Posts tagged vintage lover
ACCESSORIZING LIKE MY MAMA

I love accessories and if you've been keeping up with me that shouldn't come as a surprise to you. I mean, I have a weakness for all accessories and I blame my Mom entirely. Yes Joan, if you're reading this, it's all your fault!!!

Growing up I would be in awe of Mom's extensive collection and played with all her pieces. She has accessories in every color, size and shape. From jewelry, to belts, to scarves, sunglasses and shoes; that woman is the #accessoryqueen. 

I post a a lot of my accessories on IG from my very own collection and often get asked for sources. Today I'm sharing a few pieces & linking to similar ones as many of my accessories are vintage, belonged to Mom or are no longer available. Continue reading to see what I have lined up for you! It's pretty darn good!

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KRYSMAS DECOR

It was a Modern-Vintage, Tropical-Glam Christmas over at my place this year or what I call Krysmas (get it?😂)! 

I shared a few images on Instagram with you alrady but wanted to share a few more before the holiday spirit packs up her bags and heads out the door.

Continue reading for more details and of course more pics!  

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VINTAGE SILK & TASSELS: A LOVE DOLL SHOPPE COLLABORATION

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! 

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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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CLASSIC WOMAN - PINAFORES, BOWS & RUFFLES

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! 

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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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VINTAGE SHOPPING THROWBACK

Last Summer, I took a trip to a quaint little town called Doylestown in Pennsylvania and came across this wonderful vintage shop.

I never got around to sharing the trip with you so how about we invent throwback Tuesday (does that already exist?) and take a stroll down memory lane together!  

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