Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Vintage Silk Jackpot

A silk shirt for 1 (correct O-N-E!) dollar is an acquisition that gives you an amazing feeling, and truly passionate vintage shoppers understand that well: nothing really compares to finding such a little gem in between junk. A great bargain is always a special shopping experience, only for me, second hand shop bargains are 10x better, like a little drug that I always keep coming back to.

Silk shirt & jeans? Definitely yes, for a refined casual look in the spirit of "Working class girl goes Lady"

My Style Tip: Oversized shirts are always to be combined with slim bottoms, otherwise you might look like Alice shrunken in Wonderland. It's important to use the right "accents" in order to define your shapes, despite the XL top. I like the combination with a statement necklace to put an accent on the neckline. When not wearing anything on top of the shirt, I always choose rolling up the sleeves to reduce some of the "oversize effect" and define the silhouette in the upper part of the body. Use belts or tuck it in to define your waistline.

Sweater Jacket: Mango, Shirt & Bag: Vintage, Sun Glasses: Gucci; Boots: BBUp

Location: San Francisco, California

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ocean Breeze and Zebra Print

Helloooooooooooooo...still around :) and still struggling with too many things to do and too little time to fit them all into a 24h day! Blogging was left a bit aside due to other passions, but since I missed you and since some of you missed me (thanks for the sweet messages), I am back sharing some pics from September last year (yes...that old!!!) with you, featuring a double print look.

My Style Tip: dare to combine prints!!!...We have heard on and on since we were small and clueless that print & print do not go well together, ever! Well, I would disagree, cause if you follow some very, very basic rules...different prints can love each other! Rulz: 1. go for a similar color palette on the prints chosen and 2. go for only two, maximum three different prints at once. Easy, right?


Aztec Print Jacket: H&M, Brown Sweater: Mango, Zebra Jeans: Angel Kiss; Bag: Gap, Boots: BBUp
Location: The 17 Mile Drive, going from Monterey to Carmel, California