thrifted vintage givenchy pants / $4.99

Two Looks

When I found these vintage Givenchy’s, they were too small.
Dismayed in the dressing room, they were also too fantastic not to free from the thrift store ($5!).

vintage Givenchy Sport tag
"Givenchy" lined from waist to hem. Funny.

Behold The Pant

I put them on ebay at a high price (cause they’re amazing) but they did not sell.
My logic was if I couldn’t get top dollar, I would keep them,
hoping and praying I could fit into them eventually.
The day has come!

Happy Day The Pants Fit

Below is the before from April 2011. 10-15 lbs heavier.


I had to wear spanx and suck it in HARD for these photos.

Now I can just wear the pants. And still breathe and all.


Givenchy GG embroidered on vintage pants

What a pant!
Let’s give them a round of applause…

Instagram Pants

posted 2 years ago


matte black ray-bans / $48

ray ban 01

ray ban 02!

ray ban 03

Made one last trip to Last Call on Friday.
Picked up a handful of items including a new pair of shades for 2012.
“Made in Italy” RayBans for a little less than half off retail.

ray ban 04

Happy New Year!

posted 2 years ago


one two punch. then redemption.

Kors pants in elevator

Remember my sweet Michael Kors PPPs (perfect pair of pants)?
They were tested.

When getting out of my car to go into work: coffee spill.
Now, I always think this may happen as I make coffee & sip on the way to work, then take in with me.
It hadn’t.
Until I was wearing BRIGHT WHITE PANTS.

white pants grey shoes

Guess what?
That coffee just rollllled right off.
Then I dabbed with cold water in the bathroom.
And for extra measure, washed on delicate when I got home.
Don’t ever wash fancy pants that say dry clean only.

Those bad boys shrank right up.
But the lining stayed original length.

But this story has a happy ending.
My dry cleaner rescued me and was able to stretch them back to original condition.

The pants proved their strength and will to survive.
Thank God.
Cause I love them.

Kors on rooftop

have a great weekend.

p.s. Hey! I’ve lost 5 pounds on Weight Watchers, so far. Yippee!
Will do a post about the plan and what has worked for me at some point.

posted 2 years ago


victoria beckham rider pants / $35

beckham skinny riders

victoria beckham rider pants

beckham rider pants from bergdorf

Victoria Beckham and incoco nails

Oh boy do I love these rider pants from Victoria Beckham’s line.
Crazy interesting material.
High waisted, gut busting.
Zipper vents at back ankle.
Thigh panels?!??!!
What’s not to love?
I got half-off the lowest price up there.
I’ll be wearing these a lot.

rad rider pants

Almost 3 weeks on Weight Watchers.
Definitely making a difference and is pretty fun.

Life sending some sparks my way.
Things are shifting.
Movement is happening.
Which I, of course, mean metaphorically.

posted 2 years ago


is that your pants or are you just happy to see me

escada pant show

When I put these pants on last Friday, Dean said :
"ummm…[scared face] new pants?!"
These thrifted Escada’s ($2.99!!) are as hideous as they are wonderful.

Escada Bridal Print pants

I ended up not wearing the belt, but I think it looks cuter with, looking at the pics.

posted 3 years ago


molten metal

Cat eyes Black Dress Remember when I mentioned the sick Michael Kors dress I got?

Itsa Hot Black Dress

Kors dress fabric


black Michael Kors dress


Killer Kors

Such a hot dress.

Michael Kors dress labelprice tag

60% off mark down + employee discount = about $230.

posted 3 years ago


how do i find the words

vintage anne klein silk blouse white kors pants
I have to preface this post with the following information :
Last Friday I went to Last Call.
They were having big sales.
Damage was done…

But let’s start off with this sick vintage, burnt orange/reddish Anne Klein silk blouse.
Lion head logo!
Thrifted for $3.99.

Vintage Anne Klein blouse label with St Vincent DePaul thrift tag

Beautiful draping silk.


A little JLo dangerous dip before JLo’s time.
Watch out!
vintage Anne Klein blouse

lean back

Paired with some über fab Michael Kors slacks.

Michael Kors made in Italy pants label

Ya know how pants are so hard? These are easy.

michael kors white slacks anne klein blouse

Rayon that breathes like cotton and feels like silk.

to the back to the side

last Call Neiman Marcus price tag 2011

60% off mark down + my discount = $87
I also got a Michael Kors dress, that makes me whimper a little, with an original retail price of $1595.
Wait’ll you see it!

I linked this post up to a really neat page called EVERYBODY EVERYWEAR that does themes for bloggers to display all in one place. This theme is “thrift.” A recent one was “Yellow.” Check out the page! It’s a fun way to browse lots of blogger thumbnails wearing each theme + find new blogs to love!

Thrift | Everybody, Everywear

posted 3 years ago


…a charmer

thrifted Marc Jacobs black silk skirt set

This is the first time I’ve worn this thrifted Marc Jacobs silk skirt set
since it was originally on Those Tricks.

textured silk Marc Jacobs fabric

See what I mean about hems and the Texas heat?
104. For days it seems. Be gone fabric!
I have no need for you now!

thrifted Marc Jacobs etc

As you can see I feel sunny in this outfit.
Even though I went all black.

Heels and Purse also thrifted = 100% Resale!
Oh and ps - it was a windy day. That bag was a nice weight on the skirt.
And I def wore a slip underneath.

posted 3 years ago


a tease

This post is about

Calvin Klein tree trunk dress with 80s dress belt

the belt.

all about the belt

From dress number 3 of the 5/$15 batch.
That’s right…I’ve got a whoooooole dress coming in this fabric.
See ya Monday!

