Where The Wild Things Are….

Where The Wild Things Are….

Stepping out of the office in Mt. Vernon for a local gift and clothing bazaar, I ran into an old friend, Jen Dukehart, who had made it down from Easton, Maryland to promote Mint Hand-Picked. The table had many different fabrics, ranging from fur to faux leather. Ladies crowded around waiting to try on the dress Jen was wearing; a faux leather high-neck sleeveless dress that has both a young silhouette and adventurous fabric. The basil colored dress – from She + Sky – was an easy crowd-pleaser, making it into my shopping bag as well.

She paired it with a simple latte colored leather ankle boot from Lucky Brand she found at Nordstrom…

…and spiced it up with accessories and a vest. The vest was a funky and soft walnut colored rabbit fur by CQ by CQ.

Although, she wore a variety of jewelry, her favorites were a trio snake print bangle, a wide leopard print bracelet, a chunky ring, and a thin silver beaded necklace—all from Turkish Delight Jewelry.
I enjoyed being able to experience this pop up especially because it was just in time for my daughter’s birthday, for whom I bought a toy from Shenanigans Toy Shop. Many of the Items can be found on Instagram: @minthandpicked Mint Hand-Picked has pop-up truck shows, bazaars, and parties around town.

While grabbing a quick coffee from Dooby’s before work, I spotted Paige Tester in her hard-to-miss outfit. Her outfit combined different textures and a bright splash of hot pink, my favorite color. When I approached her she explained, “being a Bolton Hill resident I am constantly surrounded by artistic individuals, due to the proximity of MICA and the Station North Arts District.” She loves to match some of her minimalistic wardrobe – like her Keds from Journeys and her dark blue jeans from Forever 21 – with some eccentric second-hand finds. To keep warm, she layered on her Tory Burch wool vest that she found at Love Me Two Times, a consignment boutique in Roland Park. Her thoughts on the vest? “I love the volume that the wool vest adds….it feels very luxurious. It allows me to feel like I’m wearing fur without actually wearing it.”

But the real statement piece was her hot pink Milk on the Rocks shirt that featured two cheetah heads going up the arms. She said it “adds a very fun and playful vibe to the whole look!”Her Vince Camuto leather studded cuff – bought at Loehmann’s that is sadly closed – is one of her favorite accessories because she can wear it with virtually anything she throws on. To complete her outfit, she carried a colorful beaded and rhinestone clutch she got at an out-of-state boutique.

Baltimore native, Heiress Lindler, made the trip from NYC to be home for the holidays and to do a little shopping. Heiress still finds comfort in finding treasures in the local boutiques and vintage stores. Such gems include Hunting Ground in Hampden, a consignment and vintage store that has made its home in an old church.

Heiress is far from afraid to make statements with what he wears. Being in the fashion field himself, he loves to match unique pieces. On this particular day, he toned it down and layered a black romper with a silver zipper on top of black leggings. He paired this look with a leather “Detroit” jacket from Hunting Ground, glasses from Zone, suede and leather ankle boots from Aldo, and finally a black fedora from H&M.

In poking around Hunting Ground, I found further inspiration. Create your own statement piece with these three unique vintage pieces. This copper statement dress with metal foil and tile detailing is hard to keep your eyes off of. It has a high neck and long sleeves, but the sparkle is perfect for any holiday party. Or just a fun night out. The velvet purse caught my eye with its gold embroidery and coral colored stones ($36) and this shearing muff will be perfect as the days get colder ($36).

If you want a more toned down look, try this vintage green silk Escada blouse ($26). Pair it with jeans or a skirt and don’t forget this painted leather clutch that has yellow, navy, apple, teal, and gold colored accents ($16).

Sloane Brown

Baltimore's longtime fashion and social scene reporter, Sloane is the founder/managing editor of Baltimore Snap.