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It’s COLD, I live in a small town and Summer Vintage Inspiration from Taxi Driver

6 Mar

I’m originally from Queens, N.Y, but I have recently moved to upstate New York, which trust me is whole new world.  You definitely need to know how to drive and have a car if you kind of want to have a life and everybody knows everybody.  I didn’t even know my neighbors name in Queens!  I used to hop on a train to get anywhere I wanted to go in the city and I never had the need to drive, but things change and you need evolve with them. I’m finally getting my permit in my 30’s.  It’s been absolutely freezing  up here and I cannot wait for the spring so I can frolic in  dress and wear three inch wedges. I’m sick of wearing layers upon layers of clothes.  This is what went down a few weeks ago where I live, the Polar Bear Plunge.  I’m getting cold just looking at this picture.

Polar Bear Plunge Upstate, NY

Polar Bear Plunge Upstate, NY

My usual attire these days

My usual attire these days, taken in my sister’s room in Queens

My current summer fashion muses are Jodi Foster and Cybill Shepard from the 1976 film “Taxi Driver” which also features Robert De Niro and takes place in New York City. Without giving too much away in case you haven’t ever seen it, it’s about a Vietnam vet (Robert De Niro) who becomes a taxi driver because he can’t sleep at night anyway.  Jodi Foster is a 14-year-old prostitute and he has a huge problem with that and is hell-bent on saving her.

I’m loving her whole get up in this pic. The high-waisted shorts, the crop top, those red velvet wedges and that hat!

High Waisted Shorts 

Jodie Foster and Robert De Niro in

Chloe Moretz channeling "Iris"

Chloe Moretz channeling “Iris”

Cute Crop Top

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White Dress

Don’t sleep on Cybill Shepards character Betsy who is Robert De Niro’s love interest in the film. Check out her peter pan collard dress and oversized belt!

Cybill Shepard  as "Betsy" wearing the iconic Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress.

Cybill Shepard as “Betsy” wearing the iconic Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dress.

The wrap dress will never go out of style and this picture proves it! Cybill is actually wearing a Diane von Furstenberg dress in this picture.

Love "Iris's" hair

I Love “Iris’s” hair

RED LIPS

We at the East Coast have to live with obscene weather for just a little while longer. For now enjoy this image of Lana Del Rey ushering in the summer vibes.

KEEP WARM! XOXO, Michelle

KEEP WARM!
XOXO,
Michelle

XOXO,

Michelle

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Jemima Kirke is My 70s Style Crush

13 May

My personal style is very ADD.  Sometimes I wake up and feel like dressing like the prim and proper girls from the 50’s.  Those are the days that I may have a little extra time in the morning.  That look takes me a while.  I need to set my hair in hot rollers. Do the scotch tape trick for cat eyes.  I really don’t know how they did it back then on a daily basis.  I stumbled onto this on tumblr and it seems this girl has the look down packed. It’s too cute! It also happens to be the look my friend Jeniretro has masterfully perfected. Seriously, if you’re in N.Y. check her out!

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As for me, I swoon when I see a polyester jumpsuit, I get excited at the sight of a fringe jacket. I love the 70’s with their clogs and dresses that flow in the wind. I bought tickets to see Fleetwood Mac in October and I told my boyfriend I was going in a long skirt and a shawl (Stevie Nicks Style). He said “I don’t think people are going to show up that way, you’re going to look like you’re in costume.” Well, I really don’t care, I’m going to twirl away in my shawl.

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That brings me to Jemima Kirke who plays Jessa in HBO GIRLS. It seems her personal style closely resembles her characters style.  As much as I love dressing from different eras, if you don’t do it right you may end up looking like an extra in a movie, the hell with it, dress however you want.  Jemima Kirk looks like she found the perfect balance.

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JESSA DRESS

JESSA DRESS

JESSA DRESS ON ETSY

Your style is your own. Own it! Be authentic and be yourself.  Don’t dress, act or do things because you think “What will other people think?” The world wants you, not an imitation of someone else.  Whats your personal style?

XOXO,

Michelle

“I’ll Wear Your Grandma’s clothes, I’ll look incredible.”

4 Apr

 

I LOVE paying barely anything for my clothes. When a co worker tells me theres a sale at H&M, I ask “What kind of sale?” If they say items are about $20, I don’t consider that a sale. That’s not a sale for me. Call me cheap, I don’t care. Clothes shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. One of the reasons that I love vintage clothing is because its unique and has lasted for so long and is durable, plus you can find amazing deals for vintage at Goodwills and other shops. Believe me I indulge once in a while. I have a stupid expensive pair of True Religions but they’re the only jeans I actually like to wear. I also have a few pairs of Michael Kors shoes.  It’s only natural that Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” is my self proclaimed theme song. My new thing is taking a picture of what I have on that day, breaking down the price and where I got it then instagraming it

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So here’s last Monday

Leather Lady $47.00

Leather Lady $47.00

Plaid Shirt is from Forever 21 for $15, pleather skirt is from Forever 21

$20, Shoes are from Shoe Warehouse in Roosevelt Queens $15

Asian Inspired $36.50

Asian Inspired $36.50

Chinese Laundry heels $35.00, Vintage Blouse $1.50 at a Flea Market

The pants were a hand me down

Office Official$70

Office Official
$70

H&M blazer $20, Shirt is from Forever 21 $15,

Chinese laundry shoes $35, Raven Denim pants (gift :)

Buttercup Vintage$80

Buttercup Vintage
$80

Vintage Yellow lace dress from etsy.com $60 (Years ago and its my favorite dress in the world!)

