Monday, February 20, 2017

How to Style Vintage with Retro Reload

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* This is a sponsored post

Kimono: Retro Reload
Mandarin Collar Coat: Retro Reload
Cream Circle Shaped Earrings: Retro Reload
Gold Bauble Earrings: Retro Reload
Woven Basket Belt: Vintage 
Cream Croco Print Belt: Retro Reload
Brown Bag:Vintage 
Pants: La Bijou 
Leather Flap Bag: Tano
Boots: Donald J. Pliner
Bamboo Sunglasses: Gucci
Pink Sunglasses: Dior
Photography: Franz Swantko
Makeup: Elizabeth Jones
Eye Shadow: Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette
Hair: Drybar

Hello!  How are you doing?  Today, I want to talk with you about How to Style Vintage Clothing with Retro Reload.  I have been shopping at Retro Reload for years because everyone there is always so friendly and helpful.  A good chunk of my vintage wardrobe has come from there as well. This is a special collaboration post that I am excited to be a part of because it allows me to share how I style Asian inspired vintage clothing with modern pieces as well.  And did I ever tell you that I am part Asian myself? Well, now you know:)

What's nice about Kimonos and Mandarin collared coats are that they have luxurious fabrics and can be worn with great versatility and can be dressed up or down.  

In the first set of photos, I chose to style my lovely kimono as a dress (but you can also wear it as a top or loose coat) and added a neutral belt to give it a waist. I paired it with knee-high Italian stretch suede boots with a stiletto heel from Donald J. Pliner.  Then, I added a brown vintage bag and Gucci sunglasses to match my shoes.  Additionally, I found these beautiful cream circle shaped earrings with a pretty design on them almost like a picture (featured in a close up photo above).  As  you can see, Retro Reload has quality unique pieces of clothing and jewelry.  Just another reason to love them so much:)

In the second set of photos, I chose to style a beautiful cream Mandarin collar brocade coat with fringe tassels. This material is so luxurious and has some shine to it, so you can choose to dress it up with a pair of slacks or with a skirt and heels.  Today, I chose to style a more casual look.  I added a neutral belt to give it a waist and some matching accenting pieces in gold, blue, and pumpkin to bring out the details in the coat.  These pants are from La Bijou and fit snug like a legging (but with thicker material) which fits perfectly with these brown boots.  I also added an earthy pumpkin colored leather flap bag from Tano and these gold bauble vintage earrings to bring out the pumpkin and gold in the jacket. Lastly, the pink Dior glasses add that extra pop!

If you are looking for a pleasant way to spend your day, plan a visit to Retro Reload where they have a wide selection of unique vintage pieces and dazzling accessories to make your outfit pop.

Retro Reload isn't just another shopping destination, trust me, it's a Memorable Shopping Experience:)  


Address Here: 

Retro Reload
24630 Narbonne Ave., Lomita, CA 90717
Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-7:30pm, Sundays 11am-5pm



56 comments:

  1. Babe alert!! What dramatic and lovely clothing!! You look like an old school movie star here! That's awesome that you got to collaborate with one of your favorite stores! XO
    Lauren-Blair
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    1. Thank you Lauren. You are the sweetest! It's so flattering that you said that. I love the look of "Old Hollywood" glamour from the black and white era. It was super exciting to do a post with one of my favorite vintage shops. I had so much fun!

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  2. This is such a great idea! You look wonderful in both stylings, I love your golden earrings :-)

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    1. Thank you Alice. These earrings are super fun. As soon as I saw them, I knew they had to be featured on the blog. I'm glad you liked this post:)

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  3. Amazing ways to style a kimono!
    Bot outfits look very beautiful creative and elegant!
    xxx
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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    1. Thank you Silvia. It was fun styling this kimono in a different way. Thank you for stopping by.

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  4. These outfits are just amazing!
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    1. Thank you Anya and thank you for stopping by.

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  5. I love the first one, you look so stunning ♥

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  6. How awesome that you got to work with one of your favorite stores!! You look so glam in all of these photos! You always do Asian inspiration so well too.

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    1. Thank you Amanda. It was an awesome opportunity. You are the sweetest.

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  7. Those are elegent outfits. I really love the way you play with a little bit of tradional, modern and personalisation. Pretty awesome. The red dress is very cool, sounds like Retro Reload's offers nice stuff.

    XoXo - Vettae

    www.sofrenchychic.com

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    1. Thank you Vettae-Fee! They offer a beautiful selection of high-quality vintage pieces at an affordable price point. I'm glad to hear you liked how I styled these pieces dear and thank you for visiting:)

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  8. these pieces are so unique and special!

