For all of my thrifters out there you’re going to feel me on this one.
It’s honestly one of my favorite things to do. Simply because it gets my creative juices flowing. There are times you come across items that fit perfectly, are the color you’re looking for, and the right material. But 90% of the time you don’t.
This is exactly why I love thrifting. It gives me projects and challenges that always come out great and nobody else has it. If you haven’t tried it already I promise you’re missing out.
Here’s some of the stuff I rethrifted and made them my own. I don’t have before pictures for some of them, but you get the idea.
Before x After. Don’t get me wrong I like turtlenecks but I literally look like a turtle in them. Lol ( pants are Levi’s)
Here’s some jeans. They’re by Lee, but I took the tags and emblems off cause they were ugly. I distressed them, threw them in the washer and they came out like this.
Loved the print, but it was soooooo big. So I made it smaller and a tad bit shorter. It’ll be useful once summer rolls around.
And there you go!
Can we stop and admire Jamie Lee’s masterpiece worn by Chanel Iman. I’m so in love. Sifting through the rest of her page I found more great stuff!
@jaimelee_official on instagram!
One of the best parts of winter fashion. (heart eyes)
Fur is one of the easiest ways to winter up looks from fall and spring. Plus it keeps you warm at the same time. From shoes to jackets, I found some lovely pieces to put in your closet this winter. Let me know what you like!
Seen on: The Nu Vogue
Seen on: Sonja Boutique
Seen on: Munachi London
Seen on: House of CB
Seen on: My Keys!
So. Whathadhappenedwas I finally had a chance to shoot my grad photos yesterday and somewhat stumbled upon the perfect Sunday Funday.
If you ever have the chance to visit downtown San Antonio, I suggest The Pearl Brewery area, it’s my absolute favorite place to go. As we were snapping pictures, we noticed there was a farmers market set up as well as live music. We couldn’t resist taking a well needed break to check it all out.
Turns out, the market sets up shop every Saturday and Sunday, selling yummy goodies and nic nacks. (I’m a sucker for nic nacks) We sampled lots of pastries and yogurts & ran into a little place that sold stuffed patties, which I later found out are called empanadas lol. They were so good! We ordered the “come y calla” and sampled one of the chicken patties. This particular company is based outside of Austin in Dripping Springs if you’re ever in the area.
Then as we’re walking, we got the pleasure of running into the newly built Hotel Emma. I wish I could have taken pictures of everything, but I would have been there forever. A majority of the food places were closed, but they had the most adorable grocery store inside, Larder.
I absolutely died. It was the cutest little shop, with mostly local and organic products. Some of the stuff even included things from the farmers market. And right across the hall was a bar/lounge/lobby that was gorgeous!
We didn’t stay, we ended up finishing up the shoot and eating at GS1221, a place close by, which was also really chill.
Long story short. Go visit all of these places. You’ll fall in love I promise!
Can we take a second to love my new nail polish! Initially I went looking for a dark green & ran across this color. The shade is Chameleon by Revlon if you want to go search for it. Revlon, by far has the best nail polish when it comes to drug store brands. It has a great consistency and they’re very pigmented. (And dry pretty quickly) I would recommend them over Essie.
In the same trip I also picked up this soap which I am obsessed with. Shea moisture has some really great products, this by far is my fav. It smells great and is supposed to be paraban free and contain only natural ingredients. Whether or not you can trust that idk, but when you use it you can definitely notice a difference.
Go try them and let me know what you think!
Balmain has been the latest kraze since seeing it on recent celebrities like Kylie and Kendall Jenner. So you can imagine how crazy H&M lovers went when the Balmain collection launched this past Wednesday. So crazy that the site crashed and sold out instantly.
I personally love Balmain. It’s edgy and geometric, but still feminine. I have to admit I was expecting a little more out of their collection, but there are pieces that are beautiful. Here are my favs!
