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IT’S SPRING: BRING ON THE LAYERS

How to layer for spring.It’s spring and I’m dreaming of gauzy vintage dresses paired with espadrilles, but instead I’m sporting layers (albeit lighter ones) and carrying a scarf and beanie in my tote just in case. That said I do enjoy the creative aspect of layering that warm weather doesn’t afford. It offers opportunities for unexpected pairings and takes full advantage of your wardrobe regardless of season.

Both the jacket and coat are of lightweight materials (alas the gangster sized shoulders on the polyester coat do not keep me warm) hence perfect for layering together. And the thin wool mock-t neck creates the ideal foundation.
Nothing spices up an outfit better then a shot of color, especially if that color is what I have termed “burnt sienna” and happens to belong to a vintage YSL jacket.

Since extra long sleeves of the coat will hide any arm candy, I kept the focus up top with multi -ring hoops that are currently my earrings of choice, the style lends a carefree vibe and goes with everything.I love how to the rose gold heeled booties echo the jacket and the woven diamond pattern of the  bucket bag adds texture.
XO Sasha
P.S.
And there’s still time to book a Spring Makeover collab with Atelier Emmanuel (the promo ends April 30th), get all the deets here (and see them below the slide show) and feel free to email me at info@styledbysashamaks with any questions.

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Coat: Vetements / Turtleneck: Cos / Jacket: vintage YSL / Jeans: Zara / Bag: Simona (not available, but see clutch in same fabric / Booties: Alexander Wang, here / Socks: COS / Sunglasses: Prada

Hoop earrings: here / Polka dot ring: personal collection / Ring: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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Do you find yourself standing pointlessly in front of your closet trying to figure out what to wear? To help you make the most of your wardrobe and to step up your beauty game, I’ve partnered with Atelier Emmanuel, to offer you Two Spring Style Makeover Packages.

INSTANT MAKEOVER

Blowdry Style + Makeup
Change your look for a night on the town or special event ­— or just for the heck of it! Includes full blowdry, with shampoo & head massage as well as a standard makeup application.

Closet Consultation, 3hrs
A revamp of your current wardrobe! Sasha will help you decide what stays, what goes, and what to tailor. Afterwards you will receive recommendations to fill any gaps on essentials.
$440 (regular value $560)

FULL TRANSFORMATION

Partial Highlight + Haircut
Treat yourself to a major spring makeover! We’re here to make your hair dreams a reality. Includes: consultation with our senior stylists to understand your hair goals; shampoo with head massage; partial highlights or balayage, a haircut, and a blowdry to cap it all off.

Personal Shopping (in-store), 3hrs
Based on your budget, needs, and personal style we go shopping to update your closet, fill in on essential pieces or to find that special piece for an important event. Items will be pre-selected for you at the store. Sasha will help you find pieces that flatter you most and enhance your overall wardrobe.
$580 (regular value $780)

How it works
Contact Atelier Emmanuel to purchase either the Instant Makeover or the Full Transformation.
We will issue you two gift cards: one for the beauty services, and another for the personal styling.
Call (415) 362-8063 to book your beauty services with Atelier Emmanuel.
Email Styled by Sasha Maks to book your personal styling.

Terms & Conditions
Gift card must be present at time of service.
Beauty services must be booked on the same day (personal styling can be booked on a separate day).
Partial and Haircut must be with an “S2″ stylist.
Atelier Emmanuel bears responsibility for beauty services. Styled by Sasha Maks bears responsibility for personal styling.
Promotion expires 4/30/18
Can be redeemed until 5/31/18


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IN-BETWEEN:TEDDY COAT AND SPRING FLORALS

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While I can’t wait to rock spring florals, the weather is just too unpredictable to do so without a cozy topper. And what’s more cozier then a teddy coat? To get even cozier I’ve layered a tissue-thin t-neck underneath this 90s midi dress. A couple of other good options would be a oversized moto jacket (to counter the sweet mini floral print) and a denim jacket.

