Saturday, August 19, 2017

Summer Vacation Outfits {California}



Everything is thrifted except for my Ray-Bans from Sunglass Hut. I watched a tutorial on Hitomi's channel where she demonstrates how to tuck a silk scarf into a strapless bra. The scarf stayed up relatively well and had me feeling like a 50's pinup girl.



Everything is thrifted except for my pleather jacket from Nasty Gal. This 100% silk Victoria's Secret slip is so soft and would cause the best nights sleep. I added this rose brooch to the lapel of my jacket for a more personalized touch. Vacations are the best since I get to play dress up and select a separate outfit for day and night.



Everything is thrifted or hand-me-downs except for my Ray-Bans. I wore this to the beach and I'm so psyched that I was able to stroll around in these monochrome sandals.





Everything is secondhand except for my Vans from Journey's. It's so fuss free to wear a bra outside, especially when temperatures are blazing. This grommet belt completed the look and never fails to give off an edgy vibe. When packing, I try to be conservative with space and only do two accessories per outfit.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thrifted Finds {Goodwill}

Dried Flower Wallart // $3
I've been watching Anastasjia Louise, a popular youtuber, for awhile and she clearly has a love for dried flowers. It's apparent in her Portland crib and now her love has totally rubbed off on me. At the top, I added a twine bow since the piece needed a little something and now it has such a cutesy flair.

Paris Coasters // $1.49
These were packaged in a clear casing with only a gold Paris sticker, which leads me to believe that someone may have bought these while in the city. They're made of a thin cork, so I'll most likely just use them as photo props. 
Olive Patent Leather Purse // $2.50
I had been hoping to find black patent leather, but this olive shade was a welcome surprise. 
Virginia City Wolf Tee // $2
I've never been to Virginia City, but the bright hues of the forest reminded me of the 80's and really attracted me.
Tommy Hilfiger Denim Dress // $4.50
I was thrifting with my friend and she said this dress was so me. It's very tomboy and will look cool with a 90's snapback.
High Waisted Denim Shorts // $3.50
I already own a pair of Gloria Vanderbilt mom jeans that are stretchy and flattering, so I was optimistic when I came across these diy shorts in the same brand. They fit great and this deep plum color will transition easily into fall.

Gray Lace Camisole // $3
In the fall, I plan to wear this cami over a long sleeve top for a grungy look. I'm so happy with how this diy wood hanger turned out. If your interested, you can find the tutorial on the Free People blog. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Bougainvillea



























Floral Bandanna, Filigree Earrings, Bustier Top, Leather Belt, Beaded Clutch, Suede Miniskirt, Leather Boots // Thrifted

On the top half of my outfit, I was lightly inspired by Dolce and Gabbana's 2015 Spanish collection. All the looks are admirable and can be easily worn off the runway. I'll have to do a fully inspired look in the future. As for the bottom half, my outfit is military based. Most girls are wearing bandannas around the neck, but I feel that wouldn't suit me. Instead, I opted for my hair and have become smitten with the bunny ears. I love how the jumbo sized pockets,belt loops, and snap buttons deviate from the typical skirt. Back in California, I would often see bougainvillea vines creeping down walls. They are so beautiful since they seem to have a flower within a flower. I didn't know what this plant was called until today and in my research I discovered they have spiky thorns.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thrifted Finds {Saver's Part II}

"Crystal" Ball // $6
Finding this was so nostalgic for me. I instantly thought, David Bowie in The Labryrinth. The ball is clearly made of glass, but it still feels magical.

Gecko Pin // $0.50
I'm so silly for thinking this was a snake. Nevertheless, it'll look cool on the lapel of something.

Auburn Earrings // $5
These are so pretty and the silver detailing reminded me of jewelry from ShopDixi and Regal Rose.

Tropical Rainforest Bag / $4
The faint colored palm trees make this purse perfect for any season. 

Game of Thrones T-Shirt // $2.50
Daenerys is such a strong women and belongs to the Targaryen house, so naturally I want to represent.




Harley Davidson T-Shirt // $5
The simple skull design and lived in feeling of this shirt really won me over.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Woodland Fairy



























Sterling Silver Leaf Studs & Sterling Silver Fairy Ring // Festival
Sterling Silver Wishing Tree Studs // Claire's
Faux Wooden Gauges // Amazon
Citrine Wrap Necklace // Dotty's Originals
Dragon Necklace, Velvet Dress, Taupe Leather Boots // Thrifted

Early spring, Simply Kenna put out a fairy makeup tutorial that really inspired me to create this look. She's so original, you can't help but to hang onto every word she says. I also got the flower twists idea from her go to hairstyles video. It was rather straightforward and I used dried baby's breath that I had lying around my apartment. Gosh, I wish you could all feel how soft this moss green dress feels. For once, I purposely avoided adding any harsh black into my outfit. These boots have such a pointy toe that it makes my feet look unpleasantly long. However,  I think it worked to my benefit in giving off elvish vibes. This citrine necklace is great because it brings the wearer prosperity. With Game of Thrones back, I had to unleash my dragon. Just kidding, I'm pathetically behind on the show since I don't have HBO. This necklace isn't merch, but I'm obsessed with how the dragon's tail conceals a spiral blade.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thrifted Finds {Saver's Part I}

Victoria's Secret Corset // $1.25
I felt so accomplished finding this corset, since it actually fits my chest properly. The cleavage dip and ruffles are such thoughtful details.
Meditation  Lotus Top // $5.50
At first, I didn't notice that the stitching on the neckline was coming undone, but nevertheless the top really spoke to me. I'm currently reading a thrifted book on Hinduism, Zen, and Buddhism. The fading and layout of the top is so reminiscent to the one's my mom and I used to wear in the early 2000's.
Tortoise Shell Sunglasses // $2 each
These have been great testers to see if I want to invest in designer versions.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 100% Silk Scarf // $3
This museum would be a dream visit. The quality of the scarf is such a treat and features a timeless design. 
 Floral Beaded Purse // $6
Veronique Auguste, a darling youtuber, is a master at finding real vintage items at the thrift store. Even though this purse isn't vintage, she really inspired this purchase. I really appreciate the needlepoint work and how the chain tucks in neatly inside so it can double as a clutch.
Gold Leaf Earrings // $5
Lately, I've been a sucker for stained glass earrings. They add a bit of warmth to the face.
Girl at the Mirror Print // $3
One look at this painting and I was able to relate to the insecurities and uncertainties that this young lady might feel. She looks lovely above my vanity and serves as a reminder not to be too critical on myself. 
Goblet // $0.99
I've come across hundreds of these at the thrift store, but on a whim I just decided to pick this one up.