Sunday, August 26, 2012

Alley Cat - Desert Frost

Dress: LF, bralette: Free People, beaded clutch: Scout Living, shoes: Jeffrey Campbell, necklace: Urban Outfitters, cross earrings: Heart, skull ear cuff/chain: Something Borrowed, nail polish: OPI Gargantuan Green Grape.

Try our video maker at Animoto.

I created the above video using the free version of Animoto which allows you only 30 seconds, so it's brief, but I was able to upload my own song choice which is rad. It's called "English Sparrow" by Paul Parrish and contrasts the chilliness of winter with the longing for summer. That dichotomy plus the snowy color of this dress contributed to the title, Desert Frost, in case you were wondering why I'm talking about frost when temps are still in the 90s.

I'm a big fan of the look of all white in a desert landscape so I thought this breezy white dress was perfect against the cactus-y scene of the first mural. Free People always has inspired editorials, so I included the following photos which reflect a similar feel.

Free People editorial found on Fashion Gone Rogue.

My outfit isn't as bohemian as the looks above, it has more of a sun goth vibe - the sweet white minidress is cut through with the hard edges of the angular necklace and purse and toughness of the lace-up booties and skull earring chain. These shoes are a little much for daytime, but they're so comfy that I forgot to care.

This alley is right behind Phono Select record store and boasts not one, not two, but three different murals!


  1. Nothing like showing up at my favorite blogspot for some fresh babesicle. Love those shoes! I know I could text you this question, but this blog post seemed an appropriate place to pose such a question.
    I want to wear white pants, but Summer is quickly fading. Please advise!
    miss you!

    1. I have the ansah! (That's an ancient inside joke between Michelle and me. I think one of the characters on The Magic School Bus used to say that). Anywayyy, one of the new denim trends for fall is side panel jeans. Here are some white ones from Free People:

      Also, if you pair white denim with a chunky sweater in an autumn color - burnt orange, brick, burgandy - and tan boots, I think that will look super fresh and still season-appropriate!

      I expect a follow up picture of you in your white jeans! I might even post it on here. :)

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