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Orange Lace Blue Polka

orange lace blue polka - drifter and the gypsy blog
Oh the joys of when your bangs get uncomfortably long. I’ve tried trimming my own bangs before (how hard can it be if all you have to do is cut in a straight line?!) but it just didn’t work out well. It wasn’t terrible (no horror stories here) but it still wasn’t great. I have a habit of putting off my bang trims until the last possible moment (like when my bangs completely cover my eyes), so for now I’ve semi-swept them to the side. (I actually think I kind of like it when my bangs get super long that I have to think of other ways to style them.)

orange lace blue polka - drifter and the gypsy blog
orange lace blue polka - drifter and the gypsy blog
One of the things about styling your bangs differently is they always want to fall the way you usually style them! Forever brushing my bangs to the side.

orange lace blue polka - drifter and the gypsy blog
orange lace blue polka - drifter and the gypsy blog
I bought this American Apparel lace dress a few months ago when they were having a huge 90% off sale. The dress is COMPLETELY see-through, but that’s okay because I really like the look of it layered over this blue polka dot dress I stole from my mom (shhh!!!… actually it doesn’t really matter because she’s the one who takes most all of my pictures so she knows 😉).

orange lace blue polka - drifter and the gypsy blog
orange lace blue polka - drifter and the gypsy blog
PS. Thanks so much for your kind words & support about my health post. I am fairly private of a person and talking about personal things doesn’t come naturally to me. One thing I’ve come to realize is that we’re all dealing with something. If it’s not health-related, it’s money-related. If it’s not money-related, it’s relationship-related or job-related or style-related or pet-related or I-don’t-know-what-related. I truly believe in the power of opening up because doing so creates a safe space for others to open their hearts as well. I loved reading your personal food intolerance / wacky immune system stories. (Not that those are fun to deal with at all but it’s just nice knowing there are people dealing with the same issues: a community.)

Lace dress American Apparel
Polka dot dress Gap
Shoes Rachel Comey for Urban Outfitters
Sunglasses RAEN Volant in Coral Crystal
Honeycomb Necklace chloe + isabel

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It’s in the hair

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Confession: I went through a 3-month stint when I wore my hair in a high side ponytail when I was 7 years old. (Proof here.) Maybe it was a result of watching too much Full House, but I just thought a high side ponytail was the coolest thing ever. (#coolkid4lyfe #canttouchthis)

it's in the hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
it's in the hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
I found this sequin dress and these glitter flats at Crossroads on the same day, so of course I had to do something ’80s with it.

it's in the hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
it's in the hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
it's in the hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
it's in the hair - drifter and the gypsy blog
Dress & shoes Crossroads Trading Co.
Tights Hue
Bracelet Hand-me-down from my aunt

Now I’m off to watch Sixteen Candles! Or Pretty in Pink! Or Clueless! Or any other ’80s movie. I’ll take more ’80s movies recommendations too. :)

PS. Who else had that quote from Mean Girls, “That’s why her hair is so big, it’s full of secrets” in their head when they read the title of this post? Anyone, anyone? Or just me?

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Teacher’s Pet

teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
You may remember the previous two outfit posts I shot with Elle? This is the last outfit we shot that day. Since I’m wearing a sweater and the sweater is orange and the whole look is a bit preppy, this outfit feels more autumnish than the rest. (There’s something about the color orange that FEELS so much like fall. Tell me you’ve ever had a summery pumpkin latte. I rest my case.)

teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
Even so, this is a pretty typical outfit I’d don during the summer months in San Francisco. You see, the summers here are characteristically cool and foggy (although ironically right now we’re in the midst of a heat wave). I love warm weather, but I also love the weird SF cool summers because it doesn’t get much better than being able to wear cardigans and tights year-round.

teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
What makes this outfit even more true to what I’d realistically wear in the summertime is that I’ve layered a sleeveless blouse underneath my cardigan. Sometimes the days start off cold but then get really really hot in the afternoon. Fickle weather, eh? Keeps me on my toes I guess.

teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
I’ve only worn head wraps a handful of times (probably like 3) and what can I say, I really like the look of it. It takes some getting used to the feeling of something other than my hair sitting on my head and I’m completely inept at tying a head wrap, so thank you, Eleisha, for teaching me the ways.

teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
teachers pet - drifter and the gypsy blog
Entire outfit Vintage
Shoes Steve Madden
Photography Elle Daniels
Styling Eleisha Caripis & Micaela Hoo

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Are those real people?

