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Vintage Blazer + Stone Wash Skirt

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Have you been wondering where I've been?  Well life happened!  And I allowed some things to get me down and out.  Honestly guys, I was really on the verge of quitting and just settling for a mediocre existance.  I was there, you've been there, we've all been there; But

I refused to give up.  So many times in my past I allowed my circumstances to dictate my outcome.  NOT ANYMORE!!!!  I had to remind myself that nothing worth having in life comes easy.  Not sure who came up with the phrase - "I'm too creative for a 9-5", but that's soo true for me.  How dare I deny you really dope outfit posts each week (lol, wink)?  I saw a post on IG just this morning which said, "There are people watching me, copying me and looking up to me, but they will never tell me."  I think about the person who had a purpose just for me.  If they had given up, I may not be who or where I am today.  One of my favorite bloggers,

Mattieologie

said it best - Push through.  You're closer than you think.  So here I am pushing past the obstacles that were meant to block me.

So let's get into the today's blog #ootd.  Giving you a bit of late 80's early 90's street vintage.    

Atlanta blogger, Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, black blogger, vintage stone wash skirt, vintage style, vintage blazer, blue oxfords, street style, street fashion, black girls killing it, retro look, trendy looks
Atlanta blogger, Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, black blogger, vintage stone wash skirt, vintage style, vintage blazer, blue oxfords, street style, street fashion, black girls killing it, retro look, trendy looks
Atlanta blogger, Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, black blogger, vintage stone wash skirt, vintage style, vintage blazer, blue oxfords, street style, street fashion, black girls killing it, retro look, trendy looks
Atlanta blogger, Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, black blogger, vintage stone wash skirt, vintage style, vintage blazer, blue oxfords, street style, street fashion, black girls killing it, retro look, trendy looks
Atlanta blogger, Atlanta style blogger, style blogger, black blogger, vintage stone wash skirt, vintage style, vintage blazer, blue oxfords, street style, street fashion, black girls killing it, retro look, trendy looks

Blazer, Poplin button-down, Handbag, Fadora hat - Thrifted // Vintage Skirt -

Ecologie

// Shoes -

Justfab

// Sunnies -

Charlotte Russe

// Necklace -

Uptown Cheapskake

Photo Cred: 

Linden Stewart

Thanks for stopping by!

#createyourownlook

Second Time Around

Happy Thursday Stylenista's!

Does it make me bougie if I never wear the same thing the same way twice?  I'd like to think of it as cReAtIvE!  If you follow me on IG, FB or read my blog, then you'll remember this skirt from a few months ago (see here).  I'm a very colorful person so this skirt was absolutely made just for me.  With all the colors, the style options are limitless.  You will definitely see more of this skirt this season.

Side note, I really love this splash of color in my hair!  ;-)

Outfit Details
Top - Target
Skirt & belt - Thrifted
Shoes - JustFab










FaShun Pop-up Shop

How goes it !!!!

Let me first start off by saying that I'm soo excited about my future.  The harder I work on building my brand, the better I feel about what lies ahead.  Whew, I just needed to get that out!!!

About last night... I attended Stylist Shun Melson's FaShun Pop-up Shop at Negril Village Atlanta.  Aside from the the sweltering heat, the event was fun.  And although I don't know Shun personally, she was very approachable and friendly - You know some people when they "arrive" get really funky acting.  Outside of networking and meeting new people, I was also scouting out fab looks.  Posted at the end is a quick video of some of my fave looks from last night.  Speaking of looks, Get Into My Look!!!

Outfit Details
Vintage top - Park Ave Thrift Outlet Woodstock - $1.25
DIY Jeans - Forever21 - $8.00
Shoes - JcPenney 
Handbag - Shoedazzle (b/day gift from SD)











Multi-Colorful

Hi Stylenista's

The weekend is over. Whew!  And what a weekend it was.  I haven't been thrifting in weeks, maybe a few months; however, that all changed this weekend.  I co-hosted the April Thrifting Atlanta monthly bus tour.  While on the tour I picked up a few pieces that I had on my thrift wishlist.  OMG!!!! I can't wait to show you guys the one piece that almost stop the earth from revolving..... Speaking of bus tour, I scored this skirt from Ecologie Consignment and Vintage during last months bus tour.  Being the colorful individual that I am, it was a no brainer that this piece was coming home with me.  Not to mention, I almost had to fight Keren (twostylishkays) over it.  You have to watch out for her!  Anywho... 

