Now I know there is a lot of controversy over denim on denim, but I think Courtney pulls the look off perfectly.
And I love how she added a scarf as a belt.
So simple, but so incredibly chic.
Have you ever dreamed of an article of clothing that you would like to add to your wardrobe, but don’t know where to get said article?
I have dreamed about a long, flowy maxi skirt in an orange-ish pink color for awhile, but couldn’t find one anywhere.
Well, the other night I was near a Styles for Less and I got a weird idea to check there. As I walked in, I immediately saw my dream maxi skirt hanging on the “Just Arrived” rack. I was beyond stoked that this piece of clothing that I “dreamed” up actually did exist!
It is incredibly comfortable and makes me feel so feminine.
Earrings: Target Shirt: Plato’s Closet Scarf: Anthropologie Skirt: Styles for Less Shoes: Target (Converse)
Last Friday, I was on my way home from work when I saw a random garage sale. Not being one to drive past a driveway full of treasures, I stopped to take a look around.
There were a lot of clothes, so my interest was immediately peaked.
Among them I found a couple cute jackets, a sweater and this beautiful white blazer.
It is super well made with a soft material and lining.
And I bought it for only $3!
I am so stoked with this purchase and the amount of possibilities this gorgeous article of clothing has. Stay tuned for a lot of outfits coming your way in the near future featuring this beauty.
Garage Sale-ing Tips
-First peruse from your car, if you don’t see a lot of clothes, don’t waste your time.
-Look at everything! You might not know when a sweet gem will be hiding under a mass of other clothes.
-Try it on, if possible. This most likely only works for tops, since it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to try pants on. But if you come across a pair of designer jeans in your usual size and they’re only $6, go for it! You could always pass them on to someone else if they don’t fit and that would make an awesome present for only $6!
-Look for stains or wear/tear. Because they’re second-hand, there is a strong possibility that there could be signs of previous use. Look in the armpits, check the hems for rips and make sure all the buttons are there.
-Haggle. Always. Unless you ask how much and they say only $.25 cents. In that case, just pay the quarter and walk away happy.
And remember, that you’re not always going to find stuff. It’s a process and an adventure and half the fun is looking.
But careful, you could turn into a “garage sale junkie”. 😉
In the past couple months, I’ve had the pleasure of capturing a gorgeous young woman with her flute and two lovely couples expecting their first child. Sadly I am just now getting around to featuring them on the bloggy blog.
So, I thought I’d lump them all together into one big post.
Meet Allison. She is in college and is a very accomplished flute player. Or is it flutist? Not sure. But she sure is pretty.
Tara & Matt just became the proud parents of a perfect baby boy!
Kristine & Daniel’s baby is due soon and the gender is a surprise! I admire their patience since I counted the days until my big appointment to find out if I was having a boy or girl.
If you’re interested in getting portraits done, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
(My original photography site was hacked by some Polish hackers. Boo.)
Today is just proof that you can always find new uses for clothing items, even if you just happen to stumble upon them.
As I was creating this outfit for a “romantic” look, I just couldn’t get it to look exactly how I pictured it in my head.
I layered this Lauren Conrad blouse over this cream colored dress I have and belted it, but didn’t like the length of the shirt hanging down.
And so, I decided to tuck it up under the belt, creating more of a blouse and skirt look, which is EXACTLY what I wanted.
Don’t ever hesitate to TRY something new because it might be better than you expect!
(Look here for a picture of the original dress.)
Shirt: Plato’s Closet (Lauren Conrad), Dress: Plato’s Closet, Necklace: Cookie Lee, Belt: Lands End Canvas, Shoes: Amvets (Seychelles)
You can easily make any “sexy” outfit safer (or in my case more comfortable) just by adding some leggings, boots and a soft sweater.
I easily transitioned this outfit from work to dinner out with our family in less than five minutes.
Plus, I felt so much cozier since the fog was rolling in and the temperature was dropping.
And it doesn’t even look like the same dress!