Have no idea what you're ordering at a bar half the time and feel silly about it? Yea, me too. As long as it's pink and has some sort of fruit bobbing around in there, I'm good. But what if you're hosting a house party and someone asks you for a diquiri, or an old fashioned? Would it be socially acceptable to go to the bathroom and climb out the window? I mean, I'd say yes, but probably not. So put on your favorite vintage dress for moral support, pop on a turtleneck and mohair sweater to dress it down, and go take a cocktail class to cross over into adulthood. Keep the soft colors in the outfit going by shrugging on a suede light brown motto jacket, and choose a structured blush tone bag to add some polish. To change the mood to playful, add in some pattern mixing by choosing something leopard printed to go on your feet. Now, can you make me a Manhattan, or have you not gotten that far yet?
- Deja Vintage Boutique blue chiffon dress
- Mango mohair blend sweater
- H&M turtleneck sweatshirt (only $17!)
- Mango biker jacket
- Topshop leopard Klipper slippers
- Mango pebbled tote bag
We might all be anxiously awaiting spring, but as long as there's snow on the ground a good bottle of glogg is fair game. Put on your favorite soft hued vintage dress and head down to the Swedish neighborhood in your city for a round of glogg and gingerbread men. The pine trees may be down and the red bows put away, but a good ginger snap defies the laws of seasons. Channel your anxiety for spring by pairing pastel colors with your dress, opting for a soft lilac shade for your coat and a powdery brown hue for your pompom hat. Round off the look with some gold-tipped bluchers and enjoy how warm and spicy the wine goes down. Moments like these, you almost don't mind that it's winter. Almost.
- Thrifty Vintage Kitten 1940's dress
- Land's End fur pom beanie
- Zara metal detail velvet bluchers
- Warby Parker Ormbsby sunglasses in English oak
- J Crew lady day coat
Sometimes a girl wants to put on a sassy pompom beret, slick on some red lipstick, and enjoy an evening of oysters and Manhattans with a good friend during the weekday. Perch your pretty self right at the bar so you can watch them shuck the oysters and ask impressive questions like what bay did that particular plate come from. Go for a clean but playful look by pairing classic pieces together and accenting them with bold accessories. Pair your tartan trousers with an elegant pussybow blouse, but liven up the look by adding glitter to your feet and keeping a leopard cape on hand. The look is still understated, but with some wow factor. Now keep an eye on your plate before your friend eats all the oysters. Another Manhattan, please!
- Little Miss Vintage 3 leopard cape coat
- H&M blouse with bow (only $29!)
- Zara checked legging style trousers
- Ebay glitter heels
Your friend finally moved from that hole in the wall right next to the rumbling train, and to celebrate she's throwing an apartment warming party in her new, airy space! Pick up some sunflowers as a hostess gift and head over to her neighborhood to toast with her new, stemless wine glasses. My, you change one thing and everything else just falls into place, doesn't it? For your look, go for casual but sophisticated by choosing sharp pieces and toning them down with laid-back elements. For example, go with a body-forming tartan pencil skirt and then cozy it up with a pompom fisherman sweater. To balance out the sweater, choose your sleekest booties and leather strapped watch, but then bring the outfit back down by pairing it with a colorblock cap and structured tote. Now you're just the right amount of fancy and casual. I wonder if she's going to have a cheese platter out?
- Barnaby Jack beige pompom sweater
- Topshop blanket check tube skirt
- Zara elastic booties
- J Crew colorblock wool cap
- Marc by Marc Jacobs Baker leather strap watch
- Everlane twill snap backpack
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