pretty silver things

silver slides from zara

popova earrings by annie costello brown

pinky signet by j.hannah

geometric earrings from mango

woven simone mules by rachel comey

I’m definitely on board with all the silver that’s been popping up in fashion lately, and these are just a few of the shiny things I’m currently admiring.

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shop wovenfolk

My love for woven baskets and bags have overflowed into WOVENFOLK. There will be new goods added weekly, so follow along @wovenfolk to stay updated.

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jeans and espadrilles

I’m a shorty, so I like to wear shoes that give me a little height. These espadrilles give me a little oomph in height, but still comfortable. This is another pair of vintage jeans I found recently. It’s not as soft as this pair, but I guess I will have to make sure to take it on many adventures to make it nice and worn. You can’t really see the detailing here, but there’s zig zag stitching around the button fly that’s quite unique. It was way too long for me, so I gave it a raw hem. I’ve been living in this pair, my mom jeans, and my cream painter pants. They all play nice and take turns getting worn. Of course, my dresses must not be neglected either.

on me: linen top, vintage (similar here, and on sale!). jeans, vintage (lots of options here and here). espadrilles, castaner (similar here and here). straw bag, wovenfolk.

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minimalist dress and maximalist earrings

I love discovering new vintage shops to love, so meet this striped dress from Avion Vintage. In my perusing of etsy, I came upon this shop, and awed over all the pretty vintage dresses from different eras. Such a good collection in the shop and photographed well too. This Indian cotton dress is amazing, as is this flax rayon jumpsuit. I think both are great pieces for spring and summer forever. Also, this linen kimono is perfect year round. And if you’re a denim gal, get these vintage bellbottoms. I love the detail on the pockets.

I have worn this dress twice since receiving it. It’s linen, which is my favorite fabric, and it’s wonderfully loose and boxy. I devoured a giant taco bowl after this and you’d never know. Clearly, the dress is very food friendly. OH! And the dress has pockets! Dresses with pockets are especially lovely. I’m trying to branch out of my love for blue and denim (I know, I know, my shoes are blue), so whites/creams have been introduced to my wardrobe more. In high school, there was this couple that would make fun of me for always wearing creams and browns. I’m not sure when I stopped and went to mostly blues, but I’m bringing my love for it back.

My favorite earring designer is Annie Costello Brown. My sister-in-law got me a pair for Christmas and I’ve been hooked ever since. I love how bold they are, yet still simple. And of course, always a basket.

on me: dress, avion vintage (similar here). sandals, banana republic. earrings, annie costello brown. basket bag, wovenfolk.

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true’s drop waist birthday dress

The destination for True’s birthday is Palm Springs, so I wanted to make her a birthday dress with retro modern vibes. The fabric fits the bill perfectly. I accidentally made the torso part too long (I was working on it while she wasn’t home to measure), but I do like the end result much more. It was a happy accident. To balance out the really low gathered waist, I added in some waist ties. The skirt has a light gather, so the bottom isn’t too full. I would totally wear this style, but maybe in a plain white linen (or light grey) fabric, and Soul is already requesting I make her one just like this. The dress turned out better than I planned, and seems perfectly fit for celebrating this 11 year old.

on true: dress, homemade. leopard sandals, jcrew (birthday gift from her grandmama).

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mom jeans

Mom jeans are cool if you find the right pair. I’ve always preferred wide leg jeans and pants, and I’ve given away all my skinny jeans (I can’t do that cotton and spandex blend), but this vintage pair makes me rethink the tapered silhouette. I was fortunate enough to scoop this up on a recent thrifting hunt. They are probably 80s, by Jones New York, and they are so soft and worn in all the right spots. They are high waisted; I like rises about 10″-12″ high. The best part is that they hit right above my ankle that I don’t need to hem or cut the length. I’m only 5 foot tall, so I rarely find things that are perfectly my length. Thankfully, I have my sewing skills when I need to hem something or I don’t mind the raw cut (like on these pants). These jeans were obviously very loved by how worn they are. It’s the kind of pair that makes you wonder about the life that it has already lived. Basically, they’re pretty perfect.

I can tell vintage denim right away just browsing through the aisles of denim. Old school denim sticks out. It has the right amount of wear, the color, and the weave of the fabric makes it easy to spot (to me). Most of the time, I just come upon hanger after hanger of that cotton mixed with spandex stuff. It’s very rare I come across a good pair of jeans, so if I need vintage denim my go-to shops are Fair Season and Passport Vintage (take note if you don’t have the patience for thrifting). The jean fairies must have had favor on me because I found another pair of vintage mom jeans the next day. This other pair has a cool button front and “Made in USA” label. It’s a bit darker and not as worn (more stiff), but with a lot of love, it will get there.

This pair of jeans taught me something… love your jeans because one day they may just have another life with someone else, and they will definitely appreciate all the love it’s been given.

on me: jeans, vintage (similar here and here). top, vintage (vintage here, new there). sandals, innika choo. basket, wovenfolk. earrings, annie costello brown (can’t see them with my hair down).

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