“Something Old, Something New: How Modern Day Style Mavens Wear Vintage” featuring style blogger Ashley Baluyut of Milk Teeths.
Something Old, Something New: Ashley Baluyut
Style blogger Ashley Baluyut of Milk Teeths has a playful approach to style. Kristen, Past Fashion Future’s intern, introduced me to her blog and I instantly loved the way she put together her vintage ensembles with wearable separates and a pop of color that she often tops off with a stunning smile.
Ashley is also a vintage clothing seller over at Three Feathers Vintage on Etsy, so you can scoop up some of her carefully-curated vintage picks over there. Here’s Ashley, on her personal style:
This photo is from a month and a half ago when my boyfriend, some friends, and I were traveling through Europe. On this day, the weather forecast for Rome, Italy was generally nice weather with a small chance of rain.
Foolishly, I trusted the weather forecast.
I wore a cream button down silk blouse that I bought at a thrift store for $5; gray trouser shorts that were originally pants — my grandmother was nice enough to lop off the legs for me — and they probably belonged to someone’s grandpa in the 1970’s. If my memory serves me correctly, they were only $1 at another thrift store.
The scarf around my head is from a vintage store in Haight Ashbury.
It’s a little memento that I bought on my first trip to the city when I was 18, visiting my best friend at Berkeley. I don’t normally wear scarves babushka-style but when this photo was taken it was pouring rain and we had to seek shelter in a church courtyard in Trastevere.
Naturally, I didn’t bring an umbrella or jacket with me while we were out.
The $4 Keds that I’m wearing — thrifted and brand new — got beyond soaked on the trudge back to the metro, as did the blue striped socks that have somehow always been in my sock drawer ever since forever.
Luckily my leather cross body saddle bag, which I purchased at the Rosebowl flea market in Pasadena, California for $15, kept my camera (the most expensive thing I own) nice and dry.
Ten minutes after this photo was taken we made our way across the bridge over the Tiber river.
I was thoroughly drenched and bummed on life. It took a fifteen minute walk to get to the metro station and back to our hostel and it rained even harder. Suffice to say, I now refuse to go anywhere without a small travel umbrella in my purse!
“Something Old, Something New”: How Modern Day Style Mavens Wear Vintage and Heirlooms” looks at how people with amazing personal style incorporate vintage and heirloom pieces into their everyday wardrobes. Through a series of personal anecdotes and images, I show how when it comes to dressing, there’s more than meets the eye and, fortunately, I get to share the story — behind the outfit — with you here.
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