Wednesday, March 6, 2013

9 Lives

I can't express how obsessed I am with my new Zara Leopard Print Ankle Boot Sandals. I'm definitely not one to wear booties, much less lace up heels, I've always stayed away from such but while on vacation in New York, I could not help myself.

I tried on several pairs of Zara heels in different colors, prints, heights, styles, but once I had to try this pair on twice I could not leave the store without them. I left with the last pair (even though the soles were slightly worn!) The next day after sleeping on my $100 purchase I drove to every Zara in Manhattan to find a new fresh pair.

I paired these beauties with H&M denim regular fit jeans in an antique wash along with an H&M basic pocket tee. I threw my lion head pendant necklace on, pulled my hair up and ran out the door this morning.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Forever 21 Sale Haul

So my first order from the additional 50% off sale items from Forever 21 arrived yesterday and I couldn't be happier!

Just posting a quick picture of the items. Mostly outerwear, I'm guessing they are depleting their fall/winter stock.

I will post a picture of my next items when they arrive!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

Ladies, ever wonder about those bloggers who are awesome thrifters? Those bloggers who have amazing staple items that they paid pennies for? You can do exactly what they do! It simply takes an open mind, patience, and a friend to help you scour through the racks, who also will offer an extra open mind!

Here are a few thrifting tips!

1. Lists! Never go on a thrifting adventure looking for one particular item, chances are you won't find it and you will be so focused on that item that you will miss out on better deals!

Some thrifters like to head to their local consignment shops with a general list of which racks they are looking to really spend time searching through. Example: Denim, Outwear, Belts, Earrings. This allows you to be open to different things rather than a list that consists of "High waist acid wash shorts, Floral Blazer, Gold & Cobalt earrings."

2. Research! Know what stores are in your area, their hours, and exact locations. Don't hesitate to map out your route for the day.

I, personally, like to know where every thrift store is at in my general area. I visit them whenever I have extra time. For example, when I go to my aunts house, I leave the house an hour or so earlier to make a stop at the Goodwill Super Store in her area. Always know where you are headed and what stores are near.

3. Biggest Savings! Catch the sale days! Salvation Army is 50% off certain tagged items on saturday mornings! Call ahead or pull out your iPhone and take a picture of the sale days whenever you make your first visit to that particular store.

4. Private Shops! Look for "REAL" thrift stores! Look outside of the well known, Goodwill & Salvation Army. This is sooo important because those little unknown thrift stores are the ones that carry the great finds!

My dad & stepmother live about 3 hours north of Miami, one weekend I went up to visit and found a thrift store a few minutes from their lake house. We walked in and there was a "Bag" sale, where you pay two dollars for a plastic bag and you take whatever you can properly fit in it! I ran out with a white blazer, 5 pairs of high waist jeans, and 2 pairs of vintage clip on earrings!

5. Money! Go without a spending limit. Thrift stores are usually cheap but you don't want to go with only 5 dollars in your pocket because most likely that same item will not be there next week. Always be sure to take cash & card. If you are visiting a handful of thrift stores, pay with card at the ones that accept card because the next one may not!

6. Patience! Take your time and go through the racks, don't rush through them. Go on a day when you have time to search. If you want to have a friend tag along, then bring them! They can help and explain to them that you want them to show you any item they come across that has any type of potential!

7. Sizing! If it's a bit bigger than what you need, how can you alter it? Which belt will cinch the waist perfectly? It's perfect but it doesn't fit? Don't put it down, think of ways to alter it! Even if you have to take it to a dry cleaners for alterations, you're only spending $5 on the PERFECT item, spend a couple more to make it the perfect fit.

8. Travel Light! This is a personal thing I follow, it's not a must but it's my recommendation from experience. Don't lug around a huge purse, grab a small bag that can be worn cross body, that doesn't weigh. Don't travel in layers and layers of clothes! Especially if you plan on trying things on. I usually head out in a pair of leggings and a light longer flow-y tee with flip flops. It all can be taken on and off quickly and I don't care if it gets snagged on staples (thrifters know most tags are stapled onto the clothing), old racks, or get dusty.

Happy thrifting! Leave any comments with your additional tips!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Savings!

Fashionistas, I know you all love a bargin!

Currently Forever 21 is offering an additional 50% off of all sale items! You may not need new clothes, you may have a closet full, but think of the seasons to come. What will you need then that you can get on sale now? Your birthday this coming year, what shoes will you wear? Look for those staple items! 

Raglan Sleeve Cardigan FINAL SALE PRICE $6.50

Metallic Lace Dress FINAL SALE PRICE $6.50

Satin Bow Platform Heels FINAL SALE PRICE $7.50

Each day new things are added so check back daily! Remember to enter the promo code EXTRA50 during checkout! It ends on the 21st!

On day one I bought a Blazer, 2 cardigans, a beautiful strapless dress, an earring set, 2 pairs of heels, and a pair of ripped skinnies for $53.

The day after I bought my sister-in-law a cardigan, a pullover knitted sweater, a skirt, and a bra, for $28.

Enjoy your awesome finds!

Here's a link to the sale page!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Lita x Tights

I kept my word and as I got all dolled up for the iMAYDAY! concert, I slipped on a pair of tights, thrifted high waist shorts, a Forever 21 bustier top, and my Jeffrey Campbell Classic Lita's

I have to admit that at first I was a bit skeptical since it is so out of my norm, but it definitely grew on me as the night got older. I received several compliments from everyone. It's a very comfortable way to dress up a pair of high waist denim shorts while going out on a cool night. 

I was dressed for the occasion and enjoyed myself a whole lot. If you haven't checked out my favorite band iMAYDAY! please do so! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Trendy Tuesday

Stockings & Shorts are a stylish fall trend! I can say that at first I was really unsure about the whole look but now as the days past I find myself buying stocking to slip on underneath my high waist shorts!

Stockings as you know are available almost anywhere. Forever 21 has them for as cheap as $6, as does Target too! Target has a few bright neon colors that are more than fun to play with! I have been looking more towards patterned and paneled tights! I recently purchase a pair covered in bows that I plan on pairing with high waist denim shorts, combat boots, and an off the shoulder gray sweater!

Once I throw them on tonight to go to the iMAYDAY! concert I will take pictures! My only worry is snagging and ripping them!

What are your thoughts? Are you willing to try out this fall trend? Please let us know!