Something Old, Something New

Memphis Fashion Week Recap

Hey guys, I wanted to give you all a recap of the fashion happenings during Memphis Fashion Week.  Due to prior work engagements, I was unable to attend most of the weekly events, but I did attend the Friday night runway show opener held at Crosstown Concourse.   

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Meet the Designers

Sheila Jay was the opening designer of the evening.  Her collection, Airplane Model, included a mix of beautiful Ankara prints, knits and dashes of denim.  Below see a little footage I caught as the designer and her lovely models took a lovely final walk down the runway.

Beg and Borrow Apparel is the fashion brand that was created by Mr. Monte Stewart'.  He was the nicest, most inconspicuous guy ever.  He was literally sitting on the last row directly behind us while the other designers showed their collections.  His designs mostly consisted of luxe women's shirting and shirtdresses with the most unique and beautiful copper accessories.  His collection was simply classic, and I had a great appreciation for what he brought to the shows.

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This is Sloane by the very talented Sloane Lenz was a crowd favorite.  The young designer hailing from Austin, TX brought the unconventional, edge and avant-garde to Memphis Fashion Week.  Watching her designs come down the runway was like looking at wearable pieces of art.  I would absolutely love to get a few of her pieces in an editorial photo shoot.

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Nicole Miller as in the Nicole Miller closed out the evening of shows during Memphis Fashion Week and it was absolutely faboulous.  I didn't score the opportunity to chat with her afterwards, but with a little research I was able to find out what inspired her bright, heavily print and abstract geometrically shaped collection.   She showed the latest SS 2017 collection, and during an interview with Vogue.com she shared that she had been inspired while visiting an art gallery exhibiting a collection of vintage traditional molas worn by the Kuna women of Panama and Colombia. 

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I also got a few pictures of the freeze models and a few party-goers.  This event was nothing less than I had imagined.  Such great times mingling with the fashion folks of Memphis.

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More Vintage Guys!!!

One thing you all know about me is that I am a vintage lover; hence the name of the blog - Something Old, Something New.  Recently, I scored a few pre-loved vintage pieces from a family friend.  In this post I am wearing a dress that actually looks like 2 piece top and skirt, but in actuality it's a dress.

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outfit details - dress: vintage Tom & Linda Platt (here); tights: HUE (here); shoes: ALDO (here)

outfit details - dress: vintage Tom & Linda Platt (here); tights: HUE (here); shoes: ALDO (here)

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Get Your Feet Ready for S/S 17 with Emjoi and these Statement Sandals

In this post I wanted to share some of my favorite sandals for this season, as well as a product that I use to make sure my feet are picture perfect. 

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The Emjoi Micro-Pedi is my holy grail product for at home pedicures.  It effortlessly removes dry, rough, hardened, callused skin from the soles of my feet in little time leaving my feet soft, supple and beautiful.  The Micro-Pedi is a simply handheld tool that consist of a micro-mineral roller that spins about 30x a second leaving absolutely no hassle to use or get the desired results.  For those instances when you need a little more power to tackle rougher and tougher calluses the Extreme Coarse Micro Mineral add-on Rollers are available for $19.95 (two-pack).

The entire Emjoi range can be purchased at www.emjoi.com or here for $34.95.  **I received this lovely sample to test in exchange for an honest review of the product**

The entire Emjoi range can be purchased at www.emjoi.com or here for $34.95. 

**I received this lovely sample to test in exchange for an honest review of the product**

Not So Basic

Hey guys, I want to introduce you all to this amazing nineties print jumpsuit that I scored while visiting my bestfriend in Texas.  She has fabulous clothing just laying around, and whenever I'm around I definitely reap the benefits. 

Since it's starting to warm up, I wanted to get out and take loads of pictures in fun outfits to inspire you guys. So before I started with the fun outfits, I wanted to do a post on a few basics that I recently bought.  Sounds good, right??  Nope.  None of my basics worked together.  I had a fantastic pair of patchwork jeans, a crisp white button down shirt, and my brand new pair of Stans all perfectly paired, but I couldn't get the items to work together in an outfit.  My photographer helped me come to the conclusion that maybe basics don't suit me.  So that's when I went and grabbed this cute little jumpsuit, and opted to pair it with a basic. 

Breaking Down Basics

  1.  Instead of attempting to wear all of your basics together, opt to pair them with seasonal prints and colors.
  2.  Understand that all basics just might not suit you, so don't force it.
  3.  Basics aren't always black, white, or neutrals - they are your go-to or statement pieces.
outfit details - jumpsuit: vintage thrifted (here) (here); shoes: Adidas (here) (here); earrings: H&M (here)

outfit details - jumpsuit: vintage thrifted (here) (here); shoes: Adidas (here) (here); earrings: H&M (here)

Floral Tent Dress - Balenciaga Inspired

Hey guys,  I am back with a new blog post.  Here I am featuring a blouse that I received from my boyfriend's grandmother a while ago.  However, after viewing the recent AW17 Balenciaga collection, I was halted at Look 31 because it was so similar to the vintage piece I own.  I immediately went to find my floral oversized shirt, so that I could style it up and feature it here on the blog.

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As I have expressed here on the blog several times, I tend to go for clothing that is a bit oversized.  Although I have a smaller frame, I don't like to show it off at all.  So both my shirt and the Balenciaga dress would be pieces that I would grab almost daily.  This shirt would definitely make more than one appearance on the blog because I can already tell it's a favorite. 

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outfit details - shirt: gifted (here); Jeans: Banana Republic (here) (here); ankle boots: H&M (here) (here); earrings: gifted (here) (here)

outfit details - shirt: gifted (here); Jeans: Banana Republic (here) (here); ankle boots: H&M (here) (here); earrings: gifted (here) (here)

To create my perfect "grannie chic" look I paired my floral shirt with denim stretch blue jean with minimal distressing, and my absolute favorite pair of blue suede ankle boots that I scored during the winter sales at H&M.

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