Lusting for Leather at $12.99

I had to take to the blogosphere to share a fabulous find this week! How does 100% genuine leather sound for $12.99? All the thanks goes to my local Salvation Army in Lexington, Kentucky. This Andrew Marc genuine leather jacket retails $212 +. Don’t spend harder, think smarter…thrift! You may have to be willing to put in a little money for dry cleaning or alterations –if you’re like me and are an avid thrifter for trenches and jackets. This leather jacket came with plenty of character …and baggage. It was complete with 80’s shoulder pads, but I could see a gem! I’m a fashionista who makes it happen! This meant spending $15 to get alterations done and remove the shoulder pads (compliments of the local Big and Tall store in Lexington.) I only wish I had before pics to show you the transformation!

Anyway, I wanted to give you guys a somewhat complete OOTD (outfit of the day) so I’ve included some new staple pieces in my closet here as well. My new FAVORITE Rebecca Minkoff purchase this past Christmas (#merryminkoff to me)…welcome “Avery.” It’s an awesome all black cross body and it’s by far one of the best purchases I’ve made. I’m also featuring my Dolce and Gabbana sunnies, DG4231 54, from last years spring collection–at Sunglass Hut. They’re a black cat-eye with a floral print inside. These pieces will make an appearance on the blog in future outfit posts! Links are below for where you can find these items or similar ones. Happy Shopping!…AND DON’T FORGET TO THRIFT AND DONATE ITEMS FROM YOUR CLOSET!

Dolce and Gabbana Sunnies // Rebecca Minkoff handbag “Avery” in black // Learn more about your local Salvation Army

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Why you Need a Tank Dress and Gladiator Heels

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{Left: Brittani Williams, make-up artist and blogger in the making–look out for her site to hit soon!}

Dress: H&M Tank Dress // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Swing Bag *Sale* //Shoes: Aldo “Valleroy” Gladiator Heel *Sale*

Summer, not so fast! We still have a few more hours. With a handful of warm days left before we’re in a full fledged fall, it’s time to take advantage while you can! I love this “If Not Now When” tank dress from H&M. It can be worn under a leather jacket or layered with tights on a cool evening. I love garments that are simple, but can easily be dressed up.

I’ve had a lot of people asking me about these “Valleroy” gladiator heels from Aldo. They’re super easy to walk in, and coming from someone who really HATES walking in heels, this says a lot. These are also on sale right now, so grab while you can!

I wanted to throw in a settle pop of color. Of course, I brought back my favorite plum Rebecca Minkoff Swing bag. This baby is also on sale, so take advantage!

*Quick Tip*: I recommend going on Retailmenot.com and searching: “Rebecca Minkoff” for additional coupons whenever you decide to buy. You typically can double discount on Rebecca Minkoff’s site and get your handbags for a STEAL.

Links to where you can find my outfit and similar pieces are above in pink !

 

Happy Shopping…XoXo

Black on Black: Streetwear Chic

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Forever 21 Mesh Crop Top //H&M Leggings// Dolce and Gabbana Sunnies

After a long blogger hiatus, Monday’s Outfit of the Week is back in full swing! In honor of the fast approaching fall season this post an ode to my seasonal favorite:Β  leggings and boots. I really loved this jersey crop with mesh arms, I found at Forever 21. I went ahead and paired it with my favorite high-waisted leggings, ShoeDazzle boots and accessorized with gold hoops and my Dolce and Gabbana sunnies.Β  Links to where you can find these pieces and similar ones are above.

Happy fall shopping, fashionistas :)

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Tutu Glam

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Francesca’s Tutu //

Today’s Outfit of the Week is my Carrie Bradshaw inspired “Tutu Glam” ensemble. I got this tutu from Francesca’s! I can’t seem to find the exact garment on the website, but I advise my readers to check in store to see if they still have it! You can pair it with a denim shirt, a tank…anything really! Who doesn’t love the intro to Sex and the City where Carrie is twirling around the chaotic streets of New York city in her white tutu!?

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{Photo taken from Google Search}

 

Happy Shopping :)

Denim Inspiration

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Forever 21 Crop Top // Urban Outfitters Jeans // Hot Topic Hat // Timberland Boots

I’ve been sort of MIA these last few weeks, traveling home and working, working, working!!! This week my OOTW is back, finally!

This is a crop I got months ago from Forever 21, Jeans from Urban Outfitters, thrifted denim button up, Hot Topic hat, and my chestnut Timbs. You can click the links to where I got my things above and recreate your own look!

Happy Shopping :)

Kimono Krazed

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Boohoo.com Kimono Wrap Dress // Rebecca Minkoff Shoes *SALE* $118.00

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Today’s outfit of the week is via Boohoo.com, a UK based online site.Β  I am OBSESSED with this Kimono dress which sadly, doesn’t seem to be anywhere on the site anymore, BUT there are plenty of awesome pieces that they carry. You can find kimono cardigans (another chic way to do kimono) and all sorts of dresses, street wear pieces, and even bathing suits. They offer free shipping on all U.S. orders (however, you will get charged a small fee when your package goes through customs.)

Remember since it’s a UK site, the sizing is different–if you’re a medium, you’ll probably want a Size 10, and smalls are usually size 8.

I also went ahead and attached the link directly to my Rebecca Minkoff shoes above, that are on sale!

 

Happy Shopping :)