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Dress–Nordstrom Rack. Blazer–Thrifted. Scarf–Target. Glasses–Earthbound Trading Co. Paddock Boots–Ariat. Jewelry–Thrifted/Gifted.

WYSLTWRT: Toro Y Moi “New Beat”

The infamous 2015 Tennessee Snowpocalypse rebooted yesterday, and this time around I decided to take advantage of my incredible location. And, in the absence of a February Favorites (honestly I hate Monthly Faves so much), I decided to showcase an outfit I have worn repeatedly in the past two weeks. That counts as a favorite, right?

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The outfit itself gives off just as many confusing vibes as the weather surrounding it–I feel strong influences from Velma of Scooby Doo, hints of your stereotypical Parsons graduate, and the pungency of a freelance writer who listens to too much Tame Impala and reads too much Murakami.

Oh.

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Well, regardless of the outfit’s representation of how I spend my free time, the color scheme has been a real favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. I’m pretty sure I could make an outfit entirely consisting of the print on the blazer, with a bag and wallet to match. This blue/green plaid obsession rivals my black & white stripe addiction.

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The star pin and the hourglass necklace were presents from my parents (thanks fam), while I found the seahorse pendant in a used costume store. They were all just so weird and random that I couldn’t resist putting them together. The jet black velvet skater dress is a perfect base for the bling and my green scarf.

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My cat actually chewed off one of the laces in my right shoe, so I had to make do last minute. Thanks Frita.

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I used the same curling method as I did in my previous style post, since I literally have no idea what else to do with my awkwardly growing hair, and donned a faded berry color on  my lips. Since I’m wearing these glasses, I only shaded my lash line with a little bit of brown rather than doing really dramatic eyes. I don’t want my face to look like a battleground.

And yes, the glasses are fake. They are an accessory, and please get over yourself.

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So, to encapsulate the outfit in one phrase: the look is pretty freaking meta, and I’m so in love with it.

Enjoy the lookbook!

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And to finish off, here’s my house.

I hope you’re as into this look as I am :)

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Much love,

Erin

So I went sledding on a twelve pack of diet cokes yesterday. It wasn’t exactly by choice, but I definitely had fun.

IN OTHER NEWS, cabin fever has been real here in Tennessee. With no school for an entire week, no leaving the house for a good four days, and nothing but music to entertain me, I was bound to make some discoveries. And what’dya know–nothing warms me up like some good ‘ole jazz.

Trevor Wesley has the tamber of Michael Bublé and the range of Justin Timberlake, but with a budget not even coming close to either artist. Somehow, however, the low budget production vibe gives his tracks part of their own special charm, and he manages to make it work in his favor.

His material is classic smooth jazz mixed with stank-face bass hits that hint toward major R&B influences without actually sounding like R&B, leaving the listener astonished at how he manages to hit that magical musical sweet spot every. Single. Time.

The first song I heard by Wesley was an adorable little number called “Chivalry is Dead”, thanks to Ian Eastwood’s dance duet with Megan Batoon. Maybe it was the dance, or the skit before the dance, or just the fact that Ian and Megan are adorable in and of themselves, but I instantly fell in love with the song. Naturally, I did some more research on Trevor’s music. I found his Soundcloud page and the rest is history.

My personal favorite tracks are “Down in Los Angeles”, “Finally”, and (obviously) “Chivalry is Dead”. Check him out!

Wanna know what music I’m loving this month? Check my Soundcloud Likes here.

The style portion will revive itself once I have a reason to go outside aka when Nashville thaws.

Much love,

Erin

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Tee dress–UO. Flannel–F21. Denim Jacket–Thrifted. Sunnies–Earthbound. Necklace–Gifted. Knee socks–UO. Slip Ons–Old Navy.

WYSLTWRT: Oh Wonder “Lose It”

I find it hilarious how people think I have some sort of amazing work ethic. I’m one of the laziest people I know.

Now don’t get me wrong, I do have a drive for things I’m passionate about. But my procrastination levels are dangerously high and I have near to zero ability to keep up with major projects (this, obviously, being the single exception). So, on days when I want to try but I don’t want to feel like I’m trying, I whip out my tee shirt dress.

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This dress fits really well on top and has no tapering down the torso whatsoever, so it just wears like an extra-long tee. It’s one of my favorite basics and I can’t wait to use it more in the spring time. More importantly, it’s comfortable as heck. One of my softest pieces.

