Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Inspirations!

Photo by Edouard Plongeon
  Spring is approaching and, like a virus that comes around each year at this time, I've once again the longing to wear lighter, flow-y, floral printed things. So, to get you pumped about Spring and to hopefully get a bit of this girl-y, frill-y mess out of my system, I'll be posting a few of my favorite Spring-y inspirations and clothing items! I'll try to refrain from speaking too much about why I love these things and just let the photos speak for themselves...

This dress is stunning-- the colors!!
I'm loving 70s styles and it's only $11.50. O_O

                    Sheer Silk Organza Flower-- In love with this entire shop. 

Chiyobex Jewelery - hand-made with vintage beads. 
Reminds me of the jewelry I had when I was little, only just a little more sophisticated!

Floral half hat-- been wanting one ever since seeing this photo of Hannah Metz.  
Alas, I have not found one to compare with this peach-y beaut...

Bass Loves Rachel Antonoff Saddle Shoes and just saddle shoes in general.

Photo by Mariam Sitchinava
Short hair... I'm always wanting to cut my hair around Spring.  
I usually give in to this temptation.  We'll see how it goes this year.

These pants from Madewell's Spring '11 collection-- perfect! 

Swedish Hasbeen Clogs... someday you will be mine. :')

This blouse by Kelsey Genna! Loving white clothing--especially airy blouses with interesting collars.  
You should really just check out her entire collection... Begonia House- March 2011

Mink Pink Gypsy Rose Peach Blouse. Cannot resist the peach.

ASOS Pleated Midi Skirt... Loving long skirts and this one's pretty ideal.

Sailor Dresses!  Not sure why, but for the last couple of Spring's I've found myself wanting a sailor dress and I've yet to find one I like well enough.  I'm very picky about them, but this one is just right. Unfortunately, it has sold. Sold by Kitten Paws Vintage, but I'm still posting it for inspiration (they're also a fantastic vintage shop)!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lyell Fall '09 Collection!!! *swoon*

   Although old news, I'm still very much in love with this Fall '09 collection from Lyell.  Actually, I'm probably even more inspired by it now than I was when it first came out.  I think that, especially in the Spring time, I gravitate towards more girl-y things (e.g. florals, pastels, tea party-esque dresses), but I feel as though i am slowly growing out of this phase and am wanting to wear simpler, more menswear inspired outfits.  That being said, I think this collection perfectly molds the menswear/feminine aspects that I love most into one mind-blowingly perfect bunch of clothing!  I also think these kinds of outfits would be ideal to wear this time of year, during this weird transition from winter to spring, when the weather is bi-polar and you never know if it will be snowing or 60 degrees out.  

I especially love the scalloped edges that are carried throughout many of the pieces in this collection-- everything just seems to go together so seamlessly!  I am also loving anything silk, velvet, or wool right now and this has it all. Not to mention, I am a sucker for a good Peter Pan collar. 

  Sadly, Lyell is no longer making new clothing, but you can still snatch up a few of their pieces here and there. I'm ordering a pair of wool shorts of theirs (on sale at Urban Outfitters) and will, no doubt, be putting together an outfit with them shortly after arrival! blablabla just take a look at these beauts!!

 -Amanda (+Kate agrees)

Monday, February 14, 2011


I cannot begin to fully express my love for this movie. Ever since seeing it in the theatre, a few years ago, (which was entirely vacant, apart from Amanda and I) it's been my all-time favorite. I don't care if you might find it childish or think lesser of my judgement! It is a must-see, for me, with every season.

Firstly, the set design is beautiful. Every bit is charming and pleasantly whimsical. I adore her room and my alter-ego equally adores the city-apartment of James McAvoy's character. Each scene is catered to my taste. And Penelope's wardrobe is so quirky and adorable, but in a totally acceptable way. I want it!

The characters are admirable and sweet. (You can't complain about the cast, either.) And the storyline leaves you feeling up-lifted, rather than the darker moods I often gravitate to.
(Not to mention the addition of Sigur Rós's Hoppípolla, at the finish.)

What has to be at least a dozen watches later, I still can't imagine ever tiring of it.
And that's really saying something, coming from someone who can hardly sit through anything.

I want to live in this movie. I want this to be my life.
Please give it a watch, if you haven't already! I quite clearly regard it in the highest.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Newly Added Items to A World In Reverse!

1. Royal Purple Suede Pencil Skirt   2. 1970s Blue Leather Jacket   3.Vintage Black Blazer  4. Wool Grey Blazer  5.Vintage Floral Sweater

  Here are the newest additions to our shop!  Most of these are actually just being re-listed with new photos, but the leather skirt and wool blazer were just added yesterday.  Hopefully we'll have some more new things up very very soon. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

woods stomping, muddy faces, dumb poses... essentially, an outfit post

Taken by Kate

  Yesterday afternoon Kate and I decided to tag along on a hike, neither one of us having brought practical shoes-- we eventually wandered off onto another path hoping to avoid walking the rest of the 2.5 miles.  I usually wear proper shoes for such an adventure but, as you can probably tell, I'm not really wearing proper clothing either.  This often happens, everyone else is wearing athletic clothing or shorts and a t-shirt, and i'll be wearing a dress/skirt and tights.  Really though, skirts are much more comfortable in my opinion-- breezy ++ no chafing!  Anyway, we stopped to take photos at this spot in the woods and spent the next hour or so doing this rather than getting exercise and I ended up with a hunk of muddy moss on my face <-- However, this was partly my fault... i dug up the moss hoping to use it in a photo somehow, but Kate beat me to it and decided she wanted me to put it on my face.  This explains the dirty face in the photos taken later that day (i'd forgotten to wash my face.)  

Sweater- Fletcher by Lyell
Sequin Feather Tank- Urban Outfitters
Velvet Floral Skirt- Vintage (liebemarlene- one of my favorite things to wear at the moment and I've no doubt worn it multiple times each week since it arrived.) 
T-strap Shoes- Aldo

Taken by Kate


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hair Accessory Ideas

  Here are some hair accessory ideas that I've sketched in my notepad.  Very rough ideas, at the moment. Anyway, I thought I'd post them here to see what you all thought (and to hopefully motivate myself to actually make them)!  I was trying to go for some Spring-y designs, seeing as it will be Spring before we know it and as I'm terribly lazy when it comes to actually making my hair piece designs, it may just be Spring before these come to life!  :D