How to Modernize a Vintage Maxi Dress

June 20th, 2011


womens vintage fashion outfit maxi dress

Hello and happy MODERN VINTAGE MONDAY, everyone!

It was an insanely gorgeous weekend in NYC this weekend … proven with visual evidence thanks to this photo I snapped running in Central Park yesterday. Beautiful!

The sky in the picture above is just as if not more beautiful — as are the rest of the shots featured in today’s modern vintage post!

If you’re reading this post sometime between 7:30AM and 11AM today, at this very moment I am actually shooting NEW pictures for future modern vintage posts. I’m in Central Park near the south end / Time Warner Center — there are a ton of lovely bridges, grassy hills and scenic views of city-meets-nature! Central Park pictures will kick off next week’s modern vintage post.

I love sharing how I style vintage looks with you in a fresh, contemporary way — along with sharing the odds and ends of my daily fashion inspiration on Facebook and Twitter.

But enough about me. How are YOU? I hope you had the chance to visit one of your favorite flea markets or vintage stores this weekend. Or maybe you just went thrifting at your local spot. Whatever you did, I’d love to hear it. Because honestly, what you do as a vintage lover is what inspires me as one, too.

Today’s shots feature the most fabulously floral and fun maxi dress gifted to me thanks to The Vintage Mistress on Etsy. Please check her out! Her shop represents what I love most about vintage fashion: pieces curated with love and care so that they can find happy homes with you!

Keep reading after the jump to see more pictures of me, my maxi dress and that big ‘ole New York City bridge (we seriously have a lot!).

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Hello and Happy Thursday, everyone! I’ve recently been digging into the pages of a recent gift … a stack of 1960s fashion McCall Magazines gifted to me by a fellow vintage lover and Facebook supporter, Lisa C! When envisioning my “dream home,” (or per NYC standards … apartment!) I imagine a great wooden bookshelf built […]

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How to Modernize Vintage Polka Dots

June 6th, 2011

Hello and happy modern vintage Monday, everyone!!! The past few weeks I’ve been posting weekly style posts that I’ve coined “modern vintage.” Sounds like an oxymoron, right? Well perhaps it is … but that’s part of the attraction. I’m working as a blogger and stylist to show you how to mix the old with the […]

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