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“I’ll Wear Your Grandma’s clothes, I’ll look incredible.”

4 Apr

 

I LOVE paying barely anything for my clothes. When a co worker tells me theres a sale at H&M, I ask “What kind of sale?” If they say items are about $20, I don’t consider that a sale. That’s not a sale for me. Call me cheap, I don’t care. Clothes shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. One of the reasons that I love vintage clothing is because its unique and has lasted for so long and is durable, plus you can find amazing deals for vintage at Goodwills and other shops. Believe me I indulge once in a while. I have a stupid expensive pair of True Religions but they’re the only jeans I actually like to wear. I also have a few pairs of Michael Kors shoes.  It’s only natural that Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” is my self proclaimed theme song. My new thing is taking a picture of what I have on that day, breaking down the price and where I got it then instagraming it

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So here’s last Monday

Leather Lady $47.00

Leather Lady $47.00

Plaid Shirt is from Forever 21 for $15, pleather skirt is from Forever 21

$20, Shoes are from Shoe Warehouse in Roosevelt Queens $15

Asian Inspired $36.50

Asian Inspired $36.50

Chinese Laundry heels $35.00, Vintage Blouse $1.50 at a Flea Market

The pants were a hand me down

Office Official$70

Office Official
$70

H&M blazer $20, Shirt is from Forever 21 $15,

Chinese laundry shoes $35, Raven Denim pants (gift :)

Buttercup Vintage$80

Buttercup Vintage
$80

Vintage Yellow lace dress from etsy.com $60 (Years ago and its my favorite dress in the world!)

Shoes $13, earrings are from the Burlington Coat Factory $5

The Stevie Nicks$223. I know, I know its expensive. The jeans did me in!

The Stevie Nicks
$223. I know, I know its expensive. The jeans did me in!

True Religion Jeans $175, Vintage Shirt from Goodwill $8, Sunglasses from etsy.com $18,

Shoes from the Shoe Warehouse in Queens $12, Bag is $10 from Goodwill.

Where do you go to find thrifty threads?

Love,

Michelle

http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Bargain Look of the Day. How I love FOREVER 21.xoxowww.lilajulietheadbands.com

18 Apr

I was just looking around in FOREVER 21’s website. I love the website because at times they offer more than the actual store does. I have not gone shopping in FOREVER, so to satisfy my craving for clothes, I put this affordable look together. I hope you like it!

$24.80

Multi Colored Bangles $5.80

The coolest shoes on their site right now $30.80

Vintagy looking sunglasses $5.80(they have dozens of styles)

That whole outfit comes to a grand total of 67.20 and chances are you already own a pair of ravishing shoes and sunglasses.

http://www.forever21.com is amazing.

Enjoy your Sunday

XOXO,

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(2 for $10 sale until May 1!!)

NYC’s BEST SHOPPING SECRETS. Save your cash and LOOK LIKE Serena and Blair! Seriously.

4 Apr

Lately I’ve been feeling extremely homesick. All I can think about is going to New York and visiting all my best friends. I miss popping into my friend Dahlias home at the Chelsea Hotel and my sewing with my friend Jennifer in College Point Queens. But I really wanted to write this post because I wanted to share my super affordable shopping secrets if you live or happen to be in NYC.  If you dont have Upper East Side money but want to look like you do, KEEP READING. First of all well start with shoes.  Okay, depending on where your at in NYC you may have to take the subway into Queens for these shoes BUT ITS WORTH IT! Why? Because all the shoes in this place are $5, $7 and $15. THATS RIGHT! The shoes don’t look tacky or cheap, they are super super cute!

OKAY, OKAY, I’ll tell you were I got them.

37-39 82nd Street, Jackson Heights 11372

(718)458-4272

(718)458-4657

Okay, lets move onto clothes. I love new clothes more than anything, but sometimes you just cant afford to pay top dollar for an outfit.  The GOODWILL right  by my old apartment in CHELSEA is amazing.  I promise you’ll find something Amanda Tanen-ish (Ugly Betty) here.

You’ll find items by CALVIN KLEIN, JILL STUART, MARNI, BETSEY JOHNSON, ALICE&OLIVIA and more.  They also have great vintage. I’ve bought a Betsey Johnson Dress for $13 and a Marni shirt for $7. I have the coolest Armani black leather jacket from there that I purchased for $27 dollars. OMG! I know “Goodwill” may bring up some weird connotations but this Goodwill is beyond AWESOME!

GOODWILL

BUT….. If your like my boyfriend and you must have something brand new that no one has ever worn before.

Go to DAFFYS

1311 BROADWAY AT 34th street

Here you’ll find amazing stuff for really cheap. They have BIANNUAL sales first two weeks of January and July. I bought a light blue faux fur XOXO jacket for $3.00. Yes, I’m serious and its adorable!

SADLY DAFFYS IS NOW CLOSED SORRY 3/30/13 R.I.P DAFFYS

I hope this helps some frugal fashionistas. I still don’t know where to get amazing deals like this in San Francisco but if you have any New York Shopping questions, feel free to ask away.

XOXO,

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Blairs shoes,Serenas Dress and Jennys Hair..Oh how Ive missed you Gossip Girl! season 3

17 Sep

So The Premier of Gossip Girl was on Monday, September 14. I haven’t seen it yet. I’ll catch it tonight on the CW. But I did check out some of the pics and as always they did a fabulous job in the fashion department. I personally like each girls style but I change my mood and style often. I’d suffocate dressing preppy like Blair all the time and I dont agree with all of Serenas choices. hmm, maybe because shes a tall slender blond girl and Im 5 feet tall, so obviously  we would look totally different in the same dress. But I pulled some pics I really like.

Check out Blairs gorgeous shoes in this one

Blairs shoes! to die for

Blairs shoes! to die for

Jennys hair has grown a little longer and I love the contrast of her porcelin skin matched with this deep red lipstick.

jenny You have to love how Serena makes anything look good. I really like this black dress that can double as a shirt.

The dress! The shoes! So perfect

The dress! The shoes! So perfect

I’m kind of excited that I havent seen this episode yet. I’m looking foward to it.

Thanks for looking and I’ll be bargain hunting for similar looks.

LOVE,

MICHELLE & LILA JULIET

http://www.lilajuliet.etsy.com

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