sunny raining out. Cry about it. Just dress a bit sunnier to compensate.
Mustard skinnies: $2.99 // Thrifted vintage white sweater: $2.99
Pair brights & bolds with soft neutrals.
Cuffs + wedges = love.
When you find a bold piece like these skinnies while out thrifting,
you HAVE to take the chance on them.
xo Kari for the JJ crew
Recently found a lovely white vintage sweater for $3.00 while out thrifting.
1. TRY SECONDHAND.
consignment. thrifting. vintage.
2. TAKE A RISK.
with your look. try something new & daring.
3. SHOP LOCAL.
figure out where you can buy your everyday things, as well as fashion,
from a local independently owned shop, instead of a big box corporate store.
4. EXPLORE SAC BLOGS.
we have some fashionable, inspiring ladies here in Sac.
when you go for #2, get inspired by #4.
5. GET TO KNOW THE LOCALS.
the people who own shops here in Sac are pretty wonderful.
it’s kind of great to have them know your style & personally connect with you.
6. USE YOUR MONEY TO SUPPORT GOOD PEOPLE.
whether it’s a small local shop, or even a big box store,
investigate the business practices where you shop.
do they give back to the community?
7. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
when you find a business worth supporting, tell your friends.
get behind people who are changing things for the better.
start something that matters.
xo the girls.
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?
As a seasoned thrifty stylist, I can do an outfit for under $20 with my eyes closed. Jeans, a top, boots, accessories – manageable. But dressing up for a fancy event just inherently costs more, right? Not necessarily.
I was asked to be a part of the Hearts for the Arts charity event, and was determined to #1: have something new & glam to wear, and #2: still not spend more than $20.
When it was all said & done, I walked out of Thrift Town with
a whole new (secondhand) outfit for under $17.
The faux fur had black satin ribbons on each end,
so I simply crossed it at the waist and tied the ribbons in the back.
The layered vintage necklace was perfect for the retro look.
Add a dash of red lipstick, and I was ready to go!
This outfit total: $16.96
Perfect little black dress: $2.99
Faux fur: $3.99
Vintage necklace: $1.99
Gold/Creme heels: $7.99
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
Navajo print is popping up for spring in a bunch of our local shops ( see our Things I Love Thursday post by Connor), and we wanted to get some. While out thrifting this past week, we spotted some of the coveted pattern, in a bit of a different color scheme than usual.
Keep an open mind when thrifting. We definitely didn’t walk in looking for a grey navajo print tunic, but we did have our eye out for the pattern. Be ready to be surprised and try something a bit new.
This pocketed tunic was at Thrift Town for $2.99. Add a lace cami for $0.99, skinnies for $7.99, gifted feather earrings and buckled flats for $4.99, we’d say we pulled this all together quite nicely.
Another one in the books for the Under $20 Club.
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