Hat - Vintage, Top - Forever 21, Mega-Rad Pants - Free People, Bag - Vintage purchased in Williamsburg, Necklace - Courtesy of Oak NYC (yay!), Other Jewelry - Konstantino + Flea Market + eBay + Vintage + J. Crew
I am alive -- can you believe it?! I just spent a very busy but still quite enjoyable week in New York, where I went to direct the Konstantino fall photo shoot. The new collection is very, very pretty, and the photoshoot was a lot of work, but tres successful. While in New York, I made a point to hit up some of my favorite shops, and I came back with a lot of goodies. Just you wait until I show you the crazy sweater shirt thing I picked up at Pixie Market. Other highlights include visiting an adorable vintage shop at The Loop in Bushwick, where the mega-hottie owner sells bizarre fun vintage and handmakes completely terrifying Barbie Doll head rings painted like harlequin faces. They are freaky and amazing. Also at The Loop in Bushwick was a cute little hand-and-locally-made shop where I grabbed a coin necklace, of which I think Britney would be proud. You will have to stay tuned for those goodies -- I promise the updates will resume to their normal frequency now, so you won't have to wait long!
This outfit is the most comfortable thing in the world. I actually threw a fit today, though, when I realized that the top is significantly transparent and I probably ought to wear a bra with it, lest I receive a ticket for indecent exposure while out walking my dog. It's a cruel trick to render someone breastless, but then force them to wear a bra. The pants are ZOMG great, and I feel a touch like Margaret Shaw in them (fun fact: the first time I stumbled upon Margaret Shaw's blog, it was because I had fallen in love with a pair of wide flare-legged floral pants she had posted on Lookbook). I got them from Free People here. The necklace is the perfect touch and I liked it so much that I actually opted for rather minimal jewelry (can you believe it?!) so that it would stand out more. It was a gift from Oak NYC. Oak has always been one of my favorite look-but-don't-touch webstores, because their selection is to die for, but the price points are out of my comfort zone. When they emailed me to ask if I'd be interested in sharing with y'all their new, younger sub-brand A. OK, I replied enthusiastically. It's pretty much everything you love about Oak, but at affordable prices...so, you know, it's got my stamp of approval or whatever, should you care about that sort o' thang. Last cool-thing-worthy-of-note is that awesome vintage bag, which I snagged for $12 at a vintage store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Since my pockets are especially empty after this excursion, I thought I'd put together a Best of the Cheap dream shopping list for y'all. Everything here is under $30, rounded up from the usual online shopping suspects. Hey, I saved you some clicking, even if the sources aren't particularly original!