LA Style: Tourquoise & White

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LA Story: Turquoise/White Capsule – part 1

Staying cool and getting dressed, let alone, looking put together seem impossible in this heat so what’s a chic Tomato to do? Keep it simple! If you’re like me, you don’t want to invest too much in a Summer wardrobe rather a handful of key-items to add to what you already have. That said, this is where your local vintage shop can be your secret weapon. I mean, why head to the Mall and buy the same things as everyone else? My friend Hope owns a wonderful shop, Hanging with Hope Vintage, a couple blocks from my house and I knew she’d have exactly what I was looking for.

When I shop vintage, I tend to buy in small capsules, or groupings, by colour style or era. It keeps me focused and from shopping, haphazardly. The minute I walked into Hope’s store, I spotted this sweet white cotton sundress with turquoise embroidery from Mexico. I’m sure most of us owned similar dresses in the 60s & 70s and wished we still had them. I styled mine with a bold floral print headscarf from the 70s, flat sandals, Sam Edelmen, layered gold and pearl necklaces, Gorjana, and a straw bag, Bohemia Marrakech. My look feels fresh bright and breezy with an Old World European vibe that’s trending now.

style-tip: Want to expand your wardrobe? Really get to know it then. Think about building capsules of interchangeable garments shoes and accessories – the possibilities are endless.

LA Story: Turquoise/White Capsule – part 2

To recap, I’ve got the dress, the scarf and this darling white button back sleeveless blouse with turquoise floral embroidery, Ship ’n Shore. Who else wore, Ship ’n Shore? I remember the label from kindergarten. I’ve paired the top with low-rise jeans, Zara, that I’ve frayed at the bottom. I chose not to wear a belt so the blouse can lay flat to show the little cut detailing on the hem.

Minimal jewelry with maximum result is the only way to go, especially on a hot day, and mine does exactly that. I’m wearing a turq/gold bangle and a watch, Cartier. My long icy stoned turquoise necklace becomes a choker with a twist-tie. It’s the perfect solution when you’ve got the right piece but the wrong length. This gondolier style straw hat, Lanzom Hats, adds some old-world charm to very casual yet pulled together look.

style-tip: shopping vintage with a capsule mentality allows you to filter out everything that doesn’t fit in.

*Please treat your wardrobe well. many people worked very hard to get it to you.


  • Felicia Arlin

    Felicia Arlin’s work as a stylist and costume designer has been featured in print, tv, film and on the red carpet. As a 20+ year veteran designer/merchandiser in the LA/NY garment industry her work has graced the racks of every major department store and specialty chain in the country. She is passionate about helping women look and feel confident no matter their age, shape or socioeconomic status. Her hope is to empower other women by sharing some of the things she’s learned along the way to better cultivate and express their own individual and ageless style.

2 Responses

  1. Roni Jenkins says:

    Love these looks!

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