The Must-Have Spring Outerwear You Can Find at Any Thrift Shop

Posted On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores
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Spring is here!!! Sorry for the exclamation marks but after a dreadful winter, I’m happy there are no more mounds of snow or blistering wind chills.

When it comes to the new season, a new or new-to-you {i.e. thrifted!} coat is a must. If there’s one piece of spring outerwear you plan to cop, let it be a trench. It’s wearable for all occasions and flattering for every figure. Oh, and you can find one at most, if not all, thrift shops. Here’s how to do it!

5 Easy Ways to Make Cheap Jewelry Look Expensive and Last Longer

Posted On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, DIY, Style Guide

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I have a confession. I love cheap costume jewelry, especially in the summer. There’s nothing better than buying a pair of cute earrings, rings or bangles from a quick fashion store or an NYC street vendor. However, sometimes the jewelry just screams costume and cheap.

And you know my motto. Just because you’re dressing on a dime, you don’t have to look like it. That’s why I’m sharing five tips to make your cheap jewelry last longer and look way more expensive than it really is. Here’s what to avoid and what to do to make the cheap look chic!

Thrifty Threads: The Go-To Color Combo for Effortless Style

Posted On Monday, April 6th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Style Guide, Thrift Stores

strawberry-skirt-armani-shirt-rose-detail-shirt Have you ever worn an outfit you thought was so simple, but everyone seemed to love it? Yeah, well that’s what happened when I rocked this black and white ensemble. Maybe it’s the a-line skirt, the hypnotizing pattern of the shirt or the colorful accessories.

Whatever it is, this has become my go-to style that’s classy enough for Sunday service but stylish enough for brunch.

Thrift Store Haul {Vintage Warehouse & Salvation Army Finds}

Posted On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Thrift Stores
After my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge was over on January 1, I went on a bit of a shopping spree and hit up a few department stores. That resulted in me not thrift shopping for most of January and February. Well, I changed all of that in March and did some serious thrifting. I made multiple trips to the Salvation Army and a mega vintage warehouse.
Check out the video below to see what I thrifted in March, including a statement-making vintage jumpsuit and spring style essentials.

DIY: 3 Easy Ways to Upcycle Your Vintage Jewelry

Posted On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Filed Under: DIY, Style Guide

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Though I love a good DIY, if a project has more than 10 steps or requires a ton of tools, I can’t get with it. That’s why I’m all about the quick, easy DIYs anyone of any skill can achieve.

You might remember when I raided my grandmother’s closet for her vintage clothes and jewelry. While I’ve worn some of the pieces, a bit of the jewelry is broken. Fabulous, but broken or just not my style. Instead of tossing them, I decided to remix the broken jewelry.

Check out the easy DIYs below and see how I incorporate the vintage jewelry into wardrobe basics {button down shirt, clutch, strappy sandals} every woman has.