Posted on 12 November 2013 by frugal-nomics
Happy Tuesday guys!!! A couple of weeks ago fellow blogger, Sam at Fabulous Petite, commented on my Ostrich Feather Skirt DIY that she liked it a lot, and I mentioned to her that I’ve been itching to wear it again. True enough, the temps have been dropping here in New York City, but that didn’t stop me from grabbing a chunky sweater and some tights and making one of my favorite DIY creations, winter chic. Tell me how you winterize your wardrobe and what you think of this one, below.
Mossimo Supply Co :: (Thrifted)
Skirt (my own creation, also seen here)
Tights :: Target
Shoes :: Rachel Roy
Handbag :: Gucci (Thrifted)
Rings :: Charming Charlie
Posted on 26 October 2013 by frugal-nomics
Happy Saturday guys! So happy to share another outfit post with you…this one is special because the hat was my grandmother’s. While I inherited several of her hats a couple of years ago when she passed away, they were a wee bit too small for my head (and I always thought I had a tiny noggin). But it wasn’t until recently I got a hat while thrifting that too was undersized as well, that it dawned on me to look up if anyone else had a solution to my problem…and low and behold they did! The message boards I read suggested that I wet the hat and then wear them. Not one to mess up my hair (I know I’m not the only one), I soaked the hat in the bathtub, placed a plastic bag on my hair, and proceeded to wear them each for about a half hour around the house as they dried — and presto, it worked! I was so very excited to find a solution, so now I’ll be rocking her hats with pride.
I also wanted to share a funny story with you. I wanted to try a new location today, so I took my camera up to Lincoln Center for this post. I was just about finished shooting myself with the 10 second timer when a New York City Police Officer began to approach (I could see him coming in my LCD screen, but pretended not to notice) and told me I couldn’t shoot if I was using a tripod. How was I supposed to finish, alone? Having everything I needed except my wideshot, I expressed my dilemma to the officer and he offered to take some shots for me. Relieved and now finished, I happily packed up my stuff. So, while I didn’t get his name….I’d like to dedicate this post to that officer. It just goes to show you that you should always be nice, even if you’re being ejected from a place Have a beautiful weekend guys!
:: OUTFIT ::
Blazer :: Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti (thrifted)
Jumpsuit :: Material Girl by Madonna
Handbag :: Louis Vuitton (thrifted)
Hat :: (used to be my grandmothers)
Shoes :: Guess
Posted on 02 October 2013 by frugal-nomics
Happy Wednesday guys! You know….I’m noticing that besides black, pink and yellow are the two dominant colors in my wardrobe. I guess you can say I follow my own advice, “if you get compliments in it, stock up on it.” I had been on the hunt for a fuchsia blazer, and this one has become one of those fast favorites in my closet that I have to pick the special times I wear it — otherwise I’d live in it. LOL! Not one to pass up on a deal, when I bought it originally it wasn’t on sale, but soon went on to be 40% off 2 weeks later. So…after calling to confirm, I went back up to the store with receipt in hand, and got the price adjustment of $57 returned. Lesson: It never hurts to try…and boy was I glad that I did.
:: OUTFIT ::
Blazer :: Express
Tank :: (thrifted)
Shorts :: Rachel Roy
Necklace :: (2nd hand from eBay)
Shoes :: Rachel Roy
Photos by :: LaRie Taylor