Here are some of my latest vintage additions to my Etsy/Depop Shop(s)!
Don't be intimidated by prints or if these silhouettes are new to you - these shapes and colors can become a staple in anyone's wardrobe; it's all about how you pair them! And... confidence! If you have that, you will always look and feel good. That's what getting dressed is all about.
Use the links below to shop and to find some styling inspo I have for each piece - how you can incorporate them into your current wardrobe with excitement and easeeee. 🍰
Vintage Kimono Top/Tunic/Robe (what you make it!): I'd style this piece as a dress with sandals or these shoes just cause they are too cute, on sale, and versatile!
For a 70s vibe, you can even pair this with jeans and platforms.
For an elevated look, I recommend wearing this as a tunic with tight, black trousers and some slick, pointed-toe black booties. Don't forget the "tight" part to balance the billowy-ness of this kimono. The square neckline of this piece is what makes it so unique. Keep your bottoms simple so your top can do all the talking.
And, if you really want to get funky, I think this kimono could look so cool with some black combat boots (maybe with some lacy socks if you're feeling frisky), and feel free to add some biker shorts underneath to dress it down all the more.
Vintage Christian Dior Suit Jacket / Blazer Dress: I am a little tall (5'10") - so fear not if you think this guy is a little short on me, but, hey! A little leg also never hurt anyone. Which is exactly why I would personally wear this blazer as a dress. Ooh, and as we transition into fall... add some white tights, a headband, and you can consider yourself Blair Waldorf in the flesh. Thank me later.
1950s Slip Dress: This lil' lady has a special place in my heart. I love her precious details on the bust. Of course, the obvious is to wear her at home, but sometimes things are too cute to keep to yourself. I'd drape a denim jacket over this dress and pair it with some keds to make it picnic-appropriate. (As long as you wear nude undies underneath her, you're golden!).
Vintage 80s Dress: This. Dress. Though. Ugh - so good. Great Vintage quality + great for salsa dancing 💃🏼So comfy with good stretch, while hugging every curve. Every woman needs a dress like this! While I love being able to dress pieces up and down, I think the nature of this dress should be honored - honored by only wearing your sassiest of heels, simple jewelry (if any - maybe some hoops!) and your hair just the way you love it - a style that makes you feel your sexiest. Now, go dance your booty off in this before someone else does!
Linen Kimono: This piece is heavenly. It's perfect for prancing around your home, pinkies up, sipping tea with a face mask on, of course! But, I also recommend this kimono for your next poolside and/or beach cover-up. I styled it here with my white one piece, and I think this babay was made for this look! Now, all you need is your bf to fan you with a big, green banana leaf has he hand-feeds you grapes. :)
P.S. Leave me a comment if there are types of pieces you'd like me to be on the lookout for! Consider me your personal shopper. You could say I am a professional at the sport.
I love the crap out of this sweater of my mother's (you'd know it's true if you saw the tears on the back). It's classic, easy, and even a little sexy--three perfectly good reasons for me and my sisters to fight over it. Luckily it is now safe and sound with me alone in Philly! (Mwaha! Sorry Flanny's). The design is simple but there’s something about it that makes it perfect in nature and has allowed for this timeless silhouette to make a huge comeback right now.
I paired it with my all-time favorite color in heavenly pant-form by The Line By K, and slingback kitten heels from Target (yesssss, Target).
The lucidity of this design allots for all kinds of creativity. Wear yours billowy & belted, itty-bitty cropped, layered with your favorite boyfriend blazer, or even as a bathing suit cover-up. There is a cardigan out there for your shape and personal style and I believe it’s a staple in every woman’s wardrobe.
Styles of the classic cardi I’ve seen floating on Instagram that I admire:
Photos by: Gina DeSimone
This jacket-dress is from one of my new Philly favorites, Ritual where they carry re-worked vintage by Shop Journal. The vintage selection is on the small side at Ritual, but it’s perfectly curated. This piece wasn’t necessarily re-worked, but as a vintage lover it’s nice when you can find a source that does the hunt for you. Of course I do get immense satisfaction from sifting through rack after rack to find a gem that is all my own unlike the next, but if you ain’t got time for that, look no further than these Vintage spots that do the work for ya:
Room Shop Vintage
The Vintage Twin
Depop! (Download the free app for all the goodies) one of my faves: Masha_Jlynn
SVC (Instagram bids only)
Less curated spots (may require a little digging, but worth it!):
The Raxx Vintage Emporium
When in doubt, peruse Etsy or EBay! And if you’re okay with dropping a little more cash for an investment piece, The RealReal is an amazing source for designer pieces on consignment.
And some cool, current blazer dresses if vintage isn’t your thing:
Siena Boyfriend Blazer by Storets
Velour Blazer from & Other Stories
White Long Blazer Dress from The Frankie Shop
The Date Night Dress by Choosy
Bardot Blazer Dress from ASOS
Tailored Blazer (on sale!)
The Rae Blazer by Reformation (sustainably made bay-bay)
Photography by: Gina DeSimone
Wearing a vintage J. Taylor jacket-dress and Yeezy 350 V2 Creams
If you were unaware, this right here is my sister, Charlotte. You can also call her Charli, or Chuck when she’s feeling sassy (though that’s her regular disposition). I think you can see a bit of that in her outfit, too. She’s a one-button-rebel wearing our mama’s vintage cardigan, + denim shorts, Doc Marten’s, & grandma’s clip-on earrings.
We wound up in Westwood of Cincy where most wouldn’t assume there are many treasures to be had in this part of town, but we spent some time digging that day and found ‘em; murals that recently popped up by Girl Mobb, and the cutest playground you ever did see.
Charlotte has the perfect, sprightly spirit to roam with me and explore. And even if we were to come up empty-handed, time with her would still always be worth my while.
I look forward to packing up a picnic basket and heading to this park with my sisters & niece next time I visit Cincinnati in warmer days ahead.
As you've probably seen shopping or just browsing the internet, you know that two things are currently trending: the color lime green & kitten heels. And somehow my mom just knew this would happen, hence why she held on to this get-up that endows both for 20 something years. Sheesh! Not that either really went out of style, but society has allowed them to have their moment again. Welcome back, you two.
Kitten heels are my fave. 1) Because I am 5'10". Though I no longer mind towering over you all in my 3-inch heels as I once did when I was young, some days I am just not in the amazonian mood, ya know? and 2) 'Cause there's something these lil' guys do for even just a pair of Levi's and a t-shirt. It's easy to elevate a casual look with kitten heels. Try it! Oh, and carry an itsy bitsy handbag with the look while you're at it, too.
Some lime green pieces I currently appreciate:
The Line By K Saloma Dress
I Am Gia Naomi Top
Free People Liv Block Heel (not kitten, but still comfy, not too high, and neon!)
Sommer Swim Stella One Piece (wear the cut-out in the front or back!)
Wearing my mama's vintage Victoria's Secret dress & heels, a vintage, Japanese clutch, + Crap Sunglasses