Thursday, September 29, 2011
So last week I think I mentioned trading at the Beacon's Closet in Williamsburg, and how before I went there I went to the one in Park Slope, but left before I traded because it looked like they had no good vintage for me in return. Well after the Willyburg one, I still had two big bags to trade, so I figured I would give the Park Slope location another shot, if anything just to get cash. Well, it turns out I was a bit wrong about them not having anything vintage I would like. This store is much smaller, but also has much lower prices, and I came across plenty of vintage in the racks. It also gave me more of a thrift store feeling since there was so much modern clothing, it gave me that same thrill of coming across vintage at my local salvation army. I went to the dressing room with arms full of stuff, and had to turn things down in the end! And everything I came across was like $15 bucks!
This dress here being one of the beauties I found, maybe the best print and colors ever! And look at those sleeves! Can't get over them, and the fact that it fits so well too. And although I was trading, this dress was only $17! I think I will definitely be trading there again, since they seem to take a lot of stuff since their stock is much smaller. I also got this sweet Coach bag there, I dont care much for brand names, especially Coach but this bag is so perfect and simple and was only $18 (in trade of course).
Now onto the rest of my outfit, this orange and white gingham jacket you see here I got up in Maine last summer when I went with my mom and sister on a trip to Bar Harbor. We stopped at this little thrift shop on our way back that was having a fill a bag for $5 sale, my kind of place! Whoever owned this jacket before me sewed the closure shut, so it was like a dress. I was going to sell it, but once I realized I would just cut the stitching and it was back to a jacket, I kept it for myself. I thought it would look great with weird color combinations, like this! My boots I thrifted some time earlier this year, totally perfect and soooo comfortable. I wore these boots all weekend in July setting up Donnaland at Brimfield and my feet hardly bothered me.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tonight! Come see my friends band Twin Sister play at Union Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn! It will be their record release party for their new album "In Heaven" which just dropped. They are really great, and fun to see live as Andrea is usually in a great costume giving a wonderful performance! Doors are at 9, Lost Boy is playing too, and I believe it is $10 at the door. Can't make it tonight? Catch them tomorrow night at the Mercury Lounge in NYC, I will be there too!
Check out their video below for "Bad Street" off their new album, such great dance music!
Friday, September 23, 2011
I'm going to go ahead and call this the second anual NYFW blogger picnic, since we had one of these last year in september, and personally I would like to keep the tradition going! I am sure you have all already seen photos from this day, especially these ones as I took them all from Liz and Ashley (and thanks again Ashley for letting me use all of you photos from your visit. Ashley's camera far surpasses mine!) But I am going to go ahead and share anyways! Last year this "little" picnic was organized by Rebecca and I remember when I read about it, and then found out I was off from work and would be able to attend.. well I was over excited! At this point I was still living on long island, so I took a train in and went by myself, even though I wasn't going to know anyone. It may be hard to believe, but most of these lovely ladies blogger friends only became my friends in the last year, and last years picnic really helped me to start some of these friendships.
Like I said a billion times, I love doing this blog because of the amazing stylish people I meet. They are 100% my inspiration, I hardly ever follow main stream fashion, and when I do it is through these blogs! Real girls with real style (vintage thrift store style to be exact) is the best thing since sliced bread, we are making this community for ourselves where you don't have to be a hard hitting fashionista to get by in this industry. Also, most bloggers are very humbled, and just as excited to meet you as you are to meet them, so it makes for lots of giggles and good times.
I can not wait to have one of these again, or maybe sometime a bit more intimate when february comes around for the next fashion week. Less girls tend to come out then, I suppose because of the weather. So maybe next time a nice dinner will do, but from here on out, I plan to put together a september picnic, all are welcome!
For more coverage and great photos check out these ladies posts on the days festivities...Hannah, Veronica, Liz, Ashley
Oh yea, and this happend later that night.. late night karaoke at Trash Bar in Williasmburg. It starts after midnight, and we were only able to get a song or two in, but Liz and I rocked out to "dont stop me now" by Queen, and Ashley sang some beautiful Patsy Cline. That girl has a beautiful voice! She thought her voice was a bit raspy after a few long days here in nyc, but I thought she sounded just beautiful! And now I can not get karaoke off the brain! Who's down for round two?
