Okay, first I have to say, I did something bad. I deleted all my illustrations that I have done for this blog. They are gone forever =(. Just letting you know if you were wondering why there are a ton of image gaps going back from this post.
So now the positive: Although I knew better, I wasn’t backing up images. This is just a reminder of the importance of doing so.
LESSON OF THE WEEK: BACKUP YOUR INFO!
Now onto the fun stuff:
new super retro accessories at Frequency Vintage,
all $50 and below.
BUT, then it happened, I saw them in person and got a pair myself at H&M well 2. (They seem very hard to find except in the UK and UK online shops, so I was surprised and delighted) In my book, they count as pants and can be warn with a top that doesn’t cover the bootay. And, they come in all sorts of colors and styles.
MUST HAVE MONDAY: Treggings!
$50 & Below Favorites/ones that I could find online:
I pride myself in offering my readers many options for online shopping, but this trend seems to be a bit hard to find. Anyone got a good source? I got an orange and a royal blue pair from H&M so the funky colors are out there. Share your secrets if you have any, please.
Also, I won’t avoid the elephant in the room. Many still qualify these treggings as leggings (not me). So let’s put a vote out there to see where we stand on this: fashion oo la la or faux pas.
And while we are at it, anymore thoughts on leggings?
After two days of “serious” postings, I need a fashion fix.
I really like my new winter coat, but almost didn’t buy it because it lacks a hood. I’ve had a hooded coat forever so was always able to skip the hat and rest the hood ever so gently on my perfect braid, leaving my ears warm and no hair out of place. Wearing the new coat today, naked ears, waiting for the El that seemed to never come, I would worn a trash bag on my head to cut the wind. brrrrrr.
Now that I have regained feeling in my ears, lets take a look at some chic option that will keep out the chill and won’t undo the do for $50 and below:
Hope this inspires to layer rather than lounge this winter. Stay warm!
WAIT! One more thing, something that has been driving me nuts. First, I have to say that I am often wrong and make bad style choices and mistakes which is just part of taking fashion risks. So you can choose to ignore me, obviously, but seriously ladies, leggings are not pants. I thought the fad would fade, but I saw way too much booty this weekend to think it is true. Big, small, short or tall, if you make the choice to wear leggings, make sure your top comes down below your cheeks (I know you think they aren’t see through but they are, I promise). If you want to show it off, wear a tight skinny jean, or shorts with tights, anything but uncovered booty with leggings.
One more time, let’s say it together: leggings aren’t pants!
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!
“Did I do it? Did I make an outfit that looks grown up ish?” – Mandy
That was the start to the email I got the other day from my friend Mandy, with the attached picture. She often says how she doesn’t know how to dress herself, but I disagree. She just hasn’t found her personal style yet. She is fun, confident and willing to try all sorts of thing which gives her a great foundation on her road to standout style.
I think this is a great start but we can really help define the look. Here are two ways that she could add 4 things complete her casual day look.
Here’s a little Frequency Vintage update. The shop has been up and running for a little over 2 weeks now and going well. Made the first sale last Friday, a pair of vintage ankle boots, and drop those bad boys right into the mail. Was very excited to get the ball rolling and have been trying hard to post all the new inventory more quickly.
Purchasing inventory has been an awesome process. Shopping for yourself is great, but being able to shop for all sizes and shapes is a blast. Possibilities are unlimited and I have gotten to bring some really great pieces into the inventory, many of which I will have a very hard time letting go, like the killer Kay Windsor dress above. Such a unique standout piece. Classic vintage cut contrasted with a funky pattern.
I have got to share this piece with you as well. Perfectly made in Italy, gorgeously woven, large Pier Giorgio bag. The fantastic color and a super sturdy handle make this bag chic and very functional. MWAH!
Drop those 2 great pieces into the $50 & below category as well. Booooya!