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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

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?