Travel Diary: Venice, Italy

madewell silk maxi dress, transport rucksack, indio sunglasses, dsw slides

Ciao!

While in Europe, I got to visit Italy for the first time, and it was pretty dreamy. We drove in from Austria, and started our visit in Venice, or Venezia if you’re Italian. It completely blew away my expectations, and I even loved the quintessential tourist activities. From gondolas to gelato, Italy is magical, and these were some of my favorite moments.

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Vintage Picks // No. 1: Summer Blues & Whites

vintage-clothing-for-summer-2017Welcome to a brand new series: Vintage Picks! I’ve long loved browsing Etsy for vintage clothing and accessories, but I know from experience it can be time-consuming and overwhelming. With this in mind, each week I will be curating some of my favorite vintage pieces around a unifying theme or idea with the purpose of making vintage shopping a little easier, and also to give myself the fun of hunting down items and putting them together! Without further ado, here’s the first installment of Vintage Picks!

Blue & White

When summer rolls around, I find myself drawn to blue pieces, be they denim or something else, and soft white cotton numbers, often with sweet embroidered details. Thankfully when it comes to both of these style ideas, the vintage world has me covered from the 1910s to the 1990s. A little white dress topped with a denim jacket and a straw hat sounds like the perfect summer ensemble in my book. These are the pieces I have my eye on when it comes to blue, white, and straw. I can’t get over the cold-shoulder dress or perfect market hat!

*The shop selling the basket bag just went on vacation, but I’ll link to it when it returns!

Which piece is your favorite? Will you be shopping vintage for your summer wardrobe? I’d love to hear!

5 Trendy Vintage Basket Bags on Etsy

trendy vintage basket bags on etsy

Vintage but Trendy

I love it when trends and vintage overlap, and fortunately for me, they do quite often! This spring, basket bags have been everywhere, and I think they are just adorable. According to fashion history, designers in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, thought they were pretty adorable too, making this trend a perfect one to shop at your favorite vintage, thrift, or Etsy shop. I’ve had so much fun hunting down pretty straw bags on Etsy, and today I’m rounding up five recent favorites. Whether you need a new bag for the farmer’s market, or the perfect quirky piece to pair with your favorite summer dress, these vintage numbers will have you looking warm weather ready.

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4 Tips for Styling a Dress as a Skirt

wear a maxi dress as a skirtHappy Saturday friends! I’m excited to be back with another outfit, and today’s is one of my current favorites. It’s oh-so comfortable, but has a classic vintage-inspired feel which you know I love. Lately I’ve been playing around with styling some of my favorite dresses as skirts to help me stretch my wardrobe even further, and of all of the combinations I’ve come up with so far, this is the one I’ve come back to the most.

Read on for more about this look & my tips on how to style a dress as a skirt!

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How to Shop Ethically on a Budget

how to shop ethically on a budgetToday marks the start of Fashion Revolution Week, and in the spirit of this week, I wanted to share some tips on one of my favorite things: ethical shopping, and in particular budget ethical shopping. When I first made the switch to ethical fashion, I was concerned about finding pieces I loved in my price point, and while there are a lot of good reasons to invest in more expensive pieces, sometimes you simply can’t make those expenditures. I’m young, and working on saving rather than spending a lot of money on costly clothing, and as much as I love style, I’ve found methods of expressing it and shopping ethically without breaking the bank.

Here are my top 5 tips for shopping ethically on a budget

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