New in July


I fell in love with the Kate Spade book clutch 
the moment I set my eyes on it a few years back.
Priced at 350.00 USD plus tax, it was not something 
I was ready to splurge on - specially since a clutch is not 
something I will wear everyday and get my money's worth.
Then the Kate Spade site had a special sale and
at 108.00 USD I just clicked my credit card numbers away...


Another item I picked up during this month was a pair of gold and tan
flat sandals from Follies, this one for 3.99 USD work perfect.



Total July purchases was 113.27 USD


Let go in July

July was the month I cleaned out my make up drawer.
While I will spare you the details, I let go of eyeshadows, glosses, 
face powders and even long lost forgotten perfumes.


In the clothing department, I decided to let go of a see through 
grey dress from Pink Collection.
While the dress is probably pre blog, its only been worn 3 or 4 times in 
5 years.

I have usually referred to this Casual brand dress as the pom pom dress.
That is, because of the hot pink pom poms it had. However I removed 
them before getting rid of the dress, I have special 
plans for that pom pom trim.
This dress was worn about 4 times on the blog and a few more off the blog.
But, I honestly just got tired of it and at the end sold 
it at a flea market for 1.00 USD


Also in the bag is my vintage like B. Moss brown corduroy skirt.
Worn 4 times in five years. It falls at the hip and I just don't think it
the fit is good, besides I have other brown skirts.


Another item worn 3-4 times in 5 years is this pink turtle neck top by Merona.
I was not comfortable and it looked terrible.


Bluenotes vest, worn 9 times in 5 years.
Looking through the pictures I was not smitten
by any of the looks, and I sold it for 2.00 USD 
at the flea market.


Lacoste argyle turquoise vest, worn 4 times during 5 years.
I took it to the flea market, see if I could sell it but 
someone loved it so much, they stole it :´(


My sailor like Feline top, purchased in June 2012 for 16.99 USD, did not last
long in my closet. The fabric started piling very quickly, worn 4 times taking 
it to 4.25 USD per wear… sold it for 3.00 USD at the flea market.

Forever 21 pink and black striped tank top, worn about 3 times on the blog.
When I wore it last I realised it had 4 holes in the back :/

My mint Zara sweater purchased in February 2012 for 25.95 USD,
 I feel like I have been wearing it ever since. Worn 11 times, taking it 
to 2.35 USD per wear. I love the sweater but it is in bad shape, it's
acrylic and has pulled threads that don't make it look polished.


A vintage Escada blouse, purchased in 2011
at a thrift shop for 3.50 USD.
Worn 3 times.
Sold at the flea market for 10.00 USD.

The red and white striped Exclusive! cardigan has been around since 2012.
Worn at least 8 times, it was piling, had a tiny hole and the buttons were
losing their gold tone, so I also got rid of it.


A pink tank top from Cotton Phase also worn about 5 times in 5 years.
I just have too many tank tops and don't wear them that much.
Just cannot see the point of having them take precious closet space.



My black military like jacket by Culture purchased sometime in 2009.
Purchased for 5.99 USD and "customised by me", it was worn 6 times.
I can't button it, I don't wear it enough and it just feels a little 
costumey every time I do.
So, I decided that I am done with it, sold it at the flea market for 5.00 USD.



Also in the bag, these brown trousers from Banana Republic.
Worn at least 7 times, they were a bit low for my taste and 
after looking at pictures I realised the fit was not the best.
Oh and I have a feeling it was going to tear in the back are
at any moment...


My silver and black foam earrings.
So light, so cute, but never worn.
So, off they go.


My gold tone Tous bear like chain bracelet was scratched and colour was fading.
Worn very few times, I sold it at the flea market for a 1.00 USD.


Grey ribbon and pearl bracelet. It was a gift from a friend
and I did get to wear it, however the pearls began to peel
and reveal the plastic underneath and I just thought it 
was better to let go. Sold it for a 1.00 USD at the flea market.


This vintage like lace choker had been in my drawer for over 5 years.
I never ever even tried it on, I think it's a beautiful piece but apparently is does
not match my style.
Sold it at the flea market for 1.00 USD.


Carolina Herrera like pink pearl and lace 
necklace, I actually made this piece.
Wore it a few times but not enough to keep.
Sold it for 6.00 USD at the flea market.


I have a small collection of vintage collars that were handed down to me
by my great aunt. I don't wear them much and even though I know
that when it comes to vintage, pieces are not perfect, this pearl
collar had a lot of the pearls peeling and since I have several of
them, I decided to let go of this one, sold at the flea market 
for 18.00 USD


Shoes: my Acquilles heel.
I sold the Divided by H&M suede flats because I bought them a year ago and just never wore them, sold them for 5.00 USD.

