Styling a Vintage Shirt

The vintage shirt – a trend that is perhaps here to stay for a while. I feel late jumping in on this trend, but I finally found a shirt that I love! My husband got this one for me from the Zappos.com gift shop, so unfortunately it’s not available online. When I saw it at first, I loved the design but it was a bit baggy and not flattering at all. Of course, I had to make it my own, and it only took two easy steps. Cutting the sleeves and tying a knot on the back (or the front) and voila.

Here I am styling this vintage shirt with one of my favorite Guess denim skirts. Most of the time I wear it with denim shorts as well for a more casual look.

How do you like to style your vintage tops?

P.S. My younger son, aka my mini me had to get in one of my photos below. He’s excited to start kindergarten tomorrow. โค

Denim skirt: Guess Jeans (similar here, here); Vintage Shirt: Zappos; Hairstick and bracelet: Desert Daisy Jewelry; Bucket Bag: Mango; Shoes: BCBGeneration

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Summer Fun in Fringe

Kicking off Memorial Day weekend with nice warm weather and some of my favorite sales is a great way to start the summer season! Here is a fun outfit I wore today that is a perfect example of mixing non-expensive clothing pieces with brand name accessories. I often receive questions on how I balance my looks and combine cheap with expensive. I tend to mix old pieces I already have or affordable H&M and Forever21 trendy items with a nice bag or pair of shoes. Also, I never pay full-price for anything, no matter how nice it is or how much I love it. I try to find coupons for my favorite stores or wait for deeper discounts.

Speaking of sales, these RES ripped jeans I purchased back during the winter sales are still available on Nasty Gal. Better yet, the retailer is offering extra 40% off their sale items. Rest assured there are great ones too! The clutch featured below is from a recent sale at Gypsy05, a local boutique at Tivoli Village. Their prices are on the high end, but if you’re looking for unique items and impeccable quality you will find their outfits and accessories worth the splurge.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend and happy shopping!

Fringe Tank Top: H&M; Jeans: RES x Nasty Gal; Clutch: Gypsy05; Shoes: TJ Maxx (old), similar here, here; Sunnies: Ted Baker x Nordstrom Rack; Watch: Kate Spade; Hair Stick: Desert Daisy Jewelry