Saturday, December 20, 2014

Vintage Beauty

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Hello! These photos are from a couple of days ago when I took the chance to show off my new vintage top. The second that I spotted this vintage beauty hanging in a thrift store earlier this week, I knew that it had to be mine. The intricate luxe beading and rich burgundy color of the top exude glamour and festivity. I'm also drawn to the top because it reminds me of something that would be found in Free People or Anthropologie's holiday collections which I've recently been swooning over. 

The top was a steal at a mere $10; I could hardly believe that I scooped up such a gorgeous vintage find for so little. Recently, I've been slacking finding vintage treasures like this one and I'm very happy to have purchased it. I could spend hours thinking about the stylish people that previously wore this top and all the parties and events that it was worn to. 

For a classic, put-together look, I styled the top with my black Skirt the Issue skirt, a pair of black tights and a pair of heeled booties. I glammed up the look with a leopard print, faux fur coat and swipe of dark lipstick. This is an ideal look for a holiday party. 

Beaded top: Vintage
Black skirt: c/o Skirt the Issue
Black tights: Urban Outfitters
Black booties: Daily Look
Leopard coat: Threadsence
Lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Heart IFB Links a la Mode: December 18th

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Hi! I'm happy to announce that I was featured in Heart IFB's weekly roundup once again. Check out the links below for the other blogs that were chosen.

Holiday Home Stretch


We're wrapping up things up for this year, some of us quite literally! But others, well, we're still frantically trying to figure out to get that you-know-who who's hard to shop for. Anyway, this week, we're a bit focused on the holidays, as that's all many of us can think of. But not to worry, it's only for about a week or so!

Links a la Mode: December 18th



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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Paisley & Thigh Highs

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Hello! My blog schedule has gotten a little out of whack recently; my outfit posts seem to be delayed by about a day or so. Since I'm home, it's incredibly easy to snap a few photos daily but I can't always blog those photos that day. These photos were taken of my outfit yesterday. 

The weather was surprisingly sunny and warm for a day in mid-December. It reached the high 50s/low 60s and is the kind of perfect weather that I dream about daily. For the beautiful weather, I slipped into a gorgeous burgundy, paisley dress. The peasant shape/style, 70's inspired print and rich maroon color of this dress have me swooning over it. I purchased it for about $25 at Forever 21 a while back and am still very pleased that I did. I styled it with a pair of cozy gray thigh highs and black heeled booties. 

I switched things up with my accessories and ditched my usual cluster of rings and necklaces for an assortment of vintage pins. I love pairing a bunch of quirky pins together for a completely unique look. One small pin on its own may not make a bold statement but pairing a few together certainly will. For this look, I grabbed my golden U.S. pin, Canada pin, vintage stone brooch, Beta club pin, simple golden pin and shiny, golden horse pin. 

Based on the clothes I brought back to Richmond and from my past several outfits, I've concluded that 90% of my wardrobe consists of pretty dresses and thigh highs. And I'm quite content with that. 

Paisley dress: Forever 21
Pins: Assorted vintage 
Berry lipstick: Wet 'N Wild
Gray thigh highs: Urban Outfitters
Black booties: Daily Look