9.03.2013

for the record

so last year for christmas, i gave anthony a record player. i was super excited for us to start a record collection, hunt for our favorite albums, dance around our apartment, etc. but it hasn't exactly gone according to plan. yes, we've been buying records, but the record player i ordered from amazon didn't work! no matter what we tried or how nice of speakers we bought, it just wouldn't play. so we got lazy and kinda forgot about it (oops). but a couple weeks ago, we took it to a local record store in catonsville called trax on wax and the lovely man working told us our needle was out of place, and proceeded to snap it back in. voilà! it was fixed. yes, we should have done that months ago, but oh well! it works now. and i can finally listen to lana del rey on vinyl. all is well in the world.


so now that we have an up and running record player, we have been buying records up a storm. anthony ordered some of his faves online, and we also hit up a few local ones in baltimore while i was still there. when anthony drove me up to pittsburgh to move in, there was no doubt about it that we had to stop by jerry's records. the place is huge. they literally have over a million amazing records and the prices can't be beat. i'm talking most are under $5. it was actually voted one of the best record stores in the country by rolling stone magazine a few years ago.


it was a fun day out and about in pittsburgh. we saw some friends, ate vietnamese food (i tried pho soup for the first time!), and bought a bunch of good records. personally, i was stoked to find some michael jackson, tina turner, and bruce springsteen. and anthony found a johnny cash album and fleetwood mac live. talk about a successful day. we were two happy campers.



i thrifted this crop top while home in anthony's hometown and i'm crazy about it. the bright color and the fit are just perfect. and it was a dollar! i mean come on people, how can you not thrift?! it's the best (and cheapest) hobby ever. this darling skirt is forever 21 from about 5 years ago and it just never gets old to me. ha! the flowers are so pretty. looking back i'm wondering why i didn't wear this on the fourth of july! what the heck is my problem, it's literally red, white, and blue! well, we will just say happy belated labor day, and call it quits :)


i never miss an opportunity to pair turquoise accents with an outfit (in case you haven't noticed). it's my fave color and this purse from urban outfitters rocks. the color is gorgeous! one of the things i'm going to miss most about summer is all of the color. i'm going to try my best to incorporate fun and bright colors into my fall wardrobe. it's a little more tricky because when it gets cold and grey outside, i just want to throw on an oversized black sweater and run out the door. but the world needs color all year round! dream in neon, people! ;)


i hope everyone had a fabulous long weekend, and is enjoying the fact that today isn't monday.

xxoo,
n

outfit details
crop top: thrifted
skirt: forever 21
sandals: thrifted
bracelet: forever 21

34 comments:

  1. I love vinyl shopping :). And woaaah, $1 for that crop top?! Amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. going to the record store is my fav..girl you are too cute!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oh my goodness, adore these photos. So glad to hear the record player is finally working. Let the apartment dance sessions begin. :) If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xo

    www.fashboulevard.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. love your cross bracelet!

    http://oyouclassy.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. cute skirt!

    love from nyc
    http://dryycleanonly.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I enjoy going to charity shops during weekends and search for special vintage albums from the Beatles. Some are really unique. Glad your player is working :) Your skirt is fabulous, great print!
    Anastasia
    Natbee'sFashion
    Shop my closet

    ReplyDelete
  7. cute cute! love that you got a record player too:)

    xo annie

    http://silverliningjournal.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  8. love this look on you! sounds like an awesome day!
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. I got a record player early last spring and I love it. I love tracking down my favorite old albums and searching through garage sale piles. I'm so glad you got your record player fixed and your thrifted crop top is too cute.

    - Caitlin
    http://woreoutblog.com/

    ReplyDelete
  10. Pretty! Please check out my blog at www.loveolia.com! Hope you'll follow!

    ReplyDelete
  11. looks like an awesome record shop! love that lil red skirt, cute!

    lacee swan

    ReplyDelete
  12. Cute outfit! I really like your skirt! Please check out my blog and follow if you'd like! :)

    xoxo,
    Olivia Yuen
    Morning Blush Blog

    Bloglovin'Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest

    ReplyDelete
  13. Lovely look, dear! Really liking the skirt. x

    http://chictrends.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thats so good that you were able to get the record player fixed! Yay. Loving your gorgeous skirt by the way xx

    ReplyDelete
  15. Cute outfit!

    http://www.hiteastyle.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi what a cute nice blog honey you have.....My name isMarie I am a Blogger based in italy and I was wandering if we could follow each other GFC bloglovin
    Let me know I will follow back as always! Love Marie.
    www.mariezamboli.com
    www.mariezamboli.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! And I actually already follow you! Love your blog :)

      Delete
  17. cute skirt!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Such a pretty skirt, and the turquoise compliments it well! :) I must say, I'm super jealous of your working record player. My husband and I have a record cabinet that we've been meaning to fix for a few years now. Siighh. We have a record store that looks very similar and I love going in there.. must get it fixed! So glad I stumbled on to your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  19. As much as I want a record player I'm so hesitant about investing because of the price of albums these days! Do you think there's a huge or noticeable difference in the quality of vinyls vs mp3? Or is it more for aesthetics? thanks <3

    canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  20. Nice skirt, loved
    www.facebook.com/Agoratopronta
    agoratopronta.blogspot.com.br

    Beijos!

    ReplyDelete
  21. CUte skirt! :)
    Kisses from Poland!
    http://blond-yasmin.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  22. I like the poppy print on the dress.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

    ReplyDelete
  23. I must say i love all these photos but i ADORE your entire outfit, you look absolutely adorable!

    http://everythingsalwayssunny.com
    Kristin xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. ah, such a good call on the record player. i imagine it makes you feel closer to the music, bands, and era somehow.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Love your skirt! Would you like to follow each other? xx

    http://chasingsstyle.blogspot.in/

    ReplyDelete
  26. beautiful photos
    Pass on my blog ”Inside Me” and follow me if you like, I'd love to.
    You can find me on:
    Facebook
    Chicisimo
    Instagram
    Lookbook
    Bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love the second picture,
    you look really cute. :)

    BLOG // BLOGLOVIN

    ReplyDelete
  28. so cute dress!! love it!
    Check out my new photography blog! http://fantikfanny.blogspot.co.il/

    ReplyDelete
  29. Glad you got your record player fixed! I love finding old records, one day when I stop being lazy I want to frame some of my favorite ones around my room! :) Love your skirt btw!

    Rachel Emma
    Daydream Frenzy

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hello dear,
    would you like to support each other's blogs on facebook and bloglovin? Btw, love your blog's design, so chic!

    Best wishes,
    Gabriella
    http://gabriellawolf.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete