Friday, April 27, 2012

High School Hellcat.

It's friday! What better way to look than, rebellious 1950's teenager out to get wasted with her boyfriend and gang. Okay maybe I don't look like a teenager or drunk, but I was feeling rather Cry Baby'esque. That's one of the million rad things about thrifted apparel. You can find any era among the racks. Allowing you to be whoever you feel like for the day.

Sunnies: Super cheap Ebay purchase, Jacket & pants: Forever 21, Top & shoes: Thrifted

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Urban Finds.

Urban Outfitters is your friend. I will openly and honestly say that a huge portion of the apparel at UO is severely overpriced. A lot of garments are equal to Forever 21(whom I LOVE because the prices are right)  quality wise yet cost up to 3x more. That's where clearance comes in. Urban Outfitters is my favorite for clearance shopping. A pretty damn good percentage of the full priced items I'm into hit the clearance rack fairly quick. Good for me, bad for the ladies that see their $50 top for $14.99 a month after purchase. Here are the glorious items I walked out with today. 3 items 30 minutes a $40 outfit ($45 w/ thrifted shorts). Now I'm just waiting for Los Angeles to give some Los Angeles weather to wear it in.

$9.99 Each, YES.


Shoes Top and Kimono style blouse: Urban Outfitters, Cutoff's: Thrifted, Vintage Accessories: Gifts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Black and Bright.

Black is my favorite. Brights are not. Hints of brightness? Yes please. Was thrifting blazers like a maniac a few months ago. When I looked in my closet and realized what a suit jacket hoarding maniac I'd become, I got rid of some. Others I kept because they were obviously rad finds. The rest, I reconstructed. This vest was an enormous blazer. I fitted it a little, and took off the sleeves to create over sized armholes. Perfect for brightly colored arms to sprout out of. Couldn't leave my feet out of the party, so they got bright too.

Blouse and Vest (DIY): Thrifted, Hat and socks: Target, Necklace: Forever 21. Shoes: Shiekh

Friday, April 20, 2012

Favorite Sweater

Working, not living at your parent's place, and putting yourself through school make you a fairly strong individual. It also makes you a fairly broke individual. That said, I'm obsessed with buying apparel! Like most 20 something year old Fashion related ladies. Thrifting only came naturally, a cheap way to feed my habit. Los Angeles is full of obvious and hidden second hand gems. You just have to look. It's easy to hit up the vintage shop go through pre approved pieces and spend $50 on a sweater. Where's the hunt? Go to Van Nuys and sift through racks after racks of shit with bag ladies and former crack addicts. Then 30 minutes in pull out this American Flag sweater. Pair it with shoes that cost more than 10X your entire outfit, Yeah Buddy! 

Sweater, collared shirt, belt (worn as necklace): Thrifted. Shoes: Steve Madden "shazzam"