THRIFT STORE FINDS: CUTE & COMFY

Sometimes in life, you want to chill but look cute doing it. I recently met up with a couple of friends for lunch, and I just wanted to wear something comfortable. So, my look for the day was an Old Navy high-waisted blue denim cut-off ankle jeans with a classic button-down shirt and gray Adrienne Vittadini shoes. Of course, it was my turn to pay; I carried my wallet in a red vintage Liz Claiborne purse. I had a great time catching up with my friends in style.

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

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

For Shoes:
Follow @only1ofakind46 for vintage clothing

THRIFT ONLINE FINDS: IN BETWEEN WEATHER OUTFIT

THRIFT ONLINE FINDS: IN BETWEEN WEATHER OUTFIT

Fall can be unpredictable with the weather fluctuating from 50 to 70 degrees. It’s good to have a sweater for a 72-degree day and a cold evening, which was the case this past weekend at the winery. I wore a pink pullover midriff sweater with distress boyfriend jeans and a neutral color sandal heel. I could have worn this outfit with a neutral color ankle heel boots or white tennis shoes. But I wanted to get as much wear out of my sandals before the weather gets cold.

Dress came from THRED UP.

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

THRIFT ONLINE FINDS: FALL WEDDING ATTIRE

THRIFT ONLINE FINDS: FALL WEDDING ATTIRE

Fall weddings are beautiful. Its the in-between weather that allows you to wear darker colors and explore new fabrics while holding on to your open-toe shoes. During quarantine, I found a chic velvet navy blue cocktail dress on Thred-Up – a popular online thrift store. I wore a simple sandal heel to complete this look . I may not have a wedding to attend this season, But I do have a dress to wear in Fall 2021!

Dress came from THRED UP.

THRIFT STORE FINDS: A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF EXTRAVAGANCE!

THRIFT STORE FINDS: A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF EXTRAVAGANCE!

Gold symbolizes extravagance, wealth, riches, and excess. Even if we are house hopping for the rest of the year, I will find a reason to wear this gold fitted midi dress to the next get together.

PSA: When you see a unique piece like this dress, pick it up, I guaranteed that you would not see it anywhere else.

Dress came from:
Thrifty’s
3115 Sherwood Hall Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306

THRIFT STORE FINDS: End of Summer Attire

THRIFT STORE FINDS: End of Summer Attire

The end of summer is near, and I want to take this time to show as much skin as possible before we transition into hoodies and jean season. On a safe day out with the girls, I wore this beautiful neutral colored split wrap skirt with a plain white crop tank top and sandals. I completed this look with a little vintage wooden bag.

Skirt Came From:
Goodwill
8228 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

Vintage Wooden Bag came from a thrift store in the DMV area (I bought this bag 10 years ago).

THRIFT STORE FINDS: ON MY WAY TO BRUNCH!

On my way to Brunch, I wore a floral pattern one shoulder ruffle dress that has an asymmetrical hem with a big pink leather and straw tote purse. This is the perfect outfit to catch-up with your BFF in as you guys enjoy a pitcher of sangria.

Dress and Purse came from:
2nd Avenue Value Stores
8750 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

THRIFT STORE FINDS: VINTAGE DRIP

Even though there’s nowhere to go, I genuinely enjoy putting on an outfit to go to trader joes. Last week, I sashayed down the aisle with a cream-colored belted high-waisted jeans paired with a cut-up v-neck tank top and black sandals. I was a little overdressed at trader joes, but getting dressed up has brought me comfort during this quarantine.

V-Neck Tank Top came from:    
2nd Ave Value Stores
8750 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309                                                                                              
Belted High-Waisted Jeans came from:
Goodwill of Greater Washington
8228 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22309

THRIFT STORE FINDS: MY FAVE FIVE!

THRIFT STORE FINDS: MY FAVE FIVE!

One thing that I missed during this worldwide pandemic was my monthly trip to the thrift store. As we slowly begin to reopen, I can’t wait to venture off to the Thrift Store to pick out some unforgettable fashion pieces for you to see. For now, check out my favorite five looks.

Which look is your favorite?

FBF: Out and About in NYC

FBF: Out and About in NYC

Before social distancing was a thing, I took a trip to New York for Labor Day weekend to show off my latest finds from the Thrift Store.

On Saturday night, I attended an Afrobeats and Dancehall party in honor of the West Indian Day Parade. I wore a gold sleeveless tie-front crop top blouse with ripped jeans and tan pumps from DSW clearance rack.

After dancing the night away, I was not interested in wearing heels the second day in a row to go to brunch, church, and shop. I decided to wear my converse with an orange J-Crew tie-front pleated dress and an oversized jean jacket taken from my mother’s closest.

I wore a beige vintage Dooney and Burke purse with both outfits.

Blouse, Dress, and Purse came from:
Frugalista
7609 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306

Thrift Store Finds: THAT DRESS FROM A 90’S SITCOM

I love finding fashion from the past at the thrift store. Growing up in the ’90s, I watched shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Martin, A Different World, Save by the Bell, and many others. I always wanted to be “that girl” wearing “that dress” on a first date or a night out with the girls. This vintage crimson velvet dress has the perfect “wow” factor that I use to hear the audience scream “whoo” to Hillary going to the playboy mansion, Lisa’s date with Will, or to Pam’s many outings with Gina. I wasn’t able to wear this dress due to the pandemic, but I’ll be sure to wear this in the fall.

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