24-7 STYLE

be you.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Thrift Store Tips to Score the Best Finds

Happy Mondy loves! Today’s style post is all about “thrifting.” Initially, I hated thrift shopping. Whenever I entered a local thrift store, it kinda felt like I was attending an oversized garage sale, and most of the items I saw were not on my list of needs or wants. BUT, it didn’t take too long before I caught on and gravitated toward my LOVE of vintage classics (like the blazer below). I’ve found so many cute pieces – vintage leather bags and clutches, Michael Kors wedges, a Dior jacket (yes, Dior!), all for next to nothing. Aside from showing a casual winter/spring look below, I’ve got the following tips for when you’re ready to set out on a thrifting adventure:

  • Take Your Time. You might have to go through rack after rack, piece by piece to find your treasure.
  • Take Cash. A lot of thrift stores only take cash, so have a stash on hand, or do your research ahead of time.
  • Go With an Open Mind. If you’re searching for a cute vintage red clutch, you probably aren’t going to find it. BUT, you might find a chic faux (or real) fur coat. Or vintage DVF dress.
  • Size Doesn’t Matter: The way garments are sized have changed drastically over the years so take the time to visit size racks you typically don’t visit.
  • If At First You Don’t Succeed…: Sometimes, you might not find anything you’re interested in. BUT, a week later, you might find a treasurer trove.

shop for vintage items

Accessorize on Chilly Days with these Fingerless Gloves

Who else has been over-the-moon excited for this season’s winter weather? I’ve been in heaven! Although it’s been chilly, it has been a far cry from the past two winters we’ve had – where I had to bundle up so much I kinda felt most days like the Sta-Puff Marshmallow man. Big coats, a minimum of two pair of socks and gloves under mittens were all the norm. This winter, I’ve been able to have a little bit more fun with my cold-weather accessories, including these ADORABLE fingerless gloves from FuzzyGreen. The dark gray hue coordinates with all of my outerwear and yes, I do love having access to my phone whether I’m walking around running errands or being impatient at a stoplight in my car. Available in 7 great shades, my cable knit tech-accessible faux fur pair are under $5!

Cute fingerless gloves for winter

How to Accessorize in Winter

Enjoy your week babes!

Signature

 

**Gloves provided for review purposes. Opinions my own.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Read this for your Best Skin NOW!

Happy Thursday everyone…yay for (almost) the weekend!

I’m so excited to share this product review with all of you today because, well, it’s game changing:) That’s right…Game. Changing. Do you ever feel like your slathering on about a million and one creams and things at bedtime? One for wrinkles, one to brighten, one for blemishes…getting ready for bed really can take longer than getting ready for life, lol. Enter Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream to handle all of your skin emergencies, all at the same time. Full of ingredients like Retinol, Decapeptide-12 and Bisabolol, skin is left smoother, pores are unclogged, skin is brighter and dark spots fade away.

Lumixyl Night Cream Review

Monday, January 25, 2016

Pre-Spring Weekend Faves

Wanna know the difference between someone who lives in Northwest Indiana…or probably the North in general, and everyone else in winter? When it “heats” up to 30 degrees, and the sun is shining, and it’s not snowing, we think it’s spring. Or, at the very least, “pre-spring.” Yesterday was definitley a pre-spring kind of day and had me breaking out open-toed shoes about as quick as an Olympic sprinter, and trust me, I wasn’t the only one coatless. There were shorts, tees and I even saw a sun roof popped. I’m so excited because by the looks of it, our week ahead has a number of pre-spring days. Yay us!!!

I’ve been waiting for weeks (probably months) to wear a pair of open toe shoes again so I was excited to don these favorites below. And, as you may know, I LOVE statement tees, tanks sweaters, etc. and dressed this one up a little with a Tommy Hilfiger pinstripe blazer. Welcome to pre-spring loves!

Cute Statment Tees for Women

Friday, January 22, 2016

Feel Like a Queen with Tatcha Skincare

I’ve hinted at this before, but, I have a thing for packaging and I’ve never quite understood the phrase, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” I’m so glad when brands understand this about me, or maybe people in general. One brand that I PROMISE  will never disappoint (either by their packaging OR their product), is Tatcha. The luxury skincare line is perfection from beginning to end. The latest package I received from them had me feeling like the Queen of England, or at the very least the Queen of Valpo, which is basically the same thing:)

Tatcha Packaging