Tuesday, December 31, 2013

goodbye 2013

I normally do a refection post every year because January 1st is the anniversary of my blog, it's 4 this year!
2013 was a big and special year for me. 
Here are my favorite outfits I blogged about by month and some of the year's highlights:













The best fashion finds of the year:

Acne Atacoma boots

My first Prada for $70!

Not pictured: My birthday CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTINS!!!! The Betsey Johnson Marilyn Monroe dress, and my Christmas Miu Miu boots!

I got to go on three wonderful trips this year.

Ocean City



2013 was probably the most eventful year of my life.
I got to open my store on Park Ave which was an absolute dream come true. I got to meet so many people that I'm thankful for knowing. People who help me, support me, and root for me. Your support means so much to me and I could never thank all of you enough.
I was featured in Rochester Woman Magazine, which was crazy! My business is getting off the ground and I couldn't be more thankful.
I started my YouTube channel this year, went on trips, and laughed with friends. Things I will cherish for many years to come.
Once again, thank you everyone. Without all of your support I wouldn't be here.
I greet 2014 with open arms and can't wait to see what it holds.

THANK YOU ESPECIALLY TO MY MOM, DAD, AND BRIAN. You do so much more for me than you ever should. I love you.

Monday, December 30, 2013


1950's dress, years old socks, and BCBGeneration pumps.

I know it's 5 days late, but I love you all so much and wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas (if you don't celebrate I hope you had a wonderful year).
As you can tell by the Santa socks, I get as excited for the holidays as those grandmas who wear ugly Christmas sweaters unironically.
So I channeled all that excitement into an outfit that made me look like a Christmas package.
And nothing screams Christmas package to me more than this 50's dress from my personal vintage collection. I had been waiting to wear it, because it's just too special. The bouffant skirt just makes my heart melt and has always reminded me of the ugly stepsisters from Cinderella.
I've also owned it for over a year and just found the label. It's located in the bottom of the zipper. I had accepted that I would probably never know where it came from.
I Googled the name (which I can't remember off the top of my head) and another dress almost identical to this one came up (it was hot pink)! That made me extremely gleeful. The label was a specialized boutique in NYC that made lots of eccentric garb. Gotta love it.

I know I haven't updated a lot in the past 6 months and that's honestly made me depressed. I love blogging and I love blogging for myself even if no one reads this. It's a great creative outlet and forces me outside the box a lot style-wise. I've just been in a rut with how busy I am with my new shop (which is amazing and I wouldn't trade anything for that), but I just want to get back into the swing of things. So, New Year's resolution is to get back on the blogging train.
Cheers to 2014 and all the places it may lead you.

Monday, December 2, 2013

I am horrible at updating - here's a video

Ever since I opened my store at the new location I've had noticeably less frequent updates. Also, now that the temperature has reached the freeze zone my style gets a little boring. Cold weather and I do not get along and I find myself in jeans and sweaters more than I should be.
To compensate for lack of posts, here is my most recent OOTD video which I filmed before it got cold.

Friday, November 15, 2013

blinded by the light

*Ermagersh wind*
Thrifted Forever 21 neon sweater, Vintage leather skirt, Target tights, and Aldo Mignogna wedges.

So it snowed. So what's a girl to wear after the first dusting hits the ground? A neon sweater so you can find her in a blackout and a "practical" leather pencil skirt. OF COURSE.
I'm honestly not the biggest proponent of the neon trend, but when I came across this sweater I was hypnotized. So was my mother. We looked at each other and I knew I would be buying it. Maybe that's why neon made such a comeback - the bright color makes us moths to a flame.
I also realize that my penchant for leather is out of control. It's like the tackiness of the 80's was programmed into my DNA. Right now I have THREE leather skirts (I know right?), a leather jacket (a staple), countless pairs of shoes (don't forget bags!), and a pair of leather shorts (totally awesome). No pants yet, but hey, I wouldn't say no if they were the right style.

Who knew that not brushing my hair could make it look good? In these photos it's at a tangle level of 5. By the end of the day it was at tangle level 10 of 10, 100% mess. It took me 20 minutes to comb it out, so I think I'll stick to brushing on a regular basis (like my teeth).

How has your week been? Mine has been pretty blah. I think it's because of the weather. Maybe this will cheer you up (if you haven't seen it yet, or maybe haven't seen it in awhile). Always helps me.

Monday, November 4, 2013

they're creepy and they're kooky

Thrifted button up layered under old Steve & Barry's long sleeve shirt, thrifted Gap Kids dress, Target thigh highs, and 1950's Capezio shoes. 

I decided to be Wednesday Addams the day before Halloween. I knew I had some things in my closet I could throw together. I was stuck on what dress to wear and then I remembered I had gotten this Gap Kids dress awhile ago for some reason (I'm not quite sure why). The first time I wore it my insurance agent told me that I would be perfect to date his nephew. He's a MORTICIAN and dresses like me. Yes, that's definitely Wednesday approved.

I had fun hating everything and didn't have to buy anything for my costume.
Some people didn't know who I was. I think they need an education in the history of television and awesome 90's movies.

I hope you had a great Halloween. It's one of my favorite holidays!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Treasure Trove Vintage fall-winter lookbook

I thought I'd share the project I've been working on for my shop.  I normally don't share that kind of thing on my personal blog, but I was so excited about this!
Here is Treasure Trove Vintage's Fall-Winter 2013 Lookbook! It was so fun to make.
I featured items from my shop with items from my closet to show how you can incorporate vintage into your everyday wardrobe. We also did some dramatic makeup. I hope you like it!
(Sorry the horizontal photos bleed off the screen a little.)
All photos by DeLapa Photography.

Friday, October 18, 2013

peace out girl scout

Vintage 60's Girl Scout skirt, thrifted tee, vintage sweater, thrifted Kathy Van Zeeland bag, vintage star necklace (it was my mom's), and vintage Ferragamo flats. 

I know. I'm wearing a part of a Girl Scout's uniform. Let me explain. I have a love for the history the clothes hold; that's part of why I was drawn to making vintage my life. So when I found this 1960's Girl Scout skirt, I thought it was the coolest thing (not to mention, I'm an ex-Girl Scout and it struck a cord with me). Also, my mom was with me at the time and she told me it was exactly the same as the one she wore in the 60's. Totally sealed the deal. Surprisingly, it was way too big and I knew it. It's a rare find so I took it in myself.

You can make fun of me for wearing this cardigan that is the epitome of a grandma sweater. Brian relentlessly makes fun of me every time I walk out of the house in it. As well as my friends, my family, and random people on the street who stare. I have a problem with loving grandma sweaters. Yesterday I was at Wendy's with my mom and there was this lady in her 70's in line. I turned to my mom and said: "See, I'm truly a grandma - I would wear that lady's sweater." She just laughed. I was serious.

I hope you're having a good week. Mine has been nuts!