Tuesday, November 8, 2011

thrift withdrawl

Hello lovely ladies and gents... or passing by internets! I haven't gone thrifting in a little long while (lol) and I have this need to go thrift that it's making me crazy! So I thought I would write about this need of mine, hopefully I do some thrift scouting this weekend and put up a post :) If you happen to like what you read please don't hesitate and follow me, you can also subscribe via email.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

thirft finds

I ventured out to Goodwill this past week with a couple of friends, and let me tell ya, I wanted to buy the whole furniture section gaahhh! But no worries, I retained my self and instead hit the clothing racks :) Here are two items I bought:

Tag Reads: Cabin Creek

I'm still debating whether I got this on an impulse or not. I know I can make it work for Fall or maybe even Christmas, but well stay tuned to 'ninjaloverfly's thrift pick' see if I can make an outfit with this piece! Here's a closer look picture of the print:

This next piece I loved it! I needed a roomy tote like this for back to school, and such a statement piece for accessorizing with!

The Print is what I fell in love with at first:

Tag Reads: n/a

I've yet to score a big designer brand, but I usually don't look at the name brand, maybe I should do that next time. Have any of you scored designer vintage pieces? I'd love to hear what it was and for how much you got it for :)

ninjaloverfly -_-

Thursday, August 18, 2011

How to Thrift like a Pro!

So my blog started out like fashion general and I think I have finally condense it to thrift shopping in general, that does not mean I will not post about other topics, but this will be my main forte for this blog :) Anyways I always ramble lets get on with the post!

For those who haven't  tried thrift shopping, I order you to do it!!! ;D No, but really give it chance especially if you are a bargain hunter like myself. Yes it is second hand clothing, which means others have worn it before it was in the racks (some cases things are new, but not many). Yes, there will be garments with yucky stains. Yes, sometimes the sizing is from like 50's-80's so of course you may be an XL (don't freak!). Yes, it will probably be staanky (depending on what thrift store plus location you find yourself in... maybe that's why they have really big fans, or keep all the doors open hmmmm).

High maintenance people out there may have harder time coping with all the above, but if that's not you then why not give thrifting a chance? Okay here's a list of tips I abide by, and some that have to be musts!

1. Don't just hit the first thrift shop you see, look around a bit in your town because many of us may not want to face the "ewww" moments such as it stinking, or garbage clothing (meaning it's stained, ripped, or too old). There must be more than one thrift store/Goodwill where you live... right?
2. Expect the unexpected. Don't go in with an idea of what you want it's totally different than a department store. When you shop at a department store there's multiples of items, not in a thrift store!While you may find the cutest darn skirt, it may not fit you, but that doesn't mean you should stop and give up!
3. Have time to spare. There are a lot of racks of clothing and I bet not all are in and up to your standards of second hand clothing. So you will most likely be spending quite a while searching, and that's fine sometimes we're lucky and find a piece right away, but as my mother said you don't win the lottery everyday.
4. Stick to tops, skirts, and dresses if you can. This is just a tip because personally I don't like shopping for jeans and shorts there. I don't know I guess it's because I think of the idea of someone's crotch touching the jean and not all people are.... so clean. Even when washed it grosses me out.
4. DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT BUY LINGERIE/UNDERGARMENTS! It's basically the same thinking about the jeans. Personally I don't let any family of mine barrow my undergarments what makes me think that I'll wear a strangers??
5. Wear comfy clothing. Meaning clothing you can move in freely, tight fitting as well. Such as long sleeved shirts and leggins. While I know of some thrift stores that have dressing rooms the ones in my town don't and sometimes I have to make sure the piece fits so I'll just put it over my shirt (or tights if it's a skirt).
6. Tip: if you don't like going alone or if it'll be your first thrift experience... take  a friend. Sharing a moment makes the experience much more fun. Also apart from that you will have two pairs of eyes looking so you will be able to scan the thrift store much quick, when I take someone with me I always pick out clothing they'd probably wear (but also look for myself duh!). But, if you like being a free bird, there are ups to that as well. Sometimes the other person may have time constraints which means you'll have less time to look through all (assuming that's your plan) so on your own you leave whenever your thrifting heart desires :) Apart from that, you will find pieces you love without the worry of having your friend find it first. Sounds selfish, I know, but c'mon haven't any of you experienced that.
7. Inspect the item like a HAWK! Things to look for: ripping, stains (especially in the underarm areas!), stitched incorrectly, buttons missing, broken zippers, etc. If you guys have more ideas feel free to comment.
8. Know when your thrift store gets "new" merchandise! This, I think, is the most important tip. Find out because that means you will get first pick at the new stuff and usually there's far better stuff in the beginning than after.
9. Last, but not least the obvious tip. Wash your clothing before you wear it out. Kind of a no brainer, but I do know some people who don't because the item looks new in their eyes, but you never can be too sure, so please wash them :)

Ta Daa! There you have it. Now, you have the right tips to experience the best trip out of your thrifting day. If any of you have more tips and comments about your thrifting experience I'd LOVE to hear them, so please comment :D

ninjaloverfly -_-

Saturday, August 13, 2011

ninjaloverfly's thirft pick [2]

Tag Reads: a Barbara

So this scarf is a year or two old. I remember getting it just because I thought it was pretty (tend to buy on impulse often). I never did wore it when going out because I really didn't know how. this past Thursday I ventured out with some friends and I felt like dressing preppy, and figured it was about time to incorporate this scarf somehow.

