End of Summer Fun: Brooklyn Flea & AfroPunk

We took a mental break over the weekend for a little end of the summer fun at the Brooklyn Flea & AfroPunk in Brooklyn!  I spent a few hours at the Brooklyn Flea on Sunday and scored so many fabulous finds.  The flea market is held every Sunday in Dumbo and features quality vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques.  A few of my favorite vintage vendors who exhibit at the Manhattan Vintage Show exhibit at the Sunday Flea Market as well.  One in particular, had the most amazing vintage wide leg pantsuit that I scored for $40.  The pantsuit reminds me of something Willona Woods would have rocked on Good Times, yaaaas!

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The highlight of my NYC solo weekend trip was finding these three vintage albums at the Brooklyn Flea. Jazz music, in particular John Coltrane soothes the soul.  Thrifting and vintage shopping in New York is our favorite pastime, and we are currently finalizing the logistics for the Modage Style Holiday Inspired Fashion Bus Tour right before Christmas!

While in Brooklyn, I was able to reserve the most immaculate brownstone compliments of Airbnb and my hostess Ms. Verna was the absolute best.

Prior to stopping by AfroPunk, I visited SoCo in Brooklyn for a quick bite and the food was delicious.  I opted for the Clinton Hill Omelette with White Cheddar Grits and a Hibiscus Margarita.  The vibe was chill, the music was amazing and the service was stellar.

This was my first Afro Punk experience and I definitely plan to return next year.  The personal style was truly on another level.

Fun times with my sister-in-fashion Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides.

My entire look was snagged while resale shopping (except my sandals).

I adore my custom Ankh and Cowrie Shell rings by Enoch The Jeweler of Those Brothers Jewelry at AfroPunk.

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Such an epic weekend and Janelle Monáe had the crowd groovin’.  This was the perfect end of summer fun and Brooklyn was such a great host.

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Fall Inspired Booties

Raise your hand if you are ready for booties season? Every girl should own a staple pair (or two) for Fall.  We are currently obsessing over these Fall inspired booties spotted at Neiman Marcus.  These are the perfect ankle booties to add a little pizzazz to your Fall wardrobe and for every season.

For Work

Joie Ciera Suede Tassel Bootie, Graphite $348.00

For Play

Chloe Bead-Fringe Suede Ankle Boot, Black/Mix $1,790.00

For Date Night

Christian Louboutin Miss Circus Peep-Toe 120mm Red Sole Bootie, Black/Mekong $1,995.00

For Coffee Runs

Alexander Wang Kori Studded Leather Lift-Heel Bootie, Black $695.00

Just Because 

Valentino Fusion Lace Pointed-Toe Bootie, Nero/Carne $1,445.00

Do you have your checklist ready? We are thinking cozy oversized sweaters, textured tights, pumpkin spiced everything, and an arsenal of ankle boots to wear every single day to add a touch of refined sophistication.

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Empire Inspired Fashion Challenge

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Recreate a look straight from the closet of Ms. Cookie.  Feel free to post and tag @Modage_Style on Twitter or in the MODAGE Style | Fashion Bus Tours group on Facebook by Friday, March 7th. The winner of the challenge will receive a $25 gift certificate to Goodwill of Greater Washington.

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Tell us why you selected this look, what inspired your Empire inspired fashion challenge look and where you secured the image. Good luck and don’t forget to hashtag ‪#‎MODAGEStyle‬.

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Style Files: MODAGE Style | NYC Vintage Style Tour

Happy Thursday!  We are still spotting exclusive looks and stylish selfies from attendees who joined us for our inaugural NYC Vintage Tour!  Seeing photos with our #MODAGEStyle hashtag on various social media platforms warms my heart. Also, nothing pleases me more than spotting client’s wearing their fashion finds from the MODAGE Style | NYC Vintage Style Tour and owning their looks with 100% confidence. Can you say #MISSIONACCOMPLISHED?!

Enjoy the most recent Style Maven photos that we have added to our Style Files this week!

