Thursday, September 15, 2011

Based on my track record

I’m very surprised and happy that you guys started to send me emails asking all kind of questions (some funny, some normal, other plain weird :)))) and I’m going to try answering them all.

Emily sent me this one: “I have seen you wearing a lot of vintage and I love that. Still, you always look quite modern. I’ve recently thrifted some dresses, they are very beautiful but I never wear them, I simply don’t know how without looking like an old lady. Can you please help me?”.
I’m going to answer while also commenting on my outfit. I hope you’ll find this helpful, Emily!:)

I guess this is a retro get up with a bit of gangsta on top; contrasts are very much my style.
Firstly, this dress is yet another hand-me-down, my aunt used to wear it in the late 70’s, early 80’s and gave it to me a few years ago.
Secondly, looking like an old, classy lady is not so bad, it beats looking like a cheap ho which seems to be something most of girls want to look like:))).

Making a vintage dress look actual is not that hard especially nowadays when everything goes. You can do any or all of the things above:
  • add a belt (especially if the dress is not the perfect size for you, it’s going to give it a flattering shape, flattering is always modern in my book). You can also modify it, make it fit perfectly, maybe make it shorter.
  • wear high heels (a killer pair of shoes will create a nice contrast with the dress) 
  • wear lots of accessories (you can see I’m not shy when it comes to those: I love big, statement jewelry, they always add something extra to any outfit).
  • mix vintage clothes with modern pieces, don’t be afraid to pair different things, different decades, prints, colors and styles, just have fun, fashion is not about rules, it’s about you and your personality
  • wear something cool in your hair
  • feel good in whatever you choose, it’s going to show in your confidence
  • throw a cool leather jacket, a colorful blazer, a cardigan with interesting details over it
Any other tips? 
Photos by my lovely friend, Laura!
 
I’m wearing:
 dress, belt/rochie si curea –  vintage
 heels, bracelets, leopard print scarf, high heels – random brand
ring – Miss Selfridge
earrings – Meli Melo

83 comentarii :

Alina F. said...

These are some great advices!Mixing that vintage dress with the leopard printed scarf and the spiked bracelet is just...crazy!In the best way possible!Love it!

Carly said...

I love all of your bracelets! Especially the spiked one.
xxx

modniza said...

thank's for tips! you look fabulous, diva! xxx

kath said...

these are great tips! :) love your dress..

http://iam-kbc.blogspot.com

Paula said...

i love your accesorries and dress! i'm a new follower :)

Andreea said...

Here's one: own a killer pair of long legs so that people could stare at them before checking out your already amazing outfit:P
I do that all the time i see you showing those gorgeous pins:X

Keeping up with E.S.E.M said...

awesome post answering peoples questions and cute outfit!

x

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Fashionista said...

Lovely!

Louisa said...

Real nice!!

http://you-and-i-life.blogspot.com/

Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage said...

Massive Vintage Fan (obviously!) and love how you've amped it up with some rocking modern accessories. They look fabulous! Now following you to see what else you style!
Tikkitiboo + Ahka Vintage

TheGirlAtFirstAvenue said...

You look great! Nice tips and I love those spikes!

♥beauxs mom said...

I love vintage and I love this dress!

Anaivilo said...

Indeed, lots and lots of accessories and a good spirit! :D You look great! I love the hair accessory too ;)

Virgit said...

such a great advice love it u are AWESOME DEAR THANKS FOR SHARING THIS

Ylenia said...

So cute! ;)

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Alicia e Itziar said...

you look like a pin up!!! so fabulous!

Alicia
xoxo
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Special K said...

Great tips ! You should do these more often :x And ofc I'm curious about the weird ones =)))

Kokosss ;))) kelebek said...

ı've come :)) your blog is great andddddddddd these are great tips , i love your accesorries.my blog is turkish, do you speak turkish ??

see you later :)))

stilistele said...

da, se schimba foarte misto tinuta cu ajutorul bentitei de par si a bratarilor! very cool

Boheme.Fille said...

