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It’s thrilling to find a really cool vintage piece, but what’s even more thrilling is when its Kenzo.  Why would anyone ever give these away??? I suppose it’s so I could find them.   Well here I am rocking my thick canvas Kenzo equestrian pants with a whimsical face print button down from Omnia Vintage.  WoopWoop! (shoes are Steward Weizman and bag and necklace are vintage)

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Some design styles hold a dear place in my heart.  Egyptian revival happens to be one of them.  There is just something really magical about this reinterpretation of a time that was so rich and different aesthetically.  The graphic nature of most of its design components also strikes a cord, as it always manages to look fresh modern and classic.  This dress and it’s insane border is nothing short of amazing.

Find it and other incredible vintage pieces on Omnia Vintage’s website or check out her amazing pieces in person at the Brooklyn Flea all summer long!

 

 

Wearing: Omnia Vintage dress; Zara heels.

 

I know it’s old news (but lets face it the older the news the more I love it), but I just can’t seem to get away from pink pants.  It’s almost as if they stalk me.  For someone who doesn’t consider themselves particularly girlie, I go nuts over this shade..just nuts!

So when I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with Tony of Fair Season and she had these hot pink vintage jeans in her store, I just knew I had to have them.  I’m not certain as to when this obsession with hot pink crept up in my wardrobe, but in recent days it seems to be everywhere.  I own just about every shade in pants and 5 different lipstick shades  which I interchange depending on which one happens to be in my bag that day (for a list of my favorites check the bottom of this post).

Surpassing my love for this color though, is my love for Fair Season.

I met Tony (the shop curator and owner) last year at a flea market while I was visiting LA for the weekend.  I perused the Silver Lake market on a Saturday afternoon with a friend hoping I wouldn’t find anything since my suitcase was already SUPER stuffed with new vintage goodies… but of course there was Tony and her amazing rack of vintage and she immediately not only caught my attention, but ended up having several must have pieces that I made her ship to me (since I legit had nowhere to put them).

All her pieces felt fresh and current, and very west coast (something that at the time felt quite exotic to my east coast eyes).  Funny story about Tony….even though her vibe is very laid back, she’s originally from the east coast and gave up her corporate job for her love of vintage.  How inspiring is that??

I encourage all vintage fans to add her Etsy shop to your repertoire when shopping for fresh new pieces as she will become your closet’s dearest friend, I promise :)

I am wearing:

Fair Season vintage high waisted denim.

H&M top.

Vintage beaded flats.

Bargain District vintage bag.

on my LIPS: Covergirl- spellbound.

Other good pink lips: MAC: Relentlessly Red; MAC: Bold Spring; Makeup Forever #36.

 

 

Air Up There: SPRING HAS SPRUNG

Despite the way today feels.. -12 with the wind chill to be exact, spring is just around the corner.  And yes I get that at this point New Yorkers just seem like a bunch of babies for complaining about the weather so much, but to be honest the weather is just one of many factors that make living in New York a pain in my ass, so when you have that situation thrown in the mix, please allow me to be a winy little baby..

Onto lighter subjects though, I spent some time with Naomi shooting some spring looks recently.  I acquired a few vintage dresses that I was excited to shoot, and she was happy to go along for the ride…lucky for me cause I couldn’t stand still and she was all about it!
Although I know spring is going to be all about pastels, I don’t necessarily follow trends — see how bright this dress is!! (except I am LOVING this whole sneakers with everything look since my ankle is still recovering from an injury and heels hurt) How convenient!

Wearing: Thrifted dress; Omnia Vintage sneakers and handbag.  xoxo

Will denim jackets EVER go away?

Nope. Not if I have anything to do with it. There has never been an outfit I’ve put on that wouldn’t instantly be cooler with a denim jacket thrown over it. Where does this magic power it possesses come from? Are my feelings towards denim jackets universal? It’s relevancy is in it’s versatility and timelessness if I had to take my guess. I tend to prefer the oversized distressed vintage Levi’s variety but for the most part it’s up to you to decide which one tickles your pickle. After further analysis of the subject, I could probably defer that my love for denim jackets also comes from their inherent masculinity and close connection to work wear. There has always been something extremely appealing to me about making something which at some point solely served a utilitarian purpose, fashionable. Now for the outfit part of the post! Wearing: Vintage Levi’s Denim Jacket (Omnia Vintage); Cotton crop top; Vintage Pencil Skirt (Omnia Vintage); Vintage Earrings (Omnia Vintage); Mark Jacobs Heeled Loafers.

