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Modern meets Vintage

From the final days of warm temperatures to cold evenings, Fall is approaching M_1rather quickly. I appreciate the translate from every season through the lens of my personal vintage-inspired aesthetic, where I always draw from an era gone by. Today a modern French Connection sleeveless jumpsuit meets a collection of vintage accessories.

Rules like ‘don’t wear white after Labor Day’ or ‘shoes matching the handbag’ are antiquated

Despite the fashion faux pas of not wearing white after Labor Day I am thankful that many of us no longer abide that rule. With that said, today is a perfect example of how a white cotton blazer can be worn despite the time of year.F_1M_2M_3Marie Sleeveless Jumpsuit, French Connection. Delia Connection White Blazer. Cat Eyed Sunglasses, Retro Sunnies (similar here & here). Tan Suede Pumps, Coach. Maybelline, Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick. Cover FX Power Play Foundation. Photography c/o rf_fisher_photography.

 

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Picture Perfect

One of the greatest attributes of dressing in vintage everyday, besides the exquisite garments and costume jewelry is by far the red lips – don’t you agree?Sit_1

Some little girls, play with dolls and others paint their lips red, I was that girl. Today this girly pattern skirt brings back fond memories from my youth when I would apply my grandmother’s red Revlon lipstick in front of her vanity mirror. How is it in life we imagine or do one thing and it takes years, even decades for it to manifest? I suppose you would call it destiny. We never know as children where our lives will go, who we will meet or what lessons will play a part in our future. From my fascination of vintage beauty, perfume and powder puffs, who would have known I’d be thirty-seven exuding such glamour?

 “Even as a child I knew I wanted, red lips & rosy cheeks”

Every action to the thoughts we think have led us to our current reality. When I look in the mirror, I still see my younger self and it warms my heart as I know a piece of my grandmother is also with me. I dedicate my sense of European style, 50’s pin curls and ravishing red lips to her, Doris Alexander. Without her, I would have never manifested what you all see today.
F_1M_1F_2EXPRESS Bow Blouse (similar here & here). Retro Lipstick & Compact Pattern Skirt (similar here). Cat Eyed Sunglasses, Retro Sunnies. Tan Suede Pumps, Coach. Revlon, Love that Red 725 Lustrous Lipstick

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ZolaBean: Innovative Dresses Made from Recycled Coffee

ZolaBean dresses are the world’s first stylish and comfortable designs made from recycled coffee grounds and plastic bottles. This eco-friendly brand displays at least ten features on each dress while giving new life to coffee grounds.

F_1I recently had the opportunity to partner with ZolaBean with a special preview of their newest wrap dress (again) made from coffee. This must-have dress provides an effortless look that can go from formal to casual with the right accessories. I find the draping and adjustable waist allows you to have a chic look with maximum comfort. One of my favorites design details is the two side pockets with zippers and the snap button for extra coverage.

With each dress sold saves approximately 7–10 plastic bottles from going into the ocean.

F_2Flower_1If you believe in sustainable fashion as ZolaBean does and want to make a difference please sign up for exclusive updates for 35% off for the official launch at zolabean.com.