If this vintage blouse appears a bit off, it's because it is a work in progress at the moment. It was originally a dress from the 80's (shoulder pads and all!) but I figured it might make for a great statement blouse after a few do it yourself alterations. I haven't decided yet but I am considering either shortening the sleeves or removing them completely, but apart from that I am a huge fan of the intricate beading.
Sweater: no name (via ebay), Skirt: Vintage, Heels : Via Spiga, Bracelets: from Pakistan, Necklaces (from top to bottom): Vintage, Forever21, Gift from my Aunt, Ring: Vintage.
I have had a lot of clothes shrink accidentally in the dryer but I believe this is the first time it's actually worked out for me. This top went in the dryer as a normal sweater and came out a crop top, and fortunately for me crop tops are in. Though as much I love this crop top trend unfortunately I will not be baring any midriff whatsoever anytime soon, apparently a chocolate-pancakes-ice cream diet is not crop top friendly. Go figure.
Polo: H and M (old), Skirt: I believe it's vintage or handmade, Trench: Theory, Shoes: Nine West, Bracelet: My moms, Ring: vintage, Watch: Michael Kors
Although I'm not quite happy with this outfit, I don't want to trash another outfit post so I'm posting this in an effort to be less of a perfectionist and learn from my mistakes. I'd definitely play around a bit more and pair this skirt with another blouse and pumps next time around. You live and learn, right?
Bag: thanks to Maison23, Blazer: Zara, Blouse: Ebay, Pants: Easy Pickins, Shoes: GoJane, Jewelry : mix of vintage, Forever21, my moms
If you're interested in an eco-friendly yet chic tote bag for this summer (which is essential in nyc!), definitely check out Maison 23. They have a funny selection of mugs and a Kaiser tote bag that would make for great gifts for you or the fashionista in your life.