Wednesday, August 22, 2012

mama I want to sing






Outfit Details:
hat - Goorin Bros
floral shirt - c/o Sosie
sweater - Loft
boyfriend jeans - Madewell
hot pink heels - c/o Rachel Roy
Miku (!!!) mini nameplate necklace - c/o BaubleBar
Rebecca Minkoff quilted swing bag - Confederacy
bracelets - forever 21 and the bow one was a gift from my sister and brother in law

Eventually, I will do an actual photo tour of my apartment. You can catch a glimpse of the bare bones here and here, but it's come a long way since then and is starting to feel like an actual home. It takes me a long while to get settled in, partially because I'm horribly unorganized, but also because I'm picky about my stuff. I don't have expensive taste; it's actually quite the opposite. I adore found items, hand-me-downs, and everything ancient. Almost everything in my apartment is old, down to the brick walls that house them. My furniture and decor are all from my mom's consignment shop, flea markets, Brimfield, thrift shops, the side of the road. Barely any of the furniture was bought new, save for my bed frames and sofa - which will eventually be replaced by something ancient and full of history.

I'll save the rest of my stories for when I have actual photos with which to display them, and keep to the two pieces you see here. The large trunk beneath was Bobby's grandfather's, and the one on top was given to us when we lived at our first Brooklyn apartment. We lived in an area surrounded by warehouses, and one of them housed vintage stuff for a flea market seller. When he closed up shop, he gave us a 50s kitchen table, antique chairs, this trunk, and several vintage odds and ends that we still have today. At the time, I was broke, broke, broke, so it was like a dream come true. Actually, it would be a dream come true even if I was the richest gal in the world. Give me millions of dollars and I will still take the old over the new. I got that from my mama.

58 comments:

  1. amazing heels love them!!! great photos too! xo xo

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  2. you're so cute! *-*
    Love your publications

    :*

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  3. Fabulous bag and shoes! Gorgeous photos :)

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  4. I love the hot pink shoes....great photos! I can't wait to see the pictures of your apartment!

    Moody Girl In Style

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  5. thats awesome that you love the old versus new. Its different & who doesn't adore different. & you look great darlin!

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  6. Loving your ripped boyfriends!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
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  7. absolutely ADORE your outfit keiko!!! and loved seeing the glimpse of your apartment!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  8. Yes I am totally the same way.. I love decorating with old stuff with a story. It's so much cooler. My boyfriend and I have been searching for trunks just like you have here!
    PS. LOVE those pink heels!

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  9. Growing up my parents always liked hunting for treasures at different antique stores, so the appreciation for vintage and/or antique pieces was something that was passed down to me. =)
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  10. I love the tiny name necklace and the shirt and how you tied in pink shoes with this look! Great styling dear! xx Pip

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  11. Your home is beautiful! We have the same bed- Obviously all the best people do!

    Becky
    xx

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  12. Your hot pink pump are so chic and cute! Love the Miku necklace, too.

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  13. love!
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  14. LOVE the whole look put together

    xoxo aley

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  15. love your shoes, to die for!<3

    bellionducky.

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  16. I've been looking for similar trunks forever but haven't been able to find them!
    - Monica
    Caravan of Style

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  17. Why am I so in love with those heels though? It was love at first sight I swear :)

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  18. Love how eclectic this outfit is! Feminine, edgy, and demure all at once. And good luck with the decorating! I love antiques as well, and hope to have them give some character to my place someday too :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  19. I love hunting for unique home treasures too! It's taking me a while to "finish" my place as a result. On a different note, I love the mix happening in this outfit! It's cozy and girly and sassy all at once! I want that sweater.

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com/

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  20. Steamer trunks are so fun. Really large ones made up all the tables in my house growing up.

    You look lovely too.

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  21. We have similar taste. I'm redoing my sewing room and most of the stuff I've found is vintage. Actually a few of the furniture pieces other people were throwing out before I snatched them up.

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  22. I love the heels and the trunks!!!!
    -Marie
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  23. To be honest (and yes, speaking as a guy), I've never been fond of the whole boyfriend fashion thing. That said, I do like these jeans paired with the neon pink pumps and the very nice floral shirt. The hat and handbag are cool, too.

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  24. LOVE this! So cozy and romantic at the same time.

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  25. ...i haven't visited the blog in awhile (shame, shame)...i love the new look! & love those neon pumps too!

    ~jasmine
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  26. What a happy blend of the modern and the vintage! I love those trunks so much. I'd take the old over the new too; old pieces have stories. I love stories. Also why I love country music.

    And I love How I Met Your Style's feature on you! The white outfit was my favorite.

    Greetings from Miami!

    -Nathy
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  27. love those heels - so bright and cheery
    Xo Megan

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  28. Lipstick color/brand?

    Love the outfit!

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  29. only u would look this cute sitting on some trunks ;) xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  30. THOSE SHOES! I need them!

    xxx
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  31. Oh what GREAT pictures! Love 'em! I've been wanting a cool old trunk for awhile, but this post re-inspired me..gotta get a lookin' for one! You look so cute, and the shoes are such a great pop of color. Love the hat too :) Thanks for the inspiration! I'm trying to get back into this photographing/blogging thing..can't stay down forever..gotta use that fighting spirit and determination (been sick.) Finding blogs like yours help me to muster that motivation I need..many thanks *hugs*

    Tracy @ The Wardrobe Wanderer

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  32. Great pictures! And I haven't been to your blog (or anyone's!) in so long; I LOVE the new layout! It's so cute!

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  33. Love the shoes and your hat!!!
    Super fun pieces and so versatile ;)
    XOXO

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  34. Love the boyfriend jeans!
    I'd also love to see photos of your home.. I bet it's as beautiful as you!

    xo Jennifer

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  35. I love the pop of color from your heels!

    Michelle
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  36. me encantaron los zapatos :)
    pero en general muy lindo tu outfits

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  37. Great heels and I love that sweater. Looks super comfy!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  38. Your pictures are always stunning! Love the little quote!! And your top is so lovely!

    x Aliya
    Hill Side Story

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  39. You always look pretty, your shoes are so perfect

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  40. i love that shade of pink on you - the heels & the lipstick! - almost neon but a little softer, gorgeous!

    katie x

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  41. aww i love your outfit! and the hat suits you perfect!

    xx

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  42. great photos1 i like your heels!

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  43. You can almost never go wrong with vintage home decor. Especially if its free.

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  44. wow stunning photos!

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    xoxo

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  45. I love the boyfriend jeans with the ultra femme heels! Also, I love getting glimpses into the places people call home. Can't wait to see more of your place.

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  46. I love your blog! The photos are amazing, I really like your style and you look absolutely beautiful! :D

    love, Saar

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  47. such a cute semi-casual look! I have a coccoon cardigan like that that I absolutely LIVE IN!


    XO sahra
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  48. My house is decorated the same way; anything with a bit of history, especially family history, is way more fun & meaningful to have as decor, in my opinion. Also, love the look! and the backdrop of those old trunks. beautiful :)
    Oh, My

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  49. You're so cute in that moment! :) and I love the style of your hair. I really like your fashion too ^_^






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  50. Amazing heels! Like it!

    xx
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  51. You're so lucky to have people in life who own or are in the consignment business, oh the thrills and pros! The shoes and blouse and darling. I understand the long process of making a new place home. I just moved into a new apartment a couple of weeks ago and still not really home yet.

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