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Outfit of the Night: Sweet Heart Dress for My Sweetheart

July 30, 2014

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A celebration is in order! My guy and I are going on one year strong. We got gussied up for recent date night — Dash in his stepped-up streetwear and I in this darling dress. We had a lovely time, and looked lovely doing it, if I can say so myself.

See more of this sweet ‘fit after the jump!

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Thrifted Thursday: Neutral Purses from Salvation Army and Retro Row, Long Beach

July 24, 2014

It’s not often that I go thrift shopping for others, but I had birthday gifts to acquire for two very important ladies in my life: my mom and my pal, Zita. Purses were something I knew these women needed and could appreciate. And man was it hard not copping some items for myself! Can you believe I stayed strong and made it out with nary a find for my own closet? Yay self-control!

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Momma needs a new bag! No, really, my mother needed a better purse — one with plenty of pockets and compartments to organize all the clutter of her previous handbag. This canvas-colored satchel ($9.99) is kinda briefcase-like, but I couldn’t resist snatching it up. Although I really contemplated keeping it for myself (it’s that fancy), I knew it would be in much better hands with my mom. Good looking out as always, Salvation Army.

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You know I really have to love someone to pass up on a perfectly good Liz Claiborne bag ($7). Love you, Mom! I found this muted little number tucked away in a pile of purses at the Assistance League Thrift Shop on Retro Row. This will come in handy when Mom is packing light, perhaps to a lunch meeting.

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Zita came to mind when I discovered this woven, tan clutch with gold detail ($2) at the AIDS Assistance Thrift Store, also on Fourth Street. I knew it would be a welcome addition, since weeks prior I let her borrow one of my clutches while out on the town. This spectacular steal is fitting for the current season (it exudes a certain tropical vibe) and can go with just about anything. Dress it up or down, go from day to night — run wild!

Grand total: $18.99

Outfit of the Night: Flirty and Free for 30

July 9, 2014

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“Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.” 3 John 1:2

I had to dress it up a bit for my 30th birthday on Monday. After having a wonderful weekend in the Bay Area, my BF, some friends and I celebrated at Mai Tai Bar in Downtown Long Beach. I’m in love with this shade of coral! It looks great on my skin, if I can say so myself. Of course, I went with my tried-and-true gold accents to complete my look. If you can’t tell, I’m welcoming 30 in with open arms. Get over here, you big galoot!

Dress: Forever 21
Heels: Qupid
Necklace: Thrifted
Clutch: Gifted
Earrings: Gifted (Francesca’s)

Photographer: Dash

Thrifted (and Gifted) Thursday: Retro Cutting Board from a Yard Sale

June 19, 2014

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This retro cutting board ($2) has a certain old country-kitchen quality that makes it so quaint. My BF picked this up for me on a recent jaunt through the neighborhood. He actually found this unique kitchenware at a nearby yard sale. I believe its top layer is made of tempered glass, but I could be wrong. I enjoy how literal the board is with almost-cartoony illustrations of various veggies like peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, onions, peas and more. Sheesh. My mouth is watering just listing them!

Grand total: $2