Rock Your Denim Vest!!!

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I’ve recently heard that if you want to see all of the latest fashion trends – go to Forever 21 – that’s where you’ll find them! And that’s true – everywhere you look in that store – you see something different and stylish, plus they have some classy pieces as well! I don’t really shop there that often, so those of you who thought I was now promoting for F21, think again! I did go in there during my trip to Chicago, simply because it was a free standing store! If some of you don’t know, I hate malls, just hate going inside, shopping there is too much for me (I wonder if you fellow thrifters have the same problem?), anyways, the one thing that I saw and liked was the denim vest, and besides if Jessica Alba can rock hers, why can’t I rock mine? Besides I saw this trend later featured on Chic Trends and I personally think it’s awesome!

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Photo from InStyle.com

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The only problem was – I didn’t have one! So I went off to Salvation Army in the Warehouse district and found a Ralph Lauren one for $6! Just to compare, Forever 21 vests retail for at least $20! My original plan was (if I didn’t find the vest) to get a jacket and chop the sleeves off!

But here it is, my denim vest and the outfit I put together! We also went to Walker where my mother in law is a tour guide, so I got my very own personal tour of the two newest exhibits! Thank you, Sandra!

Walker 1       I am wearing:

Shoes and Tights – Target // Shorts – New Yorker// Sweater – AX (thrifted)//

Denim Vest – Ralph Lauren (thrifted) // BagVintage Kenneth Cole 

Sunnies – Lucky The Weekender//Necklaces – H&M, Express//

Bracelets – SJP’s Bitten, H&M, VIntage //Earrings – Vintage

Walker 2

Walker // Exhibit Painter Painter

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Walker // Exhibit Autoconstruccion

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Happy Monday everyone!

Xo,

Z

PS. I can’t get over the pictures my new Samsung Galaxy camera takes! What do you think?

Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Style Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

Blogging and Fame

I was so surprised to notice hundreds of links to different blogs and websites while leafing through one of the last 3 issues of InStyle. They included everything – from Hello Giggles to I Spy DIY.

But what does it take for an ordinary “small” town blogger to make it through? And by “small” town I mean anywhere, but NYC or LA! Are we blogging because we have something to say, or are we blogging to say something? I can put on my blog that someday I may want to become a Jew, will you take this statement seriously? Will you?

Sometimes things get discouraging. Look at Jenni from the mentioned above I Spy DIY – she’s been working in the fashion magazine industry for the past 4 years. One of the founders of Hello Giggles is Zooey Deschanel, who’s been the New Girl on our TV’s for the past few months (and to be honest I was quiet disappointed by that show, 2 Broke Girls totally take Zooey and her team of three men down!)

But anyways, back to the subject, or I guess to the question – Do you know a blogger who made it? Someone who got noticed and later rewarded for 5, maybe 10 years of slavering over the keyboard?

I mean you google “How to become a professional blogger” and end up with some nonsense as singing up for “pay for click”! Still…

Can you become famous by blogging or do you need to be famous already and draw attention to your blog that way?

Anyways, I hope you all had great holidays, and are looking forward to New Year and all it brings!

Stay tuned for some of this weeks posts. Tomorrow’s is going to be called “7 Dresses of Christmas” and later this week, I am going to teach you how to put a horse on a bag!

Love you all,

xoxo