A few weeks ago, I had the pleasant opportunity to meet up and spend some time with one of my blogging heroes. It all started with a short email- in it I had suggested the next time he was in Seattle, that we should meet for coffee. 15 minutes after I sent the email, I got a phone call. It was Ari, who just so happened to be headed towards my neighborhood, and was wondering if I'd like to go to Value Village and do some thrift shopping with him. Would I?
Ummmm, is the pope Catholic?
In a matter of minutes I was dressed and out the door, ready for an impromptu shopping excursion with Ari Seth Cohen, founder and main photographer of Advanced Style. He was adorably dressed, and sweet as can be. And we had a blast cruising the men's department at Value Village. Let me just say, he is alert to every snappy dresser in the vicinity. He pointed out several snazzy older women while we were there. And Ari's got a great eye for vintage! Thanks to his keen eye, I picked up a couple of great vintage mens ties, a gorgeous 1950s paisley vest and a sharply tailored 1960s blazer.
Ari gave me a quick update on some of his upcoming projects, including the Advanced Style documentary, and told me about this fun new publication: an Advanced Style Coloring Book! Now you can color inside or outside of the lines, on some of your favorite Advanced Style ladies. It's now available on Amazon, and if you click on this link I'll get a little commission from your order. It's a stylistic win/win, so order yours today.
I had such a great time with Ari, and was not surprised it was the one day that week that was sunny. I tried to dress accordingly, wearing my spring time thrifted floral rayon skirt, my newly acquired vintage baby blue rosebud sweater and brand new polka dot pussy bow blouse. Ari and his Advanced Style blog always inspires me to dress to express, and it was a blast to do so in person!
Tell me, what would you wear to meet one of your blogging heroes?
- vintage handknit sweater, Trove Vintage
- polka dot top c/o JACOB
- vintage polka dot + punk cuff, thrifted
- vintage floral rayon skirt,
- vintage booties, Thrift Town
|99% THRIFTED. 100% BLOOMING