To balance the heavy coat I chose a chunky platform mary jane style shoe and added  some whimsy with sheer dot hose. Speaking of whimsy, these shoulder dusters by Monet have a very exotic vibe, not doubt the frogging motif contributes to that! And I have not yet found an outfit that this vintage drum bag won’t work with! That’s what so great about a distinctive piece. It stands out and elevates everything else in an outfit.

But the accessorizing does not add there, especially if it contributes to staying warm. The Swiss dot sheer tights are chic and sweet and I like how they contrast with the tighter pattern of the dress and the bold shoes.
XO
Sasha

P.S.
And don’t forget there’s still time to book the Spring Makeover promotion with Atelier Emmanuel! Check out the special deal here and transition into spring and beyond in style!

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 Coat: MSGM / Turtleneck: Cos /  Dress: vintage / Shoes: Simon Rocha /  Bag: vintage / Sunglasses: Prada

Earrings: Monet, here / Bracelet: personal collection  / Rings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

 


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GINGHAM AND KITTEN HEELS

Gingham and kitten heels.

What’s more spring then gingham? I’ve always loved this bold print and the fact that I had this scarf custom-made in Morelia, MX makes it more special.

I’m still layering but can’t wait to wear a gingham print off-the shoulder top or capri pants as soon as weather allows. I kept this look minimalist not the compete the oversized print. And if you have visited this blog before you know I don’t go long without a dress-over pants ensemble. And skinny jeans (a style I have put aside lately, since it has grown pretty tired) are ideal for layering under a slim dress.

Many of these pieces are old favorites. The vintage Krizia coat with its long elegant lines works equally well with a cocktail look or denim. The tissue thin t-neck (from Cos naturally) is a godsend when you need warmth without the bulk.  Asos always has a great selection as well. The kitten heel booties, are probably at least 15 years old, most likely older. They go to the shoe repair on the regular, but they are so good it just doesn’t make sense to get rid of them.

Since this is such a clean look, I added the drama with a sterling scroll motif Mexican cuff, with a piece like that you really don’t need much else. The spiral design button earrings are a new find, I’ve been lucky with earrings lately and have picked up a nice selection that I’ll be offering at the Chic Spring Shop and Sip Thursday, April 5th 4pm-8pm at Atelier Emmanuel (9 Claude Lane). I’ll be bringing all my latest finds and Atelier Prelude will be selling their sustainable silk scarves and summer totes, and more. Mark yourself  “Going” on Facebook so we have enough bubbly and Orleans Caviar for everyone!

And speaking of Atelier Emmanuel, don’t forget our Spring Makeover collab! Book now through April 30th and refresh you wardrobe and style this spring.
XO
Sasha
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Gingham and kitten heels.

Coat: Vintage Krizia / Turtleneck: Cos /  Shirt dress: Cos / Jeans: Rebecca Minkoff / Scarf: Bag: Scabby Robot/ Booties: no lable /  Sunglasses: Prada

Button earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Sterling cuff: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com  / Rings: personal collection

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

 

 

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CHIC SRING SIP & SHOP | APRIL 5TH

Chic Spring Popup 2018mar
On Thursday, April 5, come celebrate Spring at our chic popup!

- Beautiful vintage jewelry from Sasha Maks Vintage
- Soft cashmere and spring accessories from Atelier Prélude
- Farm-to-table caviar by Orleans Caviar
RSVP: here
Complimentary bubbles + caviar tastings await you :)

✨Sasha Maks Vintage:
Sasha hunts far and wide to bring you unique vintage baubles for night and day, work and play!
On her radar are classic and whimsical finishing touches ideal for spring styles.

✨Atelier Prélude:
In addition to their beautiful cashmere collection, Atelier Prélude just unveiled a new line of silk dresses & linen scarves, as well as fun Summer accessories (we need that pineapple tote).Bonus: all cashmere will be 15 to 30% off!

✨Orleans Caviar:
Orleans Caviar is committed to providing you with the finest sourced farm-to-table caviars. They keep flavor first and foremost by
using a low-salt method of preservation, and no additives.
They’re here to make caviar an affordable luxury!

