Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Real Life Style Icon: Indiana of 'Adored Austin'


Name:
Indiana Adams
Age: Mom-age (but not Teen Mom age!)
Location: Austin, Texas
Online haunts: blog // twitter // facebook // pinterest

Three reasons that you're awesome:
1) I once won second place in a vegan hotdog eating contest (11.5 hotdogs + buns in under eight minutes)
2)  You can spot me as an extra in seasons one and two of Friday Night Lights.
3) I can hula hoop longer than any other person I know (HOURS).


What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
Neon orange jeans from Francesca's and a maternity tank that my friend sewed herself.

What is the last item of clothing you bought?
I am currently shopping online for flat, summer sandals. Before that? I got some bright jeans last week.


What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
I just found this new designer and line called Crowned Bird, and she has a skirt with fish printed on it that I am swooning over.

What is your best thrifting score?
Last year I scored an over-sized, authentic Michael Kors Runway watch in a Dallas area thrift store, which is still being sold at Neimans for $255.


Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.
I was raised by my grandparents, who by all accounts, were probably done raising kids by the time I came to live with them, so they didn't have any hard and fast rules as to what I could and could not wear to school. They let me wear whatever I wanted, which resulted in grass skirts in the winter, my grandpa's size XXL dress shirts belted with leggings, and various pieces of dance costumes repurposed into every day wear. I got a lot of inspiration from Claudia of The Babysitters' Club Books, and got into my grandma's craft supplies a lot to attempt to create things I had seen on MTV or in issues of YM.


Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?
1) Style-wise, and I know this sounds crazy, but get a professional bra fitting at a boutique lingerie store or a nice department store at least once a year. They say that eight out of ten women wear the wrong bra size. Once I found out that I was wearing the wrong bra size and made the switch, suddenly my tops started looking better and my bulges went away, making my dresses fit in a more flattering way.

2) For DIY's, taking one basis sewing class will end up saving you so much money. You can bust out cloth coaster or napkins in a under an hour for housewarming gifts, hem your own skirts and pants, and sew curtains and pillows for your house very easily. Your friends will think you're a craft queen, even if you can only sew straight lines.

3) My favorite thrifting tip is simple: look in departments other than the women's and always check the dressing room "go-back" rack. I've found some of my favorite blazers in the men's section, overlooked gems in the jewelry case, and amazing vintage on the "ethnic clothing" rack.

6 comments

  1. So cute! I am not very fashion-minded, but when I heard that mixed prints were in, that was like permission to wear whatever I wanted and I am having such fun with it. I love animal prints with stripes, floral prints with stripes, feminine tops with business-like blazers...you're adorable!

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  2. I absolutely LOVE Indiana. Not only is she my blog mentor, but she is a beautiful person, in and out. Great feature!

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  3. YM now that's something I haven't thought of in a while!

    I'm loving all the patterns.

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  4. I totally agree with her thrifting tip. I get really great "shrunken" flannel shirts from the little boys section all the time!

    Bra fitting...ugh, that's something I need to do.

    I Love her colorful, fun style.

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  5. I love she has drawn style inspiration from Claudia from The Babysitters Club books. I too was a pre-teen Claud-clone!

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  6. I'm so happy to see two of my favorite bloggers team up!

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