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
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
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
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.
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).
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
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
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.
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
Photo Cred: Antonio Diggs @80shotsHair: Natasha Love @hairnlove
The “Around the Way Girl” is fun, smart, chill, and confident. She’s the one that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with. Her style is effortless; it exudes sexiness without showing skin or spending hours in shoes that more than likely will hurt your feet than give you attention.
On my way to Brunch a couple of weeks ago, I paid homage to the Around the Way Girl, while adding a skylar flare to it. I wore a BCBG puffer jacket with a plain white blouse and black vintage high waisted jeans. I took it a step further by wearing tiny red-tinted shades, bookbag purse, and wore my hair in a high ponytail to complete the look.
Jacket and Jeans came from: The Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center 1590 Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852
Accessories Highlight: Tiny red-tinted shades came from the wish app, and bookbag purse came from TJMAXX.