Monday, July 28, 2014

Spots and Shine

Found these leather metallic dance shoes at a yard sale, never worn.  I think they go well with polka dots, well almost anything goes with polka dots in my world.
I have to film the fashion edition of my latest haul, I have a lot of cool pieces and some that may leave you wondering what was she thinking?  Intrigued yet?  Stay tuned.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Floral Scarves

Hope you're having a good Saturday.  Today's post will be a random adoration of floral scarves.  I always have to stop over to the scarf rack when I'm thrifting, there are so many beautiful scarves I want to take them home with me.  I practice a little self control though.  Who wants to admire lovely floral scarves with me?  Here are a few that are gorgeous from polyvore.  None of which are thrifty, but fun to look at anyway.  From top left
A fashion look from July 2014 featuring Giorgio Grati scarves, Mango scarves and Dsquared2 scarves. Browse and shop related looks.

Thrift Yard Estate Sale Haul Homeware Edition

Recent buys for my home.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thrifted Look

Tan houndstooth blouse, high pleat waist shorts, and tan flatforms were thrifted.  No clothing or lack of clothing could be comfortable on this mega humid day! 

The details are: Miu Miu inspired sunglasses, Milani Nude Chic lipstick, Buxom blush Shangri-la-la, and Diptyque's fragrance, Lavande.  I love lavender, but I'm looking for a fragrance with more dimension added with lavender still the main event.  I won't be buying a bottle of this because it lasts maybe 2 hours (that's a generous estimate) 
So far my experience with Lavande is interesting while it lasts that is, its a real lavender scent that you're familiar with but it also has the green smell of the living plant too.  My nose detects lime  blended in with the spiciness, but there are no citrus notes listed.  So its a spicy lavender with phantom lime.  A casual daytime scent.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

What's your Typography

Wearing the typography fashion trend.  This shirt has a quote from the cult classic movie, The Breakfast Club.  Who did you even remotely relate to in that film?  I could definitely have a Pixy Stix sandwich with Allison Reynolds.

Wearing my Miu Miu knock off sunnies and Nars Heat Wave, to add a bit more character to this jeans and t shirt look.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Thrifted Look

Mock neck top was a recent find and I thought it would look better slightly cropped so just did an old fashion trick, little side knot.  Paired it with an old favorite, these thrifted polka dot pants. 

 The details:  Thrifted giraffe cuff, black ceramic rose gold mens watch, Wet n Wild's Purty Persimmon lipstick, and this fragrance I have been swooning over lately.  This is La Maison de la Vanille's Vanille givree des Antilles.  Its such an intriguing vanilla, warm with spice, deeply sweet instead of sugar laden.   I detect a smoky citrus blended in there with the vanilla.  This is affordable too.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pick Your Shift

Shift dress that is.  I love this cut of dress, despite the nature of the cut, not hugging or defining the shape, it still can be very sexy.  Here's a few collages I put together on polyvore inspired by the shift dress:

For work, this chic Miu Miu leather sleeved dress, maybe with something underneath that deep sheer vneck panel *wink*

A fashion look from July 2014 featuring Miu Miu dresses. Browse and shop related looks.

For weekend an ever stylish striped shift dress, but for me these AMAZING Proenza Schouler leather pointy toe flats steal the show.

A fashion look from July 2014 featuring FOSSIL dresses and Proenza Schouler flats. Browse and shop related looks.

In the evening a shift dress with pattern and panels that give body sultry shape, is perfect in my book.  This shift dress has the right print to draw the eye.

A fashion look from July 2014 featuring Miu Miu pumps. Browse and shop related looks.

Old Closet Favorite: Thrifted Look

Happy Friday! Outside today admiring my husband's sunflowers.  I am glad I got pictures with them before they get blown down by the insane amount of heavy wind and rain we've had.
Wearing an old thrifted favorite, this crochet lace blue tank dress.  I love it because it looks nice without being complicated, any simple makeup look and no hassle hair goes with it.

Thrift Haul Styled

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thrifting Tips

Why thrift?  Well you're guaranteed to find something unique.  And if nothing else go for the brow raising entertainment, like this upcycled bra purse...thing?

 Joking aside, you will have something different and special that you dug out and chose, not something for sale by the stack at a shop.
Sometimes you want to be trendy or like a common trend, since history repeats itself you can definitely look in a thrift shop for a similar piece.
I've gone to many a thrift shop, and I say don't be too quick to judge the shop from the outside, if its a huge mega center it might not1 be full of awesome stuff, if its small it might be worth checking out, I have found some of the coolest stuff in smaller shops than larger ones.
Find out when their sale times are and go go go!  Some thrift stores, especially chain thrift shops, tend to have email lists you can join for sale alerts. Goodwill has gotten expensive, yep expensive for a thrift shop!  I have seen dresses (non designer) there for $30!  Goodwill has half off color tag days and some have manager sale days (where everything in the store is half off) And while you're at checkout making small talk with the cashier (provided there isn't a huge line behind you!) you can ask where all the old inventory goes they may send it to an outlet!  wee thrift outlets!

