Tag Archives: vintage

orange pop

 208195 212dkny coat (similar here), j. crew sweater, vintage skirt (similar), c/o the limited bag (similar here) and wristlet, forever 21 heels (similar)

Welcome to my fall uniform: bright crewneck sweater, mini skirt, and d’orsay pumps. And this mini crossbody from The Limited has been my go-to bag all fall. I find this outfit timeless and classic, with just enough added interest from the bright sweater and leopard wallet. My boyfriend says I look like I’m married to a Kennedy. I guess that’s a good thing?


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forever 21 shirt, hat, necklace, and heels, h&m jean jacket, vintage skirt, lolita shades, michael rome bag

This camel hair skirt was a hand-me-down from my grandmother. It began its life as a classic pencil skirt, but after a run-in with some moths in my closet, it needed shortening to remove a section near the hem. I explained this to my tailor, and asked to have it made into a mini. She pinned it up to just above my knees. Now on me, this is about the least flattering place for a skirt to fall. It cut my legs at a weird place and made me appear shorter and thicker than I am. I asked my tailor to take it up a bit more. “Shorter?!” she asked, “No. Here is good”. And you know what? I gave in. When I got the skirt back, I hung it in my closet and didn’t wear it for years.

Then my mom sent me the best present ever: an old sewing machine. That thing gives me the freedom to alter my clothes however I damn well please. Goodbye, judgmental tailor; hello legs!

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esio trot

esio trotclockwise from top left: lauren ralph lauren tortoiseshell link bangle (similar here), rachel roy roy clutch, nastygal minx shades, j. crew iphone 4 case (also for iphone 5), akira zelma glasses, river island tortoise watch, givenchy vintage tortoise clutch

Emoc no esio trot!  At the moment I have a thing for tortoise accessories. So classic.

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safari planet

2013-03-28(2)2013-03-28(4)2013-03-28(3)forever 21 jacket (similar here and here), blouse (similar), and clutch (similar), vintage dvf skirt, vintage belt, gifted bracelet, zara flats(last year)

 I’m bummed that I couldn’t get a better details shot of my outfit – my camera battery died just as I was finishing up taking pictures. But you get the idea: bright colors and prints, anchored by a drab military-style jacket.


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on impulse

DSC_1254DSC_1279DSC_1255DSC_1273forever 21 jacket and wallet, vintage sequin top, asos belt, zara faux leather skirt (similar here), milanoo heels

How do you know you’re making an impulsive purchase? Probably when your reasoning for buying something sounds like “OMG!  IT SPARKLES!!!”. That’s exactly what was going through my head when I bought this top.


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