Coachella 2013: What I’m wearing

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Though the quality of this year’s line-up has been the topic of much debate, I couldn’t be more excited for Coachella. Though music is the true star of the festival, the celebrity scene, exclusive parties and most importantly, fashion, are close runners-up in terms of buzz. This year, I’ve prepped more outfits than necessary for lounging by the pool, traipsing through the polo fields, dancing my face off and partying until the wee hours.

It would be silly of me to completely spoil my looks by modeling them in their entirety, so I’m just giving you a sneak peek. You’ll have to follow me on Instagram to see daily accounts of the ‘fits, and tune back in post-fest for a full report of the weekend in the sun. So what am I planning? Continue reading

Poppin’ tags: thrifting in the Mission

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Ah, life. The second you decide you’re over something or someone, there it goes waltzing back into your life. I gave you many chances, thrifting, and for the past few months, come ups were just not something I was coming by. So I gave up and told you guys last week that I was over thrifting and didn’t miss it. Continue reading

These are a few of my favorite things

As I lay here in bed thinking back on these past 364 days, surrounded by second hand furniture, decor and clothing, I can’t help but feel pretty damn good about my 2012 New Year’s resolution. This challenge has been one of my proudest, most enjoyed projects that I have ever applied myself to.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting a review that sums up this crazy experiment, but before I do that, I want to share with you some of my most favorite purchases in this past year. So kick back, press play on this little ditty and let’s take a look at some bad ass  purchases from 2012: Continue reading

Merry Ugly Christmas!

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Christmas Flannel, complete with HO HO HO stitching & embroidered Santas
A steal at $2 at Buffalo Exchange (Fullerton) 

Even if you aren’t an avid second hander like myself, you’ve probably been to a thrift store once or twice to pick up the most cherished second hand item of all: the ugly sweater. So cliche and always out of style, these holiday staples make parties livelier, drunker and a whole hell of a lot more festive. Continue reading

What I wore Wednesday: Funemployed

The best and worst thing about being unemployed is that you are the master of your own devices. Every day, I get to do whatever I want, whenever I want, while wearing whatever I want. I’m happy to report I’ve been working out a lot, but I’m also embarrassed to say  I’ve kept those workout clothes on for the majority of my day, sporting spandex and no makeup as if it was going out of style. But in reality, looking gross is always out of style. Continue reading

Second hand bedroom

If you’ve been wondering what it takes to get invited into my bedroom, you’re in luck, because today all it takes is reading this blog. Welcome! I hope you feel right at home. Continue reading

Goodwill Hunting: Thrifting on Fillmore

Photography by Caitlin McCarrick

I have always been a great lover of “stuff” and cheap thrills. As a kid, I would collect or buy things I thought I needed, wanted or had some great idea for, and the cheaper the better. At hotels, I would gather one of every brochure in the lobby so that I could play travel agent later. Though I generally never played, the idea was there, as sparked by said stuff. I would gladly accept gifted chotskies and was greatly satisfied by dollar bin finds. Not much has changed. Continue reading

Playing Dress Up: Real Housewife of OC, 1960’s edition

Photography by Caitlin McCarrick

If I had a time machine, I’d go back to the 1960’s. And the 70’s. Maybe the 50’s too, at least for a little. And let’s be honest, we all know why I’m going: I want to check out the fashions. Thankfully, my closet provides me the next best thing. Continue reading

Second Hand 70’s Style: To the Max

Photography by Sal Taylor Kydd

If I had to choose one piece of clothing to wear for the rest of my life, it would without a doubt be a dress. Fun, easy, flirty, flattering- what more could a girl need? When I found this maxi dress from te 70’s at Country Road Antiques in the Old Towne Orange, I knew it would become one of the pieces in my wardrobe I was most excited about. And for $25, it was a major steal. Continue reading

Sharing is Caring: MoMoMod’s Thrifted Vintage

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There’s nothing I love more than a cheap thrill, especially if it’s in fashion form. When I saw MoMoMod’s amazing thrifted vintage outfit, I was immediately envious- she built an entire outfit out of cheap, vintage, thrifted thrills. Talk about the mother load. Continue reading