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MOTO AND SATIN TROUSER

Acne moto jacket and satin wide leg pants.

This look is all about contrasts. As soon as I saw these pants online, I knew I would be wearing them with a moto jacket! I love the juxtaposition of textures and vibes. The satin is so sophisticated and refined while the moto is tough and masculine–the two balance each other perfectly. And how gorgeous is this forest green! I love how versatile this color is, I can wear pair it with  other color.  Speaking of juxtapositions I love that the luxe fabric was cut into a menswear inspired style.

I had to double up on the sweaters, the day I shot this was bitingly cold. Both are from Cos, can you tell I’m obsessed with this store! I actually thought I would get little use of the chunky grey sweater. Was I wrong, it’s been a lifesaver! It’s kind of like the ideal grey V-neck sweater. Basic, but not really, note the wide ribbing on the high V. As I mentioned this is all about the contrasts, I like the fuzzy mohair paired against the fluid satin.

And I wanted a very chic bag for this look to marry the satin and leather.  This Alexander Wang top-handle is very old-school and modern at the same time (it does come with a cross body strap for those who prefer to go hands-free).

For jewelry, I went with two enamel bracelets. I think both stand up the bulky layers nicely and the sheen of the enamel echoes the satiny fabric of the pants. The double elephant head one will be added to the store soon, but feel free to email me if it sparks an interest.
XO Sasha

Acne moto jacket and satin wide leg pants. Acne moto jacket and satin wide leg pants.Acne moto jacket and satin wide leg pants. Acne moto jacket and satin wide leg pants. Acne moto jacket and satin wide leg pants. Acne moto jacket and satin wide leg pants. Acne moto jacket and satin wide leg pants. Acne moto jacket and satin wide leg pants.

Moto jacket: Acne/ Mock turtleneck: Cos / V-Neck sweater: Cos / Pants: Cos /Bag: Alexander Wang, contact Closet 1951 / Loafers: Gucci, here / Beanie: Cos

Black enamel bracelet: Sasha Maks Vintage, here / Elephant bracelet, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com  / rings: personal collection

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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STATEMENT CARDI AND GOLD SKIRT

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I love a cozy knit! And this statement, chunky cardigan in a “cobblestone” pattern is the perfect mix of style, versatility and comfort! And even better, it’s  by local brand WearMahsa, this piece is so new it has not hit their website yet. But you can contact them directly, mention this post, and receive 20% off this stunner!
The gold skirt is a new purchase from, Cos, my oft mentioned source for elevated wardrobe essentials. I love that I can wear it pretty much anywhere, the fabric is metallic coated cotton with a prominent elastic waistband that adds a sporty touch.

Does this outfit look familiar? I think I have worked out a sartorial recipe for daytime comfort with a doze of glam. Take something shiny (a vintage item works well here) and add something  that’s the opposite of it. Voila, you’re neither overdressed nor basic. When I was buying the skirt online (and I’m still waiting  (im)patiently for Cos to open a location in SF, LA now has two!!) I knew I wanted to style with these slouchy otk boots. I like how the faux stretch leather mimics the fabric of the skirt. And the contrast between knits I’m wearing and the metallic fabric keeps things texturally interesting.

Now for the accessories–mainly the bag. I love Chanel in general (what sane person wouldn’t?!), but I find myself drawn less to the classic black flap bag and more to novelty designs. And I’m huge fan of browns, that for some reason get mainly neglected by the fashion industry. This brown number in leather with patches of tweed fits my criteria for the ideal statement bag. Recognizable, but run of the mill.

A few words about the jewelry–the star and moon bracelet is fun and whimsical and the sterling half hoops with gold overlay are so easy that I reach for them almost everyday. Shoot me an email if either strike a chord. I may never get to listing them online, since they are proving to be so useful.
XO Sasha

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Cardigan: WearMahsa, contact WearMahsa / Mock turtleneck: Cos / Sweater: Cos / Skirt: Cos / Bag: Chanel, contact Closet 1951 / Boots: Rebecca Minkoff

Earrings: Sterling with gold overlay, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Bracelet, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com  / rings: personal collection, I’ve linked similar below.

