Why You Need to Run to Your Nearest Thrift Store

Why You Need to Run to Your  Nearest Thrift Store

If you haven’t Wazed your way to your nearest thrift store, then you are already losing in 2019. Thrifting has been my saving grave when it comes to fashion. Especially in college when I was too broke to even think about pulling up to a mall. I would make my dollars Elastigirl stretch so I could buy bags full of stuff for under $50. And you could be doing the same thing!

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Are Baggy Jeans the New Skinny Jeans?

Are Baggy Jeans the New Skinny Jeans?

When I was growing up, wide legged jeans was the CRAZE! I remember when my oldest sister got a new pair and was running up and down the hallway showing them off. But soon skinny jeans came and stole all of its thunder! All my flare and boot cut jeans were put to shame by the now trending skinny jeans. And let’s not get into how high-waisted jeans made the skinny jean even more popular. But is there a new contender in the game?

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A Little Drama #WinterJacketInspo

A Little Drama #WinterJacketInspo

When you want to do a little extra for the party, all you need is a little fur. There’s nothing like a fur coat that will have you asking people if it looks like you were left off bad and bougie. And although a day cold enough for fur is far and few between in the South, it doesn’t mean you shouldn't be ready.

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Why Every Outfit Should Have At Least One Interesting Piece - #WinterJacketInspo

Why Every Outfit Should Have At Least One Interesting Piece - #WinterJacketInspo

Every outfit deserves one special or quirky thing. Whether it’s a cool purse, bedazzled socks with your Forces, or in this case HUGE SHOULDER PADS! You can find the coolest most interesting items in the thrift store. And usually they are older pieces so they tend to be one of a kind. I found this coat at Goodwill. It initially caught my attention because in a world where nudes and beiges are really popular, I love a deep brown. And to my surprise after trying on, the shoulder pads were on level ten. And here’s why I loved them so much:

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Monochromatic Looks - #FallStyleTips

Monochromatic Looks - #FallStyleTips

Monochromatic looks are always a fan favorite, especially in this athleisure phase we are all going through. We are all pairing the same color sweats with heels or sneakers. Opposed to going for the usually nude or flesh toned colors, I have really been loving deeper brown shades. I opted to pair this copper skirt with a oversized jackets and it was a match made in heaven. And can you believe it was thrifted! If you want to figure outlaw to make the most out of your monochromatic looks, check out these tips!

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Wild Style | Styling Animal Prints

Fall’s hottest trend is animal print! And I am completely here for it. But before you head to the mall, stop by the thrift store. They have tons of animal print blouses that are a fraction of the cost of a mall find. I found an entire outfit from the thrift store that is letting me slay and keep up with this season’s trend. I scored the blouse and jeans from Goodwill, of course. The heels are from Shoeland. The bag was a huge score at Target. Target had really changed the game up this past year. The handbag section are full of gems! Enjoy my look and shop some of my must have animal print pieces!

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NYFW: The Shows, Presentations, and Experiences.

NYFW: The Shows, Presentations, and Experiences.

It felt like a movie to sit and watch these shows and presentations. The looks were amazing and of course I had my camera to capture it all. The creative director for Kate Spade, Nicola Glass, spoke on the inspiration behind the collection and how they are continuing to honor Kate Spade’s legacy. I also got to view several other designers with a lot of fun pieces. Check them out

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NYFW: The Looks

NYFW: The Looks

When I decided to attend NYFW, I already knew I wanted to DIY my way to the perfect looks. For the sake of my budget me and my friends decided to thrift all of our outfits. ALL OF THEM. And that’s just what we did. Every single outfit I wore was thrifted and paired with things I already had or with affordable pieces

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Thrifted Finds - Ribbed Satin Skirt

If y'all don't get up and get yourself to the nearest thrift store right noooow!! Because there are gems to be found! Like so many. All you need is a little imagination to make it work. I found ribbed satin blue matching set and it has been giving me life. I actually wore the tank for it in an outfit I rocked over on milqmag.com.

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But the skirt was way to big for me so I just let it sit until I was ready to make some much needed adjustments. I decide to take the skirt in and keep the length because it had a beautiful scalloped edge.

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I paired it with this graphic tee from ASOS and these Forever21 heels that are super cute. I was a little nervous posting the pics of my feet because of the way my feet hung over the strap. But I saw Rihanna with similar shoes and her feet hung over the strap too. So if Rih Rih can rock her foot fat with style so can I!! Are you feeling this look? Comment below!! 

 
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EASY DIY - Reconstructed Button Up

Nothing makes my heart happier then thrifting items and making original custom fitted pieces. The joy of fashion is making item what you want them to be. This time I decided to DIY these cool button ups. My favorite and most purchased item from the anywhere is a good oversized button up. (Random question: Do you say button up or button down? Comment below, I'm genuinely curious) So I'm going to show you a quick DIY you can do using two button ups to switch things up a bit.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
1. Two button ups. Similar in size.

