All posts tagged: vintage

My Beach Is Betta

When it’s too hot to wear real clothes you throw on your beach wear.  I know, I know. “But it’s a bathing suit” , but baby rules were made to be broken.  Okrrrrrrt?!(Cardi B voice)Wearing bathing suits with jeans is nothing new under the sun, but making it classy and a lewk isn’t something I see often.  When I purchase bathing suits I not only think about how it will look on the beach, but I also pick pieces that will look great with my signature summer a line skirt looks. I want my one pieces to be a lewk with some wide leg pants and scrappy sandals.  One that is so good that you won’t know its not a bodysuit unless I tell you. I purchased this bra from Target 2 years ago to go to Puerto Rico with my family.  The print got may attention so I grabbed it despite the fact that it was one size too small.  That’s how I get my fake Double D boobs because truth is Momma’s breast …

Unapologetic Mom Tour

Phone call  with 15 year old while I’m LA 15 year old: Mommie! When are you coming back? Me: Kid, I love you guys enough to know when to take a break! See you soon I love my family, but I know when I’m need of a vacation. Juggling a family, werk and relationships is a full time job. The last few months I’ve been working a lot of hours which doesn’t include a cubical and a heater underneath my desk that I can rest my feet. Nope! Racks on racks on racks models shopping and returns. *Repeat!* I love every minute of it because I’m living my dream, but when your body says take a second, you take a second. With any blessing comes cons and I’m grateful that mine isn’t enough to make me quit. The Mom tour started in LA, because 1) I always wanted to visit and do research. 2)It wasn’t home (Massachusetts). I needed time to regroup and reflect in a different space while still putting in a little werk. …

Start where ya at!

With what and who you have… A Facebook reminder this morning showed me a picture of when I used to take my own photographs. It was lit! I had fun. It wasn’t always perfect but I made the best of all 200 pics lol. I purchased the camera 2 years prior while still at a 9-5. I rolled my eyes every time I walked in, but I was strategic about how one fed the other. My PTO was used to attend New York Fashion Week and to leave early for vending gigs. My thought was “If I’m going to be here why not use what I’m getting to pour into my business?!” It made coming to work a piece of the puzzle and not the end. Sometimes we wait for the perfect time, job, money etc before we start charging towards our goals, but it’s damaging more than anything. If you’ve always wanted to blog start now! Download WordPress on your phone and blog through there if a laptop isn’t available. Always wanted to get …

Red Red Wine

Maybe fitted dresses will be my NYE thing or it’s just one of my forever  recommended NYE outfit essentials.  Last year I did this green number  with fur and the same damn  pose.  This year I’m toying  with this option and one other one that’s coming in the next pose.  If all else fails grab at least one body con dress.  Pile on, pile off; 1)Tie a shirt around your waist. 2)Throw an over sized shirt or sweater over it for a two piece look. 3) A blazer for a masculine touch Just your outer wear layer alone can make difference. I would definitely keep the denim jacket as an option if I wear this for NYE cause a fitted dress alone is just…….ummmm…. Boring. I gotta have some type of accent piece or accessory. This red red wine number caught my attention because of the velvet stripes and semi turtleneck. A lil fur for a Lux feel. Or you can do both so that you are still poppin even after the layer is off. Walk up …

Boston Coffee Talk-Year end recap

“How can I constantly  relive this feeling of inspiration with a bunch of creatives?” …is the question that lead to the birth of Boston Coffee Talk.  I’ve been having  #BostonCoffeeTalk  since September, one in NY for November and this last one for the year in December. Here is a raw footage  recap of the December #BostonCoffeeTalk 12/19/15 at Ogawa Coffee USA . Video credit: Tony Hyppolite I’ve taken all of your feedback’s and want to ensure that if interested you know of the up and coming Boston Coffee Talks. Some, depending on the day and time miss the social media posting, so I’ve decided to create a BCT list for anyone who would want an email reminder.  email me with your email address if interested. In addition to that I’ll also be posting at least 5 days in advance. Next Coffee Talk is next Saturday 1/23/16 at Caffe Nero Jamaica Plain 10am-12pm Featuring Dunstan Dubique as the first creative guest. Thanks a million for all of the love, support, shares and attendance!  Looking forward to meeting more local creatives …

”Who’s The Boss?”

