Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Eve

Well, first off, happy New Year! 2012!

Since it was New Year's Eve, it only made sense to wear some of the items which I had been dying to wear since I purchased them.  I believe it was the first time that I had the opportunity to wear both the dress and the sweater!   New Year's Eve is definitely the time to play dress up, and wear those special pieces.

The dress and sweater are two of my favorite vintage pieces.  I found this cute vintage dress at a thrift store in Bethlehem, Pa, and it was half off, meaning that it was $3 since the store was going out of business!  The vintage sweater with a fur collar was purchased at one of my absolute favorite events in Philly, the Punk Rock Flea Market.  It is put on by a group called R5 Productions (who also put on really great concerts...), and is held twice a year.  The winter one just happened about a month ago, and there should be another one coming in the spring/summer.  Anyway, this sweater has gorgeous detailing; the fur collar, and the flower detailing on the back make this piece so special.

Hope everyone is enjoying 2012!

Dress: Vintage (thrifted for $3)
Sweater w/ fur collar: Vintage (Punk Rock Flea Market)
Tights (both pairs): Merona (Target)
Shoes: Red Too (thrifted)
Clutch: Victoria's Secret 

currently listening to: Buddy Holly- True Love Ways

Saturday, October 29, 2011

An early winter...

No, you are not hallucinating, there is actually snow in October.  For a week I had seen the ever so strange forecast for today, October 29th.  Snow in October?  It seemed like such a joke.  I do love snow, I really do, but I really wish our seasons would have gradually transitioned instead of a snow storm occurring even before the leaves have completely changed and fallen.
This outfit happens to consist of some of my favorite items in my wardrobe; the turban, jacket, dress, and shoes happen to be some of my favorite items at the moment, if not favorite items of all time.  I have been wearing this jacket a lot recently; I have never really worn much red before, but recently the color has been finding its way into my wardrobe.  The fabulous thing about this coat is that it has a removable liner to transition the coat for different temperatures (and even better... I got it at a rummage sale for $5!).  Of course in the snow I wore it with the liner (I might have frozen otherwise, hah).  With this snow coming so soon I haven't even had the opportunity to get winter hats and gloves out of storage, so the gloves I'm wearing here are definitely not fabulous, but at least kept my hands warm.
Hope all of you are enjoying this "fall" weather...especially those of you in the northeast.

Turban: Forever 21
Dress: Free People (local consignment shop, The Attic)
Coat: London Fog (vintage, rummage sale)
Shoes: G.H. Bass & Co.
Purse: Coach (vintage, mom's)
Tights: Target

currently listening to: Laura Marling- Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Black & White

This week pretty much marks the end of summer in my books.  Okay, it's not officially the end of summer, but with classes starting, and finally, some nice, breezy weather in Pennsylvania, all I can think about is Fall!
My classes at a local college started on Monday, and well, they seem as though they will go quite well.  I'm sure I'll have the normal stresses of exams, especially midterms, and finals, but hey, that's how school works.
This skirt I actually purchased at a hookah lounge/bar in State College, Pa.  My mom excitedly walked into the shop because, well, for one thing, she is a cool mom, and she also acknowledged how cool some of the clothing was.  No, we did not go in for the hookah lounge, but for the shopping.  The prices were quite reasonable, possibly even cheap, but I find it hard to consider items that are more than $5 at a thrift store, cheap.  The skirt was $15, which is definitely a pretty good deal.

Also, notice that I'm wearing a cardigan?! The weather in Pennsylvania is quite perfect right now!

Skirt:  (Jamaica Junction)
Shirt: Aeropostale
Cardigan: Old Navy (thrifted)
Shoes: BC Shoes (PacSun)

currently listening to: Girls Names- Don't Let Me In

Monday, August 15, 2011

New shoes

Yikes, my last post on here was on July 29th!  I had quite a few stressful, important things to deal with in the past few weeks, so all I can really say is that I'm back, and hope to be posting much more frequently!
Both the dress, and shoes in this post were recently thrifted (less than a week ago) while shopping at the goodwill outlet in Shillington, Pennsylvania.  I know many people aren't aware of this, but goodwill has outlet locations where all the unwanted items from other local goodwills are sent, and are then thrown into bins for cheaper prices.  I've been going to the goodwill outlet in Shillington with my mom since I was about 5 years old, and well, my mom and I have made these trips into a tradition for us.  The price of the items is $0.85 which is cheap... but, my mom and I frequently joke about how "expensive" it has gotten seeing that items used to be priced at $0.50!
I absolutely adore this dress, as well as these shoes, and cannot wait to wear them throughout the coming seasons.  Wouldn't this dress be cute in the fall, especially?

If you're looking for a Goodwill outlet in your area check out their website here.  The website is quite hard to navigate, but it does give you the option to search for a clearance center in your area.  Hope that helps!

