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Where Modern Meets Vintage: Crochet Style.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

If it's not already obvious, I'm a huge sucker for crochet everything (mini dresses being number one, of course) The first time I slipped this dress on, I instantly felt like the fanciest table cloth in all of the land! Please note: anything that makes me feel like a table cloth, a grandmas couch, or an old curtain is a good great thing in my book. 

The way that this dress is longer and only has crochet details in the front is not a combo I often see, or.. to think about it, ever really saw before this dress. I was headed to go see Chaplin on Broadway this day so I knew I needed a coat to take with me. I pulled out this little vintage white over jacket with an open crochet back detail and the way they fit together was perfect. Where the dress detail ended, the jacket detail began. I think this is a perfect example of how mixing modern and vintage pieces can truly create a perfect outfit.

What I'm Wearing:
Dress from Anthropologie | Vintage jacket from Beacons Closet | Boots by Steve Madden | Necklace and rings by Vanessa Mooney (and a few vintage finds!) | Sunnies by Karen Walker

Details, Details, Details:

Hot town, summer in the city..

Monday, August 27, 2012

New York, New York. So nice they named it twice. I love this city and everyday I meet someone, do or see something new that make me fall more and more in love with it. On this particular day, my friend Jenni of I Spy DIY, invited me to her video shoot for her collab with Leblon for some DIY cocktail making! (She had me at cocktails) I left work early that afternoon and headed to my favorite salon, Arrojo, where I meet up with all the girls and got our hair done for the shoot. We headed to Dumbo, a part of Brooklyn I have yet to explore but fell madly in love with. 

What I'm Wearing:
Cut out bustier top from Nasty Gal | Snake Skin skirt from Salvation Army | Jeffrey Campbell booties from LF store | Belt and Hat thrifted | Sunnies by Karen Walker | Jewels From Vanessa Mooney | Bag From Rebecca Minkoff

Details, Details, Details: 

Check out that view behind me? Seriously. Dumbo, where have you been all my life!? Also, can we notice the difference in my hair from the photos above to the photos below? hahah.. Thank you Grace Ching at Arrojo for taming my wild maine! 

We mixed DIY cocktails and snapped photos until the sunset. Such a perfect girls day to add to the summer before fall is officially here. Much love to the girls Jenni, CamillaChristinaDonna, and Sarah!

Cheers! xo

When Camo Meets Crochet.

Friday, August 24, 2012

If you haven't noticed by now, the  style posts I document on here aren't planned or very thought out. 
These are my day to day outfits.. My personal style.

The camo jacket I'm wearing I actually thirfted when I was 16. As much as I love everything oversized, I love how this jacket fits. I found it in the little boys section so it's much more tailored to my little girly shoulders. So mental thirfters note: Shop all sections! My personal favs are the little boys and plus size woman! Not to mention, the weird looks I get while doing so are priceless. 

What I'm Wearing:
Black crochet fringe dress | Camo jacket from Salvation Army | Fringe bag from Rebecca Minkoff
Belt from L train Vintage | Layers of jewels from Vanessa Mooney | Sunnies by Karen Walker from Revolve Clothing

                                               photographs by the lovely Hannah Rinehart

The Start Of Fall Layers..

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Is that Fall in the air I'm feeling? I reckon it is! Time to start pairing off all your cute summer dresses with your favorite light jackets!  Yesterday I knew immediately upon awakening and feeling a slightly cooler New York City breeze- it was now my chance to start with my light fall layers. I know I'm jumping the gun here with my vest and all.. but any chance I get to wear it I take full advantage! Plus, I got my  favorite assessor, an ice espresso, to keep me cool just incase. 

I love the idea of mixing feminine and masculine items. Pairing your boyfriends favorite button down shirt over a cute mini dress is the perfect way for sexy to meet casual. In the spirt of fashion week, try adding some dramatic twist. I love the way a fur vest can add volume and make a simple outfit now head turning.

What I'm Wearing:
White lace mini dress | Vintage/thrifted 90's GAP mens chambray shirt | Steve Madden bootiesVintage/thrifted vest | Mixed jewels from various thrift stores and Vanessa Mooney

photographs by the lovely Hannah  Rinehart

After work the Socialyte gang headed to the Upper East Side to our new favorite dinner spot, Dopo Teatro. We wined and dined along side with some of our favorite blogger friends to chat about life, fashion, boyfriends, and weird things that are probably (okay, definitely) not suitable for a blog post! The food and drinks are so delish there, that this was our second time there in two week! Clearly, if you couldn't tell, we're all taking that "Fashion Week diet" very seriously. If you're in the area, I highly recommend you stop in! I recommend their Cosmopolitan (uh.. hello. keep the 90's alive!) the of course, a latte along side the tiramisu!

Bon appetit! xo

In the suburbs with The Smiths

Monday, August 20, 2012

My weekends upstate are always much needed. Every now and then I need an escape from the crazy big lo' New York City, so back to the suburbs I go! There's nothing better than being in the car, sipping an ice coffee, listening to the shitty radio, and going thirting/garage saleing surrounded by the beautiful outdoors. 

Thrifting in small towns rather than big cities is perfect for a t-shirt snob like myself. Most people in the suburbs look at the t-shirts that I find to be gold, as old rags. I nearly died when I found this authentic Smiths tank marked for one dollar! ONE DOLLAR, PEOPLE! This shirt is worth easily $200.00- silly suburban folks! The reason these shirts are worth so much are because they are original- not the shitty re-make of band shirts you can now get at F21, Urban, etc. I would rather walk around naked than wear one of those. It's basically the same thing as wearing a knock off designer bag.. just, why? Such disrespect and discredit to the designer or band. Clearly, this is a passionate and touchy topic for me.. so I'll end it here!

