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?
Scarf: Gift from the lovely Lyndsey of Chicesque, Trench: Forever 21, Striped Blouse: Talbots (via Goodwill), Lace Pants: Urban Outfitters, Thrifted Necklace, Bracelets: Florence, Italy, Heels: Target, Jaguar Ring: GILTThe more I wear them the more I love these high waisted lace pants from Urban. Paired with my new favorite blouse and snakeskin heels I was mixing not only textures but patterns. I’ve been stepping outside my fashion comfort zone a lot more recently and not only has it been fun but in a way it’s been freeing. Shaking it up and taking some risks with your wardrobe choices is a great way to keep your style fresh and fun.
James from Downtown Threads* snapped these photos for me and managed to capture a few shots of the tree blossoms being carried by the wind. Not only was it beautiful but the blooms smelled amazing. Just another one of beautiful signs of spring that have been popping up all over Burlington.
What signs of spring have you been seeing? When was the last time you stepped outside your fashion comfort zone?
*Speaking of Downtown Threads, I’m guest posting on their website today about mixing florals into your wardrobe!
Scarf (worn in hair): UO, Sunnies: Downtown Threads, Sweater: Gifted, Tank: Charlotte Russe, Bag: TJ Maxx, Jeans: Pac Sun, Beaded Wrap: Mom Camel Watch: Flea Market in Maine, Leather Bracelet: Goodwill, Firestone 500: Barge Canal Market, Sandals: PaylessIs it just me or do I look like a pastel wearing, ginger version of John Lennon in aviators? Not that that’s a bad thing. This weekend D and I were both crazy busy but we made sure to carve out a few hours to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather. Sunday afternoon we took our bikes out for a quick cruise around the neighborhood before enjoying a delicious dinner on the porch.
I kept my outfit colorful, casual, and breezy. The white and yellow striped sweater was a gift from my roommate Cindy, it’s perfectly threadbare and looks amazing as a cover-up over bathing suits. As the weather warms up I instinctively start mixing more color into my looks, with accessories and pieces like these coral pants (which have turned out to be the perfect addition to spring wardrobe!) My swallow print bag was a splurge about 5 years ago at TJ Maxx and it’s still one of my favorite summer carry-alls.
What new spring pieces are you mixing into your wardrobe?
Hat: Dirt Chic, Sunglasses: Dollar Store, Scarf: April Cornell Sample Sale, Cropped Jean Jacket: T.J Maxx, Sweater: Bass, Belt: Battery Street Jeans, Skirt: Kohls, Bag: Urban Outfitters, Tights: Sox Market, Frye Boots: Gifted, Bajangles: Dollar Store, Gifted, & Charlotte RusseI spent Easter Sunday with D and his family, enjoying the beautiful spring weather and eating way too many Cadbury mini eggs; it was perfect.
For a day of family fun and Easter candies I choose a casual look but keep the color palette fresh and springy. The feminine feel from the cashmere sweater, pale pink skirt, and gold belt is balanced out with a more prairie/southwestern vibe from the bucket bag, boots and vintage hat.
This jumble of aesthetics fits me perfectly and I couldn’t think of a better way to top off this look than with the bunny scarf that I found at an April Cornell sample sale almost two years ago.
How did you celebrate this weekend?