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i love stripes!

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I LOVE STRIPES! and my first purchase from eshakti.

I bought this skirt on clearance but misread the size chart and ordered a L/12 which is TIGHT around the waist. I had to wear my tightest control shorts ever. Oh well. The skirt is super cute, was a good price, and arrived quickly (cause it was ready to ship and not customized). The quality seems good too but I’ve only worn the skirt once.

And also yay pepper plants + deck that badly needs staining, lol.

Hope you’re all having a great day!


Outfit Details:
Skirt: eshakti contrast colorblock pleated (striped) skirt (not customized), on clearance for $30. For sale here but not on clearance.
Top: Michael Stars black shirt, thrifted $3.59
Shoes: Tahari black patent mary jane peeptoe pumps, congsignment $8
Necklace: red brick north UK cat necklace
Headband: gifted


recently thrifted: vintage blouse

I wore this outfit to the office yesterday and a coworker remarked that I looked like a schoolteacher.

I don’t mind looking like a schoolteacher but this blouse might not have been the best choice for a busty curvy gal like myself but it kept beckoning me to buy it at Goodwill. I’d seen it 5+ times and I finally gave in because I liked the print so much. I had it tucked in at first but then I untucked it when I realized you could see the bottom seam clear through the skirt.

My favorite part of my outfit was nowhere to be seen in outfit photos so I decided to take separate pictures of them. They are beautiful gold earrings that my Mom gave me from her most recent trip back to our homeland of Egypt. I love them and how light they are too!

What do you think of this thrifted find? Worth keeping this blouse or should I pass it along to someone less busty?


Outfit Details:
Top: vintage Alfred Dunner print blouse, thrifted $3.59
Skirt: Talbots black pencil skirt, thrifted $4.59
Belt: thin pink belt adorned with flower, consignment $12
Jewelry: Egyptian gold earrings, gifted from my mom
Shoes: Cole Haan grey patent mary jane heels, gently used from ebay

manic monday shoe find

Happy monday!

it’s been a while since I’ve done a shoe post.  I still love shoes, don’t worry!

Here’s a lust-worthy pair. I love patent, I love pink, I love t-strap, and that ankle strap…. Vintage flair with a modern look and all for $60. Swoon.

Sole Society Alayna T-strap Pump
Sole Society Alayna T-strap Pump in french taupe pewter || $60
Sole Society Alayna T-strap Pump
Sole Society Alayna T-strap Pump in cabaret platino || $60

What do you think of Sole Society’s Alayna? If you’re not already a Sole Society member, please use my link to join.

vintage inspired outfit + professional photos!

I spent the afternoon at Duke Gardens with my friend and coworker Rachel, owner of Rachel C. Ward Photography. She graciously photographed me in my thrifted outfit for the Thrift Your Heart Out OutFIT contest. I was going for a vintage 50s/60s look which I hope I accomplished!

Rachel is a wonderful photographer and captured the beauty of nature as well as moi. Kudos to Rachel and a big THANK YOU to her for allowing me to post her photos here.


If you’re in Central North Carolina and need a lifestyle or wedding photographer, don’t hesitate to contact Rachel!

{Connect with Rachel C. Ward Photography on Facebook || or via her Website}

***I hope you like these photos, they’re the first professional photos on this blog and that makes me HAPPY!***


Outfit details:
Dress: Adrianna Papell Matte Jersey & Taffeta Dress in dark blue, thrifted $4.59 from Goodwill (it’s originally $178, OMG)
Necklace: vintage faux pearl 3 strand necklace with rhinestone clasp, jewelry consignment store in Greensboro, NC $15
Earrings: Hollycraft pink rhinestone earrings, thrifted from Pennies for Change Thrift Store, $16
Bracelet: Vintage rhinestone bracelet, thrifted from Goodwill $1.99
Scarf: Vintage silk scarf, thrifted from Goodwill $1
Shoes: Anne Klein purple suede pumps, thrifted from Goodwill $8
Bag: Vintage Bobbie Jerome patent clutch with tortoise plastic handles, thrifted from Goodwill $1.99
total: $48.57

red leather jacket

I just LOVE this awesome red leather and fabric jacket I picked up at the local Goodwill thrift store a few weeks back. And black & red being one of my favorite color combinations, I just had to wear it with black.

I will admit that it’s not exactly my size (it’s a size small and we all know I’m no size small) but I just had to have it. Good thing it fits pretty well as long as I don’t try to zip it up.

Check it out:

outfit details:
Jacket: Peter Nygard red leather and fabric jacket, thrifted $6
Top: Old black tanktop
Belt: brown Aldo elastic belt, thrifted $2
Skirt: Talbots black pencil skirt, thrifted $4.59
Tights: Old patterned tights
Shoes: liz claiborne johnnie patent blue heels, thrifted $10
Jewelry: Melinda Maria moon and star necklace (gift from hubby) in gold and studded bangle, thrifted $1

I hope you all have a GREAT weekend!