Hey loves! A quick blog post today! Here’s the run down of what I’ve been up to.
- I’ve finally started listing more items on eBay, so check my store out https://www.ebay.com/usr/rechycd7.
- In keeping up with my New Years resolution list, I finished my first book of the year, “How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents” by Julia Alvarez and I am currently on my second book, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” by Truma Copte.
- I have worked out 6x a week, with the exception of last week; minor cold – blah.
- I got a promotion at work! Woot woot.
- I will start to blog more consistently – honestly, I haven’t been in the mood because of the weather.
I actually wore this out on 12.31.18 and I forgot to post this one. It happened to be slightly warm that day, so I was able to wear this denim jacket. I have been obsessed with denim my entire existence. Growing up, I had over 50 pairs of jeans and too many denim jackets. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to minimize this obsession by having jeans that I absolutely love and a denim jacket for every season. I’ve never had colored denim jackets, so this is a first. I bought this jacket at Goodwill and I couldn’t pass it up because one, it’s a denim jacket but two, it’s red. Red is my favorite color. Hence my obsession with red lips and my Ruby wedding ring. I didn’t know what I was going to wear it with but I bought it anyway.
I did not plan on wearing this jacket with this dress. I actually had the dress on at first and I was running out of the house and I needed a light jacket. I quickly scanned through my closet and bam, thought it looked good. Honestly, never considered wearing brown with red and beige, but it worked. I didn’t care a bag with me that day because truth be told, these days my wallet consists of an aluminum tin card holder; here.
Till next time, #positivevibesonly and Happy Fashion – Karla
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Time. Time goes by so fast, it’s almost impossible to do everything we want to accomplish in one day. I may or may not have added too much on my plate, but I will let you know if I have.
The double breasted blazer is one of my favorite fashion must-haves of this season. It’s the most chic thing in my closet right now and comfy. My favorite thing about this outfit is that I did not have to try too hard to make this chic and effortless. Since it is still cold out, I decided to wear my leather pants and this beautiful velvet top. A accessoried with black heels and a bold red lip.
Pants: Elizabeth James , Goodwill: $4.00 // Blazer: Talbots, Goodwill: $4.00 // Clutch: $2.00 // Thrifted total: $10.00
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Thank you and Happy Fashion – Karla.
I’ve started my New Years with the intensity of a thousand knives! LOL ok, I was exaggerating but I have started my New Years resolution working pretty hard. I have been committed to my workouts and working on my eBay store. However, all the multitasking has had me slacking on my blog but I am committed to staying consistent.
The only item I gifted myself this Christmas, was this Michael Kors fanny pack. I know, these are like completely “outdated” BUT I have been searching for this bag for awhile. I finally found one that I liked and at a reasonable price. I’ll probably wear this for thrift shopping and/or running errands but I couldn’t help myself emulating Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City. Of course, I emulated it my way because there is no way, I could wear a crop top and skirt like she did because my abs are not chiseled. Instead, I opted for this leather pencil skirt and this bubble sleeve sweater. The perfect fall-like weather winter outfit. The fanny pack and the red lip were the final item that made this outfit pop.
Skirt: Kay Unger, thrifted: $4.00 // Thrifted Total: $4.00
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Happy Fashion – Karla
For a very quick moment, we experienced late spring weather here in Charlotte last week. I’m saying quick because the temperatures are forecasted to drop and apparently there’s going to be rain and snow this weekend. So there’s that (here goes to another weekend hibernating 😦) . Unfortunately, I didn’t realize how quick this weather was going to last because it started raining and we were unable to capture more than 4 good photos for this post.
For this very brief moment of spring like weather, I was actually able to wear this beautiful H&M skirt I thrifted the other day. There’s something about earth tone colors that is truly beautiful. I wanted this to be a nice winter/spring transition look (although I’m a few months early) and what better way than to pair a mustard midi skirt with a snake print top. Since the weather was that unforgiving I wore open toe shoes and I opted for these beautiful black and white mules, I thrifted BNWT! This entire outfit was thrifted ! Talk about Happy New Year. The purse was not thrifted but rather gifted to me for my 16th birthday from my mom.