What I'm Wearing:
Vintage The Smiths tank/dress from thrifted from Salvation Army |
BCBG booties | Vanessa Mooney jewels | 
Karen Walker sunnies from Revolve Clothing


Oh, hello my new Karen Walker babies.. 
Never taking these sunnies off!

Running In Wedges x Flying A Vintage

Saturday, August 18, 2012

About A week or so ago I popped into the FlyingA store in Soho to pull some looks featuring 4 of my favorite vintage tee's from their amazzzzinnnnggg collection. They just released the final photos along with my interview! We even ran a giveaway for one lucky reader to get their hands on a classic Harley Davidson tee picked out by me! (See below to see if you won!)

-Interviewed pulled from FlyingANYC blog-

"In love with the new vintage tees displayed on our site? Well, you can thank Nicole Sereda for picking the best of the best from our giant collection (seriously, there are tons). If you didn't know, the Running in Wedges blogger is widely known around the Interwebz as a vintage connoisseur -- especially when it comes to t-shirts. Not convinced? She was once a buyer for consignment giant, Beacon's Closet, and our intern, Samantha, has been following her since the MySpace days. Recently, we invited Nicole to visit our Soho store to style and shoot some of her favorite Flying A items. During her time here, we had the chance to chat about her start in blogging, the origins of her bohemian/rocker style, and the ways in which bloggers are shaping the way that we shop."

FLYING A: So how did you start the blog? When did it start? Oh! With MySpace, right? 

NICOLE: I was around 15 or 16...everyone was on MySpace. It was just clothes you know, that attracted people to view my page. I thrifted a lot so [there] was just a lot of vintage stuff, which I guess was intriguing to younger girls. I gained a really big following and when that died off, most of them followed me to Tumblr and I just continued to document my style and even my life. A lot of girls...and even boys continued to follow me just because they felt like they knew me. From there, I started with Blogpsot because it’s more of a clean layout; it’s more professional and easier to look at. I [still] love Tumblr but it’s turned into more of my day-to-day [lookbook].
FLYING A: How long ago was that? For Myspace?
NICOLE: Seven to eight years.
FLYING A: That was when the whole vintage/thrift thing was starting to become cool so you were kind of ahead of it, which is probably why you got a lot of traction at that point. 
NICOLE: Yeah, and I feel like a lot of girls from different areas who couldn't afford certain things, I think they also looked at me and thought “Oh, you know this girl seems to be cool, so I don’t need to spend a bunch of money to do this.” I’d rather not fall under that [designer category]; you don’t have to have a lot of money to have good style. 
FLYING A: So what it is about t-shirts that you really like? 
NICOLE: The history behind them. They were once someone’s favorite t-shirt for so long and it’s crazy to think about who’s shirt I’m wearing, even right now. Who wore this? Someone wore this, loved this, maybe had their first date in it. There’s so much history in vintage just feels good once it's on. It’s like you’re carrying history. 

FLYING A: How would you describe your style? 
NICOLE: A little bohemian rock and roll. My mom is very bohemian - she does a lot of spiritual stuff. The layers of silver jewelry, flowy skirts, open knits. And my dad was in bands when I was growing up and even before that; I was influenced by his old photographs, which were very “old rock and roll.” Layered belts, tight, high-waisted pants. One of my favorite pairs of cutoffs are my dad’s old short-shorts. 

FLYING A: So you would say your parents are you biggest style influence then? 
NICOLE: Absolutely. 

FLYING A: Is there a singular item that you can’t ever part with? 
NICOLE: You could take anything away from my closet and it wouldn’t phase me except for all the pieces that I’ve gotten from my mom and my dad - those have been my favorite pieces.

FLYING A: Just switching gears, have you ever been recognized? Do followers come up to you a lot? 
NICOLE: I’ve gotten [recognized] a lot and I’ve also made a lot of friends that way. If I’m gonna share that much [on the blog] I want people to come and say hi. Like, come hang out with me!  

FLYING A: Are there any facets of blogging that you really love in particular? 
NICOLE: What’s important to me (I even have it tattooed on me) is to document everything and I love that more and more people are doing it. Even when it comes to Instagram, where people take photos of their food before they eat it - I think it’s really nice because people are stopping to think “look at how beautifully my food’s been prepared,” or “look how beautiful these clothes are,” or “my makeup!” It’s nice to look back and remember and it’s also nice that people are starting to appreciate things more. By documenting and blogging, it’s keeping this public journal that you can always look back on. 

FLYING A: You’re going to have so much to look back on. You’re lucky!
NICOLE: Yeah, it’s cool. My dad’s old band photographs from his band days were my hugest fashion inspiration; I’m so thankful that he and all his friends took photos of everything. So, my kids are really gonna love t-shirts and ugly hats!

FLYING A: This is a typical “blogger” question that everyone gets asked, but how do you think blogging is changing the way that people buy clothes, rather than just the fashion industry? 
NICOLE: I feel like a lot of girls relate to certain bloggers and trust their style. When they can say “Oh, this girl that I look up to shops here,” it directs them and brings business to the store, the company, or the brand. I feel like a lot of brands are reaching out to certain bloggers and influencers that reflect their brand and followers are reached in that way. It’s all about reaching out to a brand that matches your aesthetic. 

FLYING A: It’s kind of like a partnership
NICOLE: Yeah. I think it’s really awesome for bloggers; it’s become a business. 

Thank you everyone for entering the giveaway! I wish I could shower the world in vintage Harley tees but only one can win! 

Congrats to Taylor Marie! 
(You can thank Daniel Williams for picking your number at random! haha)

BUT.. If you are in the market for a classic vintage tee (which everyone should be!)
check out my top picks HERE - Only $39.00 each!

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