THRIFT STORE FINDS: Beginning of Spring Edge

The weather is starting to get warmer, with the temperature being at a steady average of 70-degrees; this is the perfect weather to get away with wearing a nice leather jacket and black booties with no stockings. For a mid-week link-up with friends at happy hour, I will be wearing a black leather jacket, white oversized short sleeve collar blouse, and a blue knee-length skirt with black booties.

Leather Jacket Blouse came from:
Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store
8228 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

Skirt came from:
Prime Thrift
3115 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

Purse came from:
B-Thrifty
4917 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746

THRIFT STORE FINDS: Transitioning from Winter to Spring Attire

THRIFT STORE FINDS: Transitioning from Winter to Spring Attire

Transitioning from winter to spring can be a little tricky because I cannot fully transition my closet to my spring/summer outfits due to the weather fluctuating from 62 to 75 degrees. It’s still on the cool side of spring, which means it is not time to start placing my spring/summer clothes into my closet. I always go through this dilemma this time of the year, which is why I invested in a couple of transitional outfits to help get me through this unpredictable weather. One of my go-to outfits for this seasonal transition is a checked Bermuda short, with a pinkish-red blouse, denim jean jacket, and tan booties. Based on how cold it is, I can opt-in or out of wearing nude stockings.

Bermuda Shorts and Blouse came from:
Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store
8228 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

THRIFT STORE FINDS: That ’70s Show

THRIFT STORE FINDS: That ’70s Show

If I were a schoolgirl back in the ’70s, I would wear a suede vest, white high-waisted corduroy pants, and a white tie-neck blouse on a casual 60-degree day out with friends. What would you wear during this decade?

Suede Vest came from:
Prime Thrift Virginia
3115 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

Corduroy Pants came from:
Prime Thrift Georgia Avenue
6101 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011

COSIGNMENT FINDS: Farewell to Winter!

COSIGNMENT FINDS: Farewell to Winter!

We got a dose of spring last week with 70-degree weather, and this week the temperature has dropped to 50 degrees, which sucks because I have plans to do brunch with my girls this weekend. This weekend’s weather is not ideal, but I can say farewell to winter with style by wearing a tan Harve Bernard leather skirt with a stolen black sweater from my mom’s closet, a black fedora hat, and black ankle boots.

Leather Skirt came from:
Current Boutique
7220 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

website: Pre-loved Gems for Fashion Lovers | Current Boutique

Fedora Hat came from:
2nd Ave Value Stores
13770 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

THRIFT STORE FINDS: Casual Wear for Outdoor Dinning

There’s not much to do now and days due to restrictions. So when I want to meet up with friends, we find a restaurant with outdoor dining. January has been very mild, so I was able to feel comfortable under heated lamps in a casual Tahari ASL blazer paired with a white-collar blouse and an Old Navy high-waisted blue denim cut-off ankle jeans. I wore a red purse with this outfit to add a pop of color.

Blazer came from:
Thrifty’s Georgia Avenue
6101 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011

Jeans came from:
2nd Avenue Value Stores
6307 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20748

Purse came from:
B-Thrifty
4917 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746

Black Ankle Boots can be found on the PRETTY LITTLE THING website.

THRIFT STORE FINDS: NEW YEARS EVE ATTIRE

New Years’ Eve night looks different this year with everything being canceled, but that’s not going to stop me from getting dressed up to bring in the New Year with my quarantine crew in style. On Thursday night, I will be wearing a black festive mini skirt with a long black blazer and a white-collar shirt. This a perfect attire to sip champagne in; while counting down to the New Year.

Festive Mini Skirt came From
B-Thrifty
4917 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746

Black Blazer came from:
2nd Ave Value Stores
13770 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192

Black Ankle Boots can be found on the PRETTY LITTLE THING website.

THRIFTING WITH THE HOMIES

THRIFTING WITH THE HOMIES

It’s good to have friends who love to thrift just as much as I do. Since there is no- where to go right now, we decided to shop for outfits to wear to brunch at Mi Vida Restaurant. See what looks we brought to the restaurant this past weekend.

With the state of the world today, I wanted to pay homage to those who have fought, marched, preached, and spent time behind bars for me to have opportunities today. I transformed this comfy burnt orange pull-on-pants into a stylish outfit by pairing it with a long sleeve crop top, a vintage- gold plated belt buckle to bring out the look, and wore a beret to make a statement. Since brunch is an all-day thing, I wore a black blazer to protect me from that fall breeze and black booties for height.

Not only does she decorate homes , but she also puts fashion masterpieces together. She wore hot chocolate leather pants with a soft white dressy turtleneck blouse and decorative black necklace to add finishing touches to her outfit. Be sure to follow her home décor page for the latest trends @stylemeshannyb.

She brought 90s nostalgia to brunch with her short plaid skirt, black turtleneck, black thigh-high boots, and yellow raincoat to add a pop of color to her trendy outfit. Did I mention that she’s a dope artist? Follow her @pnma to listen to her music.

Yes, we came to Slay, and We did! All looks came from:
Thrifty’s Georgia Avenue
6101 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011

RESERVE YOUR TABLE AT MI VIDA RESTAURANT

THRIFT STORE FINDS: Rainy Days in Fall

Rainy days in the fall are difficult to dress for; the weather is colder, the wind is harsher, and the rain lasts longer. Finding a good rain jacket during this time of the year can be challenging because if you wear a coat, you’ll be too warm, and wearing a spring rain jacket is not heavy enough to keep you warm. This past Monday, the weather called for rain with a high of 56 and a low of 39; I wore a Liz Claiborne rain jacket, along with a forest green sweater and rain boots to keep me warm and dry.

Rain Jacket came from:
B-Thrifty
4917 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746

Sweater came from:
The Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center
1590 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

THRIFT STORE FINDS: SOPHISTICATED EDGE

You never realize what you have until it is gone. Since March, I’ve been working from home, and I missed getting dress up to go to work. I was excited when my boss sent a schedule for us to be in the office part-time. My first outfit back at the office was a soft pink silk blouse with a gold shimmer pencil skirt, black booties, and a face mask that screams “I’M BACK.” Even though I didn’t have an audience to show off to, it felt good getting dressed up to go to work. Those of you working from home until next year, you’ll find that wearing a cute outfit to your next zoom meeting will make you feel better.

Blouse came From
B-Thrifty
4917 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746

THRIFT STORE FINDS: SAVED BY THE BELL

Saved by the Bell was one of my favorite shows growing up. I wanted Lisa Turtle’s confidence and Zack Morris to be my boyfriend. What I loved most about the show was the fashion. I couldn’t wait to get to high school to rock a mini dress along with a denim jacket like Lisa, Zack’s trendy graphic tees, Kelly’s crop tops, or Jessie’s high-waisted jeans. They all had their own style, and I loved it!

In this post, I will pay homage to the athletic hunk with the killer dimples, AC Slater. He was known for wearing printed shirts tucked into his denim washed jeans and reeboks. I decided to add a feminine twist to this AC Slater inspired look with an oversized floral print blouse, high-waisted black washed denim jeans, and black booties. How did I do with this AC Slater inspired look? Please comment below.

Blouse came From
B-Thrifty
4917 Allentown Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746

Jeans came from:
The Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center
1590 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852