Styling a vintage dress with sneakers.

Styling a vintage dress with sneakers.

Off all of the vintage dresses I own, this is definitely one of my favorites.  It’s like the best 80s-space-suit-retro-pop-fusion dress that ever existed!  I feel like I could do anything in it, which is why I paired it with my trusty Converse to frolic around Los Angeles on a warm (and I’m not going to lie, uncomfortably humid) Saturday.  A dress I can throw on with sneakers is a dress that will stay near to my heart for many a Saturday to come.   Button up, light weight dresses with cool patterns rival jumpsuits for me.  They are just as easy to put on and just as comfortable as long as you aren’t tryna karate kick anyone.  Don’t get me wrong, it could definitely still be accomplished in a dress like this, you just might have to sacrifice your dignity while everyone sees your underpants. Let’s just stick with punches for the day, alright? Dress: Fiery Finish Vintage // Shoes: Converse // Bag: Urban Outfitters  Photography by Eli...
Slouchy Pants + Boxy Top

Slouchy Pants + Boxy Top

This outfit is so funny to me, I honestly hated it when I first put it on.  I think it was something with the colors, but the shapes… The shapes are what made me leave it on (sans my boyfriends approval).  The colors grew on me after a minute! Or maybe I just excused it because I loved the slouchy drop crotch pants with the boxiness of the top.  Either way, now that I look at it I’m not sure why I didn’t like the colors together, specifically the blue in the shirt and the green khaki of the pants.  It is different, and not something I would normally put together, but that’s what getting dressed is all about right?  Trying new things!  Well, that’s what it should be about any way.   I think the black sandals and bag definitely help pull the look together.  I felt like the shoes had to be a little funkier to match the top, and the boxy clutch pulled the black leather up to the top section of the outfit.  In the end I am happy with it.   What do you think, would you wear it?  Have you had outfits that you initially don’t like but after giving it a minute you grow to love it? Or am I just crazy? Either way, C-O-O-L.  And happy Monday everyone!  Top: Fiery Finish Vintage // Pants: Zara // Shoes: Zara // Bag: Vere Verto Photography by Eli...
Vintage Dress + Helmut Lang Boots

Vintage Dress + Helmut Lang Boots

Rain, rain, go away… Confused?  Not if you live in LA. Right now it’s pouring rain, and I mean POURING.  This naturally seemed like a good post for such weather because 1) it’s sunny in the pictures and 2) the colors are reminiscent of rainy day attire.  Right?  Well, you can wear black any ol’ time like I discussed in Pattern Play, it just seems majorly appropriate when it rains.  I think it’s mostly because you can go outside without fear of taking part in natures wet t-shirt contest, but who am I to judge?   This dress, which my boyfriend immediately deemed a teacher’s dress, is another one of my finds from Fiery Finish Vintage.  Remember the green and blue floral one?  YEA you do, because it was awesome.  Anyway, it’s another lovely vintage score.  Want to revisit the “teacher dress” comment?  I sure do.  This dress, does in fact, remind me of something a teacher would wear.  Probably because of the clock/tree/house situation and also because it’s rather large and flowy.  I always picture teachers in some sort of oversized dress or skirt/sweater combo, with something ridiculous printed (or maybe embroidered with bead detailing) on it.  Santa, crayons, flowers, turkeys, you name it and it’s been emblazoned across some teacher’s outfit.  I however, am not a teacher of the grade school type, but think it suits me just as nicely! The important thing about pulling things like teacher dresses off, is to update them with something kinda spunky.  Say… pointy boots and a weapon of a bag!  Add in a little gray-white hair and… well.. maybe that...
Blue and green and white all over.

Blue and green and white all over.

So what do you think of the new hair?  I’m into it.  The plan from the beginning wasn’t to go silvery-white, but as soon as I saw how light Chloe (my magical hair stylist), got my hair, I was like well… Let’s try!  And here we are!  I think it looks killer with this dress too, the colors all just make me so happy which is why I chose this outfit for the debut style post of my new locks.   Now, on to the outfit!  This vintage dress has been begging to be worn since the second I got it.  Here I went with the sheer over jeans thing, but I’m excited to also style it as a dress.  Any piece that you can wear more than one way is a piece worth having, if you ask me.  You didn’t ask me, but I’m telling you any way.  This is something I think about every time I pick out my clothing, especially since I am constantly shooting my outfits.  An article of clothing that can get me more than one type of outfit definitely wins every time.  It’s all about maximizing your wardrobe and sheer pieces are a great way to do just that!  Do you have pieces like this?  What pieces do you end up getting the most out of in your closet? Dress: Fiery Finish Vintage (One of the best vintage collections I have seen with some of the best pricing, SERIOUSLY.) // Jeans: H&M // Shoes: Urban Outfitters // Bag: Wessley NYC  Hair: If you live in Los Angeles or Orange County and you dig cool hair,...