Wednesday, November 6, 2013

"A Tisket, A Tasket, I Lost My Yellow Basket"

I've only lived in Manhattan a little over a year, so perhaps that's why I'm not your standard New Yorker in the way that I dress yet, but I doubt I will ever be. New Yorkers love their dark, neutral looks, which generally suit them well, but I personally tend to opt for pops of color ninety percent of the time. Especially on a rainy or cloudy day, I try to avoid neutrals and add something bright to my look, hopefully brightening peoples' days along the way.

I love this vintage dress and vest combo that is probably from the 1980's, but since I love all things mod, I style it in more of a 60's way. I bought it during high school about six years ago from an adorable vintage shop, The Pink House in Canton, Connecticut, near my hometown. My friends tend to think that I go shopping a lot, but I actually just rarely get rid of clothing. It piles up and then I swap items amongst my New York and Connecticut closets, I find new ways to style pieces, or I alter them with my magic wand (I mean sewing machine).

Photography: Ben Benson

Outfit highlights: Victor Alfaro cork and leather wedge sandal and an H&M floppy wool hat.

Style tip: Take what would otherwise be a standard black and white "New York City-style" look, and add pops of your favorite color for a fresh surprise.

Song of the day: "A Tisket, A Tasket" by Ella Fitzgerald.

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