Chanel Inspired for Summer in the City

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This vintage dress is so perfect for spending the summer in the city. Since not all of us go out to the Hamptons every weekend, we still want to dress for summer when hanging out in NYC. I recently added this super cute tweed dress to my Vintage Etsy Shop and it is so perf for literally any occasion.

I love the fringe on the sleeves and the unique cute bow design on the front that you can tie however you’d like. Even though the dress material is tweed, it totally works for the warm summer days. This dress can also be dressed for casually hanging out around the city or for a semi-formal event, like a bridal shower. Either way the dress is sure to turn heads!

Since this dress is on the shorter side, I paired it with gladiator sandals. No summer wardrobe is complete without a pair! Especially if you have longer legs like me, you want the gladiators to go pretty high up your leg. I actually got this pair a few summers ago (not avail anymore) but these are so similar.

I picked out more cute gladiator styles to help get the same look for spending your summer in the city. Shop them below:

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PrettyProperQuaint

*Photos by Fernando Ceballos

How to Kill Mules Season

90’s trends are back in full force from chokers to overalls; and today I’m highlighting the MULES obsession.
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It’s totally MULES season! So perfect for summer, I recently picked these up and they actually are pretty comfy. Mules are making a comeback from the 90’s look made popular by Candie’s or Guess, but are back in a totally new way. There are so many different styles that I love from this black designer pair, this perfect summer espadrille style, and this fun leather style; you literally can’t go wrong. I picked more pairs out below.

I recently met up with Allie from ALLIENYC in Soho and spent day getting coffee, picking up some new sunnies, and of course shooting! Shooting someone else was a first for Allie and it was fun showing her the different things a DSLR is capable of; plus her pics came out great!

The sunnies we got were QUAY Australia and the styles have good quality, are so on-trend, and are at a great price point. I got the Sugar + Spice style in black and Allie got this pair. These are a little bigger than what I usually wear but I was surprised how flattering they turned out to be on my face! I’ve been wearing them so much lately!

This VINTAGE top is straight from my Etsy Shop! I always love a good off-the-shoulder top and this is so perfectly boho chic. PLUS – it’s in my fave color tones, neutral / brown. With hints of red and black, this top can literally go with anything.

I picked out a few a different styles of mules to help you complete this look (or any SUMMER look). I personally am a big fan of the chunky heel and think they are SO cute with distressed boyfriend jeans or a cute summer dress. Shop below:

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A lot of people are always asking about my chokers and they are all DIY! I am working on a really cool collaboration coming next week that will be so helpful to get the 90’s inspired look. So stay tuned, because let’s be honest; we’re all obsessed with chokers.

XO

PrettyProperQuaint

*Photos by Allie of AllieNYC.

Comfy in Central Park with Nala

I always talk about how I take Nala to Central Park so I thought that I’d share the experience.

Skirt: Urban Outfitters (similar) / Sandals: Forever 21 (similar) / Bracelet: Bellabeat LEAF / Sunnies: Unknown (similar) / Tank: Unknown (similar – high neck) (similar – low neck)

Nala is SO much fun to play with! She is way smart and always has a ton of energy; she actually can run really fast! I usually let her run around off leash because she is typically following me anyway! Some of her favorite things to play with in the park are sticks! Whenever I am running around with Nala, I gotta keep my clothes as comfy as possible because I need all my attention on Nala- she can be a piece of WORK!

Nataliya and I had so much fun shooting this, plus it was great to catch up and chat afterwards. I’m so glad she was able to capture some great moments with me and Nala.

Enjoy:

Video shot by Nataliya of Style Tomes. Video edited by me.

When it comes to summer, I am ALL about being comfy and that means flowey maxi dresses and skirts! This skirt is actually a strapless dress that I folded over to create a skirt and tucked in a black tank top. Some of my favorite places to shop these are Free People, Urban Outfitters, Reformation, and Revolve (I guarantee you will find something between those 4 places). Or you can shop them vintage HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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PrettyProperQuaint

*Photos by Nataliya of Style Tomes.

Summer in Williamsburg

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Top: Forever 21 (similar) / Shorts: Abercrombie (similar) / Shoes: Soludos / Sunnies: Quay Australia (same) / Bag: Danielle Nicole (similar) / Bracelet: Michaek Kors (similar)

I wanted to share another way to wear these dress shirts, that isn’t wearing it backwards! I have so many of these vintage tops and they are all very lightweight and soft that I want to wear them in as many ways as possible. This past Sunday, I spent the day hanging out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with my NYCSC girls! It was such a perfect day to explore because it was SO beautiful out.

Since the weather outside was so hot, but the subways and restaurants were cold, this blue dress shirt was perfect for the different temperatures. When outside I just tied it around my waist to create a 90’s style look. I’m all about the 90’s styles right now, especially the chokers – which I will be doing a DIY collab soon!

These Soludos wedges are my go-to when wearing shorts because I love how they wrap up the leg! Plus they are actually so comfortable, I wore them all day running around Williamsburg. Most of my shorts are usually from Abercrombie because they have the perfect for someone who is so small in the waist like me. The prices are so good and the styles are all on trend- currently shopping more now!

Shop below to get a similar look:

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PrettyProperQuaint

*Photos by Adrianna Naomi.