After another eventful year, I find myself back in front of my computer attempting this blog. Bloggers from all over can attest that it can be a full-time job and quite tasking at times. However, I do enjoy blogging and fashion and since this is 2014, (the year for no excuses), I'M BACK. 

I'm back but am going to take French Toast Vintage blog in a new direction. You'll see alot more of my illustrations and less cheesy, low budget #OOTD posts. The outfit posts will still be there, but in an attempt to have a cheeky, not so serious take on fashion, I am going to create sketches of those outfits too! FUN!


Yesterday's Sunday Funday

Amazing weather = Perfect Winery Day!
We packed up our goodie bag of meat, cheese, crackers, and dip and headed west to Tarara Winery. Their Boneyard wines were so great that we purchased 9 bottles... Yea, it was fun.

As far as the perfect vineyard outfit? I vote a maxi dress for its simplicity, effortless chic factor, and comfort. Since I was feeling a little 90's, I layered a Free People plaid flannel overtop this grey and black maxi and cropped polka dot top!

  This is Toby, he was the guest of honor and everyone there loved him!

Dress: Malloy
Cropped Tank: F21
Shirt: Free People
Sunnies: Marc Jacobs


Emerald Spring

Anyone who knows me, knows I love funky pants. I am so glad that this trend hasn't died yet. Wide leg, highwaisted, printed, tailored, whatever. I think a well fitted pant can be sexier than a short dress. So when I remembered I had these emerald (Pantone's color of the year!) H&M trousers in my closet from last year, I wanted to reinvent them with a touch of vintage! 

I scored this Vintage Armani silk top for $3 while thrifting at my hidden gem ;)

Trench: Zara
Shirt: Georgio Armani
Necklace: F21
Pants: H&M
Snakeskin Belt: Vintage
Shoes: H by Halston
Bag: Badgley Mischka
Watch: Michael Kors


I've been super busy with the store, which is why I've been slacking on the blogging. This past weekend, we went to Frederick, MD and checked out the commercial real estate scene there. Such a perfect place for a funky little vintage boutique! I love the downtown area there! My first stop is always Cafe NOLA for a "Ninja Turtle" latte. (Caramel, Hazelnut, and Vanilla) 

Took a break from walking the streets to snap a few ootd pics.

Shirt: French Toast Vintage
Jacket: Banana Republic
Shoes: Steve Madden
Sunnies: Marc Jacobs
Pants: H&M


No Gray Area

I can't think of an easier to wear trend for 2013 than the ever classic contrast of noir and blanc duo. 

I have a feeling I will be basically living in this color combo for a few months for a number of reasons. Black and white make a serious statement when worn together, they offer an easy option for color blocking the two, and when in doubt we turn to black anyway so why not brighten it up with a little white? 

Remember you can always keep your black and whites monochromatic to avoid going full zebra. Stick to a head to toe of one color then add a pop of the other with shoes, a scarf, or jewelry. As always, don't be afraid to continue to mix prints and patterns in B&W. My personal favorite mix and match combos are polka dots, florals, and stripes! One more tip I think is key in achieving une tenue chic is the use of sharp lines and good tailoring. Pair straight cut trousers with a sheer top or a well fitting blazer over a long flowy maxi to up your chic factor.


Bee Mine

A few weeks ago, I traded my Clinique eye makeup remover and L'occitane face wash for olive oil. The same olive oil that sits under my kitchen sink that I put on chicken. At first, I wasn't sure if I trusted rubbing oil all over my face, but I was most definitely sure I would rather put natural ingredients on my skin than harsh man made chemicals. Fast forward a few weeks and my skin is smoother and clearer than it has ever been! Read up on my EVOO regimen that I do 5 times a week here. The other 2 nights (Sunday and usually Thursday) I still use St. Ives Apricot scrub for good measure.

Do a little bit of internet research and find that some shampoos contain cancer causing ingredients. Cocamide DEA is just ONE example, and is even found in the hair products by Organix. With a name like Organix, we expect organic and healthy ingredients, no?

Next up, honey. Twice a week, 30 mins pre-shower, warm 3 tablespoons local honey and 1.5 tablespoon olive oil in the microwave for about 20 seconds. Let it cool to the touch and slather it on dry hair, concentrating on scalp and roots. Wrap hair up in a shower cap for a half hour then rinse with cold water in the shower. Thats all you need to know HONEY boo boo, child!



Here are some pictures from my birthday party on Friday night. We had dinner and drinks at Marrakesh in Dupont Circle. If you have never been there, I recommend it! Although the service was pretty slow, the place is beautiful and they offer authentic Moroccan food! They even sang Happy Birthday to me in French. Which, if you didn't know (because I certainly did not) is the third language of Morroco. 

And that's a cupcake from Crumbs Bakeshop! Mmmm

So after the cupcake, I had tiramisu, don't judge me :)