Friday, January 24, 2014

vintage gems

Vintage Dress: $12 at a Consignment Store in St. George, Utah
Vintage Leather Coat: $16 from Savers Thrift Store in Reno, NV
Vintage Owl Necklace: $3 from a Thrift Store in Wisconsin
Boots: Bought at Marshall's

Photos By Nora--thanks girl!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

the ten euro dress

Here's a quick post of what I wore today before I run off to my Italian language class and Hot Yoga.
I bought this vintage dress while in Italy this summer at an outdoor antique market in Moncalieri. This perfect indian dress was only 10 Euro from a vintage clothing booth. I love it because it makes for an effortlessly cool outfit by throwing on some chelsea boots, strappy sandals, a floppy hat, ethnic jewelry or some big shades. 
The vintage tuled handbag is one I bought at a garage sale last year for $2, the vintage indian bangle is a hand-me-down gift from my grandma and the boots are Topshop. 
Gotta to italian!
Also, huge thanks to my Norwegian foreign exchange sister, Nora, for taking these awesome photos today!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Back in Black...

...And creamwell, and a few golds. 
Anyways, the point is, I'm back to bloggin' yo!
My last post was April 2013 and even then my blogging wasn't as consistent as it should have been. 
So, as one of the bullets on my list of New Year's resolutions, I will be bringing my thrifty ensembles to the web at least twice a week. 
I just barely caught the sun to get some photos for my first 2014 post today. My 16 year old brother (who took many of my previous blog photos) and his friend (with his new T3i in hand) snapped these photos for me today. I'd say they did a rad job!
~Outfit details at the end of post~
 Hat: H&M
Beaded Vintage Bolero: Thrift Store ($10)
Crop Top: Brandy Melville in Rome this Summer
Vintage Skirt: Garage Sale ($2)
Vintage Handbag: Garage Sale ($1.50)
Shoes: Zara Sale ($60)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Yesterday's Thrift

My thrifted outfit I wore yesterday:
Forever 21 dress: Savers for $12
Vintage clutch: Garage Sale for $1
Vintage shoes: Local Thrift Store for $3

Monday, April 8, 2013

English Rose Garden

How beautiful is my mom's rose garden? Right now is the most fruitful I have ever seen it. There must be 100 roses in there!
Today I'm wearing a very thrifty outfit:
The very Jimi Hendrix-esque velvet blazer is a hand-me-down from my mom,
I bought the white blouse at a Catholic Charities thrift store in Vegas,
The wonderful vintage pants were given to me by my awesome vintage-collecting aunt,
And I just picked up these chelsea boots for $10 and elephant purse for $2 at Savers in Vegas.

Friday, April 5, 2013

In the Desert

A few snaps from an extremely fun shoot I did with some fiends about a month ago... 
More photos to come!
Flower crown: Made by KT at The Gypsy Den
This set of photos were taken by Jean Mazac of Double Take Photography.
Follow us all on instagram for more photos of the shoot:

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Vintage Bowler

 Happy Spring Everyone! 
Today I'm wearing head to toe thrift:
The vintage hat was a gift to me from my boyfriend, my mom bought the vintage necklace for me at a thrift store in Palm Springs, the black lace dress was $12 at a thrift store in Madison, Wisconsin, the saddle shoes were purchased at Savers in Reno, NV last year, and I picked up this vintage handbag at a garage sale this year for $1.50.

P.S. I submitted this outfit to the thrift outfit contest over at Thrift Store Runway. They host a contest each month with 5 winners who get either $100 each or $500 each if they receive 50+ entrants. So head on over to your nearest thrift store, consignment store, or garage sale and whip together some thrifty outfits to win some CA$$$H.
Happy thrifting!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Snow Gypsy

 ^mid-sentence mouthage
YoOoo everyone! 
I just got home from a nice getaway weekend in Utah. Although the fresh mountain air was lovely, my desert-rat self is happy to back in 80 degree Nevada weather.
As mentioned a few posts ago, i'm now working at Anthropologie, which is more like a source of an expense than an income for me as I've been making use of that employee discount quite a bit lately. This dress is one I bought with my discount at the Fashion Show Mall's Free People last friday. It is sooo lovely and butter-soft. Definitely a must-have dress for this spring/summer. 
The coat i'm wearing is a Roxy one that I bought at a thrift store in Reno last year. It is the perfect thickness and looks so good over everything. You can see me wearing it in the post Nature Walk. 
My mom bought me these fun Betsey Johnson over-the-knee socks a couple christmases ago and the boots are from Target.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ti Amo

As promised, here's my festive little Valentine's ensemble from today. My brother was going to take my photos but he'd rather eat sushi with his friends (weird, right?) and before I knew it, the daylight was too dim for photo taking. So I opted for this "self portrait" for lack of better words. I posted it on my Instagram as well. If you aren't following me already, go check out my insta at @karinastanton.

I'm wearing: a floral silk pajama shirt from savers thrift store, a striped shirt on sale from urban outfitters, a skirt just bought with my employee discount from urban outfitters, and a vintage necklace and cashmere jacket given to me by my grandma.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I'm Back!

Hey guys, so I really need to start blogging again. With 5 classes and 2 jobs, my life has been a bit hectic to say the least but i'm going to try to start squeezing in some time to share some of my latest thrift finds as well as the new gems i've been picking up with my employee discount from Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Oufitters. Keep your eyes peeled for some new posts that will be popping up in the near future.
Next up:Valentines Day. Call me corny but I love to dress in subtle cremes, pinks, and reds for Valentines Day and so dammit, that's what i'm going to continue to do.
Oh! And for the time being, go check out this rad interview Thrift Store Runway so kindly decided to do with me:

Monday, December 31, 2012


Happy (almost) New Year! 
Please feel free to rock out to this playlist tonight & all through this first week of 2013.
And please make it an awesome and SAFE night.
Listen to this playlist for free here on spotify.

I've Got That Tune by Chinese Man
Date with the Night by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Golden Years by David Bowie
Here's A Little Something For Ya by Beastie Boys
Get Some by Lykke Li
Gold On the Ceiling by The Black Keys
Hair of the Dog by Nazareth

Sunday, December 9, 2012


Exciting news... I'm now an employee at Anthropologie!
Today was my first day on the job and I wore this adorable brown dress that is sure to be just one of the many beautiful clothes I'll acquire while working here. I love the dresses at Anthro because they have that excellent attention to detail & quality that many of my vintage pieces have. This dress, for example, has three different layers: the top layer, a layer of tulle, and a last layer of lining... they're built to last.
The purse is a vintage one I bought at a garage sale this weekend for $1 along with some other really great vintage pieces.  And my mom bought the ballet flats new at a garage sale for me a few months ago.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mild December

 I  Ronson dress: bought used at Junkee in Reno for $14
Sweater: Bought on sale at The Gap a couple years ago
Shoes: Bought at The Gap on sale 
Owl necklace: Bought at a thrift store in Wisconsin (one of my favorite vintage jewelry finds) 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Subject of a Project

One afternoon, during the Thanksgiving weekend, a friend of mine named Taylor met up with me at my house to take photos for her photojournalism class. The project was to create a video/slideshow of someone with an interesting talent or hobby. I was so flattered to have been chosen for my thirfty hobby as the subject of this project. As you'll see below, I showed her around my room, closets, and, of course, the ivy wall in which I take many blog photos.
Oh, and follow Taylor on Tumblr here.