History Repeating Itself

History repeats

Have you noticed how history tends to repeat itself a lot in fashion?  Everything seems to be making a comeback, even Hammer pants (which are now being called harem pants).  Now I will admit that I love those recycled fashions, I have an obsession with polyester, but I don’t have the patience to sift through some of these vintage store.  When I do muster up the energy to go through & actually try on the pieces, I always seem to come out like a champ.

They say “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” and it seems like there is a thrift/vintage/resale stores are popping up on just about every corner.  Therefore I say go treasure hunting & find your fabulousness.

About 2 weekends ago I had the pleasure of happening upon an estate sale while out with my friend Cynthia.  We decided to stop in & to our great surprise everything in the store was 50% off…let the shopping commence!  They had everything from a couch to clothing to housewares.  I mean if it was to be had in the 40s, 50s, 60s & beyond they had it there.  It seems they were trying to sell off the rest of the items from a store closing…so sorry to hear that but GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL for Cynthia & me!

To begin with, the prices were already on the low low, so to get an additional 50% off is Christmas in July.  The pieces they had were amazing & I would have probably left with the entire store if I could have fit into everything I saw and loved, but alas that was not the case.  I did however leave with a dress I absolutely fell in love with, a men’s denim button down shirt & a black & white striped shirt.  As you can see the pic collage showcases the dress (my fav of the 3).

My friend Ann is getting married in November at a winery & I thought this would be the perfect outfit to wear to a wedding at a winery.  For now, I decided to pair it up with Jennifer Lopez peep toe stilettos I found at Kohl’s & a magazine clutch I found at my favorite handbag store My Bags.  Although the dress cost me $7, it has a broken zipper & seeing that yours truly is not in any way, shape or form a seamstress, I will have to pay to have the zipper fixed.  Not sure how much that will cost me but hey, I paid $7 for this beaut  so I really don’t mind the fact the actual cost may be more than $7, consider it my splurge for the month.

So here is the vintage purchase breakdown:

  • Vinatge 1960s dress $7
  • Gap men’s denim button down shirt $5
  • Black & white striped shirt $2

Breakdown for the possible wedding ensemble

  • Vintage 1960s dress $7
  • Jennifer Lopez peep toe stilettos $21.97 (Kohl’s)
  • Magazine clutch $34.50 (My Bag)

With that being said…GO TREASURE HUNTING!!! You will be surprised with what you find.

‘Til next time,

Jo

$20 JC Penny Fabulous

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Last night I had an event to attend. The event was the screening of an HBO documentary, so I didn’t want to be too dressed up but did want to look like I made a little effort. I purchased this number at JC Penny (JCP) on Memorial day on a shopping trip with some girlfriends. I never intended to pair the two together but am glad I did.

So here’s what I did:

* JCP white t-shirt – $5.99
* Nicole by Nicole Miller black pants with pink accents – $13.50

Not bad for $19.50!

I love the pop of color in the pants! I decided to pair the outfit with a pair of cream/green polka dot, Lela Rose shoes I purchased at Payless a couple of years ago. I finished my look with basic silver hoops, a chunky necklace I bought at Kohl’s on clearance years ago, red matte lips (NYX – Perfect Red) & confidence.

It really shouldn’t cost you that much to shine like a star.

‘Til next time,
Jo

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