earned its place back in the closet. I'm so glad I didn't re-donate this diamond in the rough, woooo!

The major negative about the winter we're having is the cold/snow, but on a positive note it's forcing me to be even that much more creative with layering. It's making me appreciate wool socks and sweaters, that's for sure!

How do you like to layer?

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Studded Peter Pan Collar

I love peter pan collars. I wish I could find more of them on pieces that I love....like dresses. The studded collar pullover sweater needed to be bought with it's sister cardigan even though it's exactly the same, but with buttons. I couldn't help myself. Really I just couldn't. I had seen the studded cardigan at Target in-store, but it was navy blue and I loved it so much that I contemplated purchasing even though I detest navy blue. (My mother dressed in navy blue as an infant up until I put a stop to it, lol!). Which I like to color on others, just not on me. *Wink*

I also had the clipper bug and shaved the left side of my hair, my side fuzz was quite grown out! I have no plan for my hair, yet all the sudden it's long. I know I need a good hair trim after the bleaching and then coloring it red, but luckily my hair is pretty resilient. I've been giving my hair some heavy conditioning treatments which is helping my hair to bounce back to life, but I am addicting to teasing! Big, bigger, biggest hair! 

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I Dream of Shoes : For the Love of Buckles

Shoes! OMG! : Buckles

For some reason when you slap a buckle on a shoe it makes me swoon! I'll take one of each please!

Which ones are you favorite? 

XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kitsch Picks : Miniatures from Damn French Desserts

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These miniatures from Damn French Desserts are just too darling not to share. I love their macabre sense of humor as well as the beautiful art!

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Saturday, January 11, 2014

I've Been Wearing A Lot of Pants

Yep, pants and lots of them. Well, I should say that I don't own a lot of pants, but the ones in my closet been getting a good work out. My personal favorite are the straight leg H&M pants that I'm rockin' in these photos. I really wish I would have bought two pairs! They are a cotton/poly blend (I think), high waisted, flat front with fake pockets and go with just about anything. 

I'm doing a little dance, because I love this new sweater I got from Target.com, you know, the package I was waiting for during the storm. When I first pulled the sweater out of the packaging I said, "Yuck!" out loud, but I judged it too quickly. Once the sweater became less wrinkly and I threw it on, I realized it's super cute! I'm sorry sweater, I was a jerk to you and now you're my new favorite. 

That's just about all the excitement that happened this week. I spent the earlier part of the week in lounge pants and over-sized sweaters, I did however watch the entire first season of Mr. Selfridge and I'm looking forward to the second season. Also, did any of my readers watch the first episode of the fourth season of Downton Abbey? I loved it, then again I'm a sucker for period dramas.

Thank you for reading! You are awesome!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Kitsch Picks : I Dream of Tiki

Kitsch Picks : I Dream of Tiki

I promised myself that I'm going to try and not complain about the weather, so my 'I Dream of Tiki' is a comment on where I would like to be right now....some place warm with a Tiki drink my hand.

Aloooooha from the polar vortex!

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla

Monday, January 6, 2014

All Bundled Up

Take one long sleeve t-shirt, a long sleeve button-up collared shirt, red skull dress, black leggings, two pairs of socks, and a moto style jacket, that is what made up Friday's outfit. Bundled up was an understatement, keeping warm was the name of the game.

dress flip!

It's always a delicate balance of layering to stay warm and layering to not feel/look like a stuffed sausage. "I can't put my arms down!". 

I've been trying to wear every single sweater, jacket or long sleeve whatever in my closet and I'm running out of clothes, so I have an online order for sweaters on the way. The ironic part is that we're supposed to be getting another snow storm, so who knows when they're actually going to arrive. Hahahaha! Oh man.

Thank you for reading!
XOXO-Meagan Kyla