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5 Essential Pieces For Your Winter Wardrobe

April Onebane

Winter is coming! Seriously, can you believe it's almost here?! In the spirit of the season, we've compiled a list of the 5 essential pieces from our Fall/Winter lookbook "Cozy Creek" that you'll want to snag for your winter wardrobe this year. 

SUEDE JACKETS

You can't really go wrong with a soft suede camel jacket. Not only will it keep you warm, it'll probably go with just about everything in your winter wardrobe. There are so many styling options with a suede jacket. Pair it with your favorite cozy cream sweater and jeans, or dress it up with a holiday party dress and tights.

Shop our suede jacket HERE.

FAUX FUR

Talk about keeping you warm! Anything faux fur will do just that and also make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. We love the dramatic, statement a faux fur piece makes. Throw a faux fur lined coat over your outfit to elevate it to that next level.

Shop our faux fur coat HERE.

PONCHOS

We can't get enough of ponchos this season! Especially in bold colors. This is an easy go-to when you're not feeling your winter coat and you want to top off your look with something special. A poncho can be unexpected, in the best way. Get ready for lots of compliments, too. Also, it's the perfect accessory for a weekend camping trip!

Shop our poncho HERE.

VERSATILE PANTS

Dare we say to wear linen pants in winter?! Yep. We are loving linen right now, even in these colder temperatures. A nice warm color like burgundy, mustard or forest green will pair perfectly with a cozy sweater, suede booties and your fave denim jacket. In winter, opt for a thicker linen that is lined, if possible, to keep you warm while you're out and about.

Shop our linen pants HERE.

WARM WOOL SKIRTS

We love skirts but they can be a bit trick during the winter time. The key is to go with a heavier fabric than your typical cotton skirt you would wear in summer. We love a thick wool skirt with a cute turtleneck, a pair of tights and heeled boots!

Shop our wool skirt HERE.


HOW TO: DIY DISTRESSED DENIM

April Onebane

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We love vintage denim and sometimes we like to make our favorite pairs even more fun by giving them a little extra character. Here is a DIY we put together to help you give your thrifted and/or vintage jeans that distressed look you see in all those pricey retail stores, for a lot less!

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What you'll need:

- thrifted/vintage jeans (non-stretch denim is best)
- a rock (or cheese grater)
- fabric scissors (regular ones will also do)
- seam ripper (or tweezers)

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Step 1: Try on your jeans to see where you'll want the holes to go.

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Step 2: Cut two parallel lines wherever you want your holes. The fabric in between the cuts is where you will do your thread ripping.

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Step 3: Now it's time for your seam ripper! Do this part with the backside of the ripper, not the front, sharp edge of it. Start pulling from the inside upward to get the white threads separated from the blue threads. This will unweave the blue threads from the white.

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Step 4: Once you get it loose enough start ripping the blue threads out by hand (or with tweezers).

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Repeat Steps 3 & 4 until all of the blue threads have been removed.

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Step 5: Cut off the excess blue threads.

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Step 6: Use your cheese grater (or rock) to grate around the cotton which will rough up your newly ripped holes.

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Step 7: Throw them in the wash to get that extra frayed look. And of course, the more you wear them, the more worn in they'll become!

That’s all! Not a lot to it, right? The process of getting all the threads unraveled is probably the most time consuming part but this pair only took around 30 minutes from start to finish. Happy distressing!


Best Things To Do in Marfa

April Onebane

We recently took a trip out to the tiny West Texas town of Marfa. While our time there was mostly for leisure, we did manage to fit in a photoshoot and do some vintage hunting for the shop, of course!

Marfa is one of our favorite places to visit, and we recommend it to almost everyone we meet. Here are some of the best things to do, eat and see while visiting this quirky little town!

STAY

EL COSMICO

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This is a must! El Cosmico is the glitziest trailer park you've ever seen! Brought to you by Bunkhouse Group, the creators of several well known and well designed hotels, including Austin's Hotel San Jose and the newly renovated Austin Motel, among many others. You can choose to sleep in either a teepee, yurt or retro-style refurbished airstream trailer during your stay. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop in the main lobby where you're sure to find the perfect souvenir! We guarantee you'll have a serene and relaxing time at this West Texas haven.

HOTEL SAINT GEORGE

This is the newest hotel edition to Marfa. The George, as it's called, has a pool with a full service bar ($10 entry for non-guests), a cocktail lounge with a great happy hour from 4p-6p everyday, and a fine dining restaurant, LaVenture. Marfa's local businesses can be pretty finicky with their hours, and most places are usually only open Thursday-Sunday, but The George runs more "traditional" hours so you can stop in almost any time and find something to keep you entertained.

HOTEL PAISANO

The historic Paisano is a staple in Marfa and really captures the true spirit of West Texas with its rustic decor. You'll find a beautiful courtyard where you can enjoy a margarita from the bar, a large gift shop with plenty to peruse through, and Jett's Grill restaurant which is a favorite of ours for a nice dinner.

