My darlings! I know it has been like a month since I posted and I am the worst for that. My life has been crazy exciting since we’ve last chatted and I can not wait to share everything with you – but not yet Anyway this week is Valentine’s Day, and I thought it a perfect time to slip in a love inspired post. This day is for way more than just the lover birds - the singles can enjoy every bit of a day about kisses, candy and hearts. And there are way more options that just pink and red to celebrate – romantic hues, lovely textures and perfect prints, I pulled a couple of adorable looks from around the web for the big day!
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And check ASOS for the most adorable patterned tights (floral and lace are my favorites!)
So don’t wear black this Valentine’s Day. Take advantage of a day all about love and wear something that makes you feel flirty and fun.
All of the love!
I missed you all so much! Christmas to the New Year and a few weeks beyond have been great and busy and hectic and fun. I meant to come back way sooner but time does really fly when you’re having fun. So I was going to do the typical Golden Globes rundown this morning as my return, but I figured you would be seeing that all over the web. So instead I am going to use my fashion superpowers to predict the hottest spring trends for 2013. Fashion week is coming so soon and we are already discussing fall 2013 trends – but we still have some very warm days to get through first. Alright gentlemen, for our first Manly Monday back we’ll talk about what I hope to see you wearing once the snow melts.
This is always a big spring staple for women. And this year I am beyond happy to see the men adding delicious pastels to their wardrobe. Ferragamo did it perfectly in his Spring 2013 collection. That mint shade is so perfect.
Men in patent leather loafers with two-toned tassels sounds like heaven to me. I love when mens fashion allows them to pay a little more attention to detail and turn on the flash.
Prep School blazers, cardigans, even the knee-length shorts. I am all over this for spring.
And a few things I’m really hoping we left in the past:
Please, I am begging you – stop doing this. Maybe it is just me, but I never remember liking this. And double collars popped? — don’t have enough time to discuss that one.
I am a fan of slip-ons. But your light-colored Toms are going to get dirty – and when this happens you need to either get rid of them or find a way to clean them up. Nothing ruins the perfect spring look faster.
Need I say anything? I just think the glitter and motorcycle gang cliché tattoos could stand to take a rest in 2013. Let’s start the year of right people.
So fellas, any additions to the list? Anything you are giving an absolute no?
Making myself add to ABS Vintage this week so stick around!
Love you all, glad to be back
So Christmas is so soon. Per usual, I have done little to no shopping yet – my family loves the hustle of last minute shopping. We do it together and pretty much always know what we are getting from each other. After a year of thrifting for myself, 720 Instant Vintage and you lovelies, I really feel like I have everything I need in my wardrobe. And what I don’t have, I know I will find at my next trip to my spots. Instead I have added the weirdest items to my wish list. Here is some of the list I gave my mom the other day:
1. Forever Lazy
My current apt is all hardwood and often cold. I have a snuggie, knee high socks, a hoodie – but this replaces all of these things. I want one. I will wear it all over my house.
2. Slushie Cup
I don’t think that anyone understands how many liquids I prefer in slushie form. I must admit that sometimes I put my water in the freezer so it gets some ice chunks and feels more like a slushie. This was made for me.
3. Banana Guard
Many mornings I grab a banana and yogurt for breakfast. I stick them in my bag and head out. Then when I get to where I am going, the banana is a bruised mess. Enter the banana guard. So simple but totally useful. Practical thy name is silly inventions.
Weird stuff but totally useful for my life. And I am a complete infomercial junkie so it all makes sense lol. What are some weird things on your list for this year?
Time to pick a winner for the Scala Sinamay Feather Headband! I used Rafflecopter and Random.org to store your entries and choose a winner. Our winner is….Dana! She did all the steps and upped her chances of winning. I will email you this afternoon, Dana – Congrats!
Well my loves, I am going to take a break until after the New Year. I will still be working on the store during this break so please don’t stop checking there. And I will still be on Twitter and Instagram.
Have an amazing holiday!
I love holiday parties. Or maybe I just love sequins, glitter and glitz – and holiday parties are the perfect place to wear them. The cool folks over at Lipton Publicity sent me the perfect holiday accessory. You all read through my review of products, and I wanted to give you all a chance to win a goody of your own. Scala Sinamay Feather Headband is an adorable piece to pair with any holiday look. The Royal Wedding showed us how perfect the right headpiece can be – Dorfman Pacific (makers of the Scala Headband) are giving you the chance to look just like royality at your next holiday event.
This style retails at $30. You can take a look at them here. Sinamay is a durable straw fabric and adds a nice rustic structure to this piece. The gold dust, bow and feathers give a perfect feminine contrast. I think this is such a great addition to your little black dress or NYE glitter number. Long or short, up or down style – anything will look great with this headpiece. Click on the link below to enter! (You have Thursday, midnight EST).
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Good luck loves! I will announce the winner on Friday.
Today was the perfect day to try out my newest goodies from Lipton Publicity. A series of late buses had me standing in tha cold for way longer than I wanted, but I had my new FRAAS tech gloves to keep me busy. These knit gloves are touch screen compatible. Most touch screen gloves are spandex with noticeable pads on the fingertips, but FRAAS tried something a little different with these gloves. The thumb, pointer and middle finger have a different color knit on the tips that allow you to use your touch screens, the difference is almost invisible. Now as always, I am going to be completely honest with my review of these new products. I think that FRAAS missed the mark on this one. The gloves are very cute, the ruffle detail on mine added to the look for sure – but these thin knit gloves were neither warm or very useful with my phone. I think that the lack of fit made it a lot more work to make sure that the right part of your fingertip was touching the screen. A bit more snug fit that the spandex of other gloves gives would have made them almost perfect. Think it would help with the touching and give some insulation to an otherwise thin glove. If you don’t have a touch screen they are very adorable gloves. They come in 3 style options with many different colors. They retail at $30. If you want my opion, I would pass on these – it’s FRAAS first attempt at tech gloves for their new winter collection. I think some tweeking would give the perfect mix of feminine style and function.