Photo’s by: Naomi. Shot in Brooklyn

Color Injection: Red

Winter in New York has been brutal.  The lack of vitamin D in my life has turned me into somewhat of a zombie.  Both aesthetically and internally.  According to my friend Naomi though, spring is in the air.  She swears she smells it.  I only smell the injuries from slipping on this never ending ice skating rink though.  Glass half empty kinda girl I suppose.

To inject a little bit of spring cheer into our lives, Naomi and I spent the afternoon shooting some bright vintage looks.  That made me happy.  No really.

Dress: Vintage thrifted from UNIQUE, jewels: Omnia Vintage.

Photographs by: Naomi

We think of the holidays as a time to give gifts, stuff our faces and look festive.  All this being true I think there’s a misconception about what festive dressing should look like.  I love breaking those boundries by adding in unexpected elements, whether it be a texture, color or shape.  This year I took the classic lace and gave it a run for it’s money with a cozy knit.  See for yourself and happy rule breaking!
P.S. Here is the grey hair I’ve been incessantly yapping about :) 

 Vintage Sweater, dress and Jewelry can all be found on Omnia Vintage <3

Fashionista’s can sometimes take for granted the power of their staples. Correct me if I’m only speaking for myself, but there seems to be a trend of more is more sometimes just to feel like you are making a statement with your outfit choices.  With that being said, I think as I mature I have also gotten a little better at the editing portion of getting dressed, and that understated cool is sometimes the best kind of cool! :)

Today’s post focuses on the simplicity which let’s the elements speak for themselves.  Also, I look really good in all black with my platinum do! 
The little black dress is something that for a long time I didn’t feel the need to own.  Whatever interpretation you make of it, its a great staple for every girls wardrobe.  If you find the right shape and texture you’ll find yourself going back to it time and time again.

Vintage lace dress, Ethnic bib necklace and oversized clutch can all be purchased on the Omnia Vintage Website, shoes are vintage Via Spiga.

I’m a huge fan of wearing season inappropriate pieces and making them feel different and fresh again by mixing them into a wardrobe they have never been introduced to before.  Case in point: Sandals in the fall.  Afraid for your pretty toes to go numb?  Not to worry! As a fellow my extremities are always cold and my nails turn blue whenever it’s below 50 degrees type of gal, trust me when I say that if you’re covered up enough everywhere else, you make up for it. 
I love having this fashion trick up my sleeve for a couple of reasons.  It’s a good exercise to pair unconventional items together since it forces you to think outside the box and challenge the fashion norms, remember how we’ve discussed originality and creativity being the key components of true style?  Well, this is certainly a time to put that concept into solid practice.  It may not always work out (we all have don’t moments after all) but don’t be discouraged even if you feel like you look like a hot mess at first, since the point is that the combos you can come up with are really endless and it’s always fun investigating new ways of achieving this type of fashion statement for reinvention’s sake. I could go on endlessly about the different ways you can pair summer and winter gear, but lets focus today on the sandal paired with fall pants and top thing shall we?  Enough chat more photos?? You got it.

I’m wearing a vintage top  and bag from Omnia Vintage, Anthropologie wide leg trousers, Zara flatform sandals, Anthropologie sunglasses.

Ok, BYE!

You know what’s even better than thrifting (I can’t believe I’m catching myself say ANYTHING is better than thrifting).  Shopping in your mom’s vintage closet is what.
Her closet is amongst the top shopping destinations for this vintage crazed girl.  An archival collection of amazing fashion spanning from the 60’s to the 90’s. 
Whenever I spot something on the runway that looks similar to a piece I’ve seen and worn out of her closet, she gets a call from me to pleaaaaseeee let me borrow it for just a little while (again).  This rotating relationship I have with her wardrobe is a bonding experience for us as well, a way that generations cross and build upon decades of great style choices, the glue that makes them a continuous story about who she was and whom she evolved into as decades went by.
This latest post is an homage to my mom’s incredible style, her humble and sweet persona.  Her soft exterior and warrior interior. I strive to be as strong and sweet as her every day.

I paired her top with a really edgy black leather midi skirt and to me nothing says style like mixing the unexpected.

Outfit Notes: Top – Dina’s closet; Skirt – Omnia Vintage; Clutch – Omnia Vintage; Thrifted oxfords; Bracelet – Omnia Vintage.
You can shop all the Omnia Vintage pieces by clicking HERE!

 Oh and look who decided to steal my look.  NBD girl i’ll let it slide this one time..