EAT/DRINK

DO YOUR THING

This hidden spot surprisingly has a very wide variety of different coffees and teas + a large selection of delicious toasts, sweet or savory (with the bread made in town!), to choose from. A perfect breakfast spot or mid-morning snack break. 

AL CAMPO

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The newest restaurant in town is one of the most charming already. Al Campo is a concept brought to Marfa all the way from California and the staff + owner are about as sweet as can be. Part wine bar, part lunch/dinner spot, Al Campo is serving up some truly unique and flavorful wines and dishes. If you're in town on a Sunday, check to see if they're serving brunch!

FOOD SHARK

Quite possibly the most famous eatery in Marfa is the food truck, ironically called Food Shark. The truck serves up some seriously delicious Mediterranean dishes. One of our favorites - for it's name and the taste - is the "Marfalafel".   

CAPRI

This spot, in our opinion, can very loosely be compared to the world-renowned Pujol of Mexico City, which makes it an absolute must. Although the price point is a bit higher than most Marfa restaurants, Capri is worth every penny! The gorgeous decor throughout, the beautiful gardens where you can relax by a lit bonfire, the impeccably well presented and delicious menu - everything is top notch! Stop by for drinks at the bar one night and dinner another, which features a brand new menu every night.

ART

PRADA MARFA

It could be argued that Prada Marfa is what put Marfa on the map. This art installation, which is actually in Valentine, about 30 minutes outside of town, is definitely something to be seen. With no direct relation to the Prada fashion house, making it all the more bizarre, the installation is a tiny Prada store with windows where you can see a small sample of Prada's 2005 fall/winter collection inside, provided by Miuccia Prada herself. We'll save all of the other quirky little details for you to discover!

CHINATI FOUNDATION

Our personal favorite art attraction in Marfa is the Chianti Foundation, founded by the artist Donald Judd in the late 1980s. We highly suggest the half day tour of the grounds, but if you have the time, the full day tour is pretty amazing and worth the hours spent.

MARFA CONTEMPORARY

The contemporary museum in Marfa has a rotating selection of art by artists from all over the world. It's not usually very crowded, making it a great place to relax and take in some interesting art on a sleepy afternoon. Plus, it's free to enter!

SHOP

MARFA MUSEUM THRIFT STORE

Of course, we had to mention a thrift shop! The Marfa thrift store is definitely a hit or miss but you're sure to at least get a kick out of all the oddities you'll find there. If you're a thrifter, it's a must!

THE GET GO GROCERY

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The cutest grocery store in town. If you find yourself in Marfa on a Monday or Tuesday with nothing to eat or drink because everything is closed, The Get Go is your saving grace with plenty of options for you to choose from to be able to cook up your own meal. Don't forget to snag one of their signature totes - A percentage of the proceeds go to a charity of your choice.

MARFA BOOK COMPANY

This bookstore is located in Hotel Saint George and features an impressive selections of books with topics stretching from the history of West Texas landscapes to coffee table books filled with pages of works by many different well known, and not so well known, artists.

 

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How I Became a Vintage Seller

April Onebane

Well hello there! We decided it was probably about time to get this whole blog thing started so, welcome to our very first blog post!

I'm April, owner of Pieceology Vintage. I wanted this first post to be an introduction about how I became a vintage seller and started my shop. But first, let me give you the lowdown of what you will be able to find here at the Pieceology Vintage blog.

My hope is that this blog will be a source of inspiration for you. We will feature DIYs, styled shoots, lookbook previews, Pinterest faves, and talk about sustainable fashion and how you can get the most out of your favorite vintage pieces + much, much more!

Photos by Diana Ascarrunz

Photos by Diana Ascarrunz

OK, now back to the subject of this post! So, how did I become a vintage seller? Well, it’s a pretty serendipitous story actually.

I used to have a fashion blog and I wanted to expand my knowledge of social media in an effort to grow it. I ended up stumbling upon a social media workshop being hosted by one of my favorite boss lady's, Justina Blakeney, which just so happened to be taking place in Italy during the same time I was traveling there back in the summer of 2015. I couldn't pass up the chance to go to it! The timing was way too perfect. 

While at the workshop I met a fellow attendee who had recently started a vintage wholesale business marketing to sellers in the U.S. I'd always wanted to open my own clothing shop and I'd always loved vintage, but never knew where to start, until then. Attending that workshop and meeting my new friend created the opportunity for me to become a vintage seller and start Pieceology Vintage.

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Since then, I've learned a heck of a lot about this industry and have loved every second of it!

Stay tuned for more from our blog. We are so excited to have this outlet to share all the things with you!

P.S. Thanks to my friend Diana Ascarrunz for these gorgeous film photos of me!