Praising Polka Prints Particularly.
We think polka dots make everything just a bit cheerier.
This week’s look is (as always) completely thrifted,
and under $20 for the entire look.
When scouring the internet for fun polka pics, the overwhelming majority of the styles found were simply black & white. It’s not every day that one comes across color + polkadots in the same garment, so this sheer layered top was a great find, and for $3.00 – there was no passing it up.
Check out our POLKA PARTY PIN BOARD on Pinterest.
And awhile back, actually did a DFI (Daily Fashion Inspiration) post on polka dots,
featuring a number of our lovely local bloggers.
Do you rock the dots? Why or why nots?
If you only buy what you set your mind to find,
you’re less likely end up with great pieces…
Like this vintage creme & orchid top.
Have goals but keep an open mind when thrifting.
Tucked away in the vintage section at Thrift Town, I got this top for $2.00.
xo the JJ crew
Finding sweet jeans at back-alley prices is just smart and we all want to look smart and cool for less. Thrifting is an art, but don’t be intimidated if you don’t fancy yourself an artist. I’m here to help.
As you enter the store be determined to find your perfect fit. Don’t settle for “I kinda like it,” or “It’s so cheap that it doesn’t matter if I wear it very often.” I have fallen for this trap numerous times, and even if it was only fifty cents, it’s not worth it.
Few things are more wasteful than having 1/2 a wardrobe that you only wear once. Even though you try it on every couple of days thinking, hoping…dreaming that somehow the puke orangeish-brown sweater-vest you rescued last week suddenly became bodacious over night, odds are, it probably didn’t. And that’s just lame and bad for the environment. (Anyone in the market for a puke orangeish-brown sweater-vest?)
For J. JAMES — Johnny Cowan
Shop with confidence knowing that even if you decide to wear this crazy star clad western jockey shirt that you found half way off the hanger in the back of the store (true story), YOU made that shirt look darn good, cause you wore it as an extension of your stellar personality. Soon you will discover that your friends are envious of your new found boldness and will never question your authority as a style mogul or your status as part of the male gender of our beloved species. And if they do, it’s only cause they wish they had the guts to wear what you just did.
Try something new. Put yourself out there, and rock it like you own it. –Johnny Cowan