I’m a clothes girl so if you ask my what era of fashion is my favorite, I might have a hard time answering. I’ll never be able to choose a specific era because I love something about each era. Today, I’m taking you on a trip down memory lane to the 70s by wearing a pair of wide leg crepe trousers and a peasant top. I have alway loved bell bottoms and wide legged pants because coming in at 5’4, it immediately elongates me.
I’m not the widest person when it comes to wearing white but there is something so crisp about white trousers. I’ll admit I own several pairs because I always have accidents on them but I own quite a few pairs of white trousers in different cuts and styles. I wanted a bright and cool outfit so I decided to pair the trousers with this pretty floral peasant top. I knew that I needed one more piece to take this outfit over the top and to give that 70s look, I added the fur coat. I added the orange faux-ostrich oversized clutch as another pop of color so that it stood out with the pants but kept the shoes simple by matching them with the blouse.
Trousers: Jones New York, purchased at Goodwill (BNWT): $4.00 / Shoes: Schutz Blush Shoes, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Clutch: Faux-Ostrich Orange Envelope Clutch, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Coat: Paris Blues Fur Coat, purchased at Goodwill: $8.00 / Thrift Total: $20.00
Paris Blue Fur Coat, similar here
Urban Expressions Faux-Ostrich Envelope Bag, similar here
Melló Day Blouse, available here
Melló Day Blouse, similar here
Jones New York Wide Leg Crepe Trousers, similar here
Schutz Blush Suede Heels, similar here
I was excited for the collection because I was a major Spice Girls fan and I like Victoria Beckham’s minimalistic approach to fashion. I went crazy at Target that morning but thankfully our stores had no mob rush so I was able to shop without much of a hassle. I purchased a total of four pieces, the yellow shift flower dress, the pink with scalloped trim dress, the white and black slit skirt and these trousers. Since I’ve had these piece close to a year now and worn them a handful of times, I will say they’re very well made. The fabric is not itchy or too thick and it irons/steams fairly easy. The trousers did begin to create those little balls of fabric in the inner thigh from rubbing and another piece that got damaged from wearing a necklace. The fabric is very delicate as it seems to get damaged easily. Of course, I wasn’t expecting top quality for the price I paid so I’m happy with my purchase.
The pants might seem like they were my favorite from the collection but it was actually this skirt. I wanted to wear the pants in three different ways because they seem intimidating because of the color but the trick is to be able to work around the pants. I made sure for each outfit to let the other pieces standout since the pants are a standout on their own; I let the top pieces be the center piece. I made sure to keep accessories to a minimum so that I wouldn’t overwhelm the outfit and avoid looking like Pepto-Bismol.
Vintage Sequin Sweater + Victoria Beckham for Target, featured here
Victoria Beckham for Target + Tweed Jacket, featured here
Hot Pink Moto Jacket + Victoria Beckham for Target, featured here
Bomber jackets are the epitome of cool girl streetwear. I have amassed a nice collection of bomber jackets and I simply can’t get enough. I have them in different shades, materials and for every occasion. I have been very luck to have found THE coolest bomber jacket on the planet, THE Chanel (?) gold chain bomber jacket that Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Teyana Taylor have been spotted wearing; I’ll feature it on the blog later on in the spring season.
Today though, let’s talk about this cool silk champagne bomber jacket. Of course, this is another thrift store find and guess what? This whole look (with the exception of the shoes) came straight from Goodwill. I’ve been wearing a lot of monochromatic outfits lately but I love the mix between green and beige/champagne so when I put this look together, I knew I wanted a jacket that stood out. I love how this buttery champagne jacket contrasted my dark green outfit. This is one of my transitional outfits from one season to the next. The pencil skirt is wool and the top although sheer, also has a nice wool-like feel to it that makes it perfect for the early signs of spring. Instead of wearing open toe shoes, I opted for booties to keep the toes warm and I accessorized with a faux-ostrich clutch to match the booties.
Jacket: Silkland Silk Champagne Bomber Jacket, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Top: Zara, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Skirt: Lucia Basics Green Pencil Skirt, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Clutch: Faux-Ostrich Envelope Clutch, No Brand, purchased at Goodwill: $2.00 / Thrift total: $14.00
Silkland Silk Bomber Jacket, similar here
Faux-Ostrich Beige Envelope Clutch, similar here
Shoedazzle Cut-out Booties, similar here
Lucia Basics Green Wool Pencil Skirt, similar here
Zara Leopard Top, similar here
Things are starting to finally get warm around here and it’s time to wear two seasons in one day. I’ve been playing around with lighter sweaters and cardigans as of late in order to stay warm and cool. It is casual Friday’s so I wanted to wear something that I could wear to the office and happy hour. The go-to here? Jeans and heels.
