Vintage Denim and Hand-Me-Down Heaven

My husband calls me a hoarder.  I just say I’m “sentimental.”  Regardless, I have once again been proven correct in my assumption that some things are just worth keeping.

As a child, I was constantly given hand-me-downs (the perks of being one of the youngest family members).  As a child in the ’90s, my denim collection is… large.

While I’m currently on the search for the perfect vintage jean jacket, I have lately been obsessed with the one from Gap Kids (yes, kids!) below.  My older cousin’s name is printed on the inside, so I’m guessing he must’ve brought this thing to camp with him.  Eventually it was passed to my brother, and then to me.  Sitting in my closet for years, and years… and years, who knew I’d ever wear it again? ME.

Despite this 90s frock being a bit short, with sleeves that end just above my wrist, I find it’s baggy and shapeless silhouette to be just on trend.


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What items are you “hoarding” in your closet in hopes of a comeback?  Let me know!

 

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Let’s Go Orange (and blue)!

Nothing excites a Syracuse University alum more than one of 2016 NYFW’s biggest trends, the colors orange and blue!  Luckily my closet is filled to the brim of my two favorite colors.  Designers like Opening Ceremony, Jeremy Scott and Tory Burch covered their runways with stylish models clad in the beautiful and spirited color combination.

Tory Burch; Opening Ceremony; Guilietta

Tory Burch; Opening Ceremony; Guilietta

From contrasting pants and shirts to dresses flawlessly combining the colorful hues, get ready to see an ample amount of “Syracuse” couture lining the windows of Saks, Barneys and Bergdof’s.  I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time…

Embracing the trend is one of Instagram’s most fashionable Social Influencers:

 

Kinza |@Latresor | Algeria / Norway

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Kinza and her sister, Zozo (@mczozo) are personal style bloggers at http://www.lesfleursdor.com.  The pair have an eye for both style and a bargain.  The outfit above, which appears haute couture is actually a steal!  Her dress is from Mango, trousers from Bik Bok, jacket from Monki, shoes from Zara and adding in some additional style, a vintage handbag.  If there’s anything The Eden Edition loves completely, it’s something vintage, and of course, a good deal!

In fact, if you think dressing on a budget won’t get you attention, well, you couldn’t be more wrong!  While in Oslo Runway, international street style photographers were eager to take pics of the sisters.  David Nyanzi (@davidnyanzi) posted one of their photos, making the girls beyond excited!

We do not wear expensive brands from head to toe.  We are concerned with style and the ability to combine different garments together.  Even if it is bought on budget it can still look good.

Kinza reminds us that Norway has very long winters, and most embrace neutral tones.  Therefore, she goes for color… and these colors are right on trend!  Known as the “Fashion Sisters,” Kinza and Zozo are extraordinarily ambitious and determined to encourage and inspire women from all walks life.  In 2014, they founded the socially oriented women’s organization CLÉ WOMEN with a friend Sheery K.  They hold seminars and events that address relevant issues and works toward empowering women in everyday life and work.  Their goal is to create a community of women who inspire and support each other.

Kinza and Zozo are such an inspiration to us here at The Eden Edition.  Their goals are ambitious but their desires are pure.  Women helping women.  We couldn’t agree more!
Kinza leaves us with a few words wisdom:
If there is something you really want, then do it.   The only thing you need is to set yourself a goal and work toward it. Never give up.  You will fail many times but it is important to continue. That’s when the success comes! Trust us 🙂
Go Kinza and Zozo!  Check out their blog and Instas!  You won’t be disappointed!
Also, GO ORANGE (and blue)!!!
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2012 Fall Fashion: Vintage Style

Vintage might as well be my middle name.  I love seeing how clothing, jewelry, and accessories can survive the decades and can flawlessy coexist with contemporary fashions.  The following photos, many of which were published in LIFE Magazine,  introduced Fall Trends to the fashionalble women of 1938.  They clearly show how yesteryears fashions can be easily integrated into the trends of Fall 2012.

Hats in general were big in 1938 and we all know the trend is back.  Whether it’s a fedora or a bowler hat, women everywhere are sporting these fashionable headpieces.  On the left is Rag & Bone’s Floppy Rimmed Fedora.

This plaid form fitting coat is calling my name!  Imagine walking down a Breezy November New York City street in this beauty!  We all know plaid is IN.  Men are wearing it, women are wearing it, I’m pretty sure there are even plaid dog coats.  Find something like this this fall and you are bound to get compliments on every corner!  Check out today’s jacket from Theory.

 

 Though this shoe is from 1938, it highly reminds me of a shoe I’d see on Mad Men.  Mad Men features some awe inspiring fashion.  So impressive that stores like Banana Republic have based entire clothing lines on the hit TV show’s style.  The shoe on the left honors the past with a few extra buttons for some modern flair!

A subtle embellished shoulder can be so classy and elegant.  Whether worn during the day or at night, any embellished shoulder can be transitioned easily by a simple change of accessories.  The more modern short sleeve knit top by Lela Rose accomplishes the same simple elegance as its 1930s inspiration.

The pleated skirt.  You can’t fight me on this one. It’s 2012 and they’re everywhere!   Ladies, don’t put away your pleated skirts just yet, they’ll be great this fall!  Alice & Olivia modernizes the look by creating a maxi and adding a bright burst of color!

Last, but certainly not least, LACE!  It seems like we can’t get away from lace these days, and I’m certainly not complaining.  Lace can add a chic and cultured look to any outfit. And the lace in the vintage photograph above  is particularly delicate and, most importantly, detailed.  Look at the Quotation by Sanctuary lace top above.  Can you see the similarities in the contemporary blouse?

Know of more vintage to modern looks?  I’d love to see them!