Yes, you do make vintage look modern! And girl tell me where did you bought that spiked bracelet? I need one in my life!

P.S: I've send you a message on fb. Did you get it?

David Toms said...

Waht great advice! I always team vintage with modern accessories or have one vintage piece and one new piece. Wearing clothes is not about looking modern and fashionable, it is about deetermining your own style

Vania Clarissa said...

hay dear , thanks for your nice comment .

and of course i will follow your back and like your blog :)

http://vaniaclarissa.blogspot.com

Claire D. T said...

Great outfit :)
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Kisses

Natasha said...

It is awesome how u mixed everything together, a little vintage a little tough girl, and the touch of leopard is gorgeous!

lory said...

Vreaaaaaaaaaaaaaaau eu pantofii! Sunt superbi! Intelegi, superbi!

minikkus said...

love your bracelets, shoes and dress ^.^ red makes you lovely!

come to visit my blog honey ^.^
http://minikkus.blogspot.com/

Peiyinn said...

Your headband is cute and the bracelet is rock!Like them :D

CottonCandyINK said...

love these accessories!

Katsuumi said...

Love this dress :)
I like your blog. If you want, we can follow each other ;)

vanessa rojo brake said...

I love surfing the web and discover new places! I've found yours and I have become a time gossiping,

reading and I love it! Besides, I really like to participate and support the bloggers, but we support each other,

who would ?¿?¿? I follow you and give you my congratulations, I left mine, if you like and think I deserve it, I would love to be part of the "following"

for girls / I like you make it possible and very special for me! a besin



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Arabesque said...

thanks for your comment ;)
great shoes!
xoxo

http://aaarabesque.blogspot.com/

re_becah said...

I loved the scarf used as headband!

beeeeijooos

http://re-becah.blogspot.com

Ana Cafum said...

Thanks for you visit...I'm following you too... =0)

london loves said...

Love the headscarf and the heels!
xxx

London Last Night

Jessica said...

a cor e linda um laranja lindooo
ameii
beijo

A to Z :) said...

Spiked bracelet ! great, love it !

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theice-creamparlour said...

waw! verysweet :3 omgg'!

Carolina said...

Love the spikes bracelet and the hair scarf!

Maiken said...

I really like those heels! and totally enjoyed reading your article (I do agree with you ;)

Funny Little Frog said...

Great tips.....I find a fierce pair of heels helps too xxx

Diamonddigger said...

i LOVE your bracelets! :)

Iulia Romana said...

Super outfit + super sfaturi = un post genial ! Si imi place la nebunie brataraaa ;x Kenvelo, cumva?

Alice in vintageland said...

Iulia, Boheme Fille - bratara am cumparat-o de pe Ebay cu ceva timp in urma. mi-am luat mai multe si pe auriu si pe argintiu.Multumesc!:)

Emmanuella said...

Very retro chic i love how you stylished the outfit

Alice in vintageland said...

Lory - Am cumparta sandalele de la Mini Prix, poti sa incerci, poate le mai au si probabil sunt si la reducere!:)

Michaela Scalisi said...

Awesome dress :)


My blog
xoxo Michaela

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Super pretty dress. Love the color!

FerahFeza said...

Your blog is amazing, love the vintage look.

Thanks for your visit and for the comment <3



http://ferahfezas.blogspot.com

maiú said...

Great advice, especially wearing a killer pair of shoes, you're right. I think that if they're more "modern looking", it's a great contrast for a vintage dress.
Looking forward to more tips like these!

Amaia
http://maiubcn.blogspot.com/

Mo said...

you def look up to date in this vintage dress. I love the spiked bracelet. xx

Qhule said...

Lovely tips doll and you looking fabulous. Love this dress:)))
xoxo

SoapyMermaid said...

you 're lovely and your blog is very nice. I'll be pleased to come again and visit it over and over :)

SoapyMermaid said...

(I am a new follower :) )

lory said...

Super merci de informatie! Tot mai cred ca sunt bestiali pantofii...

