Thursday, May 24, 2012

DIY Flower Purse

I've been meaning to post these beautiful photos of this floral vintage purse DIY for quite some time now but it's been on the back-burner as I've been so busy. That said here is a very simple DIY for an adorable little purse (similar to the one I wore in this post) that will get you hundreds of complements.
What You'll Need:
a cloth covered purse from a thrift store, garage sale, grandma's closet, etc. (vintage or not)
faux flowers (with leaves) of your choice...I used peonies
A hot glue gun
a Popsicle stick or something to push down the flowers into the scorching hot glue

***Thrifty Tip: If you plan on buying your flowers at Joann's or Hobby Lobby, don't forget to print off the 40% off coupon that they always have posted on their sites.

 Step 1: Cut off your favorite flowers and leaves from their stems. Then, before you start glueing, lay out an estimate of where you would like to place your flowers... this is an important step!
 Step 2: After you have gotten a good idea of where your flowers will be set, start glueing down your leaves then top it off with the beautiful flowers.
*Don't forget how hot that glue is and use a Popsicle stick or something similar to push down the leaves and flowers into the glue.
 And after those simple steps, there you have it, you're finished product!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bubble Pop Electric

Sunny & I went roller skating by the river today with our thrifty little skates... she just picked her's up at the Salvation Army a couple days ago and I've had my skates that a friend found for me for a couple years. Us two are not the most talented skaters so it was quite an experience. We got all kinds of looks and cleaver remarks from people all along the river.
My outfit today reminds me of something "Baby" would wear in Dirty Dancing. 
It consists of a crop top from forever21, vintage levi's I just recently picked up at Salvation Army for $4, my vintage skates, and a thrifted Ralph Lauren backpack (not pictured).
Sunny's shorts are thrifted.  She cut them into shorts and embellished them with "Rock" and "Star" on each cheek from the clippings of a thrifted t-shirt.
Sorry for the badly written post, I've gotta pack up the last of my things before my parents arrive to pick me up!

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Today has been a bit chillier compared to the last few days but I took advantage of it, went on a run, and now I'm wearing a 3/4 length sleeve that I wont be wearing during any of these upcoming 100 degree summer days... sheesh.

My thrifty-ness isn't just about shopping at thrift stores... it's about, well, being thrifty and shopping sales or holding on to items I love, for example. <-- this is just something to keep in mind while scrolling on through my blog. xo 

The shirt is from an Urban Outfitters sale a year or two ago, I believe I paid $10, the shorts are vintage Lucky Brand that I got at a thrift store about 4 or 5 years ago... damn. The super long zipper even reads "Lucky You". The shoes I bought at Target is also an item that has stuck with me for a number of years. The beaded vintage handbag is one that I picked up recently at a thrift store for $4. The spike necklace has been blogged about before but incase you're wondering, I bought it at the Gypsy Den.
xx Karina

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Floral Maxi

Today I briefly wore this outfit but then decided it was too nice of a day to keep my legs and arms under wraps so I but some floral shorts on and a button up tank.
My first outfit of the day consisted of:
a thrifted Velvet (brand) wrap that is super cozy- $4
A vintage thrifted floral maxi dress- $15 (I think)
& Born Crown Boots from Marshalls- $100
*these photos were taken on campus... isn't it the best?

 Addicted to the above
Lastest thrift purchase: $1 vintage tea canister

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Lemon Drop

Today has been yet another bright, sunshiny day!
I wore this great Juicy Couture terry cloth dress I found at a thrift store for $5.60 and Classiques Entier shoes from Nordstrom. Also noticeable in these pictures is a glance at my new Gucci watch my dad got for me!