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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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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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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

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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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GOLDEN VALENTINE

Gold lamé dress and cardigan.

No matter how you’re spending Valentine’s Day next week, you can rock this look! Whether it’s a romantic date, or a fun galantine with your besties pick your fave party dress and top it off with a cozy oversized jacket or cardi, or why not two?

I’m obsessed with this 70s gold lamé dress from I.Magnin! It has seen its share number of parties. The Grecian influence is timeless and the foil like fabric is pure decadence. And it would look super chic with strappy heels and an elegant coat or trench. But why take the expected route? If your plans are more relaxed, or you just don’t want to look really extra. I suggest a nubby, oversized kimono cardigan from local designer Sherry Koyama (check out her online store, the lady knows her way around a quirky cat print!) and keep an eye on her frequent pop-ups in the Bay Area…and shop the Harumi K website with code “VDAY” through February 15th for 25% off.

Naturally, I won’t leave you without a V-Day code from yours truly, shop now through February 15th and enjoy 20% off with code “VINTAGEBLING”. Check out all the treasures added in the last several weeks and show them off next Wednesday!

For good measure and not to freeze out there, I topped off this ensemble with a knit neoprene bomber  picked up on vacay in October (Mexico City is awash with independent fashion talent!)

Like I mentioned before, a strappy sandal would be a no-brainer, but I went with a  classic loafer to tie in the oversized outerwear pile on. And I’m just going to say it–comfort is sexy. Add cute glittery socks for bonus points.

With this much glorious pleated gold, too much bling would be overstating the point. The dangly shell earrings are glam and whimsical, and the wide bracelet with fabric-like striations echoes the dress in a subtle way. Just add a minimalist clutch and your ready to celebrate any kind of Valentine’s Day your fashionable heart desires.
XOXO Sasha

P.S.
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Styling session are tailored to you and start from 1o minute virtual sessions to 3hr in-person styling or shopping appointments. See my Yelp reviews here and styling services here.  Don’t wait and contact me now and let’s get started!

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Bomber: Ocelote, here / Cardigan: Harumi K, here / Dress: vintage I.Magnin / Sunglasses: Prada, similar here / Socks: Cos / Bag: Ohja / Shoes: Gucci, here

Earrings: Sasha Maks Vintage, here / Bracelet: personal collection / Ring: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings personal collection, I’ve linked similar below

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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TRENCH COAT AND CHIFFON

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The trusty trench is always on my list when I recommend essential wardrobe pieces for my clients. And it’s no wonder, since this staple can be worn all year round, and hardly needs an update year after year. For this look, as for last’s, I wanted to utilize a spring/summer item. And this chiffon dress from LA designer, A Bohemia & The Wolves, fits the bill perfectly as to how to stretch your wardrobe.

I grounded an ethereal vintage vibe dress with an avant-garde sweater by Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons. This chunky sweater is extra long and extra warm. Speaking of extra long the otk boots are on-trend and practical when styling with a lightweight fabric.

When wearing jewelry in fall and winter your best bet is to focus on earrings and bracelets, these pieces will not get lost among all the layers. The hoops are recently listed. I love the hand-hammered texture and antiqued silver-tone finish! My fave panther bracelet from the 60s mingles with a pair of oval bangles. The linked bracelet, is new find as well, yet to be listed, it’s interlaced rings design echoes the multi-hoop earrings.
XO Sasha

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Trench coat: Chaiken / Dress: A Bohemia & The Wolves, here/ Sweater: Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons/ Bag: Scabby Robot / Sunglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim, similar here / Boots: Rebecca Minkoff, here

Earrings:  Sasha Maks Vintage, here / Ring: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com /  Bracelet, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com, similar here

 Photography:Garry Alexander Photography

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MOTO AND {SUMMER} MAXI

Moto jacket and floral maxi dress.
If you’re looking for a way to stretch your wardrobe then reach for you spring/summer maxi dresses and top them off with your fav moto jacket. The feminine/masculine juxtaposition is always intriguing to play with!

It’s not often Bay Area weather gives us the opportunity to rock our summer clothes, so why not extend their wear with some on-point layering. I styled a tissue thin mock turtleneck (a winter staple for me!) under one of my best vintage finds from the 80s – a blown out floral print maxi dress. Another option would be to wear a chunky sweater over the dress and create a skirt and sweater look. The moto is a new purchase, I’ve wanted  an oversized biker jacket for a looong time and at the end of 2017 I snagged this Acne classic moto (another staple that’s never going out of style and worth the investment).  I find cropped styles less versatile and love that this roomy cut will allow for some serious layering!

