December 15, 2014

Blogger Holiday Party at NCJW The Resale Shop

NCJW The Resale Shop is located at 295 N. Lindbergh Blvd. 63141

'Tis the season for holiday parties! (Yay!) My first official winter holiday party for 2014 was at NCJW's The Resale Shop. Hosted by blogger babe Jill of Stilettos on Sunday Morning, the special blogger happy hour had light bites and more importantly, the chance to scope out the store, after-hours at our leisure. I'd been there last year and was eager to see what new, affordable goodies they had in store. (That would be lots.) While I restrained myself from buying clothing-shocking, I know-I still scored a few brooches, buttons, earrings, and a couple of ties for the hubbie. And, I saw the most amazing purse EVER!
Due to its upscale, unique beading, the designer purse is $125. Santa will (hopefully) put this under my tree!
I wore a thrifted vintage sweater dress to the shindig that cost an absurd $0.79. For another buried treasure from the "by-the-pound" outlet and helpful hints on shopping there, click here. Unlike the smartly laid-out Resale Shop, the Goodwill Outlet has no organization whatsoever.

Dress: Goodwill Outlet; Tights: Macy's; Booties: DSW
Rrrrr! Another lady at the thrift store gave this dress serious consideration, but as soon as she set it down, I poached it. :) 

December 8, 2014

Fur-ocious Vest

I find most of my unusual or exceptional garments at thrift or resale stores, like the flowerpot skirt I'm desperately trying to figure out how to winterize. Around 2007, however, I found a total gem at H&M: a leopard-print faux fur vest that has now become a winter holiday tradition. I discovered it on a shopping trip with my mom and much to my delight, it wound up under our Christmas tree. (Thanks, Santa! You know me so well.) I proudly wore it on New Year's Eve that year and sometime in December every year after that. Notably, I also wore this vest on my first date with my husband - before I learned that he, inexplicably, has no appreciation for leopard print. (Good thing my sparkling personality won out!) Its most recent trip outside my closet was to a tasty VIP Happy Hour at the newly opened Mexican restaurant, Cantina Lareda. Check it out:
Which styling do you like better - with the red shoes & black pants (worn in 2011) or with destroyed jeans and a studded blouse? I think I like it with jeans better. . .On a side note, I am definitely losing points for originality with the photo location. Forgive me- it was 30 degrees!
Vest & Blouse: H&M; Jeans: Material Girl; Shoes: Gift; Earrings: Rung & Sprung Boutique
Clearly, I'm not alone in my fur-ociousness:
Victoria Beckham, Rachel Zoe, Ciara
Dressed up with a dress or dressed down with jeans, the fierce factor of fur vests is off the charts! How would you wear a faux fur vest?