Love to Love: Favorite V-Day looks

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My darlings! I know it has been like a month since I posted and I am the worst for that. My life has been crazy exciting since we’ve last chatted and I can not wait to share everything with you – but not yet 🙂 Anyway this week is Valentine’s Day, and I thought it a perfect time to slip in a love inspired post. This day is for way more than just the lover birds – the singles can enjoy every bit of a day about kisses, candy and hearts. And there are way more options that just pink and red to celebrate – romantic hues, lovely textures and perfect prints, I pulled a couple of adorable looks from around the web for the big day!

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And check ASOS for the most adorable patterned tights (floral and lace are my favorites!)

So don’t wear black this Valentine’s Day. Take advantage of a day all about love and wear something that makes you feel flirty and fun.

All of the love!

Shayna

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FRAAS Tech Gloves Review

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Today was the perfect day to try out my newest goodies from Lipton Publicity. A series of late buses had me standing in tha cold for way longer than I wanted, but I had my new FRAAS tech gloves to keep me busy. These knit gloves are touch screen compatible. Most touch screen gloves are spandex with noticeable pads on the fingertips, but FRAAS tried something a little different with these gloves. The thumb, pointer and middle finger have a different color knit on the tips that allow you to use photo 2your touch screens, the difference is almost invisible. Now as always, I am going to be completely honest with my review of these new products. I think that FRAAS missed the mark on this one. The gloves are very cute, the ruffle detail on mine added to the look for sure – but these thin knit gloves were neither warm or very useful with my phone. I think that the lack of fit made it a lot more work to make sure that the right part of your fingertip was touching the screen. A bit more snug fit that the spandex of other gloves gives would have made them almost perfect. Think it would help with the touching and give some insulation to an otherwise thin glove. If you don’t have a touch screen they are very adorable gloves. They come in 3 style options with many different colors. They retail at $30. If you want my opion, I would pass on these – it’s FRAAS first attempt at tech gloves for their new winter collection. I think some tweeking would give the perfect mix of feminine style and function.

Well dolls, that’s it for me this week. You mayhave noticed that posting on Wednesdays has become a little spotty – busy, busy days but thanks for haning with me! I am working on a fun holiday giveaway for next week so get ready.

Gift some great vintage for the holiday — take a look!

Have a perfect day!

Shayna

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3 New Ways to “Winterize” Your Maxi Dress

I was talking to a friend lately who said that she had no clothes for winter. Since I memorize most of my friends wardrobes (for borrowing and styling purposes lol) I started to rattle off things that I have seen her wear and asked what happened to those pieces. She explained that they were summer pieces. I have never been a “this piece for this season” kind of dresser and explained some ways that she could winterize these pieces. We think that throwing a cardigan or blazer over something is our only option for the cold weather. Not true! I took this maxi dress, and styled 3 very simple ways to make it perfect for the cold weather.

Merona Colorblock Maxi: Target (Goodwill)

1. Heavy Sweater

This is so versatile. Your chunky cable knits, your printed sweaters, cowl necks – any warm sweater that you can layer over top. Cinch your middle with a belt, throw on some ankle boots and you are done.

2. Chambray Button down

Honestly, a denim shirt is my “put a bird on it” for this season. Anything dressy that I want to make a little more casual, or casual that I want to funk up a bit gets a chambray button down and statement necklace. Wedges will give the regal lift to stand tall in this great look.

3. Plaid + Moto Jacket

This is my favorite. Flannel and plaid are so perfect for chillier weather. Put your favorite over your maxi dress. Tuck it under to give some lines to your look, and throw on your rockstar moto jacket. Try some lace up boots with this look, a scarf if you want. Such a great contrast of flow and structure.

Any ways you turn your summer in to winter? Think about your closet before you head out to buy a whole new cold weather wardrobe. Or contact me, I’d love to help 🙂

Did you check out the new vintage yet?? Take a look!

