Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Thrifting Guru

So my sister was off work yesterday and asked me to be "her thrifting guru" as she needed use of my car and help shopping for a gift for her friend. I don't claim to be a thrifting expert or really all that helpful. In fact as soon as we got to Goodwill, I left her to explore the racks and only looked up to tell her not to buy a coat.

We needed up going to this little vintage store in Seattle called Found It, where I found the most fabulous hat which my sister hated. I told her I missed Amanda then pulled out my phone to text Amanda the same thing.

Sweater: Nordstrom Rack, Top: F21, Jeans: Levi's, Scarf: Gift,Shoes: Target, Ring: Stella & Dot, Necklace: Thrifted

The amazing clutches I found at Goodwill. They don't look that old but seem handmade. I love having extra little bags cause I use them all the time in my purse or when I travel. Plus these are a more interesting than regular cosmetics bags.

And the 2nd thing I picked up was this dress, which I really liked at the store and didn't try on cause I knew if would fit. But when I put it on at home, I was in LOVE, the kind of feeling you get when you know that you were meant to own this item.

Of course, I had to send Amanda a picture (which is totally normal for us). And in case you ever wondered what we text about- it's clothes.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Faux Fall

 Wow, can I just say that I am struggling with what to wear in the weather down here? Trust me, I am NOT trying to complain about perpetual Summer....but Jiminy Christmas, it's going to reach 99 degrees here today (crazy!!). 

Have I mentioned that I adore Fall with all of my heart (I llooovveee you, Fall!)? This weekend, I couldn't stand it anymore and despite the heat, I threw on some favorite tall boots, a spicy colored scarf, a new fringed handbag, and painted my nails in my favorite dark wine color. All elements of my favorite Fall looks! Oh, and since it has been in the 90's, I still mixed this all in with my thrifted sundress (it has paisley jewel tones in it...super Fallish, right?)

I knew that I had to have a fringed handbag when I saw this look on Adelina Alexander's blog (click on the link to read Adelina's take on western influences): 

Love everything about Adelina's look!

The new handbag.....giddy up!

In other late breaking Fall news, I picked up this vintage oil painting at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Thrift Shop in lovely Cardiff. It was a whopping $8.00. I must confess, thrift store art is another one of my weaknesses. I loved this painting because the background almost has a plein air feel to it. Now, this might not be a painting I have up year round, but it will be perfect for Fall vignettes (and this is where I'm embarrassed to admit, that yes, I do have seasonal vignettes. Don't you?). 

I hope the first day of October finds you well. I am off to sweat it up and drink a hot Chai Latte in the scorching heat. I'm not going to let Faux Fall ruin my favorite season (it might ruin the make up that I have on today though)!!