April 2019 Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour (RECAP)

Friday, May 10, 2019

Every month I host the Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tours. Our April bus tour traveled to the following stores: 
Check out a brief photo recap our thrift shopping day.

What I Wore: Vintage Strapless Dress + Red Fascinator Hat

Monday, May 6, 2019

I attended the Alpha Derby Weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center. It is an annual fundraising event held on the first weekend of May, centered around the style and pageantry of one of the most well-known horse races in the world, The Kentucky Derby. This was my third year attending and I enjoy it because it is a party with a purpose, plus I love dressing up and wearing a derby hat. 

Eight chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. from across the metro-Atlanta area all collaborate to host a first-class experience while benefiting local non-profit education foundations. 

What I Wore: Swimsuit Coverup + Bodycon Dress

Friday, May 3, 2019

Swimsuit cover ups make a fashion statement on the beach and off the beach too. Especially the cover-ups that have a beautiful print. I scored this cover-up for $1 from Out of the Closet Thrift Store during the Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour. I styled it with a pink bodycon midi dress.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

ATLANTA - In early February, Candytopia, the candy-coated experiential adventure that brings a dreamworld candy factory to life, officially opened the doors of their Atlanta location at EDENS Lenox Marketplace (3535 Peachtree Road NE). After drawing sold out crowds to the Buckhead location, Candytopia is thrilled to announce a one time 6-week extension of its immersive confectionary wonderland in the heart of ATL through July 28, 2019. Candytopia in Atlanta has been a hotspot for locals to enjoy with their friends and family including guests such as Usher, T.I., Lil Yachty, Ludacris, and Kandi Burruss. They anticipate tickets for the extension to sell out quickly due to previous demand.

What I Wore: Maxi Skirt + Romper

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day! Did you know that second to oil, the clothing and textile industry is the largest polluter in the world. Thrift shopping is small way to make a difference to make sure that clothing does not fill up our landfills. If everyone in the US bought just ONE item used instead of new in 2019, it would save nearly 6 billion pounds of carbon emissions. ⁣⁣

In honor of Earth Day, I wore my maxi skirt that I recently thrifted from Goodwill Conyers. I paired it with a shorts romper that I styled as a top.

Shop thredUP #ChooseUsed Collection and Join the Movement

Friday, April 19, 2019

thredUP has teamed up with Olivia Wilde and Conscious Commerce to create a limited edition collection and social movement designed to combat textile waste. Every design in the collection includes over 4000 upcycled T-shirts, sweatshirts, and denim jackets, each printed with a statement design that encourages consumers to Choose Used to lighten their fashion footprints. Every design is screen printed by hand on a used item and available in an inclusive range of sizes and styles.

For every #chooseused item purchased, 10% of net proceeds will go to the thredUP Circular Fashion Fund, dedicated to supporting sustainable fashion efforts worldwide

Plus when you share on your social media that YOU #chooseused, thredUP will also donate $1 to the thredUP Circular Fashion Fund

Will you join the thredUP #ChooseUsed Movement?

Celebrate Earth Day with Aillea Beauty Swap and Shop

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Customers can bring in their old toxic products to be responsibly recycled and get 3% off per product (up to 15% total) of non-toxic AILLEA brands! 
I tried the Clove + Hallow Lip Velvets in Road Trip. The color is stunning and lasts all day. This liquid lipstick infused with coconut oil, shea butter and Vitamin E for a comfortably smudgeproof matte finish. It is free from: Parabens, petrochemicals, PEG- compounds, phthalates, talc, bismuth oxychloride, synthetic fragrance or flavor, animal by-products.

So now is the perfect time to truly clean up one’s beauty routine. Those interested can trade in their products for an AILLEA Earth Day discount at any of the 5 AILLEA locations – 2 in Denver, 1 in Atlanta, 1 in Charleston and 1 in Raleigh. 
For those not located in one of those states, you can simply shop online and still receive a discount: Use code EARTH10 for 10% off orders over $50. Use code EARTH15 for 15% off orders over $100Valid until: April 19-22, 2019.

What I Wore: Metallic Pleated Skirt + Sequin Sweater

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

This past weekend, I attended the Thrift the Runway fashion show hosted my  Wendy of Dressing For Me, Ellen of Thrifty Ells and Sophia of Sophie Ruth Bridal. Each person styled models in their favorite thrifted looks.

I wore my metallic pleated Skirt purchased from Unclaimed Baggage for $10. I styled it with my favorite sequin Chicos sweater from Goodwill North Georgia for $5. My colorful shoes and vintage clutch are from Value Village for a total of $9. My entire look under $25

Check out the photo recap of  the fashion show.

Events: 2019 Thrifting Atlanta Fashion Week

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Save the Date for our 2019 Thrifting Atlanta Fashion Week.  The goal of our fashion week is to be inspire women to look at alternative ways to build their wardrobe-- by thrift shopping and fashion swaps too. It is very important that we all do our part to keep millions of pounds of fashion from ending up in our landfills. 

