Thrifting 101: Find Skirts!

Apr 19, 2014

Whenever I go thrifting I usually do the customary run-through through the blouse and sweater rack, but I always look forward to the skirt section. There's always something to find! So much to the point where I rarely buy skirts in actual mall's or department stores, because I can find their near-twins for a fraction of the price. Below I'm sharing some of my favorite ones, in the hopes that it'll help you spot the same ones in your thrift joints! And for those of you that aren't sold yet, I styled the pieces (each of them barely costing over $3, by the way!) so you can see just how modern and pretty they are :)

(PS- if you have a thrifting topic you'd like me to go over, leave your idea in the comments! I'd love to know what you'd specifically want to read about.)

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The Ultimate Shopping Guide: Sponsor Spotlight!

Apr 17, 2014

All the stores are starting to fill their racks with pretty summer pieces and, I don't know about you, but it's starting to make my heart go slightly aflutter! I've had quite a few amazing sponsors this month, and each one was personally hand picked by me to join the blog because they have truly amazing vintage. But I know it can be hard to get an idea of just what their stores have by an ad in the side bar, so to give you an idea of their gems I've made the ultimate shopping guide below! So grab some fruity iced beverage, collapse on the couch, and enjoy all the goodness. And as always, thanks for supporting the stores that allow me to run this blog :)

And to visit the store, just click on the picture and it'll take you right over!

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Why Do I Even Keep Going?

Apr 16, 2014

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SHIRT: c/o Honeymoon Muse (similar: here)
SWEATER: Forever 21
PANTS: American Apparel
SHOES: Urban Outfitters (similar: here)
BELT: thrifted

Can I just take a moment and freak out over this outfit? This is probably my favorite one this whole month- I can't get over how good the checkered sweater looks with that red floral print. I'm definitely going to be wearing this look into the ground. Ok, freak out over.

SO, gather round gals because I went on another date this week and it has been another doozy. All I want to do is put on a cloud of perfume and talk in a dimly lit corner with a handsome boy- is that too much to ask? I don't think that's such a tall order, am I right? I don't understand why the universe keeps passing me duds. But let's start from the beginning. 

I met this boy in a retro-diner-but-actually-a-bar place in one of my favorite neighborhoods, and as I pulled the door open I found it to be completely empty except for him at the bar, already nursing a beer. I kind of liked that. I felt like I just stepped into a noir film, what with the low hanging, dim lights and the scarred, wooden bar. And I even had red lipstick on. So I walked over to him, tapped him on the shoulder, and gave him a big, excited smile. And just as he said "hi" I already knew I wasn't going to like him.

Haha, okay, before you roll your eyes you know how it is. You can already get a sense of a person- an inkling- from that first hello. And his was really nervous and slightly aloof. But undeterred, I sat down and forced him to be chatty as the bartender came over and asked me what I'd be having. I ordered a beer and she asked if I wanted to open a tab. And I'm not exactly old-fashioned, but if I drive all the way down from the suburbs to spend time at a bar that's right around the corner from your apartment, the polite thing to do is at least buy me a drink. But he made no move. So I opened my own. I was clearly getting wooed tonight. 

And then I embarked on a two-hour long stint where I basically had to coax and weed stories out of him, just so I didn't have to hear myself talk the whole evening. And he was comically bad at telling stories. My favorite moment was when I asked him what his favorite part of Vegas was and he told me the parking lots. I was like kaaay, why's that?, thinking (hoping) there were like trapeze artists doing tricks from the rafters as you circled the lot, trying to find a parking spot. But his answer wasn't as exciting. It was because there were lights that...shone red or green to let you know if a spot is open. So you're in the city of sin, and your favorite part of it is that you can find parking without much trouble. Biting back a sigh, I nodded my head and ordered a second, much needed beer. That went on my own tab. 

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How We Wore It: Stripes & Floral

Apr 15, 2014

Ever seen a trend, liked it, but weren't necessarily sure if you could style it in a "you" kind of way? "How We Wore It" will show you how different bloggers braved the trend and played with it until they got it to fit in with their styles- and hopefully that'll inspire us to poke a toe out of our comfort zones and try something new too! Today's trend will be stripes and floral. Happy creating!

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