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Friday, May 22, 2015

Stripes on Whitney Avenue

This week I'm collaborating with the New Haven based vintage shop The Haven Collective. I've borrowed some of my favorite pieces and photographed them throughout the city of New Haven. Be sure and check out Monday'sTuesday'sWednesday's, and Thursday's posts as well!

To finish up this collaboration, I have a little interview with the owner of The Haven Collective, Melissa Gonzales. I hope you've enjoyed the posts this week, and I hope all of my local Connecticut readers have a chance to stop by 938 State Street in New Haven.

Favorite items currently in The Haven Collective
Definitely shoes - we have so many great spring and summer styles.  From colorblocked pumps to strappy sandals - we have the perfect finishing touch for just about any outfit!

Best the about owning the shop
 Getting to meet my customers face to face.  Everyone who comes into the shop gushes about how great it is and I love hearing that feedback!

Currently on my wishlist
Swedish Hasbeens clogs - any style.  I've had a few in the shop - but never in MY size.

Favorite to season to shop for
Definitely fall - I love fall colors and the necessity of  of layers means that you can mix and match prints, solids, and textures to create the perfect style.  Also - boots - fall is perfect for boots!


BEST pizza in New Haven
Da Legna - any pie, any time!

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The Rundown
Navy Dress The Haven Collective
Sandals Ferragamo thrifted
Straw Tote TJMaxx similar
Panama Hat J.Crew
Scallop Shell Necklace Thrifted
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Anchor Bracelet Knotical Knovelites
Knot Bracelet Banana Republic
Thin Gold Rings Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Gold Open Ring c/o Lumo
Anchor Ring TJMaxx similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Da Bush" Essie

Take a look outside The Haven Collective
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Polka Dots in the Yale Art Gallery

This week I'm collaborating with the New Haven based vintage shop The Haven Collective. I've borrowed some of my favorite pieces and photographed them throughout the city of New Haven. Be sure and check out Monday'sTuesday's, and Wednesday's posts as well!

At first glance, it's just a polka dot. Take a closer look and you will see there are actually little flowers inside each dot. This fun little print mix almost seems like something you'd find on a square of a patchwork quilt, yet completely works in the form of a floaty chiffon midi skirt.

One of the best things about The Yale Art Gallery is that it's free, which means you can stop in any time you'd like, for an hour, or for an afternoon. The last time I was in the Yale Art Gallery the sculpture garden was closed due to excessive snow, but I was happy to see that the garden is resilient; even though it seemed unimaginable, the snow melted and the tulips came back.

Old things return, much like these vintage pieces, finding a new purpose in modern times. The midi skirt became mini, and maxi, and now is back again, and being paired with another one of my favorite thrift finds - a lace top that I stripped of it's lining and shortened it's sleeves. While both these pieces are quite similar to things you can find in Nordstrom right now, what sets them apart are the unique details which make them one of a kind.

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The Rundown
Lace Top Talbots thrifted & altered similar
Polka Dot Midi Skirt The Haven Collective
Heels "Reverse" Charles by Charles David via DSW
Leather Clutch Hobo International via The Haven Collective
Blue Earrings Market in Italy similar
Crystal Chain Cuff Slate via Rocksbox
Circle Link Bracelet c/o Jeweshop similar
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Gold Stacking Rings Gorjana via Rocksbox
Nail Color "Bikini So Teeny" Essie

Take a look inside The Haven Collective
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Floral in Phelps Triangle Park

This week I'm collaborating with the New Haven based vintage shop The Haven Collective. I've borrowed some of my favorite pieces and photographed them throughout the city of New Haven. Be sure and check out Monday's and Tuesday's posts as well!

A bright satin floral print dress with a pleated bodice and a layer of crinoline may not be the most versatile of pieces, but it certainly was fun to wear. I dubbed it the "Garden Party Dress" and found my way to the cutest, tiniest park in New Haven, Phelps Triangle Park. Tucked in an intersection of three streets, this unique spot seemed like the perfect location to photograph such a dress.


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The Rundown
Floral Print Dress The Haven Collective
Cream Pumps Tahari c/o ThredUP
Turquoise Snakeskin Clutch The Haven Collective
Necklace Thrifted
Bracelets The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Blue Ring c/o TJMaxx similar
Gold Open Ring c/o Lumo
Gold Stacking Rings Gorjana via Rocksbox
Nail Color "Da Bush" Essie

Take a look inside The Haven Collective
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Black lace on Chapel Street

This week I'm collaborating with the New Haven based vintage shop The Haven Collective. I've borrowed some of my favorite pieces and photographed them throughout the city of New Haven. You can see yesterday's post here!

Regardless of the decade this dress is from, the Little Black Dress will always be timeless, and in style. This dress has a tremendous amount of detailing, the black lace fabric would best be described as Venetian, it's thick and has dimensionality. Sewn around the neckline and sleeves are hand cut pieces of the same lace.  While not overtly sexy, the dress's curve hugging shape and deep-v back certainly made me feel so.

I was also drawn to these long bronze tassel earrings from The Haven Collective, and from my own collection, found a new cuff bracelet that perfectly tied both the elements of the lace from the dress and the tassel earrings together.

For the perfect destination for my date night ensemble, I'm in downtown New Haven, where one side of Chapel Street is lined with shops and restaurants and the other is of course, Yale. While I'd wanted to take photos on the opposite side to get the downtown feel, the light was far superior here, and I can't resist a pile of bright yellow daffodils.

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The Rundown
Black Lace Dress The Haven Collective
Heels "Reverse" Charles by Charles David via DSW
Sequined Clutch Vintage
Tassel Earrings The Haven Collective
Gold Ivy Bracelet c/o Kendra Scott
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Gold Herkimer Diamond Ring c/o Lumo
Nail Color "Find me an Oasis" Essie

Take a look inside The Haven Collective
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Linking up with I Do deClaire's Confident Twosday

Monday, May 18, 2015

White pleats in Wooster Square

This week I have a very fun series of posts for you! I am collaborating with The Haven Collective, a local shop in New Haven, CT. Specializing in vintage fashion, The Haven Collective is also home to a pop up shop space for local artists, and offers crafting classes on Sundays.

Throughout the week I will be sharing some of my favorite pieces from the store, in some of my favorite places in New Haven.

Today I'm wearing a vintage white pleated skirt and carrying the most amazing snakeskin bag, borrowed from The Haven Collective. While I love the skirt for how easily it could pass for a contemporary piece, I'm obsessed with how unique the bag is. The hexagonal shape, the huge gold clasp, the fact that is is real snakeskin; all elements which make this not only a standout piece, but you would be hard-pressed to find it's equal in a store today.

I mentioned last week that I wanted a bit more whimsy in my outfits, so I paired the skirt and bag with stripes, my cherry pumps, an oversized hat, and headed back to Wooster Square, where the cherry blossoms had just passed their peak and the gentlest of breezes would cause the petals to flutter to the ground like a snow flurry.

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The Rundown
Striped Tee Old Navy similar
White Pleated Skirt The Haven Collective
Cherry Pumps Oh...Deer!
Green Snakeskin Bag The Haven Collective
Striped Straw Hat Street Smart thrifted similar
Necklace Kenneth Jay Lane thrifted similar
Pearl Bracelet Thrifted
Pave Toggle Bracelet Banana Republic similar
Gold Wrap Ring gift from Meg similar
Pearl and Rhinestone Ring Forever 21
Nail Color "Find me an Oasis" Essie

Take a look inside The Haven Collective
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