Spring Has Sprung… A Vintage Spring Break Look

Hey y’all! I know it has been forever since I have posted an outfit of the day, but things have been crazy around here! Not only have I been super busy with class and work and life in general, but it seems like it hasn’t stopped raining in weeks! However, today marks the third day of spring break and it is sunny with temperatures in the 70s! Dominic and I are headed to Kansas City for a few days of much needed vacation and I am feeling roadtrip ready in this head-to-toe vintage outfit, featuring the most amazing pair of shorts ever! I mean, come on, not only are they vintage Levi’s but they have horses on them and are perfect for pattern mixing. This is definitely one of my favorite outfits to date, so check it out below!

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All photos by Laurence Tan Photography

70s floral shirt and vintage Levi’s: Grey Dog Boutique

Spring Chic

We’ll y’all, looks like our snow might finally be gone (at least for a little while). Don’t get me wrong, I love winter, but all of this snow and ice has been rather annoying recently. Although I did enjoy my days out of class, sometimes a girl just needs some sunshine. Today’s look is an homage to springtime. I am secretly hoping that my bright teal (sweater)dress, my favorite floppy sunhat and some adorable cut-out sandals will attract some warmer weather. However, I have added a comfy cream cardigan, just incase I get a little chilly on my commute across campus. I am loving this warm, but bright, outfit and it definitely has me dreaming of spring!

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All photos by Laurence Tan Photography

Cardigan: Old, Dress: Grey Dog, Bag: Grey Dog, old, Shoes: Mason’s (available here), Hat: Target

Got Mod? A Vintage Look for Everyday Wear

After a week of below freezing temperatures, it is finally starting to warm up around here. In celebration, I broke out this fantastic vintage dress which I nabbed from the sale rack at one of my favorite local stores, Grey Dog.Before I go into more detail about the outfit itself, I want to take a moment to talk about the store itself.

When I was a sophomore in high school, this little beauty of a shop opened in a renovated airstream trailer, and since I couldn’t even drive at the time, I would convince my mother to take me every chance I could. From the very first time I entered the store, the owner, Molly, was nothing but kind. She actually helped me pick out my first vintage dress and the many more that came after it. It has truly been such a joy to see this little store grow and I have had the opportunity throughout the years to further my relationship with every wonderful person who works at that beautiful little dream of a store.

So of course, when I stumbled upon this beautiful little purple mod number, it had to be mine. And despite the fact that it might not have been super weather appropriate, I just couldn’t leave this dress hanging in the closet until spring. So I put on my best pair of booties along with my felt floppy hat, and braved the cold in this pretty purple frock.

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All photos by Laurence Tan Photography

Dress: Grey Dog (more vintage dresses here), Bag: Grey Dog (old), Shoes: Riffraff (old but available in black here), Hat: Target, Necklace: Stella and Dot

Prints Charming (Modcloth edition)

My first real love of clothing came from my fascination with vintage dresses. When I was in Junior High a shop called Grey Dog (your new favorite shop) opened up in an Airstream Trailer in my hometown.  I immediately was hooked, and soon began rummaging through the closets of my relatives. Vintage clothing allowed to me wear something more unique than what you could fine at your local shopping mall and gave me the confidence to experiment with new styles and trends. However, when I can’t find exactly what I am looking for and I need something modern yet still super unique, I immediately turn to Modcloth!  I am obsessed with fun prints, and Modcloth does a great job of selecting flattering and easy to wear styles. Here are a few of my favorites that are currently on the website. Leave a comment below and let me know which ones you would love to wear!

Simple Animal Prints

When first trying out prints, I found it helpful to stick with small, repetitive patterns and a pretty neutral color palette. If you usually don’t wear prints, don’t think that you have to dive head first into the deep end in order to succeed. Start with a flattering silhouette, a pretty, yet simple, pattern and build from there. These four “Animal Print” dresses are the perfect example of my go-to style of dresses!

I Canter Be Tamed ($42)
Star Studded Performance Dress in Deer ($100)
Deal Me In Dress in Carousel ($90)
Heartwarming Habitat Dress ($90)

 Classic and Vintage Inspired

If you’re the kind of person who frequently shops at Modcloth, I imagine you appreciate their vintage style as much as I do! If thats the case, these four dresses are for you! Their classic and eloquent prints are perfectly complimented by their vintage silhouettes (I mean just check out those necklines). Although the prints are a little more complex than the previous four, the simple color palettes allow for easy everyday styling!

Cottage Bound Dress ($100)
Antique Aesthetic Dress in Tapestry by Miss Patina - Multi, Floral, Peter Pan Collar, Work, 60s, Mod, Shift, Short Sleeves, International Designer, Mid-length, Vintage Inspired
Antique Aesthetic Dress in Tapestry ($100)
Styled Horses Dress ($50)
In the Audience Dress ($62)

Landscape/Forest Prints

Landscape prints are currently my favorite trend! The winter season brought a huge amount of life into these bold and beautiful fabrics and they began to pop up all over Pinterest in an abundance of styles, including maxi-skirts, blouses and dresses. I have been patiently waiting for an event to justify myself spending the money on one of these gorgeous styles. If you have a winter holiday party coming up do me a favor and PLEASE wear one of these lovelies!

On Treetop of the World Dress ($80)
Sights to Season Dress ($95)
Saturday Night Thrive Dress ($78)
Never Never Landscape Dress - Blue, Multi, Novelty Print, Casual, Quirky, A-line, Short Sleeves, Woven, Mid-length, Work
Never Never Landscape Dress ($165)

Just for Fun!

I’m a photographer… of course I need this dress (so sad it is sold out in my size)!

Poise and Click Dress ($50)