- Sandal Boots: Retail Value, $199
- Beaded Velvet Jacket: Retail Value, $549
- Suede Handbag: Retail Value, $299
- T-shirt with Flock Print Motif: Retail Value, $34.99
Check out their full site for Resort 16 and more recent releases!
It technically doesn’t become winter in Texas until December, but it’s never too early to prepare. I wanted to start working on warm clothes that fit my aesthetic. The problem I have in finding winter clothing is I always seem to have to sacrifice one thing for another; Warmth for something cute, or something cute for comfort. So it’s great to be able to have it all! & it’s also hard when you know exactly what you want, but can’t seem to find it anywhere in stores.
So I started with skirts, because those are normally the hardest to find for me personally. Midi skirts are great because they cover majority of your legs. (sometimes I wear leggings underneath…is that weird?) Of course since I don’t like color, I sought out greys and nudes. I picked up a jersey fabric that was perfect for stretch and a snug fit. You can find it at most fabric shops, pretty low cost. I went to Joann’s for something quick and easy. I tried to get a good picture of the skirt itself, it definitely was not cooperating.
I also just made a simple matching band to go around my waist to add a little more umph. For this skirt I’ll actually have to re-do it, the waist ended up being way too big, but I’ll pass it along to someone else. I paired the skirt with the crop top/bra from forever 21, added a trench coat since it was chilly, and wore knee high black steve madden boots. It was super cute, I didn’t end up having time to snap a picture.
Mind you, this is my first garment created from scratch and it came out pretty good. Next, nude! My absolute favorite. I also wanted to create my own New Years and Christmas outfit, so stay tuned.
In case you missed it!
PROJECT RUNWAY IS BACK!
I absolutely love this show. If you missed it, there’s always reruns, but I wanted to share the scoop.
So I always love watching “road to the runway” just because you can really get a sense of the designer’s point of view without all of the distractions and chaos. You also get to know them personally.
Here are my favorites based off of past work, design style, & aesthetic:
Here are my favorites from the runway show from the first episode. Some of my initial faves let me down, but I liked these:
Merline Labissiere (She made it in the top)
Ashley Nell Tipton (She won best look for the week!)
David Giampiccolo (He was safe)
Needless to say I’m excited about this season. I won’t bombard you guys will recaps from every episode, but I’ll definitely update you on my favorites throughout. Comment if you have any feedback!
Wanted to share my most recent pickups!
I had to switch up my whole makeup routine when I found out the combination of products weren’t working for me anymore.
A lot of times lifestyle or seasonal changes tend to impact how well certain things will work. So I completely switched it up.
So. First I added Makeup Forever Mattifying Primer. I chose this one because I have extremely oily skin, so it’s always recommended that I get something that will help control it. (It reminds me of the Becca primer I used to use).
I also added a new foundation. I’ve been trying to find a new one for weeks. It’s the ultimate struggle for anyone who wears makeup. But..I found one that is perfect for me and I’m so excited about it. It’s full coverage Amazonian Clay Foundation from Tart. It’s a very good balance between a thick and light texture. It definitely covers very well, but without feeling cakey like Kat Von D. One thing I did notice is that the undertones are less orange or pink so it matches my skin tone perfect. I had bever heard of this brand before it was mentioned to me, so if you haven’t tried it I give my seal of approval.
Laura Mercier has this Mattifying Finishing Powder that I also bought. Turns out I was using a setting spray when I should have been using a powder for oil control. It lasts almost all day & when I notice a little shine I touch up and it looks like I just put my makeup on. It was probably the best thing I could have picked up.
The Natural Palette I’ve actually had for awhile I just never used. I don’t hardly wear eyeshadow (mostly because I never have time), but they were surprisingly really great. I bought it from Forever 21 because I liked the nude colors. Almost any eyeshadow will work as long as you have a great primer underneath. I use Mac’s paint pots and it’s the best one in my opinion you could buy.
Until next time guys! Xoxo