Vintage Inspired Accessories for Spring

I don’t know about you but I am so excited to pull out my spring clothes! The weather isn’t quite warm enough yet here in D.C. for spring dresses (or North of here according to my friends and family) so I’m compensating with lots of spring-y accessories. Items like earrings, scarves and handbags are the perfect way to transition your outfit to spring without sacrificing warmth. Plus, there are so many vintage inspired items out in stores right now. I’m still completely inspired my Midge Maisel and Old Hollywood glamour right now, and am thrilled that retail stores are on board! Here are some of my favorites -

Vintage Inspired Accessories for Spring

One - Baublebar Aura “Huggie” Hoop Earrings - These earrings hug your ear lob and have a vintage inspired dangle that I love.

Two - Lisi Lerch Pearl Button Earrings - These button earrings are so classy and classic!

Three - Cat Eye Sunglasses - Classic retro sunglasses for under $40!

Four - Madewell Gingham scarf - I think the gingham pattern on this scarf looks just like something Midge would wear in the Catskills and it’s only $12.50.

Five - Kate Spade Rose Convertible Shoulder Bag - I LOVE this handbag. It has a convertible strap so it can sit at the hip or on your shoulder. It’s the perfect size - dainty but large enough for all your essentials - and I think the beige and white color palette is going to be huge this spring. Isn’t it just darling?

Six - Wicker Top Knot Headband - As you know I love top knot headbands, and I think the woven fabric of this one is perfect for spring.

Seven - Straw Boater Hat - I think a boater hat is such a classic silhouette. They go so well with spring and summer dresses and are sure to keep you cool.

Eight - Jeffrey Campbell Woven Slides - I’m so excited that this woven silhouette is now available for under $100. I love the Carrie Forbes version, but they are just so much, and these look so similar.

Nine - Enamel Flower Earrings - A larger stud earring always looks glamorous, especially with your hair pulled back, and I think the enamel is so pretty on these flowers.

Ten - Edie Woven Sandals - These sandals are comfy and reminiscent of a 1960’s day at the Club. I love the color too, it would go with all your spring and summer clothes.

Eleven - Bamboo Bracelets - How fun are these bracelets?! Don’t they look like a vintage Lilly Pulitzer piece?

Twelve - Kate Spade Rose Basket Bag - This bag has such a fun shape. It almost looks like a small basket version of Midge’s vanity case.

Have you started to dress for spring yet? What items are you excited to wear?

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A Pop of Red

A Pop of Red with a J.Crew sweater blazer
A Pop of Red with a J.Crew sweater blazer
A Pop of Red with a J.Crew sweater blazer
A Pop of Red

I saw this sweater in J.Crew recently and I couldn’t resist! It’s such a beautiful pop of red, which pairs perfectly with all of the blue jeans I’ve been wearing recently (not to mention Valentines Day). I love that depending on what accessories you pair it with it can look casual or vintage glam. Plus, it has a nice weight to it which means that if I’m not outside for too long I can forego a coat when I wear it!

A Pop of Red with a J.Crew sweater blazer
A Pop of Red with a J.Crew sweater blazer

Sweater / Top Knot Headband (or the navy is on clearance!) /Pumps / Jeans / Tank / Similar bag

I chose to make this long sweater blazer feel more vintage glam, which has been my ascetic of choice lately. I’ve been trying to keep in mind my favorite ascetics and colors to wear when I go shopping so that my closet looks cohesive and it’s easy to mix and match all of my items. Red and vintage glam are at the top of both lists. (That, and things that are warm and cozy :) Also, the sweater is very roomy. If you don’t want it to hang quite so loosely, absolutely go down a size.

A Pop of Red with a J.Crew sweater blazer

To play up the vintage charm I paired the sweater with my favorite Chanel look a like pumps, which now come in pink too! The heel is the perfect height and compared to how much Chanel shoes cost they are a bargain. They come in pink now too. They go with pretty much everything, and I love the cutouts on the side. I think they make the classic silhouette feel modern.

A Pop of Red with a J.Crew sweater blazer
A Pop of Red with a J.Crew sweater blazer

I also wore this new top knot headband. I’ve been seeing them on Instagram a lot lately, and was excited to find a black one for a good price at Anthropologie. I love the way the headband has such an Old Hollywood glamorous feel, like something Grace Kelly would wear, and yet is very on-trend right now. Those are my favorite kind of accessories!

Here are some other hair accessories I’ve been admiring lately:

What are your favorite accessories? Do you like headbands too? I used to wear so many and then stopped for a while; I’m so excited to see the trend come back!

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