#OOTD: Another One Bites the Dust

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Uniqlo turtleneck | vintage DARE tee | vintage kimono | Re/Done jeans | Current Mood bag | Vivienne Westwood and The Cobrashop rings | Miista boots 

Are you ready for this new look? Be prepared to get yourselves hanging out at the edge of your seat: the kimono has officially arrived!

Silky smooth with sleek lines and beautiful embroidered accents, this killer red kimono is not just meant to be kept in the house. Last fall, my friends and I went to A Current Affair, where vintage vendors from coast to coast pimped out the hottest merch. While it was a cold rainy day, nothing could make me happier than to splurge my cash on new clothes. Given that I literally lived for statement pieces, my eyes went weak at the sight of a red silk embroidered kimono. Long and straight with sleek angular cuts, it was destined to belong to me.

Although kimonos aren’t zero degrees Celsius-friendly, I ain’t ever letting that thing collect some dust.

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Photos by Hallie Geller 

See how much potential you can have with this?! Throw on some layers, grab your favorite jeans and channel your inner Mary-Kate Olsen.

DISCLAIMER: I bought my vintage DARE tee from Shop Exile, but you can get a similar shirt on Etsy. The clothes that don’t have hyperlinks are either vintage, out of stock or discontinued pieces. And with Starbucks, I am not sponsored by them.

 

New School, New Rules: Slay in the Snow

The winds of winter are here, but I dream of spring.

The prospects of dealing with incoming snow and falling temperatures that dip below zero (in Celsius) scare me. The actual thing that most of us and myself included fear is that there isn’t enough cute clothing to make us LOOK hot while it’s freezing out there. As much as I want to layer my fishnet tights under my jeans, I can’t do that because basically, that’s hypothermia ready to call your name. And I am NOT going to let myself suffer for the sake of fashion or worst comes to worst, end up getting sick. (Yup, this happened to me when I didn’t realize that I wore summer clothing in fall temps!)

While winter fashion has a rap for being too boring, let’s not forget how YOU can spice it up!

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Rule #1: DON’T be afraid to wear a crazy jacket

Have you ever done drunk shopping before? Or like, impulse shopped when you are sober?  Ninety-nine point nine percent of the time it’s always something regrettable, but a good one percent is always the opposite. This is where the “crazy” jacket comes in. Cute, stylish and a tad bit dangerous for your closet, the “crazy” jacket is born to take you places. While you’ve mainly purchased it for the look of it, you can never go wrong with the little deets that make it a classic.

In my case, my favorite go-to for the cooler climes is a vintage yellow marabou jacket. Marabou jackets tend to have an oversized silhouette like a Superbowl player, but it can make you two sizes smaller than you really are without having to make yourself gorge on a juice cleanse AND keep you extra fuego! 🔥

Although I originally bought it for Halloween, I decided to wear it a few days ago and I never regretted it. If life is only meant to be celebrated once, what’s the entire point of living?

Rule #2: SHORT is sweet

Bummed that you felt like you can’t get your money’s worth on that short skirt you bought on sale? Make a killer bang for your buck with a new styling trick! As a petite gal, the one thing I swear by is an oversized sweater. The sweater that I wore in photo #2 originally hit my thighs. I would’ve done the full Edie (Sedgwick), but I didn’t want to waste the full $66 of my beloved Tripp NYC skirt. So, I tucked it in. Not only did it make me look chicer, the sweater was able to keep my whole body warm. Even if you’re tall, this trick will do you some magic!

If you don’t have an oversized sweater, a thick wooly dress is also a great substitute!!

Rule #3: When in doubt, WEAR metallic lipstick

Metallic lipsticks might be party-friendly, but you can BE the party when you have one in your pocket. In the snow and colder climes, the sunlight tends to be harsh and honestly, it’s not so kind on your skin. Unlike matte reds, browns, nudes and pinks, metallics are there to save your day. What’s amazing about it is that it reflects the light, which is why my lips always feel popping! Based on this fact, it’s proven to become an essential in my bag. If you are looking to try a metallic lipstick, go for Jeffree Star’s Pussy Whipped. The peachy gold tones gives you that J.Lo in Miami look – minus the extra spray tan and bronzer. It’s very editorial chic without literally being in one. Believe me, you are NOT going to regret it!