Or at least that’s what the guy at Thrift Town asked me when I went to pay for my items. (He was wondering if the faces were supposed to be specific people like in a band or something.) This Leah Reena Goren dress is definitely a conversation starter.

are those real people? - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love the texture of this sweater I found at Crossroads Trading Co. (a few years ago, actually!). I never had much to wear it with and I was surprised by how well I liked it paired with the patterned people dress.

are those real people? - drifter and the gypsy blog
The dress has a classic silhouette, but the unexpected quirky pattern gives it a funky twist. I think this dress is a metaphor for my style: feminine with a sense of humor. Maybe that’s why I like it so much?

are those real people? - drifter and the gypsy blog
are those real people? - drifter and the gypsy blog
The dress has pockets! Which I love! I don’t know about you but there’s just something about dresses with pockets that makes me so happy.

are those real people? - drifter and the gypsy blog
are those real people? - drifter and the gypsy blog
are those real people? - drifter and the gypsy blog
Dress Leah Reena Goren via Crossroads Trading Co.
Cardigan sweater Crossroads Trading Co.
Clogs Swedish Hasbeens

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American Sweetheart

american sweetheart - drifter and the gypsy blog
This is one of those shoots that was created purely out of inspiration and wasn’t sponsored by a company or anything like that. Austin asked me if I wanted to do a shoot in the LightGrid that concentrated on dramatic and directional lighting. I do the whimsical quirky style a lot, so it was nice to take a break from my usual style and to try something different.

american sweetheart - drifter and the gypsy blog
american sweetheart - drifter and the gypsy blog
At the time I was conceptualizing, styling & directing the shoot, I was watching a lot of I Love Lucy on Amazon.com Instant Video. I see the influence pouring into the way I styled the overall looks. Gotta love classic America in the 1940s and ’50s.

american sweetheart - drifter and the gypsy blog
I pulled the outfit above from Wallflower which if you live in San Francisco you neeeed to check out. I’ve known Victoria & Lindsey, the owners, for a few years and have so much respect for them chasing their dream of opening a vintage boutique and just going for it. These gals aren’t afraid of anything. (This is what the space looked like when they just bought it.)

american sweetheart - drifter and the gypsy blog
Part of the reason I like working with Shana so much is not only does she do gorgeous retro hair and makeup, but she also has an incredible collection of vintage clothing. (And we’re the same size… see where I’m going here?) The other two dresses are borrowed from Shana’s repertoire of vintage. Shana loves seeing her own clothes come to life in a photo shoot and I love styling her vintage beauties.

american sweetheart - drifter and the gypsy blog
american sweetheart - drifter and the gypsy blog
american sweetheart - drifter and the gypsy blog
Photography Austin Heppler
Hair & Makeup Shana Astrachan (Fox & Doll)
Art Direction Micaela Hoo (Drifter & the Gypsy)
Shot at The LightGrid

PS. See some behind the scenes pictures of this photo shoot here.

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Lady in Lavender

lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
As a little girl, my favorite color was lavender. Okay that’s not completely true. I had a few favorite colors: lavender, pink and blue–but only light pretty pale baby blues (was I a girl or what??). Even now, my taste in color has not changed. I always gravitate towards light, cool-tinted calm, soothing hues.

In terms of fashion, I own more garments in pinks and blues than in lavender, but when I got my hands on this American Apparel Lace Chiffon Dress in lavender (similar), I knew I had to pair it with a lavender cardigan to complete a monochromatic look in lavender.

lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
lady in lavender - drifter and the gypsy blog
Dress American Apparel (similar)
Cardigan LOFT
Shoes Seychelles (similar)
Necklace Handmade by a friend

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Into the natural

into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
It’s been off and on cloudy and overcast here for the past month or so, so I find it ironic that this dress I’m wearing from Free People is called Sundaes and Sprinkles. Oh well. Overcast weather makes for nice pictures, so I’ll take it.

into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
I can’t wait to wear this dress in the summer though! I love the retro bow detail at the bust and the center cutout. It’s really light and airy and would be so cute as a fancy bathing suit cover up.

into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
into the natural - drifter and the gypsy blog
Sundaes and Sprinkles Midi Dress c/o Free People (more midi dresses here)

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