White pleats in Wooster Square

Edit - The Haven Collective is now Vintanthromodern!

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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Check out their article on the Daily Nutmeg



  1. Loooove that bag! I remember when we saw it in the store, so fun! Can't wait to see the rest of your looks!
    (wonder if she still has that awesome suede jacket, haha, still thinking about it even though I'd hardly ever wear it)

  2. You look absolutely gorgeous!! Love the vintage bag and that skirt is stunning!


    La Joie de Vivre

  3. Some of our local bloggers have been doing this with local boutiques and I think it is AWESOME to give them exposure! Meanwhile this is probably one of my favorite looks you've ever had! Those cherry pumps, as I have mentioned many times, are my absolute favorite.

  4. That bag is an absolute dream! I can only imagine the stories it would have to tell if it could talk - I can just imagine it attending all kinds of fabulous Gatsby-esque parties in its heyday. But it's equally lovely on you in this pretty spring look. The cut of that skirt is absolutely perfect; it's so versatile, I can absolutely see it in a modern outfit with a crop top and architectural sandals, but it's equally at home in this vintage-inspired look and just beautiful with your red top.

  5. The bag is lovely and your look is feminine and sophisticated, love it!

  6. Love everything about this look! The green mixed in with your bag and shoes is fabulous.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

  7. hi dear, romantic outfit..i like it so much

  8. First of all.. you look lovely - and I'd love to visit the shop whenever it is I travel to your area.

  9. Ooh that sounds like a fun store! This is the perfect balance of classic and whimsy--I love how all the elements came together here! And as always, these photos are gorgeous.

  10. I'm loving your white pleated skirt! It's amazing with your floppy hat!


  11. You look amazing! Perfect lady outfit.


  12. What a fun collaboration! I love the overall feel of this look. That skirt is perfect on you. Really I am dying over the bag though. Too cool!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. That skirt looks so pretty on you...and I love that your striped top is red, love the different color!

  14. spring perfection, you look so pretty.


  15. What a great vintage inspired skirt! Though the silhouette is vintage, midi length skirts feel so current right now.

  16. What a fun store! That skirt is definitely timeless. I can see why you are so enamored with that bag. It's so unique!

  17. I love the shape of that bag, and the hat is so summer!

  18. This is just the cutest outfit! I love to see those heels and the bag matches perfectly with the outfit! It's such a cool design!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  19. you look lovely dear!~

    xoxo, rae

  20. I love the red striped top with the white skirt, and that statement bag is certainly so unique! :)

    You picked a beautiful spot for photos too, this is a really nice set! :)

    Away From The Blue

  21. My kind of look! Gorgeously beautiful with a hint of vintage. Those sandals are adorable.
    Red Reticule | Red Reticule Collection

  22. Oh la la, French riviera is waiting for you Lydie. So cute and lady-like. The bag and shoes are so fun and unique!

  23. Oh la la, French riviera is waiting for you Lydie. So cute and lady-like. The bag and shoes are so fun and unique!

  24. You look gorgeous! That skirt it looks amazing on you and I love it with the stripes! This would be perfect for memorial day too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  25. I love this sort of 50's inspired skirt. I like the white tone and the way you've matched with those red & white stripes.
    lovely outfit

  26. SO GORGEOUS, Lydia!! I love this entire look! (And what a pretty backdrop too!)

    Fizz and Frosting

  27. Whimsy & pretty - you are channeling your inner duchess here!!!


  28. Such a pretty outfit. That skirt and purse are darling!


  29. I love the way you combined the vintage items with the modern items, it always leads towards a great look.

  30. You are so adorable! I love how clean the pleats on your skirt are. Really great vintage look!


  31. This outfit is killer!! I cannot get over how stunning these photos are and the background!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth