5.2.12

Every Girl Has a Molly

When I'm scanning my Google Reader and catching up on posts, one blog always captures my full attention. Vintage Is The New Black is the blog for NoirOhio Vintage, an incredibly popular American vintage store on eBay. It's run by a lady called Maggie and modelled by a lady called Molly.

Something I've realised to my surprise lately is that I'm not fussed about shopping for vintage... One too many times I've wandered into vintage shops almost robotically but found that I either can't be arsed to forage through endless rails, or I am put off by hefty price labels. To be honest, I much prefer hunting out my own bargains in charity shops and car boot sales! 

So, plugging this store is not the purpose of this post (although the postage prices to the UK are quite reasonable, I must say!) No - I treat NoirOhio like a favourite style blog. A go-to for outfit inspiration. The stunningly styled Molly, seems to be able to pull off any look. She also proves that bright lipstick makes every outfit look at least 57% cooler. Noted.












I'm in such a style rut at the moment and feel like, for various reasons, nothing suits me and I'm not worthy of the 'style' proclamation in my blog title. But a scroll through this blog tonight has reminded me of all the different styles I love, and how underneath my samey disguise, there is a girl who adores versatile style. I must stop losing sight of this and mix things up a bit, like I did during my Wardrobe Wake Up. Maybe sometimes we need a style crush to revive our crushed style..! 

I'm not saying I'm going to turn into a cool and svelte goddess like Molly overnight (or ever, let's face it), but god damn it, I refuse to bore myself any longer! 


32 comments:

  1. I loved your Wardrobe Wake-up, it was one of the reasons I got into blogging, so would love to see you do it again, I keep thinking I will too, but keep putting it off. I feel the same about vintage too, was just thinking that yesterday. Feels so much more rewarding when you pick up something in a charity shop for a couple of pounds!

    Penny x

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  2. amazing outfits! love them all! (:

    xx

    skadiida.blogspot.com

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  3. I love that girl !! If I looked good in leather trousers I'd never have them off..

    HELen

    pierrelecat

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  4. i know how you feel! having to wear mostly black at work makes me get into a bit of a style rut sometimes...but like you said you've just gotta get inspired again! loving these looks :)

    500daysoffashion.blogspot.com

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  5. She has AH-MAZING style! I have always loved your style but I definitely know what you mean about getting in a style rut! xx

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  6. Omgsh! Amazing, I'm so glad you've mentioned them, I'm so gonna follow them (don't worry, I already follow you :P)!!

    L.
    Good Morning Angel.

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  7. Wow shes a beaut! Love the clothes too, I know what you mean I'm in a mega style rut at the mo too :S deffo need a muse! x

    http://thatgirlobsessed.blogspot.com/

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  8. Never heard of NoirOhio Vintage before but shall give it a butchers! Mollie dresses incredibly well, red lippy does make outfits look instantly more awesome. I just wish I could find the perfect shade of red!

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  9. Gorgeous! I wish my tattoo's looked that lush as well! x

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  10. She is beautiful and just exudes "cool". I need to find myself fashion wise I'm becoming very bored.

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  11. Loving the aqua cropped trousers! So want them in my wardrobe to cheer me up and chase away the winter blues! @katie try MAC's Russian Red. I purchased this recently after seeing it on a few blogs and its gorgeous on.

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  12. Yup this is my Molly:

    http://paniekscelencja.blogspot.com/

    But no chance am I ever going to be that cool......we can but try :)

    xxxxx

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  13. Vintage Is The New Black is my instant go to for when I feel a bit stuck for ideas! I love the styling so much, helps a lot when I get a bit of brain freeze in my VM job too. Love this post, Noir Ohio deserves a bit more bigging up over here X

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  14. Liking the patterned shirt, but thats it for me...all others are far too 'vintage' on the scale for me.

    BLEURGH
    www.say-bleurgh.blogspot.com

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  15. Its great when you come accross a blog/site/lookbook that you can really take inspiration from!
    And now I am perusing their site... you're an enabler! Belle du Brightonxx

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  16. I love the looks

    http://mybwd.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow, those are some pretty incredible looks! I love her tattoos too. I must say, Gem, you're often to me what she is to you in terms of style inspiration - you've got some damn good style going on! I totally copied your cat tshirt also (but I do bloody love cats).

    Emily Wears Things
    xxx

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  18. gorgeous outfits and gorgeous girl, wow, thanks for blogging about this, amazing inspiration !xxx

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  19. i love all of these!


    love the blog girl, so happy to have stumbled upon it. :)

    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  20. i love all of these looks, just love them all :)

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  21. Lovely outfits! I agree about vintage shopping, it gets tedious and sometimes the hefty up-marking in price doesn't fall in line with its actual value. Although sometimes, you do find some reasonably priced diamonds in the rough! x

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  22. I bet you are a Molly to a whole lot of people Gem! (By the way, is your blog title a Say Anything reference? If so you are even more awesome than I thought you were!) She does look amazing though, I would look ridiculous in most of those outfits and like another commenter said, if I looked like that in leather trousers I think I would sleep in them! I'd never take them off! xxx

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  23. You're right, she's such good inspiration when you're in a rut! I feel exactly the same. All of Molly's outfits are lovely, but I agree there is better bargains to find in charity shops then vintage prices x

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  24. Really cute shots, would love to offer you a freebie from our site to inspire some new outfits? :)
    Check it out and let me know if there's anything you like. www.roamkix.com
    Jess xx

    www.roamkix.blogspot.com

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  25. You have amazing style Gem! :) I love the vintage dresses that Molly is modelling, but it's so hard to pull off the really vintage looks :( xxx

    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.com/

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  26. That's what is so great about blogging - you read and see other people's style and try to emulate it to shake up your own style a bit. I find so much inspiration on blogs, I think everyone does :)
    R xx

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  27. She looks amazing, I am so bloody jealous!! I wish I could pull off anything and everything and look stupidly cool in ugly cardigans and ill-fitting jumpsuits, booo for my skinny jeans and sweater style rut

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  28. You're right, she works every garment! Also, I loooooove the title of this post referencing Say Anything (:

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  29. THANKS FOR THE LOVE!! we la-la LOVE your blog! you are darling and have amazing style
    kisses from noirohio!
    xx

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  30. I love noirohio vintage as well!

    http://inspiref.blogspot.com/

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