Saturday, January 25, 2014

This is Why I Thrift: Volume 1-Prada, Zalo and Christian Dior

Prada size 38 neon tasseled ballet flats
Most of my favorite clothes, accessories, and home decor items are second hand/vintage/from a thrift store. 
I hope to share my thrift store buys on the blog as I find them with my tips about how to find the best items.  These three items were purchased at the Red, White, and Blue in Pittsburgh near McKees Rocks last Saturday. 

Thrift Tip: Look carefully behind the cash registers.  The "best" items are usually behind the counter.  Don't be afraid to ask to look more closely at something.  
Zalo needlepoint loafers
Christian Dior silk scarf

 Laura xx

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Neon and Vintage Mink

Vintage Mink Jacket, Sweatshirt and Jean Shirt: J Crew, Jeans: GAP, Gloves: Primark, Ballet Flats: Prada; Purse: Louis Vuitton; Earrings: House of Harlow
Weekend: sweatshirt, fur, and neon ballet flats. 
Laura x

Monday, January 6, 2014

New Year's Day: Old and New

Sunglasses: Fendi; Dress and Sweater: H&M; Tights: DKNY; Coat: Vintage Aquascutum; Scarf: Burberry; Purse: Vintage Christian Dior; Boots: UGG Australia
 New Year's Day....classic British country brands, pattern tights, last night's hair. 

Laura x

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Vintage Fur and Jeans

Jacket: Vintage Oleg Cassini; T-Shirt: Ann Taylor; Jeans: GAP; Loafers: Madewell; Purse: LV
 Jeans (rolled up for a casual twist), loafers, a t-shirt and big fur. 
 My lazy day hair....twist and pin.  Add dry shampoo for texture. 
Bracelets: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Bracelet: Henri Bendel; Silver Bracelet: Links of London

Laura x

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Black and Grey in the Winter Sunshine

Sunglasses: Oakleys; Coat: Vintage; Sweater: DKNY; Skirt and T-Shirt: J Crew; Flats: Aldo; Purse: Louis Vuitton
 Shades of black and grey in the winter sun. 
 The muff is made of the sleeves of a vintage rabbit fur coat that I had made into a vest. 
 Laura x

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Trend Alert: Leopard Loafers

Trench: J Crew Collection; Scarf: Burberry; Sweater: J Crew; Pants: GAP; Loafers: Madewell
Ballet flats have been overtaken by loafers as the trendiest flats.  I like that these leopard loafers add a more masculine look to the outfit. 
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Sunglasses: Ray Bans; Earmuffs: UGG Australia
 Laura x

Monday, December 9, 2013

Layered Look in Watkins Glen

Lambswool Jacket: Vintage (my Mom's); Sweater: Abercrombie and Fitch; Dress: Madewell; Boots: Joan of Arctic by Sorel; Purse: LV
I re-discovered this Abercrombie and Fitch wool wrapped sweater when I was home for Thanksgiving.  I bought it over 15 years ago when I was loved the Bruce Weber catalog (which was subsequently banned).  Since it is pretty classic, it still works. 
Confession: I love wearing a hooded shirt outside of another jacket.  It looks easily pulled together. 
Laura x