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Screen shot 2014-01-20 at 2.38.43 PMHey everyone, we’ve changed our address! Follow us at www.xandervintage.com!

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Can We Mauve into Spring Yet?

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Tsumi was born from love to fashion and the need to remain special. Every piece has a drop of ethnic soul and a memory of exotic travels around the world.”

-Tsumi Jewelry

I took a glance at the Tsumi Jewelry collection, and I couldn’t believe my eyes. Every piece is extraordinarily unique and flawless. Picking one was much too hard of a task (1st world problems, right?). I should probably kick myself for saying that, but really, click here and let the jewelry do the talking!

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Necklace: Tsumi Jewelry
Sweater: Xander Vintage
Dress: Joe Fresh
Boots: Xander Vintage

xo

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Velveteen and the Cat

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I’m a story teller, did you know that? Here’s one called ‘Velveteen and the Cat’– there was a love affair between a nice pair of velveteen trousers and a leopard blazer; they eventually marry.

I left out the fact that I’m a shitty story teller. Always have been, hopefully always won’t be. I either drag the storyline out and forget what I’m going to say next or speed up and miss key events. Something I do know a thing or two about is fashion, and velvet and leopard print are on my radar.

Leopard outwear is everywhere these days! I spotted it–no pun intended–and purchased that bad boy to live in my closet indefinitely. I paired it with velveteen trousers (which, might I add, are the most comfortable bottoms I currently own). I was changing into my comfy ‘couch-potato attire’ and laid eyes on the velveteen… I was tempted to to use them as a ‘PJ’ substitute; that’s how comfy they are.

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Blazer: Forever 21
Trousers: H&M
Crop Top: Brandy Melville
Boots: Nasty Gal
Iphone Case: Anyshapes

xo

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Black & Blue (and no, not the BSB Album)

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Although the Backstreet Boy’s album–Black & Blue–was the shit (don’t deny it), I ain’t talking about that. I’m talking about a specific pair of colour-blocked denim that I’m definitely excited about! These Mya Black/Blue jeans are from Articles of Society (AOS). I haven’t seen a pair like these before, and they fit fantastically (and they’re affordable–$59.99 for this pair). YAY for awesome denim! Check out their website, and take a look at the denim, which are currently sold at Nordstrom.

AAAANNNDDD, like I’ve said before, IWEARTHEHEADRESS is amazing! They are having a 50% of everything sale to get rid of past stock. Check out the discounted goods here, and here, and here, and here, here, here!

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Paisley Blouse: Xander Vintage
Faux-Fur Jacket: H&M
Turband: IWEARTHEHEADRESS
Bag: Coach

xo

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Back in Private School

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I went to a private high school with uniforms sharing a similar colour pattern; I’m having major flashbacks to the morning frost biting my legs and tush from that freaking kilt. On the other hand, it saved me time every morning from not having to pick an outfit–not that it helped me be on time for any classes!

For this look I’m sporting a Plaid High-Low Suit from OASAP, which features a plaid blouse and a-line skirt. I’m layering with a plaid scarf (which seems to be right on trend since the season is going through a plaid overload), then added some gold accessories and knee-highs!

Oh, and OASAP has Free Worldwide Shipping and 20% OFF First Order. Check it out!

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Plaid High-Low Suit: OASAP
Scarf: H&M
Bag: Forever 21
Necklace: Xander Vintage
Flats: Xander Vintage

xo

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Eye Spy Sequins and Gold

IMG_7363edittextOne of the reasons why I love vintage clothing so much is because you’re more likely to find distinctive and notable pieces for extremely affordable prices in a single shopping trip. In this outfit’s case, I was able to find this amazingly unique blouse online at JollyChic for cheeaaaaaaap! I still love my vintage, but JollyChic has a ton of products that fit all the elements of vintage finds–minus the ‘pre-loved’ part.