Crochet is not only made by grandma’s sitting on a rocking chair on a cold winter night while their lazy cat is curled up in front of the fireplace. Crochet instantly reminds us of our grandmothers and hot cocoa but it’s more than that sweater you only wear once a year. If worn correctly it can spruce up any outfit and make you look chic while feeling comfortable. I found this sweater at Goodwill with no tags on it so I’m assuming that some grandmother made this for their granddaughter and for some sad reason it ended up in Goodwill. I did find some very pretty crochet options here and here, although they don’t come at the comforting price of grandma’s love. This is an oversized sweater and in order to avoid looking frumpy, I decided to wear these boyfriend jeans. Truth be told, they fit me a bit more fitted then loose but I didn’t want to wear skinny jeans. I kept the jeans rolled up at the ankles in order to expose the laser cut booties and a vintage metal mesh clutch. This entire outfit was also thrifted, except the shoes.
Sweater: Crochet, no brand, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jean: Gap, Boyfriend Distressed Jeans, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Clutch: Jessica Simpson, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Thrifted Total: $13.00
Crochet Sweater, No Brand, Similar here
Vince Camuto White Laser Cut Peep toe booties, similar here
Gap, Boyfriend Distressed Jeans, similar here
I’m the Pink Panther’s doppelgänger today, ok, not really but he’s got some serious competition. I know the hot pink might seem like a bit too much at first but I promise I didn’t look like the Pepto-bismol bottle and I did not blind anyone with this look.
The thing about monochromatic outfits is that they are very daring, especially if you’re wearing very bright colors like I did. In order to balance such a strong color, I added a lighter shade of the same color and mixed in a different color for contrast. I know the rule is to stick with the same color in order to create that cohesive monochromatic look but rules were meant to be broken. The turtle neck underneath the coat was the perfect shade of pink in order to balance out the coat and pants and I wore a pair of black and pink python ankle straps and I kept the oversized floral lace clutch (worn last post) to finish the look. I kept the accessories to a minimum since I did not want any distractions to take away from this look.
Top: Gap, purchase at Goodwill: $4.00 / Coat: The Limited Wool Moto Jacket, Purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Clutch: Jessica Simpson Floral Lace Oversized Clutch, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Thrifted total: $13.00
Gap, ribbed turtleneck sweater, similar here
Victoria Beckham for Target Hot Pink Trousers, Available here and here
Steve Madden Python Black and Pink Suede Ankle Straps, similar here
Jessica Simpson Lace and Floral Clutch, similar here
The Limited, Sueded Moto Jacket, similar here and here
In case you don’t follow fashion as much as I do, New York Fashion week was in full swing last week and I can’t stop from checking my instagram feed. This week I will be equally as glued on my phone because London Fashion week is in full swing this week. I will admit, I seriously envy those that are fortunate enough to attend and hopefully one day, I’ll be able to strut my stuff down the streets of New York, London, Paris but for now, I’ll continue to strut the streets of Charlotte.
I’m transitioning my winter wardorbe into spring by slowly incorporating floral, skirts and light sweaters. I still have to wear a light coat to keep warm under colder mornings but I can finally wear lighter clothing. I wanted a simple clean look with this style, the skirt has a beautiful detailing of side ruffles and florals. The ribbed long sleeve crewneck sweater added a very sleek and minimalistic look and it really made the skirt pop. The clutch added that final touch for this look since I mixed lace and floral. Full Disclaimer – This outfit is completely thrifted except the shoes. What’s even better? The total for this outfit is $16.00 – this includes the coat, skirt, shoes and the bow belt.
Skirt: White and Black House floral skirt, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Top: Ribbed Long sleeve crewneck sweater, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Duster: Yeohlee, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Belt: H&M, purchased at Goodwill: $1.00 / Clutch: Jessica Simpson Lace Oversized Clutch, purchased at Goodwill:$4 .00 /Total: $16.00
George Ribbed Crewneck Sweater, similar here
Steve Madden Patent Leather Pumps, similar here
White House Black Market, Floral Ruffle Skirt, similar here and here
Jessica Simpson Floral Lace Oversized Clutch, similar here
Yeohlee Duster, similar here
What do you call a sweater that looks like a t-shirt but its chunky knit, short sleeve and warm at the same time? This. I just described the shirt that I’m wearing but I don’t know what’s the right way to call it so, I just described it. I must say when I first saw it I fell in love with it because it’s perfect for spring time.
So I bought this t-shirt sweater because I fell in love with it, the problem is, it’s that if you don’t wear it correctly, it can make you look bulky. The best way to wear this style of shirt is by wearing it with fitted bottom pieces. That is why for this outfit, I decided to wear it with my leggings. It balances out the outfit by adding the heaviest piece on top and the lighter and fitted piece at the bottom. In order to keep the outfit casual I added white sneakers and a bomber jacket. and my I’m actually running errands today (doctors appointments) so I figured I wear easy clothes to take on and off without hassle. The shirt is warm enough for the weather and perfect enough to layer underneath and take it off once it’s too hot out.
