Thursday, June 28, 2012

Coral and Floral

Yesterday, I re-entered the fabulous world of DC blogging that I missed Oooooo so much and attended the CapFABB June meet up. The monthly blogger haven was held at American Ice Co, a hidden gem on V street. I was so proud that I was finally ON TIME and not "fashionably late" for one of these awesome events. Since we had some time to spare before the fashion gab and the frequent statements of "i die" and "i love that" began, Saade and I shared a platter of vegetarian nachos. They were to DIE FOR!!! The picture does no justice. But anyway, as usual the lady and gent bloggers came out decked in their finest and really confused the bar's "hipster" regulars. I met so many awesome people and I can't wait for the next event! Check out the snaps below to see what I wore (outfit photos courtesy of Saade).

American Ice Company!!!
Vegetarian Nachos!!!

Deets on the Look
Coral Skirt (borrowed from my sister): Royal Bleau Boutique
Top: Vintage, Elan Renegade Vintage 
Necklace: Vintage
Teal Belt: Thrifted
Gold Cuff: Vintage
Floral Velvet Clutch: Vintage, Elan Renegade Vintage, get it here
Shoes: Steve Madden (old)

Elan <3

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Swap Till You Drop

As ya'll can probably tell, I've been MIA since the end of April. I was preparing to vend at the Dewdrop Spring Swap and Shop. If you didn't make it to the last, your in luck. Dewdrop is having a summer swap dubbed the Tangerine Tango Swap. The swap is going down this Saturday, June 30th from 1:00 - 4:00pm at Vapiano's in Bethesda. So here's what you have to do

1. Get your ticket here
2. Get your summer cleaning on
3. Bring 5 items to swap with other fabulous fashionistas

Here's a recap of the last swap to give you an idea of whats in store

Dewdrop founder Kristine and I



Elan Renegade Vintage
Trendsetter Jewelry Designs
Gorgeous Trendsetter Jewelry Display
Such unique pieces
Awesome vintage pieces
Shoe Accessories
Brown Sugar Designs
Lola Ro had same fabulous pieces on display
Wouldn't you love to get one of these gift boxes?
Stella & Dot! I was eyeing that orange necklace to the left
Such an awesome brand
Charmed Boutique
How gorge is this polk-a-dot dress
Snob Swap!!!
Founders Elise and Emily


My sister/intern and I
The camera man
gorgeous ladies!!!
Charmed Boutique founder Savannah and her gorgeous friend
My gorgeous friend came to support the swap
Savannah and I

enjoy the swap!!!
Elan <3

Monday, June 25, 2012

Books, Tassels, and Vintage Withdraw


It has been 2 months since I last blogged and I have been experiencing some serious fashion withdraw. I know I've been MIA a little longer than usual this time but for a good reason I promise. I finally graduated from college last month and finishing up my undergraduate career strong meant putting my addictive love of vintage fashion aside to focus on school. Good news is that my absence meant that I successfully received my bachelor's degree in Health Administration and Policy with a concentration in Public Health from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). This month, I started graduate school and I must say this higher education stuff is no joke. With weekly papers and hundreds of pages in readings, I have had no time to bond with the fashion community.

Even though I have a few weeks of class left for the summer I've decided that enough is enough. So Elan Renegade Vintage is back with your regular vintage fashion digest. Get ready for the usual runway shows, awesome designers, ootd looks, and fashion must haves mixed with my personal vintage style. For now, here's what I've been up to.

College Grad!!!

On my graduation day I wore a teal and navy striped Silence and Noise silk dress under my cap and gown and paired it with these awesome pink Steve Madden sandals that I borrowed from my sister

The love of my life and I were pretty flashy at my lovely friend Amanda's graduation celebration. I wore a silver pleated two tier dress from Akira Chicago and paired it with my red suede platform pumps and a bold red lip color. The boy wore his favorite H&M vest with a thrifted shirt and bowtie.

The gorgeous ladies!!!

Ending the semester with a night out didn't hurt. Naomi, Heidi and I were ready to hit the town. I wore a ruched blush colored H&M skirt, a simple white tank, and a teal blazer with black trim.
Some of my gorgeous sorors came to celebrate with me at my graduation soiree. Look how colorful we are. I wore a vintage floral high low dress with turquoise and tan strappy wedges.

Jessica and I rocked our vintage inspired fascinators at a tea party. I wore a coral colored dress and my favorite teal blazer with a gold vintage necklace.
Pretty in Pink and Gorgeous in Green. Lambda Phi, Spring 2012 - # 9 "Ivy Strut"

Elan <3