Oh Palm Springs

Palm Springs ended up being one of those places I never really went to (spent one night there years ago while passing through to somewhere else) – that was until we were able to head there for a wedding. I wore my summer finest, which gave me flashbacks of living in Las Vegas during the hot summers – the heat sticks to your body and you avoid going out during the peak heat moments. But, because I’ve been deprived of this type of weather so long, I just went with it. Poolside by the day, wedding fun at night. All I could have asked for. This lady has needed a break.

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Ace & Jig dress Buffalo Exchange India HERE
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We also stayed at the colorful and lovely (but somewhat noisy) Saguaro

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I can see why people like coming back now, I’m ready to explore Palm Springs more one day.

Naughty or nice

I like the idea of one little change to an outfit that can transform the look. A little bow can go a long way – from sweet to sassy in one second. I was going to wear the bow look out to dinner, but decided it was too fussy in the end (my hair was already sort of wild this day). So I took it off and just fluffed my hair up a bit instead.

I also found these shoes again for a great deal! This pair fits a lot better than the other color I have, so I’m gonna try to wear these more often.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall!

Dress: Theory (they release a version of this dress every year, it’s a classic keeper for sure). Shoes: Melissa x Vivienne Westwood (other colors HERE). Belt: Vintage. Twist scarf: American Apparel.

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Happy Friday folks! I’ll be on the road again this weekend!

The one that got away

When there is something I like, I remember it forever until it’s mine. So don’t find it odd that I’ve had this one specific dress in my mind since I saw it in 2008 – I usually don’t pine over things I see on the runway. BUT I could not get this Marc by Marc Jacobs dress out of my mind. I waited, and waited, and waited (for a good sale) until it went away and I never found it. I always had hope I’d see it again. And then I did while browsing the racks at Wasteland. I held onto the dress, walked around the store clutching it – like it was too good to be true, like someone would pull it from my hands and tell me it wasn’t for sale (fears that arise when you find something you really want – I think other thrifters can relate!)

But it fit, and it’s mine! Yahoo!

Dress: Marc by Marc Jacobs (if you search for Marc by Marc Jacobs Alessandra on ebay you can find several for sale). Tights: Kate Spade. Shoes: Rachel Comey. Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Lipstick: Bare Minerals. Watch: vintage Futura.

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A dress off the bucket list

There are just some things a woman who thrifts wants to find (I speak for myself clearly). I always dreamt that I would find a vintage Pucci dress, in all its 60′s swirly goodness. But I’ve never, ever, had the luck of finding anything. Like, even remotely close. I could find a new Herve Leger dress and Yves Saint Laurent heels, but yet I couldn’t find this one thing!

So when my sister called me, and asked if I wanted a Pucci dress, I was sure that it was either a) really expensive or b) she was joking. But here she was, handing me my one impossible find (thank you Diana!). It really is the perfect summer dress. Now I need a real vacation to use it! So that’s one more tick off the fashion bucket list!

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Do you have that one fashion find that you hope to get one day?

Weekend hair

I’ve never been one to be very adventurous with my hair – I’ve had it almost every length, colored it every shade of auburn and brown, and a blonde just once. But never something unnatural! I admit I’m scared. Since I recently finally caved in and went to a professional to fix my hair, it has left the ends of my hair much lighter – thus allowing for what I’m now calling weekend hair. I went to Walgreens and found some hair chalk. I got pink, but now I wish I’d gotten the blue! So now I can have fun with it on the weekends, and wash it out when it’s time to go back to work.

Dress: Betsey Johnson, I’ve had it for years. Shoes: Matt Bernson (so comfy!)

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