Tuesday, November 25, 2014

thrifting galore

jeans and vest: thrifted, stripes: gap, moccasins: minnetonka 

pictured above are a few of my favorite things:
a puffy and very warm vest,
and of course, thrifted things.

as a shopaholic on an extremely meager budget, 
thrifting is how i purchase the majority of items in my closet. 
whether at large retailers, such as value village and crossroads
trading company, or smaller boutiques, 
such indie frock, i love some thrifted clothing and accessories. 

i am always looking for new places to shop, too!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

bridesmaid dress remix

ode to the bridesmaid dress:
the dress you wear once, for your best friend's big day,
and then conveniently shove to the back of your closet,
alone and forgotten.
however, bridesmaid dresses are often expensive, 
of high quality, and capable of a little restyling. 

weddington way recently reached out to me, 
asking if i would restyle one of their gorgeous bridesmaid dresses.
below is the dress i chose;
and why not wear it again?
the dress
* weddington way alfred sung bridesmaid dress *
to see additional weddington way bridesmaid dresses,
visit their incredible selection here
target tevolio pearl clutch,
nordstrom crystal flower stud earringssteve madden 'porttt-r' pumps
halogen sequin stripe wool blend cardigan, lulu's teal 'some kind of wonderful' handbag,
sole society 'tamra' pointy toe pumps
nordstrom small cubic zirconia and sterling silver stud earrings
chinese laundry 'sea breeze storm ankle strap' heels
nordstrom gem cluster frontal necklace,
lulu's geo du jour gold cutout clutch, tildon faux fur jacket

"a better world through reuse"

last week i had the pleasure of attending 
the 60th anniversary of value village at the eco fashion week
fashion show. 

value village is the largest recycler of clothing,
and americans recycle over 650 pounds of clothing each year
(i think this shopaholic contributes to a semi large portion of that).
the purpose of this show was to demonstrate 
how discarded clothing items can be redesigned and repurposed,
giving them a second life. 
^^^ who would have thought to simply turn a men's shirt 
around, transforming it into a gorgeous blouse? ^^^
^^^ my favorite look of the night ^^^
^^^ some of the men's looks were incredible! ^^^

the fashion show, divided into two sections, 
sought to repurpose previously discarded clothing. 
designers evan ducharme and tammy joe
were challenged to remake 68 pounds of recycled textiles
into fashionable and wearable pieces. 

the second portion was "the thrifty chic challenge" - 
marianne hale, fiona siao, and benecia king
were each given a $500 gift card to value village. 
using this, they were to create a look that epitomized each decade from 1950-2000.
i think the 50s and 60s were my favorite,
as several of the looks are pictured above. 

i thoroughly enjoyed attending this event
and learning more about the mission behind value village.
value village strives to "help everyone they touch."
as an avid thrifter, i cannot help but be inspired to 
shop, recycle, and remake items found while thrift shopping. 
value village, here i come!

Friday, November 21, 2014

rompin' around

romper, necklace and purse: urban outfitters,
sweater: loft, boots: aldo

rompers are one of my favorite spring and summer pieces. 
i purchased the above romper on clearance from urban outfitters
earlier this fall, and didn't want to have to wait 
several months to wear it. 
i added thick opaque tights and a chunky sweater - 
voila! my romper is fall // winter ready! 

how do you transition spring or summer 
pieces to a colder season?
i am always looking for ideas!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

fashion blogger brunch

^^^ this made me incredibly happy - i felt so official having my blog name written out 
on my placecard; i couldn't help but smile ^^^
^^^ the gorgeous table setting for the seattle fashion blogger brunch ^^^
^^^ the brunch was hosted by motif at frolik ^^^
^^^ perhaps my favorite part of the event - the delicious food! ^^^
^^^ i may or may not have wanted to lick that yogurt parfait glass clean
upon finishing. ^^^

i had a wonderful time at this event
and hope to see these fellow fashion bloggers again very soon!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

all bundled up

scarf: american eagle, flannel & boots: thrifted, 
leggings: american apparel, jacket: gap (very old), bag: c/o filson

pictured above: me during my morning trek to work.

it seems winter arrived early,
and along with it, the freezing seattle temperatures
(perhaps not freezing, exactly. but still cold).
i bundle up (with layers upon layers) for my daily walk to work.
by the time i arrive at work, i am absolutely roasting. 
 this cozy scarf and down jacket keep me quite warm!

dress warm out there seattle friends!