Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Outfit

No, I'm not dressed all in green this time but I did find some cute accessories. 

With this Shamrock pin, I'll be sure to have extra luck today!

It's the Luck O' the Irish!

Also, this green patterned tie will ensure that I don't get pinched by any leprechauns.


With a rose corduroy jacket by Old Navy, this outfit can go anywhere with style.

Sunglasses by: Guess
Shoes by Hush Puppies
Bought at: Bootleg, Downtown Chico

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Outfit of the Day #2

Whoops, I guess this is really Outfit of the Day #3 (see Spring Wardrobe).

Tea Time at Empire Coffee

I got this outfit at Shalom Free Thrift Store ($15!). It's by Mic Mac. I love the print design and the bright blue color. It's the 60's style, mod print. 

Perfect to get me in the mood for spring. Though it's a bit hot to wear it with the black turtle neck I was wearing.

By the way, this is the outfit I wore when I went to Home At Last Thrift & Gift, to take pictures. 

I'm so glad I found two guys to model clothes for me, because shopping should be for all genders! Thanks again to Jack and Jon!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Home At Last Thrift And Gift

This is a great place to find clothing! I drove by this place some time ago and had reviewed it for The Synthesis. 

Today I stopped in again to look for shoe racks--you can never have enough shoes.

Jack, CSU Student
Thrift shopping isn't just for women, there are plenty of men's clothing also. In fact, I found a couple of guys to model some outfits for me.

Jack, my first model, had never been in a thrift store before. He and his friends drove by Thrift & Gift to check out what they had.

Shirt by GAP
Pants by Halden

Front Design
When asked if he would wear this outfit everyday, Jack said, "The Pants, yeah...not the shirt." Jack's not a graphic tee guy.

Back Design

But that's okay, anyone else who likes graphic tees would probably like the selection at Thrift & Gift.

Jon, CSU Student
Jon, also a CSU student was nice enough to try on this outfit.

The belt really sets off the shorts with a casual flair that isn't too confining. 

Shirt by Alfani Pants by GFStudio

He said he'd wear this outfit for going out to dinner.

Here are other outfits I found in various sizes.

Black & White Elegance that's classy for a night out on the town.

Sophisticated outfit for the office or afternoon shopping. 

Time for clubbing in this sexy one-piece. Pair it with shiny pants (or jeans for a casual look). 

Helen Anderson, the owner, came to Chico from Canada a few years ago. She volunteered with Home At Last Sanctuary for horses in Yankee Hill. 

Home At Last Thrift & Gift opened almost two years ago and proceeds from the thrift shop benefits the horse sanctuary. 

They have a boutique room, women's clothing with jewelry made by a local artist, men's clothing, furniture, sport equipment, books, magazines and horse tack. 

Home At Last Thrift & Gift
611 Walnut St. Chico (Hwy 32 and 6th St.)
Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Monday

Spring Wardrobe

Finally spring is here so I can take out my colorful outfits and enjoy the warmer weather. 

I decided to take a photo op at the Stansbury Home in downtown Chico. 

I'm wearing a Chinese inspired white shirt and a decorative skirt in patch-work design. It's the perfect outfit for walking around in springtime.

My style is inspired by found items at the thrift store matched with colorful prints and unique accessories.

I'm still focusing on my purple theme for spring so I'm always finding new ways to accessorize. 

It's so easy to find something dressy for springtime!

See what you can find...

Enjoy the warm weather!