Two Stylish Kays: January 2015

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Bold Geometric Prints

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

This week, Ayana and I are styling our bold black and white geometric prints. Be sure to stop by Ayana's blog to get the details on amazing dress and those fab animal print shoes! I styled my look with textured tights and black pumps.

Events: Belk Spring Fashion Preview 2015 with Arlene Goldstein

Tuesday, January 27, 2015



I had the pleasure of attending Belk's 'The Look' 2015 Spring Fashion preview at Phipps Plaza. It was hosted by Arlene Goldstein, Belk Vice President of Fashion & Trend Merchandising. She gave us a preview of Belk's Spring 2015 Fashion trends. Her Style Statements for Spring 2015 are Spare Me, Garden Party, Sport Chic, and Islander.

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Open Back Sequin Top

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This week, The Thrifting Diva and I are wearing our open back sequin tops, inspired by Rihanna. Be sure to stop by Ayana's blog to get details on her haute date night look! I paired my top with a long maxi skirt.

What I Wore: Aztec Print Pleated Skirt

Tuesday, January 20, 2015






WHAT I WORE
Blouse $5- Follies (Park Avenue Thrift Duluth) 
Skirt $10- W Work to Weekend (Red White & Blue Thrift Store) 
Shoes $0- Mossimo (scored from Thrifting Atlanta Fashion Swap)
Purse $699- Louis Vuitton Neverfull GM (Alexis Suitcase Consignment)
Total $15 (without purse)


Skirts and dresses are the epitome of femininity, but during the Fall I am often forced to wear pants. However, by choosing the right accessories I can wear my skirts and look warm and chic. I wore this outfit on Saturday while hosting the Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour. It is my stylish version of the thrifting uniform. As much as I love this skirt, I got more compliments on the blouse. The blouse was purchased from Park Avenue Thrift Store in Duluth. The decorative fringe on the cleavage is absolutely adorable. This Aztec print pleated skirt is one of my absolute favorite thrifted finds. I scored it in New Orleans at Red, White and Blue Thrift Store. I fell in love with the colorful bold print. Textured opaque tights are a must have during the Fall. I paired mine with ankle boots that I scored from the Thrifting Atlanta Fashion Swap. 

How do you style your skirts in the Fall?

Events: January Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour

Friday, January 16, 2015








Don't be surprised if you see a chartered bus rolling through the parking lot of your favorite Thrifting Atlanta store! It's just me and my Thrifting Atlanta sisters. I am so excited to host the January 17th Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour.
I will be leading our group through the Thrifting Atlanta streets. Our chauffeured bus departs from Park Avenue Thrift Store Marietta. Then stops at Diva Diva Boutique in Alpharetta, Then Again Consignment in Smyrna, Funky Flair Boutique in Marietta, Ecologie Resale & Vintage in Kennesaw and Cherokee Rose Shoppe in Canton.
Each store provides exclusive discounts and light refreshments for our shoppers. It is a marathon thrifting day and our shoppers will thrift till they drop! For more details on our Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tours click HERE or visit www.thriftingatlanta.eventbrite.com 

Have you ever been on Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour or a shopping bus tour?
If Yes, what did you enjoy the most? If No, why haven't you joined the fun?

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Stylish Skirts

Wednesday, January 14, 2015



Hello Stylish Kays! Today, Ayana and are I are styling our stylish skirts. While I have to wear boots and tights here in chilly Atlanta, Ayana can show off her bare legs in sunny San Diego! Be sure to stop by her blog to see how she styled her amazing aztec print pencil skirt.





WHAT I WORE
Skirt $5- Ann Taylor, Similar (Goodwill Johns Creek
Boots $7- Just Fab, Similar (Goodwill Johns Creek
Purse $0- Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 (Gifted) 
Total $17

I love wearing bold colors, on a chilly day in Atlanta! It makes me smile and reminds me that sunny days will come very soon. I paired my pleated skirt with a fitted cardigan wrap. It is very transitional piece and can be worn a number of ways. No worries, it will appear on the blog again so you can see the additional looks.

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 Edwige from Hypnoz Glam!  We love how she styled her elegant Ralph Lauren dress for a formal affair. Check out her blog for some great outfit inspirations.



