Velvet, A Perfect Holiday Staple!

Photo Cred: Antonio Diggs @80shots
Hair: Natasha Love @hairnlove
Handmaid Purse: The Modern Mosaic Collections 

Every year on Christmas Eve, I love getting dressed up for my annual family dinner. So, when I found a black off-the-shoulder velvet dress at the Thrift Store, I was Ecstatic! This dress is a perfect holiday staple that screams “festive and Chic.”

Find similar style at:
2nd Ave Value Stores
13770 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192


‘Tis the season to drink and be merry with friends! During this time of the year, everyone is hosting a holiday party at their home or venue. I find myself venturing off to the Thrift Store to find an outfit to wear to the next shindig after work, and I brought my friends along for the ride. After hours of rummaging through clothes, we found something that complimented our styles. See what we wore to a friend’s holiday party!

All looks came from: 
2nd Avenue Value Stores
13770 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Photos by Antonio Diggs @80shots
Hair by Natasha Love @hairnlove

Thrift Store Finds: Holiday Office Party

Photo Credit: Antonio Diggs @80shots
Hair: Natasha Love @hairnlove

It’s that the time of the year, where you are spending more time at your job’s annual holiday office party, breakfast or luncheon than you are at your desk. Today, I attended a holiday breakfast and wore a lovely pink v-shaped blouse with a black calf-length pleated skirt. This outfit was fun, stylish, and appropriate for the office.

Blouse came from:
Goodwill of Greater Washington
8228 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309
Pleated Skirt came from:
2nd Avenue Value Store
6515 Dobbin Road
Columbia, MD 21045


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