Shoes $13, earrings are from the Burlington Coat Factory $5

The Stevie Nicks$223. I know, I know its expensive. The jeans did me in!

The Stevie Nicks
$223. I know, I know its expensive. The jeans did me in!

True Religion Jeans $175, Vintage Shirt from Goodwill $8, Sunglasses from etsy.com $18,

Shoes from the Shoe Warehouse in Queens $12, Bag is $10 from Goodwill.

Where do you go to find thrifty threads?

Love,

Michelle

http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

 

 

 

 

 

~~Nicole Richies Boho headbands and the Walking Dead~~The highlight of my week!

20 Mar

I really don’t watch Fashion Star but I did a double take when I saw Nicole Richie in this gorgeous headband.

I absolutely love this look paired with her multiple bracelets.  She just always seems glamorous but totally comfortable.  Her look is easy and affordable to pull off to.  You can easily find vintage dresses from the 1970’s at your local thrift store or  flowing dresses in Forever 21.

Heres another one of her headpieces I love

Her House of Harlow line is great.  I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with.  You can check out similar looks at

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Moving on to the WALKING DEAD

Now Holy hell what the Walking Dead finale was AMAZING!!

Rick killed Shane and I couldn’t be happier but now it seems he’s losing it and becoming Shane-like.

Shane as a zombie

 It’s no longer a democracy.  I feel his frustration.  He’s been trying to do the right thing to just be kicked in the butt over and over again.  I also hope Lori gets bitten soon.  I don’t understand what the writers are doing to her character.

We also finally find out everyones infected.  You can die a natural death and you will become a zombie!

 For me the epic part of the whole finale was literally the last few minutes when Andrea is stranded in the woods and she’s fighting for her life about to be a zombies midnight snack when a hooded figure with two chained zombies comes to her rescue.

Yeah, that image was imprinted in my head for about a day.  I can’t wait to see what these writers come up with next.

Im going to buy the comic book because I just can’t wait until October!

I know this is mostly a fashion blog but every once and while you’ll see a horror posting.  Its my favorite genre!

XOXO,

Lila Juliet and Michelle Andres

**Everything Blake Lively wears is perfect and I want to steal all of her clothes****

19 Jan

My cousin Saray is getting married on November second of this year which is also my birthday! I couldn’t be happier for her. My daughter is going to be a bridesmaid. She is a very excited 11 year old and she’ll be 12 by the wedding. Anyway, I want a very gorgeous, glamorous dress for this occasion.  I want a find the perfect dress and have my grandmother Alba who is a professional seamstress to make it for me.  I found some that I loved worn by Blake Lively.

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So as of now these two dresses are the top contenders for my cousins wedding.  I love them, but I tend to love anything this girl wears.

I would wear this to an office all the time.  I love this look and its relatively simple. You don’t have to dress it up exactly this way.  You can make it more casual in order to suit your normal everyday life.

If I owned this blazer, I think I might wear it everyday.

Okay, so for now Im pretty much done with my rant about Blake Lively’s perfect wardrobe.  I will be sure to keep you updated on my new line of Lila Juliet headbands.  I’m working on them!

Have a Sweet night,

Michelle

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**New Sewing Machine, New Life and New Headband Line Coming soon!!**

16 Jan

Due to my move 10 months ago from California to New York (which I’m extremely happy about) I left behind my sewing machine which someone promised to mail to me but unfortunately did not.  The good news is I bought a new Singer sewing machine at Target and I am INSPIRED.  I went to my old NYC spots and purchased a couple of things to get me started.  I will have a new ETSY store up in February and I can’t wait.  If you guys have any headband ideas that you think are cool or want made please send me a link or suggestions.

I saw some pics of the golden globes and saw that Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams had very pretty headbands on.

Charlize Theron and Michelle Williams looking stunning.

Also, I love the show PAN AM, because the girls are dressed so pretty.  Check this bright pink headband that Christina Ricci’s character has on. My new line will be a little different from the Lila Juliet headbands from a year ago. Check in and check them out.

MOD Vintage look of the Day from the 1960’s-Inspired by Sophia Loren

20 Apr

My favorite actress of all time is Sophia Loren. Im just in love with the 1960’s old Hollywood look. Hair was always perfectly curled and clothing was so feminine. Girls got dressed up just to go the supermarket. My friends make fun of me for taking 30 minutes getting ready when all we are doing is going to Trader Joes. I dont care because I want to feel good when Im out and Im sure Sophia Loren would approve of me looking my best.

I hope these pics inspired some fashionistas out there. I was looking around on etsy and found some great mod looks.

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Have fun with fashion and Enjoy your Day!

XOXO,

http://www.lilajulietheadbands.com

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