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BUTTON-DOWN WITH A TWIST

Button-down shirt and a bodysuit.
Few things underpin a wardrobe more then a white button-down shirt. When I do a closet audit with a new client, that’s one of the items that goes on the list of must-have pieces first. But its very ubiquity can make it less then exciting to wear, but at the same time also easy to subvert its strictly utilitarian vibe. Some strategic layering can transition this 9 to 5 wardrobe staple to a chic and sexy  off-duty look.

This button-down happens to be a men’s shirt, and its oversized dimensions are ideal for creating a wrap effect with the lacy bodysuit underneath offering a feminine touch to the standard blazer and shirt ensemble. I love how the delicate lace contrasts with crisp shirt and the thick denim. The high-waisted jeans are perfect for this styling trick, they make it much easier to keep the shirt in.

This neutral palette calls for some heavy accessorizing. I piled on the layers, the two-tone X collar necklace is topped off with two mariner style chain necklaces. And speaking of all the bling,  I’m really excited to have a selection of pieces available at my fave designer consignment haunt, Closet 1951! And be sure to swing by the store August 16th for my Summer Pop Up. Stay tuned for me details.
XO Sasha

Button-down shirt and a bodysuit. Button-down shirt and a bodysuit. Button-down shirt and a bodysuit. Button-down shirt and a bodysuit. Button-down shirt and a bodysuit. Button-down shirt and a bodysuit.

Blazer: Issey Miayke / Button-down: Reiss / Bodysuit: Zara  / Jeans: Vetements / Shoes:  Zara

X collar necklace: here / Mariner style chain necklaces: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Wide band ring, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Abstract ring with rhinestones: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Studded ring: personal collection Dome ring: personal collection / Abstract ring with rhinestones: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

Photography: Film Star Photography, IG: @filmstarphotos


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MIDI DRESS AND STATEMENT BAUBLES

Midi dress and statement necklace.

A flattering midi dress is a must-have! It certainly makes dressing easy, without having to pull out too many styling tricks. The bias cut of this silky number creates a flirty, feminine silhouette, and the diagonal narrow stripes elongate the body.

As you can imagine nothing is better, as far as I’m concerned, to bring an understated dress alive then noteworthy bijoux. I’m still getting around to listing these pieces, but don’t let the stop you, email me (info@sashamaksvintage.com) if  you fall hard for any of these.  The faux ivory bead necklace with an enameled panther head is making me giddy with joy (it somehow manages to look both quirky and classic), it will be hard to part with this one! I complimented the necklace with high dome button YSL earrings (I love their traditional but bold vibe!) The chunky charm bracelet (not Chanel, but sure could pass for it) is an 80s decadent dream.

With such an uncomplicated dress a strappy sandal (I could wear these with everything in my closet!) with flirty ties lend a whimsical touch. And the raspberry satchel looks so chic with the neutral look!
XO Sasha

Midi dress and statement necklace. Midi dress and statement necklace. Midi dress and statement necklace. Midi dress and statement necklace. Midi dress and statement necklace.

Dress: Alberta Ferretti / Sandals:  Miu Miu, c/0 Close 1951 / Bag: Proenza Schouler, c/o Closet 1951

Necklace: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Earrings: YSL, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Charm bracelet: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Wide band ring, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Abstract ring with rhinestones: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Dome ring with sapphire rhinestones: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

Photography: Katherine JC Photography

 


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SHEER BLACK AND VINTAGE DENIM

Sheer black dress over vintage jeans.
How to elevate a vintage pair of rugged jeans? Just throw on a sheer maxi dress and wear it as a duster. I love to see these two opposing textures of the denim and chiffon mingle! And this is such an easy look to put together, and it combines my favorite formula for an outfit–comfort mixed with glam.

A sheer dress like this has endless possibilities. My favorite way to style is to incorporate is as a layer. I have worn it as a shirt under a maxi taffeta tulip skirt, and again as a duster over a short slip dress.  And a sheer dress like this serves another important purpose, you can wear something more provocative underneath and feel less exposed with a sheer layer on top.

