Posts tagged vintage style
MILDRED ARRIVES ON THE HOLIDAY NOSTALGIA TRAIN πŸ“» πŸ•° πŸš‚ πŸŽ„

Guess who’s in town for the holidays? Yes, my darling Mildred is staying with us here in NYC and if you haven't met her, now is the time to do so! She’s actually appeared many times before on the blog and is a dear friend of mine. In fact, she’s my #RetroAlterEgo!  

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SHADOW OF A SPIDER πŸ•·πŸ•Έ
She finds an innocuous corner in which to spin her web. The longer the web takes, the more fabulous its construction. She has no need to chase. She sits quietly, her patience a consummate force; she waits for her prey to come to her on their own, and then she ensnares them, injects them with venom, rendering them unable to escape. Spiders – so needed and yet so misunderstood.
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SHORT & SWEET

When this dress arrived, I was excited to try it on. I was a bit skeptical about the size because it looked tiny when I pulled it out the bag. Nevertheless, I tried it on and it fit! I adored the mixing of  my favorite banana-leaf print with garden roses and butterflies but then I realized something about the dress that made me second-guess keeping it.

Continue reading to find out why I almost returned this dress and get the look too! 

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ROSES & POLITICS

It's no secret I love the designs of luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. I've shared a few of my inspired looks like this one (I rocked last January on vacation in Colombia) as well as many of their images to serve as inspiration.  

Dolce & Gabbana's designs are reminiscent of vintage-styles and silhouettes while being modern and playful. Bold patterns, mixed prints, heavy embellishments and ostentatious flair pervade their work and I appreciate all those aspects in fashion. My #stylesister Beyonce has also been spotted rocking their pieces with one of the most recent being a sweet mommy and daughter moment on Mother's day when the two wore Dolce's Hydrangea print dresses. 

Now with all that said, I cannot ignore the recent controversy around Melania Trump wearing their pieces. 

So let's chat about it below the jump! 

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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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MINT CHIP & STRAWBERRY DREAMS πŸ“πŸ¦πŸ‘

It's going up to 80 degrees today in NYC and feels like we've skipped Spring and jumped right to Summer! I'm not complaining because I love the warm weather and any excuse to leave my coat where it belongs; in the closet! I plan on soaking up some sunshine today and if you're anywhere warm & sunny, I hope you do too.

It's the perfect day to step out and have a scoop or two or three because what's an 80 degree day without sweet treats?

This look is inspired by my all time favorite dessert and incorporates a few pieces I rocked last Spring.

Continue reading to get all the details and see how you can re-create this sweet look!

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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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HONEY BEE MY VALENTINE πŸ―πŸπŸ’›

It's almost Valentine's and if you're picking out your outfit, I'd like to challenge you to step outside the red/pink box and try something different. As you know I love me some pink & red but this Valentine's I wanted to mix it up a bit.

Enter the Bumble Bee with it's black and yellow stripes!

The inspiration for this look actually came from a simple pair of Bumble Bee earrings I got at Target years ago. Now head below the jump to see the full look! 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!