Color and character envelop the Bywater neighborhood at every turn. I stopped at a few places including Dr. Bob’s, Pizza Delicious, and Music Box Village while taking in the subtleties of ornate birdcages, lush flora, and vibrant houses. I am wearing a vintage dress from Naftalina Vintage, a vintage bag from Funky Monkey, and Veja sneakers to complete my look. Usually not a carrier of the shorter strap handbags, but I couldn’t resist this unique find the other day. Secondhand has been my go to for the past year, and I have loved these pieces more than any new items I’ve bought. Each one is a found piece that I have to really like before purchasing, changing the way I build my wardrobe and select new additions.