To complete this look, I accessorized with a very Chanel-esque pair of double drop earrings, and a slouchy, statement satchel in a delicious raspberry hue. A pair of  star print high-tops are a logical choice to lend a cool edge.
XO Sasha
Sheer black dress over vintage jeans. Sheer black dress over vintage jeans. Sheer black dress over vintage jeans. Sheer black dress over vintage jeans. Sheer black dress over vintage jeans. Sheer black dress over vintage jeans.
Sheer black dress over vintage jeans. Sheer black dress over vintage jeans. Sheer black dress over vintage jeans.

 

Top:  / Dress: The Factory / Jeans: vintage Levi’s / Sneakers: Golden Goose, contact Close 1951 / Bag: Proenza Schouler, c/o Closet 1951

Earrings: here / Wide band ring, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Ring with rhinestones: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Studded ring: personal collection

Photography: Katherine JC Photography


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THE PERFECT {SUMMER} JUMPSUIT

Jumpsuit and statement jewelry.
I spied this NSF jumpsuit on sale at my frequent stop for all things designer at a fraction of the price, Closet 1951. I immediately  thought it would be the ideal backdrop for a new find–this drop dead multiple ring 90s French necklace (I will do my best to list it soon, but in the meantime email me with inquiries, info@sashamaksvintage). I love the blousy, plunge neck of the one-piece that with the drop crotch add up to a chicly insouciant attitude. And the easy breezy style will be perfect for summer!

No need to feel self conscious piling on the bling when working with such a pared down look! The multitude of interlocking rings of the necklace is echoed by thick, sculptural hoops. The rings are an eclectic mix of old favorites and new finds, each is unique and the different shapes and play off each other, the trick is to combine rings of the same type in style, whether more studio looking pieces or more glitzy, refined ones.

And I absolutely adore the Chanel Caviar Timeless Clutch (snag it at Closet 1951 of course), the most appealing thing to me is how understated it with the clasp logo discreetly placed at the top, (the name could not be more apt)!
XO Sasha

Jumpsuit and statement jewelry.Jumpsuit and statement jewelry.
Jumpsuit and statement jewelry.Jumpsuit and statement jewelry.
Jumpsuit and statement jewelry.Jumpsuit and statement jewelry.

Jumpsuit and statement jewelry.

 Jumpsuit: NSF / Shoes:  / Bag: Chanel, contact Close 1951

Necklace: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Dior Twisted Rope Bangle: here / Torque bracelet: personal collection / Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Wide band ring, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Ring with rhinestones: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Silver tone dome ring:  / Other rings: personal collection

Photography: Joe Charles Photo

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{TUXEDO} JEANS AND BLAZER

Tuxedo jeans and white blazer.
I tend to live in jeans, and when I saw this tapered leg version with a tuxedo stripe on a mannequin at H&M, I made a beeline for them. The style simultaneously gives off a very relaxed, but dressed up vibe. I went a size bigger, to maintain the look of a trouser. And that stripe in a darker wash really elevates the basic jeans +tee +blazer look.

I kept the top half of the outfit tonal, including the necklace. The design is so quirky (how cool are the lion head stamping with an antiqued finish!) and enough of a statement to stand out against the same color palette.

If there’s one piece I reach for in the spring and summer it’s this oyster white blazer I bought it a few years ago, and it’s been my go-to to add an easy polish to just about any casual look. The boxy cut pairs equally well with jeans or sleek slip dresses.

The Kelly green peep-toe booties with a sculptural heel are old faves, they are from a local designer, Martha Davis, and I’ve had them for at least 7 years.
Being so distinct, my guess is, they will never become outdated. I love the color kick they give to this neutral look!
XO Sasha

Tuxedo jeans and white blazer.

Tuxedo jeans and white blazer. Tuxedo jeans and white blazer. Tuxedo jeans and white blazer.
Tuxedo jeans and white blazer.