Have a great day,

Shayna

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Layered Plaid

Some of you instagrammers saw a peek at my outfit yesterday (and my gush over my new Forever 21 over the knee socks), but I wanted to share some pictures of my fall outfit from yesterday.

American Rag Lace Dress, Plaid shirt, Spotted Belt: Thrifted|Two Tone Boots: Ebay|Colorblock over the knee socks: Forever21

Mixed textures are all the rage for fall. Leather and tweed, sequins and velvet, lace and plaid – all examples of great ways to get into this trend. The sun was in my eyes and rain on my head so that explains my silly faces in some. And some of you have asked if I use the sock bun technique for my bun – I don’t. That is all my wild hair tucked in with some bobby pins.

I didn’t get to putting new vintage on the store but I’m still working on it today. But still have great vintage available, shop around!

Happy Wednesday,

Shayna

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Fashion Jungle: Animal Sweaters

Raise your hand if you at some point wore a sweater with a huge animal on it any time from elementary school until now. I know both of my hands are up because I was rocking the unicorn sweaters like they were going out of style in grade school. I know for a fact that my kindergarten school pictures consist of a bright red jumper with an enormous Scotty dog on the front of it. Well no fear for those of you who missed the garanimals phase of your childhood, because animal sweaters are back! Check out this new fall trend:

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Image: Two sisters…

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Now I will say that this look seems to be bigger in the UK than here but it is too adorable to pass up. I’m more than ready to grab this trend from across the pond and bring it to my closet. So bust out your second grade school pictures and grab some inspiration. My fall wardrobe will for sure have some of these cuties.

I am uploading new vintage tonight! Until then, check out what we have on ABS Vintage!

Have a great Monday, dolls 🙂

Shayna

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And Beyond! – FRAAS Fairisle Infinity Review

I gushed last fall about how excited I was for the circle scarf trend to make it’s way in to our closets. Thankfully, the infinity scarf is back in full force this season too. The amazing team at Lipton Publicity sent me my dream fall accessory to test out and report back on. FRAAS is a company well-known for their cool weather accessories; scarves, wool hats, gloves, ponchos – the list goes on. Their new Fall collection includes the lightweight Fairisle Infinity scarf, and I am in love. This acrylic, nylon and wool scarf is so perfect for the change in weather we are seeing this Fall. I wore it the other day to run some errands on top of a plaid button down and I loved that I didn’t get too warm once the sun came out. I, of course, didn’t snap a picture of me wearing but I did take a few on my dressform to show you it’s great shape and length. I received the navy and turquoise one, but there are camel, rose and gray color options too. Now I will be honest and say that this scarf is way out of my cheapskate price range. They normally retail for $40 at participating stores. But if you aren’t as cheap as me, and appreciate a warm but lightweight fall accessory I would suggest giving the FRAAS website a look.

Fall is here! And with fall is coming so much new vintage on ABS Vintage. By Friday there will be new looks on the store – until then, shop the summer sale!

Have a great day, loves!

Shayna

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Crossbodies & Clutches

I’ve been buying a lot of shoes lately. A LOT. Being a size 7 1/2 in a thrifting world means that you can scoop up some little old lady’s hand me downs for a great price. So to curb this shoe excess, I’ve been doing a lot more hunting for handbags (sounded like a reasonable trade off to me). Here are some that I need, need for this upcoming spring full of colors:
The prices are estimates so go to the links to get the real prices
Have a great Wednesday 🙂
Stylish baggage,
Fashionably Tardy

Forever 21 shoulder handbag
$17 – forever21.com

Forever 21 clutch hand bag
$13 – forever21.com

Forever 21 flap handbag
$15 – forever21.com

Forever 21 crossbody handbag
$20 – forever21.com

Envelope clutch bag
$17 – target.com

Forever 21 long strap handbag
$16 – forever21.com

Xhilaration Yellow Crossbody
$25 – target.com