Posts tagged Pieces
Piece of the week #12
1950s Crystal Bracelet
Given to me as a gift.
How to wear: I call this my prism bracelet. It’s best worn with bright bold apparel because a different set of colors come out depending on how the light hits the crystal.
Piece of the week #10
Inherited from my grandma in 2001.
How to wear: A broach can always be worn the traditional way (pinned to a jacket or sweater), but I decided to make it into a necklace by attaching it to a gold chain.
Piece of the week #9
1980s Floral Dress
Purchased at Etsy.com.
How to wear: Nothing says “it’s Spring!” better than this dress. It always makes a bold statement, so it’s perfect for weddings or special occasions. I made a matching fascinator for last year’s Kentucky Derby party.
Piece of the week #8
1950s Fur Stole
Purchased at a sample sale. Found in the “vintage scraps box”.
How to wear: This piece turns my casual jackets into dress coats, with the help of a few safety pins.
Piece of the week #7
1980s Purple Rhinestone Bracelet
Used as costume jewelry during for the Fairlane Town Center television campaign .
How to wear: This costume piece has a lot of bling, so it’s best worn alone with a cocktail dress. The best way to wear it any time is to pair it with my everyday jewelry.
Piece of the week #6
1940s Black Sequin Purse
Another great accessory inherited from my grandma.
How to wear: This is my go-to bag for formal events, but it also works in the fall or winter when I was to give my casual outfits a dressy touch.
Piece of the week #5
1970s Suede Fringe Vest
Purchased from Beacon’s Closet in NYC
How to wear: I typically wear this vest over something dressy (like this white lace number) to help make the entire look more casual.
Piece of the week #4
Vintage Chanel Silk Scarf
Inherited from my mom, who inherited it from her mom, who inherited it from her mom, who bought it in France!
How to wear: Very rarely can you go wrong by adding a gorgeous Chanel scarf to your look. It’s the easiest way to dress up a neutral dress or jeans & a tee. I usually drape it around my neck in lieu of jewelry, but occasionally tie it in a bow over a solid top.
Piece of the week #3
1950s Gold Chain Necklace
Inherited from Grandma in 2001, which started my fascination with vintage jewelry.
How to wear: I wear this necklace with almost anything (shown above during my color blocking stage last summer). It’s one of my favorite pieces, not only because of it’s history, but also because it transitions seamlessly from day to night. It’s usually the first thing I pack for a vacation because it works with my beach gear just as well as my LBD. It was worn as a single chain when my Grandma owned it; I tied a knot in it to make it my own.