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My Thrift Haul---The Keepers

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
So, this is part 2 of the Thrift blog.  These are my keeps. Yipee!!  All outfits are rough layouts right now, 2 of the dresses really need a spotlight moment of there own, so coming soon.  Whats make this the best is I went home this past weekend and found some great stuff!! Take a peak into my closet!




Another muu muu- this time Blood Ox Red with Black leaves--Love Love Love this dress.
It pretty big, but with a belt you can transform anything!  See below


Tada!

Cream Tweed with Demin Trim

I can't wear the jailbait leggings but I got plans for this blazer!

Purple tweed jacket

I'm not very big on floral but I love the color!

Purple pleat skirt with paisley designs

A beautiful sheer polka dot dress

THE GEM: BLACK PLEATED SKIRT

Four Awesome Handbags!!!


Thrift and Estate sales goodies

Friday, October 19, 2012
UPDATE: 11/12/2012 Here are the some of the items I have left from my haul and they are ready for sale.  
Please email me at pepper.marie36@gmail.com for questions and to place order. 


Gold Shimmer Deep V Top  sz- XL-$8
80's Print Skirt Size 18 - $10  Missing one button
70's Tan Plaid Multi  Sz S-M.  Good Condition  Sz- $20
Red Silk Column Dress the Ruffle Front.   Sz- 8-9  $20 
Fushia Mock Wrap Front Skirt  No tag inside but measures for modern day Sz 20.  $10
Beautiful Pleated Skirt Beige multi  Sz- 14-16   $10
Gorgeous Black Floral Boho set.  The skirt is a full pleat style. Tag says 18, but measures for size 14-16  Very Sheer! $20 two piece set
Structure Beige Blazer.  80's Art Deco design. Size 18 $20
70's Sheer Black and Gold Thread Top with Peep hole back for sex appeal.  Size 10 $25
Bright Red Blazer with gold buttons.  Asymmetric collar.  Size 16 Lined.  $20
Paisley Flare skirt various fall colors. Size 14-16 $10
High Waist Black/Brown slim leg.  These pants are so GORG!!!! Lined Size 10 $15

Polka Dot Tie Front blouse  Size 16-18 $10
Beautiful Golden Girl Chic Blouse.   Colorful and Gorgeous  Size S-M  $18
Red Multi with pleated skirt and black pocket square.  Size 12 $15 
Olive Multi Paisley printed Sarong style.  Size 16 Lined bottom  $20
 
Gold Silk Shantung ankle pants.  Size 18 $12
Red Dress with Sequin Dots!  PERFECT FOR HOLIDAYS!!! Size 10 Lined  $20
Beautiful Blue Polka Dot dress. Velcro closure.  Size S  $15



Satin Bubble Top.  Can be worn as dress also.  Size XL  $10

Tan Halter with Great Embellished Empire Waist 1X- $10




Black/ White Flare Skirt.  Sz. 18  Lining was cut $18

Black Bloused Dress with full skirt.  Size 11 



Pricing is simply.

Shipping included in price.

Currently I'm not shipping internationally, but I will next year.

If there is anything special your looking for, please let me know.


DIY Animal Print

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Recently, I have been itching to buy some of those animal print jeans that have been trolling around here on all the trends must have list.  I have a strict trending list rule......trend budget is $25 or less.  For most curvy girls, the trending items cost a little more. Here are some of my favorites.
Target's Pure Energy Brand- Really tight in my rolling hills areas aka thighs, but very cute for  $29.99.   Here's the Link

Torrid's Indigo Leopard Sophia's- Love the brand original price $64.99 on sale right now for $39.99.  Here's the Link

Just came across these from Deb's shop- I'm not sure about these, but they are at a good price- $28.00.  Hers's the Link


I absolutely love Not Your Daughter Jeans but the  price can really  be a bit much for someone who rarely wears jeans like me. The Sheri Skinny in Cheetah print at $130.00. Here's the Link


Now being a single girl on a budget, I find my deals at most sales, thrift stores and online shops.  I decided to take matters into my own hands, so to say and you can too, here is how.




Your supplies are pretty cheap: All items can be found at your favorite craft store. 
  • Stencil Paper-. A heavy poly-coated paper that cuts easily and features excellent resistance to penetration of oil, dyes and water based paints and inks.
  • Fabric Paint
  • Hobby Knife or X-acto 
  • Pointy Scissors
  • Tape
  • Stencil Brushes- I used old paint brushes and cut them down to 2 inches.
  • Bowl for paint
  • A pair of jeans

Here are you steps:

  • Pick your image-I started this project by picking a pattern that I loved from a image search from the web. I didn't want to look like something from big cat country, so I pick a nice pattern that would be easy to trace and not take up too much time.  Remember the smaller the pattern, the more time it takes to trace and cut. 
  • Print the image to a size you like and Trace it on the Stencil paper with a pen, so you can cut the tract out with the razor, x-acto knife or weapon of choice.
  • Take the Stencil template and tape firmly in place on the jeans.
  • Now the fun part.  With your paint in a bowl, dip the brush in the paint the lightly dab the paint on the jeans.  Cover the stencil with just one coat only.
  • Now remove stencil and do the step above until you have covered your jeans completely.
Tips:

Keep a cup of water on hand to dip brush in.
Keep paint light so it will dry faster and make it easier to finish.
Most Importantly-HAVE FUN AND DON'T PANIC IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE. IT'S THE MISTAKES MAKE IT MORE PERSONAL. MINE ARE FULLLLL OF MISTAKES!  LOL :)

Now time for the big reveal.....drum roll please!!


This look was a cue from one of my favorite bloggers Stylechic360.   I love her looks, they are so chic.  
The jacket is a gifted from my aunt various collection of 70's. 80's fabulous.  I love that baby hoarder.  The shirt is from Belk's Sunny Leigh Women collection. 

Everytime I look at my thighs all I can hear is Jill Scott's Rolling Hills...lol

I was being funky so Patent Red wedges from  Nine West

The second look - Thrifted Pink Jacket, I feel like a Pink Lady and in honor of Breast Cancer  awareness this was perfect

Sheer black tie top from Target circa 2007

NOW I LOVE LOVE MY SOFFT PATENT MARY JANE..no longer available.  I can't skip on cost with the feet.  Sofft Shoes. Please disregard my cane leg.



Remember Have Fun and I would love to hear from you and see your creations!




It's not Fall yet

Friday, October 5, 2012
I have been in a jealous rage with all the fabulous fall fashion surrounding me on social networks and media. Everyone looking all stylish and cute in their fall looks - boots,  bright coats and floppy hats.....UGH!!  **Sigh*** So I made some baby steps into fall and maintained my Florida cool.


I mixed my Coral Peplum top from Asos Curve- my color is no longer available , see it In Black with my old Brown Pencil Skirt from Ashley Stewart similar

I have fun with this outfit-- green belt (Marshal's) and leopard clutch (Thrift find), for fun of course


Keeping with the fun. Ring necklace from World Market.  I love  World Market!


Outfit Logistics:
Top: Asos Curve
Skirt: Ashley Stewart circa 2008
Shoes: Bandolino circa 2010
Necklace: World Market- 
Belt: Marshall's Talbot's Brand

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