Time for another installment of Splurge vs. Steal, where we show you our less expensive vintage version of pricey modern pieces from your favorite stores! This week is sort of a mishmash of items and I am going to try with all my might not to go to mention the fact that they are all very "FALL"... oops, I guess I said it, huh?
So, I guess I failed to mention that I am expecting! Yep, baby number two is set to arrive the first week of January 2015. Being pregnant has made for a lazy summer, full of tank tops and leggings--lots of loose tops and elastic waistbands. I had a really rough few weeks, being super nauseous and barely leaving the house, but now I've regained my energy and have been trying to enjoying what's left of summer.
We were excited to be approached by Vintage Maya, and have the opportunity to choose a piece from their website. If you're not familiar with Vintage Maya, they offer both vintage inspired and modern designs in their carefully curated shop of home decor and women's accessories. Their focus is "Beauty Love Artistry" and we love the fact that they use work from artisans and independent designers.
They have some pretty amazing things for the home-- from decorative pillows to glassware to bedding (how amazing are some of these duvet covers!?). But I chose this gorgeous black and gold statement necklace-- a perfect excuse to get a little dressed up after months of yoga pants! It is the perfect piece of flair for a little black dress. This necklace has some weight to it--a sign of quality! And I love the fact that it can be adjusted at the clasp to be worn a bit longer, or more as a choker, as I did here. Add a messy up-do and some vintage rings and bangles and I was ready to take this 20 week baby bump out of hiding!
necklace: c/o Vintage Maya, dress: American Apparel, rings/bangles: vintage
Needless to say, I am over the moon about adding another little one to our family! Today we find out the gender. We'll be sure to keep you posted!
Well, here it is. My first post of the impending fall season. I think I almost shed a tear just typing out the word FALL in that title... summer, where did you go??
Luckily we have some cute fall shoes coming to the shop, to soften the blow.
a. brown leather chelsea boots
b. cropped western boots
c. tan slip ons with wooden heel
d. chunky heel mules with buckle
e. red woven lace up oxfords
f. orange suede lace up oxfords
See anything you like? Email us at email@example.com for size and price inquiries, or keep checking the shop for the shoes to go live!
We are currently being spoiled by perfect weather in Virginia and I am not complaining...we are embarking on a little camping trip for one night in the Shenandoahs with our girls, so pleasant days and cool nights are just what we're looking for. We're also planning to do some thrifting/antiquing and hit up a Peach Festival (my favorite fruit in the world!). If I could pull this outfit from our closets (and it was all my size), this is what I'd wear this weekend:
Both these celebrities have a knack for being able to pull off super modern looks and also vintage inspired outfits. I guess that's why the media has dubbed them both "fashionistas"(I hate that word). Jessica Alba has turned up on our "Celebrity Looks for Less" posts numerous times and Anne Hathaway surely has made an appearance too. I'm too lazy to check the archives at the moment!
First up, Ms. Alba in a classic silhouette-- simple top with a full skirt and ladylike heels. Our version features a similar top in a bold shade of bright blue but with a skirt that's a little less tropical.
And now we have Anne in another tried and true combination: a comfortable dress layered with a jean jacket. Our dress is a bit on the longer side but our jacket is as perfectly worn-in as her artificially "distressed" designer version.