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 go...off to italian!
Also, huge thanks to my Norwegian foreign exchange sister, Nora, for taking these awesome photos today!
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~
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.