With an Impulse to Take Flight


mixing prints, flying, martha stewart, pan am, outfits, leopard print skirt-striped top-red leather bow belt

What I’m Wearing
* Vintage leopard slip {worn over another vintage slip} I found this little jagged edged slip in a thrift shop in my early 20′s and have been wearing it as a skirt on and off through the years ever since. I never once thought of wearing it as a slip, why would I hide such a fun little gem?
* Forever 21 striped t-shirt from a few years ago… last seen here
* Red leather bow belt was my Grandma’s… and one of my favorite pieces I have of hers {though there are so many}
* Victoria’s Secret open cardigan… again, and again, and again. Apologies if I’m boring you by wearing these so often this past Spring and Summer but they are just so easy to wear with so many things & it’s always FREEZING in the gallery & the outfits I post here are almost always of what I wear there. {and I promise VS has not paid me to wear them though they probably should be ;}
* Simple silver drop earrings and my Tiffany lock pendant necklace. This outfit was just so loud I thought I’d keep the accessories minimal, as well as the hair, which I just pulled back in simple low, messy twist.
* Tom Ford cat eye sunglasses
* Carlos Santana peep toe ankle wedges {my husband laughs at me every time I wear these but I’m loving them momentarily} – last seen here

* Still loving my gray/hematite nails I gave myself another manicure while watching the Jets lose to the Raiders yesterday.

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Who watched the new show Pan Am on ABC last night? I was kind of excited to see it because the husband and I were invited to attend Sony Pictures TV dinner at BlogHer ’11 back in August to watch the pilot {heh, pilot} and I really wanted to see if they had made any changes… which they did not as far as I could tell. And I have to say, I liked it just as much last night as I did in August. I mean any show that’s set in the 60′s now is going to obviously be compared to Mad Men but this is really so different. Well, I guess it’s not completely different as it does focus on a “career” driven set of women… “A new breed of women” says the show. But I liked it nonetheless. What Pan Am has that Mad Men doesn’t is that it’s more focused on the women than the men but also includes espionage which gives it a little more of an edge. It has definitely left me intrigued and wanting to see more and I think the production value was high. I’ve already set the DVR to record the series and am looking forward to see where the show goes in upcoming episodes.

And speaking of flying… {read this} if you don’t know this little bit of trivia about me, I haven’t been on a plane since 9/11. I know, it’s insane, but I’m a bit terrified, to say the least. Terrified because I had a major panic attack on a plane once & realized up in the air that I couldn’t get off. It just coincided with 9/11. I’ve always been a timid flyer but was willing to endure the nerves because I wanted to travel. Though I haven’t been to Europe or Australia, which I would actually like to visit some day, I’ve been to New York and Mexico a few times and a few other states as well. But since 9/11 – nothing. WELL… last week, a producer from The Martha Stewart Show contacted me asking if I’d like to submit ideas to possibly teach Martha on the show. Yes, it actually said to TEACH MARTHA ON THE SHOW. I had to reread it 100 times to make sure I was seeing it correctly and then after screaming it to the husband almost immediately realized the show is taped in New York… meaning, uh, I would have to get on a plane. So uh, yeah, I may be the only one in the world who would ever turn down an opportunity to be ON THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW to TEACH MARTHA something. I’m obviously an idiot. I submitted my ideas and disclosed my fear of flying which was warmly received but there is talk of Skyping in on the show for the coming season, which I am obviously more on board for {heh, on board}…. And now it’s your turn to tell me just how big of an idiot I am … go ahead, I’m ready for it ;)

mixing prints-leopard print and  stripes-red leather bow belt

leopard skirt and striped top-cat eye sunglasses

black peep toe wedges with ankle strap buckle

details-gray nails-red bow belt- rings-leopard print-stripes

Stripes and Leopard Print  with  red bow belt

And later that day… a more casual version of it, I removed the belt & untucked half of my shirt, lost the wedges and opted for my red chuck taylor converse all stars which I think I’ve had since I was 19. I’ve actually been wearing these everywhere lately. I love finding old classics in the back of my closet. They feel brand new again but already have that great worn in look, because they are.

