Costume, Fashion, Pop Culture

Halloween Throwback–

Amy Winehouse

A long shift at work and a nasty cold kept me from providing you with the weekly Halloween throwback yesterday. So please enjoy…

368_1040548254256_5569_nLet me start by saying Amy Winehouse is one of my favorite singer/songwriters of all time, and that I wore this costume in 2008, long before her death. (This picture was legitimately taken in my high school cafeteria.) Now let me say that, yes, the “Rehab?” wife beater I’m wearing says “NO, NO, NO” on the back. I got this incredibly realistic beehive wig on Ebay, and the floral hairpiece and many, many temporary tattoos are from your average party/costume store. Although the shirt is a reference to one of Amy’s most famous hits, and the woman was, admittedly, a hot mess at times, the fact remains that she had a beautiful presence and a strong sense of style. Sometimes I wish I’d worn something to reflect her passion for retro fashion and sweetheart necklines.

Boston, Fashion

SoWa Vintage Market

I’m going to see what’s up at the SoWa Vintage Market today. Food trucks, art and thrifty shopping are quite a savory combo. Here’s a throwback to my last visit, in 2012, wearing a loose-fitting polka dot dress with shoulder pads from LF Stores, Marc Jacobs combat boots, my Alexander Wang Marion Bag, vintage Eastpak sunglasses, oh—and purple hair.


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Beauty, Fashion

These Ain’t Your Momma’s Mom Jeans

Can we talk about the ’90s again? Because for me, mom jeans, crop tops, and jellies are absolute essentials. Here are two outfits with two different vibes that both celebrate these wonderful throwbacks.



1Q1A2877You’re going to see me in these American Apparel Medium Wash High-Waist Jeans and my American Apparel black Spandex Crop Top again and again. They’re simply the sauce. My relaxed yet funky Sandro sweater is the perfect weight for September’s fluctuating weather, and I love the way my vintage woven bag plays with the texture and colors of the sweater. Being that the glitter Juju Babe glitter jelly sandals  (also courtesy of American Apparel) are on the cooky side, I went with my trusty black Oliver Peoples shades to keep things cool.





annie feetWhile the first outfit has a sort of updated grunge look, I suppose I would call this getup Babysitters Club Chic with a ’50s twist…I’m totally obsessed with these deliciously embroidered mom jeans from Topshop, which I paired with American Apparel’s basic white Baby Rib Crop T. My off-white cateye sunglasses from See Eyewear add a sophisticated flair to this fun-loving look, and the tortoise-shell stems pick up the tortoise buckle of my vintage belt.

Photos by Amanda Rosen