Monday, May 22, 2017

The Most Killer Vintage Boots

Photo by Peyton Tuesday Photography

Hello! I thrifted these gorgeous tan heeled booties a few months ago for RaddayVintage and practically cried upon realizing that they weren't my correct size. Because let's face it: they're pretty much perfect in every way, shape and form. That color? Droolworthy. That shape? Shoe goals. That ultimate vintage 'it girl' factor? Only comes around once in a blue moon. I purchased them for my shop almost instantly after spotting them but I've let them sit in my closet up until now because they're about a size and a half too small for my feet.

But fashion means pain, right? I decided to face that pain and crammed my feet into the shoes for a photoshoot with local Virginia photographer, Peyton Tuesday Olinger. And y'all I still have blisters on my feet just from wearing the shoes for only about an hour or so but those blisters were totally worth it for this look.

I really wanted to show off the rad silhouette of the boots so I paired them with a short black mini skirt. Would you believe that I've had this skirt in my wardrobe since high school? Because I can't. Throwback to this, this and this cringe-worthy outfit featuring this little black mini skirt years and years ago.

I created a sleek line by pairing a black crop top with the black skirt. The floral detailing and mesh texture of the top kept the pairing from feeling  blah. I made the look feel more "me" by adding my favorite pair of aviator sunglasses and a statement green vintage purse. A simple yet chic golden watch pulled the look together.

Keep an eye on RaddayVintage in the next few weeks as I plan on listing these "it girl" boots very soon.

Photos taken by Peyton Tuesday Olinger.

Heeled boots: Vintage, soon to be available for sale in RaddayVintage
Black mini skirt: H&M
Black top: c/o Shein
Green purse: Vintage


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Seventies Nostalgia

Photo by Belle Farmer Photo
Photo by Belle Farmer Photo
Photo by Belle Farmer Photo
Photo by Belle Farmer Photo
Photo by Belle Farmer Photo
Photo by Belle Farmer Photo
Photo by Belle Farmer Photo

Hello! For this look, I felt inspired by retro seventies Americana nostalgia with a hint of Lana Del Rey's influence (note the red heart-shaped sunglasses.) To evoke an all American feel, I pulled out a subtly red, white and blue crop that just screams summer. I styled it with a flattering black mini skirt and chunky denim platform heels. Small details such as my vintage golden watch and vintage navy purse pulled the look together.

Photos by Belle Farmer Photo. See more on her Instagram @bellefarmerphoto.

Crop top: c/o RoseGal
Black circle skirt: H&M
Blue purse: Vintage
Platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell via Poshmark
Red heart sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage
Yellow aviator sunglasses: c/o Giant Vintage