Outfit Details Polka-dot Blazer - Gifted - Express Window Pane Print Blouse - SheInside - $8.00 (I think, it was very inexpensive) Vintage Skirt - Ecologie Consignment and Vintage - $13.00 Shoes - ? Specs - Mall Kiosk - $10.00

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Cute As A... I'm Just Cute

Hello Stylenista's!

Wow! We're already in the February.  Time waits for no one.  I'm so excited to see what this year will bring.  I'm destine for purpose, therefore I'm purpose driven.

Today's post is totally "thrifted,"  actually each piece came from various boutiques.

Outfit Details

Plaid Coat - Diva Diva Boutique // Vintage Dress - Red Tag Affair //Red Shoes  -Rag-O-Rama

FEATURE Friday


FEATURE Friday with 

When I think of vintage fashion with a twist, this thriftanista always comes to mind.  I've followed her on Instagram for a while now and she never disappoints.  Meet Vinty_Fresh.



Recently I had the privilege to talk with Brittany about her love for style and thrifting.  Check out our conversation.

*What does style mean to you?

     I think style is how you wear your clothes.  Anybody can wear clothes, it's how we express our self (in most cases).  It's when you allow your own personality to make the difference and to make it your own.  

*When did you first develop your own sense of style?

     I don't think I really found my own style until I graduated from high school.  Even though I've been a thrifter from a very young age; I was always creative, mixing and matching different colors.  I do think that thrifting helped me to develop my style.  
  
*Do you shop for particular labels/brands when thrifting?

    No, I don't really look for anything in particular.  Whatever catches my eye is usually what I go for.  Since I inherited the gift of thrifting from my grandmother and mother, I've mastered thrift shopping.  I can usually spot out true vintage pieces.  My mom and I have a thing where we say we're putting things out into the universe and sure enough we'll find it.

*What was your worst thrifting experience?

     I must say, I've never had a bad experience.  The most annoying this is if I have to stop because I either have to use the restroom and the store doesn't have a public restroom or if I'm really hunger.

*How did Vinty_Fresh come about?

     Well... When I first got on Instagram I had a different IG name.  It wasn't until I started to get recognized when I felt that I needed to change it.  My little sister actually came up with the name.  Not only did I like the name, I thought it embodied who I am.

*Tell me about ReInvinty_Fresh?

     ReInvinty_Fresh is the re-launch of my old online vintage store.  Over a year ago, I ran a very successful e-boutique (Vinty_Fresh Clothing).  I had to close it as it had become overwhelming with all that I had going on at that time.  I was very disappointed about having to close the store.  But! At the urging of family, friends and social media followers I decided to re-open the store.  I've only been open a week and I've already had 17 sales.

*What is your opinion about the recent thrifting trend?

     I think it's cool that people are getting on board.  It wasn't until Macklemoore came out with Thrift Shop that I think thrifting became so popular.  As a veteran, I've been trying to tell people for years to at least try it.  I even like seeing the burst in resale businesses online.

*What would you do if thrift stores didn't exist?

     That's kind of hard to think about.  I would find my way to try and find a vintage store.  Or I would open up my own thrift store.

*Do you follow trends?

     I feel like I do, but I don't.  If I see something that I like, I'll try to recreate the look in my own way.  I do try to make sure that I carry trendy pieces in my store.  I wear what I feel.  Right now I'm really into furs.  I'm not into following trends, even if it's not a trend anymore, I'll still wear it.

*What's something that people would find interesting or hard to believe about you?

     I'm really reserved.  I don't like being the center of attention nor do I like big crowds.  Growing up I was a "nerd" so I feel like that nerdy girl.  Although it may not look like it in my pictures, I am reserved.