During our Thrifting Atlanta Fashion Week, we have the following events scheduled:
  • Resale TherapyApril 22nd- 26th: Participating stores will provide exclusive discounts to shoppers who shop with their reusable Thrifting Atlanta tote bags
  • Bus Tour- April 27th: Shoppers will be chauffeured around the city to shop thrift, consignment and vintage stores. 
  • Fashion Swap & Spring Market April 28th: Attendees will bring their new/gently worn fashion to trade in for new-to-you fashion. Vendors will sell their products.
  • Fashion ShowApril 28th:  Models will walk the runway is thrifted fashion from local thrift and consignment stores.
How will you celebrate Earth Day? 
What are you doing to prevent millions of pounds of clothing from ending up in landfills?

What I Wore: Denim Jumpsuit and Duster

Monday, March 4, 2019

For the past 16 years, Park Tavern in Piedmont Park brings a taste of New Orleans to Atlanta via their annual Oyster Crawfish Festival. I was so excited when Wendy of Dressing For Me invited me to tag along. The weather was perfect and it is always a blast to hang out with my blogger babes. I wore my super comfy Eshakti denim jumpsuit. It has a nice stretchy waist to allow me to eat as much crawfish as my heart desires. My thrifted duster and crossbody bag were a perfect complement too.

52 Weeks of Thrift// Week Six: Ferragamo, Chanel, Milly and More Under $30

Monday, February 11, 2019

This is Week Six of my 52 Weeks of Thrift Challenge. I spent under $30 and scored amazing designer brands from Value Village in Conyers, GA; Goodwill in Lawrenceville, GA; and A to Z Bargains in Conyers, GA. Watch my YouTube Video for all the details or click HERE to see my photo gallery.

Candytopia Finds A Sweet Spot in Atlanta

Monday, February 4, 2019

Photo Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Candytopia
Candytopia, a real live interactive candy wonderland, opens Friday, February 8th until June 2nd at Edens Lenox Marketplace, 3535 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30326. Get your tickets HERE before they sell out.

I am thrilled to review this magical place during their evening cocktail reception on Thursday, February 7th. Be sure to follow me on instagram and watch my insta-stories too for an insider scoop of what you can expect when you schedule your visit.

Events: January 2019 Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour (RECAP)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Every month I host the Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tours. This past Saturday we boarded our bus to travel and shop the following stores: Monica's Boutique and Consignment in Johns Creek, GA, Southern Thrift Market in Norcross, GA, My Best Friend's Closet Consignment in Lawrenceville, GA, Out of the Closet Thrift Store in Atlanta, GA, Thred Up Warehouse Sale in Duluth, GA and Goodwill North Lawrenceville in Lawrenceville, GA

Check out a brief photo recap our thrift shopping day.

Thrift Haul from ThredUp, Southern Thrift Market, Out of the Closet and More

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Hello Stylish Kays, check out my latest thrift haul from the The Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour! I scored so many great deals on designer and department store brands. Comment below and let me know which item was your favorite.

Events: January 26th Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

If you see a Georgia Coachlines Charter Bus rolling through the parking lot of your favorite Thrifting Atlanta store, don't be surprised! It's just me and my Thrifting Atlanta crew. I am so excited to host the January 26th Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour. Our last bus tour was back in November, so we have been patiently waiting to get our thrifting fix.

52 Weeks of Thrift // Week Three: Fuzzy Sweater, Palazzo Pants and Vegan Leather Pants under $20

Monday, January 21, 2019

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This is week three of my 52 Weeks of Thrift Challenge. I invite you to join me on this strategic thrift shopping plan to help you buy what you love, quality made and wardrobe worthy. I started out with nine items, including some items I wanted to wear to a 70s Birthday Party. I ended up shopping my closet for my outfit instead and bought the following three items.

52 Weeks of Thrift // Week Two: Pink Sequin Sweater under $6

Monday, January 14, 2019

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This is Week Two of my 52 Weeks of Thrift Challenge. Last week, I stopped by Goodwill North Lawrenceville during my lunch break. After shopping around for a few minutes, I picked up a  couple of items that I loved. But the only piece that made the cut was this hot pink sequin knit sweater. 

What I Wore: Black Dress, Black Skirt and Over The Knee Floral Boots

Saturday, January 12, 2019

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This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Vow Renewal Celebration for my friend Melodie Stewart. She and her husband celebrated 10 years of married bliss during their vow renewal ceremony. It was such a beautiful service and gathering of close friends and family. There is nothing better than seeing an example of a marriage that works and Black Love. 

52 Weeks of Thrift // Week One: Tuxedo Joggers, Pleated Back Blouse and Bandage Leggings under $13

Monday, January 7, 2019

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This year I invite you to join my #52weeksofthrift Challenge. It will be a great way to shop your closet, thrift smarter, stay on budget and create a wardrobe of quality clothing. You must commit to thrift shopping for clothing, shoes and accessories for the year and with a monthly budget of $52. If you don't spend your budget in one month, you can carry it over to the next month. Share your finds using the hashtag #52weeksofthrift.

Every Monday, I will share my thrift haul from the previous week. I will also include an affiliate link in case you want to purchase the same or similar item from my Amazon Store too.

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