Friday, September 30, 2016

All American

September 2016
September 2016

Hello! As you all may know, I have a thing for shoes, or rather a slight obsession; I just can't seem to get enough. And Jeffrey Campbell's designs always have me in awe. However, as a recent college graduate who has a very limited budget, I can't always satisfy my craving for every single pair of Jeffrey Campbells that captures my heart. 

However, Poshmark makes it a whole heck of a lot easier to be able to afford the shoes of my dreams. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Poshmark, Poshmark is an app on your phone that lets you buy and sell your gently used clothing, shoes and accessories. Often, you can score brand new Jeffrey Campbells or Jeffrey Campbells that have only been worn a couple times for just a fraction of the retail price. The absolutely BEAUTIFUL denim platform heels that I'm wearing above exemplify just that. 

I recently purchased these denim Jeffrey Campbells on Poshmark for just $50 + shipping. When I spotted these beauties, I immediately made an offer on them. They had never been worn before and perfectly fit in with my fall, seventies aesthetic (okay, my forever seventies aesthetic.) These shoes originally retailed for $155 and I scooped them up for just a third of that so I'd definitely consider that a "win."

For this look, I wanted to style the shoes to create a super seventies, all american look so I pulled out this vintage dress from my wardrobe. Like my shoes, this dress was a major score. I recently purchased this vintage treasure at a yard sale for just $1- yes $1! It's usually much harder to find authentic vintage pieces from the sixties and seventies at yard sales and thrift shops so you can imagine how ecstatic I was to find this piece. The front zipper, vibrant colors, bold pockets and zig zag print couldn't be any more perfect. Even better yet, this dress fits me like a glove; yes, yes and yes to finding vintage pieces that fit like they were made for you!

I highlighted the vintage all-American feel of the dress and heels with bold red lipstick, classic golden accessories and a fab pair of cat-eye sunglasses. 

Denim platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell via Poshmark
Zig zag dress: Vintage
Red lipstick: ColourPop
Cat-eye sunglasses: Rumors
Golden watch: Vintage
Golden "Tori" necklace: c/o PersonalNecklace