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.

Style Evolution - Throwback Thursday

Like many of you who are on social media, we oftentimes are reminded of what we’ve posted years ago in the form Facebook Memories. Personally I love that feature, not only does it post photos that you may have taken but those status’s that you’ve posted on a specific date as well. It’s a nice little flashback in time. Recently I logged into my Facebook account, and saw that I posted the picture below one day in June 2013…

I thought to myself, gosh I haven’t worn that t-shirt dress in years (literally since 2013), and that’s a super cute and comfy piece. Plus it’s actually one of the few designer pieces I own. I was one of the few to get the limited edition piece when Target did a Designer Collaboration with Prabal Gurung. I wanted to get my hands on this dress, and style it up again soon. Looking at the photo I knew that I would never wear this exact outfit again because a) I absolutely can’t walk in heels this high anymore, and b) although I found the t-shirt dress, but I had no ideal where that denim vest was. But this lead me to think, would I want to wear this look exactly as I wore it almost 7 years ago?

My style has evolved so much since back then. Literally night and day. I remember talking to one of my tutors from London College of Style and she saying to just wait until I could dress for the life and job that I wanted, and not the conservative corporate job that I had been working for almost a decade. Things definitely became more relaxed and expressive…organically thankfully. I traded in my suits and heels; for more unique vintage, and brogues and sneakers.

outfit details - dress: Prabal Gurung x Target; windbreaker and earrings: vintage; shoes: Adidas

I think it’s a great idea to exercise your Something Old, Something New magic and create new looks from old pieces in your wardrobe. It’s a great way to gage just how much your style has evolved over the years. Yes there are some things that I wouldn’t dare wear currently, and I really wished I would have been more selective and not as trend focused back then. However, I can say that I have learned from my past, and now I tend to either buy vintage or go with the classics.

Lastly, I want to add that as many of you know I am now a solopreneur with many endeavors that I manage daily. One of those businesses is SOSNUTHRIFT and because I want this business to be a huge success, I have pledged to become a walking billboard for the company. There is never a time that I leave home without wearing something from my brand. My personal style is a conversation starter and free promotion for Something Old, Something New. So back then I may have wore this dress very understyle and sort of plain, now a days it’s unhired for me to not be proudly sporting my very own brand in some form or fashion.

Vintage Twin set

Hey guys!!! So happy to be back posting. I’m here to share a “something old” piece that I’m really excited about. It’s a vintage twin cardigan set. The colors are beautiful, and it’s made with the most lush poly blend ever.

outfit details: twin set (here, here); jeans: H&M ( here ,  here ); booties: Charles by Charles David ( here ,  here )

outfit details: twin set (here, here); jeans: H&M (here, here); booties: Charles by Charles David (here, here)

I paired my fun print, vintage twin set with a new pair of straight leg black jeans that I recently picked up from H&M. Even though H&M doesn’t always hit a high note with me, I will say that it’s one of the best retailers for popping in to buy BASICs.

Honored to have my brother, Mainstream Images, shot these pictures for me. He is one of my biggest supporters and suppliers for my business. He actually gifted me this lovely vintage twin set.