Well dolls, that’s it for me this week. You mayhave noticed that posting on Wednesdays has become a little spotty – busy, busy days but thanks for haning with me! I am working on a fun holiday giveaway for next week so get ready.
Gift some great vintage for the holiday — take a look!
Have a perfect day!
It seems so long since I have done an outfit post. Yesterday I pulled a skirt from my closet that I bought over a year ago. Had never worn it and was planning on selling it a month of so ago. So glad that I didn’t! This vintage warm wool was exactly what I needed on a chilly Sunday. It was raining like crazy yesterday so had to take the pictures inside (sorry for the shadows)
J.Tiktiner Mustard Swing Skirt, Gray Cowl Neck Sweater, spotted leather belt: Thrift| Steve Madden Bag: Goodwill| Etienne Aigner boots: Macy’s (stole from my mama’s closet )
I threw on a black and white polka dot scarf as the day got colder, but I could not have been happier with my total thrift outfit. So glad that I held on to this vintage piece.
Make sure that you check out the newest vintage in the store!
Have a great Monday,
One of the many things that I love about fashion is how trends can come and go and mean nothing to you personally. Then there is that one piece that draws you right in and steals your heart. This is what happened to me with peplum shorts. I liked peplum, i raved about it in “Give peplum a chance“. But nothing sold me more than the boom of peplum shorts that are around. I need a pair. In fact I will not rest until my New Year’s outfit includes a pair of these. Here are some beauties I have been stalking online:
These last ASOS ones are faves of mine. I know they are like swimsuit short, but I would rock them with black tights and black ankle boots to make my legs look super long and lean. I am hunting for a longer pair but I don’t think you understand the love I feel for these.
What do you think about peplum shorts? Something you would think about rocking for a night out?
New Vintage in the store! Take a look!
Have a great weekend pretties,
The first time I wrote a “something just ain’t right about you” was all about shorts with tights. Those of you who follow me on instagram have seen that I have totally reformed from this thought. I LOVE shorts with tights. I think it took the perfect shorts, tights, show combo to change my mind. Well the trend that I am not so sure about now are kitten heels. This is that tiny heel that you see on lots of vintage shoes and now on the runway of big designers like Louis Vuitton and Vince Camuto. I must say that I am still very unhappy to see this trend come back but an adorable pair of vintage suede over-the-knee boots that I found are pushing me to change my mind. Here are the boots:
I am so in love. I think that my shortness has made me a fan of the highest heels possible, and kitten heels feel like a bit of a waste. But I have started to see some kitten heels that I can rock with. Block heels, colorblocked or a subtle lift are the advantages to kitten heels. Skinny toothpick ones are not for me. A google search showed me some of the below – you can see what I mean.
YES!: Good shape heel, fits perfectly with the shoe
NO!: Have such a solid shoe and added the toothpick heel
YES!: Adorable color and the heel adds something less casual to the sandal
NO!: Once again there are great things about the shoe, the skinny heel just doesn’t add anything
What do you think about kitten heels?
The expo went great this weekend! Uploading new vintage today.
Have a great Monday,
Trending Now Expo: December 1st, 4-8pm – Hosanna House
Pittsburgh readers, you do not want to miss this event. The Trending Now Expo is going to be 20+ vendors selling everything from shoes to makeup to (of course) vintage! Anything but Style Vintage is going to be there with over 200 items for sale. I keep the site at 100 products but you have no idea how much great vintage I have. Please stop by – its going to be so fun!
Click here to see the facebook event
Have a great weekend,
I was talking to a friend lately who said that she had no clothes for winter. Since I memorize most of my friends wardrobes (for borrowing and styling purposes lol) I started to rattle off things that I have seen her wear and asked what happened to those pieces. She explained that they were summer pieces. I have never been a “this piece for this season” kind of dresser and explained some ways that she could winterize these pieces. We think that throwing a cardigan or blazer over something is our only option for the cold weather. Not true! I took this maxi dress, and styled 3 very simple ways to make it perfect for the cold weather.
Merona Colorblock Maxi: Target (Goodwill)
1. Heavy Sweater
This is so versatile. Your chunky cable knits, your printed sweaters, cowl necks – any warm sweater that you can layer over top. Cinch your middle with a belt, throw on some ankle boots and you are done.
2. Chambray Button down
Honestly, a denim shirt is my “put a bird on it” for this season. Anything dressy that I want to make a little more casual, or casual that I want to funk up a bit gets a chambray button down and statement necklace. Wedges will give the regal lift to stand tall in this great look.
3. Plaid + Moto Jacket
This is my favorite. Flannel and plaid are so perfect for chillier weather. Put your favorite over your maxi dress. Tuck it under to give some lines to your look, and throw on your rockstar moto jacket. Try some lace up boots with this look, a scarf if you want. Such a great contrast of flow and structure.
Any ways you turn your summer in to winter? Think about your closet before you head out to buy a whole new cold weather wardrobe. Or contact me, I’d love to help :-)
Did you check out the new vintage yet?? Take a look!
Have a great day,