Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Big Hair Woes and New Clothes

As many of you probably know, or have realized after reading my blog...I have huge hair. It's just HUGE. That's pretty much the #1 adjective I use to describe it. So I decided to take a before and after picture of my gigantic hair (pre-straightening) to prove to ya'll just how big it is! (WARNING: Big hair picture may scare young children.) Just kidding...but really.

(As you can see, even I was in shock)
(Thank THE LORD for creating straighteners. I wouldn't be who I am today without them)
 In other news...yesterday, after 4 HOURS of shopping in Forever 21 with Laura, I left with a full shopping bag and a big smile! I mean, who doesn't love new clothes? Lately sheer and silky tunic blouses have been all the rage in the fashion world! Bloggers such as Rumi Neely from fashiontoast ...
Andy Torres from Style Scrapbook
And even celebrities like Heidi Klum have been sporting this new trend!
You can also click this link and see where my beautiful friend Leslie talked about this trend on A Blonde Ambition earlier in the week! So while I was perusing the racks at one of the most hectic, but affordable and cute, stores in the WORLD I made sure to keep my eye out for a tunic...and I found one! So my gorgeous twin and myself decided to take a PPT photo-shoot while we were getting ready for a night out with friends and boyfriends! Check it out, folks...
Me and the boyfriend!
Laura and her friend Caroline!

So if you are searching for a new top that can easily transition from Summer to Fall, then try a sheer tunic or blouse! Pair it in the summer with some cut-offs and wedges, or in the fall with some skinny jeans and boots, and you're ready to roll! Stay tuned for more Summer Style here on PPT...and keep your eye out for a Twitter account coming soon!

keep on keepin on fashionistas
<3 Lindy

Saturday, June 25, 2011

PuNk FuNk

I know that I have posted about animal print and punk rock style a lot here on PPT...(awkward silence) but yesterday I bought the CUTEST leopard shirt at Target and I just had to share my outfit with ya'll! I am in LOVE with leopard. It can pretty much spice up any outfit and it looks adorable with bright colors! 
I had planned to take pictures of my ensemble, but I was so exhausted last night that it completely slipped my mind before I put my pajamas on! Thats what sleep does to me. Anywho, I tried to find it on Polyvore but it didn't show up (sad) so instead I put together an outfit that looks the same but it is WAY more expensive! Thank the Lord I know how to bargain shop! Heres the pricier version of what I wore yesterday....(minus the adorable jewelry. I wish.)

Giambattista Valli sheer top
$733 -

Hydraulic shorts
$28 -

Frye shoes
$190 -

Forever21 stretch bracelet
$13 -

Chris Habana cross necklace
$163 -

So next time you are wondering what you could add to your wardrobe to make it a little more funky and fun, then remember LEOPARD PRINT! Just make sure you don't pair it with a trucker hat and Uggs...cus thats just a redneck disaster waiting to happen.

keep on keepin' on fashionistas
<3 Lindy

Monday, June 20, 2011


Sorry I have been so slack lately, readers! Summer classes are CRAZY but today I have a little fun "I have a dream" themed post for you (kinda)! This week for my Public Speaking class we had to come up with a special occasion speech to present as one of our final grades! We could pick whatever category we wanted it to fall under, and if we chose to we could pretend we were receiving an acceptance speech for an actual award that we one day aspire to receive! So what I decided to do was pretend I received the Bloglovin' blogger of the year award! 
Woohoo, go fictional me! So without further ado (which is a phrase btw that we aren't allowed to use in our speeches), here is my fake acceptance speech and the fake ensemble I would DIE to wear if I was actually receiving it! Enjoy... 

First off I want to thank the Bloglovin’ community for graciously awarding me blogger of the year! When I started Pirates Prevailing Taste my aspirations to be featured on Bloglovin’ seemed impossible. Never in a million years did I imagine I would be standing up here in front of my fans and some of my biggest role models. People who started out as my inspiration have now become my peers in one of the greatest experiences of my life. Fashiontoast, A Blonde Ambition and Style Scrapbook are just a few of the remarkable blogs that inspired me to create my own. Bloglovin’ has opened up so many doors and opportunities for me and has provided me with immeasurable love and support. 
When creating my blog in 2010 the only thing I sought after was to spread my love of fashion around East Carolina University. I wanted students to know that even if they aren’t famous or a model they can still be recognized for their sense of style. Furthermore, I would like to thank my classmates. If it wasn’t for them and my fans reading my blog day after day I wouldn’t be standing here at this moment. But it wasn’t just my colleagues that made attaining this award possible; I would also like to thank the designers. If it weren’t for their clothes my obsession with fashion would cease to exist. 
And last but not least I would like to thank my family, friends, and Pirates Prevailing Tastes wonderful photographer Allison. Without her we wouldn’t have captured the essence of ECU’s fashion like we did in so many shots. I am beyond thankful for all the encouragement that has surrounded me for the last 6 years. I hope that today I leave you all with the knowledge that no matter if its something as simple as buying your favorite pair of shoes, or as life changing as winning blogger of the year, you should always chase your dreams. Like Coco Chanel once said “success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” Thank you again! 

keep on keepin' on fashionistas
<3 Lindy

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ensemble Inspiration

So my wonderful twin Laura has had an awesome time putting together some outfits on Polyvore that I decided to share with ya'll as summer style inspiration! Hope you enjoy....

How CHIC are those??

keep on keepin' on fashionistas
<3 Lindy

Sunday, June 12, 2011


keep on keepin' on fashionistas
<3 Lindy

Monday, June 6, 2011

Summer Style Inspiration

It's official. I am ADDICTED to Pinterest. It is my new obsession. I sit online for hours pinning fashionable outfit after fashionable outfit and it's just so FUN! You must try it! So that is why I am sharing with you some Summer Style Inspiration that I gained from Pinterest!
I hope you enjoy it ladies and gentlemen...

BTW I'm sorry for the blurriness I have no idea why its doing that! Boo! Anyways, hopefully ya'll acquired some chic inspiration from all these summer style pictures! Stay tuned for more posts later this week...

keep on keepin' on fashionistas
<3 Lindy