Jun 7, 2010

Village Gate

Target maxi dress, Balenciaga bag, Vintage belt, Urban Outfitters sunglasses

This past weekend I went vintage shopping at Village Gate with my mom. Most of the building is filled with artist studios, but the first floor is home to two of the only real vintage shops in Rochester, Far Out Vintage and Ricky's Place. I always love going there because it is such a unique and inspiring spot, filled with artwork and color and light - so *not* typical of Rochester! But honestly, the pictures showcase it better than I ever could, so I'll let them do the talking!

And now, to announce the winner of the $100 gift card to Shopbop! I really loved all of your responses - it was so hard to pick just one! But in the end, the gift card will be going to...... Megan, of Mallrat Couture! Megan wrote this awesome poem I have to share with you all:

What's in a name?...
Elizabeth and James;
from uptown chic
to downtown freak,
they've got you covered-
after you've discovered
their Hand Bar rings,
suede sandals perfect for spring,
you'll see my favourite-
I would wear it out every bit-
Triple Pocket Blazer covered in gold,
one look and you've got me- I'm sold!!

I love it! Congrats Megan, and be sure to come back here and let me know what you buy with your $100 gift card! And for the rest of you all, I have yet another amazing giveaway coming up, that you all must come back and enter - I'll be posting it later this week! :)

76 comments :

Style with Benefits said...

Village Gate looks very cool, and a great setting for photos. Love the maxi dress & that belt!

xo, Becs

Eli said...

again, loving your hair in the bun!!

Faith J. said...

Congrats to Megan!!!

Love your dress and the belt.

Elena S. said...

i cant get over the balenciaga color !!
p.s sorry bout the delay but the rings went out this morning you should get them latest on wed.

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Lynzy said...

Love love love vintage shopping <3

http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

MarchMusings said...

What a great place to shop at. Love the cool maxi dress and bag!

Kaye said...

What a cool looking place. And I love your bag. Beautiful color

Lexy said...

Very cool--I want to go!

xoxo

Lexy

FashionNative.com

hiyaluv said...

That 2nd pic of you is so cute! you look really happy! I love that dress!
:)smiles,
gina
http://hiyaluv.blogspot.com

AlejandrA said...

your maxi dress is perfect!!
kiss:)

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Dee said...

Wow, it looks really amazing, and I love your dress :)

Fashion Court said...

i'm in love with that belt!

congrats to megan! loved her entry..and i love her blog's name! haha :o)

michelle_ said...

village gate seems like a cool place to go ! loved the pictures u took :)

thanks for the nice comments !

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fashionjunkie said...

Love the maxi dress, you pull it off really well. Obviously loving the gorgeous bag too!

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Nathaniel said...

Love love love this outfit!!! A perfect mix of high and low!!!

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Kendr▲ said...

I love your style! Its very inspirational :)

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BarelyVogue said...

Love your belt. Have lost some weight. You look sooo thin. Is this all for the zac posen?

xx
Sahi
www.barelyvogue.com

BTL said...

love the dress and bag

weezngmonkeys

Michelle Elaine said...

Lucky Megan! & lucky you for getting to see works like that in person :)

KeepItFvncy,
M.E.

Priz said...

Oh mine! I love your Balenciaga <3
Tnx for your comment :)

Brooke said...

Love the color of your bag. It's beautiful. That belt with the dress is also awesome :)

Natalie said...

Looks like a fun place to be!

Jesson Balaoing said...

looks nice, and fun.... like it

Alexandra Gabriella Audrey said...

wow i love your hair! <3
pretty pictures

Lauren said...

Loving the maxi & congrats to Megan! xx

Karoline said...

I am all into Maxi's this days!
And I love the belt.
Thanks for your comment. About the jeans, I bought them teared up, but I've teared them up a lot more.

NobodyKnowsMarc said...

OMG! I love your balenciaga!
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Lynzy said...

Thanks for stopping by <3

xo Lynzy

http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

Love the maxi dress and your balenciaga...
Village Gate looks very cool, and a great location for photos.

