December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas Eve guys! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year (only seconded by my birthday) and this year Ismail and I are keeping it low key with a nice dinner out instead of exchanging gifts. Last weekend however Leilani, Kyla, and I had an early celebration downtown with a delicious dinner  dessert full of churros and classic Mexican hot chocolate at Xoco and some holiday shopping at the Christkindl Market. 

Silk and leather blouse - vintage/thrifted
leather skirt - vintage/thrifted 
tights - Urban Outfitters
wedge booties - Target
leather and fur cape - c/o Savers
hat - wholesale store
lion sweater clips - vintage via Poly Golightly

Hope you guys are having a great Christmas!

December 2, 2012


This weekend Kyla and I put together a fun photoshoot for the holidays. Our stunning friend Anna Gorman was kind enough to model for us. Seeing all these fun looks put together got us so excited for our upcoming sale at The Vintage Garage's Holiday Trunk show this coming Saturday and Sunday! If you're in the city, make sure to stop by and say hi!

Model: Anna Gorman
Vintage Clothing: Zzouzi Vintage and Lost & Find Vintage

November 11, 2012

Oak Park Adventure

This Friday we took a mini trip to Oak Park, a Chicago suburb, to visit some of the historical sites. Oak park is known mainly for its rich history and collection homes and building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. 

Sadly we got to the Unity Temple too late for a tour but we got to explore Oak Park's Lake Street with shops which included beautiful churches and library and the famous Lake theatre. We of course snuck in some shopping too. (okay, okay the day was full of mostly shopping)

I really like how fun this outfit is. I bought these tights on a whim from Target when their $5 tights were on sale for $3! Who could say no? I really like the mint and red together with the subtle hints of gold.

Black wide brim felt hat - Thrifted
Chambray Shirt - Target
Cardigan - Borrowed from mom
Polkadot Skirt - Vintage/Thrifted
Red Tights - Target
Black Oxfords - Target (I painted the tips gold)
Wooden Ring - Vintage via Dethrose Vintage
Sweater Clip - Vintage via Zzouzi Vintage
Watch - Michael Kors Horn (Gift)
Mint Purse - Forever21/Thrifted

Hope you guys are having a fun weekend! The weather has been beautiful in Chicago!

November 5, 2012


It's been a busy month full of costumes, candy, and redecorating!

from top left to bottom right:
1. Photograph taken by Leilani at the Vintage Garage
2. Zavier as a tiger for halloween
3. Bedroom with new midcentury dresser
4. Goat cheese, cashew, and caramel ice cream at Black dog
5. Work Outfit for a college fair
6.  Midcentury dresser #2
7. 1970's recreation of a crank telephone box
8. Painted bedroom and stencil - work in progress
9. Photobooth at beauty bar
10. Adding sequins to tights for my halloween costume
11. Zavier's second costume - the Pillsbury doughboy!
12. I was a Lion tamer for halloween (also my second costume)
13. Cat in the Hatbox
14. New jewelry pieces I thrifted this weekend.

Happy November guys!


PS: If you wish to trade buttons please email me - I will be switching out my buttons this month!

October 31, 2012

Vintage Apres Noir: Fashion Focus Chicago

Photograph belongs to Street Style: Caught on Campus©

Two weeks ago I got the exciting opportunity to attend Randolph Street Market's Vintage Apres Noir, a Chicago Fashion Focus event. The event really blew my expectations out of the water. It was so much fun! The atmosphere had a bit of dark glamor to it with flickering candle light dark decor and a tree silhouette creating the backdrop of the runway. Whiskey cocktails were served with sushi hors d'ourves before the show while guests mingled. The fashion show featured four different collections that ranged in style and decade from mid 1950's to late 1980's and was curated by Redgi Woods. In between each collection were a group of performers, burlesque dancers, swing dancers, and then finally a group of all female pop-lock dancers. The combination was a perfect way to break up the collections. My favorite thing however was that everyone, from the models to the guests, just looked like they were having a ton of fun!

Beautiful ladies modeling Karyn's collection

Left to right: Leilani, Karyn, Samantha, and myself backstage 

1980's Sequin Dress - Vintage/Thrifted
Black Wedge Booties - Target
Gold Metal Clutch - Vintage/Thrifted
Hoop Earrings - Beauty Store
Lipstick - Mac Ruby Woo

It was a whirlwind of a day with the Randolph Market in the morning and the event at night but it was so much fun! I'd definitely love to attend the event again next year. 


October 25, 2012

Modern Vintage Chicago

Last weekend was a doozy!  I was invited to shop Randolph Street Market's Modern Vintage Chicago, a market that showcases vintage and handmade talents from across the country. A few good friends of mine were selling vintage so it was the perfect way to catch up, do some shopping, and spend a Saturday morning.

 Leilani is the perfect shopping partner because she knows exactly what I'm drawn to. (I guess its not that hard - anything loud and sparkly pretty much covers it!)

She tried on this cute 60's brocade dress from a vendor. Wouldn't this be a perfect holiday dress?

I was obviously drawn to this. I thought it might be a fun holiday bag! I've always been interested in chain metal bags because they're so fluid in structure. Sadly this one was too small to even hold my iPhone but it was in amazing condition.

Karyn of Dethrose Vintage and Jen from Jenstyle Vintage looking as cute as always. I loved Jen's entire look! Both have such a unique and fun style.

How amazing are these bear earrings?! This was in a booth that had the loudest most wonderful jewelry I've ever seen! I wish I was able to get more photos of her jewelry. It was out of this world.

This set of curtains came home with me! I'm not sure if I'm going to use them as actual curtains yet but the fabric was too great to pass up. With them I bought a huge throw with a Native American riding horseback as well as another set of curtains. All three sets had awesome prints with great detail and color. I bought these from Rick Lidinsky who is known for selling phenomenal vintage sunglasses including vintage RayBan's but he had a bunch of other goodies with him this time!

These four pictures above are from the same booth. I loved how simple and bold her jewelry selection was.

Leilani spotted this adorable sweater with the year her dad was born on it!

A stunning 60's brocade hat with a sparkly pin.

I LOVED this skirt! The scalloped waves and the red, gold, and blue brocade fabric was perfect. Sadly it was not my size.

1950's Dress - Vintage (Thrifted)
Pink Sequin Cardigan - Forever21
Yellow Skinny Belt - Target
1950's (?) Tweed Clutch - Lost & Find Vintage
Black Oxfords - Target (I painted the tips gold)
Bracelets - Vintage/Gifts
Wooden Ring - Dethrose Vintage
Mint stone ring - Mr & Mrs DIGZ

Also - how is it the end of October already?! I'm excited for Halloween! I still have to make my costume though. Always last minute!