Posts tagged vintage blogger
MILDRED ARRIVES ON THE HOLIDAY NOSTALGIA TRAIN 📻 🕰 🚂 🎄

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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PINK POLKADOTS & TEA 💖☕️

With the Summer coming to an end and my family visiting, I decided to take a break from work and the blog to enjoy some downtime.

We've been having a lot of fun exploring the city and over the weekend we took my niece to have tea at Ladurée in SoHo. She was super excited and enjoyed every moment of it. Everything was delicious and the hot chocolate was so rich it tasted like we were drinking melted chocolate.

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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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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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ROBES & ROSES🌹 - SULTRY VALENTINE'S STYLE

This is no ordinary robe, no ordinary robe (sing in Sade voice). Yes! I'm wearing a robe but this is no ordinary robe! It's a vintage rose print robe that's lined with red velour that will keep you warm and cozy while turning heads for many reasons. Many will be confused as to why you're wearing your bath robe outside but let them wonder in delight because you're slaying. 

Continue reading to see how I styled the entire look. 

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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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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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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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STYLE & THE BAR CART - MANGOES & MACAWS

Hello darlings! How's your summer going? I've been taking some time to enjoy beach days, fresh summer fruits and lots of ice-cream. Summer is my favorite season in the US and that's not too surprising since I grew up in Guyana. Guyana is located in South America and is the only country in the region with English as it's first language. Our culture is very much Caribbean even though we're located in this region. 

Today's Style & The Bar Cart post is dedicated to my home country! I decided to capture the tropical essence of Guyana and our love to entertain and have a good time. A good Guyanese party is filled with plenty delicious food, nuff rum and music to mek you wine to de ground.

Continue reading to see how you can create your very own Guyanese Mangoes & Macaws bar cart for the summer!

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