Fashion Over Reason: 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Vintage Treasures at Davis Tisdale

heleneisfor x davis tisdale vintage, new york city, wary parker dorothy sunglasses, gap denim skirt, marrais asa sandals

I've had a soft sport for vintage ever since I've had an opinion about my style. One of my best friends introduced me to thrifting when we were in middle school and I never looked back. In fact, the obsession grew to new heights thanks to the rise of eBay and its vintage shop community. We're all familiar with the Nasty Gal story, are we not? Smack dab in the middle of that subculture, there I was, relentlessly placing bids on the vintage pieces I had to have, night after night.

Before long I had implemented a forced self-ban, as my PayPal balance wasn't budging from the red. As my style grew and my fashion philosophy evolved, a hefty part of my wardrobe today remains comprised of secondhand treasures that I've either cherished for years, or that are new and exciting finds.

The only caveat with my vintage infatuation is that (real real talk) I actually hate shopping. I know, this might come as a shock to all of you, but it's the truth: I really can't be bothered. I like buying stuff, but the search part to me is tedious, and I have no patience for it. Doubly so for finding that epic can't-live-without secondhand needle in a haystack. No matter how much I love wearing those kinds of pieces.

Certainly you guys relate to this? That's why I'm obsessed with David Tisdale vintage. Not only is founder Elizabeth the loveliest of humans, but her eye for unearthing the raddest pieces is unparalleled. What I'm getting at is that she does all the curating work for you so that you don't have to sift through mountains of old threads to get to your treasure.

I can personally attest that she's found me many a treasure, this red linen MaxMara number being one of them. I meannnn. Go ahead and see for yourself.

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Details:
Davis Tisdale vintage top (label: MaxMara)
Gap denim skirt
Vintage Armani belt
Marais USA sandals
Warby Parker sunnies
Bag from Mexico (no name)
Etsy earrings

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom anniversary sale comes around twice a year and it's a treasure trove of deals. I couldn't resist selecting some sale picks to help you guys take advantage of this epic retail moment. Below are my top selects from the blowout, aka your autumn shopping prepper. The sale is on now, so no time to lose.


SHOES



JACKETS



DRESSES



TOPS



ROMPERS/JUMPSUITS



SKIRTS



DENIM



ACCESSORIES



BEAUTY



FITNESS






Thursday, July 13, 2017

Summertime Play Time

heleneisfor x aritzia, tibi kari buckle sandals, wyeth eyewear

There are 2 topics that I constantly hammer you guys about on this blog: my love for summertime (especially in the city) and the importance of versatility.

Take for example this casual ensemble comprised of what could be the most hot weather-friendly pieces that can still make anyone look pulled together during a heat wave. The below demonstration of a simple shoe swap changing up the whole vibe is what I speak of when I discuss the very vital subject of multitasking outfits.

With the Vans at my feet, I'm a bundle of daytime playtime, while the cherry Tibi sandals read more chic and ready for a post-grind aperol spritz on a rooftop terrace.

Catch my drift?

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Details:
Aritzia top & shorts
Wyeth Eyewear sunnies
Etsy earrings
Vans sneakers
Tibi sandals

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Summoning the Sunshine

Edit the brand, Matt Bernson sandals, Warby Parker Dorothy sunglasses, heleneisfor, Tulum Mexico

This summer has brought on some strange weather, to put it mildly. First, spring never really happened as we were hit with an unusually lengthy heatwave in May. This random scorcher was sandwiched between really obnoxious rainy periods. June's been ok, but the temperatures haven't climbed as high as we're used to, and we've hardly seen a week go by without drops falling from the sky. Womp womp.

I suppose this is the kind of flip-flopping that makes you appreciate the really nice days, ain't it? I could still do without, though.

You're probably wondering what this rant about Mother Nature's offerings has anything to do with this super fun striped two-piece ensemble that seems to have been captured somewhere slightly exotic. Well, everything, because it summons the sunshine. It's also a great candidate for both a summer uniform and special occasion garb. It's perfect for a night out if worn with heels, as well as for casual daywear if worn with my trusty Vans or a pair of flat sandals.

Now if we could only start getting a little consistency from the weather.

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Details:
Edit the brand two piece
Matt Bernson Ceylon sandals
Warby Parker Dorothy sunglasses

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