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Fur Heels + Fashion Comfort Zone

Posted in ootd
on May 15, 2017

Fur Heels out of Fashion Comfort Zone -
We like what we like and end up buying and wearing variations of the same things year after year.   I am a firm believer in the rule, that one should always know what looks good on them.  However, expanding your fashion comfort zone goes hand in hand with that rule. You won’t know if new things do in fact look great on you.  Furthermore, let’s be real, fashion styles can become boring if you never trying anything new.  I went out of my comfort zone when I purchased these blush pink, faux suede block heels featuring the fuzzy faux fur from AgaciContinue reading

Maxi Dress + Vacation

Posted in ootd
on April 10, 2017

Maxi Dress - Thrifting Diva
Summer is on the horizon, which means vacation time.  When I think of easy packing for vacation, I think maxi dresses.   The family and I took a Caribbean cruise a couple of months ago, and procrastinating when it came to packing, I defaulted to pulling mostly maxi dresses for the trip.  If you are not already a fan of maxi dresses for vacations, then I hope to convince you.  No matter what your body type, the maxi style is flattering on everyone, and even more a must have for vacation. Continue reading

How to style a sleeveless jacket

Posted in ootd
on January 26, 2016
I can’t say that I was a huge fan of sleeveless jackets.  Frankly, I thought they were a little weird.  They are not jackets, not a blazer, not a coat, and has no sleeves.  Styling them simply intimidated me just a little, so I pretty much stayed away from them.  But, when I saw this beautiful sleeveless jacket on a huge clearance sale at Bebe, I decided to take the plunge and purchase it.  I can’t be afraid of a little sleeveless jacket/coat/vest.  Fashion to me is about trying new trends, thinking out of the box, and sometimes stepping outside of the comfort zone.
Sleeveless Jacket - Thrifting Diva Sleeveless Jacket - Thrifting Diva I purchased this winter white vest from Bebe on a ridiculous clearance sale they had in the store.  The vest originally retailed for $169.  But, if you have been following me for a while, you simply know that I don’t pay full  price for anything.  I walked away with this piece for $32.  Yes, that is not a typo, it’s a SCORE!
Sleeveless Jacket - Thrifting Diva Sleeveless Jacket - Thrifting Diva
After doing some “Pinterest” research, I realized that these sleeveless jackets are actually more versatile than I first thought.  You can pair these sleeveless jackets with dresses, long sleeve tops, sleeveless shirts or even with pants.  I actually do love how it looks when layered with other pieces, tying everything together.   Here, I paired it with this thrifted geometric print sleeveless shirt from the Salvation Army in San Diego that I picked up a few years ago for $2.50.  Yes, only in San Diego can you get away with wearing a sleeveless outfit in the middle of January.  I love this weather, and will surely miss it when I have to move.
Sleeveless Jacket - Thrifting Diva Sleeveless Jacket - Thrifting Diva Keeping to the black and white theme, I went with these black textured skinny jeans.  You have seen these jeans before here on the blog. They are Seven jeans that I thrifted these jeans from Buffalo Exchange for $10, which is a steal, as you may know that Seven jeans can cost over $150 a pair.
Sleeveless Jacket - Thrifting Diva Sleeveless Jacket - Thrifting Diva I think I might have said this before, but it’s worth repeating.  The absolute best clearance sales for retail stores are right after Christmas.  You also tend to find a lot of different things at the store that are not normally stocked because people do a lot of returns at their nearest stores.  These beautiful leather booties by Marc Fisher normally retails at $129 at Macy’s.  However, during my own returning of items, I saw this lonely booties sitting on the clearance rack.  Only one pair, and in my size!  These booties are incredibly comfortable, the leather is extremely soft, and the booties are beautiful!  The price point is simply the perfect icing on the top!
I went with this Steve Madden cross body bag that I purchased at DSW for $8.99 in the clearance bin, but was originally $30.  Don’t you just simply love a great clearance bin?
January_Ayana_9 Finally, I completed the outfit with some gold accessories and a statement necklace from Forever 21 that I received as a gift from my sister for Christmas.  She definitely knows my style!  This necklace has been worn so many times already.  Not too big, not too small.  It goes well with everything.
January_Ayana_1 Have you styled a sleeveless jacket/vest/coat lately?  How did you style yours?

