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MY TIPS TO THRIFT STORE SHOPPING

A question that I get a lot of is, “Where do you get your clothes?!” Many people are surprised when I give them the answer that most of my things come from the thrift store. I know a lot of people et uncomfortable about the idea of wearing someone else’s old clothes. I think with a couple of washes, it’s good as new. One reason I love shopping at thrift stores is that I get stuff that only like 2 in a million people will have. Another reason I love thrift stores is that I find cheap alternatives to current trends. For example, high waisted shorts, crop tops, muscle tees, and flannels are in right now. If you go to a popular store, those items can run about $30 an item. If you go to a thrift store you can get all of it for about under $20! I love finding old pairs of jeans and making my own shorts. FInding t-shirt and cutting them into crop tops is another one of my favorite things to do. Thrift shop just come with so many opportunities.

Here is a list of tips I included for when you go thrifting!

1. Google thrift stores in your area: you might find a few small ones besides the normal big ones like Goodwill and Value Village

2. Set a budget: Since the prices are inexpensive, you can set a budget for yourself and make the most out of your money.

3. Wear shorts or  leggings and a t-shirt. You might be trying on clothes so you don’t want to wear anything that will give you trouble.

4. Be willing to look for a long time for stuff

5. Keep your personal style in mind

6. Examine everything for stains, rips and etc.

7. Don’t forget about accessories: The only accessory I would not purchase from a thrift store is earrings.

8. WASH EVERYTHING!

9. Look up the current trends and see if you can find it much cheaper in the thrift store.

Overral I love shopping at thrift stores.  I would probably pick it over Forever21 any day!!

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STYLE INSPIRATION: NOODLES

I have many style inspirations but one person I look at everyday for inspiration is this young lady right here. She is 20 years old and she is a stylist at Karmaloop! She has the life that many dream of. At a young age she is already accomplishing what she wants. Her style is always on point and it’s exactly what my style is but better! I am a regular reader of her blog and a frequent stalker of her instagram! CHECK OUT HER BLOG HERE: http://www.wicvh.com/blog/ and FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM HERE: http://www.instagram.com/wicvh
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MY FASHION WISHLIST (JUNE 2013)

There are a lot of things that I see on fashion bloggers and I say to myself “OMG I WANT THAT!!!!”. Pretty much that’s how I say it in my head lol. So I have collected a group of thing that I want to get for the fall. The reason I put the fall and not summer is because well for one, it is already a month into summer and quite frankly in the summer I don’t go out a lot so there really is no need for me to go buy a whole new summer wardrobe. Of course when the fall comes, I will be going to school , and I will actually have places to go. It took me awhile to try to figure out what my style is and I am proud to say that I have finally figured it out! I don’t exactly know what to call it so I decided to include a bunch of pictures to describe what I am trying to say. I would say my style is very carefree and casual. Here and there I will dress up but for the most part you’ll always catch me me in a pair of shorts. So below are the things that I will be adding to my fall wardrobe as time comes around! my fashion wishlist (fall 2013)
flannels/ more high waisted shorts/ more bustier tops/ keds/ high waisted pants, bands tees’s & t-shirts/knuckle rings/ high socks/ slacks/beanies/ combat boots/doc martens
Here are pictures that describe what my style is:
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INTERVIEW WITH FASHION BLOGGER: KLARKE

Hay DOLLS ♡ Recently I met another fashion blogger & stylist with exceptional style. I also has the amazing oppertunity  to actually design her blog for her (so make sure to check that out). We decided to do interviews with each other so our readers can get a glimpse of other fashion bloggers. I hope you enioy.

KLARKE WRITES :
“Hello World! I am Klarke Monet Foreman, a middle child by birth but nothing about me is in the middle. I’ve just completed my first year of college and while embracing my real passion……..FASHION. I’ve always likes unique looks, from my hair to the way I sign my name. I could take a school dress code and exemplify class ans style. The way you look is the first impression of you, and lasting impressions for many. I’m currently employed at my favorite store, FOREVER21, an absolute heaven for an aspiring stylist. I get paid to shop for myself, while styling others. My goal is to become a celebrity stylist as well as teach. I love helping others by creating a look on the outside that matches the person on the inside. Don’t forget the name, you’ll hear it again.

Here are the questions I asked her:

Q: WHY DID YOU START BLOGGING?

1. I started blogging simply because I wanted to share my vision for my life to as many people as I can.

Q:WHO DO YOU LOOK AT FOR STYLE INSPIRATION?

2. Two people I look up to as my style inspiration are Janelle Monae and Lady Gaga. Janelle Monae rocks the tuxedo look. I think that is so classy. Lady Gaga inspires me because she dares to be different; not caring about what any being has to say. I love the both.
Q: HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
3. I describe my style as ‘Classic Edge.’
Q: WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO PURSUE A CAREER IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY?
4. A piece of advice I would give to those who pursue a career in the fashion industry: 1.)”be prepared to accept criticism and rejection.” & “you can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens you.”
Q: WHAT IS ONE THING YOU COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT?
5. An essential style I couldn’t live without is my curling/flat iron. My hair has to look good at all times. If I’m dressing bummy one day, which is very seldom, my hair will be done! Lol.
Q:WHAT IS ONE STYLE ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE?
6. If I could give one style advice, it would be “not matching, is cute. But there’s a difference between being uniquely unmatched and tacky.”
Q:HOW DID YOU DEVELOP YOUR STYLE?
7. The way I developed my style, I began to try on items in Forever 21. Also I engaged more into Janelle Monae and Lady Gaga’s fashion, which played a major part in why my style is so different today.
 Q: WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? DESIGNER HIGH FASHION, VINTAGE OR HIGH STREET FASHION
8. Out of designer fashion, vintage, and high street fashion, I definitely choose high street fashion. I work at Forever 21, and I love the clothes that we sell. Also, it is affordable to the average person, and it could even be modeled in. Another cool thing is we sale items for any occasion, every season, and satisfies every customer. Forever 21 is my safe haven. Lol. I love it!

her blog: http://www.kaymoxieblog.wordpress.com

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SEVENTEEN MAGAZINE, BLOGS, & CANDY

my view this morning ♡ It’s 10:43am and I’m just sitting in my bed listening to music and reading my favorite blogs and ready magazines. (the life) (but not really). I like reading older magazines because it gives me fashion inspiration even though the trends have passed..but who says we have to keep up with all the current trends!? http://www.xoxo-brosia.com/ has to be my favorite blog! (Ambrosia is an AZ based Designer & YouTube Guru) She is just simply amazing and has the most wonderful hair!! She’s one of my many inspirations!! (go check out her blog). I’m sitting in my bed with my blinds cracked open because I’m expecting a package with my two new prescription glasses in them but they have yet to come and it’s killing me ;( As soon as I get them I’ll make sure to post a pic!

Hope y’all are having an amazing day. xoxo Jessica

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I GET FASHION INSPIRATIONS FROM INSTAGRAM

A lot of people ask me where I get my fashion inspirations from, and honestly one of the main places is a wonderful app called INSTAGAM. If you do not have one then you need to jump on that bandwagon asap! Anyways, I follow a lot of fashion bloggers, stylists, models and just regular people who love fashion. Whenever I see a girl with bomb style, I quickly click that follow button then I proceed to creep through the rest of their pictures! I put together some of my favorite instagramers that I follow. If I could have included all of them, I totally would have.

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