OK, so I’m still overly obsessed with turbans even though I’ve let them rest lately. In any event because this is true, I get overly hyped when I see someone wearing one, especially when they’ve intricately wrapped it to perfection. Now usually it’s the women who turn the turbans like it’s no tomorrow, but what about the men who rock them? Why don’t they come out to play as often? Well, I got lucky and as I was doing some unnecessary shopping one afternoon, I ran into HIM!
So, I’m always doing my own personal OOTD (outfit of the day) posts and I said to myself…”wait, do you really think they just want to see YOUR outfits, what about other people?”..selfish of me, huh? Well excuse my manners, and as you do so allow me to introduce Erinn, Sophomore at Temple University studying English and political science (she’s a smart cookie)..and a fashionista too!
One of my new year improvements is to be a little more consistent with posts. Fellow bloggers know the challenges that come along with posting, you mean to and then something comes up and throws you completely off track! In any event, during NYFW S ’12, I got the opportunity to attend a very special show, Tolla Cole, that premiered a new collection of gowns inspired by “Ibiza, vibrant color, and luxury”, says designer Atoia Scott . I loved the collection because of the soft lines of the gowns that were played up by bold color and defining motifs like feathers and contrasting trims. The showcase was very intimate and welcomed attendants to closely marvel at the beautiful gowns as shown below…
The GORGEOUS statement piece accessories were designed by She’Luxe Couture Accessories!
Each gown had a uniqueness about it, embodying a different personality that would be brought to life on its muse. I see much promise in Tolla Cole, as a new line it sure has made a BOLD entrance in the industry and I’m sure future collections will bring us more great designs.
I remember being a kid and HATING when someone even mentioned “thrift store” and “shopping” in the same sentence. I mean, back then I loathed the fact that my Grandmom wore turbans too…see how far I’ve come? Yes, I’ve done a total 360 when it comes to style and appreciation for authenticity, quality, and wearability. To me, a thrift store automatically meant “someone else’s clothes” and I guess just being a kid, I wanted my OWN new stuff…you know, kids and that possession thing. Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the value of the clothes and other valuables I find thrifting and can’t believe that I once looked down on it!
When I walk into a thrift store, it’s almost like I walk into the past of not only fashion, but the lives and personalities of the people who once wore the clothes. Have you ever done that? I honestly pick up different items and start day dreaming about what the person who wore it was like and how they may have styled it…who knows, maybe that’s just me but I find that it adds a little special something to the whole experience. I also love thrifting because in an age where much of society wants to mirror each other, I really just….don’t. I love knowing that what I purchase more than likely won’t be walking down every street in Philly, or wherever else I go for that matter. I always know that I’m getting something unique and that even if someone else owns it, they won’t rock it the same way I will!
I went to Boston this Thanksgiving break and went on the thrifting mission of LIFE. Yes, LIFE. I will not disclose the amount of $ I spent in the process, but it’s at least 70% lower than what I would have spent at my normal go-to retail locations for the amount of goods that I purchased. I went to Savers, and The Salvation Army and it was almost overwhelming upon entering the stores, clothes everywhere! Blazers for DAYS, dresses for every occasion, shirts that screamed “70s”, “80s”, “90s”, “LOUD”, “quiet”, and “I dare you!” It was definitely the best thrifting experience I’ve ever had. I got so many great pieces that are classic, versatile, and can also serve as staple pieces if need be. As I put outfits together I love to take photos, and would love to share them with you! On Tuesdays and Thursdays I’ll share my “Thriftacular” outfit posts and you tell me what you think! Well, since today is Tuesday, here’s one of my newest thriftacular finds…
Pictured above is a hot pink, 80s frock with button detail on both shoulders. Includes shoulder pads as well for more defined structure. Seam at waist w/ elastic reinforcement for a slight cinch. The fish tail earrings and triangular tribal necklace are also vintage. Tassle necklace is Forever 21, and bracelet set is Rue 21, Phosphor watch. Purple platform pump (tongue twister, ehh?) is Steve Madden.