There were a bunch of outfit posts I didn’t get the chance to publish last year so I am trying to catch up and still post them as a record of some of my favorite outfits. This one is from a few months ago. I found this psychedelic printed two piece at The Attic, a cool vintage/thrift store here in Vegas and I thought it was hella interesting so I tried it on and BOOM it was mine. The top is a crop top you can tie and the bottoms are palazzo pants! I love obscure and unique pieces and this one was just that. I think this is from the early 70s but I am not too sure. I am normally not too big of a fan of red, white, and blue together but I decided to let this ensemble pass and give it a nautical feel with some vintage sailor earrings & boat steer necklace, my wicker purse, gold bangles, clear vintage pumps, and my favorite vintage cat eye sunglasses. Basically, the whole outfit was vintage. I love when I do that! See images of the outfit inside <3 Continue reading “Psychedelic & Nautical.”
It was finally the weekend and my friends Olga & Will invited my bestie Derek and I to the local swap meet. I absolutely LOVE flea markets so I was so excited to finally visit one here in Vegas. It was so beautiful out (what else is new haha) and while looking through my clothes to find what to wear I came across these AWESOME vintage neon orange pants I found at Retro Vegas a few weeks ago. They are my first vintage pants ever because every time I find them, they either don’t fit right or are too tight (thanks booty). These were the perfect fit and didn’t even need alterations! I had to wear them and originally had this idea to wear them with this really cool colorful vintage shirt that had a Pucci kind of print but wanted to keep it simple since I was just going to the swap meet so I just wore a Tommy Bahama silk ivory top. I was feeling tiki so I also wore some vintage wooden gems to match my new vintage wooden basket weaved purse which I also found it at Retro Vegas. To top off my Island girl themed outfit I wore my cheetah print Louboutins and my new vintage cat eye sunglasses. Perfect outfit for a perfect day and comfortable too! Even better, I was able to finally wear my Shien Forbidden City Lipstick which is the best shade of orange I have ever put on my lips. It matched my pants perfectly.
I didn’t find much at the Swap Meet but I did find some cool vintage jewelry and still had loads of fun. I really love that my Vegas friends take me to the best places. They are such a huge part of the reason I have transitioned so well here. See my outfit and my Swap Meet Finds inside! Continue reading “Neon Oasis”
It was my 4th day in Vegas, exploring what will soon be my new home and I didn’t want to leave. I only had 2 days left and was savoring every minute of every moment in sin city. I am so fortunate that best friend Santiago had a plan for every day that I was in town. Every day was an adventure and this day was no different. We are like little explorers always wondering the unknown to meet fascinating people, visit fascinating places, and in my case..shop for fascinating things ;) lol. We did all of that and more on day 4!
Dressed to the nines in my Kenley Collins frenchy catsuit from her Pink Lady collection, I was ready to channel my inner vintage Barbie. It was one of my favorite outfits of my trip and god was I happy that I got to wear my new vintage Barbie purse with it! It was the perfect outfit for everything we were set to do. I got to visit some of my favorite folks over at the Bettie Page Clothing and Beach Bash Beach wear showrooms. My best friend and I got to tour the warehouse and meet the fabulous corporate team followed by a delicious lunch over good conversation. It was so nice to see Jan, Tatyana, and Artem and spend some time with them before I was back off to New York. After that my bestie surprised me by taking me to the Stitch Factory, a fashion incubator, co-working studio, and creative education center located in Downtown Las Vegas. I plan to register for their courses when I touch down in Vegas so I can create my own clothing line. That’s right. I plan to create my very own line soon and I am pretty sure I can gain the knowledge I need by attending the Stitch Factory. I met a lovely lady named Jennifer who was super sweet and informative about the studio and the courses they offer. I was sold right away and suddenly my dream to be a designer seemed possible. I had to celebrate so we were off to the Glam Factory to find some vintage goodies! Stephanie, the owner, is such a sweetie pie and we fell in love with her dog lol. I was hoping to find a lot of pieces at her store but only found a cute vintage crop top. She usually has so much stuff but sells out so quickly! I guess when you snooze you lose and I must have been asleep haha! On our way home for a quick cat nap we made a pit-stop to Alternate Reality Comics where I found a cool team Veronica T-shirt lol. They always have such cool comics there. The rest of the day ended well with a chola inspired outfit change in Viva Bandida for an awesome classic car meet-up at Mr.D’s and a visit to the Parisian! Crazy little explorers, I know! Continue reading “Vintage Vegas: Day 4!”
