Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

There is a theme here this week, and it's called cashmere! <3

It's always a victory when I find good quality 100% cashmere in the thrift store, partly just because it's often worth quite a bit, or because it's just so soft!

This will make a cute top for work. It's super soft (of course), and the bow sleeves are just adorable. 

Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Jones New York Luxe
Section: Sweaters
What I Paid: $5.99
What it Costs In-store: ~ $200

I always look longingly in the window of the Mount Cashmere store in downtown I couldn't have been more excited to finally have my hands on not one, but TWO of their cashmere sweaters!

Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Mount Cashmere
Section: Sweaters
What I Paid: $7.99 each
What it Costs In-store: $176 each

I would like to point out that this total haul is worth $552! I'd call that a successful thrifting trip, non?

Happy Styling! xo


Monday, May 26, 2014

Nautical Style: Part 1

I couldn't have been more excited for our May Long Weekend boat trip! I have been obsessing over nautical style for weeks now, leading up to the trip, and was glad to finally have a chance to put all the outfits in action! The key colour combo for the weekend was obviously white, red, and navy, which made it easy to mix and match. Layering was also a necessity because of the 'iffy' weather; tanks and light button ups are great for that. Plus, cable knit sweaters make a great add-on if it gets colder. And don't forget the boat shoes! An absolute must for any nautical outfit.

Photos courtesy of Natalie Boey & Trixi Pacis

Jacket-Old Navy, Blouse-Urban Behaviour, Tank-Aritzia, Jeans-Zara(thrifted), Shoes-Soda, Hat-thrifted

Happy Styling! xo


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

I've been to 3 different thrift stores within the week: I've been on the hunt! I'll show you what I was after next week, but for now, here's some of my favourite finds as of late:

I was a little torn about selling my Kenzie ruffled trench coat (it's just a tad too tight), but when I found this adorable trench, I forgot all about the old one! Isn't the bow adorable?? And the price!

Store: Value Village
Brand: Joe Fresh
Section: Jackets
What I Paid: $2.99!!! (Half price on 50% off sale day)

I love finding coloured heels. It's nice to have a good assortment of colours that can really make an outfit pop. The metal tags on the back are a nice touch too!

Store: Value Village
Brand: BCBGeneration
Section: Shoes
What I Paid: $9.99 (Half off on 50% sale day)
What it's Worth: approx. $100 new

I always get excited when I find J.Crew in the thrift store, like when I found this gorgeous J.Crew sequin sweater. They're a little big, but when I roll them up a bit, they actually look pretty cute! I'm thinking of taking them along on my boat trip next week; they'll match well with my nautical navy & white tops.

Store: Salvation Army
Brand: J.Crew
Section: Shorts
What I Paid: $0 (on sale, free when I spent $15 on clothing)
What it's Worth:  $45

Happy Styling! xo


Monday, May 5, 2014

Summer Inspiration: Nautical Fashion

I have been obsessing lately over absolutely anything's probably because next weekend I'll be on a boat trip! I couldn't be more excited! Nautical style doesn't have to stay on the boat though, I'm looking forward to wearing it all summer long! How would I sum up my take on the style? Comfy boyfriend jeans, boat shoes, retro bikinis, striped sweaters, and breezy chambray shirts: all in navy and white with a hot pop of colour (oh and don't forget the gold accessories). If you're on the hunt, check out Old Navy; they have a TON of cute nautical stuff in stores right now. I definitely went a little crazy there the other day...

Keep an eye out, I'll have posts after the trip featuring the outfits I've drawn from this inspiration!

Image Map

Happy Styling! xo


Thursday, May 1, 2014

Eco Fashion Week: Thrift Chic & 68lb Challenge Presented by Value Village

I have been looking forward to the Thrift Chic and 68lb Challenge at Eco Fashion Week for quite a while now! As an avid thrifter, nothing feels closer to home than a series of fashion shows dedicated to thrifted fashion. In honour of the 8th season of Eco Fashion Week, I put together an outfit of thrifted items to show just what the possibilities are. I hope that events like this really convince people that thrifted clothes don't have to be frumpy grandpa sweaters and ill-fitting pants: there are so many treasures, new and old that can transform your wardrobe into one that is unique and fashionable.

         Shirt-Forever21(thrifted), Skirt-Éclat(thrifted), Earrings-can't remember!, Ring-Forever21, Belt-thrifted, Shoes-Aldo(thrifted),                  Purse-JustFab

Kassandra, blogger and designer of Kassinka, in bright spring colours!

With the blogger and TV host extraordinare Samantha Sito of Obsessive Trend Invitation (her outfit is totally thrifted too!)

The fashionable talent behind Eco FashionWeek: Myriam LaRoche

Bumped into Stephanie Hung of Nina Tan Design (you can see my interview with her from VFW here)! So excited to be collaborating with her soon!

Thrift Chic Challenge

 The thrift chic challenge really was everything I hoped it would be! I was excited to see collections that were 'runway ready'; something I think really surprises people, knowing the clothes are thrifted from Value Village. All 3 stylists/designers were given $500 each to shop the thrift store in search of everything they needed to create a runway collection.

Ghazal Elhaei: Man Up
Ghazal's collection of gentleman-inspired suits was so polished and refined; it was a great example of how thrifted outfits don't have to be over-the-top (think Macklemore). The men's patterned socks were the perfect addition. And the slightly cropped trousers? I think I feel a new trend coming on...

Jerome Insorio
Talk about beautiful pastels! Jerome did a fantastic job of finding hues that are right on trend: something people may not expect to find in a thrift store. The pieces themselves were individually quite impressive as well: the pants were trendy, and looked just like you would expect right off the rack in a high end retail store!

Hey Jude
This collection may not necessarily fit with my style, but I think the fashion duo did a great job playing with monochrome palettes and boxy silhouettes (think wide leg trousers and oversized tops). It was funny because the second I saw Lauren Clarke and Lyndsey Chow come out at the end of the show, the whole collection made sense to me: in their own thrifted outfits, they really pulled off the collection's look effortlessly!

Contemporary dance with recycled clothing as our entertainment for the evening

68lb Challenge

Young Oak
What a fun collection! Tammy Joe really made the 68 pounds of fabric go to good use. The average person wastes 68 pounds of clothing every year, hence this Eco Fashion Week challenge, which aims to show people just how much fashion can be made from these left overs. The results were truly amazing! My favourite? It's hard to argue with those adorable matching sweatshirts with Young Oak's initials on them...the cropped Disneyland sweater was pretty darn cute too...

Happy Styling! xo


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