Thrifted Calvin Klein tree trunk dress post HERE.

Pattern Mixing | Everybody, Everywear

posted 3 years ago


robert, you romantic!

Robert Rodriguez silk skirt with white flower applique

Robert Rodriguez silk skirt thrifted for $5.99.

Robert Rodriquez skirt tag with thrift tag

100% delicate, vintage-style silk.
Even the lining!
Love how the edges are hemmed/sealed :

hem on fine silk skirt

And a pretty li’l applique.

vintage inspired Robert Rodriquez silk skirt on those tricks

O’ Robert…you romantic, you!!

Jumping kitty cats by Sharon Montrose.
Possibly the most fantastic animal photos I’ve seen…

posted 3 years ago


my revelate

vintage miss o by oscar de la renta skirt

I’ve been waiting to come across some Oscar.
I NEVER see it.
Then this bright late 80s/early 90s number jumped out to me.
Miss O by Oscar de la Renta

miss o oscar de la renta vintage skirt tag

"By 1985, de la Renta’s fashion business was worth $250 million.
Part of the increase came from the success of new product lines.
He added more day wear and ready-to-wear items as well as
a cheaper Miss O line to appeal to less prosperous consumers.”

Hi! I’m less prosperous.

For real, though…Oscar de la Renta design is tops in my book. So sophisticated, sexy, feminine - perfectly constructed glamour. I can’t afford a thread of the real thing so was so excited to find this. Just a simple little skirt with a little wrap in the front. And some you can’t touch this! color [ with roses ].


Vicki pointed out that the current Oscar Spring collection has a throwback call out to my skirt’s pattern/colors :

Picture 3


posted 3 years ago


givenchy o givenchy

Soooooo I find this super sick pair of pants (while thrifting NATCH).
They hadn’t been put on the correct rack, yet, and were just a hangin’ about for filing.
Fabric caught my eye immediately and I snatched them up.
Then saw what they were : MINT condish late 60s/early 70s Givenchy pants

size 10 Givenchy Sport label in vintage pants

and proceeded to pray & beg the gods to let them fit me.

side shot of vintage Givenchy slacks

They are on point for the current spring high-waisted, wide-legged pant trend.
But so chic they will always be badass.
These pants are what current high end designers are recreating right now.
But ORIGINAL. *swoon*
In the dressing room : “I can lose a few pounds…for THESE pants.”

vintage Givency wide legged high waisted slacks

Yeah, right. Here I am modeling them with sucked in gut and spanx.
I will never be a size 2/4 unless I starve myself and work out incessantly, which I have no interest in doing.
I’m comfy with my body and am not striving to be a size that causes me strife.

The next battle in my head, as they sat in my closet for a bit…
Do I keep for “collecting purposes” (omg what is HAPPENING TO ME) or sell?
I decided I would put them on ebay at a price I see established vintage retailers selling similiar items for : $175.
If the right person comes along, awesome. If not - oh darn, I will keep them.

OMG the details :

GG embroidery on upper left front hip

Givenchy GG embroidered on vintage pants

Soft, comfy fabric that doesn’t really wrinkle (what the?!) and has a touch of sheen

close up vintage Givenchy pant fabric

And did I mention they are lined from waist to hem with navy “Givency” lining?!

vintage Givenchy pants with Givenchy lining

too funny.
Say hello to the blogosphere, my little Givenchy’s.

vintage Givenchy Sport tag

vintage Givency high waisted tweed pants

Oh yeah! Wanna know what they cost me…with tax?

posted 3 years ago


the new style

multi stephs

Italian Grey Skirt

I’ve worn this sweater and this skirt before.
But not tooogeeether.
Went with the miami vice color scheme again, as you can see.
This is a solid l’il spring outfit in my world.
Everything but the shoes is from various thrifts.

You may have noticed a little rearrangement here today.
I’m making some filters - on the left, you’ve got vintage, designer and fave art buttons.
Life getting lived here, so those will actually *link* to a filtered search in due time, pretty soon.
Are there any other filters you would be interested in for this blog?

I also made myself a new bloglovin link icon.
Messed around with a really beautiful illustration by Sandra Suy,
who I read about on Liza’s blog the other day.

My countdown to Greece is in full effect.
Ahhhhhhhhhh. Can’t wait for some vacay.
Have a great week!

posted 3 years ago


[ two ]

Dress number 2

“$15 for 5 dresses” batch : DRESS 2
Or ‘EXHIBIT B’ if consistency’s your bag.

So this dress was $2.99 + 50% off = $1.50
Ya kidding me?

Herman Marcus.
Gotta be related, right?


The whole dress is sheer, navy softness.
On a fancier version of this dress the buttons would actually button.
But I’m not complaining!!

Dress number 2 aw

posted 3 years ago


trevor! nancy! party’s by the pool!

vintage late 60s early 70s neiman-marcus dress

A really swanky pool.
Late 60s/Early 70s (Lisa?!) gorgeous vintage dress from Neiman-Marcus.
With a dash and everything.

vintage neiman-marcus tag with dash


50% off apparel sale = $4 big ones.
Last Friday on my lunch break I thrifted 5 dresses for $15 total.
And I think 4 of the dresses could be from the same closet.
Consider this exhibit A.

vintage Neiman Marcus dress

A bit of water damage at the hem (party by the pool, see).
I’ll look into dying it or might just leave it as is & call it a collection piece.

skirt of dress

Man this would make an amazing prom dress!
The skirt is wicked and really moves.

back of vintage neiman-marcus dress

vintage int ladies garment workers union tag vintage apparel care tag
click on left tag for Triangle Fire anniversary story, i.e. why unions need to exist

posted 3 years ago


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