What I Wore With My Birdie Forever Sweater

After attending the Rachel Antonoff Fall 2012 Presentation, I waited patiently for the Birdie Forever sweater to go on sale. Immediately, they sold out and I all but lost hope that I would someday own this cozy piece of my fashion week memories. One day, Modcloth emailed to say, "It's back!" I bought it, only to discover it was too big..dum dum dum..so I returned it. Of course it sold out again and I cut my losses. Lo and behold, Modcloth got a third set of stock and I scooped the next size as fast as I could. A thrifter by nature, I was initially wary to spend so much on a sweater, but I can't help but love it. It's not only cozy and adorable, but it reminds me of one my first Fashion Week shows. I was just happy to be there and excited to be running into, or meeting amazing ladies like Tavi, Keiko Lynn and Hannah. Plus it also references one of my favorite 60's movies, Bye Bye Birdie.

 Luckily, I got the sweater just in time for the last chill of the season (not counting today which was randomly cold!). I wore it twice in a row, two different ways.  I love how everything came together with the first look, including my red Bass Loves Rachel Antonoff shoes and cat-eye Cavallis. I'm partial to this first version, but the second was still nice with florals and spring-like pink colors. Whether you like over the other, I hope you enjoy my two takes on Birdie Forever. 

 "We love you Conrad, oh yes we do.."
What I Wore:
Sweater: Birdie Forever by Rachel Antonoff
Skirt: Thrifted from Goodwill
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Bass Love Rachel Antonoff
Shirt: Thrifted
Bag: Stay Home Club
Sunglasses: Robert Cavalli
What I Wore:
Skirt: Thrifted from Goodwill
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Vera Wang
Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Summer Fun With Julie Mollo!

It's almost summer, which is the perfect time to share this adorable, Coney Island lookbook from designer Julie Mollo! Mollo is one of my favorite independent designers. She's cute as a button and her style reflects that as she designs whimsical circle skirts and bold accessories for girls unfraid of colorful fashion. Created to showcase her circle skirt line, this lookbook is perfectly summer-ready and the skirts are so cute, it's hard to pick just one. Personally, I'm partial to the bubble skirt, it's just calling for a petticoat!

Photos by katrina eugenia 
Styling & Skirts by Julie Mollo 

Links I Love

It's a short list this week, but next week will be bringing more content from a  variety of places. 
For now, this photo is a preview for the two-part Birdie post to come!

1. Retro Revival: Thinking Outside the Pillbox via Modcloth.
I love pillbox hats and I love that they have a tutorial to create your own. 
I sort of hap hazardly did this for my Pan Am costume a while back.

2. A list of Megan Drapper's outfits. 
She really grew on me!

3. The 50 Cutest Things That Ever Happened
This will cheer up any bad day you might have.

5. I love this Refinery 29 interview and photo shoot with Erin of Calivintage.

6. I also totally dig this blog entry from Lost in the Haze: How to Style Cat Fashion.
Seriously, what's not to love?

8. New Girl Season Two's 15 Best Moments of Physical Comedy (through gifs). 
This show is really coming into its own and is way more hilarious than people know!

9. How Ethical Are Your Favorite Brands, Really? 
This article from Refinery 29 is super informative and useful.

10. This pink home is AMAZING!!! 
It belongs to Diana La Counte and is showcased on A Beautiful Mess.

Speaking of A Beautiful Mess, has everyone checked out their new app? I'm obsessed!

My Life in Instagram

My first ice cream cone of the season!
Neighborhood signs of spring.
My new glass necklace and thrifted sweater.
 After reading about the inspiring International Sweethearts of Rhythm in BUST Magazine this month, I was excited to find their amazing album. I highly recommend it!
 My $5 thrifted treasure!
 Enjoying delicious juice. 
 Juice ingredients! 
 How amazing is the cover of this album?!
 I recently met my favorite author, Augusten Burroughs!

xoJane Fancy Nightie Photos

As I mentioned in my last post, I recently did an article for xoJane titled An Ode to Fancy Nighties. I did a mini-photo to accompany the article, but ended up only using a few photos. I thought I'd share some of the others here on Twee Valley High. I feel a bit shy about sharing 
these, but I'm pretty happy with how they turned out!

Photos by Jason Hood