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Vintage-Esque

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve probably seen this all before…. but here goes:

Forever 21 Blazer

H&M Lace Tank

Vintage Maxi skirt

GC shoes

Peter Grimm Hat

Urban Outfitters Sunglasses

I’m kinda in love with this vintage maxi skirt I happened upon just in time for the trend to reach the runways, so it was fate. I’m planning to get a few more with my tax money, along with adding to my wardrobe, so less repeated items, yay!

 

Girl Crush: Kate of Paniekscelencja

Girls get crushes on other girls, it happens. Especially when they have excellent fashion sense and just seem bad ass. One girl I’ve been “crushing” on is Kate from http://paniekscelencja.blogspot.com/ . She’s badass, gorgeous, and when I first found her blog I thought we had alot in common style wise! She’s classic with a punk edge…we’ve both been known to wear shredded black tops, spikes and studs, and leather (but who isnt). she’s like my overseas twin, right down to the hair, and the fact that although my ancestors were primarily from Germany, they had come from Poland prior to that. Differences, though include her bigger repertoire, her love of cross accessories, and her love of skulls!

Since she’s such an inspiration to me, I figured I’d post some inspiring shots from her blog and such. If you plan on reading her blog, please go through google so it can auto-translate for you as her entire site is in Polish. Enjoy, and go show her fabulous blog some love!



Again, check out her blog here!

Glove Love

Fingerless gloves have slowly been popping up as a spring must-have accessory. From leather to lace (oh, how I adore thee), these finger banger ready glovelettes are ready to party.

I did my research, and found an array of leather and lace fingerless gloves on the market.   Asos.com has a large number of fabulous gloves, from leopard print to pyramid studded, and many in between.

Asos.com

These pretty babies can only be found online at www.asos.com and run from $26 for the animal print, up to $130 for some of the more intricate leather styles. Most of the simpler, knuckle bearing styles are around $85.

Some more lustworthy fingerless gloves come from NY based designer Lauren Urstadt. Her designs run a pretty dollar; my favorite style (gunmetal chain-fringed leather fingerless gloves) are $155, while her simpler, I don’t even think they’re considered gloves, but fingerless V-chain ‘gloves’  are about $115.  They are cute though, and come in white, black, and leopard!

images from shop.laurenurstadtny.com

Really, you’re paying for beauty with this line. Where to find them if you’ve got the cash? shop.laurenusrtadt.com ofcourse, but the line is also available at select retailers including Henri Bendel’s, Intermix, and Arth Soho in New York, Matsu of Boston, as well as locations in a few other major cities in Colorade, Maine, and Illinois. Check out LaurenUrstadt.com for a full list!
Another note worthy designer for fingerless gloves is the amazing Patricia Field. This Sex and the City, crazy outgoing designer has created some of the most famous ‘out there’ looks, so ofcourse she puts her own twist on the style.  While her simple lace fingerless gloves are a reasonable $10, she has “easyrider knuckle-bearing leather gloves” for $30, which are great quality. Pat Field’s also has embellished styles. My fave? “Cherry Spiziked Half Gloves” and “Cone Studded Half Gloves”, which both run for $88. but ohemgee, howww cute?

images from PatriciaField.com

You can rock on with those puppies any day or night!
Okay, now let’s talk cheap alternatives. Forever 21 carries lace fingerless gloves in black and pink for under $5, but remember these will rip and run if not treated nicely, but hey, that could be a good look! Aldo and TopShop both carry knuckle bearing leather gloves for about $16, TopShop also carrying a thicker pair for $32 (great quality though!) Tripp NYC always has fingerless gloves, knit, leather, and lace, available at Hot Topic, for all my suburban followers, for about $10 a set.

image from spiritualcramp.tumblr.com

How to rock them? I suggest using them to jazz up a simple outfit; blue jeans, white tee or tank. Or a solid mini and a leather jacket. I tthink it looks best if you try to contrast different polar opposites; for example, wear lace gloves with leather, docs, and metal jewelry and accents. Or wear the leather ones with a lace top or dress. Play it up and don’t forget to have fun and make it your own!