Fab Friday: Mina Brinkey
Today on Fab Friday, we feature Mina Brinkey, a Tampa gal and the brains and style behind Bohemian Vintage, a blog all about fashion and design with a boho flair. Do yourself a favor and check out her homemade glitter shoes!
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Name: Mina Brinkey
City: South Tampa
Blog: Bohemian Vintage at www.bohemianvintageonline.com
Day job: Teacher & Design Blogger
Style philosophy: I love to mix and match vintage and new. I find myself doing this in my home decor as well as my personal style. Anything that makes me feel confident, beautiful and unique will typically make its way into my closet.
Best deal ever: I am definitely a deal finder! So, I've had many "best deal" moments. My most recent find, however, is a blue lace Laundry dress at TJMaxx. I found it for $17 with its original price tag still attached of $197!! A steal!
Favorite places to shop: You will usually find me at designer consignment stores, local boutiques, thrift shops or stores like Marshalls and TJMaxx. My favorite local designer consignment shop is Fresh Threads in South Tampa. I've also found some great pieces at Why Not Boutique on Bay to Bay Blvd. My go to shop for vintage pieces is Sherry's YesterDaze in Seminole Heights or the online marketplace, Etsy. I've also found some pretty great vintage and designer pieces at the Goodwill in Oldsmar. I've had more luck with home decor pieces at flea markets. But, I've gotten lucky every now and then with some 1970s peasant tops and Mexican boho style dresses, which I absolutely adore!
Random fun fact: I love to draw. I've got a bunch of sketch books laying around the house. Pencil sketching is my favorite. I'm also obsessed with VW busses and want a 21 window bus someday!
Your outfit: I bought this dress from the Etsy shop Exile Vintage. They are based out of Tucson, Arizona and have the most fabulous vintage pieces. What inspired me to buy this was it's 1950s, Mad Men look. I loved the color too. It's a dress that can be worn alone or with a cute jean vest to "modernize" it. The vest I'm wearing here is Genetic Denim. I scored it for a great price at Fresh Threads. The leather platform shoes are from the Naturalizer store at the Wiregrass Mall. I'm usually a flats wearer, so when I wear platforms or heels, they must be comfortable. Naturalizer is my favorite brand for comfortable shoes.