Thursday, September 22, 2011
So, all of a sudden I'm really into mini dresses. Back in high school and around then, practically every time I got a dress from a thrift store I would hem it into a mini. Skirts too, I just couldn't bring myself to wear stuff that hit below the knee, or even slightly above it for that matter.But then finally I stopped myself from cutting inches off the bottom of everything I got, because I saw the beauty in the original piece, and all that. But now I just have this sudden urge to wear all mini dresses, and low and behold, I hardly have any! So when I went to Beacon's Closet the other day to trade, I was on the hunt for something with a short hemline.
I came across this dress and just had to have it, I totally love the collar and the colors! I even took it up a few inches when I got it home haha. It is a tad too tight in the bust area, note the squishing.. so I may even end up selling it eventually if that causes me to not wear it as much as I would like to. Either way, I am off to a good start, and even picked up another mini for myself that day. I also need to replenish my tights and knee high collection, I tend to just throw tights away durring the warm months cause I can't stand to think of even wearing them!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Yesterday was quite a lovely day, Jeremy and I both had off from work together which I am always excited about. He works pretty long hours, so it is nice when we get a day off together, let alone two days in a row (today we are also off hehe) So we took a trip into Williamsburg to go to Beacon's closet to do some trading. I recently went through all my clothes, as well as stuff I had sitting around for the shop but never listed, and a few items that were in my shop that were just not selling. In the end I had a stuffed wheely grandma cart and another tote bag filled with stuff to trade. The other day I remembered how there is a Park Slope location, and after luggin all that stuff there by myself, I came to realize that location did not have very much stuff, and hardly any vintage.. so I took my bags and decided to go to the WillyB one first. I ended up getting like $140 in trade, and still have $50 left after getting two shirts for Jeremy and 4 dresses! I still have a whole bunch they didn't take, so I think I am going to give the Park Slope store another go, so at least Jeremy can use my credit there. Oh, did I mention you can only use the credit at the store you trade at? Thats why I took my stuff and left, lame!
After dropping off my stuff for them to go through (normally I would have liked to be present for the trade, but hunger was calling) we wentt to go get some food at Bad Burger on Grand. They have a wide selection of vegan/veggie stuff.. so good!! I got this swiss and ham stuffed french toast!!! Dear lord, I can not even begin to tell you how delish it was! I highly recommend the place, breakfast all day long!
The weather here in NY this past week has just been perfect light jacket/sweater fall weather, it came in very suddenly and decided to stick around for a while to the delight of New Yorkers everywhere. I took full advantage by wearing this lovely green velvet dress. It is hard to see in these photos, but it is a lovely shade of dark green, with cute lace sleeves. I got this dress in Western MA on a trip up to see my friends last year. We stopped at a yard sale right outside of North Hampton I think it was, and I got this dress and another I sold a while back for $5 each!! The lady who sold them to me was the original owner of the dresses who said they had been in storage in her attic since 1968 when she wore them for like a graduation and a wedding. She asked that I take good care of them, I told her they would be loved unconditionally! This cape I got off etsy last fall and hardly got the chance to wear before it good too cold for even this. So I have been wearing it pretty much every day since this cool weather came in. The sheer thigh highs are from victoria secret, being held up by a garter belt from Target hehe. And the shoes, as I'm sure you all know by now, were thrifted years ago, probably one of my most favorite pairs as they pretty much go with anything.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Last week I had the ultimate pleasure of shooting some beautiful photos in Prospect Park durring the golden hour with Anna li and Ashley. We got all dolled up in our best matching outfits, rosy cheeks and flower crowns and headed over to the park for some rolling around and running and spinning.. just like children hehe. There were some families around with little girls who all seemed curious as to what we were doing. One girl asked "are they little girls?" and another one joined us in some spinning till we got dizzy for a photo. She asked if we were in school too, because she just started first grade.
I love working with Anna, as soon as it is time to start shooting she really gets down to business and knows what she wants in a photo. I like working for a photographer who knows what they want and isn't afraid to give good direction to get the right feel. I am sure more girlie photo times with Anna wil be taking place in the future, I love my friends :) All the photos above are also film by the way, which I really admire and support.. as film photography is really suddenly becoming a dying art. I knew digital has already taken over, but many places won't even develope film anymore.. mind boggling.. And the photos below are all by Anna via Instagram. Check out more of Anna's work, like The Loved One's slumber party photos, over at her Flickr