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!!!

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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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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.

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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!!)

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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

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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. 

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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.

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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??

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