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.

Monday, December 3, 2012

MM::You Might Think I'm Crazy

Here's a weird yet awesome mix of songs for this week... Enjoy!
++Listen to this free on spotify here: You Might Think I'm Crazy++
Still Sound- Toro Y Moi
Bury Me- Girls Names
Sweatmother- Tobacco
Too Fake- Hockey
We Still got the Taste Dancin' On Our Tongues- Wild Beasts
Winstorm- School of Seven Bells
Par Avion- Fm Belfast
I Can't Get Away- Stardeath and White Dwafs
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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

I hope everyone had a delicious Thanksgiving this year!
Here are a few photos of my Thanksgiving day.
There are no food pictures because I was too busy eating all the deliciousness...
 I opted for a comfortable & festive ensemble for Thanksgiving, a thrifted skirt & a brown thermal borrowed from my sister. 
My mom had these table decorations sprinkled across the table, which she made out of vintage velvet & real acorn tops that had fallen from trees.

Monday, November 19, 2012

MM::Your Beat Is Nice

The posting title is self explanatory... nice beatzzzz. 
Listen to this playlist on spotify here: MM::Your Beat Is Nice

Do the Astral Plane - Flying Lotus
Vibrationz- Javelin
Lebanese Blonde- Thievery Corporation
Wish Coin (Diplo Remix)- Beck
Green Tea Power- Flyamsam
Feel It All Around- Washed Out
Dope Crunk- Beats Antique

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Looking for a coat to keep you toasty this winter, an adorable vintage dress to ring in the new year, or maybe even just a place to browse for christmas ideas? If so, check out my etsy shop, Sappo's Treasures. I've still have many pieces to add so keep your eyes peeled for new items this week. 
Use the code THRIFTMYWAY to recieve 25% off. 
Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Fall in the Desert

November is half way though today & I'm not too proud to announce that this is my first outfit post of the month. Yikes! But hey, at least I've been consistent with this whole "Mixtape Monday" stuff.
Anyways, this outfit gives you a feel for the kind of ensembles I wear during the daytime in the desert's idea of "Fall" weather.
Vintage turquoise dress: $10 at Catholic Charities Thrift Store
Vintage crochet wrap: $2 at a Thrift Store
Vintage belt: $2 at a Thrift Store
Vintage beaded necklace: $4 at a Thrift Store in Reno
Pink patent leather flats: Bought on sale at The Gap for around $15

Monday, November 12, 2012


With only 1.5 hours left of this monday, I'm happy introduce this week's mixtape monday with a set of dreamy, soulful songs. Enjoy & please do send some good vibes while I study the Geology exam I have tomorrow.
P.S You can conveniently listen to this playlist on spotify here: MM::Dreamy
These Arms of Mine by Otis Redding
Sleepwalk by Santo & Johnny
I Found A Reason by The Velvet Underground
Try Me by James Brown
Silence is Golden by The Tremeloes
This is Dedicated to the One I Love by The Mamas & The Papas
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Mixtape Monday::Upbeat

Here's a little upbeat playlist for ya to jam this week. 
California Soul by Marlena Shaw
I Don't Know by Wax Tailor 
Les Cactus by Jacques Dutronc
Sympathy For The Devil by The Rolling Stones
Booty Swing by Parov Stelar
Relax Max by Dinah Washington
Roda by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Listen to this mixtape on spotify here: Mixtape Monday::Upbeat

P.S. As you'll hear in this playlist, Wax Tailor is awesome. I love how he samples what sounds like real old movie clips & turns it into something so fresh & dance-worthy.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!
This is what I wore to school today. I wanted to wear something for the holiday but I didn't want to go as far as being one of the few brave souls walking campus in full-on Halloween garb so I opted for a subtle nod to the day in this ensemble. I thought it looked candy corn-ish. Anyways the vintage dress is from a store in Madison, WI called ReThreads that I bought for somewhere around $15. The witchy looking vintage shoes were recently purchased at a Desert Industries thrift store in Vegas for $8.
I hope you all have a splendid evening!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

90s Kid

 The 90s child in me was so stoked to find tattoo chokers on The Cobra Snake & so I couldn't resist stocking up on them in every color! I love this preppy little vintage skirt I bought for a few bucks at Ragstock in Madison a 5 years ago; it can be worn in with so many different styles of outfits. The jean shirt was thrifted I believe and the white shirt is one that i'm not quite sure that I like. I bought it about six years ago and have kept it in the depths of my shirt drawer for the past few years but today I  thought it went well with the look of this outfit. Who knows maybe it'll end up at Goodwill in a weekI haven't quite decided its fate....
As you may have noticed, I got my hair freshly cut today. I had her lighten up the weight of my hair around my face with some layers and it feels soo much better. When I made my appointment, I was so set on getting my hair cut & colored like Brigitte Bardot but then chickened out. It would have been to much $$$ and maintenance to keep up with. It would have also taken for-ev-er to get my hair back to its au natural color. Anyways, I like my natural color & I can thank the good ole sun for saving me money with these natural highlights.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mixtape Monday::Sleep Tight

As noted in my most recent post, it has been a busy past several days for me so for this week's Mixtape Monday & I have hardly had time to just relax. So, to get me in the mood to unwind this week, I've selected tracks from a large playlist I have had on my itunes account & that I have kept adding to over the past few years. That playlist is called "Sleepy" and it's my go-to place for music for relaxing.
So grab some hot tea, slip into your coziest pajamas, 
and unwind to these eight tracks this week.
Because- The Beatles
Created- Portugal. the Man
I'd Rather Go Blind- Etta James
Black Swan- Thom Yorke
Brackett, W9- Bon Iver
Cape Canaveral- Conor Oberst
Deep Blue Sea- Grizzly Bear
Me, Myself And I- Bille Holiday
Although some of the songs aren't available on spotify, you can listen to some of the playlist here: Mixtape Monday::Sleep Tight
From my instagram @karinastanton