Last month as I was working on my blog for the holidays I decided to team up with Radisson Red for their December “Art of Giving” Challenge. Radisson Red is a line of hip hotels that believes they can enhance the world of Millennials through art, music, and fashion during their travels. Although the focus of my challenge relied on reusing and re-purposing clothes for a vintage look, I was inspired to expand on the topic of the art of giving.
I was totally stoked at the chance of finding the perfect vintage piece until I found out my budget was $50! In a town where a latte can run you $15, my fifty-dollar budget looked more like 3 Venties than a vintage. With a determination in my eyes and holiday spirit in my heart I set off on my journey. I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel. – Will Ferrell in Elf. I love that movie!!
After days of research and endless isle sifting I checked into Rags-A-Gogo. I was greeted by Joshua Suzanne, the shops keeper, and a little helper with whom I shared my art of giving checklist with. They assured me we were both on the same sleigh. Trying on the outfit I’ve posted I thought they would find me naughty, but after hearing that they would give me the entire look plus the shades for $50 I made the nice list! It was ironic to see the art of giving in action. The very thing I was inspired to write about was coming to fruition right before my eyes. I have so much to be thankful for as I reflect on my experiences this past year. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in 2016 it’s that you should share your gift with others. So, let’s make this New Year a canvas for the Art of Giving. Happy 2017!!!
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My Rags-A-Gogo Vintage Pieces
Black leather pants: POST CARD
Retro sunglasses: No label
Fishnet socks + Black heels: From my closet