stripes + leopard skirt + red converse

LeRoy came out to join us and the husband caught him in the middle of a shake!

leroy the french bulldog mid shake

Happy Monday!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

42 Comments

  • DiamondsandTulle

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Oh WOW! First off, love the slip over slip! Super retro sexy!
    But re the Martha Show! Congrats on the invite! I can’t really relate to the fear of flying, but I know it is a real thing with a lot of people. My only suggestions? Take a short flight trip somewhere as a test, maybe get a prescription for anti-anxiety or even insomnia so you can be more relaxed/maybe sleep on the flight? And if you DO go – a red-eye? Keep us posted!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

  • Katie

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    I hope you’re able to figure something out because I know I’d love to see you on TV!

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    First of all, I love this look! Stripes and leopard look great together!

    Second, I can NOT believe you were thinking, even for a second,about rejecting the opportunity to teach Martha Stewart something! I really hope that the whole skyping thing works out and if not, you need to take 10 sleeping pills and get on the plane to NY :D

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    I refuse to be polite! It’s MARTHA STEWART!!!!!!!!!! Get your ass on the plane! Or send me instead!

    *walks off cursing under my breath*

    Oh…love the leopard.

    *still cursing under my breath*

  • redvelvetandleopard

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    I love this little ensemble!! I’m a big fan of mixing prints lately, not to mention leopard is like my black! ;)

    I understand about the fear of flying…my friend totally recommends Overcome the Fear of Flying by Glenn Harrold, audiobook form. She listened to it on a 6-hour flight to and fro and swears it was the only thing that kept her calm! You should try it out…cuz after all, it’s Martha!!!!

  • Cait

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    I’m so happy for your successes! I had a friend take Amtrak from one coast to another, so that may be an interesting option. Or maybe Martha would be up for coming to California? But if I were in your shoes (I’d choose the DIY gem and sequined pair) I would show your fear who’s boss and fly to NYC. The shopping is incredible and you can start posting on how to plan fabulous vacations abroad.

  • Della

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, either way you are still teaching Martha!

    I’m the complete opposite of you- I love flying. I think it has to do growing up with a paratrooper Dad and living on an air force base.

    Love the outfit!

  • Anna Saccone

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Now I’m interested in Pan Am because I really loved Mad Men but I was afraid this was going to be a cheap copy or something. After hearing what you had to say about it I’m willing to give it a go :) Oh and don’t worry about the flying thing…I know how you feel :( I love travelling, and I never ever feared flying until my uncle/godfather was killed in a plane crash 3 years ago. It was a crash landing and since then I’ve hated it!

  • Jessica

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Having personally dealt with panic/anxiety for the past 5 years (and traveled 20+ times in the past 2 years)… I’d say you need to find your own motivation in something that means more to you than avoiding panic. If having the opportunity to be on the show (Awesome!!) means more to you than avoiding an attack, you will find your own coping mechanisms (relaxation techniques, medication, therapy/hypnosis?) and get on the plane. But just my two cents.

  • PinkGlitter

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Aw you have a cute dog. I love your red bow belt. I hope you can work something out and possibly skype with the Martha Stewart show because it sounds like an amazing opportunity- congrats!

  • christy

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    You should go! I’ve been an audience member once and you can’t get the true feel of the huge studio unless you experience it in person. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

  • Schnelle Couture

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    love that skirt and belt together! I could never pull off mixing those prints but you do it effortlessly.

  • Michelle

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    you’re not an idiot – not at all! it does suck that you might miss out on an opportunity but we all have hangups and issues. that said, it would be AWESOME for you and if you DID get on the plane and make it there it could be a break through for you.

    oh, and i really love this outfit. i remember when you posted the little belt on twitter and i went nuts for it – i’m such a sucker for a good bow :)

  • Jaclyn T

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    1. Congrats on the Martha business!
    2. Ain’t no shame in skype!
    3. What if you took an ativan (just joking–I’m not trying to push dugs on you)?
    4. Train ride?

    Whatever you choose, I think it’s great that you have this opportunity!