Leia said...

love your maxi dress!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Congrats to the winner! Love the maxi and your bag (of course!).

Closet Fashionista said...

Great photos! I love the dress :D
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Nathalie Kartika Putri said...

you mix them perfectly!! love your maxi dress
thanks for dropping by
check out my latest post
have a nice day

natzcracker

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

OMG I LOVE that street lamp!

And Megan's poem is pretty cool, too :-)

TheAlex said...

Cool place, love the third pic.

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Mcmaris said...

Love the color of your B-bag!!!

xoxo

Mary said...

Totally loving your maxi dress! Great blog!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

i speak mojito said...

hey darlin...i love your blog! And i'm also in ny so i definately have to check out village gate...its look real beautiful

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Clara said...

lovely post!
xx

nookie said...

hahaha, fun poem!
lovin' you outfit, and the mint balenciaga bag!

Nemerae said...

Maxi dresses are so cool and nice!! :)

LoliTa said...

love all the colours!

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SK said...

Lovely maxi! The top knot is super cute too :)

palma said...

Oo I love the dress

thingsIlove said...

I love your bag!

Helen [In Elegance] said...

Thanks for your comment.
Very arty pics.

Orchid said...

oh my earlier comment didnt get posted...

love your maxi...its so cool and chic. and the belt looks very interesting...would love to see it close up.

this free bird said...

um, hel-loooo on the balenciaga. and i love your hair in the bun...looks great on you!

hey, come back today (or in the upcoming) for melinda's pyramid spiked bangle! it's very cool.

Azede said...

looks cool, love your header

katjusha said...

discovered your blog right now. Oh i´m so dreaming of living in New York :D

lotz of greetz from BERLIN/germany

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She's Dressing Up said...

Love the maxi! And the art installations look amazing!

Taj Acosta said...

Love your bag!!! and your maxi dress! hugs doll ;)

Ashley said...

I love how you belted your maxi dress - and it's such a cool belt too! I swear I had a belt just like that when I was really young, wish I still did :)

xoxo, Ashley

passport in my pocket said...

the Village Gate looks like an inspiring place!! So cool

Jennifer Fabulous said...

LOVE your purse! That color is just gorgeous, especially with your fab black dress. :)

Copious Couture said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment and I am swooning over that gorgeous maxi dress!!!


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Vinda Sonata said...

ashley, you look fantastic! i love the maxi dress and your simple hairstyle!!

Katie said...

You look great - obsessed with that bag!

Following your blog and Twitter now! :)

ari said...

love your maxi dress, I can't believe you got it at target!



aRi
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Widanastri Nawastika said...

cool. love your maxi dress and belt. ;) xoxo, nastri.

My Lack of Style said...

Love the maxi dress!!

Rachel Lynne said...

ahh such cool art! I love that light post!

xxRachel

http://blushingtulips.blogspot.com/

Lily said...

What wonderful fascinating pieces of art. I love your dress it's so beautiful!

Lily
xxxx

CC said...

I am adoring maxi dresses this season! Tres fab. :)
Xx

Kelly said...

Love the maxi dress on you!!
And that store looks awesome! And love love that poem too.

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I'm following you. :)

Marika said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, that means a lot to me!

Love your dress, I think that looks amazing on you! And accessories are very elegant with this dress. Nice job!
Marika
and check out my new project - Story of my Clothes

The Allure House said...

Love that Balenciaga :)

Kisses.

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Isquisofrenia said...

hhaah yeah ive been told that before! i dont see it but thank you
and your dress looks just aamazing i really love the belt too!

Life is better with Converse said...

You have an amazing balenciaga!!! that color is awsome!!!!! xoxo

Farah said...

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Rae said...

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<3
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Runway Rundown said...

Love how you mix and match luxury and affordable pieces!

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Fashion Cappuccino said...

Wow!! The last picture took my breath away!! I love the way you put a colorful belt on your black maxi dress!! xoxoxoxxoo

Le Jardin said...

cool art. i like the belt of your dress.

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Raji said...

Aww this is such a gorgeous look, love the belt

Ducia Ciao said...

Love your bun