Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April Inspiration

It's already Mid-April, but it's never too late to get inspired!

(1) Orla Kiely flower top, $335, (2) Pink trench coat, 150 AUD, (3) Faux leather skirt, £135, (4) Wet Seal wooden heels, $26, (5) FOSSIL vintage shoulder bag, $198, (6) Marchesa crystal clutch, $3,902, (7) SHANKA resin jewelry, $254, (8) H M plastic jewelry, £3.99, (9) Jigsaw hammered jewelry, £39, (10) Umbrella, $60, (11) Khaki hat, $27, (12) BCBG Max Azria retro shades, $85, (13) Yves Saint Laurent matte eyeshadow, $65, (14) NARS lip gloss, £19, (20) Beauty product$20

What trends are you feeling this month?

Monday, April 2, 2012

Guest Post: Fight Cancer through Fashion

I'm excited to share today's guest post from Jackie Clark, an outreach worker for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, who has a passion for fashion - from shoes to makeup, nail polish to handbags, and everything in between!  Jackie's an inspiration to all women and is sharing the reality of cancer and how women can say, "YES I have cancer, but I am no less beautiful than I was before my diagnosis".  

Enjoy! ♥

Atlantic City, NJ, Four Women, Circa 1960 by Deborah Willis (cancer survivor)

It is not easy to stay positive when unexpected events threatens to hinder your life. This can happen with something like a cancer diagnosis.  Mesothelioma is one type of cancer that women sometimes experience, and it can be a life-changing and scary event.  An important way to stay positive during these changes is to focus on the things that you love. Fashion is one thing that many women enjoy because it brings them great happiness and joy. If fashion is a part of life that makes you happy you can use it to your advantage to keep a positive attitude and a beautiful image each and every day.

Vintage fashion is particularly popular with women who enjoy wearing items that are unique. If you enjoy scouring markets for vintage clothing and accessories you can find many good deals.  Vintage fashion is a great way to explore a lot of different types of looks. Dress up like a gorgeous 50s housewife wearing a tight-bodice dress that has a 'poofy' skirt.  Pair it with a silk headscarf and some high heels for a look that's chic, romantic, and exceptionally fun to wear!

Another great look is 60s mod or 70s bohemian. 

For the 60s mod look you can put on dark eyeliner, light lipstick, a mini-dress and a pair of platform go-go boots. Many of the dresses from this time were made from bright color or color-blocking, which are fun and unique. 

The 70s bohemian look relies more on jumpsuits, moccasins, long scarves, vests and jeans.  A crocheted dress with boots is perfect for a bohemian look. You can rock either one of these styles for a look that is completely different from the styles found at stores today.

Vintage fashion can help make you feel confident and powerful.  It can make your inner beauty shine when you choose items that truly reflect a piece of yourself. Wear it because you absolutely love it. This will make you feel great even if you are suffering and feeling sick. Getting dressed every day is extremely important towards making you feel like your regular self, even after a cancer prognosis. Fashion can be very powerful.

Vintage fashion has another benefit in that you get to imagine the person who initially wore the item. This can be a fun activity that will get your imagination going. Try writing stories about this or talking about it with friends. You will find that you begin to relate to the vintage item more and more over time if you do this.  
If your life is suddenly put on hold due to something like a cancer diagnosis, a way to feel like yourself again is to focus on something that you love and are passionate about.  Fashion can be what you focus on in order to let your inner beauty shine again.  There are no guidelines to fashion, in this situation you are in control and have the ability to bring out your inner beauty and happiness however you would like to. 

If you'd like to find out more about Mesothelioma, you can visit www.mesothelioma.com.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Styling with Belts + New in Shop

Vintage belts are a fab way to effortlessly create a retro-inspired look.  They can also be used to cinch that loose fitting dress at the waist to enhance or create curves - and for my petite gals, to add length!

And let's not forget about the color blocking trend that most of us think we can't pull off.  A belt is a great way to break up the overwhelmingly bright colors.  Now everybody can get loud and fabulous!

