Something Old, Something New

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!!!


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.


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.

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).


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.


Night Out

A few nights ago we celebrated my love's birthday.  He wanted a night of libations, great food, and chill vibes; and that is definitely my type of night.


Once the location for the night is established, it's time for the outfit planning.  Lately, I have been getting dressed from my feet up...meaning this chick dress for comfy feet.  So these cute little sneakers have been my go-to for some while now.  Although I was being practical with my footwear, I had to remain sexy so I wore a slip skirt (I mean, it was my boo's birthday!!)

outfit deets - shirt: vintage thrifted c/o Goodwill; slip skirt: Rose's; shoes: Aldo; clutch: thrifted c/o Goodwill

outfit deets - shirt: vintage thrifted c/o Goodwill; slip skirt: Rose's; shoes: Aldo; clutch: thrifted c/o Goodwill


Feminine Florals

Happy Easter to you all!!!

This day is very special to me (as I'm sure it is to all Christians).  It is also special to me from a fashion aspect.  Easter is a main indicator of the warmer weather to come.  It's the first holiday of Spring and we signify this by dressing in pastels and floral prints. 


something old - The high waisted pencil skirt and floral peplum shirt are both thrifted pieces that were under $5.00.  The shirt was actually gifted to me by my very best friend.  I love the very early 90s, unique print of it.  I also decided to leave the shoulder pads.


Placing the shirt inside the skirt presented another style option.  I think this look is bit more polished, and sometimes that just works.

Which do you prefer??