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Cheongsam and Other Old Faves

Cheogsam top and statement earrings.

I’ve been doing a closet edit and have refrained (for the most part) from shopping. Digging deep into my wardrobe I’ve uncovered this now vintage cheongsam  (this style always evokes the glamour of 1930s0s Shaghai for me) top by Lee Young Hee from my first trip to Paris many years ago.

This outfit is made up of many old favorites, pieces that I will never part with, that leave no doubt in feeling and looking good.
Here, I’ve reimagined the elegant and feminine cheongsam by layering it over a vintage 90s maxi dress in a rich olive color. To dress down the luxe fabrics of both, I chose strappy flats and a crossover bucket bag (I find the small logo design very appealing) by Celine. The quilted silk jacket with a mandarin collar is YSL, is another old friend.

To compliment the luxe fabrics of this look I went with Lucite shoulder duster earrings inset with rhinestones (if you love them, email me at info@sashamaksvintage.com), the bracelets in sandblasted Lucite are stunners embellished with crystals.
XO Sasha

Cheogsam top and statement earrings.

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 Jacket: vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche / Dress: vintage no label / Top: Lee Young Hee / Shoes: Mossimo / Sunglasses: vintage Gucci

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Pair of Lucite bracelets, here /  Dome ring with rhinestones, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Panther ring: personal collection

Photography: Film Star Photography

 

 


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Summer Pop Up + Archive Sale

Summer Pop Up + archive sale email

RSVP: here

The first 10 customers who spend over $115 will receive a gift card for a blow out
(valued at $50) from Allison Hubbs Stylist at Salon OneThirteen.

Spread the word, bring your friends, sip bubbly, and shop amazing vintage jewels!

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{SUMMER UNIFORM} SHIRT DRESS + DENIM

Shirt dress and vintage denim jacket.

At the end of every Closet Audit I have a list of essential pieces that I give to my clients. While obviously the lists are not identical from to client to client, the same items do crop up. And they are all in this outfit–the shirt dress, the jean jacket, and the bootie.

  Coming up with new new looks to wear day after day can be a challenge even to the most sartorialy gifted. But, sometimes things are really that simple, but they don’t have to be boring. The shirt dress (easy to elevate or to dress down), I bought several years ago, at Cos, a brand (you can shop online or in Beverly Hills) that I mention often for it’s minimalist esthetic, where I never fail to find the ideal elevated basics.  The jean jacket, if you follow this blog you have seen me rock many times,is a really special piece (part of a men’s factory uniform from pre-WWII France), the military inspired booties (this is not necessarily the style I recommend for all, but I do always add a calf boot to the list) are ideal for lending an edge to clean-cut and feminine dresses.

I’ve been really into hoop earrings lately, I think I just missed wearing this style and they have been featured heavily on the runways since at least the Spring 2016 collections. These sterling hoops are from the 80s they are super simple and I love that about them! I left the statement making to the bracelets, the really chunky silver-tone Bartek bracelet is enough on its own, but why not add another strong piece to the equation, the sun and star motif link bracelet (I have a matching necklace too!) is fun and elegant.

If you struggle with putting looks together (this is the biggest challenge I hear from my clients), email to, info@styledbysashamaks to schedule a 20 minute complimentary phone consultation. From an at-home wardrobe edit, personal shopping, jewelry to virtual styling, I will tailor a session to your individual needs.

And we hope to see you Wednesday 16th at the Summer Pop UP + Archive Sale, RSVP here at Closet 1959. I’m excited to show my latest finds (lots of fab earrings!!), and I’ll be selling select pieces from my archive priced from $15-$85.
XO Sasha

Shirt dress and vintage denim jacket.

Shirt dress and vintage denim jacket.

Shirt dress and vintage denim jacket.Shirt dress and vintage denim jacket.Shirt dress and vintage denim jacket.

Jacket: vintage / Dress: Cos /  Shoes: Rag and Bone

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Dome rings, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Silver-tone bracelet: Bartek, here / Star and Moon bracelet, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

Photography: Film Star Photography, IG: @filmstarphotos

 


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SLIP DRESS AND STRIPES

Slip dress over t-shirt.

The slip dress-over-tee–the resurrected trend of the 90s–has been going strong for more then a year now. I think its appeal lies in the endless possibilities the combination offers. And it’s ideal styling trick for making a lingerie-inspired piece daytime appropriate, thus stretching your wardrobe. And I love how you can skew the look of a dressier item by combining with something casual.

I think, I wore this dress only once for a wedding of a good friend, that had a flamenco theme, and I thought the handkerchief hem gave it the appropriate flair. Slip dresses are one thing not missing from my closet, but I know I won’t be able to resist the next one that catches my eye!

Here, I layered a silky slip dress with a Breton stripe tee, (a classic that’s a must-have in everyone’s wardrobe! It always makes me think of Coco Chanel , who featured the utilitarian garment in her collection in 1917, and Jean Seberg in Breathless) which lends the elegant dress an informal feel. The moto jacket reliably adds an edge. The flatforms are equally sporty and glam, and  I like the rose gold with black and white!

I went oversized, but minimal with jewelry–a single statement sun motif  drop earring from the 80s, and a fun plastic flower ring from the 60s.
XO Sasha


Slip dress over t-shirt.
Slip dress over t-shirt. Slip dress over t-shirt. Slip dress over t-shirt. Slip dress over t-shirt.

Moto jacket: Zara / Dress: Thrifted / Top: Zara /  Shoes: Zara

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Lucite flower ring, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Wide bang ring: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com /Polka dot ring: personal collection

Photography: Film Star Photography, IG: @filmstarphotos

 


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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
Maxi dress and fishnet socks Maxi dress and fishnet socks Maxi dress and fishnet socks Maxi dress and fishnet socks Maxi dress and fishnet socks Maxi dress and fishnet socks

 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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