2. Sewing machine or needle and thread.
3. Scissors

When I say this is going to easiest DIY you've ever done! All you need to do is start by cutting each of the buttons ups down the center. I prefer to use a blade and cutting mat to its very straight.

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Next place the two shirts together. The backs of each shirt should be face to face. Pin them where you cut it. And sew the two shirts together! And thats it! This DIY took me all of ten minutes. And your t-shirt options are endless. You could two graphic tees, or two differently striped shirts. Whichever one you choose, make it you! Enjoy.

What Type of Hoop Are You?

Hoop earrings came back with a vengeance! Those large bamboo hoops or classic silver hoops have all been on trend for a while now and I can NOT get enough of it! Your girl used to rock the studs day and night, but I love the way hoops make me feel and what they do for any outfit. I actually can't go with out a pair now. I have all types, but the pair I found at Target are my current faves! Not only are they LARGE but very on trend with this pretty lavender color. And they make me feel oh so pretty!!

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I got these from Target and so can you buy clicking this link! And I suggest you hurry, because they were only $9.99 and come in so many pretty colors, I don't see them staying in stock for long! Now these are my current favs, but can I guess what type of hoops you would rock??

Let me give it a try!! Take this quiz and see if I can guess which pair you would weak! Then you can shop the type of earring you got! Giive it a shot!


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HAPPY HOOP SHOPPING!

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The Shoe Trend That's Saving My Life

Gone are the days where six inch heels are the only way to go out and look cute. Wearing "two hour shoes" and then wincing in pain the rest of the night over! The switch to shorter block heels have changed the game for me! 

A few years ago I injured my knee and wasn't able to wear heels because of the pain. I resorted to sneakers, which I don't mind, but desperately wanted some heels I can rock and also be comfortable. And at first I was hesitant to try this new trend because the shade thrown at the kitten heel was real. And definitely reminded me of my middle school heels I wore to church. But once I realized I could go all day in these modest kitten heeled bad boys It was a done deal! Check out how I stayed my pair from Forever21 and a few that are on my wishlist!

Loving this look. Jeans are H&M. Top and shoes are from Forever21. The blazer and earrings were a thrift find! Making the perfect Spring look saving you from walking back to the car barefoot!


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The Only Dress You Need This Season

 It's officially sundress season! I'm all for letting the legs come out and play but I'm no longer a fan of the classic bodycon and maxi dresses. So when I stumbled onto this cutie on the Zara app, I knew I would love it. These days the only thing I need from a dress is for it to be comfortable, cool details, and fun color or patterns. This dress I found has it all!

So here are the dets that make this dress amazing. The pattern and material. This dress is this really cool ribbed mesh material, so its super breathable. Only thing that a can a pro or con is that the dress is slightly see through. I opted to wear shorts and a tank underneath, but this dress could also be a really cute cover up for a bathing suit. The hem lines all have this really cute scalloped edge that adds the perfect detail.

Go for heels if the occasion calls, but I went with my thrifted New Balances to finish of this look. And paired it with my velvet navy blue hoops. Its so simple and so me, I just love it! This is my new favorite dress and I will wear it as much as I can!! Would you rock this fit?

 
 
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DIY: Zipper Jeans & Graphic Tees

The perfect outfit only a few simple touches away. Last year I was Instagra and stumbled on @lifeinbeverlyheels feed. She was rocking this PAWPIN outfit. I knew quickly I didn't feel like spending money to purchase the look. So I just recreated it with some affordable pieces!
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ZIPPER JEANS

+Start by cutting a straight line down the front of your jeans.
+Flip the jeans inside out.
+Place a zipper in place and pin to hold.
+Sew the zipper to the pants leg from the inside of the pants leg. THAT'S IT!
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GRAPHIC TEE

+Choose two different pieces of fabric. My pic was red/green ankara and checkered print.
+Cut each piece into desired shape. I chose a large square and a small rectangle.
+Get a t-shirt. I got a Walmart Time and Tru shirt. 
+Use fabric glue and to attached fabric to back of shirt. Let dry for 24 hours.
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Tee: Walmart Time and Tru
Jeans: Thrifted
Shoes: Madden Girl
Zipper: Fine Fabrics
Earrings: Buffalo Exchange

Lessons Learned!

+make sure the fabric matches the fabric of the shirt. my fabric was a bit too heavy for this tee.
+use a cutting blade and cutting mat to cut fabric. it gives cleaner edges and makes it easier to work with.
+make sure the zipper does not run into the pocket it would make for an awkward stopping point.
+i only found a zipper this length at a huge fabric store. could not find on amazon or michaels.
Happy DIYing
 
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