Rough day today, so I’m going to keep it simple and fun. Which fashion icon is your favorite?
It takes some swagger to stomp in these, but don’t you just love them. Let your funk out in these super spikey stelletos:
WARNING: Avoid balloon drops at holiday party!
Oh, and leopard print belt required when wearing spikes, see below:
Yesterday I thanked the designer, today I must give a nod to my true love: affordable, adorable, one-of-a-kind vintage dress, all available at Frequency Vintage!
Like every year at this time, I feel very thankful for many things: my wonderful husband, family, friends, and my favorite designers, obviously. While their labels do not hang in my closet, they hang on my inspiration board. Artful, craftful and wonderful, I present to you: Designers to be Thankful For…and there is a lot to be thankful for.
Christian Dior, Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs, Rachel Roy, Lanvin, Derek Lam, Zac Posen, Prada, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ellie Saab, Rodarte, Phillip Lim, Thakoon, Jason Wu, Nina Ricci.
MWAH! Which designers are you thankful to be inspired by?
My online vintage shop Frequency Vintage has been up and running 3 weeks now and going well. Since it is a side project things tend to go a little slower than I would like. My impatience kicks in and I want more views and sales NOW!!! But how? What are the best ways to bump your Etsy shop to the top of everyones favorites?
PART 1. Use all 14 of your Tags well:
When listing items, one of the key steps to having your shop pop up in a search is using relevant, descriptive, and inventive tags. Sounds easy, but for me it is one of the hardest parts of listing. Etsy Admin often suggest using style, color, textures and motifs as tags for your items. Courtesey of Etsy’s Blog, here is a great list to help the tagging begin:
Size: baggy, big, bulky, chunky, curvy, deep, delicate, dense, extra small, fitted, frail, gigantic, heavy, huge, large, lightweight, little, long, loose, massive, medium, miniature, oversized, petite, plump, plus size, shallow, shapely, short, small, snug, streamlined, substantial, tailored, tall, thick, thin, tight, tiny, voluminous, voluptuous, wide
Texture: airy, bright, bumpy, buttery, coarse, cool, cozy, cuddly, delicate, downy, embossed, feathery, fluffy, frilly, frizzy, furry, fuzzy, glittery, grainy, hammered, hard, iridescent, light, luminescent, luminous, matte, metallic, opaque, patina, plush, pointy, polished, prickly, puffy, rough, ruffled, sculptured, shaggy, sharp, sheer, shimmery, shiny, silky, slick, smooth, soft, sparkly, stamped, translucent, transparent, velvety, waxy, woolly
Style: 1980s (or any decade), adorable, African, Americana, angelic, antique, art deco, art nouveau, Asian, autumn, avant-garde, bizarre, black tie, bohemian, boho chic, bold, burlesque, business, casual, cheerful, chic, circus, classic, classy, clever, cocktail, colorful, complex, contemporary, country, cute, cyber, dark, deconstructed, delicate, DIY, dramatic, earthy, eccentric, edgy, Edwardian, elegant, ethnic, European, everyday, fall, fantasy, feminine, flapper, folk, folk art, formal, French, funky, funny, futuristic, gag, geek, geekery, gladiator, glam, goddess, goth, gothic, gothic, grotesque, harvest, hippie, hipster, horror, humorous, Indian, indie, industrial, Japanese, kawaii, librarian, lolita, luxurious, manly, masculine, mermaid, Mexican, midcentury, Middle Eastern, mod, modern, modest, modish, mystical, natural, nautical, nerd, noir, nostalgic, old world, organic, oriental, Paris, peasant, pirate, playful, polished, prairie, preppy, pretty, Primitive, punk, quirky, refined, Renaissance, Renaissance Fair (Ren Faire), retro, rockabilly, Roman, romantic, rustic, sailor, secretary, seductive, shabby chic, simple, sophisticated, southwest, sporty, spring, steampunk, summer, sustainable, tasteful, traditional, trendy, ugly, urban, Victorian, vintage, waldorf, weird, western, whimsical, winter, witty, woodland, zany
Motifs and Patterns: argyle, Asian, asymmetrical, brocade, Celtic, checked, checkered, complex, damask, dotted, Egyptian, fleur de lis, floral, geometric, gingham, Gothic, hearts, paisley, plaid, polka dot, scalloped, stars, striped, swirls, symmetrical, tartan, tweed, woodland
Specific Colors: charcoal, chartreuse, chocolate brown, cobalt blue, coral pink, cornflower blue, cream, crimson, cyan, emerald green, fuschia, gold, hot pink, indigo, ivory, kelly green, lemon yellow, lime, magenta, mauve, navy blue, nude, olive green, periwinkle, robins egg blue, royal blue, sapphire, silver, sky blue, slate grey, taupe, teal, turquoise
MORE TIPS COMING SOON! Check back for Part 2
What better way to top off a look than with a killer clutch. I have been really into the envelope clutches and want to share my favorites both pricey and affordable.
Just wanted to share a few more pieces up in the shop. If only the wrap dress was in my size, ho hummmm. Good news for my smaller followers though, this one of a kind piece can be yours!
Ladies: Belt this button down for a preppy look
Gents: Button it up for the same
Super funky and fun trend: NEON. Brighten up your dark winter days with pops of neon. Here are some of my runway favorites:
What’s that you say? You don’t have an extra couple grand lying around so you can glow in the dark? No worries, with a black light and these $50 & Below pieces you too can shine on the gloomiest of winter days.
With OCCUPY everywhere I turn, I feel inspired to find fashion brought to us by vintage protesters: Hippies. Here are some great pieces for the placard toting cost conscious fashionistas. Everything $50 and Below!
FREE with FRINGE
MARCH in MAXI
FIGHT through FLOWERS