Wednesday, April 25, 2012

All Thrifted Out.

Hello everyone! There's so much going on at work right now, we are in the process of moving offices and so, probably no work outfits for the next few days because we're asked to wear jeans and shirt at work so we can help move and because of the construction.

I think that I cannot mention enough how much I love thrifting! Afterall, my main purpose in starting this blog is showing that you can be as stylish and while still spending less! This is a great example of that--a classic work outfit, vintage inspired with a twist of some modern pieces.

It is really amazing how much treasure you can find in thrift/consignment stores. My top, Skirt, Belt and Necklaces are all thrifted, best of all, my vintage Chanel Flap is thrifted too (well, from a consigment store)!

 This adorable gold belt that screams vintage cost me $4! Amazingly, the belt actually cost more than my top and skirt, which are both $3!

My newest favorite, the newest baby is my Lambskin Chanel flap that I used here as a clutch. If you browse around for this style (authentic of course), for one that is in excellent condition (meaning, almost good as new, no signs of wear and tear, not a single scratch) it will cost about $1600. For this one, I shelled out $400. A big steal right!? Now, naturally it costs less because it has it's flaws, some noticeable, some not. This particular bag has creases because of usage, the corners inside has some fading but my thought on this though is that, is still Chanel! The skin is still clean and I like the old, used look of it, it is vintage isn't it?! I appreciate the character it has. One thing for sure, one other fabulous person used this before me!

My chain necklaces are also vintage and cost more than my skirt, belt and top but again, this one is in excellent condition, the gold has no fading, $20 for the two.

Thank you guys for reading and if you want to know more about what the things I got here or where I got them from (if you're from the Philly, Jersey area) just send me a message!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Christmas in April.

Hello everyone! Let me just start by sharing how much of a fan I am of sports and lately my teams here in Philadelphia has been, well... not so excellent and I'm so stumped that both baseball and basketball teams lost last night:( This is another side of me that not a lot of people would expect because for most, I'm all girl--shopping, pinks and flowers type of girl, but I do have some touch of "boy" in me. I'm the screaming, beer drinking, follows the standing online type of fan. I may not play the sport, but I certainly appreciate it. So calling to my dear Sixers and Phillies, leeeeeetttt'ssss gooooooo!!!!!

So, I actually purchased this dress for our family's red carpet themed Christmas Party way back in December. However, at the last minute, I changed my mind and opted to wear a black cutout long dress instead. Since then though, I literally have been counting the days til the weather gets better so that I can wear this. Then, it was 88deg. F on a Monday.

I couldn't stop myself, I was itching to wear it and I work! (lol) It's a party dress that I tried so very hard to make work appropriate. What better way to do that but by adding a blazer. I went with the lightest blazer I had and just shutout my husband's thought of "are you going to a party?!"

The color of this dress is just so appealing to me, it's perfect for spring and the details although most are hidden here, are amazing. Can you blame me for overdressing?!

Actual dress from asos, of course it looked better on the model than me;)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Walking on Sunshine.

After my last post, I really took time to think and look for what can inspire me then this sping Friday came. The weather was cool, wind was crisp but the sun is high and bright and who wouldn't be inspired with such a beautiful day. I came to a conclusion that I will try my best to draw inspiration from the purest and simplest of things, from the things I already have in life and not the ones I wish I can be or I can have. Well, this beautiful day was mine and that's this outfit's inspiration.

This classic white tee and denim look is such a go-to look for me, probably for anyone. It's comfortable, it's casual, and with a few tweaks and added details, this look could be one of your chic-est.

 So, when I said tweaks I meant my amazing pair of nude pumps. I truly wish I have the luxury to afford the dreamy Christian Louboutin but I don't, so I had to stick to something at least similar in color. I cannot complain because this gorgeous pair was a gift from my Aunt (thanks again Nay!) and they are maybe not as dreamy but just as sexy on the feet as the Louboutins:P

Few added details are my gold accessories that I wear so much and I just wanted to show off my new spring inspired nail color.

Thanks again for reading everyone!

**Forever21 Cardigan; Levi's Denim; Boutique 9 pumps; Nordstrom scarf**

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


After doing my most recent post, "And I'm Back" I thought that going back to blogging will be easy...I thought wrong. For the past couple of months that I have been off, I have to admit that I have been slacking, can you blame me? I focused on other things other than my own interest this time. I had to focus more on work; had to take care of some paperwork and small planning for my wedding; my Saturdays consisted of hubby's basketball games (you can't really wear a dress or a pair of cutesy heels at a basketball gym, right?!); my free time were mostly spent at home; biggest one of all...I had to start saving, which means NO (at least most of the time) to shopping! Can I also mention that upon planning to get back on fashion and blogging, I ended up sick for almost two weeks?! To make the story short, inspiration ran out.

I'm not complaining, my past few months had been my best ones but could that be the reason for this drought?! Maybe I got too comfortable and just lost my touch? It shouldn't be the lack of shopping right?! Or maybe I just haven't been catching up in my trend research?! White flag up!!! I don't know why I am in this pickle! It's as if I ran out of ideas, it's as if I ran out of things to say, it's as if I ran of new things to create, to mix up and to match. Well, hopefully I get, as my husband put it, my
"groove" back. Wish me luck everyone! Hopefully, I get my creative juice going sometime soon...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

And I'm Back.

Oh my my, it feels like forever since I last blogged and I missed it a whole lot. It has been a hectic past few months, so many amazing and exciting changes in my life and a few other things that hold off my blogging. Let me start by sharing what I have been upto this past few has something to do with "tying the knot." Yup! I did!:D That really took a lot of my time, preparing for that wonderful moment and so I decided to take time off of blogging to enjoy the experience of planning and the first few weeks of being a Mrs.

I'm a little rusty and having been so busy, I haven't been keeping up with the trends but I did attempt to keep up with my most favorite thing to do--thrift shopping! In my most recent thrift hopping, I was able to get this luxurious skirt, a luxury that did not cost me a fortune, a huge bargain for $4--genuine leather skirt.

I had been on a hunt for leather skirt for sometime now and I really wanted the genuine leather look so I did not opt to get the ones from the department stores. Luckily, I found this treasure and I love every bit of it! It is in this deep red color in a pencil shape with the zipper detail on the side.

Showing off some leg! I paired this skirt with a simple silk button down shirt from H&M (also a bargain for $10!) and played up the look with some gold accessories.

 It feels really good to be back and like always, thank you all for reading!