Not the 80’s show where “Angela” had the best trousers, but the question you have to ask yourself when you almost second guess a not so common outfit that you really love.  A lot of people ask me how I manage to put some of my outfits together.  I pretty much freestyle, go with my gut  then make it work. Of course I laugh sometimes like ” You have the nerves”  But then I remind myself that it’s my style so I call the shots.  I’m the Boss. We all have personal style.  Some of us have found it. Some of us are still figuring it out. Some are in transition with theirs. If it feels good do it.  It’s always the first thought that rules.  If you don’t like it  afterwards then make the change the next time you wear that piece or outfit. Just enjoy the thrill of going against that silly voice that says it wont go. I purchased these sweet sweet pants from Boomerangs JP.  I was thrifting and purchased it …

Tell me why again?

Yesterday it was about 39 degrees and windy out.  And here I was shooting outside with my photographer eyes watering and all.  I didn’t have too many layers on and the cold was  all in my bones.   I thought “Now why the hell are you out here again?”  I laughed and remembered asking myself this same question around this  time  last year  in the below pics a week before NYFW. So the same answer I had last year was the same one I came up with  yesterday.  ” I love it! I can’t imagine not doing it….duh…I mean come on is quitting ever an option?!” <<<<<all this in a matter of seconds. When people come up to me and tell me a post or an outfit inspired them.  The excitement and glow in my clients face from a closet evaluation. And this  is just a few out of many reasons. Decided a while ago that this was success and when I can repeat this feeling over and over again I’m successful.  Those priceless moments provide me …

Pajama Mama

  Agent: Vana Outfit: Vintage pants & trench, body slimmer worn as a top, BCBG  sandals, Moms purse Worn to: #FierceStyles8 Mood:  FLYYYYYY       I’ve been wanting a trench for the longest and I finally  scored one for $2.oo a few weeks back and have been obsessed! like OB.SESSED. So much so that I wore the trench as a dress last week.  So you’ve been warned that there is more of this trench coming….unapologetic-ally too. My mother bought me a dress slimmer telling me “Vana here.  This looks like something you would like”.  Sure enough Saturday I wanted to wear a corset like sleek top and this came to mind.  I folded it once and turned that bad boy into a top. Lets get into these pants. Aren’t they fun?! Reminds me of a vintage pajama set. I definitely will be shopping in the sleepwear section more often because of them though. Share This:

Holiday look- Casual Chic

In this post I mentioned going chic for the Holidays, but this outfit here reminded me of casual chic for the holidays as an option.  The easiest and coolest way in my opinion to add a casual touch to a fit is  adding denim.  With a such a vibrant top like this vintage one,  a casual touch was needed  fast.  I couldnt afford to look like I hijacked my grandmothers and not do it justice.  Nothing a cinched waist cant fix right? These Asos pants pulled it all together. Snatched honey! Turn any top into a Winter essential by adding a turtleneck. It just works. Felt like the fit could have used another layer…aka a reason to wear this H&M Men’s shirt. Made the outfit a tad bit cooler. Turtleneck(last season): H&M Shirt: H&M Pants: Asos Shoes: Aldos Varsity Jacket:  My girlfriends(She doesn’t remember) Off to enjoy my weekend! Fierce Styles , Family hang time and shooting is on the menu. Photographer: Silas Vassar Share This:

A Day in Maine Via Amtrak Downeaster

Sometimes you don’t know how bad you’re in need of a getaway until you get there.  That was the case for me last week.  I traveled to Portland Maine  for a day trip with a girlfriend . I had never been to Maine before so all I knew were  what people had mentioned and what google pulled up.  And of course Lobstah(Boston accent) I’m so use to the discomfort of buses and cars while traveling  that I forgot how much of a difference a smooth ride makes. My getaway pretty much started when I sat down. No bumps or my typical motion sickness.  Before we knew it three hours felt like an 1hr 1/2 and we were in Portland. Truth is we were headed to Freeport but as we approached the Portland stop I looked over at Cass and whispered “Do you want to just get off?” (praying she said yes) Cass: “Sure! Why not?!” Like two schoolgirls cutting class, we laughed and hurried up to grab our belongings before the next stop. We took …