Monday, September 17, 2012

Fashion Flashback: House of Holland A/W 2007

What are some of your favorite moments in fashion? Whether it is on the runway or the red carpet, I am sure that specific moments in sartorial history are memorable to you. One of my favorite collections is from Henry Holland in Autumn/Winter 2007. His use of rhyme and the names of fashion heavy hitters made for a visual message that was both edgy yet funny.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nautical Inspiration

In preparation for my upcoming trip to Cape Cod I have decided to make a mood board to get my styling ideas flowing. As much as I feel that the "nautical" look is cliche for New England, I really think that it works for the culture. When I think nautical, I think navy stripes, red accessories, gold jewelry, and anchors galore. What's awesome about the mood board below is that everything is under $50.

How do you wear the nautical trend?

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Selling Vintage

This weekend there was a large street fair in the town where I live. It's called the Mushroom Festival. Yes, that's right, the Mushroom Festival. A fun fact for you... I live in the Mushroom Capital of the World. Being that I live near the festival I capitalized on my location and sold some vintage pieces. It was a lot of fun and I met some interesting people. On top of that the weather today was incredible.

That's me hard at work!

What wasn't sold today is still on my Hipswap page! I am also in the process of adding more pieces, such as these cat eye sunglasses.

Click here to purchase a pair for only $12.

What did you do this weekend?

Monday, September 3, 2012

10 Ways to Rework Items Sitting in Your Closet

1. Take the belt that came with your favorite sundress and forget about it. Keep all your belts together and mix and match.

2. Take three thin scarves of a similar color palette. Make a knot then braid the scarves. Knot the other end. Voila! A braided hair scarf.

3. If you have brogues, take out the laces and replace with large gold baby pins for a Balmain-esque look. You can easily find these pins at any craft store.

4. Think about your old Halloween costumes. Fishnets or elbow length gloves can be worn with cocktail dresses.

5. Take an old brooch and pin it on a fedora for some extra flair.

6. Have shoes with scuffed tips? Find a marker that is a close match and fill them in. It sounds silly but it can really work if it is a close enough match.

7. Shop a male's closet for great blazers or button downs that can be worn as tunics.

8. Consider using an old tote or backpack for holding smaller bags, like clutches or wallets.

9. Use an old scarf to create wall art. Grab some canvas and a stapler for some quick decoration.

10. Take an old denim jacket and cut off the sleeves for a denim vest.

What ways do you rework your closet?