Sashimi Chef

There’s just something so cool about wearing black in the summer. You’ll actually stand out in the sea of florals and neons.

But a few accents of color is always fun!

Wear a high-low tank to cover up those short shorts! Mom’s request.

Thrift tank, Topshop shorts, Urban Outfitters bralette, Lucky Brand platforms, Rebecca Minkoff bag, F21 star ring, Charlotte Russe snake ring, self-made headband.

All photos by Dasha Shapovalova.

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Thrifting in Williamsburg

Williamsburg is my favorite neighborhood to go thrift shopping because they have a variety of shops with a lot of good merchandise. I usually stop by Buffalo Exchange, Monk’s, Crossroads Trading Co, and my favorite, Beacon’s Closet.

Beacon’s Closet

The first time I went to the Williamsburg Beacon’s Closet, I was so overwhelmed by the amount of clothes they had. Thankfully they organize their clothes by color so it’s a pretty easy look through. I’m usually able to find some cool, unique pieces here too.

I was so happy to find these hot pants in my size! They’re comfy and I love the gold tone in this knit.

This dress has an elegant cut, but its material allows it to be worn casually. I was happy this was in my size, since it is a fitted dress. But the slit is what really got me!

I love theĀ over-sizedĀ floral and bright pink color. It’s a sweet, but fun print. The silhouette reminds me of a peplum blouse, which is everywhere this season.

Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange doesn’t carry much vintage pieces, just second-hand. They’re great with keeping on-trend merchandise with pretty good prices.

I love a little twist to a basic T. The silky bodice can keep you comfortable and chic.

This dress was one of those “So cute, I have to have it!” purchases. It basically combines everything I like: lace, high-low skirt, open back, and my favorite clothing colors!

I hope this encourages everyone to visit their local thrift stores, or make a trip to Williamsburg! Just make sure you’re in the thrifting zone, because it does take a lot of patience and energy. It’s tedious to look through a bunch of old clothes, but it’ll be worth it when you find that cool vintage piece for a low price!

Skeleton Safari

Throw a t-shirt over a party dress for casual wear.

Vintage velvet dress, Brandy Melville skull shirt, Lucky Brand sandals, Michael Kors watch, Brandy Melville bracelet, American Eagle necklace.

All photos by Dasha Shapovalova.

Charcoal Campsite

I love a slight harem pant because it slims and elongates your legs, while adding a little curve to your hips. Plus, they’re super comfy!

Mix basics and prints to spice up a simple outfit.

These wedges are so comfortable and easy to walk in. I always say I can run a mile in them!

Topshop crop t-shirt, DIY Abercrombie denim vest, F21 pants, Lucky Brand wedges, vintage necklace, Brandy Melville bracelet, Michael Kors watch.

All photos by Dasha Shapovalova.

Party Week Day 5: Champagne Shimmer

I am ending party week 2012 with a nice dinner outfit. This simply cut dress has some character with its sharp metallic shimmer. It’s an easy formal look, perfect for social events. This first impression shows that you are stylish without trying too hard.

I hope my Party Week series gave you some outfit ideas for this summer vacation. It has only just begun!

Vintage metallic dress, Quipid glitter heels, Tiffany & Co. earrings and necklace.

All photos by Dasha Shapovalova.

Color Block Party

This is more of a subtle day-to-night take on this spring’s hot color block trend.

Add an extra pop to this trend by combining different textures. The warm velvet skirt with the light linen matches this spring weather perfectly.

I’ve over-worn these platforms, but it’s not my fault they match everything! Plus the metallic copper heel with my metallic silver skirt, I just couldn’t resist. Kill two birds with one stone by including metallics and color blocking in one outfit!

Asos crop top, Urban Outfitters urban renewel velvet mini, Goodwill jacket, Michael Kors platforms, Forever 21 and Pac Sun jewelry

Cobblestone Coins

Classic New York to wear all black as the weather warms, but there’s a way to pull off this look and still stay cool!

Stick to light, flowing fabrics and statement pieces to eliminate layering. To wear sheers and stay modest, pull on a pair of high-waisted grandma pants and a fun floppy hat.

Brandy Melville sheer tank, vintage pants from Beacon’s Closet, Aerie lace corset, Urban Outfitters hat, Aldo wedges, Club Monaco necklace, Charlotte Russe rings, Forever 21 bracelet

All photos by Dasha Shapovalova.