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Friday, April 18, 2014

Top 8 Must Haves for Spring 2014

So, This Sunday is Easter which means...
the end of Lent which means...
I can go thrift shopping again! 

Giving up thrift shopping for Lent has been a great experience but I can't even tell you how ready I am to get back at it! So I thought I'd share with you all of the things I will be looking for at the thrift store next week! Of course I will be looking for anything for warmer weather because I know it's coming (I hope)! But here is a more specific list of what I'll be shopping for and what you can be looking for at your favorite thrift store too!

What are you shopping for this Spring?
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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cute Outfit of the Day: Floral Pants

jacket: thrift $6
top: hand me down $0
pants: thrift $4
shoes: $4
necklaces:  Forever21 $8
sunglasses: Target $13
vintage purse: $3
Total Cost: $38

 These pants are something new for me. I've never worn a slouchy pants like these, let alone one with such a bold print! I have to say I'm loving these pants though! They are super comfortable and I feel like they are really figure flattering. I've seen ones that are a lot more baggy and I don't like those as much. I like how these fit close to the body but are not tight at all.

Have you tried the slouchy pant yet?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cute Outfit of the Day: Boho Chic

 dress: thrift $5
belt: thrift $2
necklace: Bealls $10
earrings: so old I can't remember!
Sam Edelman boots: Nordstrom Rack- Christmas gift $0
Total Cost $17

I bought these boots with my Christmas money. I don't know what it was about them but it was love at first sight! They are different than anything I own but I think that was part of the appeal. I like what a bold statement they make. I've already worn them with more of a rocker style but today I went with more a boho vibe since that is what is inspiring me this week! 

I found the trick with over the knee boots is to either wear them over pants or with a skirt that is on the shorter side. There just needs to be some space between the top of the boot and the hemline. Being only 5ft tall that can be a bit of a challenge- mini skirts are usually like normal length skirt on me! I wanted to wear this dress but it was too long so to make it work I simply belted it and bloused it out a little and then it was the perfect length!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Trending Tuesday: Boho Chic

This time of the year always makes me want to dress a little bohemian. The temps are starting to warm up, inspiring pictures of celebs at the Coachella Music Festival are everywhere, and I'm just ready to relax after a long hard winter! I love the boho look and I rock it from time to time but I have to admit it's not completely me. I'm not quite as laid back and cool as the girls I see hanging out in the desert. But nevertheless, I think I use a little more boho attitude in my life!

Boho is...
 slouchy and relaxed
fringe and lace
booties and gladiator sandals
floral headbands
turquoise and silver
leather and suede
paisley and floral prints
jeans shorts

For more inspiration check out my Pinterest board Boho here!

AND come back tomorrow to see my boho chic outfit!
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Cute Outfit of the Day: All Black

 vintage rhinestone sweater: gift $0
 vintage leather skirt: thrift $4
earrings: Forever 21 $5
shoes: thrift $4
Total Cost: $13

I was recently inspired by this post from my friend Ashley's blog Style On High to create an outfit that was all black. I just love how chic all black is! I wore this out to dinner for a friend's Birthday the other night!

One of my dear eyebrow clients gave me this sweater a few weeks ago. She said she saw it and thought it would look great on me! How sweet is that! Well, she was right and I absolutely love it! She even explained to me that vintage rhinestones like the ones on this sweater, are more sparkly than new ones because they have a pointy tip on the back instead of a flat back. I never knew that!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

How to Make Your Own Jorts (Jean Shorts)

So today I'm going to share all my best tips for making your own jorts (jean shorts)! This post is actually from about 2 years ago but I had some questions about it recently so I thought it was worth reposting (and I updated it a bit)! I always make my own because a pair of jeans at the thrift store is only about $5 or less vs. paying $20 or more at the mall for an already made pair of jorts. So I know that this doesn't sound that hard and most of you have done it at some point in your life but I wanted to show you how I do it because I've picked up a few helpful tips along the way!
#1 How to Pick the Right Jeans
Find a pair of jeans that are about one size up from what you normally wear or if they are your size make sure they are not too tight in the thighs. Sometimes using men's jeans can work well too! I normally wear a 0 or 2 so I got a size 4.
 I also prefer a high waist but that is totally up to you! 
 Some brands I look for at the Thrift Stores that I think make the best jorts are Gap, Lucky Brand, and Levis.
 #2 Figuring out Your Inseam
This can be done by measuring the inseam on a favorite pair of shorts or by putting the jeans on and marking where you want them to end. The nice thing is after you've done this once you know what inseam you like for future projects! I don't like short shorts so I go with a 4inch inseam. This is another reason I like to make my own shorts because most stores only make a 3in or 5in inseam.
 At this point you also want to decide if you want a tradition frayed hem or if you want a cuff. Add about 1.5in for a flipped up hem and 3in for a full cuff
#3 Making the Cut
After you decide on your inseam them it's time to cut. Make sure you cut them straight though!
 After I cut one side them I measure the side and make sure I cut the other other to the same measurements.

 #4 Wash or Hem
If you went with the traditional frayed hem it helps to wash them after you cut them off. This with make the strings fray at the hem. If you are going for the cuffed look of course you could sew them but the easiest thing to do is put a little iron on tape under the hem and iron to make it stay. Sometimes I have trouble with the outer seam splitting so I put a few stitches over it to reinforce he seam.

 #5 Trim the frays and Wear!
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Look For Less: Black Peplum Dress

For today's look for less I'm featuring a pair of black strapless peplum dresses.
 the one on the left is Valentin Yudashkin Fall 2014 RTW

the one on the right is an amazing vintage dress I found while thrift shopping for only $5!

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