So Christmas is so soon. Per usual, I have done little to no shopping yet – my family loves the hustle of last minute shopping. We do it together and pretty much always know what we are getting from each other. After a year of thrifting for myself, 720 Instant Vintage and you lovelies, I really feel like I have everything I need in my wardrobe. And what I don’t have, I know I will find at my next trip to my spots. Instead I have added the weirdest items to my wish list. Here is some of the list I gave my mom the other day:
1. Forever Lazy
My current apt is all hardwood and often cold. I have a snuggie, knee high socks, a hoodie – but this replaces all of these things. I want one. I will wear it all over my house.
2. Slushie Cup
I don’t think that anyone understands how many liquids I prefer in slushie form. I must admit that sometimes I put my water in the freezer so it gets some ice chunks and feels more like a slushie. This was made for me.
3. Banana Guard
Many mornings I grab a banana and yogurt for breakfast. I stick them in my bag and head out. Then when I get to where I am going, the banana is a bruised mess. Enter the banana guard. So simple but totally useful. Practical thy name is silly inventions.
Weird stuff but totally useful for my life. And I am a complete infomercial junkie so it all makes sense lol. What are some weird things on your list for this year?
Time to pick a winner for the Scala Sinamay Feather Headband! I used Rafflecopter and Random.org to store your entries and choose a winner. Our winner is….Dana! She did all the steps and upped her chances of winning. I will email you this afternoon, Dana – Congrats!
Well my loves, I am going to take a break until after the New Year. I will still be working on the store during this break so please don’t stop checking there. And I will still be on Twitter and Instagram.
Have an amazing holiday!
Today was the perfect day to try out my newest goodies from Lipton Publicity. A series of late buses had me standing in tha cold for way longer than I wanted, but I had my new FRAAS tech gloves to keep me busy. These knit gloves are touch screen compatible. Most touch screen gloves are spandex with noticeable pads on the fingertips, but FRAAS tried something a little different with these gloves. The thumb, pointer and middle finger have a different color knit on the tips that allow you to use your touch screens, the difference is almost invisible. Now as always, I am going to be completely honest with my review of these new products. I think that FRAAS missed the mark on this one. The gloves are very cute, the ruffle detail on mine added to the look for sure – but these thin knit gloves were neither warm or very useful with my phone. I think that the lack of fit made it a lot more work to make sure that the right part of your fingertip was touching the screen. A bit more snug fit that the spandex of other gloves gives would have made them almost perfect. Think it would help with the touching and give some insulation to an otherwise thin glove. If you don’t have a touch screen they are very adorable gloves. They come in 3 style options with many different colors. They retail at $30. If you want my opion, I would pass on these – it’s FRAAS first attempt at tech gloves for their new winter collection. I think some tweeking would give the perfect mix of feminine style and function.
Well dolls, that’s it for me this week. You mayhave noticed that posting on Wednesdays has become a little spotty – busy, busy days but thanks for haning with me! I am working on a fun holiday giveaway for next week so get ready.
Gift some great vintage for the holiday — take a look!
Have a perfect day!
It seems so long since I have done an outfit post. Yesterday I pulled a skirt from my closet that I bought over a year ago. Had never worn it and was planning on selling it a month of so ago. So glad that I didn’t! This vintage warm wool was exactly what I needed on a chilly Sunday. It was raining like crazy yesterday so had to take the pictures inside (sorry for the shadows)
J.Tiktiner Mustard Swing Skirt, Gray Cowl Neck Sweater, spotted leather belt: Thrift| Steve Madden Bag: Goodwill| Etienne Aigner boots: Macy’s (stole from my mama’s closet 🙂 )
I threw on a black and white polka dot scarf as the day got colder, but I could not have been happier with my total thrift outfit. So glad that I held on to this vintage piece.
Make sure that you check out the newest vintage in the store!
Have a great Monday,
I was talking to a friend lately who said that she had no clothes for winter. Since I memorize most of my friends wardrobes (for borrowing and styling purposes lol) I started to rattle off things that I have seen her wear and asked what happened to those pieces. She explained that they were summer pieces. I have never been a “this piece for this season” kind of dresser and explained some ways that she could winterize these pieces. We think that throwing a cardigan or blazer over something is our only option for the cold weather. Not true! I took this maxi dress, and styled 3 very simple ways to make it perfect for the cold weather.
Merona Colorblock Maxi: Target (Goodwill)
1. Heavy Sweater
This is so versatile. Your chunky cable knits, your printed sweaters, cowl necks – any warm sweater that you can layer over top. Cinch your middle with a belt, throw on some ankle boots and you are done.
2. Chambray Button down
Honestly, a denim shirt is my “put a bird on it” for this season. Anything dressy that I want to make a little more casual, or casual that I want to funk up a bit gets a chambray button down and statement necklace. Wedges will give the regal lift to stand tall in this great look.
3. Plaid + Moto Jacket
This is my favorite. Flannel and plaid are so perfect for chillier weather. Put your favorite over your maxi dress. Tuck it under to give some lines to your look, and throw on your rockstar moto jacket. Try some lace up boots with this look, a scarf if you want. Such a great contrast of flow and structure.
Any ways you turn your summer in to winter? Think about your closet before you head out to buy a whole new cold weather wardrobe. Or contact me, I’d love to help 🙂
Did you check out the new vintage yet?? Take a look!
Have a great day,
Happy Friday my loves! I have been dealing with some family stuff lately and have found very little time to keep up with you – I’m sorry. By Monday I should be back in the swing of things and ready with a new post. Until then, I have some new vintage for you on ABS Vintage! This fall is all about prints – and boy do I have just that for you. Take a look – and the more you buy, the more I can upload 🙂
End of Summer Sale still going on – 50% off all summer sale items with ILUVFALL code.
Have a great weekend – thanks for hanging in there with me,
Happy Monday, Darlings! I have kind of a run around like a mad woman day ahead so this is going to be super quick. Three things:
1. Forever21: Free Shipping on orders over $21, Code: FREESHIP21
I prefer no minimums on my free shipping but you can still get some a lot of goodies for $21. This deal is until 9/26.
2. Kohl’s: Free shipping, no minimum, Code: FREE2SHIP
I don’t shop at Kohl’s often but I have a pair of favorite jeans from there a long time ago, so they are worth giving a look. This deal is until 9/25.
3. ABS Vintage: New Vintage and 50% off Summer Sale, Code: ILUVFALL
Part of my run around morning is uploading new vintage to the store. I put up a few pieces already, working on a few more. Take a look!
I have some great goodies from Lipton Publicity in my mailbox so I am going to have a review for you on Wednesday. It’s finally cold enough to really indulge in fall fashion and I am so excited!
Have a great day 🙂