    –Jaclyn T
    Elegant Twig Jewellery
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/trickart
    http://positiveponderings.blogspot.com

  • Jennifer

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    congrats on the offer! that’s amazing!!!

    i know how you feel though! this year, i was offered to be shipped off to New York and then Barcelona. you know i’m terrified to fly (+ general anxiety about many things lol), so i promptly turned both down and then became depressed. even more depressed when i check out the other bloggers that took my spot :(

    the biggest bummer for me when i turn things down is i feel like i can’t brag to friends and family about my accomplishments since i turned them down, and they are “brag worthy”. i hate to even mention it cuz i know people are going to say, OMG ur afraid to fly, what’s wrong with you lol. i want friends and family to know that this little hobby of mine is doing well, which is easily told in a story about going to new york or barcelona lol. it is still an accomplishment… we did earn it after all, whether we took the opportunity or not!!!

    you’re not an idiot though, you can’t help your fear, and we’re working on it. you had a major accomplishment this year at blogher and i’m so proud of you. when you went through with that, i was like damnit, now im gonna have to get off my ass and overcome a fear lol.

  • Pencil Skirts and Lattes

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    It sounds like a great opportunity – but if you’re too anxious to fly, it is what it is. No sense beating yourself up about it! Plus the Skype option seems legit! :)

    PS – LOVE these shoes. Seriously. Love.

    -Sarah
    http://www.pencilskirtsandlattes.com

  • Anonymous

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    You are NOT alone…….I have not/will not get on a plane. Much too stressful before boarding (and during the flight). Who needs that kind of stress? In this day and age, really, there isn’t any need, IMO, to get on a plane. My motto is: “Avoid Stress If Possible”. Stay safe always. p.s. Love that outfit!

  • Anonymous

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve seen plenty of “important” people and/or celebrities on Skype! It’s the same as being there, IMO! Keep safe and as stress-free as possible. YOU are the smart/common sense one!

  • CessOviedo

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Oh how fun it looks with the sneakers! Cool mix and match ;) … will be definitely watching this new show, read lots of great things about it!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • antique engagement rings

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    I love vintage and your chuck taylors!

  • Katie

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Oh my goodness?!?! An offer from Martha – that’s big time! How awesome.

    I know EXACTLY how you feel. I am terrified of flying. I don’t like the feeling that I’m not in control…I’m afraid of heights…etc. And it really stinks because it is hard to find people who understand how I feel…that I need to white knuckle the arm rests and to shut the window so I can’t see out as we take off. My hands sweat, my senses seem heightened…every little bump scares the ever living crap out of me. It does help to have my husband with me, I’ve noticed. However, the trick for me has really been to get a prescription for Xanax. I only take it when I fly, and it really does help. I just kind of zone out for the entire flight. I’ve been doing this for maybe 5-6 years (I don’t fly too often though) and at this point I’m actually thinking of conquering my fear and stopping the “flying pills” for our upcoming trip in October. I’m sure it wouldn’t work for everyone, but just my two cents, coming from a fellow fearful traveler!

  • Anonymous

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    I am more interested in what you are going to wear for us when you “quit the day job”. :D
    – Tessa

  • Mary Ann

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    i watched Pan Am – I love the fashion, hairstyles, cars and music!

  • Anonymous

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Delurking for a moment to say that yes, you can totally handle a flight to NY! I am terrified of flying (since 9/11, and I’m Canadian eh?) but I have to fly for work. So I take Ativan (one on the way to the airport, one before boarding and one mid flight) and I sail on through. Sometimes I even have a nap. The problem about avoiding flying when you are afraid of it is that it reinforces the fear. I hope that makes sense. YOU CAN DO IT :D

    Ally

  • Peetzi Jen

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    First, I am IN LOVE with this entire outfit. But especially the leopard slip with the little scalloped edge. To. Die. For.

    Second, I am DEATHLY afraid of flying. And have more then my share of panic attacks while doing so. BUT, you just CAN’T let that stop you from doing the show. I’ve tried a stiff drink, Xanax, squeezing the shit outta the hand of the person next to me and bringing my own cozy blanket on the plane to hide under. All of these things help. So does praying. And what all makes it worth it is getting out in the world and getting to experience the other great parts of life waiting for YOU!

