Good Day Sunshine

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The sun actually made an appearance in the ‘burgh today, and it was glorious! I can’t remember the last time the temperature was actually above fifty degrees. I’ve spent the past few months consistently working in the depths of my college suite, so today I treated myself to a bit of fresh air. I happily took to the streets with light layers and newly thrifted sunnies.  I found these sunglasses at Salvation Army last weekend, and I just couldn’t resist. Their shape is ultra flattering for round baby faces like mine, and the gold trim is just too cool. Plus, they’re actually dark enough to keep the sun out of my eyes. (Stylish AND effective!) But of course the best thing about these sunglasses is the fact that they were 99¢. Oh, the lovely little things you can find in bargain bins!

One of my favorite rules of thrift shopping is to ALWAYS check out the accessories section before you leave. It may appear small, but most thrift stores price jewelry and accessories considerably well. In fact, many thrift stores in my area make all jewelry and accessories one price. I’m not gonna lie- you WILL encounter some junk as you search, but you’re also likely to find a really cool new piece to add to your accessories collection. Just be sure that you don’t have any specific expectations to meet while you thrift. I didn’t go into SA in search of sunglasses, but I was definitely pleasantly surprised when I found them. Are you pickin’ up what I’m puttin’ down? It’s just always worth a dig!

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It’s been a long time since I rock and rolled.

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If I could only pick one music genre to listen to for the rest of my life, I’d dust off my mom’s rock ‘n roll records and make myself at home. There’s a lot to be learned from rock ‘n roll, beginning with rebellion and ending with style. I live for bold shades, thritfted leopard prints, and of course, wild accessories.

ImageWhen Senetha of Coco Rain offered me a $5 coupon code to use in her shop, I immediately began searching for something to add to my expanding collection of accessories. I was ecstatic when I came across these rhinestone round sunglasses, a rock ‘n roll alternative to the typical shades. How can anyone feel less than glamorous when they’re wearing rhinestones?

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Sugarcane in the Easy Morning

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“Through playful lips made of yarn that fragile
Capricorn unraveled words like moths upon old scarves”

Bedhead. Bare face. I unexpectedly dug this pale pink sweater out of my dresser last night and felt compelled to style it sweetly. While it feels odd to present myself in any color that isn’t a shade of black, brown, or grey, it seems like a nice way to welcome the strange and slow transition into spring. I’m longing for the blossoming of flowers and fashion trends. In the meantime, I’m clinging to my bottle of Jasmine by Demeter to keep springtime memories alive. Especially with this windchill. I have a few little numbers stashed away in the back of my closet just waiting to be worn in warmer weather. I adore layering, but sometimes a piece just has to shine on its own, sans jacket. And so I’m counting down the days until I can throw on a mini dress and rock it without hassle. I have a few particular pieces in mind, and most of them are still attached to their price tags.

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What will you be wearing this spring?

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Surviving the Polar Vortex

ImageThis is a bit of a lifestyle post today, but it’s below zero in the Burgh, and I couldn’t be more frozen. I didn’t even know it could get this cold in Pennsylvania! Almost everything is closed due to the the polar vortex, so I’m spending some quality time at home with plenty of mini coconut donuts, chai tea, and blankets.  I could use a conversation, though, so feel free to chat with me on Twitter. I hope you’re keeping warm and cozy wherever you are in the world.Image

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Outfit of the Day: Fur and Studs

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Coat: H&M Gloves: Target Earrings: Aldo Pants: Forever21 Boots: Delman Hat: H&M

Snow days are perfect excuses to dress like royalty in jewels and faux fur. Pittsburgh may be facing an “arctic blast”, but nothing will stop me from having stylish fun.

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