A few weeks ago, my sister came home from work with a thirft store find just for me. It seems she was able to make some time to have a look around a local Raleigh thift store: ReTails Thrift Shop. So I’ve finally taken some pictures of it and here they are. I am absolutely loving it by the way. It’s so practical and cross-body purses are so convenient. I guess that’s why I’ve been kind of obsessed with it (that and I don’t really have any of my purses here with me now and my outfits have felt so incomplete without them). This super inexpensive gift (its tag read: $4) is something I’m really enjoying–probably a little too much. I’ve been wearing it almost everyday since I got it. It’ll probably start to get worn out if I don’t put it aside for a little while so I’ll just have to find something else in my sister’s closet to replace it.
As mentioned above it was found at ReTails Thrift Shop in Raleigh, NC… of which their cause I want you all to know a little bit about:
ReTails is the the only nonprofit thrift shop in the Triangle that gives 100% of net profits to help the animals.
100% of the profits from ReTails Thrift Shop support THE $20 FIX, our targeted spay/neuter assistance program that enables low-income pet owners to spay/neuter their pets for $20. ReTails is owned and operated by AnimalKind, a nonprofit organization established in 1998…When we have surplus, we either donate it to local charities or sell it for export to countries with short supply, with the income from those sales going to THE $20 FIX program. We always try to ensure that usable surplus merchandise goes to people who need it (or in the case of blankets and towels to animals that need it!).
I’ll be posting next about a couple of skirts I also found on a second trip to ReTails. Gotta take some pictures of them first though.
So I finally got on top of my t0-do list and have put up my favorite finds from Lucky Magazine–my favorite fashion magazine of all time. I adore just about everything that Lucky’s pages have to offer.
First up is an adoreable dress by H&M that made my day because it is so undeniably affordable. Okay, okay…so $50 might be a little more than hard to swallow, but I think it’s fair–though that might just be because I am in love with this dress. Honestly though, if you take extra care with your clothes you’ll find they can last you a long time. With my clumsy tendencies, perhaps I shouldn’t be the person dishing this kind of advice, but oh well. Slowly but surely I will learn that for me: hot cocoa and a [new] lace top is not the best idea.
Speaking of lace and tops…
The second piece I found oh-so-irresistable is a sleeveless number by Tracy Reese (as well as the perfectly styled outfit) found among the many beautiful items spread throughout Lucky. I think you will too.
(…and got lucky. )
Take a look at this photograph.
How timeless does this feel? I think it’s stunning and equally as striking is the elegance exuding from her and her ensemble. (And that’s considering we don’t see half of it!) Visit Harem Parham’s photostream for more of his work.
I had to share this because I’m guessig I’m not the only one who adores it.
…and anyone who wants to help the people of Haiti who are still in need.
(Sorry this is a quick post. I just found out about Craft Hope and wanted it up right away.
Click on the links provided for more info.)
You can help the Haitian people in many ways.Courtesy of OttLite
Also I stumbled upon an amazing organization to help other victims of natural disasters: The Sewing Machine Project.
The Sewing Machine Project is dedicated to providing sewing machines and sewing tools to low-income individuals and those displaced by natural disasters…
Please get involved if you can.
I think I’ve actually settled on this blog’s final face lift…well okay I’ll be honest: not the final, but at least not for many moons.
I’ve been in love with this photograph by Gabriela Camerotti for a while now and I’m glad I can incorporate it here.
It was real luck that I ran into this photo and I am so glad. If you’d like to see more of what she’s got to show for her talent visit her photostream on flickr.
Listening to Rilo Kiley ( “I Never”) while mixing a few things together for dinner and writing this post…nice and quiet while I multi-task (well for once). This is a good moment.
Here’s the full photo titled Vintage Ladies
So twitter just made my day because I discovered a new site and it’s all about Indie Fashion!
A place to discover and shop for one of a kind clothing, accessories, and jewelry from Independent fashion designers around the world.
Perusing Us Trendy Store I came across some gorgeous, inventive, lust-worthy dresses.
I’m still broke so I may not be able to afford them, but I’m going to share my favs because maybe one of you can.
You’re going to love them…!
and last but certainly not least:
4) retro print by sakeena