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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{SPRING MAKEOVER} STYLED BY SASHA MAKS + ATELIER EMMANUEL

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Do you find yourself standing pointlessly in front of your closet trying to figure out what to wear? To help you make the most of your wardrobe and to step up your beauty game, I’ve partnered with Atelier Emmanuel, to offer you Two Spring Style Makeover Packages.

INSTANT MAKEOVER

Blowdry Style + Makeup
Change your look for a night on the town or special event ­— or just for the heck of it! Includes full blowdry, with shampoo & head massage as well as a standard makeup application.

Closet Consultation, 3hrs
A revamp of your current wardrobe! Sasha will help you decide what stays, what goes, and what to tailor. Afterwards you will receive recommendations to fill any gaps on essentials.
$440 (regular value $560)

FULL TRANSFORMATION

Partial Highlight + Haircut
Treat yourself to a major spring makeover! We’re here to make your hair dreams a reality. Includes: consultation with our senior stylists to understand your hair goals; shampoo with head massage; partial highlights or balayage, a haircut, and a blowdry to cap it all off.

Personal Shopping (in-store), 3hrs
Based on your budget, needs, and personal style we go shopping to update your closet, fill in on essential pieces or to find that special piece for an important event. Items will be pre-selected for you at the store. Sasha will help you find pieces that flatter you most and enhance your overall wardrobe.
$580 (regular value $780)

How it works
Contact Atelier Emmanuel to purchase either the Instant Makeover or the Full Transformation.
We will issue you two gift cards: one for the beauty services, and another for the personal styling.
Call (415) 362-8063 to book your beauty services with Atelier Emmanuel.
Email Styled by Sasha Maks to book your personal styling.

Terms & Conditions
Gift card must be present at time of service.
Beauty services must be booked on the same day (personal styling can be booked on a separate day).
Partial and Haircut must be with an “S2″ stylist.
Atelier Emmanuel bears responsibility for beauty services. Styled by Sasha Maks bears responsibility for personal styling.
Promotion expires 4/30/18
Can be redeemed until 5/31/18

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TUX SHIRT AND TOGGLES

Duffle coat and tux shirt.

This is the kind of look that for me personal style is all about. It’s about putting your own unique spin on fashion. Taking disparate elements and  creating a cohesive look that is expresses all the contradictions and peculiarities of one’s personality (and those can change everyday as your outfit does!)

I pulled many of the pieces from my go-to, Closet 1951, (the jeans and the jewelry are mine), a treasure trove of designer consignment goodness, and by the way you can find a selection of my jewelry there, so next time you’re in Cow Hollow make sure to swing by!

When I spotted the extra ruffled shirt, I knew I wanted to wear it with my treasured vintage Levi’s. They are faded just so and I love the contrast of the somewhat tongue-in-cheek exaggerated with hints of the 70s tux shirt from Dolce and Gabbana and the classic American denim.
The pale pink duffle coat from heritage brand Burberry, begged me to wear it. I need more color in my winter wardrobe and I’ve always had a weakness for the distinct toggle button closure.

Now for the accessories–the box Chanel bag is so unique and special, it dates to the 80s and oozes personality, I needed shoes that matched its presence and I think the Binx star platform slip-ons by Stella McCartney are are style, quirkiness, and comfort rolled into one.

For jewelry I wanted fun and distinct pieces. The Versace star earrings just make me smile, they are just the right size to be noticed, but not overwhelming. The zodiac charm bracelet by Kenneth Lane adds whimsy as only costume jewelry can.
XO Sasha
P.S.
If you have always wanted to get your wardrobe in order and have a myriad of outfits ready to go for each and every occasion, then now is the time to get started! Shoot me an email, info@styledbysashamaks.com and contact me here, to schedule a complimentary 15 min phone consultation. We can go over your exact needs and all the styling services available.  Check out my website  and my Yelp reviews.

