Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Cutenesity Christmas Photoshoot / Part 1

Hey you guys! It's that time of year again...you know, 'the most wonderful time'.
I've been doing quite a lot of photoshoots lately and feel like I haven't thrifted in ages.*
Today I want to share with you a part 1 of the Christmas shoot I did with Cutenesity!
Cutenesity is a children's accessories brand that focuses on handmade bows and bowties for little ones. Our annual Christmas shoot was tons of fun and here are some of my favorite images.







 



* I may or may not have picked up a pair of bright green pumps, a few necklaces this week...ahem.

Happy Holiday's yall!


Friday, October 21, 2016

OOTD: Thrifted Halloween Costume + Willy Wonka

Hi guys, I'm so excited to share this improvised Thriftionary OOTD with you today because it's that time of year when everyone is dressing up to go somewhere. From Halloween parties to Holiday soire├ęs, it's going down! Lately, I've noticed a lot of my fellow thrifters talking about Halloween costumes (or Halloween 'fancy dress' if you're British) and I got inspired to create one of my own with only thrifted items.

I decided to recreate the late Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka costume. Because I had both the shoes and hat I planned on using at home the rest of the outfit would be easy to source. 
I picked up most of these items on the same day, from the same thrift store. 

 

 I wanted a swirly print purple top that reminds me of Cadbury's wrappers so I walked right over to a rack and picked this up. It's really strange guys but when I want something from the thrift store I visualize it and pretty much find it. It's so weird! 

 

Add this lovely purple top for £1.00 

photo via People

I also improvised this £1 GAP vest for the costume. I know there's no vest, but I love how the vest cleanly pulls the suit together. 



This gold skirt is actually a really cute H&M skirt I got for £1.00.
Instead of khaki, I thought adding a little sparkle would punch the outfit up a bit. 


 I didn't have to buy a pair of shoes but, simply select one from my overgrown collection. 
I think any of these could work. 


Who doesn't need a little bag to carry all of their things in at the Halloween party? 
Added this little woven bag for £1! 


I almost forgot the hat.

I topped the look off with this hat my granny gave me, which reads a bit more Mary Poppins than Willy Wonka, but you could work it! I'd probably find a proper tan top hat with time.


And that's the complete look for £5 or about $6.15.

 
photo via People

What do you guys think? 
What would you change? What would you keep?

What are you wearing this Halloween?
 I hope I inspired you to dig through your closet or head to the thrift store!




Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thriftionary Lookbook + New In the Shop

I've been super busy planning fall and winter photoshoots, trying get shop Thriftionary together and starting something new called High Street Chic. High Street Chic will be where I'm listing all my high-end, non-vintage finds. That convo is for another day.

Today I though I'd share some images from my summer thrifting hauls. 
Everything here will be listed on Shop Thriftionary soon! 































Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thrifted September Finds + All Black Everything

Hi guys! If you're a thrifter, you know it's that time of year. The seasons are changing and everyone is preparing for fall and winter–shedding all of their spring and summer purchases. I've been picking some really cool things from thrift stores near me lately–some to sell, some to keep.
It's also that time of year when we start wearing more earthy warm colors. And of course black.

Cole Haan Air Laneys

October's Very Own Tee (OVO)


Russell & Bromley / Stuart Weitzman 

Chevignon boots
 Zara top

Vince Camuto pumps

UGG Australia Sandrinne flats
 Jeffrey Campbell studded flats

Trapstar bomber jacket


The £1-£5 sales just ended so most of these items were under £5 and all were under £10  
I've had such good luck at the thrift store lately. Have you guys been thrifting lately?
What are your finds?