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The Birdcage Boutique

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I’ve been following this brand called Finders Keepers on Instagram for a while now and just this week I stumbled upon a photo that I fell in LOVE with.  Whenever I find photos that inspire me I automatically screenshot them on my phone and save them for a rainy day #regram.  The outfit was from a boutique called The Birdcage Boutique in Australia and a short peek into their profile made me fall in love with their style even more. Their clothes are from a few designers/labels most of which I’ve never heard of and their designs are stunning. simple, elegant, good quality, minimalistic and sophisticated.  It’s really a breathe of fresh air from all of the cheap trendy fashion that’s been popular lately and I think with time as we grow older we learn to appreciate a small amount of quality pieces and designs that are more minimal and can be worn  a number of times over a few seasons (at least it’s that way for me). A made a small compilation of some of my favorite picks from their website. Take a look yourself and either do some online shopping or at least get some amazing outfit inspirations for the week.

כבר תקופה ארוכה שאני עוקבת באינסטגרם אחר מותג שנקרא “פיינדרס קיפרס” (קישור למטה), והשבוע נתקלתי בתמונה מהממת בפיד שלהם. בכל פעם שאני מוצאת תמונות שנותנות לי השראה, אני באופן אוטומטי עושה צילום מסך בטלפון ושומרת אותם ביום גשום. האאוטפיט בתמונה היה מבוטיק אוסטרלי שנקרא “בירדקייג’ בוטיק” (קישור למטה) והצצה קצרה לפרופיל שלו גרמה לי להתאהב עוד יותר. הבגדים בבוטיק מגיעים מכמה מעצבים שעל רובם לא שמעתי והעיצובים שלהם מדהימים. פשוטים, איכותיים, אלגנטים, מינימליסטים ומודרנים. זה שינוי מרענן בהשוואה לאופנת הטראש הזולה שפופולרית בזמן האחרון. אני חושבת שעם הזמן וככל שאנו מתבגרים אנחנו לומדים להעריך כמות קטנה יותר של בגדים איכותיים ועיצובים שהם יותר מינימליים ויכולים לשמש מספר פעמים ולכמה עונות (לפחות ככה אני מרגישה). קיבצתי אוסף קטן של כמה פריטים שאהבתי מהאתר שלהם. תסתכלו בעצמכם, תעשו קצת קניות באינטרנט או לפחות תקבלו קצת השראה לתלבושת מגניבה לשבוע הקרוב.

קישורים: Finders Keepers (@finderskeepersthelabel), The Birdcage Boutique (http://thebirdcageboutique.com.au/home/)

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http://thebirdcageboutique.com.au/home/

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Keep Me On Your Mind A While

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top Title Unknown // skirt vintage // boots Asos

Saturday afternoons are always my days to take pictures of outfits I come up with during the week. Usually it happens when two pieces that fit together well happen to hang next to each other in the closet. The combination catches my eye and I instantly put together an outfit that sticks in my head for the rest of the week. That’s what happened with this skirt and t-shirt combo. If you have been following my blog, you’ll know I love flower prints and graphic tees. Separately or even better together. Mixing patterns and prints is a great way to create an interesting and effortless look without looking like you tried too hard – but really you did:) What fashionable girl doesn’t spend at least a few minutes of the morning standing in front of the closet planning out what to wear for the day? Well, anyway, let’s talk about this skirt. I found it at the vintage market for fifteen shekels (that’s like 4 dollars) and at least five sizes too big. It probably belonged to some religious woman from the 70s with a very different figure than me. But regardless, I bought it. I took it home and pinned about five or six inches in and sewed up the sides. Then it fit like a glove, the beauty of a sewing machine! You should all get one. Ok enough with my ranting, hope you enjoy the rest of the photos and if you really have something to say, leave it in the comments section;)

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Naama and Einav

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Left: Top and bottom Studio Pasha // Right: top Urban Outfitters // skirt vintage

Friday afternoon I headed over to Dizengoff square for my favorite vintage market.  They sell everything there from old jewelry to silverware, to fur scarves but my favorite section is of course the vintage clothes. I’ve always wondered where those sellers get all of their clothes from- some of them have amazing finds! You can sometimes bargain the prices and the materials from the 70s and 80s were better than the junk fabric that they use today (sorry if I offended any Forever 21 fans- I like Forever 21, too). Anyway, if you’re in Tel Aviv or coming to visit, you should definately head over to the market, it’s open on Tuesdays and Fridays.