Dress: J.Crew (thrifted for $0.85!)
Shoes: Vintage (thrifted)
Necklace: Target (thrifted)

currently listening to: Hunx and his Punx- You don't like rock and roll

Friday, July 29, 2011

Super Casual

I rarely wear shorts, and to have worn them so many times in such a short time period is very rare for me.  The reason I wore shorts here is because I was walking yet another one of my family's crazy dogs, Bubba.  He is a super sweet bloodhound that my family adopted just over a year ago, and seeing that he is partially trained for search and rescue, he goes crazy following scents on walks; hence the shorts and comfy shoes.
 It's love
He really is such a well behaved dog, but on walks he goes crazy seeing that he is a scent hound, so we walk him using a horse lead, haha!

This isn't exactly the most glamorous outfit or photos, but hey, sometimes you need to change your outfits slightly to make them more practical to your lifestyle. 

Don't forget, there's one more dog for you to meet!

Shirt: Apostrophe (thrifted)
Shorts: U.S. Polo Assn.
Turban: Old bathing suit coverup
Shoes: Black Poppy (Pac Sun)

currently listening to: Amy Winehouse-Back to Black

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sweet Sammi

You have already met two of my family's three basset hounds, Newton, and Lola... and now, you get to meet the third, my best bud, Sammi.  When we adopted her she was pretty much a neurotic dog.  She used to run around like crazy, and as an elementary school kid, I guess I pretty much attached to her because of her spunk.  Now, Sammi is much older, as am I, and she still is the same sweet dog with a spring in her step.
The blouse, and the top(slip dress) worn under it were bought fairly cheap at Macy's.  It's quite great to walk in, go to the sale rack, and see previously expensive pieces for reasonable prices.  You really just need to see what the sales are at your local store, and there are usually coupons in their circulars to help bring down the cost.  What can I say, I love Free People clothing, and I love sales.
You have now met my family's three basset hound... But wait, that's not all of them... There are two more sweet dogs for you to meet (Yes, I'm a crazy dog lady).

Blouse: Free People (Macy's)
Slip Dress: Free People (Macy's)
Pencil Skirt: ? (thrifted)
Shoes:  Unisa Wedges (thrifted for $0.50!)

currently listening to: Twin Sister- Nectarine

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mini vacation recap.

In my previous post I mentioned that I had been staying with my sister for about a week.  Here are some photos including a few (meaning like, 2, hah) of my thrifted finds from the week.  It’s just a little peak at them, seeing that I hope to be styling them up for outfit shots soon!  I know there were a few more items, but I guess I’ve been a smidge lazy, and have been trying to catch up with some things now that I’m back home.
Although I started off in State College, I feel like I need to share the few Shippensburg pictures I have first because, well, look at that giant paint can, haha!
 Really cool, isn't it?
I saw it while I was driving to Chambersburg searching for things to do, and I got so excited.  I might even venture to say that it was the highlight of my trip.
As for other Shippensburg happenings: I got lost and just started driving around cow country quite often seeing that my GPS doesn’t like to gather satellites.  I ended up pulling over on the side of the road to walk in a creek just because I felt like it.  

I managed to find a lot of cute places in the towns I visited.  The thrift stores were so darling! I would have taken photos of the stores themselves, but most of them were run my Amish families.
A gorgeous vintage dress I found for... $2!
 1950's vintage blouse

This town was seriously the sweetest... I had wandered the town for days, but hadn't noticed this cute bookshop which was tucked away in a back alley.
I started off in State College… So, alas, a few pictures of Arts Fest.

Some vases a vendor was selling...
Some of the chalk artwork downtown...

I wish that I had taken more photos... but, there was a lot going on all week.  I will, hopefully soon, have an amazing item that I purchased at the festival to show you in the coming weeks.  I'm still waiting for the artist to finish customizing it, and send it back, and then you will get to see it!

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Friday, July 22, 2011

A Mini Getaway

Since last Friday I have been spending time at both my sister's apartment in State College, Pennsylvania as well as her apartment in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.  Why, you ask?  This past weekend was the Arts Festival in State College, and well, I just followed her back to Shippensburg where she has an internship this summer just for the sake of a little getaway.  Doesn't everyone need a break once in a while?

I was going to take more outfit pictures... But, I ever so conveniently left my tripod in someone else's car.  So, here is one outfit that I wore on this trip.

Today I ventured to the city of Carlisle to see Dickinson University, which is quite a nice place.  Although it is such a great college, and campus, I'm still set on heading to the city for school.

These pictures were taken in front of what I believe is a Science building on the campus.  The tiles change colors depending on what angle you look at them from!

Expect to see another post soon with a peak at some of my thrifted finds from the cute little towns I visited!

Shorts: ? (thrifted)
Top: Aeropostale
Cardigan: Zara TRF Knitwear (Local Consignment Shop)
Shoes: BC Footwear (PacSun)
Purse: Vintage Coach (Mom's)
Sunglasses: Vintage (Mom's)
Necklace: ? (Art Museum Gift Shop)
Ring: ? (Local Consignment Shop)

currently listening to: Marissa Nadler- Mexican Summer