Problems sometime arise, yea that dress is amazing, but will that stain come out?  The knit sweater is is chic, but how will you fix that hole?  So here's my fixes, first of all give it a sniff before buying, especially wools and knits!  If you buy before sniffing, for musty smell, you can soak it with room temp water and a generous amount of vinegar.  And or sprinkled baking soda, then launder as recommended.  If its a stubborn been sitting in the back of a thrift shop compressed against a hundred Christmas sweaters smell, you could try adding lavender essential oil to your soak, soak overnight then wash...if that doesn't work one last attempt would be to re do the soak then air dry. 
I bought a leather jacket fully aware it had a musty odor, putting it in a dry cleaning back with baking soda in a sock tied up and left it hanging was helpful with removing the smell.  You can do the same with suede.  Add a dryer sheet in the bag to help refresh it.  Grease stains many times can be helped with good ol baking soda again.  What I do is rub the baking soda in to absorb the grease and launder accordingly.  With knit/crochet sweaters and loose yarn, you might be able to fix a hole by loosely weaving the loose yarn in and out of the garment.
Those are a few tips for now, more later my fellow thrift heads.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tribal Boho Glamour

Sheer black camisole was from a recent yard sale haul.  This thrifted green skirt was handmade by some anonymous fashionable soul.  It has a ruched waist and great tribal geometric design.  My fringe bag was from a yard sale.  And there you have it, oh and the glamour part is my lipstick.  Nars Heat Wave again, just perfect for summer.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Eyelet and Mom Jeans a Thrifted Look

Eyelet fabric and forever long zipper mom jeans, these are a few of my favorite things.  Thank you very much Julie Andrews.  
This eyelet collar top was a recent buy and I adore it!  Perfect for functioning through summer and the eyelets are frequent enough that it doesn't need anything underneath...apart from uhm a bra of course.  
These mom jeans are true true mom jeans I believe the zipper is almost a foot long lol, but they're also thrifted.
I had to wear Nars Heat Wave lipstick with this look, it pulls it all together.  Excuse the messy hair, its hot.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Thrifted Look

Happy Friday!  Simple thirfted look today.  Later I'm going to walk around the art galleries and maybe some antiquing.
Cropped top and black and white shorts were thrifted.
Its too hot for hair, have you had a day like that yet this summer?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

White Dress for Summer

My last thrift haul (yesterday) I picked up this white dress.  Its a vintage piece made of eyelet fabric and though its very feminine, I think it can be blended with modern edgy touches.  Thanks to whomever donated this lovely summer eyelet vintage dress!  Its found a loving home.

July Impromptu Thrift Haul

Went thrifting yesterday and here tis:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thrifted Look

Sheer taupe top, asymmetrical back leopard tank, and denim skirt were thrifted.  This leopard tank has a cool back.
Its too hot for clothes outside so inside I stay working on my latest thrift haul to show you.

Monday, July 7, 2014

It's Summers Fault!

Vintage greeting card I spotted while antiquing.  
Whew!  Lately I've been to the beach and spending a lot of time outside in the sun with my family.  
So I blame summer for keeping me away from my beloved thrift blog.  Well its a good reason.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

June Favorites Thrifted and Other Goodies

In case you missed it on my YouTube channel, here are my June favs:

Knit and Gingham Thrifted Look

A mix of yard sale pieces, thrift, and Asos.  I'm so glad I found this slouchy knit for 25 cents and this well loved leather rucksack was $1.  Gotta love yard sale prices.  Gingham pants were thrifted and sandals were from Asos.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Favorite Thrifted Dress

I'm sure I've shown you this before.  I thrifted this dress a while back and I'm still in love with the art nouveau print on it.  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Neon and Stripes Thrifted Look

This neon denim vest is a recent thrift find.  Paired it with these oldie but goodie striped trousers and I feel summery.
Hat on:

Hat Off:

Friday, June 27, 2014

Thrifted Jewelry

Happy Friday!  This is some of my thrifted jewelry, its current spot is this candle box, not so very peaceful to the eye or easy to grab, so I will be organizing.  Here's to hopes of showing you an after picture of it more pinterestly organized.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thrifted Look

This is how I like cropped tops, paired with something high waisted.  To me it looks very vintage feminine.

Monday, June 23, 2014