Here's how I wore it :D

Red Sweater- "borrowed" it from my mom. ;)
Jeans- Levis
Purse- Ross
Brown Booties- Shown below, but from lulus.com
Miss Me ankle booties 


You can see the scarf's print a little better here, it's tan-colored with white/blue leopard print. (Apologize again for the low quality but if you read my previous blogs it will explain why they are bad quality lol)

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ninjaloverfly -_-

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Dressing Room (Episode 1)

Celebrated my birthday a day ago and I went shopping! :D I was having shopping withdrawal for a while now so it felt relieving ha! Well  I went to TJ Maxx and I did find cute clothes, but not enough to buy them hehehe. Now I am not skinny (which you'll be able to tell from the pics) but that's why I am posting pictures of how the pieces fit me which can be compared to anyone's own body :)

For this shopping trip I was set to find transitional Summer to Fall clothes, because I always try to aim for something that I can get my money's worth. But I digress! Here take a look! Now I will forever on be apologizing for the quality of the pictures, but what can I say I'm still with the old school technology?? lol (plus the lights on the dressing room made it more yellow-y) Each photo will be paired with a similar like piece.



Miwok Sweater

This dress was a little harder to allocate but there are many floral prints out there right now with summer/fall so I just chose one based on the print, and because the bottoms are really similar.
Sweet Emma Rose Floral Dress

Allen Allen Strapless Maxi Dress

Weren't the happy faces funny?? I thought I would keep up with my incognito act ;)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cute Romper!

Motel Gypsy Romper

$79.00 USD

Perfect FOr the Summer heat that I hope comes soon :D

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Pursebuzz say whaa?

Check out Pursebuzz's video on a pretty awesome site, that I'm glad she introduced into my life *smiles*


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fashion Don't

The Crocs

The crocs were initially intended for Spas, they should have stayed there. I know crocs are comfortable because I have tried them on before, but to actually go on the streets, publicly, is a huge no-no. Trust me these shoes don't do anything pretty for your feet. They do provide comfort so for a beach or at home shoes they are fine. For walking outside of those places that's why they have sandals or tennis shoes. Eww just looking at hem gives me the creeps! For those who stop by and read this how many of you own crocs?


Monday, April 18, 2011

ninjaloverfly's thrift pick!

I am a thrifter I hate spending ridiculous amounts of money for clothes... yes I may agree that the pricier clothes do last longer, but if you can get clothes for cheap and good material (coughs thrift store more coughs) then why not? So I present to you the thrift pick of today!

Tag Reads: Alfred Dunner

(Print colors look slightly better in the picture above)

So I'm using my cell phone camera at night (with help of a lamp) so obviously the lighting is horrible, but here's the complete outfit I wore today ^^

 I mentioned it was dark, to be exact night so that's why I don't have shoes on lol. And the rest is blurred because my room was a mess xD You can tell I'm not the typical size 1,2,3,4 you may see other bloggers do their fashion blog but hey no body is the same right!

Every thing I'm wearing is thrifted the shoes weren't but I may post a pick of those later.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Curious FInd

SO I know Forever 21 has a Beauty section, but I've never paid any attention to it... until now. This intriguing piece caught my eye because of the color ( I seriously thought Forever21 had forgotten to take off their Halloween make-up stuff off) But then I read the name of this lipstick and I had to click it! Mood Lipstick! I may just buy it, to test it out! Has anyone tried it out? Tell me! If not, here it is!

Mood Lipstick

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fashion Don't

Please please PLEASE! Do not make this a trend. It makes me queasy just looking at this.

Now these here below are acceptable, I admit I own a pair like these.


But to try and extend the length on these sandals is horribly wrong!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Nautical Mania

nautical mania!

If you love anything sailor-styles, your reds, blues, and whites, stripes, and all this marine talk, then check these cute pieces out! Now they are all similar styles and/or colors because like I said below When you look everywhere you will be able to find similar looking pieces for cheaper. So check this cute dresses out!

All for Nautical Dress
$69.99 (out of stock, but they have an email sign up thingy that will alert you when it's restocked)


The Pin-Up Dress
$44.99 (out of stock- same as first dress)

Beyond the Sea Dress

Nautical Ruffle Dress (sorry for the small picture, but for this website you have the option of zooming in on some items so it was difficult to get it any bigger)

Sexy "Hello Sailor" Nautical Wiggle Dress with Red Stripes by Pinup Couture


There you have it! Although they are similar in color the style varies somewhat. All depends on your taste, and/or how much you wan to cover up ^^