Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How I Made Vintage Work for Me in New York...

Those who know me, know that I love vintage. I love everything about the "hunt" for that fashionable vintage piece, the re-make of a piece to update a look and the "one-of-a-kind" vintage jewelry piece!
Recently, I visited the New York City for Full Figure Fashion Week (FFFWeek). It was my first time in New York, so I was both excited about the events of FFFWeek and the initial experience of being in the big city! My first night there, I pulled out vintage by throwing on a green, knitted, patterned summer sweater with leggings and flats. Uber-comfortable and apparently, leggings are a big trend in New York.
I've picked out two of my favorite outfits of the trip to show how one can look like a "million", while only spending "pennies"...
To attend the Networking Event, I pulled on a white boyfriend blazer with a super cute strapless dress and BCBG wedges. The white boyfriend blazer was a thrift find for $2, the necklace a thrift find for $0.50. The dress was also a great deal from Rue21 (find cute, trendy and inexpensive outfit ideas at www.rue21.com) and can also be worn as a skirt! Pulling on the white blazer worked to give the frilly dress a more laid back feeling, while still looking "put together".
My finale garment was total success, and it was totally vintage (except the shoes, because they were Forever21 www.forever21.com)! This black and gold beaded dress worked perfectly for the semi-formal event and only cost me $12 in a thrift store! I was completely excited to wear it and overjoyed with the positive response that it got. This dress was perfect for my "minimalist" style and personality. No jewelry needed. The dress speaks for itself...
New York was a blast and a true revelation of big city life (a little of a shock to this small town girl). In addition, this trip gave me more assurance in who I am as a stylist, fashionista and entrepreneur, and more confidence was gained in myself as a whole...
Until next time, I continue to be passionately driven...
ChristalNicole

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