                         

Vintage Meets Consignment

Hi Stylenista's

Well guys, the "Vintage Meets Consignment" event hosted by Back By Popular Demand was great.  I had the opportunity to assist a few lady's in recreating new and trendy looks with some of their vintage pieces.  I even had one lady who wanted to completely transform her look.  It was a wonderful experience.  If you're in the Atlanta area stop by Back By Popular Demand.  They have two locations Lilburn, GA and Marietta, GA.  Thanks Melissa for the opportunity!

Since I've been on my journey to Boss-land, it has been my goal to associate myself with like-minded, goal oriented, grind hard type of people.  That being said, I would also like to give a shout-out to one of the dopest chic's I know.  Although we haven't know each other that long, she and I seemed to click from the start.  Tiffany James - a.k.a Mrs.Cute As A Button - a.k.a CAAB came out last night to show some love and support.  Believe me it was greatly appreciated.

P.S. I forgot to mention that Tiffany is the owner, creator and designer of Cute As A Button.  A collection of the most creative and eye-catching earrings and accessory's.

Outfit Details
Red Blazer - Park Ave Thrift Duluth - $5.00
Blouse - Last Chance Thrift Chamblee - $1.00
Navy Fluted Mini Dress - On a Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour - $5.00
Bakers shoes - Plato's Closet - $10.00
Target tights - $2.00








Can you guess what her fave color/print is?






 

Thrifted Vintage

Hi there Stylenista's

So last year I learned of an event named B.Fab Awards hosted by Tastemaker Magazine.  After reading up on what this event was about, I definitely made it my business to attend the next one.  Next year I'll be a nominee in the category of Best Style Thrifter.

As a stylist, it was of the utmost importance that my attire for the evening was on point.  I never know whom I'll meet.  After much pining and back and forth with myself about what to wear I settled on this black and cream polka dot vintage dress.  The awesome thing about this dress is the price.  Since the sales associate was trying to flirt with me, he didn't charge me the price of a formal dress.  Although nothing would have come of this little exchange, I'm all for saving a dollar.

Outfit Details
Dress - Goodwill - $7.00
Shoes - Charlotte Russe - ?
Fasinator Hat - Mall Boutique - $5.00










Shine Bright

Hi there Stylenista's

The weekend is over :-[ and time to go back to the work place.  Hope your weekend was full of excitement.

When I saw this top I was like, heck yea!  It actually came with a skirt, but I wasn't feeling the skirt so it was added to my boutique collection (it was sold at an event).  I really love colors so this outfit was fun to wear.

Outfit Details
Top - St. Vincent de Paul Duluth - $2.50
Pants - Thrift Store - $2.00
Shoes - Don't remember











Hello Fall!

Hey Stylenista's

It's just a few days since the official start of fall and the weather is gorgeous.  My creative juices are over flowing, just wait and see...

While perusing the pants aisle at the thrift store, of course; I came across the pants.  I really liked the print and the color of the pants and I thought they would look cute on me, so I picked them up.  I made my way to the tops aisle and guess what I saw - the top.  Really! They tried me, but not this time.  I was on my thrifting game.  I'm going to see how many ways I can style both pieces.  Stay Tuned.

{Oh! A lot of times I have my son with me when I snapping away and he wants to get him a few shots in as well, so I let him have a least 1-2 shots.  Check out his cool after school look}.

*Thrifting Tip:  Be on the look out for separated sets.  Some thrift stores will try to sale them as separate pieces in order to get more money.  I got caught like this before and learned my lesson.*        

Outfit Details
Vintage Two-piece set - $1.75 - Park Ave Thrift Woodstock
Shoes - Shoe Dazzle











Passion For Fashion

Hi there Stylenista's

Happy Monday!  Today is the first day of fall and I can't wait to see the different looks this season will bring.  I, myself, am looking forward to styling a few pieces that I've thrifted over the spring/summer months.  

Speaking of styling, I was asked to assist in styling for a fashion show for a women's conference luncheon.  Now, I've styled for church fashion shows before, however, this show required a pinch of finesse.  All in all I had fun.

Check out pics of my look and a few of the styles I created...

Outfit Details
Short Sleeved Vintage Blazer - Thrifted - less than $2.50
High-Waisted Tuxedo Shorts - Thrifted - $Free (from a swap)
Shoes - Shoe Dazzle