pleats + pearls gift guide

I’m happy to share that a very talented friend of mine has featured my vintage clothing Etsy shop, The Gibbson Girl, on her fashion blog, Pleats & Pearls, today. She gives you her vintage picks for the holiday season (because, yes, it’s approaching fast!).
Vintage Jewelry at The Gibbson Girl https://www.etsy.com/shop/thegibbsongirl Vintage Jewelry at The Gibbson Girl https://www.etsy.com/shop/thegibbsongirlVintage Ugly Cow Sweater at The Gibbson Girl https://www.etsy.com/shop/thegibbsongirl

To see more, check out the piece here. 

Cheers!

Sarah

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a new look for mia prima casa

I founded the Mia Prima Casa (which means “my new house” in Italian) blog three years ago as a way to keep family and friends updated on everything I was up to post-college. This usually meant updates on how I was decorating my new (first!) apartment, what I was I was eating (usually plants), and what I was wearing.

Gibbson Girl: Vintage, travel, and style for the adventurous woman.

Today, Mia Prima Casa has a whole new look. I like to think the blog now more closely represents the woman I am today: well traveled, well dressed (or at least trying to be!), and beginning a whole new chapter (business school).

The Gibbson Girl in ActionAntwerp, Belgium Bike Sign #100DaysofMiaPrimaGibbson Girl Vintage Clothing & Accessories

Mia Prima Casa is far from gone, but she goes by a new name now. The Gibbson Girl, which is based off the 1910s fashion icon, evokes a sense of adventure, travel, and boldness. She has a vintage flare. Wears a crazy hat with confidence. Runs marathons. Travels to London. And most of all loves a night in with her cat, watching Downton Abbey and sneaking looks at her old travel diary pages.

Gibbson Girl Vintage Style on EtsyTour de France Utrecht #100DaysofMiaPrima 1European Style Brunch Breakfast Tea #100DaysofMiaPrima

I am so ready for this new chapter. And I hope you all are ready to meet the Gibbson Girl.

Cheers!

Sarah

p.s. The Gibbson Girl has a vintage shop, too!

This post is #85 of the #The100DayProject. For more updates on my progress, be sure to follow me on Instagram and look for the hashtage, #100DaysofMiaPrima

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new arrivals at uncovered artistry nonprofit boutique

I’ve got some excellent news! Uncovered Artistry— the nonprofit I founded with my sister five years ago that sells the work of domestic abuse survivors– has NEW ARRIVALS! They’re a while in the making, but I am so proud of the new styles we have up. Our products– all handmade items– are made by domestic abuse survivors… with the exception of these newest additions.

The new arrivals were actually made by volunteers at various events the Uncovered Artistry Project has hosted throughout the years. Participants made the designs using new and recycled jewelry pieces and graciously donated them to the online boutique. And now, I am very happy to say that many of them are up for sale online.

And keep your eye out…there’s more on the way, too!

UA New Arrivals Spring 2015 (3)Uncovered Artistry: Jewelry Handmade by Domestic Abuse Survivors #100DaysofMiaPrima Uncovered Artistry: Jewelry Handmade by Domestic Abuse Survivors #100DaysofMiaPrima Uncovered Artistry: Jewelry Handmade by Domestic Abuse Survivors #100DaysofMiaPrimaUA New Arrivals Spring 2015

So what is the Uncovered Artistry Project and boutique?

It started with a simple equation. 

Art + Entrepreneurship = Empowerment. Add a couple business-savvy ladies and a serendipitous grant from Projects for Peace, and you’ve got yourself Uncovered Artistry Boutique. We’re a little shop built on the belief that business fosters empowerment in all its flavors (financial, personal, emotional, et al.). Our little piece of this cyber world sells the creative work of domestic and sexual abuse survivors, individuals who, more than most, benefit from the uplifting effects of art and business. Our roots are planted deep in Midwest soil, yet our reach extends to all those with an Internet connection and a penchant for joyful shopping. Shop the boutique today.

Cheers!

Sarah

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#ootd in berlin, germany

Parisians are effortlessly stylish. Londoners are on top of the trends. And Italians always have the chicest leather jackets. But Berliners have a style that is, in my opinion, truly the most unique. I loved how so much of the street fashion I saw was vintage or retro inspired. And a fashion “uniform” of any kinda (think, for example: skinny jeans, white tee, leather jacket) seems nonexistent.

Below, I’ve tried my best to distill the street fashion of Berlin into one photograph. But what you should really take away from it is not the exact outfit but the spirit of the German city’s style: individual, colorful, and retro. And most importantly, really freaking cool.

#OOTD Berlin #100DaysofMIaprimaShorts: Vintage, Shoes: Saucony, Crop Top: H&M, Scrunchie: Vintage, Magazine: Vogue Germany

Bis später!

Sarah

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It’s difficult for me to pinpoint Londoners’ style in one photograph. While I was visiting, I saw a huge variety of chic outfits (no surprise). But they did have some common threads: pretty darn stylish…and lots of crop tops.

So, in the photograph below, I have distilled what I’ve seen of London street fashion into a single outfit. What do you think? Does it capture the essence of the city’s style?

#OOTD London #100DaysofMiaPrimaPants: America Today; Crop Top: H&M; Sandals: Zara; Umbrella: Totes; Magazine: Vogue London

Cheers!

Sarah

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summer styles at the gibbson girl

Summer is officially here! I just left Amsterdam (where the temp just dropped to sixty degrees and the sun was reluctant to shine), so I needed a reminder of sunny days and warm breezes. Here are some of my vintage Etsy shop The Gibbson Girl’s best summer styles.
Vintage Floral Dress The Gibbson Girl

Personally, I’m particularly fond of the sheer blouse. What is your favorite summer style from the shop?

tot ziens!

Sarah

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#OOTD in dubrovnik, croatia

While it’s true that I saw many fashion blunders (think: tourists) in the coastal city of Dubrovnik, I also twice as many outfits that captured the essence of the seaside city perfectly and stylishly.  In the photography below, I have distilled what I’ve seen of Dubrovnik street (and sea) fashion into a single outfit. Inspired by locals and style-conscious tourists alike. What do you think? Does it capture the spirit of this medieval town?

#OOTD Dubrovnik, Croatia Outfit Inspiration #!00DaysofMiaPrima

Cheers!

Sarah

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