Sunday, April 8, 2018

Vintage Finds: Tradesy X Chanel

Since I was in high school, I have had a love affair with vintage shopping. I use to drive to Berkeley as a kid, searching through racks of clothing for band tees, 50's purses, mod sun dresses. As I have gotten older, I still cherish the vintage finds of my past. My taste has definitely matured (and has gotten a little more expensive hah). That's why Tradesy has SAVED the day, when it comes to buying designer pieces. I am a twenty-something creative, and I like to be frugal with my finances. Tradesy is a rad option, that has helped add more luxury items into my wardrobe. My first designer bag I really bought for myself was my Gucci patent leather backpack from their site. I love that it is a place online that I can trust, but also saves me SO much of my hard earned cash. I also have a coupon code for you! $50 off on $400 when using the code: KATHRYN50
What I love most about Tradsey is its collection of Chanel bags. Tradesy has unique pieces (ranging from vintage to only a few seasons ago), but that means you probably won't have the same bag every girl is eye-ing. This classic Chanel flap bag is the bag has been my dream bag for years. The shape and size is so practical for the on-the-go. The pop of white is so clean and cheeky. I paired this bag with my latest Rose Bowl Flea Market find- a 1960's shift dress.
If you're looking to invest in a bag, and don't want to pay full price- Seriously, shop on Tradesy. I have sold and bought on the site for about year now, and it is my first stop when looking to invest in a new bag.


Vintage Dress from Courtyard LA, Chanel Bag from Tradesy, Marais Sandals, Vintage 60's Clip on Earrings. 
Photos by Los Angeles based photographer Britt Crowe Photo
@brittcrowephoto
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Day Dreaming in Chriselle X J.O.A

Sometimes a dress is more than just a dress. A garment has the ability to inspire the imagination, and illuminate the beauty within ourselves. This piece from the Chriselle Lim x Just One Answer collection does that for me. It was love at first sight with this dress (and that's rare for me). Buttoning it up in the dressing room, I felt a shift. It is magic when we find a article of clothing that can makes us feel more like ourselves. Fashion blogger Chriselle Lim, mentioned the collection was inspired by one of my favorite movies Roman Holiday. So for this shoot, I reimagined what a modern day Audrey Hepburn in Los Angeles would feel like. 
This dress transports me to hot summer nights in Rome. Tan skin, wine lips, and feeling sexy in my own way. Walking the ivy lined streets of the Travestere. Sticky fingers from rich gelato. A slow setting sun, making the city golden. I find myself dreaming of far off places often, and I see how my travels have infused in my style. I like being malleable when I am exploring the world. Soaking in, and absorbing everything different from my own life in California. 
Strive to find clothing that elevates the everyday to something magical. I think that's why I fell in love with fashion. Even when I am feeling low, or lacking in confidence, I can pull a piece from my closet that somehow brightens my day. The right outfit illuminates what is special within me, and allows me to reveal my full self to the world. Clothing is not meant to hide you. It should help you be the most authentic + brave version of yourself. 
 
Photos by Los Angeles based photographer Britt Crowe Photo
@brittcrowephoto
Chriselle X J.O.A Cocoon Sleeve Dress, Marais USA Sandals (sold out but similar here), Mejuri Virgo Necklace, Vintage Basket Purse (similar here), Vintage Clip on Earrings.



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