Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Winter Cape

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Velvet cape: Shareen Vintage.  Try Jean Louis, Topshop or these shawls have a similar effect.  Jeans: Gap. Boots: Sigerson Morrison. They're also here. Hat: H&M.  Try ONE, Bag: Valentino. Scarf: Choies. Try Accessory Concierge

I cannot get enough of capes.

Last weekend I was trying on a few vintage camel capes at the Artist and Flea market in Brooklyn.  Try one if you haven't yet: Why drape coats over your shoulders for five minutes when you can just wear something all day that's actually meant to?

ps. Check out old photos of this cape worn with mens YSL boots (here).

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Big Faux

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Mongolian fur coat: Etsy (about 3 years ago).  This grey Warehouse coat is cool or try Ashely B (on sale), Nightwalker, Asos or Forever21. High waisted jeans: Express.  Belt (just seen): Vintage. Boots: Emma Cook for Topshop (still badass). Try the 'Hackney' lace ups.  Bag: Chanel. Hat: Mens H&M.   Lipstick: MAC 'Lady Danger'

You know when you can't decide on whether to sell something that you've had for a while?  That was the case with this coat.   It's from Etsy and I would pull it out on days that I was serious about purging the wardrobe, cocking my head to one side thinking: 'Should I?'   Then snow days like now hit and I'm thinking:  'Um no I bloody well shouldn't!'

Check places like Etsy or Ebay for one or try Unreal Fur if you can't deal with the hunt just order the biggest size available. 

Surplus pic on Instagram.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

When you get texted from a vintage shop in another state....

Funky Monkey

.... because I'm in New York and Michael's on Magazine Street in New Orleans which means only one thing: Text Shopping.  Ok let me explain:

So he's in New Orleans alone for a week.  One day he's at a bar directly opposite one of my fave little shops in New Orleans called Funky Monkey. Read more about that shop here.   Him being so close to that shop was torture.  I'm in New York curled up on the sofa and he's in striking distance of Funky Monkey - I can't take it.  I ask him to pop in and text me some photos of their things.  What the heck he can only say no.  I lay on the heaviest British accent: Perleeeeeeasse??   He says okay.  Victory!

First up was the above ivory dress he texts to me that has my jaw dislocate and fall open.  I wanted it and he tells the assistant.

Funky Monkey

Next were these amazing fun bags that he texts over.   I'm really into small top handle bags at the moment so you can guess the one that caught my eye. 

Best shops in New Orleans

He also texts me this photo and again my eyes went to one bag. Actually they went to two but I wasn't convinced enough on the beaded one bottom shelf far right to pull the trigger.  Again he tells the assistant who by now is wondering who is this wife who gets her husband to 'Text Shop.'

Vintage shops in New Orleans

Fast forward to this morning and I 'help' Michael unpack his suitcase, pulling out the dress and here it is!  I had the assistant measure the hips for me so I could make sure it would fit and thank God it does or so help me I would've dieted my a** into it. Surprise bonus: it has pockets. You know how I feel about pockets on dresses.

lady bags

Here's the two lady bags.  As I said earlier, I am going through a top handle structured bag phase.  I LOVE the two toned black and brown one.  It reminds me of something Prada or Gucci would produce.   

The green and blue sequined one is just pure fun and is almost identical to the ALG brogues mentioned here or check my Instagram for a photo I took of them after they arrived!   

ps. I still regret not buying that coat with the bird design on the back from Funky Monkey last year: Check here for the photo....

pps.  The assistant wants to meet me when I'm next in New Orleans.  
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