Wearing Vintage Accessories

Channeling my 'MAD MEN' Betty Draper look with vintage scarf and string of pearls :)

For me wearing vintage accessories is a lot easier to pull off than wearing an entire vintage outfit…or a large vintage piece. I feel that sometimes when people wear all vintage they can look ‘costume-y’…for me that just doesn’t work! But I still love classic vintage pieces. For instance, I constantly wear my simple string of pearls…

(with just about everything I own actually!) Now a single strand of pearls will always be in style – I feel that way about more vintage accessories actually. Even though the cut of a 70’s dress may not be in style every year, you can always find a way for a big floppy hat to work.

Here’s some of my favorite vintage pieces you can wear over and over again through the years:

1970s Dexter Flats / Kiltie Fringe Shoes / Auburn Leather / 8.5 9: $46

Vintage Bow Tie / 1950s / Yellow Print Silk: $16

Little Heart Necklace : Mustard Yellow Vintage Charm Necklace, Valentines Day Gift, Women Accessories, Heart Jewelry : $35

Olive Green Vintage Leather Manicure Case Wallet Clutch Purse Bag Organizer Grass Spring Natural $25

Bonny verde wayfarer Vintage Sunglasses: $39

Vintage 1980s Belt - Red Hot Abstract Angle Wrap Belt - 27 Inch Waist: $28

Vintage Ballerina Scarf - Teal Blue Ballet Design Scarf - Silk Like: $28

 

Check out all my favorite Etsy vintage accessories HERE!

Little Black Dresses by ModCloth

As you all have gathered, I love my classic little black dress! I recently fell in love with ModCloth.com and would love to share my favorites of their ‘little black dress’ section! :)

Soda Fountain Dress in Cola: $45

After Darkness Falls Dress: $40

A Dab of Fab Dress: $70

Streak of Luck Dress: $50

Resident Heroine Dress: $60

Why I love little black dresses is simple: because no matter the design or cut you will always look classy, they can go with almost any color scheme for accessories, and the classic vintage styles will never go out of style! :D

Find the dresses shown above here at ModCloth.com:

1. Soda Fountain Dress in Cola: $45; 2: After Darkness Falls Dress:$40; 3: A Dab of Fab Dress: $70; 4: Streak of Luck Dress: $50; 5: Resident Heroine Dress: $60

Fly Eyewear

Union Square in Tortoise - Eyefly.com Women's prescription glasses $99

I’ve heard of the amazing designers deals from Bluefly.com , HauteCouture.com , StyleMint.com, and all the rest – but I have yet to find a great site that offers incredible discounts on popular designed and styled eyewear. Glasses are nearly a permanent accessory in my wardrobe because alas, my eyes are not perfect! Except for the occasional days when I decide to wear my contacts, I have a hard time finding a pair of glasses that goes with everything; and I certainly can’t afford buying multiple pairs of glasses to go with different outfits!

Glasses are expensive – period. Designer glasses – forget about it with my college girl paycheck! I was so pleased to find out that Bluefly.com, a site I frequent for their ‘up to 70% off select designer products and flash sales’, has now launched a similar platform site all about eyewear: Eyefly.com. They have popular styles for both prescription and sunglasses – for both women and men! The best part is this: they’re only $99! And that includes your prescription lens. At any optometrists’ shop you’re easily going to spend about that just on the lens alone….not even including the frame! I am pleased to share a couple of my favorite and most desired styles from their site!

Alexander Platz - in Bark - Eyefly.com Women's Prescription Glasses $99

Lexington Avenue - Red - Eyefly.com women's prescrition glasses $99

Route 66 - Turquoise - Bluefly.com Women's Prescription Sunglasses $99

P.S. They constantly are bringing in new styles – and selling out of super popular ones – so check back often for new styles! Visit them at EYEFLY.COM

A-line Dress Returns in Pre-Fall 2012 Collections

Pre-season Fall 2012 shows by Jason Wu, Monique Lhuillier, Calvin Klein are showing a trend of A-line dresses with cinched waists. With the return of lady-like silhouettes and modern day style celebrities like Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama, A-line dresses are a nice way to continue the expression of women’s classic fashions. I can definitely see Kate Middleton gracing us with her vintage inspired style by wearing out Monique Lhuillier’s black and white A-line frock. The thing I love most about this dress is the unique and visually appealing neckline; it’s a beautiful mix of a dropped circular v-neckline that really adds to the structure of the dress.  And of course you can see Calvin Klein’s signature minimalist styling with a small amount of texture to keep things interesting – this one’s perfect for the hour-glass shaped woman.

2 Reasons Why I Love the A-Line Dress:

1: It fits any girls body; curves or not, you’re going to be able to pull this off because the dress itself has body built into it. The curvy girl will feel comfortable wearing this because it allows for her waist to be shown off and then have the rest of the dress flowing with enough movement and structure so that she’s not showing off more than she wants to. The thinner girls will be happy to have body built into the dress because it will make up for their lack of curves and bring on a more lady like structure to their silhouette.

2: It can be worn classically in a vintage fashion by wearing it in a great floral or geometric print to go with different style decades; or it can be accessorized with modern touches to bring it up to date and even look fashion forward rather than even semi-vintage. Jason Wu’s dress (first on the left) is paired with a great leather belt at the waist and long black gloves to make a posh updated look instead of an overly retro knockoff.

Even though it’s a far way out – give or take 9 months – Fall 2012 is shaping up to be very lovely in the way of dresses with structure that still allows for flow.

Metallic Makeup Ideas

Very Avant Garde hairstyle! :)

I am really obsessed with the metallic trend. I’m really hoping it stays around for a while! So, i’ve shown you my favorites from TOPSHOP (don’t forget they are having their Free Shipping sale today for Cyber Monday! All day long!) and now I’m ready to show you some of my Pintrest finds on the makeup side of things! :)

Great look for a fun Holiday party! :)

Simple and minimal sparkle, but still on trend.

 

DIY: false lashes, smokey eye shadows, & little bit of sparkles!