Once When I Was about 8 years old I had a faux fur coat with contrast trim that I worn in those sunny but chilly winters in Houston. Here I am with my cousin and her cat Blue. I think it’s these photos and memories that always keep me searching the thrift stores for something old to make new again. In a sense every vintage piece I pick up is just a jigsaw puzzle of a lifetime of fashion memories that I am somehow trying to recreate.
I channeled a 50’s vibe with this AG Jeans striped tee and chambray circle skirt from OBEY Clothing. The best element are these Low End Theory tights I found at Bloomie’s that I can’t recall the brand and don’t have a tag inside. Sorry! But don’t they remind you of Tribe Called Quest’s seminal album Low End Theory’s cover art? I love them so much. If only I could run into Q-tip while wearing them. Sigh.
Vintage headscarf is Avon, yes, as in door-to-door make up. The tag says Sweet Honesty. Weird, huh? The Echo of the Dreamer bird ring which is getting a lot of comments lately from readers of The Hunger Games. Not sure why, I gotta read those books. Kept it simple with my J Shoes booties that are so comfortable I will miss them once boot season is fully over.
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It may be sunny but it is still chilly… one of the last times I get to wear my Uniqlo J+ coat. I’m on trend with the pop of neon from my LemLem scarf but most of all I love the vintage brooch that my cousin passed on to me from my Aunt. They know I will wear the weirdest pieces. Worn with the Liz Claiborne sweater I scored at the thrifty in Florida, In My Air blouse, cat skirt found on Etsy and ASOS monk straps with my dear YSL muse bag.
You feel that? It’s sunshine. And it is beginning to happen on the regular. I found this wacky cat skirt on Etsy in Emily Osborne’s 4getmenotshop and I figured what goes hand in hand but cats and sunshine?
Once When I Was Update
When mistakes lead to better things.
Yesterday I had a theme mishap (don’t ask!) but with some coffee and a clear head I have made my blog more user friendly. For my weekly posts on my visits to fashion showrooms and trade shows click Market Recaps. To see what I have to say this week about Runway collections click Runway Recaps. For a peek into my life of what I see and do in my travels from Brooklyn to beyond click Day in the Life. The For the Boys section you will find market and fashion posts of #Menswear as well what to steal from the fellas. For my outfits posts… well, you get the point!