Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thrift Store Finds: March 15

Because of a high demand, I will be posting all my thrift store finds! I do have a few sewing projects and styled photoshoots to show off. In the mean time I will be posting my finds and a little blurb about them. I hope to inspire you to stay trendy on a budget like I do!

Coats/Outerwear: 


This probably has to be my favorite find in awhile. I absolutely love trench coats and capes, so to find a combo of the two was amazing! I love that it has a wide elastic around the waist to cinch your waist, that way you don't look frumpy. It also reminded me a bit of a coat worn in Shut Up & Let's Go. This jacket is by Ambition. I believe it's a private label carried by Nordstrom. I didn't really find anything on price points though. I paid $3 and it was worth every penny.

Tops:


I feel like this late 1960's halter top is something Megan Draper would wear in the last season. I feel in love with the bright and bold print. Very groovy! $3 was okay with me.


Who can resist a 100% cashmere sweater set from Neiman Marcus. I really think that sweater sets are a basic and timeless. I can picture my self wearing it with several fall and spring outfits. Cashmere sweater sets from Neiman's retail around $400 and I only spent $8.

Bottoms:


Knowing that color trend reports are expecting the currently in style pastels to evolve to icy/grey tones for Spring/Resort 2016. That is what helped me pick this icy blue cotton sateen skirt.  I also love that it has pockets! I have like a billion ivory/cream/white blouse that'll look great with it. However, we'll see how creative I can get with it. The skirt is Loft, where similar skirts retail around $50-$60. I paid $2, saving around $48-58. 



These are made of a brocade, which I have an affinity for. As known, I'm usually not a floral person, but I did love the simple rose buds. I think there's something a bit romantic about the piece. It's labeled Cousin Earl which falls under Dallas clothing company, Ivy Jane. From my understanding, you can only find the label in boutiques around Texas & Oklahoma. I had no luck finding a price point. $4 seemed like an okay price to pay for the U.SA. made garment.

Dresses:


I thought this Voom by Joy Han was the coolest! I really love the grecian print and the lightweight material. $5 compared to $80-$120 retail price sounds like a good deal to me. 

 Shoes:




I've been super lucky with finding shoes at the thrift store!! Can you believe I've found two pairs of Ferragamo's and a brand new pair of Giani Bini's?


These Ferregamo flats are my favorite right now. I love the snakeskin detail and the fact that they're suitable for everyday. These were only $4!! A pair of flats are usually $500!!



These Ferragamo slingback pumps are my 3rd pair and the most expensive I've paid for them. They were $6, but of course totally worth it. Heels are more expensive and run around $700.


Lastly, I found this brand new pair of Giani Bini's, which you can find at Dillard's. Heels normally retail $60-$90. I'm really not sure what I'm going to wear with these, but I really liked the faux embossed leather.





Friday, February 27, 2015

Lucy Dang FW15 - Fall into Fantasy

Just wanted to share my most recent styling work. I know I haven't had much time to blog, but it's been all sorts of crazy busy at my Internship. They gave me the amazing opportunity to wardrobe style their FW15 Campaign, Fall into Fantasy. I promise to post the pictures of the editorial as soon as they're up! In the mean time I will leave you with a short video we did for the campaign. Enjoy!


Monday, January 12, 2015

Winter Wonderland?

More like not!

Looking back at pictures I took on one of the coldest days of our winter so far, you can't even tell. No one would realize that it was 32F, but I guess it's really not that cold. 

While out and about, I took the first OOTD (outfit of the day) pictures of the year.

It did rain on and off all that day, it was fairly gloomy. In order to make up for the gloominess, I wore a pastel pink Escada jacket that I thrifted for $5. You can view my last thrift haul and learn a bit more about the Escada jacket. Which has lovely roses embroidered and a peter pan collar with white binding. You can see the roses in the photo below. 



Underneath the pink jacket, I wore a sleeveless gingham patterned shift dress with a peter pan collar. I thrifted it possibly last summer. It's definitely a modern piece with a label in Chinese.

Jacket - Escada via thrifted $5
Dress - thrifted & modified $3
Tights - Hue via Macy's $11
Leather Flats - Gap $6
Handbag - Ted Baker via gifted
Pink Roses hair clip via gifted

As this photo was taken, it started to rain. I bet you'd never guess that it was cold! We quickly got back in the car and called it a day. I did find some amazing things at the thrift store though! Can't wait to share my finds later this week. 

-A





Sunday, January 11, 2015

My life these days

So it's been awhile. One of my top goals for 2015 is to get the blog back up and running. Life always seems to get in the way. However, I am going to force myself to keep you guys up to date with my sewing, outfits, thrift/vintage finds.

So what have I been up to these days?

Besides work, I have been interning at Lucy Dang Dallas. It's been pretty amazing and a wonderful opportunity to work with super talented people. I have been learning a lot about construction of evening wear and how a fashion design company works. It's a lot of work, but totally worth it.

On my spare time, I have really gotten into snail mail. I have a few pen pals that I have fun getting to know and exchanging good old fashioned letters. It's always fun to get something besides bills in the mailbox. I have also been pretty active with Postcrossing. Postcrossing is a website where people exchange postcards. Basically, you mail out a postcard to a random person and that puts you next in line to receive a postcard from a random person. It's really neat to see stamps and learn about people from all over the world.

Here are the cards and the countries I've received from.

I have also been really into watching Korean and Japanese dramas right now. These are some of my current favorites.


I highly recommend the first one, esp. if you're into designer fashion. 

As for sewing, I've currently been making grocery bags because Dallas has banned plastic bags. I do have a few things I really want to make. However, I'll leave that for another blog post. 


Other than that, I've just been hanging out with friends and my boyfriend. I'll leave you all with some pictures from the past couple of months. 




I promise I'll write back soon!

-A. 


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Comfy Chic

It's sometimes hard finding motivation to look somewhat fashionable when it's super cold outside and you just want to wear leggings and Uggs.

I don't know if it's the cold weather or being flat out lazy, but I'm really loving knits right now. They're so stretchy and soft, who wouldn't want to wear that?

I recently got a design internship and want to show up somewhat cute. So, I wore my currently favorite dress - a Cynthia Rowley heather grey knit dress with 3/4 sleeves.

The fact that it's so plain makes it fun! You can do all sorts of things with it. I think I could possibly give it a night look too. Point is, everyone needs plain solid dresses!

Here's how I wore it today:


Merino Wool Coat - Prada via thrifted ($32)
Denim jacket - Levi's C/O mom's closet
Hermès Scarf - Thrifted ($2)
3/4 sleeve knit dress - Cynthia Rowley via Marshall's ($16)
Tights - Hot Sox Cashmere C/O gifted
Nude lace oxfords - Dollhouse via Ross ($17)


I decided to keep it simple and wear it with a denim jacket. For a pop of color and fanciness, I tied my olive green and gold Hermès scarf (fake?). I also wore brown cashmere tights to keep my legs nice and warm. As for shoes, I just put on nude lacey oxfords to add a bit of texture and neutralize the outfit.



Due to the cold temperature, I threw on my olive green Prada coat. One of my favorite finds from the thrift store!

I recently watched a K-drama were the main character's signature look was coat slinging or wearing a cape. I've been obsessed since! I know I'm pretty late on the trend. I also really hope it doesn't go away soon.

I was extremely warm and comfortable, all while looking pretty decent (:

What's your current favorite article of clothing? Do you like knits too? What do you think of coat slinging?

-A.

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