Posts tagged retro modern
CH, CH, CHH, CHERRY BOMB!

We're less than a week away from Memorial day and in my mind that's the beginning of Summer! I know it's not the official calendar date but family and friends usually get together on this weekend for activities that are synonymous with Summer. Grills are being dusted off right now and many are prepping for a weekend BBQ or picnic. Some may even venture to the beach if the weather permits (fingers crossed).

It's also that time of year where Cherries (one of my favorite American fruits) starts appearing on fruit stands and in supermarkets. If you're wondering why I call it an American fruit it's because they're different from the cherries we have in Guyana. The first time I tasted one was almost 11 years ago when I first moved to the US. We were at a family BBQ for Memorial day, I took one bite and couldn't get enough. It's one of the things I look forward to when Summer rolls around in NYC. 

So as we approach the season, Mildred decided it would be fitting to share her cherry pinup beach look for the weekend. We're hoping the weather permits our first beach day of the season so we can wear this cute retro swimsuit again. 

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JUST PEACHY πŸ‘βœŒπŸ½

NYC came alive this weekend with soaring high temperatures and I couldn't resist being outside with all the other folks soaking up the glorious Spring sunshine. I ditched my Saturday chores and ventured to Brooklyn for an afternoon stroll. I stopped to smell the deli flowers along the way (NYC style), ate some pizza, did a bit of Vintage shopping and finsished the day with a little ice cream treat.

The streets were alive with vendors and artists galore and I shared quite a bit on my Instagram story. It was such a lovely day and I was in the mood for some modern-vintage 70's style.

Continue reading to see more from my day and get all the details on this entire look! 

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DIY - LADY IN THE TUTTI FRUTTI SUNNIES

I know, I know! We're on the brink of Fall but you guys know how much I loveeeeee Summer so before you whip out the Fall layers why not prolong the heat with a DIY sure to give you all the tropical vibes of a sizzling summer day in the Caribbean!

With just a few supplies and as little as 10-15 mins, you can make these modern Carmen Miranda - inspired sunnies. Yes!!! In 1/4 of an hr you'll be well on your way to being the lady in the tutti frutti sunnies.

Head below the jump for he full DIY tutorial! 

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GROOVY GOOD VIBRATIONS ✌🏾️

Well folks, I'm slowly easing my way out of denial that Summer is over. The first official day of Fall is this Thursday and no amount of crying will change that. So what's a girl to do? The weather is already cooling down and as a last hurrah I decided to do an end of Summer look that works well for the slight chill in the air. Let's face it, Winter is the one I have quarrels with. 

Join Mildred (my #RetroAlterEgo) and I on our last Summer Sixteen stroll in NYC decked out in a playful look inspired by Archie/Betty & Veronica comics with a 70's vibe. 

Continue reading to see more of this playful retro meets modern style along with deets on my cool graphic tank & sunnies. I also made some pretty groovy friends and you don't want to miss that! 

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FRIDA KAHLO INSPIRED STYLE - MY BUZZFEED FEATURE

When BuzzFeed reached out to me to participate in a Frida-inspired style post I was beyond elated! I've admired Frida and her work for a very log time and even created a DIY Frida costume last Halloween as a way to honor her legacy. The BuzzFeed post was right up my alley and today I'm happy to share more of my look with you. 
Continue reading to find out why I'm intrigued by Frida and how her style and art inspires my style. I'm also sharing pieces with you so you too can recreate this entire look! So what are you waiting on, click through! 

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MILDRED'S RETRO PLAY-DAY

Hi Darlings! I had an activity-filled day on Sunday starting with a quick SoHo stroll for burgers, fries and rice pudding, a trip to Coney Island for some fun in the sun and snow cones, then a Soca party where I danced the night away (until I got really sleepy at 9:30pm, lol)! What a day, what a day! 

I also posted a handful of vids and pics of my day on Snapchat and Instagram (IG stories too) so be sure to follow along for all the fun! 

It's no secret, I love summer days and more importantly I love to let the girl in me play! I think it's so important to schedule consistent play days in your life, especially as women.  A play day is simply that; a  special time dedicated to having fun in a child-like manner. We can get pretty busy with our grown-up lives and never imagined the independent, stay up late, do whatever you want adult life would entail not so glam activities such as feeding yourself, waking up early to get to work or paying many adult bills. I strongly believe in taking a break from a busy lifestyle to do something you enjoyed as a child. Sometimes I color, ride my bicycle or produce a full-fledged music video in my room to Beyonce's Ego. This "music video" usually involves sequins, heels, a scene rolling across the bed with me singing, "I got a big ego, such a huge #RetroAlterEgo! I walk like this 'cus I can back it up!"  It's my time to relax and be silly. 

Speaking of egos, Mildred (my #RetroAlterEgo) decided to do a little playing herself while at Coney Island! Click through to see her latest threads and how you can recreate this retro play-day look for your next summer outing. 

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STYLE & THE BAR CART - FLAMINGO FLAMINGLE

Hello darlings, I hope you're having a wonderful week and getting ready for Flamingo Friday! While it's not Friday just yet, today we're celebrating Pink Flamingo day with this edition of Style & The Bar Cart! You're probably thinking a Flamingo enthusiast would make that up but a single Google search will prove that Pink Flamingo Day exists and we should always trust Google. Even if the day is not official I still choose to celebrate because how could one not big pink emoji heart this gorgeous bird. 

Continue reading to see how you can create your very own Flamingle bar cart for the summer!

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VINTAGE DAISIES & GINGHAM

I recently shared my daisy craze here with hopes of you joining the bandwagon!  If you haven't already; now's the time. After putting together the roundup, I gave you a sneak peek of my vintage daisy accessories on Instagram and today I'm sharing a look that incorporates those pieces. I went for 50's retro style with a 2016 modern twist. You know how I get down!

Continue reading to see more of this look and how you can re-create it! 

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MILDRED AT THE BEACH

Last summer Mildred & I ventured to the beach and I never got around to posting the images on the site so here goes. Be sure to click through for a flamingo surprise!

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MEMORIAL DAY STYLE - WHITE, GOLD & LEOPARD

Hello darlings, I hope you're having a wonderful day! Last week we observed Memorial day in the US and chose to spend the holiday relaxing. Stef and I drove to Hoboken and had lunch & drinks near the water. The area was very quiet and exactly what we needed for a relaxing afternoon.

 I finally wore this asymmetric white lacey off the shoulder dress I've had for a year now and loved it! 

Click through to see how I styled this dress and how you can re-create the look for yourself! 

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LUCY! YOU GOT SOME 'SPLAININ' TO DO!

It's been three months since my Cartagena vacation but I'm still reminiscing about those beautiful sunny days strolling through the city. I wrote about my trip in two parts  (1 2) , covering many of our activities as well as the delicious food we ate. Today, you're in for a treat because I'm sharing a vintage meets modern look, how you can re-create this look and images of a very sweet gelato shop we visited. 

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CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA - ISLAS DEL ROSARIO

While on our vacation in Cartagena, we took a day trip to the beautiful Islas del Rosario. The boat ride to the islands was about 35 mins and we even saw Dolphins out in the water. When we arrived to the islands, the view was breath-taking and I had to take a moment to thank God for creating such beauty. Today I'm sharing photos from our trip to the islands along with a red retro-inspired swimsuit I'm obsessed with! 

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