ChiChi81 said...

Awesome tips for jazzing up and wearing vintage ;) And yeah, I totally agree with looking like a classy old woman than looking like a cheap hoe lol Love the dress!

Cheers,

Wi
A Single Girl's Musings

Mary said...

Thank you Sara! You're so sweet :) I'm following you too now, xx.

sacramento said...

Great Adviced. it shouldn´t be a problem, even Miu Miu is going vintage 40s, so just enjoy and Rock it.
Much love, my dear Alice.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Make Mommy Chic said...

Sara, I love how you put your outfit together. The red dress and the leopard print headband are a great combo, and the addition of the belt shows off your tiny waist. Very inspirational, as always. Thanks for the tips!

Katsuumi said...

Thanks ;) And I follow you too ;)

Antigona's Orchid said...

Thank you for your notice. It was set to follow you anonimously, i think that now its ok.

Kisses!

Mădiii said...

ooh! îmi place atât de muuult! şi mai ales eşarfa folosită pe post de bentiţă, zic eu, e lucrul care face ţinuta remarcabilă şi mai mult. şi nu e din cauză că îmi place print-ul;;)
pupici!

Trendygemm said...

love your outfit, the dress is cute!
kiss

VITTORIA said...

hi honey...thanks for follow me..I'm following you too!
this outfit is really nice <3 love the headbend and the shoes!
kisses from Italy,
V

Angela Leberte said...

thanks for the advice!!! so great!

made sure I was following this time, My internet is weird so it probably didn't go through last time!

thanks for visitin my blog!

xo
Angie

Flight To Style said...

You look very beautiful in this outfit! Red is your color, girl!
Oh no, that's weird? I'm following you on bloglovin and google. Would you mind checking, again?

xoxo

http://flighttostyle.blogspot.com/

kcomekarolina said...

wow!!! i love your shoes!


xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.com/

Ricardo Miñana said...

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I invite you to my blog.
you have a happy weekend.

Shop N' Chomp said...

Cute blog, darling! I am following you back. =D

ZHENYA ZHURAVLYOVA said...

wow!!!!!!!GREAT BLOG!!!!!!!!!!

Clara Turbay said...

i like this blog so much. i hope you can check out mine.

http://paquetevsitasbien.blogspot.com

t said...

Cool look!

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Aahna said...

I love the way you mix vintage style with contemporary pieces, keep on it girl!
http://lazycatstyle.blogspot.com

Petra said...

wow, love your bracelets!!!! that's a great look :)

Roosa said...

WOW. ;)

xx
http://rosaliespaperplanes.blogspot.com/

lillie said...

Love the colour of your dress and your accessories are perfect.Such a lovely outfit! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog :) x

♥Run With Fashion♥ said...

Hi :)
LOL @ "Secondly, looking like an old, classy lady is not so bad, it beats looking like a cheap ho which seems to be something most of girls want to look like:)))."
:D
I love adding belts to most of my outfits. :D ♥
Nice tips. :)

And cool outfit, love the spikey braclets looks great with the vintagey dress. :D
and the belt too, and the shoes. :)

Thank youu soooo much for your awesome comment on my last outfit post, means a lot to me! :D
Awesome, you make your own things as well! :D it's always a great feeling ♥ :)

-Eliza

Rave said...

great shoes!

CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

what a genius way to assemble your outfit :)

amazing earrings!!

-Annina
www.cinchedatthewaist.com

Blaise said...

Great tips!! Thanks for your comments..i have a question.do you find it okay giving out your email address? or get much spam!? Xxx ps i llllurrrrrrrrrve the red on you!!
x

http://blaiseruby.blogspot.com/

Alice in vintageland said...

Blaise - I feel giving my email adress is ok, people write me emails with questions or just to say hi, sure I also get some spam emails but it's not that bad!:) Thank you!:)

Melis said...

Loooovely ! <3
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Sam said...

You look so adorable, I like how you mix up styles.

Justine said...

Love red ;)

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