Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Dallas Vintage Weekend

A couple of weekends ago, I had the opportunity of participating in the Dallas Vintage Weekend. The event was hosted by Tikisha Johnson of Vin-tij by V. The weekend consisted of a cocktail party, brunch, and fashion show. I was asked to be one of the guest speakers along with celebrity stylist, J.Bolin. I spoke about how I entered the vintage world and tips on how to find vintage.

 Left right: Toni Estes, J.Bolin, (Me), & Tikisha

The weekend ended with a fashion show featuring Vin-tij by V. All repurposed vintage clothing. What I really loved about the clothes shown was that it was on trend. It wasn't your typical restored clothing (i.e. pin up style). There was lots of wide leg trousers, capes, fringe, & plaid. It was pretty amazing! I've picked out some of my favorite looks from the show. All the pieces are one of a kind & you can purchase them on Vin-tij by V's website.


Friday, September 25, 2015

Where is Fall?

I don't understand how or why it's still in the 90's here. I'm ready to break out my sweaters and tights! It's been a struggle finding motivation to find a fall appropriate. I've been sticking to blacks, whites, and grays. 

It really is challenging to look fall appropriate!

On the first day of fall, I wore one of my most worn tops that I thrifted at the beginning of the summer with black pants. I kept the colors dark, but stuck to lightweight fabrics. 

Blouse - thrifted - $1
Pants - Cotton On - $20
Shoes - Zara - Old
Purse - Chanel via thrifted -$1
Jewelry - Vintage via thrifted - $8

For those of you that live in warm climate places, how do you wear fall clothes?


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Black and White

Currently obsessed with black and white! As I keep experimenting with my style, I have learned quite a few things about myself. I really love clean and classic lines/silhouettes, black and white etc. I've been really obsessed with marbly printed textiles as well.  

Necklace: Banana Republic - $25
Shoes - Cole Haan via Thrifted - $13

I wore this shift dress to a wedding on Saturday night. What I really love about it, is that I can re-wear it with some booties and a leather jacket. The fact that the dress is sleeveless and crepe, I can literally wear this dress year round. You can find the same dress here!

 I was super happy when I saw that my Vietnamese drink matched my dress! All by coincidence of course!


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! 


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.

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