I have a new obsession with "thrifting"! I get a thrill out of going to a thrift store and finding something plain or even ugly and getting and coming up with ways to completely change it. This project wasn't all that crazy. I found a Fossil vest (only three dollars) and cut off the sleeves. I love the grungy chic look of the outfit. :p
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Last night at work was one of those nights that made me feel like a career in the fashion industry could be a possibility. I work at a clothing store and the District Manager was going to an appearance the next day. Our to-do list was a mile long. The moment I clocked in I was rushed to do mark downs, clean tables, refresh fixtures, and put back the clothes that had collected since the afternoon. The constant moving and rush to beat the clock was a thrill for me. I already love the feel of clothing in my hands and the sight of a display I create but this rush was something different. I have heard that that is what the industry is like, a constant list of things to do and people to please. Maybe that is the direction I should go...
Before I left for Miami I knew that I needed a cute little beach cover up. The ones I found just didn't hold my attention. What is my solution when this happens? I make things myself! I took a little trip to the Thrift store and found a three dollar men's button up dress shirt. I cut off the neck and sleeves, sewed the raw edges, and added a cute little belt.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I recently took a trip to Miami with my two best friends. I must say, it was one of the best trips I have ever taken. The atmosphere is completely different over there than it is here. In Miami everyone just wants to party. I finally understood the "Jersey Shore" lifestyle. My schedule everyday consisted of beach/shopping, eat, club, sleep. The clubs are open until five over there which is a big difference from two. My best friends and I joked, although we were somewhat serious, that the people at the front desk of the hotel must have thought that we were crazy little girls coming in and out at all times wearing many different outfits. We had shopping outfits, beach outfits, dinner outfits, and club outfits. This many outfit changes was a dream come true for any fashonista. Below I will post a timeline with the outfits of choice for the trip.
Beach: A men's shirt that I turned in to a beach cover up.
Dinner: Maxi dress and arm cuff.
Night: Sparkly dress for Club Mansion
Day: Shopping in South beach in high waisted shorts and a tribal print tank.
Night: Club set in a crop top and white skirt.
Night: Passion Night Club in a simple black skirt and big chunky necklace.
Night 4: Off the Hookah in a floral print body-con dress.