I spotted these girls while sitting near the fountain with some friends (seen below) and immediately jumped out of my seat and ran after them. I can be such a stalker sometimes. After I returned to my friends they laughed at my strange sense of style. There were a bunch of girls who walked by that morning but only these two really caught my eye. I especially love what the girl on the right is wearing- a cropped tee and sheer skirt – its a perfect combination! I hope you agree with me, and I’m not as crazy as my friends think I am, enjoy the rest of the photos and have a great week!

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SCTLV X Anna

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dress Anna // shirt Zara // boots Unisa
photographer // Eden Ninve Arbib

It’s been a rainy couple of weeks in Tel Aviv recently but what’s odd about this weather is that its pretty warm during the daytime and you can go without a sweater.  This was shot on a Saturday afternoon during one of the dry moments when the clouds part and you can see a little bit of blue skies. I really hate the cold but the only good thing about cloudy days is that the lighting is great for taking pictures. This dress is from an amazing Israeli designer called Anna Sinai- the link to her page is in the outfit details and also here.  I like to call it a trapeze dress because its shaped liked that and is loose, flattering and so easy to wear.  It seems like a summer dress but you can also wear in in the winter with a good pair of double layered stockings and some thigh-high boots. My new good friend Eden photographed me in this shoot and she was so much fun to work with. I’m working on her new website with her but for now you can see all of her beautiful photographs in her Facebook page. I hope you liked this casual and lazy outfit for a casual and lazy Saturday afternoon.

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Mika

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jacket vintage // top vintage // shorts American Apparel // shoes Superga

Here goes my ongoing continuous obsession with denim jackets and well, thigh high socks. I wonder if its just me or if this is a trend going on in Tel Aviv… can’t really tell;) I met Mika through my roommates and noticed she had amazing style so I convinced her to let me photograph her for the blog. She works for a production company on Rothschild so this was shot on a side street nearby. The shoes that she’s wearing are from Superga, an Italian brand of sneakers that I now love. Here is the link to their website and it will really make you feel like you need to own a pair of flatform sneakers if you don’t already. Also her bangs are so cool, I wish I could pull that off but I am too scared of cutting them that short- it reminds me of the 90s and that’s really making a comeback lately.  Anyway, I hope you are inspired, here are some more photos and have a great weekend:)

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Esther’s Dress

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dress vintage // shoes Asos

I got this dress at the vintage market on Dizengoff from my favorite stand run by Esther – who I photographed for the blog in June (click here to see the post). She has amazing style and I knew anything she offered me would be a great piece so I got this dress. At first it had sleeves, but like most things I buy, I ended up altering it and cutting them off. I like it better this way because it gives it a more modern twist. The dress itself is actually sheer and underneath I’m wearing a slip which gives it a cool textured effect when its sheer on the bottom and opaque on top. The shoes are my favorite shoes this season- black chelsea boots from Asos that I ordered online (of course) this past summer. They are just perfect with everything and I like how they are made from rubber and not leather, it gives them a more casual feel. And lastly, of course, socks and shoes are the best ongoing trend that I’m obsessed with. Every time I see somebody on the street with their socks showing I automatically think I need to photograph them for the blog:) Well, I hope you liked the outfit and don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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Daria and Ayala

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Left: top Noname // jacket Raw // sandals Juju // Right: everything Vintage

I spotted these two on a rainy and gloomy Saturday afternoon walking near Habima (the huge theatre in Tel Aviv) and they instantly caught my eye. Well, anybody wearing shorts and thigh-high socks always catches my eye. I love it! I wish I could work that look to the office but unfortunately I would feel awkward wearing shorts. Actually high socks as well. Anyway, everything about these girls is cool – I love their hair, lipstick color, the fact that their not afraid to wear shorts on a rainy day and most importantly their effortless style. That is when you really know somebody is stylish- when they can wear something different and unique and still look totally cool and effortless. So, enough with my ramblings now and please enjoy the rest of the outfit photos, I hope I brought you some weekend fashion inspiration:)

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Eleanor

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top vintage // jacket vintage // shoes Kriza

