5 Fall Trends To Find at the Thrift Store

It’s fall!  While to some that means pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween, and falling leaves to me it means it’s prime thrifting season. Why? you might ask. Well it’s Halloween season at the thrift store and Halloween is the time of year when they bring out all the awesome unusual and/ or vintage items they’ve amassed all year. Since it’s officially prime thrifting season I figured I’d show you some trends you can easily find at the thrift store this Fall.

1.Camo

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I’ve been seeing Camo jackets around for awhile and they are the easiest thing to thrift, especially around this time of year.  So before you peruse your local mall, hit up your local thrift if you’re in the market for a camo jacket.

 

2.Velvet

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Velvet was a big trend this fall and you can find a ton of it at the thrift store. You can find velvet blazers, dresses, skirts or tops that fits your style and your budget.  Thrifted items are a great way to try new trends as they let you try them with out investing too much money.

3.  Turtle Necks

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You can find turtle necks at literally any thrift store, just stalk the sweater/ long sleeved shirt section and you’re bound to find one that fits your fancy. Good for layering under slip dresses or your favorite summer to fall sleeveless dress a turtle neck never goes out of style.

4. Block Heels

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Block Heels are a practical and stylish trend this fall. Luckily you can find a ton of block heels at the thrift store. Shoes from the 70’s and 80’s have a similar silhouette and are a plenty at the thrifts. These Salvatore Faragamo block heels where found in the Halloween section of a local thrift store.  Be sure to check every section so you don’t miss out on any hidden gems.

5. Flair (pins)

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As you probably know I’ve been searching the thrifts for some cool flair for my denim jacket.  It’s the perfect place to look and has incredibly affordable prices. You can find all sorts of unique pins and brooches to adorn your favorite piece of outwear or just spice up your lapel.

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Flair Denim Jacket and Casual Stripes

 

 

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Almost Everything: Thrifted   |  Tassel Bracelet: Target | Amy Winehouse Pin: Rosie Wonder

                 This is one of my favorite comfy casual schlepping around town looks.  I don’t think these pants are the most flattering but they’re so comfortable it pretty much doesn’t matter. Anyway, Since it’s been chillier I finally got to pull out my denim jacket and show off my flair! Unfortunately when I took my jacket and flair out for the first time I ended up loosing my tweety pin. It was pretty tragic, I was kinda bummed. I think it flew off when I was taking off my bag.  So, I  definitely won’t be wearing this jacket on anymore trips where I’m putting on and taking off my bag a lot.

  I’m dying to buy more flair, but those pins and patches really add up! This Amy Winehouse pin has so far been the only piece of Flair I needed ASAP. Amy is my favorite forever and for always, so it was a must for my flair collection. While I’ve seen pins at big box retailers but I’m waiting for sales and would rather buy from indie designers.  For now I’m stalking the pin section of thrift stores for cheap ones.

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A Few of My Favorite Things: September 2016

It’s been a minute since I’ve done a favorites post, so here are a few of my favorite things from September.

 

1. Chance the Rapper – Angels

I got to see Chance earlier this summer when he played at Rock the Garden, but it took me a minute to really check out his music.  I finally did a few months ago and now I’m obsessed. Angels is my personal favorite at the moment (No Problem is also amaze), but the whole Mixtape is awesome. Check it out on Apple Music, Spotify etc. if you haven’t.

 

2. Lizzo- Phone

I saw Lizzo twice this year, once with her former group Grrrl Party and once solo at the Pizza Luce block party. I got to see her preform this song live and was so waiting for the song and video to finally come out. It’s so fun, gotta love her!

3.   Bitch Sesh and it’s facebook group

If it existed I would have a PHD in Real Housewifery. I’ve seen EVERY episode of all the American iterations and I love them all. So, when I found Bitch Sesh  I was hooked.  MY PEOPLE! It’s hosted by  SNL and Happy Endings alum Casey Wilson and writer/actor Danielle Schneider. It’s full of weekly housewife breakdowns, housewife product tests, and appeals to the true #garbagepeople in all of us.  If you like housewives like I like housewives you need to listen and you need to listen NOW! The only thing better than the actual podcast is the secret Facebook group, a safe space where fellow housewives fanatics or “Whispering Alene’s”  tell harrowing boots on the ground bravo-lebrity encounters and share photos and news pieces. It’s truly a magical place and it has made me love Facebook in a way I haven’t since probably my freshman year of college.

 

4.  Luke Cage

I’m 6 episodes deep into Luke Cage and I really like it so far. Set in Harlem it follows Cage as he tries to live peacfully under that radar, obviously that doens’t go well. It also has really cool musical numbers in it by different artists (see above) since Cotton Mouth owns a club in the show. So far my favorite character is Cotton Mouth, he’s deliciously mean but also somewhat sympathetic. I generally like the Marvel Netflix shows a little better than the movies, I just think they’re a little darker and tackle deeper issues. That said, they could use a bit of a shake up. They all see to have similar villains and a similar flow which makes them run together a bit.  But Luke Cage is really good and is definitely one of my September favorites.

5. Atlanta

Like probably all of you, I’d been seeing promos for Atlanta since like June. All the promos seemed cool but none really explained what the show was about. But, so far, the show has lived up to the hype.  It’s about a broke guy trying to make a better life for himself and his family by being the manager of his up-and-coming rapper cousin. My favorite character is Darius who is just hilarious and random.  My favorite episode so far has definitely been Nobody Beats the Biebs, where a black actor plays Justin Beiber  and it’s as weird and entertaining (yet also unexpectedly though provoking) as you’d hope. Anyway if you haven’t you should definitely give it a try.