Paisley

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Dress – thrifted
Booties – go jane
Sunnies – vintage
Bag – vintage
Necklace – DIY

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What I Wore: Birthday Suite

what I wore: dress – $10 rack vintage via grey dog, heels – kelsi dagger, earrings – vintage

Yesterday was my birthday and I thought this peplum dress in a minty teal was perfect for a day at the office where I still wanted to feel special.

Thrifting

I love shopping at thrift and vintage stores. There’s something so green and sustainable about reusing and making the old new again. I also enjoy the process of picking through the inventory and trying on (I realize not everyone does). Plus it’s a great way to experiment with trends without breaking the bank, since nearly everything that’s in now has been in before. One of my favorite things about shopping at a thrift shop, versus a vintage shop, is that they often don’t know the brands that have been donated. They just line-price everything, denim is denim etc. That’s where we benefit. For example, I got a vintage Oscar de la Renta blouse last night at Potter’s house thrift store for $2.92. I think one of the problems we have when shopping is we can’t visualize how an article of clothing will transform once we have it on, so we pass it by. You have to have an open mind and a little bit of time to find the diamonds in the rough, if you will. Sometimes I will try on 30 things to only find 3 that work. But when it works and it’s cheap, it’s so worth the extra time.

I also love this editorial set in a chic vintage shop. Enjoy!

Photographer: Jamie Nelson, Model: Kim Cloutier, Fashion Editor: Shelly Vella.  Cosmo UK Sept 2010 via DJA

I Wore A Turban…

What I wore: turban – vintage from Cheap Thrills, blazer – vintage, jeans – Banana Republic, heels – vintage

I mentioned here that I was a fan of turbans but had not yet tried one out. A few weeks later, I found a vintage one at my favorite shop in Fayetteville – Cheap Thrills. I must say, I got a few ‘complisults’ at work. People said things like, “only you would wear that”. Haha.

Who cares, that’s why I love fashion – the ability to experiment. I do realize I’m taking a risk by posting a photo of myself after brutally judging the attendees of the met ball. Oh well!

So now that you see me in a turban, would you wear one?

Grey Dog – A Must-See

I have been hearing SO MUCH about the Grey Dog vintage boutique housed in a little 1973 Airstream trailer. The teeny mobile holds a wealth of vintage dresses (all tailored to a modern fit), baubles, sunglasses & more. I finally went last week and it was better than I could have imagined. The owner, Molly has a keen eye for items that the trend conscious will enjoy just as much as the vintage-enthusiast. There are new options almost every week and they’re all very reasonably priced. There’s even a mini-fitting room! A must-visit for any stylish Fayetteville girl-about-town!

Currently located on the corner of trenton and college avenue (across from the new skating rink)

tues-fri 10:30-6:30
saturdays 10 – 6

479.595.5942

Images via Grey Dog’s facebook page

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