What I Wore: Pussy Bow Blouse

Monday, January 12, 2015










WHAT I WORE
Blouse $0- Vintage (Gifted by Just Jewels 4 U) 
Blazer $3- Ann Taylor (Diva Diva Boutique) 
Jeans $4- Banana Republic (Goodwill Sandy Springs)
Boots $6- Nine West (Park Ave Thrift Duluth)
Purse $0- Vintage (Borrowed from my mom)
Total $13

Hello Stylish Kays! Have you rocked a pussy bow? It is our version of the man's shirt and tie. Made popular in the 1960s, it is a timeless classic piece. Perfect to wear to the office or to happy hour. When styled with a blazer and dark denim, if makes casual Friday's look so chic.  
How do you style your pussy bow?

Events: January Thrifting Atlanta Fashion Swap

Friday, January 9, 2015

I am so excited to host the January Thrifting Atlanta Fashion Swap on Saturday, January 10th 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 www.thriftingatlanta.eventbrite.com 

Click HERE for a sneak peek of what to expect!

Thrift Sisters Link Up: Fur Vests

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Today the Thrifting Diva and I are wearing our fur vests. It is the perfect layering piece that is stylish but keeps you warm and cozy too. Plus it makes a statement and adds an unexpected charm to any outfit. Be sure to stop by Ayana's blog to get the details on her super glam look. I layered my color block top with my chocolate fur vest and styled it with skinny jeans and tall boots for chic casual look. 










Vest: Theory (Goodwill Johns Creek) $3
Top: Purple Haze (Funky Flair Boutique) $25 
Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar (Park Avenue Thrift Outlet Woodstock) $1.75
Boots: Just Fab (Goodwill Johns Creek) $7
Handbag: Louis Vuitton Neverful GM (Alexis Suitcase Consignment) $699
Total Outfit (excluding handbag)- $36.75

Do you own a fur vest? How do you style your fur vest? 

Now, it's time to jump into our Thrift Sisters link up! Ayana and I launched our Thrift Sisters lin up, encouraging you to post thrifted or thrifty priced items to this link up. We are very appreciative of those who take to link up their great outfits.




Thrift Haul of the Week: Designer Denim Jeans

Monday, January 5, 2015


I love wearing dresses, but when I am not wearing a dress, you can find me in a pair of my favorite denim jeans. So I am always on the quest for the next best pair. I am sure that you will agree, that finding a great pair of jeans, especially while thrifting, can be a daunting task. Here are a few of tips and tricks for scoring your next favorite jeans:

1. Wear your thrifting uniform! Some stores do not have dressing rooms or if they do the lines are long and they limit the amount of pieces you can take in the dressing. So wear leggings (or a skirt, dress) a close fitting top and shoes that are easy to slip on and off. This will allow you to try on clothes without getting undressed and needing a dressing room. Just find a full length mirror and you are good to go.

2. Know what you want. Do some research (on-line or in-store) to determine the brand, style and color denim you prefer. I only thrift for department store or designer denim jeans, especially Seven for All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity. I have long legs and a small behind, so they fit me very well and last forever. However, if I find a lower end brand that fits well too, I will make an exception to the rule. 

3. Try on and move around. When you try on jeans, make sure you move around in them. Bend your knees, do squats and jump around.

4. Be Picky. Only buy the jeans you truly love. Spend the time to browse each entire rack of jeans, to find exactly what I want. If you don't find anything do not give up. Just go jean shopping another day or at another store. It takes patience but once you find that perfect pair, you will appreciate it.

Below are my latest finds that I added to my jean wardrobe. I can't wait to style them soon!


Jeans- Old Navy Rockstar (Park Avenue Thrift Outlet Woodstock) $1.75
Retail- Buy HERE 
Jeans- Seven for All Mankind (Goodwill Sandy Springs) $3.73 after 50% off
Retail- Buy HERE
Jeans- Madewell (Goodwill Piedmont) $7.57
Retail- Buy HERE

What tips do you have for thrifting denim jeans?
  

Stylish Events: Vision Board Party Atlanta 2015

Thursday, January 1, 2015


It's that time of year again to reflect on the accomplishments of 2014 and plan for an even more exciting 2015. The Vision Board Party hosted by Legacies of Health and Evolution of SHE is scheduled for Thursday, January 1, 2015, 1 pm at HOBI Studios, 300 Oakland Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312. I am excited to attend because I want to create a visual of my New Years resolutions, vision for professional and personal goals too. 

The event organizers say that creating a vision board is a fun opportunity for you to reconnect with your inner child, while making a powerful tool to help you clarify, concentrate and maintain your focus on your specific life goals. 

You can join in the fun! RSVP here or visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-empower-your-vision-board-party-tickets-15065043952

Have you created your vision board for 2015? What tips do you have for creating a vision board?


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