Since it is a tad short (and very plain) I tied a black&white flannel around my waist for interest and coverage. It’s like Mutual of Omaha for my butt.

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I had the sunnies on earlier that day, but it got a bit gloomy around photo shoot time. The blue and white tortoise pair hangs nicely on my crystal necklace. No big deal jewelry this time around.

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The thigh-highs tie in nicely with the black in the flannel and connect everything. Plus, who even likes knees?

…I mean, unless you’re into that.

You do you.

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These blue floral slip on sneakers imitate denim so they connect back up to the jacket nicely.

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For makeup, I just went with a really sharp eyeliner and a nude lip. Can’t seem to shake this look–it’s been my go-to for the past couple of weeks.

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Since my hair is getting a bit longer, I decided to curl random pieces and then tousle them for a 90′s mom look.

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Lookbook time! Enjoy.

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More to come!

Much love,

Erin

To be honest, there wasn’t much for me to love in January. It’s been a “put-your-head-down-and-barrel-through” sort of month. What I have been exploring a lot of, however, is the vast selection of amazing music on SoundCloud. If you’re looking for remixes, chill electro-pop, and raw musical projects of your favorite artists, SoundCloud is the way to go. I use the free SoundCloud app almost as much if not more frequently than my regular music library. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but still–highly recommend.

I thought I would compile some tracks I’ve had on repeat this past month for you guys.

Kimbra: “The Passions” (Owen Pallett Cover)

Kimbra’s interpretation of Owen Pallett’s song has a similar eeriness to Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest album and Marika Hackman’s “Drown”, which I featured in my most recent Music Spotlight. There’s something about this track that haunts the listener, and yet it’s so incredibly intoxicating that I find myself going into a sort of trance whenever I listen to it. If Kafka on the Shore was to be set to music, I wouldn’t hesitate to put this track on the playlist.

By the way, Kimbra made this cover on her own in her basement. Just saying. Queen.

Kimbra: “I’m Wishing” from Snow White

Second track I’ll mention by Kimbra here, and it’s actually a cover of a pretty old song. She took “I’m Wishing” from the beloved movie Snow White and added her own ethereal electronic flare. It’s a wonderful example of Kimbra’s musical inventiveness and creativity. It’s a super cool interpretation of a classic track, and a pretty bangin’ version of an originally very feminine piece of music. I’ve never been too big a fan of Disney Princess stuff, but this cover changes the game.

Spazzkid: “Daytime Disco” feat. Neon Bunny (starRo Remix)

I don’t know how many times I can reiterate my love for Spazzkid (and Giraffage, I sort of lump the two artists together) and his new track “Daytime Disco” featuring Korean indie artist Neon Bunny (who, by the by, just won a 2014 EatYourKimchi award for Best K-Indie Artist) definitely does not disappoint. The original track is a fun, upbeat electronic track, almost like an 8-bit picnic. starRo’s remix of the song, however, changes the tempo and chord progression to give the song a whole new chill and mysterious vibe. I recommend listening to the original first, then the starRo remix. This is the best way to appreciate the interpretation of the song. I’ve included the Kero Kero Bonito remix too, just because all versions of this song are incredibly fun and exceptional.

Spazzkid: “Daytime Disco” feat. Neon Bunny (Original)

Spazzkid: “Daytime Disco” feat. Neon Bunny (Kero Kero Bonito Remix)

Spazzkid X NΣΣT: “Yours Truly” feat. Sarah Bonito

The second selection from Spazzkid is his collaborative effort with Sarah Bonito and NΣΣT, a track titled “Yours Truly”. The synth hits and drops alternate that somewhat resemble Bo En’s “My Time” but less chaotic and more WOWSYNTHPADWOW.

I really can’t think of any other way to describe it. Give it a listen.

Sango & SPZRKT: “JMK” 

This song is the perfect example of the power of dynamics in production. “JMK” is tight, it plays with levels so well, and drops and breaks at all the right times to make me feel some type of way. I would love to see someone dance to this, other than me when I’m in my bathroom. Wow. Just wow. You know those songs that just hit the sweet spot with the production skills? This is one of those songs for me. I never get tired of it.

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you loved any of these selections.

Want to hear what else I’m listening to? My Likes page on my SoundCloud account is constantly updated, so find me on SoundCloud @ErinKaelie to see what I’m listening to!

LISTEN TO MY SOUNDCLOUD LIKES PLAYLIST HERE

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Much love,

Erin

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