My black vintage Chandler buckle shoes.
They were a hand me down never worn as they 
were tight and also the patent material became sticky.
So, off they went.

Paid 20.00 USD for these BGBG Generation blue shoes 
in New Mexico, November 2012. Worn about 18 times, 
taking it to about one dollar per wear.

These brown Coach wedges have been around since 2010.
I remember buying them on line for about 80.00 USD or so.
Only wore them about 10 times in 5 years, taking it to 8.00 USD per wear.
Unfortunately the wedge part just doesn't hold the weight and collapsed.
So off they go.


These American Eagle purple flats from Payless have been 
around since 2010. I cannot remember how much I paid for them.
Wore them at least 15 times on the blog, however they are no
longer in use.


My flower black bucket bag, has been around for at least 10 years.
Hardly ever worn, I am thinking once or twice in 5 years ?
Sold it at the flea market for 3.00 USD.


Gold sequin scarf which I never ever wore. 
It was in the closet with the tags and I still love it.
But in a few years I have not even tried it on.
So I sold it at the flea market for 5.00 USD


Bow clutch, purchased and worn once in 2010 - 
so I sold it for a 1.00 USD. 

28 items!






Argyle

I have always associated argyle print with vintage.

White bow shirt Divided by H&M - Mustard trousers Zara -
Turquoise vest Lacoste - Grey shoes Zara - Vintage watch
There is something in it that just takes me to the 1970's.


This one in particular was purchased in Peru and since it begun 
piling I had decided to put it in the donation pile.


At the end, it actually went to the flea market with me, 
see if I could get a few bucks for it.


However, someone had other plans,
and the garment was stolen.

How low can you go ?
Stealing clothes in a flea market ?

Zipper explosion

I think the tittle of the post gives my story away.

White skirt Nine West - Vintage twin set Juan PĂ©rez -
Tsubo yellow heels - White vintage stretch belt - Sunglasses Forever 21
As my day ended at work, I sat down and suddenly just 
heard and simultaneously felt the zipper in the back of my 
tanks slowly come apart.


Lucky for me, its a twin set and I was wearing the out shell too,
meaning that it could not be seen.


It only made me imagine of how awful it would be if this happened
elsewhere and to an exposed zipper where you could not cover it...


The zipper explosion just confirmed that I really cannot keep this vintage 
new-to-me twin set.


That is, unless I stop eating the Macadamia cookies from Subway.



Superman´s Clerk

When I got dressed this morning, I looked in the mirror
and thought this outfit made me look like a clerk.

Black Pencil Skirt Apt 9 - White button down shirt Off Shore -
Bluenotes brown vest - Black suede shoes Moleca
Then I thought I looked like a vintage clerk, one who
 you might find at the Daily Planet Newspaper.


Yeah, a clerk that would write down all the messages 
for  Clark Kent..

Gold tone Tous - like charm bracelet

and give Lois Lane the evil eye ;)

Convince

If you can't convince them..

Liz Claiborne jeans - Calvin Klein top -
Innovativi wedges  - Black bag Guess
Confuse them !

Breakfast with friends

It was a great day to sit down with friends for breakfast.
Seersucker green jacket - Apt 9 Green top - Black shorts -
Michael Kors zipper flats - Guess corduroy bag
Unfortunately it's not something that can be done often
as everyone is always busy doing something else.


It's kind of sad how it use to be easy to get together.
Now most people have families and things to attend to...


But many made to to breakfast today -
that's what counts.

Time Out

A fun night out to celebrate a birthday.

Black jumper Praia Collection - Zebra heels Bershka

The black jumper did the trick.

Flea Market Coming Up

There's a flea market coming up where  
I'm gonna be participating in as a vendor.
It's my second one.

Green top Apt. 9 - Black shorts - Green flats Vitoria Ferreira
I am looking forward to the possibility of selling some of my clothes.
Currently, I am in the process of cleaning the closet and deciding
what to sell. 
Black corduroy Guess bag 
This time around the green top I am wearing and the black corduroy bag from Guess will be on the clothes horse for sale :)


The collar

I have several vintage collars .

Banana Republic brown trousers - Beige George top  - Vintage collar
Blue suede shoes Zara 
I really like them, however, I have a really hard time wearing them.


I thought of giving one of them a try with this look.


Now that I look at the pictures, I can confirm that 
I was not happy with the results.