THRIFT STORE ESSENTIALS PART TWO

I’m so happy everyone enjoyed my last Thrift Store Essentials post.  I immediately started thinking it needed a part two and maybe part three right after I posted.  There are so many pieces at the thrift store that I see time and time again that could be a classic in most anyone’s closet.  Here are a few I spotted in one week: Jane is wearing a beautiful Burberry trench. Every time I stop at Genesis thrift store in Dallas, they will have at least one Burberry trench–sometime three or four to choose from.  This one is perfect, but Jane and …

COMME DES GARCONS

Quick post before I begin the rest of an incredibly busy week.  I’m almost done shooting my thrifting post, so promise to have that up soon.  These were pictures snapped right before the Kelly Wearstler/Reward Style event last week. Wearing Comme des Garcons jacket that is one of my favorite pieces in the world.  Skirt by Raquel Allegra, available at V.O.D. boutique in Dallas, and Giuseppe Zanotti buckle shoes.

OCT 17TH

Oct. 17th was the most clever name I could come up with for this post because the photos really have no rhyme nor reason.   They were taken when Jane and I were out running errands, and I kind of liked this outfit, so thought I would share. Carol is home for fall break, so I am ecstatic to see her! Carrying one of my favorite old bags–it’s by Golden Bleu.  Wonder if they are still around?  I always liked that company. Trying on a sweater at H&M with my vintage fur collar.  Hope to get my second Thrift Store …

SILLY DOG PHOTOS

  Kim and Shelly sharing a little peanut butter from a spoon.  They’re always up for taking silly dog pictures. Really Kim? Jane’s new dog, Melanie.  Such a precious girl. Jane and I didn’t even realize how much Kim and Melanie looked alike until we saw a photo of them side by side–that’s just how captivated we are with Mel’s sweet personality.  We celebrated her adoption with a birthday cake. I was happy that my Thrift Store Essentials post was such a hit–I’m busy working on Thrift Store Essentials Part Two.  Off to work!  Everyone have a great day.   …

GIVE AND TAKE CONSIGMENT

I wanted to share with you my new favorite consignment store in Dallas.  Give and Take.  Located on Riverfront in the Dallas Design District, Give and Take consigns high end classics from the 50’s to the 80’s along with funky accent tables, art, lamps and more.  Owner, Jean Nelson takes great care in arranging small vignettes throughout the shop to showcase her great collection–but don’t skip the back room where you’ll find more treasures waiting to hit the floor. Check out the Vladimir Kagan sofa above covered in a slinky faux python. This pair of chrome lamps retails for $700. …

THRIFT STORE ESSENTIALS

Finally we have a little cool weather.  With the last remnants of summer comes the urge to update your wardrobe for fall.  This can always be a little daunting.  You can envision yourself wandering around the mall for hours on end, not to mention that fall clothes cost at least four times more than spring/summer clothes.  One nice piece can blow your entire clothing budget. I spent ten days hitting two different thrift stores in Dallas close to my home, and one crazy estate sale.  I came up with five easy to find pieces that will completely update your fall …

RED

A big thanks to Valentino for sending me a pair of their beautiful red rock studs shoes.  I am a huge fan of Valentino shoes, and honored to have a pair of these limited edition beauties.  I am helping Valentino kick off the new Valentino Shoe Room.  You can see more of it here. Thank you Valentino!!!  

HAPPY FALL!

Hi Everyone!  Sorry for my absence of late.  Jane’s blog had a few projects that kept us quite busy, so I’ve been more of a behind the scenes blogger the last couple of weeks, so it’s nice to finally get a post out and at least say hello. I’m going to try out a few new recipes this week-so I will see you all soon!

iPHONE

Photos snapped by Jane on the most insanely hot day of the year with my iPhone–you can tell by the look on my face and lack of proper shoes. Sunglasses were a gift from Toms, and my absolute favorite.  Zara jacket, Rich and Skinny jeans. Putting the Alexander Wang sandals SS/13 on my wish list for sure!  I loved the entire collection.

BEFORE AND AFTER

Manny Rodriguez snapped this photo of my bedroom for the Rue Magazine shoot. Needless to say, we didn’t use it. A little bit sad, right?  Just not working at all.  The lamps aren’t right, and there is a huge void on either side of the sofa–kind of depressing.  This half of my room needed a makeover–stat!  My room is huge, and filling up the space has proven to be a challenge.  I am not a minimalist! What do you think now?  I found some great vintage bookcases to fill the void, and they also allowed me to unpack all of …