Showing posts with label Vintage style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vintage style. Show all posts

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Thrifted from Head to Toe: How to layer a vintage slip

Happy Tuesday, I hope you all had a happy Canada Day yesterday.

My last Thrift Shopping Haul post actually didn't really show off the awesome clothing I bought.

It's a must it seems like that if I go thrifting, I leave with more apparel. It's just the nature of my ways.

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I love this muted color combination.

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a solid maxi skirt does wonders for elongating the leg.

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This is easily achieved by layering a vintage slip under a sheet maxi skirt to preserve the soft flowy texture.

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That way you can still have the movement necessary with a solid base underneath.

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The slip also did wonders to eliminate the static cling that skirt so often prone to.

Next time you are thrift shopping, keep your eye out for a maxi slip, it can be a very useful addition to your wardrobe.

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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Come On Summer

Street Style Fashion GIVEAWAY is still going strong, enter NOW!

Almost June and still cold enough for fur.

Oh well, at least they make pretty photos.

Thanks again to the lovely and talented Iulia Agnew Photography.

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Short on today, see more amazing vintage pieces at the Paintadress Etsy Shop.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Vintage DIY Fur Vest and Muff Outfit

Finally, we had a decent sunny day last Friday.

Perfect time to rock out my DIY vintage fur vest and fur muff.

I just can't bring myself to wearing fur out in the rain. Which in Vancouver is 90% if the time a fur piece is actually needed.

So whenever a cold and sunny day presents itself, I jump on it without hesitation.

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I completed the outfit with a lot of layers. It's extremely cold still after all.

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Similar skirt see here
Similar sweater see here
Similar jacket see here

The amazing thing about maxi skirt for the winter, is that you can layer it over many layers of tights.

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Vintage DIY fur vest and fur muff outfit, blue maxi skirt, leather sleeve and denim jacket, yellow sweater, LV purse, Margiela tights, ferragamo vintage loafers, fashion, style

I'm quite happy with this DIY streak I have going on.

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Busy hands lead to a sharp mind. What? You have never heard of that saying before? Well, you have now.

Friday, 20 January 2012

My Winter Survival Kit

Happy Friday!

Winter is not my favourite time of the year, but it comes nonetheless.

I have developed some coping mechanisms. Aside from reminiscing about summer, I have also developed a survival kit to help me get through the cold dread.

The kit consists one from each of the following categories.

First, must take care of the noggin'. A lot of heat is lost from the top of the head.

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From top left to bottom right.
Fur pom pom trapper hat seen here, from GAP
Knitted head band from Gentille Alouette hand knitted by the talented owner Eliza Lau herself.
Fur trapper hat seen here, from H&M
Amazing over the top fur trapper hat from Turnabout, Broadway location.
Earmuffs

Then, you have to take care of your neck. A lot of heat also get lost from the neck and chest area.

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From top left to bottom right.
Fur scarf that can also be turned into a vest seen here, from Talize.
Silk scarf from Obakki.
Ombre scarf seen here, from Talize.
All scarfs on the bottom row are self made infinity scarves. They were from various thrift stores. The green one can be seen styled here. The orange one can be seen styled here.

Then, take care of the torso.

Various sweaters, Vintage sweaters, Ugly sweater, chunky cable knit sweater, hobo sweater, patterend sweater

These sweaters are all from various places. Thrift stores, my boyfriend's closet and my dad's closet.

Of course we can't forget about accessorizing. All those chunky sweaters can really make one lose one's figure.

Cue the belts. 100% of belts are not longer used to hold up my pants. However, for some reason, being able to bi-sect my body with an interesting and colourful item seem to make everything so much better.

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From top left to right.
Flower and yellow bow belt seen here and here are all from Gentille Alouette.
Studded belt from Zara.
Neon pink leather belt from the Versace for H&M collection.
Vintage belt from Toronto.

For my kit today, I have decided to choose the following items.

cable knit chunky sweater,, ombre scarf, fur trapper hat, white cable knit chunky sweater, black flower belt from Gentille Alouette, Gentille Alouette, Talize find, Turnabout find

Honestly, my favourite part of the whole outfit is my furry crowning glory! So much so that I had to savour each moment I have to put it on.

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Steps 1 and 2, take the hat and fix your hair

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Steps 3 and 4, flip the hat and put it on

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Steps 5 and 6, make sure it's on and pose

The white sweater is amazingly warm, and with my neck and head protected, I can brave any winter. Except for maybe those "real" ones the rest of Canada gets.

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Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, 2 January 2012

Dress hemming DIY, Prada and Suspenders

Happy Monday!!! I hope most of you are cozy at home enjoying the last stat before you set out to start "real life" again.

I am at work already. Don't feel too bad for me though, I didn't have to start that early.

It's already been a pretty productive start to the year.

We made our first video! It can also be found at the right hand column. That's where all the future videos will eventually rest.



The footage for the opening sequence was shot awhile ago. Finally, we had the right topic and the video was born!

It's a tutorial video on how to hem a dress without cutting and sewing. I am pretty lazy when it comes to altering clothing. I also don't like to make permanent changes; therefore, I try to look for the easiest possible way to change something that doesn't actually require me to do anything complicated. I don't even own a sewing machine anyway.

Hope you guys enjoyed the video. The end result of my DIY hemming accompanied me to a wonderful day at Granville Island.

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It was a brisk and cloudy day. Once again, this outfit is mostly "sponsored" by Talize. The velvet jacket, scarf and what's underneath are all from Talize. The suspender tights are from Urban Outfitter. Though I don't think they sell them anymore. But ASOS still has them. I should get myself another black pair and make sure I don't rip them this time. The shoes are by Rocket Dog.

I love the purse! I got it from Ann's Fabulous Finds. This amazing designer consignment store ran by wonderful people!

The briskness finally got to me, need to head inside to warm up. Hmmm, Mint Mocca!

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Also a great opportunity to reveal the dress that I hemmed without sewing!! I absolutely love the way it looks, especially paired with the wide flower belt I got from one of my favourite local boutiques Gentille Alouette

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Good, now I am warm enough to brave the outside without the protective layers.

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Vintage dress  and, red suspender tights, wide  flower belt, rocket dog polkadot shoes, and  prada cross body bag, Talize Find, vintage fashion, thrift fashion, style, street style, Ann's fabulous finds prada purse

Brrr, cold, time to leave.

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Such a great day, wonderful way to start the new year, hope you are all enjoying yours.