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What We’re Wearing: Full-Skirted Dresses & Vintage Handbags

“I love modern cuts, like this “tent dress,” as I like to call it. My favorite add-on accessory? A vintage handbag. Since I was a little girl, my mom took my sisters and me to countless antique shops out on Long Island. And as she picked out every etched mirror and floral tea cup (one of her tea cups actually sits on my desk as a penholder), I always found myself picking these vintage bags up off little rusty nails dug into the corners and door frames of our favorite boutiques. The majority of my collection is from Time Tunnel, it’s the sweetest shop that lives in a porch-front house on Main Street in Sayville, NY. The owner knows just what I’m looking for when I stop in on the weekends—and I like to think he holds the best of the best just for me.”

—Alexandra DeRosa,

Outfit breakdown:

Joe Fresh dress (worn backwards!)
Madewell coated jeans
Rock & Republic booties
(The most delicate) metal-mesh tasseled handbag

Photo credit: Alex Reside for


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