    You can do it!

  • Sing

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    I adore stripes and leopard together.

  • Holly Courtney

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Congratulations on such a wonderful opportunity, Maegan! I would really hate to see you pass this up. Maybe you could look into the # of vehicular accidents in LA during rush hour versus those on airplanes. You are SO much safer in the air than driving in that crazy city. Also, with airline customer service being as shitty as it is today, you will likely be to too upset and frustrated to spare a thought about your safety!

  • Sneza

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    Bunny, remember the Allen Carr book that helped you quit smoking? Well, he’s got a book about getting over the fear of flying. It’s worth a shot!

  • Vanessa

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    I feel the same way about flying. And I would love to fly and see the world. Europe is possible to me, because I live there. But friends of mine are in Asia and Australia in the moment and I can’t get there to visit.
    Reading that you will overcome your fears bolsters me. Your kind of an idol for me! Keep going on!

  • Caroline, No.

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    DUDE. You have to get on the plane! Seriously, think how many flights per day take off and land JUST FINE. I hate flying too though, I have to say. You just have to dealio.

    DO it do it do it. xxx

  • Holly

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    OK, you HAVE to do it!!!!!!!!! you will regret it. you will. martha is queen. and to one day be able to say you were on her show and had your own crafting segment would be amazing. you would be in amazing company too, i love when crafters come on and they do a project together. its SO FUN! because the crafter is in charge of moving martha along, unlike the cooking segments where she is leading the show. ok, i actually enjoy flying, so i guess im not the best person to be saying this. but oh my god maegan, PLEASE reconsider! this would be so so so HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    signed,
    crazy ass martha stewart fan

  • Anonymous

    September 26, 2011 | Reply

    If your intuition tells you to keep off planes…..and since there is Skype, I would do the Skype and relax and have fun! It will be a good show to watch! When in doubt, do the less stressful thing, IMO. Have a sunny and stress-free week!

  • Elaine

    September 27, 2011 | Reply

    Take a train! You can make a big trip out of it.

  • Namine

    September 27, 2011 | Reply

    why fly… there’s other options! you look fabulous!

  • Anonymous

    September 27, 2011 | Reply

    i don’t want to get political but think of it this way: if some dead terrorists are keeping you. YOU. someone with so much talent and potential, from even more success… they win.

    planes are scary if you have anxiety of course. I definitely think you should try the audio someone recommended before. this is too big to miss!

  • K.M.

    September 27, 2011 | Reply

    love the belt ..i have one in grey ♥

  • SConnerFoto

    September 28, 2011 | Reply

    That is such wonderful news!!! You HAVE to go to New York! You’re not an idiot, you just need a xanax prescription… It seriously works for me every time. I try to do some yoga breathing too, but I find that drugs are best. I love drugs… and I mean that in a totally sarcastic yet serious way… Oh screw it, it’s ok if I sound like a housewife with a Rx problem. LOL!!

  • LocalCeleb

    September 28, 2011 | Reply

    Love your style!Get up and GO to NY! AWESOME..

    http://www.localcelebz.blogspot.com

  • Down and Out Chic

    September 29, 2011 | Reply

    love the mix of patterns with the stripes and leopard print! also, you are not crazy to be feeling the way you do about flying. this is a great opportunity though and nothing that a little xanax can’t help!

  • Matter Of Style

    September 29, 2011 | Reply

    congratulations for the big achivement! You have to find a way to take that flight! I know it may sound extreme but why not take something to sleep and rest during the trip?

  • Summer

    September 30, 2011 | Reply

    by far, hands down, one of my FAVORITE outfits EVER. I want to borrow it. Or steal it. And I love it both ways.

    And seriously? Martha Stewart?!? You are so big you don’t even know it. Take that xanax and get your bootie on the plane. Or, okay….I’ll take one too and go with you and hold your hand the whole way there.

    And then we can shop. =)

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    March 10, 2012 | Reply

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    50 of the main costumes were made from scratch using vintage fabrics. The rest were true vintage sourced from costume shops and vintage stores. The accessories used in the film, like hats, handbags, jewelry and sunglasses, were all true vintage.

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