Recipe for a Vintage Inspired Look!

As the holidays approach us I am sure you have all been flooded with invitations to jingle this, mingle that, and theme parties galore. I live for this time of the year! I love putting on a bit of sparkle, busting out the red lipstick, and getting a serving or two of a gingerbread martini.

One of these fabulous parties I attended last month was with the ladies of DC Bubbles & Bloggers! This is a group of smart, stylish, and savy women of the DC metro area that get together once a month to idea exchange and overall just support one another in this crazy thing we call blogging! It is hosted by the amazing Dani Benner Sauter aka Blonde in the District go follow her, you won’t regret it!

This months theme was all about vintage.  Now I am a consignment lover, but unfortunately as I peeked through my closet I did not have a thing that was vintage that was appropriate for the cold weather! It was to late to raid the closet of my friend and vintage queen, Ellie B on a Budget, so I was on my own.  Instead of breaking out in cold sweats I dived right into my closet with the “think vintage” mindset.  Now if you find yourself in a similar situation like me just follow this recipe:

Step 1: Add 1 cup “floral”

When I think of vintage I think of heavy colors on light material.  So that is where this amazing little Who What Wear mock neck dress comes into play.  The sleeve detail also gives this victorian esque flavor.

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Step 2:  1 tbsp of Fur, fur, and more fur.

An obvious vintage go to is furs! Weather it is a jacket, scarf, or detail on a pair of gloves this is a perfect addition to a vintage look.  Mine is a faux vest from Target that I got last season and it is still in great condition!

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Step 3: 1/2 tsp. of accessories. Don’t forget about the gems!

I think my love for accessories all started with me sifting through my grandma’s old Avon jewelry with the embellished pendents and glitzy statement necklaces.  If you are in a position where you don’t have those items on hand just fake it! I chose a simple studded earring, that still gives that vintage vibe. Unfortunately, I do not have the direct link for you to shop this earring, but click the image to be linked to the Len Instagram page to see their selection.

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Step 4: Mix together and give a twirl!

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What are your favorite vintage pieces?

Shop this look:

Women's Printed Midi Dress - Who What Wear ™ Women's Faux Fur Vest Gray/Black - Merona™

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