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My vintage camisole I purchase in NY. Rocking this piece at the Fillmore.
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“Good morning ladies…remember these babies I scored after you dropped me off in NYC? Wore them yesterday! Heading back to Buffalo Exchange next week! Im hooked!” Style Maven Selina

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“Look who came out to play today in these fridge temps! I feel like I need to name her!! I love this coat! Happy Friday Style Mavens!” Style Maven Mary

“Wearing my vintage hat from The House of Findings during our ‪#‎MODAGEStyleTourNYC‬ to tonight’s Zulu Ball in New Orleans!” Style Maven Monica

COLD WEATHER LOVE: On this frigid day in the nation’s capital. Enjoying my vintage lilac leather gloves purchased @thevintageshow during the ‪#‎MODAGEStyleTourNYC‬! ‪#‎MODAGEStyle‬ ‪#‎HauteMom‬ ‪#‎WinterFashion‬ ‪#‎VintageGloves‬   Style Maven Monica

Do yourself a favor and save the date of Saturday, April 18th!  We are returning to NYC for an afternoon of vintage and resale shopping.  I hope that you are able to join us and bring a friend.  Just one rule, “Positive Vibes Only.”

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Banana Republic F/W 15 | Inspired by Layers

Here are my inspired by layers looks from Banana Republic F/W 15 collection.  The looks below have definitely inspired my vibe for the remainder of the season.  Impeccable tailoring, bold, yet classic pieces and street style worthy.

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MODAGE Style | Thrift Thursday

My MODAGE Find of the week was compliments of my local Goodwill.  I discovered a new retail store several days ago and vowed to return when I had some free time.  I was not disappointed, because I was able to snag a brand new pair of peep-toe ankle booties compliments of Vince Camuto.  When I discovered them in the window, I immediately fell in love with the sequins embellishment and the fact that they have never been worn.  I’m thinking of packing them in my carry on to travel with me to Vegas next month.  I’ve read several reviews about this style and they seem to be very comfortable and reliable when wanting to look cute without rocking flats.

As I continued to walk around the store in an attempt to familiarize myself, I spotted this vintage suede handbag with immaculate gold hardware.  The bag is in pristine condition {inside as well} and stamped Made in Paris.  Currently, I am researching the brand, but she will be added to my line up this weekend as I debut her at high tea with the girls.

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What was your last MODAGE Style | Thrift Thursday find?  Tweet me your photo and I will feature it next week on the blog.

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Fashion Friday Tip: The Urge To Purge

Fashion Friday Tip: The urge to purge is in the air!  This weekend, start editing your closets. Give away old accessories, start pulling pieces for the MODAGE Style Fashion Swap Soiree, and organizing your handbags and shoes.

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Now is the perfect time to purge, it’s a long holiday weekend. You could be a blessing to someone.

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Fashion Friday ● Olivia Palermo

Fashion Friday ● Olivia Palermo’s Burberry Prorsum sequin skirt has officially given me life this morning.

 

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Vintage Visit | Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing

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Last week, I had the pleasure of stopping by Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing for our weekly Vintage Visit series. Upon arrival, I loved the chic space located in the Anacostia Arts Center.  Native Washingtonian and owner Lynette Voss, has admired vintage fashion since an early age. Lynette takes great pleasure searching and finding all of the one-of-a-kind fashions that reside in her boutique. A variety of signature pieces and sizes, great customer service {ask for Tasha}, layaway options, metro accessible, and moderate pricing.  A true hidden gem in Ward 8!

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Vintage Belts & Accessories

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Vintage Sparkle

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On Trend | Bucket Bag

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Vintage Finds – Price Range $28 – $150

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Faux Fur Vintage Cape

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Vintage Ear Candy

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Bone Tall Boots | On Trend

Own a vintage or resale boutique?  Want to be featured?  If so, please e-mail us at vintagevisits@modage-styles.com.

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Weekend Frugal Find | Shoe Woo

Our weekend frugal find is compliments of one of my favorite Goodwill retail stores located in Owings Mills, Maryland.  These chic Jimmy Choo Purple Satin Slingback Sandals will perfectly compliment a little black dress.  A great find for a fashion-obsessed Style Maven eager to build her wardrobe with designer finds for a fraction of the price.  

Original Retail Price: US $550 |  Frugal Find Price:  $75

Our Frugal Find blog posts represent my mission to demonstrate that you do not have to spend much to feel and look like you are prepared to be candidly captured by Bill Cunningham.  If you’re willing to be patient and creative, you can satisfy your high fashion/street style craving on a dime effortlessly.

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