Vintage Shopping with the most Crushworthy moms ~Today, I am honored to have the very awesome and super fabulous Fashionistas, Alison and Karina (She turned this into a job by working at Second Time Around and starring in Bravo’s “Fashion Hunters”) of CrushworthyMoms.com guest posting on Fashion Friday. You are in for a treat if you aren’t already familiar with these ladies. Alison and Karina are super fashionable, totally crushworthy and just happen to be vintage shopping queens. This is something that I have been wanting to learn how to do, as I am obsessed with Zooey Deschanel’s wardrobe on the New Girl but ‘m not a time traveler, nor do I have the budget of Zooey Deschanel’s costume designer. I do, however, have a few pieces of vintage royalty of my mom’s that I have rescued ( on more than one occasion) from ending up at the Goodwill and I want more. Lot’s more. Luckily for me, I have a gal ( or two) who is an expert, Alison and Karina. This is a new way to shop. It’s green, it’s affordable and it’s a good way to have a unique look and a one of a kind style. I’ll let Alison and Karina explain, they’re the experts. Go check them out at Crushworthymoms.com and for great conversation you can find Alison and Karina, tweeting @Crushworthymoms.
Let us introduce ourselves, we are Alison and Karina of Crushworthymoms and we have a confession. We are addicted to shopping at consignment stores. So addicted in fact that we both work at STA (Second Time Around) in Manhattan to support our habit and get first dibs at the merchandise. Karina even starred in Bravo’s Fashion Hunters, a show that is about consignment shopping and the art of the hunt. We get a rush combing the racks in the hopes of finding that perfect piece that our wardrobe is missing.
So when @Truthfulmommy asked us to do a fashion post (Oh all right, we asked to do a fashion post!) we wanted to make sure we had her style just right. So when she showed her appreciation for the style of Jess (Zooey Deschanel) from Fox’s New Girl, we knew we could incorporate our love of consignment shopping to find the perfect Jess-inspired outfits for our post.
When you shop consignment you have to go into the store with an open mind and have the time to go through each piece of clothing. It is all about patience and enjoying the hunt. You might find a one of a kind piece that you might never have thought you would have liked. Your clothes should make you stand out not blend in and look like everyone else. Your clothes should be a reflection of your personality and that is why people are so enamored with Jess’s style beause she wears what she loves. I guarantee you will find your favorite pieces in a consignment store because they will be conversation starters and not just clothes you bought in a department store.
Now on to the clothes (Disclaimer-We shopped at STA’s annual 50% off sale-Prices were extra LOW):
How can you dress like Jess or Zooey?
Shoes by Marc Jacob $35
Shirt by Misty $25
Striped dress by Alice and Olivia $85
Marc Jacobs jacket $35
Trina Turk star dress $35
Green Manolo Blahnik $100
Yellow Dolce and Gabbana $45
Jacket by DVF $125
Sparkly dress by Robert Rodriguez $100
Green bow dress by Zac Posen $375
Gold boots by United Nude $60
Silver heels by Sergio Rossi $110
Vintage Shopping at consignment shops is an art form, as shown by the finds Alison and Karina shared here. Thanks so much for guest posting and sharing your skills, ladies. Lesson #1, you can’t be afraid to get a little dirty and invest a little time into your vintage shopping excursions. I can’t wait to hit my local vintage shop and see what gems in the rough I find from a time gone by. Seems like with a little effort, you can find a treasure trove of vintage shopping gold!