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 Coat: Burberry, contact Closet 1951, similar here / Shirt:  Dolce & Gabbana, contact Closet 1951 / Jeans: vintage Levi’s / Bag: vintage Chanel, contact Closet 1951 / Platform sneakers: Stella McCartney, contact Closet 1951 and here.

Earrings: Versace, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Kenneth Lane, bracelet, here  / rings: personal collection, I’ve linked similar below.

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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HOODIE AND SEQUINS

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I must admit, I’m not naturally predisposed to wearing hoodies (or most things athletic related), but I’m quickly warming up to the idea, and if wearing one can include a vintage lace and sequin dress then I’m all in! And layering this sporty/luxe ensemble over a pair of jeans is one of my most beloved styling tricks (see here, here, and here). What’s cool about the dress-over-pants styling is the excuse to dress up during the day (if utilizing a cocktail dress), no need for an invitation to a fancy event. It’s the best of both worlds!

Heels would not look out place here, but a pair of Chelsea boots with rose-gold heels is more practical for running around all day. As far as coat, a sober double breasted number with exaggerated shoulders and extra long sleeves adds a masculine/avant-garde touch.

The white coin earrings, as far as I’m concerned, go with everything. I need big jewelry to stand up to this oversized coat, cue large Lucite bangles dusted with Swarovki crystals and an event bigger pavé snake ring.

The bucket bag in leather and a woven cotton design is another amazing find from my trip to Mexico City in October (yes it was a fruitful trip regarding many things including bags–I came back with three, not counting the two straw bags). It’s superbly made and was reasonably priced, I think around $150. They don’t have another one on their website, but there’s a very chic clutch in the same fabric.

XO Sasha

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Coat: Vetements, similar here / Dress: vintage / Sweatshirt: H&M, similar here / Jeans: H&M / Sunglasses: Prada / Bag: Simona / Beanie: Marc Jacobs / Boots: Alexander Wang, here

Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Pair of Lucite bracelets: here  / Dome ring: personal collection, I’ve linked similar below /  Snake ring, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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PUFFER + OTK BOOTS

Puffer and over-the-knee boots.I must say it took me awhile to warm up to a puffer coat (pun intended). I found this one at least five years back at the Livermore outlets. I immediately liked the larger scale quilting and longer length. Since then I have not bought any others, I just don’t think SF ever gets cold enough to need more then one in a wardrobe. Although I do like this one from H&M, it would  be fun to add a bright color for variety!

Since the coat is extra warm this is a great opportunity to dip into the spring or event summer closet. I went with a cotton shirt dress, but just be sure layered it with a thin turtleneck. To counter the sporty vibes of the coat, I styled it with over-the-knee boots. I kept the palette minimal–black and white is perennially chic.

Now for the accessories, my new fave clutch from Ohja will continue to make appearances. I like how it’s not too casual, nor too dressy and will truly fit perfectly with any kind of look. For jewelry I wanted something that would read just as contemporary as the puffer. And of course Lucite is inherently modern. Even if it’s larger in scale it always maintains a minimalist vibe. The Lucite ball and snake chain necklace is a recent find and this is the first time I’ve worn it. This piece has great layering potential, can’t wait to experiment with it once it gets warmer!
The cabochon bracelet is an old fave, it dates to the 50s but since the stones are not faceted and it’s black and white it co-ordinates easily with diverse pieces.

How do you wear your puffer?
XO
Sasha

P.S.
And don’t miss out, on the V-day jewelry sale that ends today!  Just use code VINTAGEBLING at checkout to recieve 25% off.
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Puffer and over-the-knee boots.

Puffer: BCBG, here / Dress: Cos / Turtleneck: Three Dots / Sunglasses: vintage Gucci / Bag: Ohja, here / Boots: Rebecca Minkoff, here

Necklace: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Bracelet: personal collection / Earrings: Pierre Cardin, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings personal collection, I’ve linked similar below.

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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