Monday, August 24, 2015

Evolution of Style

Slowly but surely, I'm noticing a difference in the way I have been dressing lately. Much less noticeable vintage, but still heavily influenced with classic silhouettes. I'm still covered in thrifted goodness, but much less noticeable kitschy prints. It's interesting how one's style goes evolving. Now don't get me wrong. I still love vintage clothes! I just feel like I've conquered the style and now I need something a bit different. 

As for my vintage sewing, I am still obsessed. I just want to create pieces that could pass on as a bit more contemporary.

I feel so weird typing this; seeing as my blog has been mainly about vintage style and sewing. 

My goal is to throw in classic vintage pieces with modern pieces. We'll see how it goes!

I'll leave you guys with an outfit I wore the other day to Northpark's 50th Anniversary


Top- Escada via Thrifted $2
Jeans - Gap Girlfriend Jeans  $40
Shoes - Saks 5th Avenue Black Label $45 ((My Inspiration)


I know this outfit is a little more expensive than what I normally wear, but I had a vision in mind. Plus, I think that thrifted Escada blouse was a steal! 

-A.


Monday, August 17, 2015

Most Worn Outfit

When I say this is my most worn outfit, I'm not kidding. I swear I can live in this vest and jeggings. What will vary is the shirt underneath or the shoes I pair it with. Buying this vest was seriously one of the best investments I could have made. The only downfall is that the lining to one of the pockets has already ripped.


Top: Francesca's - $15
Mules: Ross - $18



You can see a dressier outfit with this vest, here.


Do  you have an outfit you practically live in?

National Thrift Day Haul

Happy National Thrift Day!

I thought what better day to show off my most recent purchase from Thrift Town. I got really lucky and was able to find a lot of transitional/early fall pieces for my wardrobe. Mainly, a lot of shirts! But some cool pieces.


I came home with three large bags full of clothes. I'm sure if I would have stayed longer, then I probably would have found more.


1. Oversized beige turtle neck sweater to be thrown over boyfriend jeans or leggings and booties for a comfy "street style chic" look. $3


2. White turtle neck to use for creating layers. I can also see this with a vest and wide legged pants. $3


3. This tunic that appears to plain, but has a nice shirring detail in the back. $3


4. Another turtleneck for this gal! I'm really feeling the 1970's vibe for the upcoming season.


 5. I am obsessed with this chambray top with embroidery detailing at the chest. $3


6. I think this dress shirt looks cool with the soft shiring in the back. Perfect for leggings or jeggings and some booties! $1



7. Everyone needs a secretary blouse. There's something so romantic and feminine about it. $1


8. I think everyone needs a leather vest this season. I would feel comfortable mixing most of these tops with this vest. $3


9. This is my favorite find! A pencil skirt in lambskin, it's so soft! I can only imagine what it's like touching a new Chanel bag. $12.50



10. Another stripe shirt with denim detailing. I feel like the denim on denim look isn't going anywhere, so it's good to find different variations of the blouse. $3


11. I probably didn't need this, but I couldn't say no to this 100% silk dress from Zara. It's very Hermes like! $3


12. The most amazing suede fringe skirt. It's super awesome when on! $5


13. And lastly, another button up. One that's good for summer, fall, and layering. $1


Til next time!

-A.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Casual Days pt.2

As summer starts to dwindle down and the temperature stays the same; my outfits get less layered. It's also less jewelry, less make up, pretty much less everything.

Today I met up with a gal pal for coffee at Houndstooth Coffee. Their espressos are delicious! Not to mention the gorgeous minimalistic interior.

How cute is their espresso cup?! The other side has their logo; a fedora with a houndstooth detail.


Sunglasses: Rayban - gifted
Earrings: Sam Moon - old
Top: Lucky Brand - thrifted $2
Shoes: Target - super old!

-A.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sew Photo Hop August

Hi! I have never taken part on any sort of "daily photo challenges" or "instagram parties",  but was really eager to join House of Pinheiro's Sew Photo Hop challenge. I've been really uninspired to create things lately. I thought the challenge would be a great way to remember/remind why I love sewing and new way to meet other sewists, seamstresses, designers etc. 

Here is the challenge!


I'll be posting my pictures every Sunday incase you miss it on instagram!

My username is @throughthealley in case you want to join with me.

-A.

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