Bushwick Vintage Part 1

Darlings,

If you read my articles on Bushwick Daily you'll know that Bushwick, Brooklyn is home to a fantastic array of vintage shops for the discerning (and broke) fashionista! Last week I discovered a new boutique called Chess and the Sphinx. I spent a small fortune in there, sure, but check out this amazing haul! Also, an oldie but goodie is the chain L Train Vintage which just opened up a new location a block from my apartment eek! I picked up the blue floral dress at the end of the post for $5, yes $5 - too good to pass up! Here it all is..... 

1. This gorgeous little dress is originally from Brooks Brothers!

This delightful handmade navy blue suit was on the mannequin in the window. It was what drew me into the store in the first place. When I tried it on, it fit perfectly - like it was made for me!  I loved it so much I had to immediately take photos in it despite the pouring rain! (I am a Brit after all, a little rain won't kill me).

The Kate Spade was a present. Fancy eh? 

Now what about this coat (for $85) beautiful red wool, just heaven and so bloody warm!

Finally the $5 dress paired with an H&M coat and some Dr Martens. Classic Brit chic.

More Bushwick vintage coming soon! Watch this space kiddos!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

Flatform Fashionista

Hello Fashion Darlings,

Another beautiful week here in the village. The sun is shining and, predictably, this English girl immediately got a light sunburn by sitting with one part of my body in the sun at a cafe. Ooh yeah, keeping it classy with ONE pink shoulder. I name this look "asymmetric tanning" - watch out for it in the fall collections in Paris this year.

Fashion fails aside, in this post I am wearing some uber-fashionable flatorms with a lucite base. Lucite (or 'perspex' as we call it in England) is a shoe material most commonly associated with strippers. Well fashionistas, think of these like stripper shoes that have been melted down and re-modelled because now 'Amber' is turning her life around, working in Think Coffee and getting her GED. 

Here they are #threewaystowear

Enjoy!

Ruthie Darling xoxo

#1. Wear with crazy harem pants (so comfy and cool in the hot weather) and a space-agey crop top. Accesorise with a Xena The Warrior Princess cuff.

#2 Wear with a vintage 70's dress for ultimate Judy Jetson circa 2015 chic (btw the dress cost $5 - bargain!!!)

(how cute is my boyfriend? don't be jealous haters)

#3

Channel your inner Japanese fashion student and wear with an A-line print dress and floral sunglasses. 

Shoes: Urban Outfitters (sale)

Outfit One: Trousers: Bought in Istanbul, Top: H&M, Cuff: Joycie Beglarian

Outfit Two: Dress: L Train Vintage

Outfir Three: Dress: Some weird chinese website, Sunglasses: Beyond Retro, London

Photos:

The 'Empowered' Denton Taylor

Reuse and recycle!

RD xoxo