I’m super thrilled to announce that my 2nd “Pretty Thrifty” event will be held at Thrift Store USA! I shop here every weekend, and I’m never disappointed. This store has a huge selection of clothing, accessories, housewares, furniture & much much more! Come out and join us for an afternoon of fun festivities. We have a few activities planned including a Scavenger Hunt & Celebrity Style Capture with cool prizes up for grabs. If you attended the last event in May, don’t forget your Young & Thrifted reusable tote. Here’s a RECAP of my last event at Best Thrift in Norfolk, VA. “Pretty Thrifty” at Thrift Store USA will be even better! I look forward to seeing you there! If you would like additional info contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Different World captured the hearts of millions of viewers in the late 80s & early 90s. The hit sitcom was centered around college students, capturing the popular fashions of its time. Each character had their own unique style, and my favorite was Whitley Gilbert. She was the prissy southern belle with a sophisticated sense of fashion. She definitely enjoyed the luxuries of life with looks including pieces from Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin and Neiman Marcus. My Whitley-inspired look is simple and classy, and I’m sure she would be proud!
I was inspired to feature this look by Thirsty 4 Vintage , a band of vintage collectors. They are hosting ” A Different World” in Augusta, GA. So I decided to show them some from love Virginia Beach!
Tribal trends are in! African-inspired textiles have taken the fashion world by storm. This exotic style is usually paired with warm tones and rich accessories. Eye-catching, bold prints are fun to wear, and easy to style several ways!
Blazer- Intriguing Threads $2, DAV Thrift Store, Virginia Beach
Shorts- Venezia Jeans, $5, Thrift USA, Norfolk
Shoes- CATO Fashions, $10, Family Thrift Center, Virginia Beach
Necklace- $8, Thrift USA, Norfolk
Earrings- $1, Yard Sale Shop, Virginia Beach
Here are some cool Tribal Print Blazers
Ahead of the Curve Bloggers is a collective of plus-size bloggers of varying shapes, sizes and styles. Once a month we choose a new fashion theme and show you different interpretations of it on our blogs. This month we are focusing BLACK & WHITE fashion!
Dress: Anyone who loves vintage fashion owns at least one classic polka dot dress. Polka Dots have been a key print in fashion history, remaining trendy throughout the decades. This Lady Carol of New York dress was designed in the 80’s, but I gave it a 40’s look by accessorizing it with a retro headband. Check out this Pictorial History of Polka Dots.
Earrings: $1 Thrift Find!
Shoes: Recently while cleaning out my closet I re-discovered these retro heels. I bought them three years ago at Goodwill in Suffolk, Va brand new with tags attached. The original CATO Fashions price was $29.99 and I purchased them for $10. What a steal!
Here are a few designs by Lady Carol of New York
We are a collective of plus size bloggers coming together to post on the same subject. This month we are sharing our take on “The World of Black & White” so check them out by clicking on each link:
This is my first blog post in collaboration with Ahead of the Curve. I am honored to be a part of the group. We are a collective of plus-size bloggers of varying shapes, sizes and styles. Once a month we choose a new fashion theme and show you different interpretations of it on our blogs. This month we are sharing our take on “Red Hot”!
I found this Red Hot top by designer Laurence Kazar at a local thrift store conveniently located 5 minutes from my place. I stalked it for about two weeks in an effort to buy it for the lowest price possible. My strategy literally paid off because the original price of $20 was marked down to $7. Now that’s a deal! It was still great condition, with very few beads and sequins missing.
Skirt: I found this black pencil skirt on a clearance rack at Rainbow about two years ago for $5. This was one of my smartest purchases ever. The color hasn’t faded at all since I bought it. It’s super comfy and stretchy, and matches with several garments in my closet.
I rarely shop at Kmart, but I was pleasantly surprised when I spotted these lace tights there. I bought a 1X and they fit perfectly. However, I wish they had a control top for added support. You can buy them online HERE for $7.99.
Accessories: The vintage velour earrings were a thrift find, costing only $1. I also bought the beret from Kmart, which was a seasonal item during the holidays.
Special THANK YOU to Chris of HVS Media for the lovely pictures!
This designer was known for creating glamorous garments with intricate beading details. His looks strived in the 70’s and 80’s disco era. Here are a few Laurence Kazar plus size designs:
We are a collective of plus size bloggers coming together to post on the same subject. This month we are sharing our take on “Red Hot” so check them out by clicking on each link:
You can find more information about Ahead of the Curve or our past topics here, http://www.aheadofthecurvebloggers.com.
This cozy, comfy sweater is complements of my grandmother. After asking to borrow it a thousand times, I was thrilled when she finally decided to let me have it. Here it is styled with an oversized vintage velour shirt and Vera Wang velour leggings. The leopard print heels contrast with the purple sweater, adding a little FUNK to this look. This is by far one of the most comfortable outfits in my closet.
Entire outfit THRIFTED
Sweater: Penbrooke Lane
Shirt: Sue Brett
Special Thank You to John of LJ Photos