Skirt: H&M, Goodwill: $4.00 // Top: Talbots, Goodwill Outlet: $1.97 // Shoes: Nine West, Goodwill: $5.00 // Thrifted Total: $10.97
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Thank you and Happy Fashion – Karla
Hey Everyone! The holidays were very hectic and I had so much going on that I didn’t feel inspired to post. That’s when I knew I had to take some me time off; but I’m back. I wish everyone a HAPPY New Year and I wish you all, health, wealth and plenty of positive vibes. Now that the New Year is in full swing. Did you make any resolutions this year? If so, what are they? Let me know in the comment section below. My motto for 2019 is Positive Vibes Only. I’m a pretty optimistic person but somewhere along the shuffle I started to feel very negative. I don’t know if it’s because of the people that I have been associating myself with or what, but I have felt like a Debby Downer. For this year, I have a few goals ( not resolutions) that I want to accomplish and in order to achieve these goals, my motto this year, is #PositiveVibesOnly. In starting my #positivevibesonly I dyed my hair black. I have been wanting to dye my hair this color for YEARS but I never went for it because everyone told me that it would look “bad”, “awful”, and that it would “wash me out.” Keeping in mind that my natural hair color is dark brown -___- . This year, I said to hell with it and I dyed it black. I LOVE the outcome ! When in doubt, follow your gut and if it really does look bad, color it again, lol.
The weather on New Years Eve was pretty terrible here. It was warm ( a first since I’ve lived here) gloomy and raining. A total downer BUT (#positivevibesonly) in some cultures rain is a sign of good luck, so I’m thinking it was the first sign of prosperity for 2019.
My hair inspired my New Years Eve outfit so I went full black, on black, on black. Wearing all black can be tricky as the color can wash out any details on your outfit if all the materials are the same. In order to avoid a total wash out, I paired this thrifted embellished vintage maxi skirt with this thrifted Ralph Lauren (BNWT) velvet side knot top. I accessorized with a pair of black suede ankle straps and a patent leather clutch. Unfortunately the gloomy weather made it difficult to photograph this outfit 😦 .
2019 New Years Goals
- Read at least 12 books this year.
- Lose the unnecessary pounds I’ve gained.
- Take dance classes with the husband.
- Start my online vintage resell store.
- Blog consistently.
Skirt: Vintage, Goodwill: $4.00 // Top: Ralph Lauren, Goodwill: $4.00 // Thrifted Total: $8.00
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Happy Fashion and remember, #positivevibesonly. – Karla
Ralph Lauren Bow Neck Halter Top, similar here
Vintage Maxi Embellished Skirt, similar here
Merry Christmas for those of you who celebrate Christmas! I will not have any more outfit posts this week, as I decided to take the week off. If all goes well, I should have outfit posts next week. I had a very a chill noche buena (Christmas Eve) and Christmas day. I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas fun of love, laughter, family and food!
This is not my Christmas outfit – it’s actually pj’s. But for my “holiday” look, I wore my version of a Christmas sweater. I don’t own any Christmas sweaters because frankly, I don’t like them, no matter how “cute” they are. I wanted a super chill outfit, so I paired this sweater with skinny jeans and black booties. A very simple outfit for a very basic Christmas.
Merry Christmas, Happy Early Kwanza and Happy (very belated) Hanukkah! And if you don’t celebrate any of the above, I hope you had a very restful, happy, joy filled, tummy filled four day weekend!
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Hey guys! Here is a quick #ootd post. I have actually had a pretty hectic week and therefore, have not been posting as much as I would like too.
I purchased this dress at my local thrift store for $3.50. I fell in love with this dress as soon as I pulled it from the rack because it is super soft and wool. It reminds me of the 60’s and I had to throw on the gloves because why not. The only thing that was missing from this outfit was a hat but let’s be honest, I don’t one. I’m not a huge hat person and the only ones in my collection are floppy hats or my gym cap. Since I was going for that 60’s housewife look, I had to pair this dress with my Mary Jane heels. In order to keep this outfit “fresh and new” (ahem) modern, I added these razor sharp sunnies. I’ll be completely honest, I feel in love with them online but once they arrived, they look super funny on my face. I will say this, I was extremely surprised by the quality of these sunnies, as I was not expecting them to look and feel this good. Since I have super sensitive eyes, I’m always on the lookout for good sunglasses and after trying these out, I’m sold. Unicorn Eyewear has provided me with a 20% discount code to all of my followers, so check them out at http://www.unicorneyewear.com and use code Unicorn20 at check out.
