It’s been a struggle trying to blog lately. I recently moved and I have been trying to hold my life together. I did go thrift shopping the other day and boy did I find wonderful goodies. I will be sharing them on a different segment on my blog in the next coming days. This top was actually from that trip 🙂
Top: Jealous Tomato ( Goodwill – thrifted )
Shoes: Madden Girl
Clutch: Jessica Simpson
I have been quite M.I.A for the past month because I was fully preparing to complete my degree. I needed to really focus in school, so I gave that a priority and decided my blog needed to take a back seat. I finally graduated and I will now turn back to my blog because quite frankly, I missed it.
Here are a few photos of my graduation.
Dress: Banana Republic // Shoes: Cole Haan
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There is something so crisp about a white button up shirt and black pants. I consider it to be one of my favorite classic looks because you can wear this ensemble either up or down and look very well put together. For this look, I wanted to wear it up but if you wanted to wear this down, it can be easily achieved by wearing a pair of converse, less makeup, a cute cross body or backpack and instead of the chunky chain a nice big watch or earrings.
For this look, I wanted my accessories to do all the talking. Since the colors are very neutral I decided that I wanted to keep that neutrality but with a bit of “spice”. I added these gorgeous patent leather mules that I purchased at Goodwill for $7.00 and this chunky “snake-like” chain to really make this outfit stand out. I finished it with red lips and red toe nails.
Pants: Gap “Skinny Mini”
Shoes: Nine West // Purchased at Goodwill
Necklace: Purchased on Ebay
So, I basically live in thrift stores. At my local thrift store, everyone and I mean everyone in the store knows me as the frequent buyer. I drive around this city looking for the best thrift stores and I do not shy away from the most “suspect” looking shops. I love bargain shopping and I am not afraid to dig in. Back in November, our local church hosted a “Carnival” ( more like a fair) and every year they have a used clothing store. The prices range from $1.00 – $5.00, depending on the item that you are purchasing. Of course, this is the first place I checkout before I even stuff myself with elephant ears, cotton candy and the local cuisine. When I stepped in I saw the usual, shoes, shirts, dresses etc… I noticed that they had a sign that read ” Wall items $1.00″ racks “$2.00”. I dove right into the “wall section” where of course everything was one dollar. As I looked through the racks of clothing hanging on the wall, I noticed this camel wool coat hanging. I immediately pulled it out ( my heart might have stopped beating for a few seconds) and tried it on. It fit exactly how I had wanted it! I checked it for stains, smells, defects and knew right away it was MINE. As I went to check out, I still could not believe that one of falls “it” item was going to be in my closet, for a whopping $1.00! As you can see, yes, thrift store shoppings does pay off.
Scarf: Merona by Target
Coat: No Brand // Shoes: Just Fab
Top: Banana Republic // Jeans: H&M
The cold weather has made its way down south and it has been very cold these last few days. I have made it my mission to try to stay warm as I get cold easily. I look ridicules with the extra layers of clothes I wear every day, lol. Anyway, this is a simple look I pulled together yesterday. Sorry the photos are grainy, but I took them towards the night and my camera ( since it doesn’t have the flash) isn’t the best at night.
There is something about the cold weather that makes every one wear dark clothes. When its cold, I only gravitate towards all things dark, deep and rich in color. I bought the top on eBay and although it is warm and it is a nice shirt, I hate the sleeves ( hence why i rolled them up). The sleeve are not even 3/4 they’re just weird, the cut is wrong. I am going to fix this issue by perhaps making it 3/4 and taking the fabric in a bit. I paired it with faux-leather jeans, black booties and black purse. I added a bit of color by wearing a nice dark red lip.
Cost of Outfit: $53.00
- Top: $5.00
- Jeans: $25.00
- purse: $3.00
- Boots: $20.00