Today's Get The Look feature is inspired by Tobruck Ave's Kiara. A fashionable little bug she is and her photography is just beautiful. This is a great little outfit to transition from Summer to Fall and you can get the look from our very own ShopEBV!
When the weather is as crazy as it has been here in New York, dresses that do double duty are lifesavers. Pair them with ballerina flats or oxfords when it's warm out, and layer with tights and booties when it's chillier.
Here are a few of our favorite options on the site right now.
Specializing in hand-picked vintage pieces that can seamlessly incorporate into your modern wardrobe for an affordable price (prices start for as low as $15!), Dressed Vintage brings you the perfect pieces to start Fall.
Florals may be a hit for Spring, but they're also a huge trend for Fall. Especially when the bright florals are on a dark background like gray, black, & navy, they transition perfectly when paired with a black leather jacket and sheer black tights.
Here's our favorite florals - wear now with sandals and add your own tights and jackets for fall for the perfect transition piece that is basic bot not boring.
Most of the time, I like to keep my outfits simple and fuss-free. A cute dress that fits well, some tights, and high-high heels. Add a few necklaces for a bit of polish.
I love this dress because the wild flower print is fabulous, and the colors make it go with a lot - burgundy tights, brown boots, the possibilties are endless. Plus, since is a wool knit it fits like a dream and is super warm and comfortable. I wear it to work all the time, now that I've shortened it a bit (hey, at my height, I have to).
The necklaces are some of my favorites. One is a super-mini-minaudiere in brass from Horizons. It opens up to reveal a velvet lining, and you can store tiny treasures in it. My hubby Jon put a Guatemalan worry doll in it, because he says I worry way too much. The legend goes than you tell all your worries to your worry doll, you hide the doll and the doll will leave, carrying your worries with it. Nice idea, right?
The other chains you see are actually one necklace, all attached at the clasp. I got them at Circa Now here in NYC, and they are great because they have the layered look without the effort. Plus the tassel pendants are finished on both sides, so it doesn't matter if they turn over.
I decided to get with these Steve Madden booties after trying them on at the store when my friend Patti was in town. I love that the elastic cinches at the ankle and that they have a hidden platform - it makes them much more comfortable to walk in.
With Thanksgiving over with, winter has arrived in full-force. So I'm reminiscing of a lots of good times I had this fall, including a couple adventures...
A few weekends ago, our friends, Jon and I went to admiring the changing foliage of the deciduous trees in upstate New York. It was cold as hell, and since we've had such great weather in New York City, I was slightly unprepared. Still, we warmed up with soup, cider and a brisk walk. Here are some photos from our trip...
Our spot: Lake Minnewaska, near New Paltz, NY
I had stopped to do a little thrifting on the way, and it's a good thing I did! It was chillier that expected, and Matt had not won a jacket at all – so he borrowed this metallic bow sweater dress from my thrifting finds. I think it looks great on him! Since he is so tall, it looks more like a regular sweater than a dress...
Jon made my hands sweat by standing too close to the edge. Arrgghhh, I can't believe the picture came out sharp, I was trembling as I took it.
Since leaf-peeping was the main objective, we took a lot of nature shots.
Here's Matt & Margo posing for a picture. Margo was the only one prepared for the weather in a vintage plaid cape that went perfectly with the foliage. Admire the metallic 80s awesomeness on Matt.
Ah, the foliage!
Look! I am hiding! I decided to sneak into these burgundy bushes, as they were exactly the same hue as my vintage leather jacket, which I got as a gift from Jon's grandma (it used to be hers!). I love the ruched shoulders!
The view was incredible! It really makes me want to go back in the summer to swim in the lake.
Here is Jon again; and again standing too close to the edge (for my level of comfort, at least). We're really into oxblood right now, as evidenced by his oxblood wallabees and my burgundy coat. I think his vintage Carrera aviators have a tingue of oxblood as well...
Jon also took a bunch of nature shots, including this one with this fun bobble lens of his. Cool effect, right?
Jennifer, from Sally Jane Vintage. Photo via her blog.
Jennifer from Sally Jane Vintage has bee one of my favorite fashion bloggers for a long time. I love her low-key style, her beautiful photos in abandoned houses and how she manages to wear plaid in the most fabulous ways.
Her blog is not just about her amazing fashion sense, but also her inpirations, which range from French New Wave movies (my faves too!), to indie designers, to old photos that have been rediscovered. And I love how she titles some of her posts with a line from song that inspires it or that she's listening to.
When I saw the plaid jumper and forrest green leather bag that Horizons listed yesterday, they immediately made me think of Jennifer. The bag is almost exactly like her vintage black Coach one, and the plaid jumper just seems right out of one of her ethereal photos among the fallen leaves.
Jennifer, from Sally Jane Vintage. Photo via her blog.