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Thrifty Thursday

27 Dec
Mint Polka Dot Shirt

Mint Polka Dot Shirt

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I purchase this top for only 99 cents a my favorite thrift store  Last Chance Thrift Store. If you are in the Atlanta area check them out they have multiple locations and don’t miss 1/2 off Mondays (Everything in the store is half off). I will be pairing this cute top with skirts and jeans.

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Thrifty Thursday

20 Dec

Today I went to B& R Thrift Store The Special was 50% off all Womens clothing !

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Only $2 for the shirt and belt! I already owned the necklace just thought I threw it on the to make it look complete.

Remy Kiss Grand Opening Event

4 Dec
Grand Opening

Grand Opening

Last Night I attended the Grand Opening party for Remy Kiss, a hair extensions and accessory boutique.  As  Guest  we were able to try on  clip on hair extensions , jewelry and  hair accessories.  We were treated to a live beauty transformation of the Remy Kiss make over winner to show how easy it is to use their product to transform your look in a matter of minutes.

Remy kiss offers the highest quality Remy Virgin hair they pride themselves in the quality of their product  if you visit the store or website you will have a have a personal shopping experience that you could never accomplish in your local beauty supply store. If you are someone who wears extension  or looking to try something new Remy Kiss is definitely a place you should visit !

Find out more on their website http://www.remykiss.com

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From Curly to Straight  and from Black to Blonde your hair type and texture will be matched

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I had a great time mixing and mingling with the owner, Asya  and networking withthe other invites. I made some wonderful contacts.

Amongst the crowd were fashion bloggers, designers,boutique owners,  fashionistas alike

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Unique Head Pieces. I think I may need one of these.

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This is me, caught off gaurd…

What I am wearing?

Pink Fur Sweater – Thifted

Gold and Black  Snakeskin Leggings– Thrifted

Gold Booties–  http://www.justfab.com

Purse -Thrifted

Outfit of the Day

5 Oct

Had a few errands to run today and wanted to wear something to represent the fall, even though we had very summer like weather today 🙂 I think this Navy and Brown ensemble did the trick.

WHAT I’M WEARING

Navy Blue Sheath Dress – Goodwill

Blue Jean Vest- Hand me down from my sister (Thanks Sis!)

Brown Zipper Soulder Bag – Ebay

Western Boots- Value Village

Its My Birthday Outfit of the Day!!

17 Sep

Yes today was my Birthday. I didn’t do much but this is what I wore to dinner. Hope you guys like it!

What I am wearing from head to toe

Earrings – Beauty Supply Store

Dress- Last Chance Thrift Store

Vest- Dots

Bag- Value Village

Boots- Aldo

The Young Fashionable Professional

14 Sep

In case you haven’t heard many people in America are without jobs a lot of them happen to be young, fashionable and in or fresh out of college. This means most likely many of my fellow fashionistas  are pushing their pennies but that is still no excuse to not have some key essentials in your wardrobe that will have you interview ready in a flash.I know from experience it can be hard to look good for interviews on a low budget or if your lucky you have already passed that stage and you will be starting a new job, either way their are a couple of key items you need to have and.

I would say that a black or neutral color suit is essential although an actual suit can be pretty costly if you are on a budget so opting for basic separates might be the way to go unless you are trying to work at a business were a suit is absolutely necessary. If you need a suit a good place to go is somewhere that offers lay away like Burlington Coat Factory or  Marshall’s. That way you can pay on it for up to 30 days with a down payment of  $10 or 10% which ever is more at Marshall’s or  20% down plus a$5 initiation fee for a 60 day lay a way at Burlington Coat Factory. I have used these systems many times and it does help you budget for higher price items. Also department stores such as Macy’s has a suit sale about twice a year when all their suits are 50% off anther tip for macy’s is that their juniors department  has suits for a lower price than the womens section so if you can still fit in a juniors size you might want to take a look.

To coordinate separates stores like Forever21, Dots, Wet seal Etc have cute pencil skirts, dress pants, blazers and blouses at a reasonable price and are usually cute and styled for younger women.

Now if you really just don’t have it checking out local consignment stores and thrift stores are an option as well the only thing with that is that it may be harder to find the right size and fit because you are subjected to only what people have donated or want to get rid of. If you do find something that could work but maybe it needs to be hemmed a few inches it still might be worth buying it if the price is right sometimes a simple hem can cost as low as $5 at seamstress or dry cleaner or maybe you are handy with a thread and needle yourself.

As far as shoes go  all the above mentioned stores are good options. Again if you do happen to see a pair at the thrift store that could work at a great price but maybe need a little work don’t be afraid to buy a $1 can of shoe polish from the dollar store and spruce them up a bit. Sometimes I will even use  a cap of Murphy oil soap diluted in a cup of  water for leather shoes that are not black. You will see they are clean and shiny.

If you are trying to save money you may have to put in a little extra work on the front end, but when it is all said and done you will look just as good as anybody else…heck maybe even better!

Check out my photos below of Ready for Work Outfits hopefully you can get some ideas.

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Thrifting

2 Sep

Thrifting has become increasingly popular in recent years. With the economy the way its been more people are finding new ways to save money. I am so glad that thrifting has gone mainstream. I grew up with my mother taking me to Goodwill  for both donating and buying. We would shop at many different thrift and consignment shops and find some of the most unique items some of which I still own to this day. I remember the time of turned up faces if I told my friends that I got something from the “thift store”…seriously used clothes? Um yes. Now everybody is doing it.

There is nothing wrong with used clothing I wash them very well before wearing them and as far as I’m concerned when shopping at traditional stores you don’t know who or how many people tried it on before you bought it. Another thing is I have found plenty of new and name brand items from a thrift store, a lot of my best pieces where purchased second hand. I will always be a thrifty diva and I will continue the tradition my mother started with my children.

RECENT THRIFTY FIND

Silver and Black Party Dress  (Value Village)

Vintage J. Renee Green Pumps (St. Vincent DePaul)

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