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?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thrifted Trends: Printed Palazzo Jumpsuit

Belt $20: Noux Rejekts 
Handbag GIFTED: Louis Vuitton 
Total $49

My first thrifting stop while in New York, was Tracy Chambers Vintage located in the heart of historic Bed-Stuy. The store is named after Diana Ross’s character in the movie Mahogany and the collection reflects the character's style so well. You can shop in-store by Appointment ONLY or outdoors during the Vintage Stoop Pop-Up Shop. 

The racks are filled with the most amazing vintage pieces you will lay your hands on. I had a hard time selecting my favorite pieces. But I promise, when I saw this jumpsuit, I knew it would come home with me. You guys know know how much I love jumpsuits! I fell in love with the bold print and the palazzo style and my Noux Rejekts belt was the perfect complement too! This jumpsuit is definitely one of my fave finds.

Do you love jumpsuits too? How many do you own?

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