Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Color Block Maxi Kimono

This week the Thrifting Diva and I are rocking our kimonos, one of summer's most coveted trends. I put it to my thrift wishlist and finally scored this one from Rejected Thrifts, an online vintage boutique.

Kimono $20- Vintage (Rejected Thrifts
Jeans $5- Seven of all Mankind (Park Ave Thrift Store)

If you follow me on social media, you know that I have been obsessing about owning a kimomo, especially one that is traditional styled. So you can only imagine how excited I was when I finally laid eyes on the kimono collection from Rejected Thrifts. They were all exactly what I was searching for, and I selected this colorblock beauty. 

Although, my mom said I looked like I was wearing a bathrobe, I felt more like a superhero. This cape-like flowy draping piece, can amp up any outfit and is the perfect transition piece too. You can style it with denim or with a cocktail dress.  It will certainly start a conversation as well.  

Is the kimono on your must-have wishlist?

Now, it's time for the link up! Let the party begin! The link will remain open for 5 days. So go ahead and show us your favorite thrifted kimono or any thrifted fashion under $50. 

This week’s featured Thrift Sister is Alexandra from FunkyJungle. I loved her midi skirt. What a gorgeous print? Her strappy wedges are also a great complement to her look too! Check out here fabulous style HERE.

Next week's theme is Mixed Prints. Here are our thrift Sisters Link Up Rules:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Thrifted Trends: Tolani Ikat Print Maxi Dress

Shoes: Alice & Olivia (Goodwill Johns Creek; worn HERE)
Dress: Tolani (B & R Thrift Store Sandy Springs)

This was my first time wearing my Tolani maxi dress and I promise you it will not be last. First of all, the Ikat fabric print is amazing. According to the blog A Little Design Help, Ikat fabrics are made by dying the threads before the fabric is woven.  The threads (typically natural fibers such as cotton or linen) are tied tightly together and dipped into dye.  This creates an uneven, mottled appearance on the threads, allowing the pattern to have a “hazy” look when the fabric is woven. For more details click HERE 

It is by by far one of the most comfortable maxi dresses that I own. The length of the dress is perfect too. I wore my 4 inch heel wedges and the dress hem was at least an inch of the floor. This dress will also make a great summer/fall transitional piece too. I can certainly add a black blazer and classic pumps to make it office chic. 

How do you style your maxi dress with heels? Do you prefer wedges or classic pumps?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thrift Haul of the Week: Tolani Collection Maxi Dress

Dress- Tolani (B & R Thrift Store)

It's really a sad day in Thrifting Atlanta, because B & R Thrift Store is closing for good at the end of the month. They have been one of my fave thrifting spots for so many years and this dress is one of the reasons I will miss them so much. I stopped by yesterday to check out their going out of business sale. Everything is 50% off now and then during the last week of August, I am sure they will have a crazy sale. 

As soon as I approached the rack with the long dresses, I saw the fabulous print of the dress, and as usual I fell in love. I held it up to my body and the length was perfect. The price was marked $2.99 plus an additional 50% off, even better. 

Of course, like I always say, the label tells the story. I googled the brand and learned so much about it. Let's just say, I am glad I was able to own one at the resale price. 

The brand of this dress is Tolani. An exclusive brand sold at department stores like Neiman Marcus or online retailer Revolve Clothing. They have been worn by celebrities like Halle Berry, Heidi Klum and Paris Hilton too. The style is very bohemian chic and the material is Indian silk. I can't wait to wear my dress tomorrow as I host the Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour. Below are some of my fave inspired looks.

Tolani Collection

Tolani Collection

 What is your Thrift Haul of the Week?
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