Top: Banana Republic Sweater T-shirt, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00
Banana Republic T-Shirt Sweater, similar here
Nike Women’s Air Zoom Fearless Flyknit Lace Up Sneakers, available here
Gap Faux-fur bomber jacket, available here
Nike Power Legendary High Rise Training Tights, available here
It’s Valentines Day and I hope you are all spending it with the ones that you love the most, Happy Valentines Day!
There are days when I look at my closet and feel inspired but there are other days when I just throw things together and run out the house. This is one of those simple, out-the-door outfits. It’s getting warmer around here and I am running out of time to wear these clogs because these bad boys can make your feet sweat if it’s too warm out. I kept it simple by wearing ripped jeans, a white sweater and my faux-leather moto jacket. The other thing that makes this outfit even cooler? The entire outfit except the shoes were thrifted.
Jeans: Gap, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Sweater: Banana Republic, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Jacket: BB. Dakota Faux-leather Jacket, purchased at Goodwill: $5.00 / Thrifted total: $14.00
BB. Dakota Faux-Leather Moto Jacket, similar here
Banana Republic White Ribbed Sweater, similar here
The last two weeks were a little rough but I am glad to finally be back blogging. I want to start featuring other things on the blog besides my outfit posts and I will slowly try to introduce that into the blog. It’s pretty tough to try to get things done when you have a full-time job but I am going to try to get better at my time management skills.
I had originally planned on only wearing this waffle turtleneck and leggings but I felt like this outfit needed one more thing to make it pop.I decided to throw on this faux-fur leopard vest and my Valentino-esque shoes. I purchased this faux-fur vest at Goodwill for a measly $2.50 and while it doesn’t have a brand tag on it, I can tell you it’s a pretty good quality piece. The shoes are actually some of my favorite pair of shoes ( I have these in three colors) they are definitely not the Valentino Rockstud they’re BCBGs interpretation of the Valentinos. While they might not be the real thing, they are comfortable and are probably one of the best replicas I’ve seen out there.
Vest: NO Brand, purchased at Goodwill, $2.50 // Sweater: Banana Republic, purchased at Goodwill: $4.00 / Purse: Vintage No Brand, purchased at thrift store:$5.00
BCBG Darron Pump, similar here
Vintage No Brand Leather Handbag, similar here
Faux-Fur Leopard Vest, similar here and here
Ann Taylor Scuba Leggings, similar here
Banana Republic Waffle Turtleneck, Similar here
My throw back Thursday Post today is to a very late post – #tbt #lp. We were the Frankensteins this year, Bride of Frankenstein, Frankenstein Monster (husband) and Dr. Frankenstein (Sir. Teddy).
I am HUGE on Halloween and I go BIG. I love wearing costumes and recreating some of my favorite childhood and adulthood characters. I decided to begin with Frankenstein because I fell in love with this character back in middle school. I love old black and white films but I have a special love affair with dark/horror black and white films. I’ve never been able to really document all of my costumes but I am going to start documenting them moving forward. As much as love Halloween, I will admit that it can get expensive. Costumes are not cheap and while the thrift store does offer some great prices, you can’t really get good adult costumes. Goodwill is definitely the place to check out for kids costumes but you if you are looking for yourself, you might have to go the creative route. I don’t mind going the DIY route because fortunately enough for me, I was taught how to sew at a very early age and I can work my way around creating/cutting/sewing etc.
This costume was very much DIY – the dogs costume, the make-up on my husband and my entire costume (except the wig of course).
Costume Total : $40.00
- Fabric for Wedding Dress
- Black strap for Dogs Costume
- Makeup and Props
- Bride of Frankenstein Wig
The costume that took the most time to make was the wedding dress; took me about a week to make, sewing bits and pieces in the evening after work. I bought two white bedding sheets from Goodwill ($2.99 each) and used an old t-shirt as the base for the costume. I used shoulder pads to create those square/boxy shoulders and sewed the bedding sheets onto the shoulder pads and the t-shirt. As you can imagine these were two very large bedding sheets so I ended up cutting them at the bottom, I hemmed the dress at the bottom and the remaining fabric was used to create the arm gauze and Sir. Teddy’s costume. The dogs costume was very easy to make, I grabbed one of his coats to outline the shape and size of his costume, once I did that, I ironed on the strap and sewed on a button on it for closure. Frankenstein Monster’s costume was the easiest to do. All my husband did was wear a pair of black jeans, black shirt and black shoes. We glued the props on his neck and I did our makeup. The big expense here was the wig because I wasn’t about to hairspray my hair and use a temporary hair dye, so I purchased the wig at Target.
And yes, I already have 2018 costumes in the works 🙂
The Real Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein Monster.
Frankenstein Monster, Bride of Frankenstein and Dr. Frankenstein