Vintage Haul

Hauls, What I Wore

As you all know ( or don’t know) I am in love with everything vintage! I thrift a ton of my clothing because I just love pieces with a story. My favorite fashion era is the fifties because I adore the prim and proper, put together look that women had back then, but I am in love with clothing from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s as well.

Recently I found out that one of the coolest thrift shops in my area is closing for good! This made me extremely sad but I found a silver lining in that they are having a fifty percent off everything sale! So Last week I headed on down to the store and picked up a few vintage gems of my own before it’s all over.

I ended up buying two skirts but wanted to buy so much more. The first one is this 70s plaid number that fits me like a glove. It feels just like I am wearing a blanket but was easily paired with my sunny yellow top and mittens, and my cape style jacket.

Next up was this long pleated skirt of my favorite color. I love the quality of this skirt and the fact that it is so full, but my favorite part would have to be the pockets! I was actually so inspired by this skirt that I decided to create a bunch of different looks with it as soon as I brought it home. This denim jacket and sneakers look is just one of the five looks that you can look out for in a later post.

Though I am sad such an amazing shop is closing for good, I fully intend on going back and taking full advantage of the deals and steals to come! What are some of your favorite eras for fashion? Let me know down below!

Five Holiday Outfits: New Years Eve

Look Books

I’ve been planning this post for a couple weeks now but I can’t believe the day is finally here! On the last day of 2018 I’ve been reflecting on the year as a whole and one of the things I am most proud of is starting this blog.

I have been wanting to start a fashion blog for a while now but never had the confidence to do so until recently and I am so glad I did. I have had so much fun doing something I am so passionate about and I can’t wait to continue in the new year.

So without further ado here are five New Years Eve party looks!

This first look is my favorite! It’s a little more covered up which is perfect for me being on the east coast. While working on these looks I also realized that I have very few sparkly things in my closet which forced me to be a little more creative.

This next one has no sequins once again. I chose an all black look that would be great for a fancy dinner date!

Next I chose something a little edgier. These pleather pants are fun and super comfortable and these boots are one of my favorite things. They are sky high but surprisingly easy to walk in which makes this outfit great for a night out.

And now for something sparkly! I actually wore this jumpsuit last year for New Year’s Eve styled a bit differently. This time I decided to rock my grey blazer again with these sky high heels. This is another look perfect for bar hopping all night long.

This last look is my sparkliest one! I am in love with the way this skirt fits like a glove. I paired it with this basic top and fun black pumps so the skirt is the main focal point.

I made this video compilation to show every look as well as my cheesy dancing that I hope you guys will enjoy. I hope everyone has a wonderful, safe New Year’s Eve and an amazing new year!

Lady in Red

What I Wore

For anyone that couldn’t tell, red is my favorite color of all time. I love bright reds, burgundy, maroon you name it. So for this post I decided to take my obsession to the next level by wearing an entirely red outfit!

Monochromatic outfits are challenging for me because I am truly an introvert although part of me loves to stand out. At times I struggle with confidence and question the brighter, crazier things I want to wear because I know that it will bring attention to me. Thankfully on this day I decided to really just go for it and I am so happy that I did.

It was Christmas Eve that I decided to wear the ultimate Christmas sweater. This knitted homage to Home Alone is one of my all time favorites and makes me laugh every time I read it.

The second I found these burgundy pants I decided to make it an all red lewk. Despite this incredible combo, the shoes are what really brought everything together.

These beauties are actually Hunter by Target rain boot/ sneaker hybrids. They are often the highlight of my outfits simply for the fact that I can find nothing to match them with.

The moment I put this outfit on I knew I had something special because it felt so completely me. Even though I felt this way part of me really wanted to rip the whole thing off and throw on a pair of jeans and neutral shoes instead. But when I feel this way I know that it is just my anxiety speaking, so I wore the outfit.

I wore the outfit and, to be honest, I felt pretty self conscious but I also felt happy and like myself. And it may not seem like such a big deal to others but this small win really made my day.

A Very Thrifty Christmas

What I Wore

Today I wore touches of red and green which is very on theme right now. I have been surprisingly into the holiday spirit this year. Usually by this time of December I am drowning in holiday shopping stress but fortunately this year has been a little different.

I am excited to spend time with my friends and family as well as hopeful for what the new year may bring and focused on living in the moment. Right now I’m just happy to be wearing some of my favorite cozy sweaters and holiday themed outfits.

Fun fact: this outfit is almost entirely thrifted which is not unusual for me. I love thrifting because, frankly, I just love old things. I also love finding something of great quality at a great price. I find most of my thrifted pieces either on second hand apps like Depop and Poshmark or at Goodwill if I feel like bargain hunting in person. This thick, cozy sweater, plaid dress and suede boots all happen to be from my local Goodwill.

My socks are from Poshmark but don’t worry they were new in package when I received them. My belt is one of those fun items that was probably one of my other family members at some point but has migrated into my closet at some point over the years.

