Thrifted Finds: Blue Velvet Crush

Sweater & Skirt (Thrifted) ◇ Heels (Old) ◇ Bag (DVF) 
Believe it or not, there are still people under the misconception that people who go to thrift stores cannot afford to shop at “regular” retail stores. Well, let me resolve that misconception for you. It is an absolute lie. I have been to thrift stores or for a better word “consignment” stores that housed items worth thousands of dollars. I am talking high-end brands like LV, Chanel and even rarely, Hermes. Plus, the clientele of some of the thrift stores I visit are ladies strolling in with Gucci backpacks and Balenciaga sneakers…I am not exaggerating. Let’s just say that I do not “dress down” when I go thrifting.
So ladies, do not fall for that cliche mindset that only broke folks go to thrift stores…I get that it is not for everybody for a variety of reasons. For example, it takes a whole lotta patience and it is a game of hit or miss. But I have been thrifting since I was a broke college student and I will probably thrift while I get around with rolling walkers, living off my retirement and investment checks. 
That being said, there are certain items that I prefer thrifted and one of said items is a good ole dad sweater. I picked this one up from the men’s section and i just love the muted blue. The suede skirt was the only item I picked up during the Memorial day sale event because bruh, the store was packed you hear.
By the way, who else wears their minibags as bumbags?

My Stance on Fashion Right Now: Red My Mind

Outfit: Tie front sweater (here, available in multiple colors here) ◇ Sequin skirt (Color sold out, but available in a gorgeous green here) ◇ Shoes ( Up to size 12 here) ◇ Bag (Jakar Lagos
SHOP THIS LOOK

My Summer hiatus is finally over!!! I know, I know, I never said a word about a hiatus. But that’s what this has felt like honestly. My last set of photos were from back in May/June and let’s just say that’s how life is right now and I think I am finally riding that bull by the horns, so let’s just say my hiatus is over shall we?
During this hiatus, I did some self reflection and decided that I was beginning to fall into the trap of what I call the “influencer ditch”. This ditch involves a lot of different things but one of the signs for me was that I had a closet full of things that I didn’t love but bought or received because I “expected” myself to have these things because they were in “vogue” or on “trend”. 
So after purging my closet of these items, I decided to start afresh and continue with the original concept of my blog. I rediscovered my love of thrifting and mixing on trend items with old, vintage pieces that I pick up at local thrift and consignment shops.
So you might not see every, single, fashion trend there is out there but you’ll see what I am wearing and how I am mixing and matching things that I enjoy. So yeah, the hiatus is over! Let’s get to fall fashion shall we?
One thing that hasn’t changed about my style is that I love sequins, probably will for a verrry long time. And when I saw this sequin skirt pop up on my email, it was an instant purchase. I originally got it with the mind of styling it for parties over the holidays but as you can see, I couldn’t wait. I’m sure I will definitely pair it with a lace trim cami and structured blazer for a party this holiday season. But in the mean time, I went for a monochromatic look with one of my favorite shades of red actually, just with an undertone of orange. The only con about this skirt is that the lining peeks out from underneath when I’m walking as you can see in some of these photos. It may be because it fits snug on my hips, but any looser and I will lose any sort of shape or fitting in this skirt, as you can see, it is not a very fitted pencil hem. So I do find myself pulling it down a few times during a wear.
In case you’re wondering about this stunning bag, it was actually hand made in Nigeria by a brand called Jakar. Check them out on IG, I am not sure if they do international shipping though, but I picked this one up on a recent trip to Nigeria.