Tag Archives: Inspired By

#FlashbackFriday / Vintage Vintage


Vogue, January 2007

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I’ve saved nearly every issue of Vogue for the past 6 years from one apartment to the next—and I’ve just unpacked the massive stack in my new place to keep the tradition going (for now at least).

I’m not sure why I can’t let go of them. Perhaps I will actually find the time to sift through them to find new inspiration from old images. Perhaps they will make a great coffee table one day. Whatever it is, I did happen to find this amazing page from exactly 6 years ago of vintage icons from decades past.

One great thing about all of the icons they chose was that their looks are all so timeless, despite the trends of the decade. DVF even looks like she stepped out of the Meatpacking District today.

Maybe we should take note for future generations referring to our style!


What’s Your GIRLS Style?


Torn By Ronny Kobo jumpsuit

Winter Kate kimono jacket

MK Totem bag

Top Shop boots

Serefina bracelet


Black Halo for NM Cusp dress

Gorjana ring

Rebecca Taylor pumps

Coach bag


DV by Dolce Vita Dress

Gap cardigan

Alice + Olivia for Target bike

Bass flats


ASOS dress

Forever 21 belt

J.Crew bracelet

Modcloth bag

Seychelles flats

I think there’s a little of all of these characters in each of us, but for my own personal style I’m somewhere between all of the girls of Girls. Jessa’s free-spirited style mixed with a touch of Marnie’s polished taste is what I strive for in my wardrobe.

What girl are you?

The series returns with Season 2 on Sunday, January 13 at 9 p.m EST.



#FlashbackFriday – Snake Eyes

Image from “Police Detective” circa 1956

Usually when you see those images from the 50′s and 60′s, they almost look like costumes from period shows and films like Mad Men, more than something you’d wear.

I found this image—which I’m tempted to frame—from a crime magazine lying around my apartment from the 50′s (yes, I hord all things vintage) and love that it doesn’t look like the typical images from that era. It’s somewhat rebellious in its style, looking like it could be someone today photographed in black and white.

At a closer look, even that bracelet is something I would wear. I’m currently obsessed with all things snake jewelry, as you can see by the snake necklace that I styled with for this shot. Now you can be obsessed too, as they are everywhere now. Check out the gorgeous snake bracelets below that I hand picked just for you.


#FlashbackFriday – Holiday Movie Inspired Style

The holidays are right around the corner and the world did not end today, so if you’re still scrambling to figure out what to wear to all of those holiday and New Years Eve shindigs coming up, take a cue from some of our favorite holiday film characters.

Be sure to shop these looks at the end of this post and comment on what your favorite holiday movie style is…

Bridget Jones not only made a real curvy figure cool in an era of waif-like bodies gracing the silver screen, but she actually made Christmas p.j.’s look cute. While you may be tempted to wear your pajamas out when you don’t feel like dressing up on your week off, try one of these cozy yet chic pajama-inspired bottoms. Pair them with heels an a tailored blazer, along with some holiday bling, and you’re ready to warm up by the fire AND on the dance floor.

Back when LiLo was the adorable girl next door, the ladies of Mean Girls were the girls we all wanted to be in high school—even doing a provocative Jingle Bell Rock talent show dance in these pleather holiday outfits. While I would never suggest showing up to a party like this, there are so many leather/pleather dresses out now that are a sophisticated way to look sexy this season.

Whether you love or loathe Love Actually—and the cheeseball romantic in me cannot wait for this one to pop up on TV—you can’t deny how beautiful Keira Knightley looked in this holiday wedding scene, feathers and all. This holiday, go ahead and embrace the winter white and add a touch of festive feathers in your hair, like this one by Chan Luu’s talented sis, Jane Tran.

STYLIST TIP: Confused on what can pass as “winter white?” Check out the fabric to determine. If it’s a summer-weight fabric like anything linen, guaze, light cotton, chiffon, then you may want to store it. Opt for a heavier fabric like wool, ponte or angora, you’re in the clear…or white I suppose.

Remember that infamous New Years Eve scene in When Harry Met Sally where Billy Crystal professed his love to Meg Ryan? The second most memorable part was that hair—which came a long way from the retro beginning of the film. Want to create full bodied curls for your New Years look? Every hair stylist I work with swear by the “wand” clamp-free curling iron and Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray for some fun waves.

Have a happy and healthy holiday and New Year stylistas!


#FlashbackFriday – My Style Gene

“Andi” circa 1965

Is there actually a style gene? I’m no scientist, but it looks like it could run in the family. Of course years of studying and working in fashion probably have helped contribute to my sense of style, but it is kind of bizarre to find photographs of your family from back in the day and realize where exactly you get your style from. Evidently from this image, it looks like I have inherited it from my mother. Check out those cool boots peeking out from her straight leg jeans.

Where do you get your style from? Send an image (whether it’s a relative, a celebrity or any other icons) to dearandistyle@gmail.com and you may be featured on an upcoming #FlashbackFriday!


%d bloggers like this: