Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Globetrotter: Desert Dreamin’ With Amanda Shoemaker
It’s impossible to define Amanda Shoemaker, and that’s just the way she likes it. We were instantly hooked when we first discovered her blog, One Of Each, where the Scottsdale-based blogger documents her ever-changing style and hair color along with inspiring DIY projects. She’s a true Southwest native with an enviable collection of denim, moccasins, and gemstones – the latter of which she turns into one-of-a-kind necklaces and rings for her line, GEMEG Jewelry. You know, when she’s not busy working as an Art Director or going on impromptu desert adventures with her husband and BFFs. Ready to go for a ride?
“These are some of my favorite rings that I found in Tombstone, Arizona on a road trip. The tattoo is a design I made as the logo for my jewelry line. I loved the geometric design so thought, ‘What the heck? Tattoo time!’”
“This is my husband, Aaron. He’s the love of my life. We went to the Pacific Northwest for our first anniversary last year, and this was taken right before our near-death kayaking experience.”
“I love going to northern Arizona in the summer to escape the heat. Sedona, Jerome and Flagstaff are a few of my favorites. These are two shots I got at the Grand Canyon a few years ago. Pretty incredible, no?”
“Here are a few of my precious gemstones. I’ve had a thing with collecting stones ever since I was a child. I would pick out the most lovely rocks from my front yard, put them in tiny Dixie cups, and go door to door in my neighborhood selling “cups of rocks” for fifty cents. A creative saleswoman at heart, I guess. My favorite are the Chalcopyrite or Peacock Ore on the right. They come in all sorts of teal and purple hues.”
“I also have a thing for collecting moccasins. Lucky for me, you can easily find them all over Arizona.”
“My best friend Annie and I are always getting into trouble. We drove up to Flagstaff last weekend on a spur-of-the-moment trip. When we arrived, we began our search for a place to crash for the night and ended up at the Motel Du Beau. It was quite the experience, being my first time staying at a hostel.”
“Annie beat me at our ‘Who can tie the cherry stem with their tongue the fastest?’ game.”
“There’s nothing like the views in Arizona. My favorite!”
Shop Amanda's Nasty Gal Picks
Coin Studded Belt
Puebla Bucket Bag
Venice Wedge Sneaker
Evil Eye Ring
Deep Cut Tank
Tryst Bucket Bag
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 A Week With: Devyn, The Badass Girl Behind The Lens
Vintage The Perverts Tee
Meet Devyn, the coolest Assistant Photographer on the planet. Inspired by old school streetwear, vintage photos of b-boys, and ’70s skater culture, she never fails to show up to the studio in mindblowingly awesome outfits and has one of the most unique styles of anyone we know. Which is saying a lot. Her motto: It’s not really what you wear, but how you wear it.
Shop Devyn's Nasty Gal Picks
Kate Muscle Tee
Metal Rope Bracelet
Second Skin Jeans
Fight The Power Ring
Dr Martens Classic 8 Eye Boot
Chiffon Tux Blouse
Zodiac Bracelet - Capricorn
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Guest Edit: Introducing Steak Anderson
Oh, hey: Meet Rachael Finley, aka, Steaktooth. We like her style, her sense of humor, and how she spends her free time (making lists and drinking wine), so we tapped her to be our newest guest blogger. This is her first dispatch.
See, I’m new here. And while I have no doubt in my mind that pretty soon we’re all going to be vibing really well, first posts are scary. First anythings are scary, but we can get to that in a month or something. I was kind of struggling between a good intro about who I “am” or defaulting to my norm of making a bunch of cool lists or tiptoeing around, in, and directly on the nose of painfully awkward issues that happen over on my other blog. And that’s when this happened:
Thursday, July 12, 2012 Right Now: Better In Prints
Longtime lovers of mixing it up, we’re giving our worn-to-death denim a rest and opting for bottoms with unexpected pops of print! It’s an easy way to pack a punch that will take you from work to the weekend and everywhere in between. So load up on leopard skinnies, floral cutoffs, and graphics galore…it’s time to let your legs have some fun.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 OMG, Shoes!: This Could Be You
Meet Christina, the oh-so-lucky girl that won our last Shoes For A Year sweepstakes. We got the chance to catch up with her to see her new collection of heels, boots and towering platforms. If you haven’t signed up yet, this year’s sweepstakes ends on January 29th, so step on it!
In this smorgasbord of shoes, what have you realized about your style?
I’ve noticed I really like the shoe to elevate the overall outfit. I’m not afraid to mix hard and soft looks.
If you had to choose just one pair of shoes to wear for a month, which would they be?
My favorite pair is the Sam Edelman Spiked Low Desert Boots (which are sold out, but here’s a similar pair) because they go with any outfit, whether it be a dress or a pair of jeans.
What are your favorite shoes on Nasty Gal right now?
I’m definitely digging the Zoe Oxford in Hologram. They’re a mix of feminine and masculine that’s so charming.
Have you found any new beloved brands or do you not play favorites?
How did you make space in your life for all these shoes?
Luckily, I’m usually pretty conservative with the number of shoes I have in my closet, so they easily fit in with the rest of them. I’ve started to stack them on higher shelves. Organization is key or I find myself wearing the same pairs over and over. I keep them in the box and have the description of the shoe facing out.
Has winning this contest helped refine your style or has it expanded it?
The shoes on Nasty Gal are bold and edgy. I love this! Winning the contest has definitely allowed me to expand my style in a much more exciting way. It’s amazing how these shoes really ramp up any outfit!