Last night, I was really looking forward to watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, but instead we went out for dinner with Kelly. Unfortunately I didn’t get to see Justin Bieber’s reflections, but thats okay because hearing about how Kelly almost killed herself mountain biking was way better. For almost 2 hours we listened to Kelly tell us about all the crazy things going on in her life, and watched her drop super nachos on her shirt. I wish my life was full of excitement like Kelly’s, then I’d have better stories to tell.
Becasue of your head injury, Um what head injury?
Here is the outfit I wore last Friday when Fefer and I went out to Red Sea with Jonathan
Shirt $4.99, shorts $1, belt $1 and watch $4.99 all from Goodwill, shoes $9.99 from Urban Outfitters
Total Cost: $21.97
I know what your thinking, those shorts are amazing; that’s the same thing I said to myself when I saw them. And who could design such amazing shorts, the one and only Ralph Lauren.
Well, I’ve got to catch up on Justin Bieber’s reflections
Today Fefer and I finally got around to doing a photo shoot I had planned out last week. I got the idea from our teacher Mrs. Terman, who told us about a time her son misbehaved so she made him go sit on the corner and hold a For Rent sign. Back in the day I guess it was harmless, but today that would be considered child neglect. I kind of thought it would be fun to take that idea and incorporate fashion.
Stylist For Rent
Fefer wears: Vintage light green shirt and scarf from Tiedemann’s, Bow tank from Dillard’s outlet, floral patch work shorts and belt from Goodwill, boots from Mesa Thrift, earrings from my personal collection.
Total Cost: $20.27
Will Work For Clothes
Fefer wears: Stripped Lacoste shirt gift from Aunt Bev, Bow t-shirt from Walmart, floral cardigan from Dillard’s outlet, vintage yellow skirt and head scarf from Tiedemann’s, purple pumps, bag, and belt from Goodwill, faux fur tail from H&M.
Total Cost: $32.51
Se Vende Stylist
Fefer wears: Floral print romper from Charlotte Russe, sweater from Salvation Army, cape from Tiedemann’s, belt and sunglasses from Goodwill, Bordello cheetah print pumps from endless.com, bag purchased in L.A., jewels from my personal collection.
Total Cost: $91.96 the shoes are what make this outfit expensive
I liked some looks from this collection. I think the collection is very laid back with a touch of elegance. I would definitely wear the look with the gold metallic shorts and lace detail tank. I also like the last dress, I love when colors fade from light to dark.
That's not croco embossed, thats real crocodile bitch
So on Saturday Fefer and I attended the final night of Phoenix Fashion Week. Yeah it wasn’t New York or Paris fashion week but it was really exciting and we have already decided we are definitely going again next year and getting front row. I took so many pictures but realized I needed to narrow it down from 270 photos. First I’ll start off with the our outfits.
I like yo shit girl, What did you just say?, I like your shirt, No you didn’t
Here is what Fefer and I styled her in. Divided Black floral print jacket only $7 on bore, MM Couture by Miss Me top $25. I purchased the top at Dillard’s back when I wasn’t a cheap ass. Skirt from Plato’s Closet $8, thrifted necklace and belt from Goodwill.
I’m not going to lie I used to think this jacket was super tacky when I first saw it, but it’s starting to grow on me.
This skirt has such great detail, right when we saw it we knew we had to get it
The shirt is really pretty too, it’s chiffon layered over lace.
Tights and shoes from Forever 21. Tights $7.99, shoes $22.99
Fefer at fashion week before the shows started
I found clothes inside of clothes, yeah thats called profiling
Here is what I styled myself in, I was going for a soft feminine look. Skirt, lace cardigan and belt all from Goodwill each were a dollar, cream top from purchased at Macy’s three years ago only $4.99 on clearance, gold flats from Ross, vintage earrings.
Fefer and I both had our makeup done complimentary at Bare Essentials.
So I’ve decided I’m going to post the rest of the photos over the course of a few posts and because I’m too lazy to go through them right now.
She wasn't finished with her test, she just wanted to get a doughnut
Today has been a busy day; two tests and I had to go shopping, I don’t know how I do it all. After our MKT test Fefer and I headed over to the new Plato’s Closet for the grand opening. There were a good amount of people there and Fefer found a skirt that she is going to wear to fashion week. Which means now we have to plan out a whole new outfit for her. I didn’t find anything so I decided we had to go to Goodwill. And of course Goodwill didn’t fail me, I found three things, a pair of shorts, a skirt, and a top for only three dollars. I think I’m going to wear the skirt on Saturday, but I haven’t planned out my outfit yet. And for some reason my mind told me, go make another set on Polyvore, so I did.
I think this one is much better then yesterdays, but Fefer says I still need a lot of work. I got the inspiration from the picture of Karlie Kloss. I was kind of getting a French meets Comme de Garcons vibe from it. I was going for something feminine but edgy.
