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Thrifted Thursday: Window Shopping at Salvation Army, Long Beach

May 7, 2015

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This big, blue wonder spoke to me while I was out on a recent thrift shop jaunt. Tickling the ivories has always been something at which I dreamed of becoming skilled. Picture this: a full house at a dinner party, when a lull hits. Someone blurts out, “Beautiful piano you have there. Do you play?” To which I respond, “Why, yes. Yes I do.” Then proceed to dazzle and wow my friends and loved ones with a rousing rendition of “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John. Slowly but surely, everyone starts singing along, and before we know it, it’s a full-blown party. Then I snap back to reality because A.) I don’t know how to play said piano. B.) Getting a piano into my second-level one-bedroom apartment would be nearly impossible, and C.) What am I really gonna do with a piano? There’s simply no room for it. What am I gonna do? Use it as a dinner table? But, it’s fun the imagine. That’s the beauty of window shopping at thrift shops like the Salvation Army. You get to see some pretty rad things without the burden of actually owning them.

Alas, this bright piano surely has already found its lucky owner. To him or her I say, “Play on playa.”

ashley ♥ adores

Fancy Things Friday

February 13, 2015

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1. Guys, I’m pretty sure a future-seeing Madonna was singing about this Oversized Scarf in Grid Check when she said, “Gonna dress you up in my love … all over your body … from your head down to your toes.” This scarf is guaranteed to keep you warm and stylin’, and so my love of excessively large accessories continues. (asos.com)

2. This Organic Foldover Clutch is large enough to keep all your essentials, only in a portable, on-the-go-friendly container. It’s hand-dyed and “with use, age and adventures, this bag will only get better.” (meusshop.com)

3. Bugs Bunny, pink and polka dots sounds outrageous, but this Lazy Oaf x Looney Tunes Tuxedo Bugs Dress just works. It doesn’t hurt that our favorite cartoon rabbit looks dapper as all get-out, might I add. (lazyoaf.com)

4. This sleek, deep V-neck Back at It Again Navy Blue Romper disguises as a dress to the untrained eye. What you can’t see from the front is that this playsuit it backless. Throw this saucy number on for Valentine’s Day and have him in the palm of your hand. (lulus.com)

5. As a thriftanista, I’m always looking for the rarest of finds. Look no further than this Vintage 1980s Trippy Floral Colorful Abstract Southwestern Medium Knit Sweater from Brooklyn Voyager (where Brooklyn at?!). Like with most authentic vintage pieces, there’s only one available, but you’re in good hands with this online shop, which has ample awesomeness to be discovered. (brooklynvoyager.com)

Outfit of the Day: Werk of Art

January 28, 2015

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Fashion imitated art for this sunny weekend moment, wherein this vintage collared floral dress complemented this larger-than-life mural found near Alamitos Beach in Long Beach, California.

See more of this bright Outfit of the Day after the jump!

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Thrifted Thursday: Cozy Scarf from Sunday’s Best Thrift Apparel, Echo Park

January 22, 2015

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My pals decided to take a lunchtime jaunt to Sunday’s Best Thrift Apparel in Echo Park, and man am I glad we did! This was my first time inside the shop, but I can see why it frequently makes lists for the best thrift shops in Los Angeles. Neatly separated sections, to-die-for pieces and reasonable prices make Sunday’s Best your best bet for thrifting in the quaint neighborhood.

Peeking out from a rack on top of some jackets was this darling, cozy yellow hand-knitted scarf ($2). It was love at first sight, frankly. Not only is this scarf super cute, it does a stellar job of keeping me warm. This piece also has the ability to make lively any outfit I pair with it.

While there, I also did a little window shopping. See what else captured my attention, after the jump!

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Thrifted Thursday: Christmas Haul, Part II

January 15, 2015

As you saw in last week’s edition of Thrifted Thursday, my bestie, Yvette, laced me up pretty nicely this past holiday with some awesome secondhand finds. Today, we continue with Part II of my Christmas haul, which is a sweater bonanza!

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You’re looking at 100% virgin cashmere here, folks! This Dalton sweater by Marshall Field & Company is everything! And don’t get me started on the gold buttons. *Swoon*

Baby it’s cold outside, so bundle up and warm up to more sweaters after the jump!

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Thrifted Thursday: Christmas Haul, Part I

January 8, 2015

This year, “Thrifted Christmas” with my bestie boo, Vettie, was the best it’s ever been. I’m one blessed gal! This first part of my haul features accessories and shoes she copped for your girl.

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Vettie knows I love a gold accent, which is why I’m so jazzed about these vintage earrings. I don’t have any earrings with the silver-and-gold color combo, so I can’t wait to style them. And I appreciate the variety of textures in the pair with the snakeskin print and gold border.

See more of these exquisite thrift finds after the jump!

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A Little Help, Please (and Thank You)!

January 3, 2015

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Hey, friends! I’m in a thrift style challenge from the lovely Britt of reiNnvinty.fresh clothing! Would you help a sister out and like this picture of me on @vinty_fresh’s Instagram page? Here’s the direct link: http://instagram.com/p/xYCkviDby-/?modal=true

If I win, I’ll get a free thrifted outfit and a discount code for the new website.

The contest ends tomorrow — Sunday, January 4 at 12 p.m. Central/ 10 a.m. Pacific — so please vote today. And spread the word. Thanks so much for you support!