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  9. What beautiful looks! I love those Dior sunnies and your lilac nails pair with the burnt orange/dark red color so well. I wouldn't have guessed!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.
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    1. Thank you Luci. I can't believe how many outfits these pink Dior sunnies go with. They were definitely a great investment. As for my nails, I wasn't trying to match, but I'm glad to hear that you think they work with the whole look:) Thank you for visiting!

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  10. Oh my gosh! I might have to say, this is my favorite post of yours ever, Joanna! You are rocking these looks! And for some reason, I guess I did know you were part Asian. Must have been a past blog post or a comment? That is so awesome you were able to collaborate with one of your favorite stores. Congratulations! You really did a wonderful job of styling these looks. And I love that bright pink wall. :)

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! I'm so flattered:) You made my week! It's nice to change things up. You know, I think I did make a connection with a comment on one of your posts from Japan, but most people don't know and ask me all the time. It was a great experience to collaborate with Retro Reload. They are one of the best vintage stores around and if you ever come out here to visit, I would definitely make plans to stop by and take a picture in front of their pink wall:)

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  11. You styled the Kimono and Mandarin collared coat perfectly. So elegant and chic. You look gorgeous in both outfits.

    Xx
    Nikki
    www.nikkilivinglife.com

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  12. I like your Kimono! The first one is top!
    Nice to see you dear!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: LAST ONES FROM NORWAY: NORTHERN LIGHTS & MOON BOOT

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    1. Thank you Monica and thank you for stopping by.

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  13. Amazing post and perfect make up dear,
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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    1. Thank you Emma, you are the sweetest. Elizabeth Jones did my makeup and she always does a fantastic job!

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  14. Retro reload sounds like a great place to shop! If I ever end up anywhere near, I will pay it a visit. Helpful staff can make so much difference. They can turn our shopping into a lovely experience. I absolutely love how you styled these vintage items.

    That first outfit in warm tones is so lovely. That kimono with big sleeves is so glam. I love how you complimented its colour by keeping the others items brown (the bag and the boots)....such a glam and dreamy combo.

    The second outfit is very lovely indeed. You chose the perfect belt for this kimono blouse. The orange bag and the golden earrings really caught my eye. This combo managed to be both modern and traditional at the same time, I love it. You look fantastic!

    I love your approach to vintage styling. I enjoy wearing vintage clothes and I am more interested in wearing it on every day basis than for special occasions...I'm not that enthusiastic about recreating a certain historical look. I mean it is great that there are vintage enthusiast who do a complete historical vintage look, but personally what I enjoy the most is just mixing and matching vintage clothes with new ones- like you did here. You really inspired me with this look.

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    1. Thank you Ivana. Retro Reload is an amazing shop. They have unique one of a kind items, really high-quality vintage, costumes, and tons of awesome accessories. There is so much to look at. I'm glad to hear you liked the kimono. You really can work vintage into an everyday style, especially if you mix it in with modern pieces. I would love to see how you style your vintage Ivana. You always look so lovely and stylish on your blog and you are such a fantastic writer. I really enjoy reading your blog. Hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for stopping by:)

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  15. I am totally in love with both looks. That kimono and brocade coat are stunning!
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    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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    1. Thank you Miriam. I'm glad to hear you like both outfits. These outfits were fun to style.

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  16. wow you look gorgeous.. love the red kimono. Stunning

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    1. Thank you Hena. Glad to hear that you love the kimono. It was very comfortable too.

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  17. Perfection!Love this look!Kisses!!

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  18. I really love your outfits!

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    1. Thank you Enrica. Thank you for stopping by.

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  19. Wow, these pieces are so beautiful. I wish I had a fabulous vintage store within reach. There's something so fulfilling about vintage.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Thank you Sonia. If you ever come visit socal, you should definitely stop by this store. You will be so impressed:)

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  20. Perfect styling to modernize more traditional statement pieces! I absolutely love the way you accessorized!

    XO, Emily
    Epicurean Emily

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    1. Thank you Emily. I was hoping that it came across this way. Glad to hear you liked it. Hope you have a great week:)

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  21. Beautiful! I love the kimono with these pretty earrings you have on.
    Have a happy day!

    www.fashionradi.com

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    1. Thank you dear. Thank you for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful week!

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  22. Congratulations on your work, I love the photos!!kiss
    💚💚💚

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  23. OMG!! You look gorgeous <33 I love your 2 looks :)I wanna your kimono and sunglasses :)
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  24. Wow, both outfits are perfect on you ! Kisses :)

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