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Fashion and Living from the thrift shop and beyond!
March 6th, 2013 by admin

John Eshaya Flowing Ombre Vest

It’s a tricky time of year in L.A. right now. One day you can walk outside in a summer dress and sandals, and then the next day, it’s a tad chilly in the morning and you have to throw on light layers with boots.

JET Draping Vest


This flowing ombre vest is perfect for this time of year. Not only was it less than $4 at the thrift store, but it is soft and cozy to layer during a cold spring morning, as well as light enough to wear and feel comfortable in when the sun comes out mid-afternoon.

JET Ombre Vest


Transitional Thrift Store Find: John Eshaya vest for $2-$4(I can’t remember the exact price, because I bought it back in November 2012.)

JET Flowing Vest


What else am I wearing? $2 Silky Top from the thrift shop, Recycled JBrand Jeans for $30 and Boots on sale from Target.

March 4th, 2013 by admin

Recycled Wrapping

The only thing more fun than recycled fashion, are eco-friendly gifts wrapped in recycled wrapping! Take this Sustainable Earth journal I bought for a friend made of 80% sugarcane plant fiber waste. (The best part about gifting a journal is you can write a personal message inside and the receiver will remember you often when they use it!)

A recycled journal wrapped using the opposite side of a brown grocery bag, then topped with an elaborate bow, makes a total earth friendly gift experience! Bonus points if you can make the bow from recycled materials as well!

Substantial Earth Recycled Journal


Recycled Wrapping Paper


Materials needed for recycled wrapping: Used grocery bag or old black and white newspaper, scissors, tape and an elaborate bow(Spritz bow from Target).

Recycled Wrapping

January 27th, 2013 by admin

Pink Leopard Scarf

Ever since my cousin gave me this bright pink leopard scarf, I have felt lively and sassy. Not to mention, I get compliments on this particular garment like crazy!
A graphic scarf livens up any outfit and incidentally, keeps the upper body warm during an in between season like January in L.A. Here I paired it with a $5 smock and a $2 silky silver tank from the thrift shop. And of course(being from the south), I couldn’t help but throw on a pair of blue jeans and booties.
Mix it with my fresh new haircut of 2013 and I have an affordable and fun look!

Pink Leopard Scarf and Black Smock


Pink Leopard Scarf and Silver Tank


Pink Leopard Scarf Outfit

January 26th, 2013 by admin

Oil Paintings-The Art of Thrifty Decor

I adore all things rustic, country, crafty, and thrifty. Naturally, those words describe my decorating style at home. Take this group of oil paintings in my kitchen nook that are grouped together in such a random way, that they quite compliment each other. This artwork is an affordable medium, including the frames which are vintage, hand me downs, or purchased from the thrift shop. These oil paintings are the best decoration of all because they were made cheaply with love, decades ago by my mother. Now that’s what I call Do It Yourself Art!

Floral Oil Paintings


Nature Oil Paintings


Thrifty Tip: You can purchase affordable artwork at thrift shops, odd shops, garage sales and flea markets for as little as $5!

December 22nd, 2012 by admin

South Western Flat Boots

I have been looking everywhere for a fun pair of comfortable and affordable flat boots. I finally found these blanket print boots on sale and couldn’t be happier. They’re South West-Quirky (like me) and they punch up any basic outfit. I can’t wait to trek to the Mountainous Desert this Christmas wearing these! Fun, fashionable, super comfortable and a great buy!

Brown Nava Boots

Brown Nava Boots

Brown Nava Boots


Pictured: Daftbird Wrap from the thrift shop for $3, Recycled J Brand Jeans and Bulga Bag, plus my new favorite pair of Wanted Nava Boots.