Happy New Year everybody!! I hope you had a great NYE and the new year holds many exciting things for you. As much fun as the holidays were, I am ready to get a head start on this year’s upcoming projects. There is so much in store ahead!

My 2017 got off to a slightly anticlimactic start as I am just getting over a stomach virus from hell. It’s apparently the one that is shutting down school systems lately, so if you haven’t gotten it yet, be warned! It was no joke, I think I lost about 5 lbs in a three day window. It feels great being able to eat food again!

I’ve been repeating this outfit lately. The belt is vintage Yves Saint Laurent and when I unpacked it during the move it inspired me to style a few looks with it! Here I am wearing it with an oversized white button-down by a Korean brand called Minitz purchased at Elements Boutique, Junya Watanabe jeans, Jimmy Choo kitten heels, and a Thom Browne for Black Fleece bag. For a similar corset look try this belt over at ASOS, I’m dying over it!

Also, really good deal alert!! I was looking on the Real Real for this belt that I am wearing and noticed they are having an extra 20% off deal on most of their site. Get over there because there are some amazing finds to be had! I just bought myself a pair of Roger Vivier boots that are heart stopping.

My favorite things to buy are shoes obviously, but surprisingly belts are a close second. I am constantly searching for them. A good belt can carry your wardrobe through the decades. Below are some insane designer belts on sale from the Real Real, get your hands on them while the deal lasts!

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Over the last few months I’ve been totally immersed in movies. Jeff and I got a subscription to Filmstruck and have been gorging ourselves on classic film and pre-code movies. I was raised on Turner Classic Movies thanks to my dad, and I think that’s where I started to really fall in love with fashion and it certainly helped shape my appreciation of vintage. I’m a sucker for every kind of period film, but I particularly like to see the wardrobes of movies made in the 70’s and 80’s portraying the 20’s and 30’s (example: Chinatown, Great Gatsby, Bonnie and Clyde or a particular favorite of mine, the Moderns.). It’s really fun to see the interplay of the two eras for me. It’s definitely an influence that has seeped into my wardrobe as of late and has inspired me to style a lot of old favorites in my closet!

I’m wearing a japanese dress from Re-Edited vintage here with a vintage fox fur stole (get a fabulous faux fur stole here for a cheap thrill), vintage beads and cloisonne bangles, a red beret, a Black Fleece x Thom Browne handbag, and embroidered Prada mary-janes from 2006.

…and yes, that is an engagement ring you see on my hand. I’ve been so excited to share this news with you, Jeff and I are so incredibly thrilled! It’s been a really magical month, I am so excited for everything that is ahead. We have to get started on planning a wedding, oh my gosh! I want to say thank you to some of the really sweet readers who’ve reached out to congratulate us, it means so much to me that some of you have been following for so long and that now I get to share this development with you. You guys are the best! Sending you so much love in 2017 xx