Eww you were trying to eat that with your foot, admit it
So out of nowhere today, Polyvore popped into my head, and, Fefer and I decided to go on and make sets. Fefer ended up getting side tracked on tumblr and reading me funny things. I finished my set, but it took forever because there are so many things to go through. I don’t know how some people make such amazing sets, I guess it just takes time and practice. I thought mine looked pretty good, but now that I look at it, I think it looks really amateur. But anyways here is the set I created.
The inspiration came from Lanvin’s Spring 2011RTW. I guess what I was going for was, taking the dress and interpreting it into clothes someone could wear in their everyday life.
Well thats all for today
Now I need to study for my math test
I have a busy rest of the week ahead of me
Plus I still need to pick out an outfit for Phoenix Fashion Week
And Plato’s Closet is opening tomorrow
On top of that, the Mulberry for Target handbags are coming out on Sunday
30% chance for rain, more like 90% chance for hail
So after getting stuck in a hail storm on the freeway and thinking Fefer and I were going to die, I realized we probably weren’t going to do the photo shoot we had planned for today but thats fine because I have something better to share.
The legacy lives on
I’ve been waiting for this day for what seems like forever, finally the first full women’s collection from Alexander McQueen since McQueen’s unfortunate passing. I personally think Sarah Burton did a tremendous job, it’s not easy taking over for one of the most amazing designers of all time. I felt like the collection was very reminiscent of both S2010RTW and F2010RTW. Yes the clothes were to die for, they had intricate detail, and used similar silhouettes from previous collections, but the collection was still missing something. The something that only Alexander McQueen could incorporate into his designs. And I keep thinking what would McQueen have added or changed. It’s really hard looking at this collection and saying that’s “Alexander McQueen” because who knows what McQueen would have designed. Alexander McQueen was a fashion visionary and his designs were more then just clothing sent down a runway, they were iconic pieces created by a true master.
So this post is a little late, It’s from what I wore to work on Saturday. I told myself I need to post this now, because if not I probably wouldn’t ever get around to it. We were asked to were these shirts in honor of our Anniversary Sale, but of course I couldn’t just wear mine with a pair of jeans, I had to jazz it up.
Your a good Googler
Leopard print Ralph Lauren button down, yellow shorts (which are officially my favorite shorts of all time), and belt all from Goodwill. Scarf fashioned into a bow from Tiedemann’s. And the white shirt with red writing was given to me at work.
Fefer helped me edit these photos on Photoshop. We used pictures from things in space like stars, clouds, and nebulas.
Here’s a close up of the belt, I usually don’t like brown belts but I really like this one. I think it gives things a clean look.
I’ve only worn these shoes a few times because one of the buckles broke, but I thought they went so well with this outfit that I just used some straight pins and pinned the strap in place.
Today Fefer and I decided we needed to clean out our closets to make room for all the stuff we already don’t have room for. I was also looking for an excuse to go see the new Plato’s Closet, which finally opens next week. When I stepped into the new store I was in awe, its so much nicer then the Plato’s Closet in Chandler. The carpet was cool, they had really nice lighting fixtures and I liked how their window displays were styled. So today I thought I would share my guide to selling your clothes at resale shops.
Number One: Go through your closet and pick out the things you want to get rid of. Look for things that no longer fit or that you never wear.
I took this picture when we were going through Fefer’s closet.
Number Two: Decide what you really think you can sell and what needs to go to your local thrift store. Resale stores don’t take everything and most times are looking for gently worn clothing, so if you think your clothes look to worn donate them instead.
Number Three: See what things your local resale store is buying. If it’s the middle of summer they probably aren’t buying fur coats, so hold on to those until winter. Some stores only buy name brands, some look for clothing geared to a certain age group and others won’t buy your Abercrombie Kids clothing. So before you hit the road call ahead and see what they’re looking for, you wouldn’t want to show up with a bunch of things they wont buy.
Number Four: Take a good amount of stuff, but not too much. I think 2-3 medium size bags is a good amount, but that’s just my opinion. If you show up with 7 bags I personally think you look like you’re desperate for cash.
My example of a good amount
Number Five: See what form of payment you will receive for your clothes. Most stores will pay you cash, and some give more cash if you deiced to buy stuff from their store. However, I’ve seen times when a store is so overstocked with clothes that they only give out merchandise credit.
Number Six: Take your clothes in cool bags. Now I’m not saying you have to do this but I think it makes your clothes look better. Everything is in the presentation, if you take stuff in garbage bags, what do you think that’s saying about your clothes.
Here’s the bag I took my clothes in today
I think these are simple guidelines to follow, so now go through your closet and get rid of what you no longer need and take it to your local resale store.