Los Angeles being the eclectic hodgepodge that is, finding abandoned furniture on the sidewalks any alleyways is an everyday occurrence. However, rarely does one find said object fit to claim for one’s self. Well, there was that one time I answered the call of a trio of chairs beckoning me from my alleyway. Don’t judge! On a recent jaunt through Mar Vista, I happened upon this pretty rad abandoned chair and I have to admit, I immediately started devising a plan in my head of how to get this awesome piece of furniture to my apartment some 30 miles away. This is one of the rare found objects that I wouldn’t have minded giving a little TLC to. Yes, the cushion was MIA. Yes, it had a bum leg. But that’s nothing a trip to the thrift shop and hardware store couldn’t fix. I also was quite fond of the jungle scene unfolding on the fabric: stately elephants, tiny people and their dealings, curious monkeys and ample foliage. It would have made the perfect accent chair for my living room. A tight squeeze for sure, but a one-of-a-kind prize, no less. Long story short, I didn’t take home this diamond in the rough and I’m wondering what became of it. Hopefully someone with more patience, living space and a pick-up truck gave my little friend a new lease on life! I guess I’ll never know.
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This Thanksgiving I wore something with a little edge to it: this Xhilaration dress from Target with an eye-catching animal print design. See more of this Outfit of the Day after the jump!
This Thursday I’m switching it up! On a recent thrift jaunt, this beauty caught my eye. It was inconspicuously tucked in the back of the store in what appeared to be the intake section. On second thought, I may not have even supposed to be behind the curtain! Welp, it’s mine now. See more after the jump!
I found this gem at the Salvation Army in Oakland, California, a few years ago, in the boys’ section no less. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I make this eccentric sweater work in the Outfit of the Day.
See more of this cozy look after the jump!
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
“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:19
Last week I attended at Black Ivy Alumni League (BIAL) networking mixer with my pal, Zita, in Downtown LA at the swanky rooftap bar Perch (hence the name tag). While the twinkling city lights were amazing, I was taken aback by the vintage beauty found in the elevator lobby and couldn’t pass up the chance to tickle the ivories. And if this fun floral number looks familiar, it’s because it was featured in a previous Thrifted Thursday post. I’m quite fond of the tiny buttons and it’s a shame they were covered by my blazer due to the chill in the night air.
Blazer: Caribbean Queen (purchased in NYC)
Skinny Jeans: H&M
Photographer: Zita D.