Saturday, October 25, 2014

Last Minute Stylish Halloween Costumes

I still can not believe that Halloween is less than a week away! Do you know what you are wearing? Honestly, I am not a die hard fan of the Halloween season, but I do participate in our company dress up contest. I do not like the traditional scary Halloween themed costumes, but instead prefer a more stylish pretty costume. The first place I shop and get my inspiration is in my closet. Below are a few looks that you too can discover from pieces that you already own.
1. Olivia Pope in Scandal: Wear your favorite pair of slacks, styled with a cape and long leather gloves or a trench coat and channel your inner Kerry Washington.

2. Beauty Pageant Contestants (Appearance Wear): We all have a sash and a tiara from our pageant days right? Just style it with a very trendy cocktail dress and voila you are ready to compete for the national or state title. This makes a great group costume too!

3. Beauty Pageant Contestants (Evening Wear): Same as above, but you would style your sash and tiara with an evening gown. This is the perfect opportunity to wear that prom dress or bridesmaid dress you have stashed in the back of your closet.

4. Beyonce in Flawless: Show them you are FLAWLESS! Style your flannel shirt with your cut off shorts, chunky necklace and ankle boots.  

Need some more ideas? Click HERE or HERE
Which costume is your favorite?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Cozy Knit Sweaters

This week, Ayana and I are feeling warm and cozy in our knit sweaters! We both look like prep school gals in our first day of Fall looks. Be sure to stop by her Ayana's blog to get the details on her layered look. I am wearing a navy pencil skirt, red boots and a oversized kint sweater.

Skirt $5: Ralph Lauren (Goodwill Johns Creek
Sweater $3 No Label ( B & R Thrift Store)
Boots $8: No Label (Goodwill Johns Creek)
Handbag $3: No Label (B & R Thrift Store)
Total $19

Now, it’s time to jump into our Thrift Sisters link up!  Ayana and I launched our Thrift Sisters link up, encouraging you to post thrifted or thrifty priced items to this link up.  We are very appreciative of those who take the time to link up their great outfits.  This week’s featured Thrift Sister is Cindy from I am Priiincesss!   We love absolutely love her pattern mixing with the florals and stripes for a fall look.  Check out her blog for more inspiration.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Thrifted Trends: Vintage Swee Lo Rogue Dress

Dress $7: Swee Lo (Goodwill Peachtree Corners
Shoes $32- Sam Edelman Scarlett Pumps (Upscale Resale Consignment)
Handbag $1: Vintage (Goodwill Clearance Center FL)
Total $40

You know that I have an obsession with vintage dresses, especially sequin and sparkly ones! My closet is filled with many of them. So I was excited that I could finally dust this one off and wear it to the Tastemaker Magazine B. FAB Awards Celebration. I had the honor of presenting the Best Style Thrifter Award and this was the perfect dress for such a special occasion. 

When is the last time you wore a special occasion dress?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Mad for Plaid

This week, Ayana and I are mad about plaid! Be sure to stop by her blog to get the details on how she styled her cropped plaid top and made it into a Fall look. I am wearing a plaid jumper and oversized pussy bow blouse.

Jumper $35: Voom by Joy Han (Designer Consigns
Blouse $3 No Label (Diva Diva Boutique)
Boots $9: Just Fab (Goodwill Johns Creek)
Handbag $3: Kenneth Cole (B & R Thrift Store)
Total $50

Plaid usually brings up memories of prep school uniforms or the "grunge" look from the 90s? When paired with the right pieces, it can be styled to look chic and sophisticated too. I used my oversized pussy bow blouse to give my plaid skirt jumper a more age appropriate look. The leggings and tall boots are a great complement too.

How do you style your mad for plaid looks?

Now, let's jump into our Thrift Sisters link up! Ayana and I launched our Thrift Sisters link up, to encourage our readers to post their thrifted or thrifty priced items during our thrift party link-up. Thank you to all of you who took time to join us. 

This week's featured Thrift Sister is Angele of The European Malteser. We love her take on transitioning some of her summer pieces, such as this beautiful dress into the Fall. Check out her blog for more inspiration.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thrift Haul Score of the Week: Steve Madden Riding Boots

I scored these Steve Madden Riding Boots for $1.75 this past summer while thrifting at Park Ave Thrift Outlet Woodstock. Although I could not wear them immediately, they were worth the wait because boot season is right around the corner.

Park Ave Outlet Woodstock, at 9740 Main St, Woodstock, GA is one of my favorite thrift stores. It is about a 35 minute drive from my home, so I do not visit very often. But when I do I always manage to get some great items. The outlet store uses a one price strategy. 

Every Friday, they stock the store with inventory that is cycled out from their regular location and everything is priced at $2. It is the best day to thrift because you will get first dibs on the newest inventory. Then from Friday through Thursday, the price drops 25 cents and the pricing schedule is as follows:

  • Friday $2
  • Saturday $1.75
  • Sunday $1.50
  • Monday $1.25
  • Tuesday $1.00
  • Wednesday 50 cents
  • Thursday 25 cents
On Thursday, they close at 1pm and spend the rest of the day re-stocking merchandise. My favorite days to shop is Saturday and Sunday. It is less crowded and you still have access to the best selection. I would never recommend going on Wednesday or Thursday, unless you have a specific reason and need to get items at that price. If you do go, brace yourself for crowds and limited inventory too.

What is your thrift haul score of the week?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Black and White

This week the Thrifting Diva and I are wearing black and white. Be sure to stop by Ayana'a blog to get the details on her gorgeous midi skirt and peplum top. Again, I have first dibs on her entire look. I am wearing a vintage Sasson blazer paired with a leather pencil skirt.

 Skirt $5: Alder Sovereign Leather (Goodwill Johns Creek) 
Jacket $1.75 Sasson (Park Ave Thrift Woodstock)
Shoes $19: Manolo Blahnik (Goodwill Shallowford Road)
Clutch $3: No Label (Value Village Roswell)
Earrings $10: No Label (Designer Consigns)
Total $38.75

No color combination is more classic or timeless than Black and White. It is always such a chic and polished look. So when I saw this vintage Sasson asymmetrical blazer at Park Ave Thrift Outlet Woodstock during the September Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour, I made sure I put in my my shopping buggy. I knew this blazer would be a staple in my wardrobe. 

Now, let's jump into our Thrift Sisters link up! Ayana and I launched our Thrift Sisters link up, to encourage our readers to post their thrifted or thrifty priced items during our thrift party link-up. Thank you to all of you who took time to join us. This week's feature Thrift Sister is Whitney Nic James. We love how she selected summer pieces that will work as part of her Fall wardrobe. Check out her blog to learn more about her blog to learn more about transitional wardrobe.

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

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Events: Thrifting Atlanta Fashion Swap October 11th

I am so excited to host the October Thrifting Atlanta Fashion Swap on Saturday, October 11th 2pm at Last Chance Thrift Store, 900 Thornton Road, Lithia Springs. Bring at least 3 new or gently used fashion (clothing, shoes and statement accessories) to trade in for a bag filled with fashion you will love! RSVP 

Here is a sneak peek of what you can expect:

If you are in the Atlanta area, please join us in this fun filled event. You will not be disappointed! RSVP 
Have you participated in a fashion swap? What has been your favorite find?


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