Hello fall so happy to see you! If your like me you can’t wait to throw on the hats, scarfs, coats and layers of clothing that makes fall and winter so fun to dress for. I just discovered the new line Wildheart by ESC and so far I want every piece. My stand out favorites are the poncho above, the green maxi dress and the perfect as can be floral embroidered mini shift dress both in cream and green. The line is produced in L.A. which which makes it even more attractive!
On me: heather tank, Urban Outfitters / vintage tribal harem pants, thrift / vintage wooden necklace, thrift / embroidered Guatemalan pouch bag, Honduran streets / rhinestone sandals, to old to remember
Summer pushes you to get creative with your wardrobe. With the searing heat beaming down most days I just want to be in tank tops, shorts and flip-flops. I rekindled my love affair for Carrie Bradshaw’s style after being reminded how much I admired it through B. Jones Style“What Would Carrie Wear” series post. Patricia Fields has such a knack in styling so eclectically. I love her mix of prints and the way she styled with vintage pieces. And of course those amazing shoes! This reminded me of my own shoe collection and prompted me to dust off many shoes that have not seen day light in many years ( like the shoes worn in this post, it’s been 10)!
I’m glad I did go into the deepest crevices of my closet forgetting that I myself collected all styles of shoes. I’ve always considered myself to be eclectic style wise, but some how forgot that along the way. Not only did I remind myself of this but not having a budget for shoes at the moment I have in a way “new shoes”!
On this day, Zoe and I were really enjoying the weather. We had a great experience visiting a new Church and a laughter filled lunch date with friends. Zoe had a preppy boho vibe going on, with the cutest suede chukka shoes paired with lace skirt. I tease her now because she always stated how she did not like “vintage clothes” but I see her embracing a bit of the bohemian style proving our taste does always evolve!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted not only a blog post but a Shop Update. It’s been fun couple of weeks with 80s florals and a wave of ultra cute bohemian pieces. Above is a peak of what’s in the Shop already and what’s coming this week. All very comfortable summer pieces in excellent vintage condition!
When I came across the new Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony editorial a nostalgic 90’s moment happened. Although much of the early 90s was influenced by the 60’s and 70’s, I remembered having so many of these key pieces in my own closet. I had the vintage baby doll dresses, wedged patent leather open back shoes (Steve Madden, I remember), knee high striped socks, nubby cardigans, plastic girl hair clips, the list goes on and on. Everything in this collection pretty much sums up what many of my own friends were wearing in the early 90’s, it was also nice to see the now revived Vision Streetwear as well.
I also love how Ms. Sevigny who’s 38 manages to look great in all these outfits and would still wear pieces like this. It’s telling that there really is no defined “age appropriate” way of dressing these days, just as long as you can pull it well together and it looks great on you! My stand out favorites are the 60’s inspired plastic see through booties (hello can I say cuuuuute) the patent leather platforms and all the dresses! It was hard editing down which pictures I would post on the blog because I adored them all, the full scope is over at The Cut.
It is no secret I adore this striped top, I’ve worn it so many times in a few of my outfit post! Do you do that? Do you get infatuated with an item and wear it till you get bored or someone points out to you that you’ve worn that outfit twice this week! Haha, I do it all the time…I don’t mind.
California weather these days is always a mystery, you leave home with a coat by early afternoon you’re stripping it off. It’s one of my kiddo’s top complaints when dressing for the day. I guess what’s good about that as Miami girls is that at least we get to wear coats, something to be desired in my case because I love the change of seasons!
Spring florals and maxi dresses are starting to roll in the shop this week. Some of these items have been in the shop but are getting refreshed looks! I’m looking forward to the hotter months, how about you?
Currently I’m working on my fashion design portfolio. When brainstorming blog post that I would enjoy creating, fashion and style post are within my top 5 favorite post I enjoy doing. So when doing this I realized that I may benefit from this in 2 ways, not only would I have a blog post done but also an inspirational trend board; which we use allot in the world of fashion design / manufacturing to see whats currently “trending” and “hot” out in the fashion market.
This week I used Axl Rose from Guns n Roses as my inspiration. I loved this fella’s style back in the 80s early 90s. There are several men’s closets I would love to raid and Axl’s would be one of them! My favorites were his layering of jewelry and belts, skinny pants or leggings (yes, before meggings Axl rocked leggings) paired with motorcycle or cowboy boots and of course his trade mark bandanas and aviator glasses. He would mix some pretty bold outfits together but it worked and I fancy that type of eclectic mash-up. I definitely take a page in fashion from these rocker guys of the 1980s; it was a fun time in rock fashion!
I look forward every fall / winter season to my colored tights! I was so delighted to find these in such a bold Mod orange along with its $8 price tag; just within this single mama’s price range! It was also nice to pull out the wool skirt, although a few hours later I had to peel off all the layers; because wouldn’t you now it, that’s Southern California weather for you. The pencil skirt is the best skirt for us girls with curves and the length with the platforms gives it that perfect proportions. My sweet friend Michele gifted me this lovely vintage 70’s printed top, with the best 1920s jazz gals on it! The top gave my outfit that bit of fun element which most of the time is the goal in my personal style. It’s lovely how friends know your style and look out for you!
outfit: Laura Ashley black wool cardigan, thrift $1 | vintage 1970s printed top, gift | vintage 80s wool pencil skirt, thrift | orange tights, Target $8 | Mossimo black platforms, Target $29 | Mossimo sunnies, Target $17