Dress: Vintage: $3.50 // Shoes: Sam Edelman $8.00 // Total Thrifted: $11.50
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Hey ya’ll! I’m back from a week off. It rained last weekend so I was unable to take photos. However, the weather was great yesterday (Sunday) so I was able to take photos for this week.
I find the name culottes to be pretty funny; for language reasons, it’s pretty funny. I bought these pretty corduroy culottes at Goodwill, BNWT at Goodwill. Typically these pants are frowned upon to be worn by petite girls like myself but if you wear them right, petite or not, anyone can rock them. One of things to avoid with culottes is ankle straps if you’re petite. They can make you look shorter or in my case, compressed, lol. It’s also best to wear tucked in shirts but in this case, I decided to wear a top that sits right on my hips. I was going to bear booties but I was in no mood to wear socks so I wore these mules. The mules actually pretty looked pretty cool with this out and they were super comfortable. It’s a super casual outfit for Monday but I have also been feeling pretty lazy lately, so there you have it.
Pants: The Limited, thrifted: $4.00 // Top: Vintage No Brand, Thrifted: $4.00 // Total: $8.00
What’s the difference between tartan and plaid? I didn’t know, so I googled and I ended up more confused. However, I like the name tartan more than plaid to be honest AND when the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle wore a similar pattern coat (here) as my blazer, the Brits called it tartan. It’s a cool name, so I stuck with it.
These are my beloved leather pants and it’s the first time I pull them out of the closet this season. I was going to wear them with this simple long t-shirt and these black boots. However, turns out it was colder outside than I expected and I was going to wear a sweater but something about this blazer looked cooler. I wanted the outfit to look more structured so I added this belt with it. I looked like a complete badass in this outfit and I loved it.
Blazer: Talbots, thrifted: $4.00 // Pants: Elizabeth and James, thrifted: $4.00 // Total: $8.00
Talbots Tartan Blazer, similar here
Elizabeth and James Addison Moto Pants, similar here
J. Crew Patent Leather Belt, similar here
The Gap booties, similar here
The holidays are finally here and this means that the festivities have finally began for many. This means that many of us are busy making shopping lists, busy shopping and planning for the days ahead. I’m not really make a list or shopping; honestly, that’s the one thing I hate about this season. The vehicle AND mall traffic alone, will make you want to give up shopping completely. If I do any shopping it will be online because let’s face it, the mall is a nightmare. The one place I do plan on raiding is the thrift stores. I love a good bargain and let’s face it, that is the one place that is usually not as crowded.
Speaking of shopping; a couple of weeks ago, I purchased these beautiful Donacaster wide legged trousers BRAND NEW WITH TAGS! Can you believe they retailed for $220 and I paid, $10.00 for them? Talk about a lucky score. While I intend to wear these in MANY different ways, I loved how they looked with this light/powdered blue turtle neck. I thought the outfit looked very monochromatic-esque and that appears to be a thing on the blog lately ( not intentional) but I loved how darker toned sweater looked with the pants. I had two shoes options that I wanted to wear – these bone color heels OR a pair of metallic blue heels. Ultimately I chose the bone color shoes because I wanted an outfit that was on the lighter side of the spectrum. I finished my look with a faux-faux-ostritch clutch and a high ponytail.
Pants: Donacaster, thrifted: $10.00 // Sweater: J.Crew Turtleneck, thrifted: $4.00 // Clutch: No Brand, thrifted: $2.00 // Thrifted Total: $16.00
Shoedazzle Pointed Toe Heels, similar here
Donacaster high waisted trousers, similar here
No Brand, Faux-Ostrich Envelope Clutch, similar here
Asos Design Small Metal Square Cat Fashion Earrings, available here
J. Crew Light Blue Turtleneck, similar here