Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Family Thrift Outlet Haul #5

It had taken me several months before I had a free day to visit Family Thrift Oultet in Fort Worth! I always leave with a large bag of clothes for under $40. You really can't beat that! Everything is always $2 on Thursdays! I found a few gems including Milly and Armani Exchange. Here's what I found!

Handbags:

1. Faux Gucci?


I quickly grabbed this without inspecting it. It looks authentic excpet for the plac that says Gucci, is slightly crooked. There's a serial number and everthing though. What should I do with it?

Dresses:



This nautical inspired shift dress will be perfect for casual outings. 

2.  Mark and James by Badgley Mischka 

                   

The crepe material of this one shoulder dress is what caught my eye. I had no idea that Badgley Mischka had a cheaper line. I couldn't find much info on the brand, but you can find it on Rent the Runway! The couple of dresses they have retail between $345 and $660. It was definately a steal! I just need an occasion to wear it to. 

3. Milly


I was so excited to find this Milly dress! Milly is one of my favorite brands. A similar silk dress is right under $600!!! 

4. H & M 

           

  I'm sure I'll get plenty of wear out of this casual t-shirt dress.

5. 

            

This romper is brand new with the tags! Sadly, it has the price portion ripped out. 

Tops:


                                             
This frilly black tank is prefect for dressing up or down.

2. J.Crew


Just a casual tank for everyday wear.



I've never found anything from River Island, so I was pretty excited when I found this piece. I was  hoping it was a dress, but it ended up being a tunic. 



I like the idea of two layered tees and the fabrics are super soft!

5.  


I've seen graphic tees all over magazines, so I snatched this up!

6.  Armani Exchange 

 

This cold shoulder sweater is light enough to wear through the rest of spring (hopefully!) and easy to dress up.

7.  H&M


I fell in love with this vest! I can't wait for it to get chilly again. 

13 items for $26! Not bad at all. It was worth it for just the Milly dress alone.

-A. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Haskell Flash Mirror Collection // Warby Parker

Warby Parker is known for their cool frames and sunglasses. Well, they recently updated their Haskell frame by adding new colors to the flash lenses, but they're still the same frames from before. 

The frames definitely have a vintage vibe to them, which I'm all for. I love that each pair has a different personality because of the color of the flash lens. 





They added 6 new flash lens shades. I'm also really loving the fact that the actual frames are clear. It makes matching them with outfits so much easier. 

These are my favorite picks!




I feel that these blue ones would be perfect to wear out to the pool. The blue lenses and blue water will make a fun combo. People will also for sure do a double take!



This pair definitely gives a chic vibe. Perfect for wearing out when you want to be incognito. 


These light purple ones are my absolute favorite!! I think they're not too bold and not too subtle. 


The bright violet ones are perfect if you really want to stand out. They'll create a great contrast with with light colored clothing.


Which pair are your favorite?

You can find the frames here! You can also take a look at the rest of their sunglasses here.

-A. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Thrifted Prada & Escada

Finding designer pieces at the thrift store is the best feeling ever. I don’t remember if I’ve ever written about finding my Prada coat. I’ve had it for about 3-4 years now and I scored it at Thrift Town! It was only $29! 

I remember skimming through the coats when I eyed the gorgeous olive toned coat. The fabric felt of high quality and when I look to check the size, I was stunned to see it was Prada. It was even more exciting to see it was my size. 

As for the Escada blouse, it’s one of my many thrifted pieces from them.



Coat: Prada - Thrift Town $29
Blouse: Escada - Thrifted $5
Jeans: Cotton On $25
Booties: Gap $35



What are your favorite items from the thrift store?

-A.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Costco Style

When someone says Costco, I think of packed parking lots and free samples. I've never given much thought to looking through the clothes, but this olive/black cardigan really caught my eye. Who knew you could find a cool piece at a wholesale club.

I paired the sweater with a thrifted turtleneck sweater from my last haul, loafers, and my vintage St. John clutch.

Sweater: Costco - $30
Leggings - Cotton On - $10
Loafers - Dolce Vita via Bloomingdale's Outlet - $10
Clutch - St. John - Garage Sale $15

Oh! Yes! My St. John clutch came from a garage sale. Goes to show you never know what you're going to find at a Costco or a garage sale. At the end of the day, it's all about the deals!

-A. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

First Thrift Haul of 2017

Happy New Year! Or is it too late for me to say Happy New Year? I'm starting the first post of the year by showing you my recent thrift haul. I haven't been thrifting much because I feel confident about my minimalist wardrobe. (Future blogpost?) With that being said, I want to thrift more because I need more color and print variety in my closet. I think this is a good start. Maybe.

Jackets:


1. Forever 21 Short Trench - $1.70

Any type of trench coat is a classic, you can never go wrong with them. This one is a bit oversized, which I like because it adds a nice length. 

  • You can usually get away with a bigger size in jackets/coats when they have princess seams because it doesn't have excess bulk fabric. A princess seam is the curved seam at the front and back of the garment; there are always two! 



2. Forever 21 Short Herringbone Coat - $2.70

I think this is going to look perfect with a vintage blonde mink collar I have! It's not warm at all, but it was too adorable to pass up. 


3.  Plaid Jacket - $3

I needed this! I love plaid so much! I plan on wearing it with a black turtle neck, black jeans, and black loafers. 


Tops:

1.  Target Gingam Sweater - $2

I really liked the print, but hated it when I wore it. I still thought I would share because my finds aren't always successful. Who knows, I might give it another try worn with something else.


2. Hilfiger Turtleneck Sweater - $2.70

Ahh! I love this piece so much! I've lost track how many times I've worn it! 

  • Everyone needs a good quality black turtleneck sweater in their closet. I love this one because of it's length.



3.  Vintage 80's Mockneck Sweater - $.50

50 cents for a staple, yes please! I've also worn this multiple times already. 


4. Free People Beach Tee - $1.50

This one size fits all was definately a gem find. It fits like a loose top and is shorter on the front; I'm sure I'll wear it with high waisted jeans. 


5. J.Crew Graphic Tee - $.25

I'm venturing out to graphic tees; great to layer underneath my cargo and denim jackets. I found this tee in the boys section.

  • Don't forget to check the kids section, you'll be surprised how many adult sized garments end up there. They are also priced much cheaper!



6.  Land's End Stripe Button up - $4

This plain button up looks so much better tied at the waist! It'll look well with an a-line denim skirt or highwaisted jeans. 

  • Don't be afraid to play with boring button up blouses. 




7. Vintage 80's Chunky Oversized Sweater - $2.50

This is a great piece to just throw over leggings with ankle booties for a super casual look.


So I spent about $24 for 3 jackets and 7 tops/sweaters!

Hope you got a bit of inspiration on the kind of things to look out for and where to look. 

-A.