My favorite clothing compliment sounds something like this, “I love what you have on, but I never would have put that together!”. That is the basis for most of my outfits I wear going out. Keep trying things until it works.
I just bought this Plastic Island jacket at a boutique upstate… Of course I got it on sale. I mixed it with my friends Forever 21 tube top and spandex leggings with zipper detail.
I grabbed a bunch of bracelets that I haven’t worn in quite some time. Mostly the leather cuff, are those still cool? Who cares, I loved the bad ass feel of it mixed with my vintage crystal jewelry. I have kept it in the back of my jewelry box for a while now waiting for it to re-enter my accessory life.
I paired it with another vintage find, clip on earrings that look like they are made to go with a bad poofy dress from the ’80s. It only proves that when styled with the right items (like Rayban aviators), you can make anything bad ass.
These boots were made for walking by Boutique 9. They are suede and have a high platform making them actually pretty comfortable. I hate high heels so for me to say that really does mean something!
Fashion’s Night Out in New York City was amazing, per usual. The entire city turns into a runway with an open bar. Every retail store is trying to out-do the next, so the parties are bigger and better with flowing, free alcohol (and sometimes food!).
The best part is the fashion. It is a great excuse (not like NY’ers need one) to put on your most fabulous outfit. I decided to do a pin-up girl ghetto fab look. I always need a theme. I wore an All Saints dress (purchased for $40 at my favorite consignment store) and a DVF belt. My layering piece was a royal blue jacket by Plastic Island ( bought on sale of course) and my Vince Camuto bag. I loaded on gold jewelry, all thrift except for my real gold hoops. The topper was my vintage leopard scarf and crocodile purse from Rome with my Pour La Victoire black pumps.
Out on the town in Milan. I pulled out my new (yet vintage) lizard clutch that I bought at a consignment store in Rome. I paired it with three gold necklaces of different lengths (one of which was strung with charms from my bat-mitzvah!:). I topped it off with a lucite and pyrite ring I bought last year in Paris. I sound so well-traveled!
The look was built around my Black Halo dress and Adrienne Landau rabbit fur vest. I decided that heels were just too painful (I had been walking around Milan all day!). I went for an edgy look and pulled out my Steve Madden black army boots with sheer black stockings. Think outside the box! Most people would have went for a heel…..