Sunnies: stolen from D, Vintage Knit: The Get Up, Jeans: PacSun, Wedges: Forever 21
As the esteemed Mr. Rogers would say, yesterday was a beautiful day in the neighborhood. It was sunny in the mid 40s (which felt downright balmy) and the scent and sounds of spring were everywhere. I scooted out and took a nice long walk on my lunch break and soaked up as much vitamin D as I could. I ended up walking along the lake and was astounded at how other worldly the beaches looked covered in peaks of snow and ice. Unfortunately this was the only photo I was able to take before my camera battery died (insert forehead palm slap here) but in a way it’s fitting as there are a lot of exciting things on the horizon for me both personally and professionally.
what are you looking forward to?
Hat: Downtown Threads, Dollar Store Sunnies, Gifted Scarf, Moto Jacket: Forever 21, Sweater: H&M, Polo: Ralph Lauren, Jeans: Revolution, Bag and Wedge Sneakers: Steve Madden
Between the skinnies, my unseen sweater polo combo, and the sneakers I felt like a edgy version of Ellen in this outfit. Not that I wouldn’t love to be Ellen, she’s got dance movies, a smokin hot wife, heck she’s a CoverGirl, but I was going for a more of a casual Friday at the office followed by beers and wings with friends kind of look. Either way I like it. It’s comfortable, the weather is mild, and it’s almost the weekend so I’m happy.
What your Friday look?
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Knit Hat: UO, Trench: handmade by D’s grandmother for his mother, Sweater: Bass, Knit Dress: Paris, Leopard Ring: Charlotte Russe, Boots: Florence
Yesterday the weather got the best of me. I stepped outside and it started to rain. Now I don’t mind the rain so much it was the accompanying winds that really got me. I was that person on Main St flaying and fighting with their inside out umbrella. The fact that I was in a classic trench made it all the more comical and somewhat fitting. All I was missing was a newspaper and a run in my nonexistent pantyhose.
How do you dress for wind and rain?
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Dollar Store Sunnies, Oversized Knit: Shalom Shuk, Dress: Banana Republic, Tights: The Sox Market, Mom’s Frye BootsIn terms of color palettes it doesn’t get much better for me than this look. I was surprised that my pale pink oversized knit, floral dress, purple tights and vintage Frye Boots created such an autumnal outfit (originally I was worried it would be too girly). The light pink of my thrifted cardigan kept the look light and I loved the rich eggplant color of the tights against my boots (a beloved hand me down from my mom).
what colors are you injecting into your fall wardrobe?
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Jacket: made by D’s grandmother when she was my age, Scarf: ship gift shop, Mustard Corduroys: Target, Boots: Italy
Summer was over in the blink of an eye, I sneezed and September was gone, and now I’m staring mid October in the face wondering where the heck fall went. I’ve never been busier both professionally and with my passion project (the little slice of the internet you’re reading now) and it feels great. But… (you could sense the ‘but’ coming couldn’t you) sometimes it feels even better to unplug, stop, and enjoy a beautiful Burlington sunset.
how do you find balance in your busy life?
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When life hands you lemons you make lemonade. When there’s an 80% chance of rain both nights you have tickets to amazing (outdoor) shows on the Burlington waterfront you do like Kate & Sienna; rock on, err… out in style.
top/shorts/hooded vest/denim bag/wellies/necklace
What would you wear to see your favorite bands play a rainy outdoor concert?
source: kate moss/sienna miller
Dollar Store Sunnies, Sheer Shirtdress: Kmart, Tank Dress: TJ Maxx, Ring: GILT, Bag: ALDO, Gold Sandals: Goodwill We’ve been spoiled by a series of amazing Saturdays. Last Saturday we were eating lobster and getting day drunk on Cape Cod and two Saturdays ago (when these pictures were taken) we were at the Vermont Brewer’s Festival. We attended the Saturday evening session which was quite warm. I kept cool in a sheer shirtdress with a fun print over a simple black tank dress and cheap sandals (the grassy/hilly area where the festival is held makes navigating in heels a challenge).
I had the best time people watching at brew fest. Some folks were dressed up as if attending a sailing regatta while others arrived in bathing suits, tees, and neon sunglasses. D wore his favorite Buffalo Bills shirt and all night people were coming over to us proclaiming their love for Buffalo and all things Bills. It was a hilarious and wonderful evening to say the least.
How are you spending your summer?
Cat-eye Sunglasses: Goodwill, 60s Mod Floral Dress: The Clothing Line, Cobalt Blue Ocean Belt: The Vintage Getup, Mustard Heels: TargetI was lucky enough to spend some time talking vintage, thrifting, and career path shifts with Corey of Call Me Brazen Vintage last week. It’s always wonderful to connect with people who are tirelessly pursuing their passion and Corey definitely falls into that category. Her passion for vintage can be seen in her personal style as well as in her wonderfully curated etsy shop, Call Me Brazen Vintage.
I was able to talk Corey into posing for few photos at Perkins Pier and the blue hues in her mod dress and belt were perfect against the bustling Burlington waterfront. It wasn’t until Corey sent me her outfit details that I realized the belt and dress weren’t originally a set. The colors and print of the dress and belt work so well together it seemed like they would have been a pair from the start and both are accented beautifully by Corey’s mustard yellow heels.
While the sassy blue frock Corey is wearing above is from her personal collection, Call Me Brazen is stocked with everything from vintage clutches to printed wrap dresses, and one particular pair of high waisted baby blue pants that I’ve been debating buying for weeks. Make sure to check out everything that Call Me Brazen has to offer and keep checking back as Corey is constantly updating her wares.
What inspiring connections have you made lately?
I don’t know about you but I’m loving the mild “winter” we’ve had so far. D and I have been taking full advantage of the sunny weather and snapped these pictures during a stroll on Leddy Beach in Burlington this past weekend. During the flooding last spring a lot of Leddy Beach was destroyed so it was exciting to see the beach and shoreline back to their natural beauty lass than one year later.
Gingham has been popping up everywhere this spring and is great for pattern mixing so when I found this shirt for $4 I had to have it. Like a lot of my favorite button ups this gingham shirt is from the men’s section at Goodwill. I like wearing larger/looser button ups because the size gives them greater versatility. A long button up can be worn over leggings, under dresses and sweaters or even with sandals and a belt for as sexy mini dress.
To avoid looking bulky in your over-sized button up add a belt or cropped top/jacket that hits the narrowest part of your body to draw the eye in and define your shape. I was going for a more tailored look with this outfit so I layered my gingham shirt under my blazer belted it for a more streamlined silhouette.
Have you added any Gingham pieces to your spring wardrobe? Would you ever wear men’s clothes?