It was a brisk autumn day, the perfect opportunity to layer up in my favorite fall fashions. I was headed to Harlem for a day date at the Magic Johnson Theater to see the new movie Creed. I thought I was already lookin’ good. My hair was laying right, my make-up was on fleek and I was toting my red leather Lucid Moxie backpack. Then BAM!!! A street vendor was selling eyewear on 125th street! I found the best pair of frames to upgrade my outfit. I went from feeling cute to feeling like an impromptu outdoor photo shoot. Very Iris Apfel!
Want to look great on a budget? Don’t forget to consider the thrift store. Searching through the racks at the L Train Vintage in Brooklyn I found a navy bridesmaid gown begging me for a transformation. With a few easy alterations I turned an old $8 dress meant to be worn once into a cute top that I’ll wear every summer.
The look was completed with a pair of light wash denim boyfriend shorts, a metal linked body chain, vermilion vintage booties and hoop earrings.