Thanks babycakes- you (definitely) can! Try picking one palette (all silver, all gold, all shades of turquoise, etc) then go crazy from there. I hate to be a broken record- but again, I love scouring a good flea market/vintage store for unique (affordable) jewelry- I like my pieces have a story and be a bit banged up & rough around the edges.
thanks! (sorry for the super late reply, btw) The absolute best place to find a great vintage (or vintage style) watch is the flea market. If you’re not near a good flea try an etsy shop like this or this one.
You’ve come to the right woman. What’s ‘low price’ may be a bit subjective here but bear with me… if you have extra cash to spend I highly recommend dropping a little bit extra on a great set of boots that will last you forever. Either way, here’s your usual suspects…
I love love love these from ASOS.
You can check out nasty gal too but I didn’t tell you that!
Whichever you do go with be sure to beat them up really good, no one likes a shiny pair of boots, we run all of our shoes over with a car (multiple times) before getting them photographed, seriously.
Remember my vintage mirror from earlier posts? Turns out I got an incredible deal on this flea-market find…buy one similiar one here!
Thank you! As much as I love shopping for myself, I enjoy shopping for our home even more. The best bit of advice I have is to not try to fill the space all at once. When my boyfriend and I moved into our new home here in Philly I was crazed: if it were up to me I would’ve shopped all day for 2 weeks straight until I filled the space with big items and small knick-knacks alike, until every detail was thoughtfully planned out. Alex quickly set me straight and made the point that a home should be built over time, I hate it when he’s right. Fill your space with items that mean something, treasures from local flea markets, family heirlooms or amazing things you find while travelling. Get the rest here (all links work!)…
For amazing kitchen-ware and kitschy smaller items check out Fishs Eddy
The Foundary is a really amazing site that offers limited-time sales of new and emerging home designers for up to 70% off, membership is free.
My favorite local home store called Three Potato Four has an online shop. TPF is an amazing place to find vintage and vintage-repro items, drooling.
For great prints that are (super) affordable check out 20x200
I always lurk around Urban & Anthropologie for cheeky smaller items, cute art prints and interesting patterned linens. Urbn has recently stepped up their furniture game and has some pretty amazing chairs/sofas as well.
Hope this helps, happy shopping!
Thanks! It’s all from Urban Outfitters, Free People or vintage.
Body suit found here
Scalloped short found here
Bed jacket is vintage but a similar one can be found here
shades found here
the jewelry has been collected and piled on over the past decade- but my La Mer watch is my staple, buy it here
A friend of mine made the trip to new york this past weekend and asked for suggestions on places she should explore. Having lived there off and on over the past few years I was chocked full of ideas and wrote up my unofficial guide to
New York (mainly- Brooklyn- where my home & heart resided) I figured I’d share with everyone here- click below to read more!
Awe, thanks! <3 Besides the URBN family of brands (Urban Outfitters, Free People & Anthropologie) I love exploring local flea markets/thrift/vintage stores. Something old mixed with something new makes an outfit seem more efortless and unique. Plus, the idea that a piece has history is fascinating- the places it’s gone, the people who have worn it. Also, the prices at fleas/vintage stores are great (almost always negotiable) and no one else will have it.
I frequented forever21 a lot in college- and admittedely will pop into a forever or h&m every once in awhile. But, after working at Harper’s Bazaar and working with the product here at Free People I have a new appreciation for quality. I realized I was spending upwards of $150 a month on a ton of clothes I ended up tossing/losing instead of spending that money on a few amazing pieces that would last much longer. Forever 21 is still alright for those trendy fashion items that won’t last more than a season (aka- you dont mind it falling apart after four washes, turning your fingers green or if you’re not sure if you can pull it off.)
There are so many amazing clothing companies on the interwebz, here are some of my favorite affordable sites …
For uhhmazing $10 shades…80’s Purple
For a mix of affordable kicks & clothing as well as vegan shoes… Lulu’s
Above all else, just be you and wear what feels right, don’t be afraid to goof up once in awhile if it means you’re trying something different/new, its just clothes after all.
(Pictured above: Alex Reed & Daniel Lancaster on set for the college fashion magazine I ran, fun!)
it’s here, it’s here, it’s here! The free people august catalog just landed online.