WARDROBE CHALLENGE: THE BLACK SHOE

May 2, 2018


I realized I never posted the results of my wardrobe challenge, so here it is! My challenge was to wear black shoes for 5 days because black is never my go-to shoe color.  I’m just not comfortable in it, but after this challenge, I’m feeling a little bit better about how to wear black shoes, though it still isn’t what I reach for first. Despite that, I’m still glad I rescued these vintage beauties and brought them home with me. Also, I’m vertically challenged, so I think black shoes tend to make me look shorter, but the shape and toe of these are definitely flattering and elongate instead of cut me off.

My favorite outfit was the skirt and button down combo, with the Canadian tuxedo and military pants tied for second. I”m already thinking of my second challenge, which would be to pull my hair back. My hair is always down, so I’m thinking I need to play with it a little, and try different pulled back styles. Recently, I’ve considered chopping it all off and getting side swept bangs, but I don’t think I’m ready for that yet.

Here are some similar black shoes for you… these by Intentionally ___, the day heel from Everlane, block heels from the Gap, and these vintage shoes that are very MNZ-esque.

Would love to hear if you’re trying something out of your comfort zone too! Do share!


PINK PUFF SLEEVES

April 19, 2018


I love the puff sleeves popping up for spring, especially the ones I see in my fave vintage shops. I’ve been keeping an eye out when I’m sourcing. This pink one was thrifted a week ago, but was a dress. I liked the dress and was planning on leaving it a dress, but the more I thought about it, I knew it would get more wear as a blouse. With a snip and a sew, it became a perfect pink puff sleeve blouse. Say that 3 times fast.

When I found it, there was a slight hesitation in getting it because it wasn’t vintage. I said yes though because it is second hand, so I’m all about that give old things new life thing, and this change certainly breathed in new life. Now, I have left over fabric to make the girls a top or skirt too. Two for the price of one is something I will certainly take.

If you want your own puff sleeve? Doen has feminine and floral, Rawson Chicago has vintage and simple, and this and this from etsy are beauties too.

what i’m wearing: top, thrifted and altered. jeans, vintage. basket, wovenfolk. shoes, gray matters via the dreslyn.


EVERLANE DOES IT AGAIN

April 6, 2018


I’m always tooting Everlane’s horn, but they’ve done it again with their new Editor Slingbacks. They are so classic and chic; I love the pretty colors they come in. Everlane sells out real fast, so if you’ve been looking for a pair of cute flats, don’t wait. I remember when the first stock of Day Heels came out, they sold out real fast and I had to wait a few months until the restock. Even though, I’m not ordering a pair of these (I prefer shoes with a bit of a heel), I wanted to share them because some of you flat shoe loving friends might love them. It’s Friday and it’s always nice to celebrate the weekend with a little treat for yourself!

shop everlane


UNRAVEL CO

April 5, 2018


You all know I’m a basket lover with a soft spot for vintage and handmade, so I wanted to share this brand I love… Unravel Co. Unravel Co based out of Austin, Texas, is a basket shop that features handmade baskets made by artists in Ghana (read more about the collaboration here). Started in June 2017 by Sanetra Nere Longno. Her vision is to have a business that helps others, meanwhile developing fruitful relationships through design and collaboration. With that, Sanetra has a fundraiser to help build huts in the Ghanaian community in Sherigu. The vision is to build a learning community center. All visitors needs will be met with a place to rest, a stand alone full kitchen, water for everyday use and a center to learn about weaving and the culture. All things we take for granted here in the US. This enables the community to have a better cooking environment for the women to feed children and students. It also provides a finished weaving center for the talented makers.

They need to raise $1585 to complete the huts, and they’re about a third of the way there. To learn more about the fundraiser or to donate, you can get more info here.

And though WOVENFOLK is a basket shop too, I’m proud to share another basket shop with you. I love supporting other women run businesses, especially those who share my love for all things woven and those with a heart to use their business to help others.

shop unravel co
follow @unravelco 


FASHION PINS

March 28, 2018


I’m certainly no fashion blogger, but I do love fashion and getting dressed every day. I enjoy expressing myself through clothes. My style isn’t super funky, but I just know what I like, and I’ll always prefer vintage to new. I wanted to share a few styles I’ve pinned lately that are inspiring me. Clearly, I like long dresses and jumpsuits.

Pinterest has so much inspiration and my fave things to pin are fashion, decor, & food. Follow along with all my pins here.

{top to bottom: co pre fall 2018 via vogue. caron callahan jumpsuit. pink jumpsuit via oroborostore. penny sage dress via lisa says gah. joanna dress via marah hoffman.}


GOLDEN YEARS VINTAGE MARKET

March 5, 2018


Golden Years Vintage Market is this coming Saturday, March 10th, and I’ll be there slinging Wovenfolk. I’m excited to not only be a shopper this time around, but a vendor too. If you’re in SoCal, come over to Santa Ana and say hi! The market starts at 11 and ends at 5, and you can get more info here.

See my past visit to Golden Years here.


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