That 70s Style

Adrianne (aka Andi) circa late 1970s/early 80s

Adrianne (aka Andi) circa late 1970s/early 80s

Okay, so my look going to the Mets game was probably not the most fashionable thing you’ll see me in, but as you can see, I’m totally obsessing over that late 70′s style—and apparently everyone else was during the last couple of seasons. Marc Jacobs and Derek Lam styled it to perfection for the spring. While I was quite disappointed with Halston’s obvious take on the trend for Fall 2011, I’m drooling over a few looks from Vionnet and Gucci at the moment including:

Vionnet Fall 2011 / style.com

Gucci Fall 2011 / style.com

More likely on my current budget, I will be visiting this trend with pieces like this one from ASOS for only $60(!):

ASOS one shoulder dress with slash sleeve

Don’t be afraid to “recycle” your dress and wear it to a few events. Even the royals are doing it. Just please, please, please, at least get creative and switch it up with your accessories.

xo DA

Stylista Manifesto

vintage Gooden baseball tee, Levis shorts (Urban Outfitters), Miz Mooz shoes, vintage Coach saddle bag, vintage braided belt, vintage sunnies, all jewelry by etc... or vintage, NEW iPAD! / photo by Josh Boccheciamp

I finally made it to my first Mets game at Citi Field last night and broke out my old Doc Gooden jersey (which was more like a nightgown when I used to wear it as a kid). Giving this old tee new life got me thinking how between the economic crisis we’re going through and just spending all of my money on my recent wedding, I need to get a little creative on my wardrobe!

Repeat after me:
-I will only purchase items that are things I will wear for years to come.
-I will focus on quality over quantity (no matter how good of a sale it is).
-I will give new life to my old clothes and donate what I probably will never wear again.

So, I took my father’s old braided belt that my husband thinks is kind of “dorky,” and have been wearing it like it’s been mine for years. (Guarantee you’ll be seeing that at J.Crew pretty soon).

The Coach saddle bag has been resurrected from around the same era as my tee and scored it for only $45 at a vintage boutique in the East Village.

Once the debt ceiling is all figured out, the recession is history, and my wedding/honeymoon/iPad are all paid off, maybe I’ll invest in my friend Rachel‘s Cambridge Satchel that I’ve been drooling over!

Cambridge Satchel in Yellow (http://www.cambridgesatchel.co.uk/)

xo DA

Welcome to Dear Andi

Dear Andi readers,

This is a blog designed to bring what inspires my personal style to you. Now for my introduction: My name’s Liz Teich and I’m a fashion stylist living in Brooklyn, NY. I live to search for those special pieces to add to a wardrobe–whether it’s straight off of the runway, from a discount shop, created by an up-and-coming designer, or the perfect vintage find, it can all be mixed together in my book.

“Dear Andi” is an homage to my fashionable mother’s diary from when she was young. She passed away when I was a child, but she continues to be my number one style icon (also finding bargains and mixing with designer fashion). You will see her timeless sensible style, among other of my fashion influences, throughout this blog.

xo DA


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