The jewelry is kept to a minimum with statement pieces. The powder coated earrings are reminiscent of Paco Rabanne’s jewelry. I have yet to find what they don’t go with! My family heirloom Victorian cameo ring stands perfectly on its own.

This structured tote is another new addition. Picked up in Mexico from Ohja, the faux leather had me at first glance! I have a clutch from them as well. The designs are minimalist and sophisticated.

To complete this look, I just added my go-to chunky Chelsea booties and opted for fishnet socks to counter their tough vibe.
XO Sasha

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 Jacket: Acne Studios / Dress: Vintage / Sweater: Cos / Bag: Ohja / Sunglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim, similar here / Beanie: Cos, similar here and here / Socks: Asos, here / Boots: Zara

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

 Photography:Garry Alexander Photography

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DIOR AND FLARES

Dior jacket and flares.
I hope everyone had a wonderful time ringing in  the New Year! Thank you so much for all your support, without it a small business like mine would not succeed.

This look was inspired by all of my fav things. The vintage Dior jacket was purchased many years ago (and had a matching skirt that I passed on!) It’s so warm that I rarely get a chance to wear it. The high-waist flared jeans are from H&M from a few years back, I need to wear them more often, they are too cool to ignore!

Lately I have been obsessed with bodysuits. specifically lace and mesh ones, and I’m on the hunt to find more. I think they are ideal for layering when it’s cold out. They offer an opportunity for a glimpse of something seductive under all the covered up winter looks. This  classic cashmere cardi is the perf  way to underscore the more revealing layer underneath.

For the jewelry I added two distinct necklace, the chunky chain is by Givenchy, it comes with a rhinestone pendant that can be easily removed. The tusk pendant has a boho vibe to compliment the 70s style flares.

And finally for the shoes. I’m mad for these rose-gold flatforms! And don’t want to give them up during the winter, not to mention I get tired of constantly wearing boots. A pair of glittery socks  make for a fun and quirky combo.

Happy New Year!
XO Sasha

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Jacket: vintage Dior/ Jeans: H&M /  Bodysuit: Zara / Cardigan: Aqua / Bag: Ohja / Eyeglasses: 3.1 Phillip Lim / Socks: Asos / Shoes: Zara

Chain necklace: Givenchy, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Pedant necklace, here / Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Bracelet: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rings: personal collection

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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(SKIP THE LBD} SWEATSHIRT AND NYE BLING

Sweatshirt and rhinestones.

It’s been and endless stream of trunk show and client appointments and I have only now started thinking about my NYE outfit!
And this year I wanted to mix things up and skip the usual cocktail dress. This sweatshirt and jeans look is one possibility.  The jeans are a newer find from Zara,  I love a step-cut hem, and since these are cropped they are ideal for showcasing statement footwear. In this case, a pair of very chic satin mules also from Zara. I must say they even rival the original Balenciaga’s that inspired them! How elegant is the tapered angled heel. Back to the denim, the next thing that drew me was the seamed front, this design detail is infinitely flattering (your legs will thank you!) and adds a degree of polish.

I wanted to wear lots of rhinestone bling and the cropped sweatshirt was the ideal casual backdrop. The early 60s Headlight necklace is by Napier. It’s articulated and lays beautifully on the collarbone. I complemented the clear rhinestone design with large floral motif earrings, I like how the smoky rhinestones add dimension. The peek of a mesh bodysuit is sexy and a welcome layer against the winter chill. And it’s easy to glam up this look by simply removing the sweatshirt.

All that’s left is a charming evening bag, this one is vintage and has a very pretty aurora borealis rhinestone clasp. Just a little bit of arm candy is in order–I paired my fave 60s panther bracelet (never selling this one!) with another rhinestone bracelet with distinct triangular stones.
My fave sleek vintage Krizia coat completes this mash-up of casual and glam.

Happy New Year!!! Let me know what party outfits you have in mind.
XO Sasha
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Sweatshirt and rhinestones.
Coat: vintage Krizia/ Sweatshirt: Cos / Jeans: Zara / Mesh bodysuit: Zara / Bag: vintage / Shoes: Zara

Necklace: Napier, contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Earrings: contact info@sashamaksvintage.com / Rhinestone bracelet: here / Panther bracelet: personal collection / Ring: personal collection

 Photography: Garry Alexander Photography

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