 Blazer: Vince / Jeans: H&M / Top: COS / Shoes: Martha Davis / Bag: Vintage / Sunglasses: Phillip Lim

Necklace: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Dome polka dot ring: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Other rings: personal collection

Photography: Joe Charles Photo

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RETRO SUMMER: MAXI AND HOODED JACKET

Maxi dress and fishnet socks
I found the perfect topper for one of my fave vintage dresses from the 80s, in the back of my closet. I don’t wear this cropped hooded jacket much (not sure why, it’s so sweet and has a lining that matches the print!), but it’s an ideal piece  for the maxi dress to create a tonal look.

The platform metallic sandals are a recent find from Zara (I bought them for this dress that I wore for a wine country day trip on my birthday in May). The rose gold straps drew me immediately, how cool is the construction of the wood veneer heel (shades of mid-century modern design) punctuated with a track heel! I wanted to style  these sandals with socks, and these beige fishnets compliment the color perfectly and the net design plays off the striations of the wood patterns.

I chose some bold jewelry in Lucite to compliment this look. The shoulder duster drop earrings from the 80s are inset with glass stones (shoot me an email if you’re interested in these), and the wraparound faceted bead bracelet (no longer available) adds a fun pop of color.
XO Sasha

Maxi dress and fishnet socks
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 Jacket: Vintage / Dress: Vintage / Shoes: Zara, here / Socks: Asos

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: personal collection / Bracelet: sold

Photography: Joe Charles Photo

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VINTAGE SLIP AND BOMBER

Vintage slip dress and bomber jacket.

I know the slip dress was a big trend for some time now, and  as far as I’m concerned it’s a classic piece for me.  It’s one of fave pieces to wear when the temps grow warmer. It keeps you cool, is ultra feminine and an effortless look to style. I love finding vintage slips and and wearing them as dresses. This particular one I’ve had for a number of years, and finally had it taken in for a perfect fit.  I love the scalloping detail, it really elevates its basic cut.

I’ve paired it a satiny bomber I picked up in Venice, in LA, on my last jewelry sourcing trip. The sporty silhouette tempers the boudoir element of the slip, striking a perfect balance.  I wanted a neutral, clean palette and just added dusty purple bag for a subtle pop of color.
I’m having so much fun lately styling looks with socks! The fishnets have a cheeky vibe, and the loafer mule underscores the overall effortless vibe.

All I need to accessorize this understated look are gigantic shoulder dusters (the danglier the better!), in clear, sandblasted Lucite, they maintain the tonal look and deliver daytime drama.
XO Sasha

Vintage slip dress and bomber jacket.

Vintage slip dress and bomber jacket. Vintage slip dress and bomber jacket.
Vintage slip dress and bomber jacket. Vintage slip dress and bomber jacket. Vintage slip dress and bomber jacket. Vintage slip dress and bomber jacket.

Jacket: She + Sky / Dress: Vintage slip / Shoes: Zara / Socks: Asos / Bag: See by Chloe / Sunglasses: Phillip Lim

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: personal collection

Photography: Joe Charles Photo

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GRAPHIC TEE AND VARSITY JACKET

Graphic tee and varsity jacket.

Some of my best pieces in my closet, are from designer collabs like Margiela for H&M–this patent leather and knit varsity jacket is an old fave, (wish I had bought two of these!) I paired it with easy separates–graphic tee and wide leg pants. If you like the varsity jacket trend, look for a more sophisticated iteration. I love how patent leather really elevates the athletic style jacket.

The wide leg pant is from Cos, it’s hard to see here, but they have a wide pleat through out and the high waist will allow me to pair it with cropped tops once the weather swings back to high. This Goldfrapp tee is super cool, although I can’t remember where I got it, since I don’t think I’ve ever been to their concerts, but I’m a big fan. To score a band or graphic tee, I would recommend scouring your fave thrift stores. I love finding the perfectly soft, worn-in tees at fleas, or at my neighborhood Goodwill.

