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: SOPHISTICATED EDGE

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: 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: 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!

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

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?

CLOSE THE DEAL IN STYLE

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

While attending a meeting, the goal is to close the deal or pick up a new client. Accomplishing these tasks in person takes preparation and confidence. Confidence is all about how you feel and look. Wearing an outfit that you feel comfortable in will have you strutting in the office with your head held high, saying that “I GOT THIS.” And, that is what I did last week at a meeting with a potential partner wearing a Max Studio patterned dress that had a tie in the front.

Max Studio Dress came from:
2nd Ave Value Stores
13770 Smoketown Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192