It was day 3 of my trip to Vegas and another day full of countless adventures with my best friend Santiago. On this day we visited the incredible Hoover Dam, the adorable Boulder City, the breathtaking Lake Mead, and ended the day with a nice delicious dinner with friends. On our drive to the Hoover Dam I just sat back and gazed at the scenery of endless mountains that looked like paintings. Nevada really is such a beautiful place engulfed in nature. Our first stop was initially Lake Mead but thanks to the government shutdown, we weren’t able to get too close to the lake. We were also afraid it might affect our trip to the Hoover Dam but luckily it was still in business. This was my first time to the Hoover Dam and I was very excited to visit and when I arrived, this 1930’s art deco masterpiece took my breath away. It was so enchanting, it didn’t even seem real. Santiago and I are such nerds and so easily pleased that we were geeking over the deco gold angels that were now an emerald-green due to oxidation, the typography of the bathroom signage, and even the terrazzo floors! For a touristy place it sure was relaxing and I was so thankful that my bestie took me there. After that we headed over to an adorable town called Boulder City where the houses looked like gingerbread and I wanted to eat them all. The entire city was adorned with flowers and the cutest houses I have ever seen! Wondering around we found ourselves at a fun antique shop called Goat Feathers Emporium. I have been to a few antique shops similar to this one, engulfed in antiques and vintage things, so much that you immediately get A.D.D as soon as you walk in. I didn’t know where to begin as I loved everything but I kept myself on a leash and left with just an awesome vintage spanish earrings and brooch set and a bag full of candy :). After that we were off to another antique shop just around the corner called Back in Thyme where we met Hundred-Dollar-Bill, a really nice gentleman who works at the shop and had many great stories to tell. I love meeting people like that, those who have lived such interesting and inspiring lives. The shop had the best collection of vintage petal cars I had ever seen and had hundreds of authentic antique Tiffany utensils. I found a vintage Barbie hat box/purse that I have been lusting over for ages on one of his shelves and just had to have it. It was so meant to be because I had come across a few in my time but none in such pristine condition and at a great reasonable price. I was smitten over the damn thing! And just when I thought it couldn’t get better…Mr. Hundred-Dollar-Bill was so sweet and gifted me 3 photos of The Three Stooges, one featuring Lucille Ball in the beginning of her career as an actress. I thought my day couldn’t get any better but it did when we met up with our friends Daniel, Riannon, and their adorable daughter Mila for a nice seafood dinner.
Continue reading “Vintage Vegas: Day 3!”
Last Wednesday I was off to one of my favorite vintage shops, Screaming Mimi’s, to celebrate the launch of Bob Mackie’s new collection of notebooks hosted by my girl Sammy Davis of Sammydavisvintage.com. I was so excited to see the new line of Bob Mackie notebooks and try my luck in winning one of his vintage runway dresses that was displayed at the Screaming Mimi’s window! When I arrived I was bombarded by the smell of delicious cupcakes and the best scenery of the most beautiful vintage pieces. I was in pure heaven! Sammy did her thing spreading vintage love as we all munched on cupcakes over champagne. The Bob Mackie notebooks were gorg and reminded me so much of the Great Gatsby. They were displayed next to Bob’s sketches that I wanted to take home so bad lolol. I actually wanted to take everything home. Screaming Mimi’s is trouble for a vintage lover like myself. I had just visited the day before the event and bought a pair of springolators from them that were on major sale. I planned to have the sole restored but couldn’t wait and wore them for the event! I also wore my vintage Bob Mackie poodle brooch that was gifted to me at the showroom just a few days before. It was so perfect that I got to support both brands at once for this event. I went drenched in vintage in a 1950s brocade shirt dress, vintage hat and purse set, my leucite springolators, and vintage gems. It was the perfect outfit for the perfect event. I met so many wonderful people (one of them being Lynn Yaeger!) and got to see so many of my friends. Even better, I got to enjoy the whole event with my favorite person in the world, my mom! Continue reading “Bob Mackie event at Screaming Mimi’s!”