Monday, August 23, 2010

All Aboard!!

My soon to be sister in law suggested to me that I give some fashion tips on my blog!! So just to be clear, these are the fashion rules that I, myself live by - they are not necessarily the right way, but they are my way. So here goes....

Fashion Tip #1 - Limit the amount of vintage pieces worn at one time!!!!

Designers today are constantly recycling trends and designs from past decades. While the designer may be inspired by these previous trends, they never sway far from the classic design of the item. While many of these original items are still out and about and in thrift stores, it has become a past time to find these one of kind treasures that have been hidden away for decades. As a result, fashionistas from around the world have begun to indulge in thrifting (the new hipster term for thrift shopping) and vintage clothing has become a part of most peoples daily wardrobes. While some people have chosen to go entirely vintage and have done a great job might I add, I have chosen to be a bit more modest with my vintage wearing. I find that wearing only one vintage item at any given time allows for that piece to really shine amongst the newer (usually less unique) items. Plus, by only wear one vintage item, it keeps the outfit looking modern and trendy yet a bit different as vintage usually means one of a kind.

For this outfit, my shoes are the one vintage item that I wanted to make a statement. I bought them a while ago from a thrift store for only 50 cents which I must say is a steal of a deal. They are real leather, made in Italy,  I am guessing they are circa 1970 or at least I would like to think so!! And while they are slightly different than many of the trendy sandals out there this season, I love them because they are mine and nobody else has them!!!



















Jean Vest: Gap
Shirt: Asos
Skirt: Pink (Victoria's Secret)
Shoes: Vintage
Bangles: Fringe Festival
Necklace: Fringe Festival


Buon Giorno,
Karen

17 comments:

  1. lovely pictures!
    xoxo

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  2. thanks for your comment. i'm glad to help you!!

    i follow you too

    kisses

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  3. Great tips thanks for sharing. Love these pictures and your outfit rocks xoxo

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  4. that's a really great tip! i've seen some people pile on everything vintage that they own. haha. ;)

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  5. We seem to be into some of the same things. I just started my own blog, and I would really appreciate some suggestions or comments! I thank you in advance if you decide to check out my blog and give me some feedback.
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  6. Hi, thanks for dropping me a comment on my blog. I like your blog and so I'm a new follower! come follow me too if you liked my blog as well (if you haven't yet). Thank you!!

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  7. very very nice pics!


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  8. Love the outfit, the denimvest is lovely! HUGS

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  9. love your outfit and great photos <3

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  10. i love your photos! your town looks so peaceful compared to where i live near New York City. all my surroundings are so hectic!
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  11. i'm totally in love with this outfit! i love the denim vest!

    i am now your newest follower. Come and check out my blog. and follow me too? thank you!

    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  12. Thank you so much, it would look good on you too=D Yes I'm following you too now!

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  13. nice outfit:) I absolutely love your hair! ;)

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  14. I think your look is adorable and the shoes were quite the steal!!
    (where is the close up of them??)

    I think it's good to have your own set of fashion rules to live by, as long as you aren't afraid to break them once in a while - fashion is an ever evolving beast.

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