styling a military jacket

Posted in ootd
on October 28, 2015

Military Jacket - Thrifting Diva I have a slight obsession with jackets and this military jacket is simply fabulous to me.   I love the gold details, the buttons, the high collar and you know it already, the price I paid for this bebe military jacket.

Military Jacket - Thrifting Diva Military Jacket - Thrifting Diva I bought this jacket from a thrift store in Long Island, New York, called Island Thrift.  The jacket cost me only $4.00.  Yes, believe me, I was in total shock because it was in perfect condition, and a bebe piece.  I am guessing here, but this jacket probably retailed for about $100 at some point.  But, you have to love a price like $4.00 for such a unique piece.

Military Jacket - Thrifting Diva Military Jacket - Thrifitng Diva I paired this military jacket with this beautiful printed mini skirt from the Gap, which was also thrifted.  I thrifted this skirt from the Salvation Army at an amazing price of $2.00, a day when all clothing was 50% off.  A great thrifting tip for everyone here is to know the deals happening at your thrift stores on certain days.  Simply checking out their facebook pages, if they have one, or calling the stores during the week and inquiring about what sales they have for that week.  Many have select days when they would run certain color tags on sales, or certain areas of the stores that will be on sale.

Military Jacket IMG_2805 IMG_2807 I completed the outfit with these grey Report Signature pumps, which you have seen here before.   These pumps came from Zoe’s Vintique in Los Angeles and rounds out this outfit in a perfect way.  Simple outfit, but I believe it makes such a statement!

Military Jacket Military Jacket Have you thrifted a military jacket lately?  How do you normally style military jackets?

Little Cream Dress

Posted in ootd
on October 26, 2015

Little Cream Dress - Thrifting Diva IMG_2711 The perfect ruffle dress for under $20!  If you don’t thrift or shop resale, you are definitely missing out on some awesome deals, and best of all, some awesome fashionable pieces for your closet.

Little Cream Dress - Thrifting Diva Little Cream Dress - Thrifting Diva I found this perfect little Rome and Juliet Couture cream dress at My Sister’s Closet, a consignment store in San Diego, during their end of the season sale.  I scooped it up for $20.  Yes, this dress probably retailed for about $150, but, shopping second hand will always save you money.  My last post featured another fabulous acquisition from this consignment shop as well.

Little Cream Dress - Thrifting Diva Little Cream Dress - Thrifting Diva You ever go shopping and try on something in the dressing room, and while checking it out in the mirror, everyone tells you that you MUST buy it!  This dress had no choice but to go home with me.  As soon as I slipped it on, I loved it immediately.  The flirty ruffles, the fit, the color — it was the perfect little cream dress for me.  The absolute best part about purchasing this dress was the absolutely very reasonable price of $20.  The best feeling of finding the perfect piece while thrifting is knowing that when you look at the price tag, you won’t be breaking the bank.

Little Cream Dress - Thrifting Diva I went with these peach strappy Steve Madden booties that I bought from Macy’s end of season clearance as well.  I love shopping clearance, probably the only type of shopping I do in retail stores.  I actually had my eyes on these heels for a few months, but we all know patience is a virtue.  I was finally able to get them for a seriously discounted clearance price at $15.89.  Yes, originally $125, and a few months later, only $15.89.

Little Cream Dress - Thrifting Diva To complete this outfit I paired it with this BeBe clutch that I received as a Christmas present a few years back.  Won’t you say this was the perfect pairing with this little cream dress and peachy heels?

Do you have the perfect little cream dress?  Tell me about how you style this dress.