Red, White, and …Tan!
I adore the off shoulder look that is still HOT this season. I loved dressing up my bear shoulders with some body glitter trying to avoid any extra accessory weight in this New York heat!
The best part of dabbling with the fashion blog (or any blog, really) is the opportunity to share my fave looks and inspire others.
If you have read through my posts, you have probably (hopefully, otherwise I am doing this wrong) discovered that I am a big (and at this point I am a bit BIG…thus using my very skinny size 2 mannequin for style shots until I shrink back to “I-can-fit-into-most-of-my-clothes” size) supporter of resale or consignment shops!
I found that many stores these days, both online and for “realzie” have what I call “disposable” clothing. In other words, you buy it for a season and then wash it 3-4 times, and throw it away. Of course there are amazing unique designers out there who take pride in their art form of fashion and style, and I am always on a look out for those fab quality unique brands!
But I love the hunt for that perfect unique and totally chic piece that I know is a classic and is made like the 1920s bathroom sinks…indestructible! Ha ha ha
Im kinda half joking here. Its pretty amazing to see a vintage piece stitched together by hand over 20 years ago and still look like it was done a few years back.
So, (I have broken all the rules of proper grammar by starting my sentences with -buts- and now -so-…ugh forgive me, I will try to be more eloquent next time) I have realized that maybe, some of you, my friends and fellow fashion lovers would enjoy reading about my consignment store discoveries, new and fab items which are added there, the little extra yummy discounts that I am able to get for you if you use my name at check out, and maybe inspire you with my fabulous fashion sense! (giggle, smile, giggle)
Every week I will put together outfits I love from my shopping sprees, already acquired treasures, and gifts I get from other fashion lovers. I have also added quite a few consignment store shops to the list under the FASHION section of my website. I will continue adding more, updating discount code offerings, as well as having the shops send me pictures of their fabulous new items at times I just can not visit all of them in one week.
So I am starting today by showing off some of my fave pieces for a nice causal Sunday stroll:
Beautiful white off should blouse…very light on the skin and acquired at a resale event held by one of my favorite New York City bloggers Elena of DeVourture…thanks babe…its a new staple in my closet.
This stipe-e-full silk skirt is lined and feels amazing on the skin. Its really versatile as well with the color choices of tan whine and red. I only recommend wearing up-down stripes, as it elongates your frame. I love the buttons in the front (even though I know its a but old fashioned) ‘cause you can open for a more sexy -rrrrrr look after you escape your 9-5. This beauty was gotten at Beacon’s Closet a few years back.
My go to DKNY tan leather bag…which I have carried to the point of stitches opening up as it tries to escape by unforgiving grasp! But its so comfortable! Its so soft! Its such a perfect neutral color! I got this girl at Consignment Connection, right here in Bay Ridge where you get 10% off ANY purchase if you mention Mila&Such! Yay!
Shoes. Red. Comfortable. GORGEOUS! by Nine West. Nice 1” platform with a 4” heel makes you tall and able to run like a gazelle, but only if you have to! These babies I got on amazon. Here they are in tan.
Chocker (so in now and through Fall 2016)…looks like CHANNEL bag strap, I am aware, but I love it! And it gave me an idea to multi purpose my bag straps! Ha ha I love finding new uses for old things. Got this beautify from a street merchant on corder of 40th street and 7th Avenue in New York. $5
I hope you found my blog rant useful and enjoyed reading it. If you have any suggestions or would like to let me know about your favorite consignment store please write in the comments below! It can be any where in USA…or the world for that matter.
If you love wearing stripes, could you share your favorite stripe-y outfits!? I would love to see!
P.S. Bare with me as I shop for a good camera...right now my IPhone 5 is IT...