Thursday, October 30, 2014

Plaid Shift Dress

Plaid is easily a wardrobe favorite of mine.  This look is not thrifted *gasp*!  If its not thrifted it has to be something special to be worth paying retail.  This shift dress is by Mango.  I love everything about it, especially the scoop back, and that its not too deep to have to figure out what to do about bra situation.  

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Daytime Leisure

The weather is warm enough for sandals but of course everywhere indoors the air conditioners are on arctic setting.  This thrifted cream colored cable knit is a repeated favorite for cooler weather.  I love how it matches a bold lip.  Striped trousers are where leisure enters the scene, they are so comfortable.   

Friday, October 24, 2014

Casual Friday

Friday yay!  I'm casual and oh so cozy today.  And I'm loving pairing these menswear style oxfords with a folded up jean to expose the ankle, its very old school Italian fellow. 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Warning for Sensitive Eyes

Wearing pink in the fall?  Yes please.  I picked this matching knit set up at a yard sale for $2!  I felt like wearing this bold color on this bright fall day.  The color of this picture is not edited. Eyes might be delighted...or overwhelmed at the intensity.

On the runway for this fall pink has been sprinkled in various shades. Left to right: Agnona, Gucci, Altuzarra, Marissa Webb, Fendi, Christian Dior


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mod Meets Bohemian Trend

This top is long enough to wear as sort of a mini dress with opaque leggings.  I love the bohemian look it has with the lace design and its mod with its shift mini fit.  I paired it with another recent thrift find, these chunky wooden heels. 
Enjoying the Kinks today.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014


I am savoring the few random warm days we have left this year.  I went out to the yard sales this morning.  I thought I got a pretty good start on the morning, but each one I went to people had nothing but scraps left.  It was sort of entertaining though because I was on the trail of some die hard pickers.  These two ladies in a fancy hauling van were at every yard sale I stopped at, they did a scan of the yard sale with a cynical hawk eye and said "there's nothing for me here I'm leaving" it was funny because she practically announced it so people would get out of her way.  I know with some pickers time is money, but they do miss out on the best parts about yard saling, meeting the people, talking about nothing, and finding something useless you cannot live a toothbrush cozy or something.

Thursday, October 16, 2014


The term is referring to a South American cowboy.  The style of wide short leg trousers is what Gauchos used to wear.  
I recently thrifted this pair of gauchos.  I know this style of trousers create a divide in the fashion world, similar to Birkenstock sandals.  I am obviously on the love em' side.  
This olive green chunky knit was also a recent thrift find, heels were from Asos some time ago, and I just got these gorgeous knuckle rings from Pixie Market.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Vintage Sweater Vest

Ode to the vintage sweater vest, thrift shops are full of them.  Most remain homeless.  They're difficult to wear or just appear too silly.  This one drew my eye because of the jewel tone green it is, and I find it wearable because it closes high enough to wear as a top, not to mention it is not unbearably itchy like most wool vintage vests.  Its a keeper!  Jeans were thrifted also, they've just naturally torn with wear.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

How to Wear Overalls and Not Look Like a Child

Today's look is this thrifted chambray top and black overalls.  I think overalls can look more mature with simple accessory choice.  These cap toe heels do the trick with making my overalls look grown up. 

New Thrift Haul!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hot Pink and Shiny Silver Thrifted Look

Hello warm Wednesday.  Warm enough to bare legs cool enough to wear a chunky sweater.  This fuschia dress and chunky knit sweater were thrifted.  My metallic shoes are a thrifty non thrifted buy.  If you're a fashion lover surely you've spotted metallic loafers from Jcrew, Marni, Gucci etc.  for oh only a few hundred dollars.  I found these metallic oxfords at JcPenney for $26 on sale.  Weee!  I love shiny silver shoes, I think they're more of a statement than gold.  

Fall Beauty Edit Lipstick and Blush Combinations

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thrifted Look

This is a 100% thrifted look.  I'm pulling out my warm gear because I get cold so easily.  This oversize fleece sweater cape has an attached scarf I love the silhouette it makes.  Bold red camisole tank I think goes nicely with this bib chain necklace.  I have these ribbed knit trousers on, they are so warm.  Chelsea boots were also thrifted, as I said 100% thrifted look *high five*

 On my face two favorites lately.  Nars Pigalle lipstick and Shea Moisture Varkala Spice blush.  The pair compliment one another so well making a warm earthy look

What's on my Nightstand

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Let's Go Fly a Kite

Its the beginning of fall so the weather is pretty bipolar here.  Today is warm enough to get away with shorts.  So I did this plaid shirt all the way up to my neck because I love that look, pointy see through flats and a see through umbrella to match.  And now I feel like breaking out into a Mary Poppins number.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Menshirt Mini Dress

The only way I'd wear a mini dress is with leggings.  They add that extra confidence you need to sit down in public places without all the fidgeting.  If ya know what I mean.  
This is actually a vintage oversize shirt I thrifted and I layered it with this denim vest for a 70s inspired look.  Green knit leggings were from Marshalls and hiking boots were from Goodwill.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

More on Face than Body

Today is all thrifted.  The high waist black jeans are a recent find and something I see being like a second skin this autumn.  If there was any doubt that I have animals...and lint..well these jeans will expose that for sure! 
The cost run down of this look is less than the lipstick on my face lol.  So that's how I like to spend money.  Save on clothing splurge on face.  With a pretty minimal look like this I woke it up with Nars satin lip pencil in Luxembourg.   

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

70s Inspiration Thrifted Shoes

Found these amazing bohemian wooden heels at Goodwill.  Love the style!  Pairing them with some funky socks remind me of Prada's 70s interpretations. Colors and styling from the 70s can make some dizzy, but as they say 'everything in moderation.'

And now for some Prada looks!

Prada SS 2015

Prada Spring 2015
- Backstage
Prada SS 2015

fall 2012
Prada FW 2012/2013

Fall Beauty Haul

Monday, September 22, 2014

Striped T-Shirt Dress

Hat and denim vest top was thrifted.  This striped t-shirt dress was a steal for $7.  Its a great piece to have in your wardrobe as a canvas you could do anything with, just like a great pair of jeans.