Something Old, Something New

What I Wear to a Picnic....Picnic Pants

Recently I was invited to my boyfriend’s family picnic (family reunion type deal). To some this may have been a no brainer, just toss on a pair of shorts and a t-shirt; and you’re all set to meet the fam. That’s exactly what I did; however, I was plagued with the overwhelming and self-imposed thought process of being the “girlfriend that works in fashion” and that’s a fashion stylist. So of course I wanted to make a statement, and take it a step beyond shorts and a t-shirt.

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These linen shorts that I am wearing in the photos are not only figure flattering , but very family friendly with the knee length. I didn’t have to worry about showing off to much thigh around my boyfriend’s family. And I just casually paired them with a black statement t-shirt. Not shown I’m wearing a pair of Zara mules, and I also brought along my white Adidas Stan Smith’s.

outfit details - shirt: Boy By Boy ( here )( here ); shorts: vintage ( here )( here ); shoes: Zara ( here )( here ); earrings: David IV ( here )( here )

outfit details - shirt: Boy By Boy (here)(here); shorts: vintage (here)(here); shoes: Zara (here)(here); earrings: David IV (here)(here)

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Be back soon with more outfit post, I want to also encourage you to go and shop my vintage and thrift pieces in my shop, SOSNUTHRIFT.

Winter Coats 2019 Edition

Happy New Year guys!!! Here we are in 2019 together after almost 7 years of being friends via the blogosphere. This has been some journey. I remember back when I thought this blog would be predominantly about shoes, then it transitioned into “Something Old, Something New” and me showing all the thrifted items I would find. From traveling city to city checking out fashion week shows and interviewing fashionable guests and designers, to quitting my government job and moving to London to work for a fashion magazine. To now being an editorial stylist, entrepreneur and soon to be published author. God is awesome.

Recently I have been getting loads of inquiries about my coat collection. Here on the blog I rarely wore coats, but over on Instagram I oftentime post full outfits which include my coats. So I wanted to share the goods with you all.

The coats featured in this post are ones that I have acquired this winter season only. All are either thrifted or gifted.

Even in the wearing the same base outfit each coat ensues a different mood, and I think that’s why I focus on such a telling coat collection. You don’t have to work as hard on your outfit when your coat can easily tell the story for you, and besides your coat covers your outfit anyway.

Making a Statement in a Summer Staple

Hey guys, I'm back this week and I'm talking about a summer staple with a bit of a unique spin.  That summer wardrobe staple is none other than LINEN!!!

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Linen is a lightweight fabric that undeniably coincides with summer months and it's volcanic temperatures.  Linen is designed to keep us cool.  It usually comes in classic styles and shapes and is a bit understated design wise.  You can also bet on linen items being in a more muted or neutral color palette such as whites, beige or khaki.

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I found this beautiful bold, vertical striped grey and teal linen beauty at a Goodwill thrift store several years ago.  The dress really stood out because it was reminiscent of the old vintage house dresses my great grandma would wear.  I can literally see her stomping around the house going from room to room with the remote control or some other random object in those large front pockets of this dress.

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outfit deets - dress: thrifted ( here )( here ); shoes: Forever 21 ( here )( here ); necklace: ( here )( here )

outfit deets - dress: thrifted (here)(here); shoes: Forever 21 (here)(here); necklace: (here)(here)

Aside from the nostalgia associated with this dress, I knew that that alone wouldn't be enough to justify this purchase.  My goal is always to imagine several ways to wear an item, but if it's thrifted or vintage, I have to create ways to modernize it.  Figure out how to make the something old, a something new.  Check out this dress worn on the blog a few years back (here).

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I paired my linen dress with these chic little white mules that I recently scored at Forever 21.  Mules in any color or style are a go for me, but it's so funny because I haven't always had an affinity for them.  I actually hated them a few years ago, on the brink of their comeback.  Now onto my necklace.  I coveted it for months, and waited for it to go on sale, then finally I got it.  It's so cool, and such a conversation piece.

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