If you listen to even a handful of influencers answer the question "What would you tell your younger self?", usually the response is they'd tell their younger self to slow down, live in the now and know everything will be alright. Yet, when we're "growing up" (I don't believe we should ever stop growing) we're often rushing to do so.
As a child, how many of you dreamt of the day when you could stay up all night, party like there's no tomorrow and not have to answer to your parents? How'd that work out for you? Or how about when you envisioned having the perfect power-job that came with the perfect car/spouse/kids and even a dog or two? Now if you've had even the slightest version of these dreams you also lmao you gave yourself a rigid timeline to get it done.Read More
Did you get the memo? It's time to bust out the florals and celebrate the warm weather! Now you're probably wondering why the image looks like Fall, right? Well I rocked this look last Fall but today I want to draw your attention to the purse. It can be worn in any season and guess what??! You can make one for yourself!
Yes! Think of your friend's' reaction when you tell them you DIYed a floral embroidered denim purse. So what are you waiting on? Head below the jump to get the full tutorialRead More
Oh how I love vintage! I can't get enough and truly believe there is no such thing as too much vintage. I thoroughly enjoy exploring vintage and thrift shops because it's like going on a treasure hunt every single time. You never know what you'll come across and I never stop until the Vintage Lover in me is satisfied. Did I mention I don't believe in having too much vintage? I'm serious!
I love how unique and well made vintage pieces are and the attention to detail sweeps me off my feet every single time. When I walk into a good vintage shop, my heart rate increases and my adrenaline starts pumping. While I enjoy well curated boutiques for modern pieces, my preference in vintage shops is the opposite. I like my vintage stores retro-looking and filled to the brim with goodies as this makes vintage shopping even more of an adventure for me. The thought of sifting through racks, jammed packed with treats and finding that one piece or ten or twenty (don't judge) that reflects my personal style is always rewarding.
If you're like me, you could spend most of your days vintage treasure-hunting but that takes time and I often don't have much time with my packed agenda. Visiting shops in person can be quite challenging, so hows vintage-lover survive? Have no fear! I'm making vintage shopping a bit easier for those with little time or those not inclined to hunt.
Continue reading to find out more about my look and be sure to scroll to the end of the post for a special surprise!Read More
For my second Halloween DIY (see first here) this year, I decided to head back to the 60's and channel the lovely Sophia Loren from the 1966 Technicolor comedy thriller Arabesque.
Loren is an award winning Italian film actress who was declared as "one of the world cinema's treasures." Sophia who recently turned 82 years old in September is as glamorous as ever and recently starred in Dolce Gabbana's new fragrance film.
I like to refer to the scene I used from Arabesque as the pink towel & toile scene. Recreating the look is easy as pie. If you've never watched this film take a look here and skip to the 14:05 mark to view the pink towel & toile decor glam.
Continue reading to get the full DIY.Read More
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!Read More
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!Read More
My latest DIY home decor project is live on about.com and is inspired by the work of artist by the name of Chad Wys. His art fascinated me and I found myself poring through his collections and ordered one of his prints online.
I was captivated by his use of modern, geometric patterns juxtaposed against very traditional artwork. I've always enjoyed the mix of modern and vintage in my home (as well as in my closet) which is probably why Wys’ work struck a chord with me so quickly and pretty soon I had the urge to do a little creating of my own.
Head over to the post on about.com to see how you can create this art-inspired DIY for your walls.Read More
The weather is cooling down here in NYC but summer isn't over just yet! I'm in denial because summer is my absolute favorite season! I wanted to go out with a tropical bang before fall officially starts so today I'm sharing this look with you. I hope it gives you all the summer feels and tropical vibes as much as NYC can give!
Continue reading to get more deets on this look and find out about this cute Cha Cha spot!Read More
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!
Oh how I love the Summer! I never want to say goodbye to warm temperatures, tropical prints and frozen drinks but even when I cry into my cocktail glass, the seasons never listen to me!
We're now a month away from Fall and I'm trying to make peace (kinda, sorta) and simply embrace the transition because I really don't have many quarrels with Fall except it indicates #WinterIsComing and that's when my tantrums are amplified.
During the early days of Fall, I enjoy that you can get away with wearing some of your Summer pieces, especially pants and maxi dresses. Today I'm sharing a transitional look that can be worn on a cool Summer evening or early Fall day.
Click through for all the details and you know I'm hooking you up with resources to re-create this look!Read More
Pom poms, like tassels have been a long time favorite of mine and recently they've been trending like crazy. You can find them on clothing, pillows, bags, blankets, shoes and even jewelry!
Earlier this season I created a video for some simple colorful DIY pom pom heels and today I'm sharing another tutorial for pom pom shoes with a matching bag charm. You've probably seen the trendy brightly colored pom pom sandals around but for this DIY I wanted to mix things up a bit. I decided to use muted colors that would go well with my 4+ year old tan leather sandals. This is a good way to refresh a pair of shoes that you've had for some time.
The basket bags are also very popular with pom pom adornments so I decided to create a matching pom pom bag charm for my vintage basket tote.
You can complete this simple DIY in a weekend and wow your friends with your matching set! So what are you waiting on? Let's get started below the jump!Read More