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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Styled by Me
Photographed by NY Is Killing Me
Wearing: Vintage, Ayr
Location: Eclectic Studios, LIC
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.
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.
New York Is Killing Me and myself teamed up to capture the essence of a New York summer day. Using pieces from the latest Ayr collection and some of my own, Ashley Wisco embodied what we all strive to feel like in this urban jungle.. carefree.
For more beautiful images check out New York Is Killing Me.
To score some awesome summer AYR pieces check out their website.
And stay tuned for more styling by me.
Palazzo is italian for building. For a style of pants to be referred to as a building… that’s quite a bit to live up to, don’t you think? The name does the silhouette much justice though.. as your legs sure look as tall as any new york city building in them. The greatest thing about palazzo pants though is the instant chic they add to your look with a load of comfort built right in… The breeziness of these pants makes them perfect for a day of frolicking around with friends or a night out on the town. Let’s look at how a few street style queens wear this trend and consequently figure out how we can get our hands on some great pairs ourselves.
The beauty of them is how you can really transform them into the quirkiest or the chicest of pieces.. pair with sneakers or a 70’s platform to really make them your own.
Now for a few great vintage pairs I found:
This incredible pair is vintage saks fifth avenue.. Hot damn! I would wear these with a sexy top to a black tie wedding… Done and done..Find them here.
Let’s get funky with a print shall we?
You’ve got to love the geometric print on this pair.. sooooo 70’s!Find them here.
Last but not least.. classic solid linen pairs are great.. cause linen seriously rocks my world..
Get your summer linen pant fix right this way.
I don’t wait it to be true but all good things must after all come to an end. This has been a magical experience that’s not only taken me to various neighborhoods in the city and shown me so much culture, fashion and coffee, but it’s also brought a new friend in my life and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it!
The last stop in Coffee + Thrift takes us to the LES, more specifically alphabet city, where our wild card coffee shop 9th Street Espresso provided us with some warmth and comfort from a snowy day. I had not had my morning coffee on that day and I ended up having a drip cup just to get me going. This cup was so damn delicious that I ended up ordering a second one (shameless).
Following our coffee session Chermelle and I headed to my FAVORITE thrift shop in the city. I’m sure you’ve seen me rave about it on multiple occasions.. cause I seriously find the best stuff there. Of course I’m referring to No Relations.
Here are our notes from the day:
HEY!!!! Whats up?! Day 3 has arrived.. yes I know time flies when you’re having fun reading my blog. So here we are, Chermelle and I making our rounds in New York, and today brings us to one of my favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Greenpoint. Besides Lena Dunham saying so, I’ve loved hanging out there for ages.. It’s quaint but gritty, there are fun bars and hot men.. what else could we want? Oh yes.. how about good coffee shops and vintage stores to shop at?
Here is a recap of our day:
Coffee Shop: Café Grumpy Greenpoint
Thrift Notes: punch of something, high
Hey guys?? Did you miss me??
Well that’s no longer necessary cause I’m here and I have the second post from our journey through coffee and thrifting and it takes us to a cozy little neighborhood in Manhattan called the West Village.
We choose Stumptown Coffee as our coffee destination and proceeded to shop at Monk Vintage that was conveniently located across the street (yeah maybe we are lazy so what!)
Without further ado here are our notes and finds from the day:
Thrift Store: Monk Vintage
Stef + Chermelle
I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this journey with you guys. Chermelle of Smdlr and I met via Instagram and it was friendship from the start, based on mutual appreciation and love for culture and fashion. Soon after, we decided to meet in person and that’s how this Coffee and Thrift project began.
We decided we were going to explore various neighborhoods of NYC and within each go to a roaster/coffee shop and then follow it by going thrifting. We were convinced that the experience during our coffee outing would affect our moods and in that manner also affect what we would pick out while shopping. In the process we both learned a lot about coffee, fashion, culture and each other. It was a beautiful marriage of creative minds.
Our first stop was Williamsburg, Brooklyn where we had a formal cupping (tasting) at Toby’s Estate followed by some shopping at Stella Dallas Vintage.
Here are both Chermelle and my notes from the day, along with our vintage finds.
Thrift Notes: masculine, warm, comforting.
Thrift Find: Boy’s vintage plaid shirt that settled me right into my element. I put it on and I’m far from Brooklyn. I’m camping in the woods, sitting by a fire, roasting marshmallows. The shirt’s masculine and utilitarian qualities are so easy and feel so right, they settle me right into the dead of winter, equipped to take on whatever it may bring.
Check availability of coffee on Toby’s Estate website and don’t forget to follow your outing with a visit to one of my favorite vintage stores in NYC, Stella Dallas!!!