I’ve paired this amazing ‘eye’ blouse with a sequinned skirt, eagle necklace, gold booties, and black cross-bag. Oh…and once again, I got my metallic socks on ;) I took some photo’s of the outfit, and went out for some drinks; I left the bar with zero spills/stains on the blouse–successful night!
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Eye Blouse: JollyChic
Skirt: Forever 21
Boots: Nasty Gal
Socks: H&M

xo

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Screw Diamonds, Patterns are a Girl’s BF

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Not saying I dislike diamonds, but–GOD–do I love pattern. I got this houndstooth skirt & shirt combo from Banggood. The price of the two-piece should be illegal; it was $22.36 US, which is ridiculous. I want to buy 10 and store it away until I wear each piece down! I paired the combo with sneakers, backpack, and plaid scarf–creating a sporty/chic look.
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Houndstooth Shirt & Skirt- Banggood
Scarf: Cashmink
Sneakers: Adidas
Backpack: Camel
Cap: Forever 21

xo

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New Year with Bewolf

IMG_7233edittextIt’s day 2 of 2014, and we are withdrawing the glitz one step at a time. The razzle dazzle is limited to metallic socks and this amahhhzing ‘Inner Gypsy Warrior Shield Harness’ from Bewolf Clothing. Founder and designer, Katia Nikolajew has an awe-inspring talent when it comes to the intricate detail and design of her ‘gypsy’ collection. From hats to boots and belts to bibs, Katia creates one-of-a-kind pieces that every ‘gypsy at heart’ should own.

When deciding on how to style my harness, simplicity was an immediate ingrediant to the look. The piece is complex and captivating–a confident statement on it’s own. I’ve paired it with a crawford dress and pleated skirt, complete with a felt hat and color-blocked pumps. Oh, and don’t forget the metallic blue socks–which I am completely obsessing over this winter!

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Inner Gypsy Warrior Shield Harness: Bewolf Clothing
Crawford Dress: Nasty Gal
Pumps: Aldo Shoes
Hat: H&M
Socks: H&M

xo

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Throw some glittah on it; it’s New Year’s Eve!

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Congrats, you’re alive to see 2014! For myself, this year has been a whirlwind; it’s been a year full of lessons, adventures, and surprises. I wouldn’t change a thing, however, I definitely wouldn’t want to relive it again. That being said, I’m excited for a fresh new year to begin, bringing with it a sense of revival, ambition, and enthusiasm!

Siiiiilver, siiiiilver, gliiiittttter, glittttteerrr, sppparkles, bliing, and shiiine–my New Year’s look in a nutshell! Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! May your 2014 commence with good company, fine grub, and a little glitter ;)

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Dress: Xander Vintage
Socks: H&M
Heels: Justfab
Hat & Sunnies: Some dollar store bling

xo

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Cutting Edge with Brilliant Earth

With a swift blink of an eye, the holiday season–which also happens to be party season–arrives in full force!  To kick off the party season right, jewelry becomes a girl’s best friend, and you can’t go wrong when accessorizing with Brilliant Earth.

Brilliant Earth is a jewelry company whose priority revolves around creating beautiful pieces exclusively through ethical practices. These practices involve ensuring only pure and ethical diamond sourcing, using recycled gold and platinum, carefully tracking gemstones, and giving back by donating 5% of profits to communities harmed by the jewelry industry!

Yes, their jewelry is created with no human or environmental cost–which is so amazing and praiseworthy–but their products are nothing short of gorgeous, meeting every individual style and taste with the utmost quality and charm.

Diamonds and fine jewelry aren’t only for the refined and cultured; Brilliant Earth has pieces designed for the woman who stands out from the crowd with her cutting edge sense of style. Pair your Brilliant Earth jewelry with a printed skater dress, funky clutch, and an open-paneled ankle boot, and your well on your way to stand out at your next holiday party!

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1) Silver Peridot Twist Pendant: Brillant Earth
2) 18k White Gold Vintage Sapphire and Diamond Ring: Brilliant Earth
3) 18k White Gold Sapphire Halo Diamond Earrings: Brilliant Earth
4) Tulip Printed Skater Dress: Loved Robe
5) Open-paneled Ankle Boot: Jeffrey Campbell
6) Lunch Bag Clutch: Proenza Schouler

xo

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