My ring is one of my faves because it used to be a spoon before becoming a ring and meeting me! Lastly my scarf is the only non- secondhand item I am wearing and it is from Forever 21 but nobody’s perfect.

Bonus picture of my cat Hank

I love that I accidentally wore an all secondhand outfit because It makes me feel like my clothes are more interesting. Also my clothing gets to live a second life with me rather than ending up in a landfill. Do you guys enjoy thrifting most of your clothing or buying it brand new? Let me know down below!

Here are some similar items to what I am wearing:

Five Holiday Party Looks

Look Books

I don’t know about you guys but to me the best part about the holiday season is getting dressed up for the parties! The hardest part is deciding what to wear. Fortunately I have put together a look book for all your seasonal party needs! I hope you guys have as much fun with these party ideas as I did.

I started off with this sleek dark look that’s a bit more conservative. It is practical because of the flat shoes as well as warm for the cold weather. I had a ton of fun in this during my holiday party last week and I hope you do too.

This next look is also cozy due to the fun plaid pants. I think that the cape and bright shoes add a festive touch to an otherwise simple outfit.

Next I chose something a bit more whimsical. This sheer dress reminds me of fairies and the shoes make me feel like a Bratz doll so, best of both worlds. Plus the jacket is super warm.

This outfit is one of my favorites because of the thigh high boots. I love to play with different textures and styles and this outfit is a perfect mashup of all of the above.

Last but not least, my all time favorite is this classy party look. I find it is the perfect combination of sexy and sophisticated. Plus I love this skirt which I call my Angelina Jolie skirt.

I had so much fun coming up with these holiday looks for y’all. Please let me know below what other look books you would like to see!

Cozy AF But Still Freezing

What I Wore

Winter is always a tough time for me because of the cold, the short days, and of course, the seasonal depression. One of the few things that cheers me up during this time of year is the holidays. The lights and Christmas spirit make me feel much more cheerful. I also love the cozy atmosphere, which brings me to a certain OOTD that encompasses all of these things. (Except for maybe the lights)

This weekend I pulled out one of my favorite Christmas tops that I picked up from Goodwill a few years back. It caught my eye because of the fun novelty patches on the boobs. If you know me you know that I love a good novelty print and this one really caught my eye. The second I put it on my sister said, “I like your Christmas boobs” and that made me love it even more.

Once I had the button down on I decided to make it a denim on denim look. I almost threw a denim jacket on as well but my boyfriend thought that was going a bit overboard. So I used the red velvet puffer instead to keep within the Christmas theme.

In the winter I like to wear fuzzy socks ninety percent of the time so I stuffed these bad boys into some roomy doc martens. Icing on the cake was my big fluffy scarf, nude headband and fave red lippy.

As cozy as I was I managed to still be freezing while taking these pics. Probably because I decided to take them by the water. By the end of this shoot I was an icicle which was totally fine with me because it was totally on brand. All is well that ends well.

A Very Merry Christmas Shopping Haul

Hauls

I went Christmas shopping for the first time this season yesterday and it was quite overwhelming. I thought I had come prepared with a list of people to shop for and even some ideas of what to get. But nothing could have prepared me for the overwhelming urge to buy things for myself. And that hot heavy desire hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday.

Our first stop was Tj maxx which is a freaking wonderland that I can very rarely resist. Ninety nine percent of the time I come here I end up buying something so I am proud to have only bought these Lucky Brand earrings that I was in the market for anyway.

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Our next stop was Old Navy and while I don’t often shop at Old Navy or find it all that appealing, they happened to be having a huge sale which was a total game changer. I bought myself only one thing but I am still not proud. 

These navy pin stripe pants are amazingly comfortable yet sophisticated (and on sale). I also got a Nicks t shirt for my brother so it evens out.

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Ulta seemed like a necessary stop for my secret Santa gift for my coworker. But it turns out, twenty five dollars doesn’t get you as far as you’d think it would there. I gave up early on the secret Santa front and decided to go somewhere else for that. However, I did manage to score some much needed eyeliner and face lotion. 

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At this point in time we had been shopping for so long that I had forgotten to eat lunch. By the time I realized it was nearly dinner time and I was famished. A quick stop at Panera Bread remedied that, then it was back to shopping. 

Now this last part is super embarrassing so prepare yourselves. WE WENT BACK TO TJ MAXX.  Now I know what you’re thinking: “that’s disgusting, there was seemingly no logical reason to go to TJs again.” But that’s where you’re wrong. 

You see, we went to a different Tj maxx full of hope and new possibilities. Here I did actually find my secret Santa gift. An Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighting palette, matching makeup brush, and Bath bombs. 

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I also got the Levi’s denim jacket (pictured above) for my brother and a sweater for my boyfriend. Last but not least I rounded it out with, you guessed it, more stuff for me. I got these cute wide leg plaid pants that my kitty Hank couldn’t get enough of. And lastly, this super soft sweater which is just as fashionable as it is comfortable.

All in all it was a pretty successful day. Even with all of the selfish purchases I still managed to get some Christmas shopping done. Plus there is always next time! Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Let me know down below.