Street Style Saturday-Sasha’s Modern Twist to Retro Fashion

 
Sasha Rosenblum is wearing a Modern Crew Tee from Gap with Button Jeans from Freddies of Pinewood. “Lately I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on my monochromatic outfits that incorporate new, contemporary purchases with older, classic vintage pieces.”

I bumped into Sasha on her way to the village post office to ship her ebay items. She is a friend of mine and a client and is always dressed on point, so of course I had to snap a photo of her style. She always rocks the modern rockabilly look and her home is like a 1960s time capsule. I will definitely have to feature it on the blog! 

The hat is 40’s/50’s driving cap and would be used by men in that era while driving. It is also called a Newsboy Cap. “Wearing multiple layers of varied textures of one color add dimension to an outfit, while also allowing you to highlight or downplay certain parts of your body,” Sasha dishes the scoop on her latest styles. 

Sasha also has an eBay shop with all of her amazing vintage finds. 

  

Street Style Saturday-Bobbi’s at Parkside

1IMG_7080

Bobbi’s at Parkside is a beautiful boutique facing the park in Cocoa Village. I must admit that I have sipped on a beer next door at The Village Idiot and popped in to see if there was anything I could wear for the evening without breaking the bank. Sure enough, I found a flowy black dress that I absolutely had to have. 

  
I love that Cocoa Village is growing and with this new strip by the park, it is full of amazing new and previous businesses. You can spend the entire day here. Start off with a caramel macchiato at Ossorio’s, who makes their caramel from scratch! Then, you can walk over to Bobbi’s and try not to buy EVERYTHING! I have a serious weakness for her jewelry, which she travels outside of the country to inport and personally assist in the designs. Of course, you need a nice cold beer after shopping. We later took the ladies, Elisha and Christie, to Crush Eleven for drinks and dinner, but that is an entire other blog post. Yum! It was definitely a fun ladies night!

1DSC_1483

What I love about Bobbi’s is that they treat you like family and she is incredibly involved in the community. She is always giving back and throwing fun events to get others involved on giving back as well. Her shop is unique and there is always something for everyone. Styles range from bohemian to beachy chic while remaining affordable. 

1DSC_1479

Hair by Misti Blu and Danni Gess from The Big Bang Studio

Makeup by Joyous Faces

Wardrobe and Jewelry from Bobbi’s at Parkside

Models: Elisha M & Christie Walker

  

Street Style Saturday-Upcycled T-shirt

I really hate throwing out things that I can rework. I have painted furniture, reworked old costume jewelry, created Cosplay costumes, pillows out of torn bed sheets, stuffed monsters out of socks but playing around with clothing you would wear as fashion? No.

I started seeing the shredded T-shirt tutorials about a couple years ago. Lace work out of old T-shirts (I’m particularly fond of ’90s and ’00s reworked concert T-shirts) have a fun summertime feel that can easily be accessorized or just worn to the beach. However, I am a mom of three boys and they are typically my guinea pigs. Not a fashion statement they were willing to make.

I decided to go to the thrift shop and hunt for a fun Fourth of July girl’s T-shirt to rework for Misti’s daughter. Shopping for a little girl: a rare treat!

I immediately found a sweet cap sleeved red T-shirt with an American flag that seemed perfect for the project. A whopping .49 cents!

I immediately went on Youtube to find an easy to follow tutorial. The one that seemed the easiest to follow was by Youtuber Ally McAlpine. I was particularly fond of her second look, which I attempted but the asymmetrical fringe shirt is a look was really cute as well. She had some great tips that I regrettably skipped and wished I hadn’t (do the soap chip step!).

Youtube Link
Ultimately, I was pleased with how fun it turned out and remarkably quick! About 20 minutes from start to finish.

Have you ever made a fringe T-shirt?

Tell us about your favorite design!