Give it a whirl.  Head over to your local thrift store or check out the new additions we have at the shop.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

February Inspiration

I've always loved the neutral palette because it's like working with a blank canvas - your options are endless.  When it comes to fashion, I'm far from loud.  My trick is to accessorize my outfit with pops of color so the nude (or black, gray, navy, etc.) doesn't get lost.  Believe it or not, but by adding just one statement piece can bring life to that blah brown skirt.

February Inspiration Board
(1) Black tank, $22, (2) Alexander McQueen leather jacket, £3,270, (3) Alice by Temperley cropped jacket, £699, (4) Acne leather skirt, $1,400, (5) H&M skinny jeans, £30, (6) Lace up high heels, $58, (8) Marc by marc jacobs clutch, $199, (9) FOSSIL vintage backpack, $218, (10) Earrings, $132, (11) House of Harlow 1960 leather bangle, $80, (12) Oversized ring, $30, (13) H M wide ring, £3.99, (14) Stella McCartney vintage style sunglasses, €202, (15) Topshop straw hat, $36, (16) American Apparel hair bow accessory, $16, (17) Dorothy Perkins scarve, $12, (18) Eye Makeup by NARS Cosmetics - NARS, $45, (19) NARS Trio Eyeshadow - Douce France, $45, (20) M·A·C, Naturally Mineralize Skinfinish, $28, (21) IMAN Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick Iman Red, $10, (22) butter LONDON Nail Lacquer - 3 Free Nail Lacquers - Nail Polish -..., $15

How do you make your nude stand out?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show: Winter/Spring 2012

Hey girls (and guys)!  If you love fashion and shopping, you don't wanna miss the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show happening this weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC!  There'll be tons of vintage dealers with super fun finds that you can add to your own collection.  Check out www.manhattanvintage.com for more details!

Here are some photos of past events:


Hope to see you there! ♥

Monday, January 23, 2012

Forget, Focus, and Carry On

Let's get this week started off on a positive note, shall we?!

Happy Monday! ♥

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Eye Candy, Hand Candy

Hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend - I can't believe it's already mid-January!  A few days ago I noticed that stores were already celebrating Easter so I decided to get a very late jumpstart on Valentine's Day by adding a bunch of vintage rings to the shop.  Enjoy!

Vintage 1960s Twist Wire Ring

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Monday, January 16, 2012

My Golden Globe 2012 Favorites

It's that time of the year again - the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.  This year's red carpet was full of gorgeous backless gowns, flirty fishtails, nude hues, and loose dos.  Here are a few that I loved:

BEST DRESSED:  Charlize Theron ruled my red carpet list in her peek-a-boo leg Christian Dior Couture gown and Givenchy ankle-strap heels. ♥

BEST DRESSED:  At first glance, Emma Stone's fierce cat eyes caught my attention, but her flowy, gothic style two-tone Lavin dress was the icing on the cake.

BEST DRESSED:  Leave your jewels and accessories at home - Shailene Woodley's simple yet classic Marchesa gown speaks for itself!

BEST MAKEUP:  What's not to love about Dianna Argon's peachy cheeks and vintage inspired earrings?!

BEST DRESSED COUPLE:  Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum are the cutest couple ever. Jenna's emerald dress from the Maria Lucia Hohan Spring/Summer 2012 Collection was simply fabulous and Channing couldn't go wrong with a classic suit paired with a skinny black tie. 

Who were your favorites?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January Inspiration

Hope your 2012 is off to a positive start!  I always love ending each year with a massive closet clean out and revamping with a whole new look.  So let's get style inspired. ♥ ♥ ♥

January Inspiration Board

(1) Black dress, $37, (2) Carven long sleeve sweater, $239, (3) Marc by Marc Jacobs trench coat, $548, (4) Cotton skirt, $355, (5) Coclico lace up booties, $355, (6) Marni mary jane shoes, $259, (7) Proenza Schouler suede tote, $1,963, (8) Balmain genuine leather handbag, €2.050, (9) Betsey Johnson black watch, $95, (10) Betsey johnson jewelry, $35, (11) Bangle bracelet, $16, (12) Leopard print scarf, (13) Monsoon wool floppy hat, £9, (14) Selima Optique cat eye sunglasses, $360 (15) Textured tight, $18
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