You know the saying: what’s old is new again. That’s certainly true when it comes to fashion. Trends that were hot 10, 20, even 30 years ago are suddenly chic and must haves. But let’s face it, some “trends” are just downright timeless. And that’s one of the many reasons thrift shopping at your local Goodwill is a savvy shopper’s dream
Are you stoked for January? Because I know I am. No, not because I love short days and layering. It’s my favorite month of the year go to thrifting! Why? Well, think of it this way-- after all those gifts have been given and the year draws to a close, the donations are about to hit peak awesomeness.
When it comes to end-of-the-year decor, I have always loved the clean, bright combination of snowy whites, festive greens, and earthy browns. This color scheme somehow looks both traditional and contemporary so I can see it gracing any home now that the holiday season is upon us.
I don’t know about you, but I get a special joy from knocking out about ten holiday gifts in one crafty afternoon (#crafternoon?). Nothing fills me with seasonal spirit more than cranking up the Christmas tunes while I hand-make presents for each of my family and friends. The ideas I have to share with you today get bonus points for budget- and Earth-friendliness since, to make these, you’ll only need to buy a couple of small items from Goodwill and the grocery store! And, chances are, most of the people on your list will enjoy one, two, or all three of these perfect little thrifty gifts!
Is there anyone on your holiday shopping list who has recently moved? Anyone young and just starting out on their own? Any new marriages to celebrate or roommates you appreciate? A cozy kitchen kit might be just the right customizable gift idea to brighten their holiday season.
The holiday season has officially kicked off in New York City - the Rockefeller Center tree has been lit and festive lights and sculptures have started popping up and bringing new cause for celebration (and selfies) throughout the city. People have started holiday shopping and crafting and certainly ‘tis the season for some outfit planning. Whether you’re going to a holiday party, a friend’s house for a low-key dinner or hosting the holidays at your own home this is the perfect season to dress to impress your friends and family, while looking and feeling good yourself.
Last spring the fashion runways geared up with the hottest trends for Fall/Winter 2018. Lots of lengthy, flowy dresses, silky reds and chunky heels graced the catwalk. But each look did not seem to be complete without the addition of some creative variation of leopard print - whether it was a leopard print scarf, purse or pair of heels, it was the leopard print that made the outfit extra special and of course, part of one of the trendiest patterns of the upcoming season.
The holiday season usually means a few things: gathering with friends and family, shopping for everyone one your list, and possibly even cleaning out your closet for the upcoming new year. Even the most reasonable person can have trouble determining what to toss or keep. We all have those clothes we haven’t worn in forever, but we just can’t seem to get rid of them. I know I’ve been guilty of that quite a few times.
There are so many things I love about this time of year-- the food, the family time, and the festive decor. They’re the anchors of the holiday season that make it so memorable. No matter what we celebrate, every culture’s seasonal celebrations always involve that lovely trifecta.
Thanksgiving is the time to gather together with your loved ones and catch up, exchange memories of good times past and eat a lot of good food. In order to enjoy the entire menu and your friends and family, it is important to start thinking of an outfit that’s both chic yet comfortable enough to fit a few extra slices of pumpkin pie with the seams staying intact.
As someone who loves soaking up sunshine and warm weather, you better believe that the first gust of dropping temperatures has got me feeling a certain type of way. When full on fall and winter weather hit - I know the only thing that will help me stay warm while keeping my cool is layering up with all things cozy. Fortunately, the stars aligned this season and layering, especially with fun plaid blazers, provides the opportunity to create some fun, chic looks while staying on trend.
Nothing says Thanksgiving like a table full of-- Sharpies. No? Well, maybe I can convince you that it’s worth setting one out for each of your guests with the same care you place your grandmother’s finest silver.