Retro Shift Dress |Art Deco Poncho

A few months ago I was a part of a photography workshop. It was held in this incredible Victorian home, tucked away innocently in a less than savory neighborhood. I walk in the door and there’s this rack of unbelievable wardrobe lovingly curated by LA based Recycle 2 Riches. It’s got some mod, some modern, and a smattering of killer pieces from all the eras in between. Alright, I’m feeling this.


In day to day life I’m usually all about the earthy greens, but this jade shift dress had been pulled for me and I was pleasantly surprised by its hue. I’ve since purchased more in this color. Yay for coming out of your comfort zone?
This dress was paired with vintage stockings, the kind with the great seams up the back that make you feel like you missed your calling as a femme fatale. Not pictured is a perfect pair knee-high go-go boots. It’s heartbreaking, I know.Retro Shift Dress

I dig a good off beat look, and the next ensemble was definitely eclectic. It all started with an art deco poncho, (like any good love story, am I right?) and let me tell you, it’s very difficult to wear something like this and not be constantly wiggling around, making cool swishing noises. It’s fabulous. Suedette bells balanced out the intense beading happening up top and lend a little casual cool to an otherwise intense look.






Photos – Alina Mendoza @alinamendoza
Workshop – Quasi Studios
Wardrobe – Recycle2Riches | @recycle2riches

Writing To: Day One (A Song About Nothing) – Mac Miller



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