I’ve got an eclectic assortment of jewelry here to go with this casual look. If you’re a regular here, you’ve seen me rock these earrings a lot. They are wood, from the 80s and I always say they go with everything, because they do. The bracelet, celluloid chain with Bakelite drops, dates to the 30s-40s. I always admired it for the vivid colors!

How do you like to style your graphic tees? Please comment below.
XO Sasha

Graphic tee and varsity jacket. Graphic tee and varsity jacket. Graphic tee and varsity jacket. Graphic tee and varsity jacket. Graphic tee and varsity jacket.
Jacket: Margiela for H&M / Tee: Goldfrapp / Pants: Cos / Sneakers: Converse

Earrings: personal collection / Bracelet: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com/ Ring: personal collection / Large domed ring: personal collection

Photography: Joe Charles Photo

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VINTAGE SUMMER: DRESS AND DUSTER

Vintage Courreges duster and floral midi dress.

I think this outfit is going to be in heavy rotation this summer. And what I love most about it is that besides the sneaks, all the pieces in this look are vintage. As you’ve probably noticed a great deal of my wardrobe is vintage, especially the outerwear. This is one the most easiest categories to shop in vintage. It’s amazing what you kind find for the fraction of the price!

The dress is from the 90s (picked up at Wallflower in the Mission) and the Courréges duster is from the the 60s, in the mix is jewelry from various periods including a family heirloom cameo ring (a former brooch). Although, I often buy new clothing as well, nothing is as satisfying as putting together a truly unique look from pieces from decades past. No chance of spotting most of these pieces on anyone else.

I love the large dark floral print on the sneakers! They really update the whole look and give the feminine outfit a fresh perspective. The midi length (I toyed with the idea of hemming it, but decided it’s perfect as is) of the dress calls for a heel, but that would be too obvious, and the flatform sole adds the needed height.

What is your go-to  summer uniform? Please let me know in the comments.
XO Sasha

Vintage Courreges duster and floral midi dress. Vintage Courreges duster and floral midi dress. Vintage Courreges duster and floral midi dress. Vintage Courreges duster and floral midi dress. Vintage Courreges duster and floral midi dress.Vintage Courreges duster and floral midi dress.

Vintage Courreges duster and floral midi dress.
Duster: vintage Courreges/ Dress: vintage / Shoes: Dolce Vita

Earrings: Oscar de La Renta / Bracelet: info@sashamaksvintage.com/ Ring: personal collection

Photography: Joe Charles Photo

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RUST, TEAL, AND GOLD


Spring uniform: rust dress and teal blazer.
The gorgeous rust silk charmeuse dress is from Amour Vert,  (a brand of sustainable, locally made effortless wardrobe staples with stores in San Francisco and Palo Alto) the fabric is its’ most distinctive feature and I picked it up in a large to really show off it’s flowing lines.
To underscores the dress’s fluidity and contrast the gleaming fabric, I  paired it with a structured, minimalist, cotton blazer in a distinctive teal. I love how these two colors compliment each other!

The simple lines of these garments call for high-impact jewels in rich gold-tone, I chose oversized leaf earrings by the master jeweler Robert Goossens (he designed for Chanel in the 60s), and a mariner style chain necklace, (three chains that can be connected together or worn separately.  A dainty shoe would not due with this look, the, tall,  chunky heel bootie, balances the volume of the dress and the strong lines of the blazer, another good option would be a thick soled white sneaker.

I was able to pull of this look on one of the warmer days of the week, but if the weather was cooler, I could have easily worn the same pieces just with a few strategic layers. I’d style the dress over a thin wool turtleneck in a neutral like black or grey, and tights or, straight leg or cropped skinny jeans.
XO Sasha

Spring uniform: rust dress and teal blazer.
Spring uniform: rust dress and teal blazer.
Spring uniform: rust dress and teal blazer.
Spring uniform: rust dress and teal blazer. Spring uniform: rust dress and teal blazer.

Blazer: Negarin London / Dres: Amour Vert / Shoes: Costume National / Bag: Vintage Celine

Earrings: Robert Goossens, here / Necklaces: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com/ Rings: personal collection

Photography: Joe Charles Photo

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