Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Safari Trench Jacket

This week the Thrifting Diva and I are rocking our thrifted CABI safari trench jacket. While I watching Ayana's thrift haul video on Youtube, I immediately noticed that she scored a CAbi trench jacket like the one I had. We joked that we must truly be sisters from another mother and that our closets probably have more of the same clothing too! Be sure to stop by Ayana's blog to see how she styled her jacket with this super cute black and white striped dress. 

Crossbody bag worn as a Clutch $3Mossimo (Value Village Roswell)
Floral Jeans $4: Hot Kiss (Value Village Roswell)
Blouse $1: Moda International (Ecologie Resale and Vintage)
Shoes $7: ASOS (Out of the Closet)
TOTAL: $19

I give credit to my mom for picking up this jacket for me during a thrift shopping trip. She still shops for baby girl. I'm so blessed to call her my mommy! I layered my pear green trench with a sheer long sleeve blouse, a welcome complement to my floral skinny jeans. The jacket tones down the busy print of the pants and my shoes polished the look.

What I really love about this trench, is that it is so versatile because it can be worn alone as a dress too! Every gal should have a trench jacket in their wardrobe. It is a staple piece that can be worn for many occasions and for several seasons too. 

Well, it’s Wednesday, so let’s jump into our Thrift Sisters link up!  Ayana and I launched our Thrift Sisters link up, encouraging you all to post thrifted or thrifty priced items to this link up. We appreciate each of you taking time to link up with us.  

This week’s featured Thrift Sister is Che from Dressing Up For Me.  We love how she paired this this floral peplum top with white boyfriend jeans! Check out her blog HERE for more stylish outfits.

Now it’s your turn to join us this week.  Please link up your favorite thrifted or thrifty priced item. Here are the rules.  Go ahead and link up for a chance to be featured as our next Thrift Sister!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Stylish Review: Looking Fly On A Dime Thrift Shopping E-Book

I am so excited for my fellow blogger and thrift sister Patrice Williams of Looking Fly On A Dime. Patrice is a 
New York City-based writer who's worked at top fashion magazines for 7+years, she created Looking Fly on a Dime® for the woman who looks to magazines and celebs for inspiration but has a real life budget and more importantly, the desire to craft her individual sense of style

She recently launched a Thrift Shopping E-book to provide much needed tips for newbies and a few insider secrets for thrift experts too. The book helps you: 
  • Prepare before your visit: how to find a prime shop, the best days to visit and what you should wear  
  • Strategize while you shop: what section of the store you should attack first, how to find unique treasures in a sea of clothing and ways to determine if an item is worth buying. 
  • Sanitize and style: easy solutions to clean your new-to-you clothing and pro styling tips to create a standout style that looks like a million bucks. 
I had a chance to review it and I promise you that it will become the thrift buddy that you always wanted. Click HERE to get your pre-order copy today! 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Lace Crochet Dress

This week the Thrifting Diva and I are rocking lace. Make sure to stop by Ayana'a blog to get the details about her look too! I scored my lace dress for only $1.50 at the Park Ave Thrift Outlet in Woodstock. Read more about this fabulous find HERE.

Clutch $5: Vintage (Last Chance Thrift Stores Chamblee)
Shorts $1.50: Bongo (Park Ave Thrift Outlet Woodstock)
Belt $2.94: Vintage (Value Village Roswell)
Necklace $10: (Funky Flair Boutique)
Shoes $10: Aldo (House of uBuhle)
TOTAL: $30.94

I could not wait to rock this lace crochet dress. I wore it to a rooftop happy hour meet up with my blogger buddies. Since it was an outdoor rooftop event, I knew my dress would be perfect for the occasion. I usually would style a sheer dress with a slip, but I figured it would be more fun to try something a little more fun. So instead of a slip, I wore a nude bra and high waist denim shorts under my lace dress. It was a great alternative to the traditional slip! And it encouraged a few priceless looks too!
How would you style a lace dress?

