Better With Leather

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Everything's better with just a little bit of leather (or in this case, faux-leather!). I scored this black skirt at the Spring Fashion Swap earlier this month for exactly $0, and I was drawn to both the chic draping and leather detailing. Obviously, a black skirt goes with pretty much anything, but thanks to Vanity Room, I was able to pair it with the perfect leather-trimmed top.

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Vanity Room was kind enough to send this lace-and-leather crop top over for me to style, and with this skirt, it's pretty much a match made in coordinating heaven. And how cute is the scalloped detailing? (As I mentioned in this previous post, Vanity Room designs and manufactures all of their pieces in New York, making it a great option for sustainably-minded shoppers. And their current collection is reasonably priced, with the vast majority of items well under $80!)

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Since the lace, leather and draping add plenty of interest to the outfit, I kept my accessories super simple with a pair of taupe heels, which were just a $1 at Cure Thrift Store (and also worn here). Oh and P.S., be sure to follow Vanity Room on Facebook to stay up to date on the retailer's new items and flash sales. Happy hunting! xoxo

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Summer Classics

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And I'm back from the break! Had an action-packed Memorial Day weekend, featuring an archery lesson, some beer pong with friends, a trip upstate with family and some hang-out time with blogger buddy Sunita V. The weather was picture perfect the entire time, with Monday hitting summertime-like 80s--which meant I got to pull out a couple of my summer staples, like these classic Levis cut-offs (also worn here!), scored for $28 from an Ebay vintage seller.

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Lightweight silk tops are one of my faves during the warmer months, so I added an off-white silk tank, which was one of my free Spring Fashion Swap scores. I finished off the look with a cheap pair of sunnies ($6), some Nine West kitten heels ($27, TJMaxx) and a fringed faux-leather bag (an old purchase from the Philippines, cost unknown). The whole head-to-toe look came out to $61.

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Blurred Lines

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I'm a sucker for summer dresses, and I've got a ton of summery florals and preppy stripe options, but sometimes its nice to cleanse the palate with something a little different. So I was thrilled when Vanity Room, a brand that designs and manufactures in NYC, gifted me with this gorgeous black-and-white number. It's super light and comfy, making it perfect for roaming the hot city streets, but the blurred snakeskin-print gives it a little more edge and interest than the average summer dress. 

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I paired the dress with a my white mules c/o Dorothy Perkins, a gifted white bag and my fave pair of sunnies, which were a hand-me-down from a friend. If you're looking for to shop for American-made clothing that's on-trend and reasonably-priced (their current collection ranges from $42-$68!), I definitely recommend checking out more of Vanity Room's pieces. And stay up to date on sales and promotions by following them on Facebook! Happy hunting. :)

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