Last weekend I decided to clean out my closet and ended up putting aside almost a third of my clothes – which was about two giant suitcases full. Now, you ask, what do I do with all of these clothes? Good question, I was asking myself the same thing. I tried giving it away to my cousin in Jerusalem but she only took about five items so my next idea was to have a really cheap clothing sale. That way, people will want to come but they will only take what they are actually going to wear, because they are still paying for it. I emptied out the suitcases in my room and organized all of the giveaway clothes neatly hanging on a rack along with lined up shoes and a basket of bathing suits (see pictures below)

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The sale was a huge success and on the last day, once I thought all the good clothes were taken, two girls called me and told me that they were on their way. That’s when I met Eleanor, the girl in the photo with the killer style. I thought that they weren’t going to find anything from the leftovers but she was somehow able to dig up an entire bag of amazing finds including two shoes,  a pair of old Levis, and a bunch of t-shirts. She graciously let me photograph her for the blog and here are the rest of her amazing photos. Also, you can find out more about her style from short interview with her at the bottom of the post.

בסוף שבוע שעבר החלטתי לעשות נקיון בארון ואיכשהו הגעתי למצב  ששמתי בצד שני שקים ענקיים שהכילו
שליש מהבגדים . עכשיו אתם בטח שואלות את עצמכן מה אני עושה עם כל הבגדים האלו? שאלתי את עצמי את אותה שאלה, ניסיתי לתת לבת דודתי בירושלים אבל היא לקחה רק חמש פריטים. היה לי רעיון לעשות מכירה ממש
זולה. כך אנשים ירצו לבא אבל יקחו רק את מה שהם באמת רוצים. רוקנתי את המזוודות בחדר, ארגנתי את כל
הבגדים לתרומה במסודר על מתלה, ארגנתי גם את הנעליים בשורה מסודרת והיתה גם סלסלת בגדי ים (התמונות למעלה), המכירה היתה הצלחה גדולה וביום האחרון אחרי שחשבתי שכל הדברים הטובים נלקחו, התקשרו שתי בנות ואמרו שהן בדרך. אז פגשתי את אלינור, הבחורה בתמונה, עם הסטייל השווה. חשבתי שהם לא ימצאו כלום מהשאריות אבל איכשהו אלינור הצליחה לצאת עם שקית שלמה של מציאות: שני זוגות נעליים, גינס של ליוויס ומלא טישרטים. היא הסכימה שאצלם אותה לבלוג והנה שאר התמונות המדהימות שלה, בין השאר תוכלו לקרא עוד על הסטייל שלה בראיון קצר איתה בסוף הפוסט.

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How would you describe your style?
I collect clothes from all over the place, they’re mostly black!
It is getting to be the colder months in Tel Aviv, how do you dress for the weather?
I love dressing for winter although this is year i need to do some shopping and can’t wait to hit the second hand shops
A fashion rule you never break:
I don’t like the look of mixing silver and gold jewelry
What kind of things do you tend to splurge on?
I find it so hard to splurge! but i give in when it comes to shoes :)
What are some of your favorite places to shop?
There are a few shops that i can always find something in, Vitzo is one of them! But London is the best place for shopping. I usually shop at Beyond Retro on Brick Lane, Urban Outfitters, and Zara

איך היית מתארת את הסטייל שלך?
אני אוספת בגדים ממקומות שונים והם בדרך כלל בגוון השחור.
מתחיל להיות קריר בתל אביב איך את מתכוננת להתלבש לקראת החורף?
אני אוהבת להתלבש לעונת החורף למרות שהשנה אני צריכה לעשות קניות, מאוד מחכה ללכת לחנויות יד שנייה.
חוק אופנה שאת תמיד מקפידה עליו?
אני לא אוהבת לערבב תכשיטי זהב וכסף.
על איזה פריטים את נוטה לבזבז?
אני לא כל כך בזבזנית אבל נקודת החולשה שלי זה נעליים.
מה המקומות האהובים עלייך לקניות?
יש כמה חנויות בודדות שאני תמיד יכולה למצא שם משהו: וויצו הוא אחד מהם, אבל לונדון היא העיר הכי טובה לשופינג, אני בדרך כלל קונה בביינד רטרו ברחוב בריק, אורבן אאוטפוטר וזרה.