This week’s featured Thrift Sister is Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood. She shopped her closet and rocked her favorite jumpsuit. What a gorgeous floral print!  Click HERE to check out her personal style blog.

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 lace dress or any thrifty priced fashion under $50. Next week's theme is TBA. Here are our thrift Sisters Link Up Rules:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Thrift Haul Score of the Week: ASOS Prayer Pointed Clear High Heels

Shoes $7- ASOS Prayer Pointed High Heels (Out of the Closet Fort Lauderdale) 

What an unexpected surprise to find these ASOS Prayer Pointed High Heels at Out of the Closet thrift store in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The retail price is $77.39 and I got them for 90% off.  I fell in love with the color and the ankle strap style, but when I saw the heels, I knew I had to have them. My thrifting buddies of course made the usual "clear heels" jokes but I didn't let that stop me from adding these beauties to my wardrobe. I think it makes a great conversation starter right? LOL

I was also very impressed with the mission of the store. Out of the Closet is a nonprofit chain of thrift stores whose revenues provide medical care for patients with HIV/AIDS. They are owned and operated by AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a Los Angeles-based global organization that provides medical, preventative, and educational resources for patients. Out of the Closet thrift stores generate income to help fund the medical services AHF provides for those patients who are unable to pay. 96% of ALL proceeds from Out of the Closet Thrift Stores directly to to prevention, treatment and advocacy programs.

So it felt good knowing that my purchase supported a good cause too. I can't wait to style my clear heel shoes. It will add an unexpected pop of color to any outfit. I can do a nice colorblock look too. 

Here are a few inspiration looks from Bethany of BSOUP:

Bethany of BSOUP

Bethany of BSOUP

How else would you rock these heels?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Thrift Shopping: Goodwill Oakland Park Florida

I know you would not believe me if I told you that this is a Goodwill right. Well it is the Goodwill located in Oakland Park, Florida at 1099 E. Oakland Park Blvd.  I walked in to this store and was in awe by the spacious store, quality items and friendly customer service. It is about 20,000 square feet and filled with such great items, from vintage to trendy. Here is a photo recap of my visit:

Click HERE to see my quick picks!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Mixed Prints

This week the Thrifting Diva and I are rocking mixed prints. Make sure to stop by Ayana'a blog to get the details about her look too!

Blouse $3- Chaus (Park Ave Thrift Duluth
Shorts $4- Campagnie Internationale Express (Value Village Roswell)
Shoes $2- Proxy (Park Ave Thrift Woodstock Outlet)  
Clutch $10- Vintage (Diva Diva Boutique)
TOTAL= $19

The key to pulling of mixed prints is to make sure that you have the same color combination in both pieces. My color combination of choice was black and white. I kept the accessories simple and the shoes where a nice complement.

How do you rock mixed prints? What are your rules? 

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 mixed prints or any thrifted fashion under $50. 

This week’s featured Thrift Sister is Robyn from Feel Great Fashion. I loved the color combination she used for her look. And her necklace is such a statement piece too! Check out here fabulous style HERE.

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Thrift Haul Score of the Week: Route 66 Crochet Lace Maxi Dress

My strategy for thrifting is to always look for interesting prints, beautiful fabrics and stand out pieces. So when I saw this crochet lace dress, while thrifting at Park Ave Thrift Outlet, I knew that I had to add to my shopping cart. Plus at  $1.50, it was truly a good price. Especially since I rarely buy Economy brands (i.e. Kmart, Target, Old Navy etc.) from the thrift store. It is one way that I can limit what I get while thrifting and also I can get the same item on their clearance racks for the about the same thrift store price. 

Well today, that was an exception to my rule. This crochet lace dress is such a stand out piece and I already had some amazing ideas of how I could style it too. It will make a travel piece for my upcoming beach vacation. It can be packed in my suitcase and it will not take up too much room. I can also wear it as a cover up for my bathing suit and over a slip for a walk to an outdoor cafe too. 

Here are a few of my inspirational pics:

What is your thrift haul score of the week?

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