After spending the weekend doing some consignment/vintage shopping (bought 9 pieces of clothing and 1 pair of shoes for $74!), I thought this quote was appropriate. Below are some pics from Monk Vintage in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – check it out for some great deals. Be prepared to spend some time looking through racks and racks of both women’s and men’s clothing, shoes, and tons of accessories (it’s totally worth it!). The store is small but very well-organized, so you won’t feel too overwhelmed.
“The first step to getting the thing you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” – Ben Stein
A little inspirational thought for the week from Ben Stein, actor, writer, and lawyer, famously known for his lines “Anyone, anyone,” “Bueller, Bueller,” in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
After looking through some old posts on TSE (The Striped Elephant), I have become inspired to write more and more regularly (it’s really what I love to do!). It’s time to forget about that (after-work) laziness and get back in tune with my creativity. I read the quote below somewhere, and thought it was an appropriate way to start off the week, especially given my recent thoughts and the context of this post. Happy Monday and have a great week!
I saw this on Joe Fresh’s Instagram (one of my favorite stores!) and had to share, because really what’s a party without cake?
“Style is personality. It’s having the ability to look at things beyond fashion and the self-confidence to transform even the simplest thing into something special. It’s a natural quality you cannot learn and there are no rules to follow.” -Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana
I thought it would be most appropriate to share a Dolce & Gabanna style quote, since the duo just debuted its “Alta Moda” collection in an absolutely stunning location – Capri, Italy. How I would love to have been sitting in the audience watching that runway show (the Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of my favorite places in the world)! Guests were seated among the rocks right next to the ocean, watching the models shashay past them in absolutely gorgeous gowns and accessories. For a first-hand account of a show attendee, check out this article on Vogue.
Photo Credit: www.huffingtonpost.com.
“Happiness is the secret to all beauty; there is no beauty that is attractive without happiness.” -Christian Dior
“A woman can be beautiful at any age. I think my mother is very beautiful, so I’m not scared of aging. French women have a very natural approach to beauty. For us, it’s important to look natural, I think. Be happy for who you are and make the best of it.” -Jeanne Damas, a personal style blogger and the face of Macy’s new Maison Jules line