Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Mary-Kate and Ashley launched a line for JCPenney, that was styled by my sister. The line retails between 25 to 50 dollars. As of now there’s only a video, but as soon as it launches in November I am totally buying those boots.
Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Fall is the best time to get good use out of your hats. Whether it’s a casual beenie, a bowler hat, or a big fur hat (from Topshop by the way), it always adds something to an outfit. I tried to incorporate a hat to a dress and to a pant outfit, but nothing compares to the kinds of hats and accessories I saw yesterday. I got to go to NY Vintage and my world literally ended right when we rang the doorbell and walked through the door. Although the main room for the public to shop had pieces that you could only dream about, I was able to go to the upstairs private room and dig through racks and racks of vintage clothing. As I walked up the red velvet carpeted staircase, I had no idea what to expect. Describing the accessories, clothing and shoes that I saw wouldn’t give it its justice. Unfortunately, everything up stairs was not allowed to be purchased, only rented. I literally tried on every single hat, ones that were from the 1940′s, the 70′s, and all different styles and colors. I could of spent weeks in this store. There were these mint green satin pants that tied into knots on the side, a pink sequined mini dress with silver and gold detailing, a purple suede hat with creases going down the middle, I could go on forever. My sister picked up these silver airplane earrings that were probably the coolest piece of jewelry ever, and we also found some really interesting belts. I saw a brown distressed belt with a big indian head metal buckle. Even the way they package your stuff was cool, in one of those circular boxes, truly the most fun to carry around. Anyway, it inspired me to really take advantage of the accessories I have that I never use, like old hats, headbands, and belts. This week Alexa will take photographs of only vintage clothing and accessories. Can’t wait to put together more outfits!
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
(Alexa Meyer photography)
This dress I got from Marc Jacobs and there was literally only one piece. I don’t think many people bought it, but immediately the colors on it caught my eye, as well as the outside thick zipper down the back. People asked what to wear on dates, this is definitely a dress I will wear on dates, actually the entire ensemble. I tried to make it less fancy by pairing it with navy suede ankle boots and a stretchy head piece my mom bought from Barney’s years ago. It’s okay to wear a fancy dress you have in your closet on a date, as long as you add things to it to dress it down. A dress brings out your girly side, but little accessories you add to it can bring out each persons own unique style. It’s very antique looking, which makes it look like an old piece I found in a vintage shop, I don’t know if it’s because it’s gold and that’s kind of not an every day color, or because I’ve never seen this dress on anyone else before. I don’t think Marc Jacobs makes it anymore, but there are certainly a ton of dresses that look just like it if you like this sort of look. I was looking through this website revolveclothing and they had similar things, some expensive, some not at all. Take a few minutes to look through!