“The harder the life, the sweeter the song.”

California Select vintage skirt-American Apparel cropped top

California Select vintage skirt-American Apparel cropped top

California Select vintage skirt-American Apparel cropped top

California Select vintage skirt. American Apparel top. Aldo boots. Topshop headband

This outfit is as low maintenance as it gets.  Headband to cure a bad hair day. Check.  Long flowy skirt to move freely in.  Check.  Flat boots that are so comfy I’ve practically lived in over the past week.  Favorite soft cropped tee.  Check, check.

And because I’m going to start injecting more of myself (personally speaking) into this blog, here’s a vintage photo of my twin sister Melanie and me donning our cropped tops at Disney World.  Apparently, my love for cropped tops started early on.

Can you tell us apart?  Am I in the red or blue?



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  1. eden
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 10:37:36

    You look lovely!:))

  2. neekoh
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 10:49:58

    This is like a rock star on her day off. So LA, so comfy, so stylish… amazing what a few key pieces can do :)

    Anyway, I’m thinking of doing a little get-together maybe next week with Alicia from Inny Vinny. Are you interested? Will email you and Mel.

    Oh, also, I’m so not going to guess on that picture because I’ll get it wrong… you guys looked so much more alike when you were younger! OK, maybe I will guess. You are in… RED! Amirite??


  3. ediot
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 15:08:18

    ah thats a tricky question-wheither or not your blue/red.. youre so alike there. but im guessing red. let me know if im right or wrong.
    this would make for a great giveaway question- ;)
    you both look so cute back then!
    and i adore your outfit here- everything is so well put together-& i love the necklace so much.
    wishing you a wonderful week love
    thanks for stopping by. your comments always make me happy

  4. ediot
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 15:09:48

    and oh- about the other posts. i love oaknyc- such a fantastic webstore- (cant say store cause i havent visited any) and those model off duty photos are fantastic- great style!


  5. Rick
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 16:36:22

    I am going to break ranks and suggest you are the one in blue. I pride myself in telling twins apart so let me know if I guessed right :)

    Always great to hear from you. Thanks for the comment about my interview with Maya. I try to surround myself with amazing people, of which you are one, and I am very thankful for that!

    Love the outfit!

  6. Ashley
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 16:49:04

    I just pulled up Melanie’s blog to see if that would help…it didn’t. But I’m going to guess you’re in blue. SUCH a cute pic.

    I like your relaxed, hippie inspired look. It seems very californian to me (over on the other coast).

    xoxo, Ashley

  7. nadia
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 17:29:04

    that is such a cute skirt! i almost thought it was there chiffon version , but i like this one much better

  8. Beth
    Aug 09, 2010 @ 19:43:00

    I love this outfit. Long skirts that aren’t tiered are so hard to come by these days! The grey + cream combination is perfection.

    I’m going to say you’re in the red?!

    You asked how work was going, and it’s going all right. I know I don’t want to stay there forever, but for now, I can deal with it!

  9. ellio100
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 03:48:28

    oooh, are you in red? Such a cute picture!
    Love the outfit, relaxed without being lazy… i need inspiration for that kinda outfit

  10. Lena
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 07:20:30

    Your style is very unique darling! The pics are so nice!

    Love, Lena!


  11. tailorstitch
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 15:02:58

    love how flowy the skirt looks, h&m had one similar a while back still annoyed i didn’t get it. I would say you are the one in red?

  12. Becca
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 16:36:20

    I’ve been on the hunt for a long skirt all summer. I just can’t find one that is long and floaty and not too heavy! And that picture with Goofy has to be just about the cutest thing ever – gotta love the fashion we rocked as children!

  13. nadia
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 20:34:51

    you are the red ?

  14. prince
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 00:14:07

    wow very such awesome outfit

  15. buzzmeout
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 00:14:55

    love the hairband so chic

  16. Syed
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 08:25:05

    Looove the skirt and that necklace. I’m guessing red!

  17. A.
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:41:52

    that skirt looks amazing on you

  18. isquisofrenia
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 09:51:36

    you look so amzing here
    love well everything
    the headband makes you look really adorable!

  19. javieraisidora
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 13:31:48

    hey becs love this outfit! looks so good,fresh and comfortable, and the pic of you and your sister sooo adorable!!


  20. Wrecked Stellar
    Aug 12, 2010 @ 10:18:45

    Definitely borrowing that skirt- love the versatile color. And since I already own the same American Apparel tri-blend t-shirt in cranberry, we know I already love it. I love that photo of us!! It’s funny to read everyone’s guesses :) xo, mel

  21. jasna@fashionjazz.co.za
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 01:47:40

    Love your outfit soo much hun! Have a lovely Friday xx

  22. Melanie Alexandra
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 18:31:05

    I bought that top and have yet to wear it out. I absolutely love how comfortable it is. Great post, I’m adoring the color of that skirt so much! :)

    I’m gonna take a wild guess and say that you’re in the blue, haha.

  23. The Owl's Closet
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 20:38:47

    becs, you girls look so adorable!! i love the coordinating outfits:) i love the cropped top with the maxi skirt above! laidback and chic:)


  24. Becs
    Aug 15, 2010 @ 21:08:38

    Thanks so much, everyone! And yes, I’m in red!

    xx, becs

  25. Wrecked Stellar
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 05:03:08

    Looove your maxi skirt- I’m definitely borrowing it! xo, mel

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