Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Leaving on a Jet Plane

It's finally that time! I am leaving tonight for my big Europe vacation! I can't believe it is finally here after over a year of planning. Still seems surreal! I am so excited to have some great bloggers guest posting for me while I'm gone so be sure to show them love with comments and visits to their blogs. I'll have a couple of posts lined up too so you won't forget me :) First stop, Amsterdam!

While I'm away, I'm not sure how much I'll be able to post so watch my Instagram (@thriftland) account for photos and follow me on Twitter (@thriftland) for lots of "I'm in __________ and I'm so excited!!" type tweets. I hope to share at least some phone photos with you while I'm there but be ready for LOTS of photos when I return. I can't wait!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Flight of Fashion Show

I attended the United Way Flight of Fashion show a couple weeks ago and I realized I never posted about it! Shame! You can read more about it in my previous post here. It was really interesting and all for a good cause. I thought I would share a couple of the photos I took with you! I brought my nice camera but the lens I had on it did not work well in that environment. Lesson learned!

My date for the night was Megan

Outfit Details:
Dress, brooch - Thrifted
Belt - old (I want to say Forever 21)
Shoes - really old
Tights - Target

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

BA Star

I know I don't usually talk much about makeup here on the blog.  I honestly don't know that much about it and don't wear it that often. Seeing as I don't know that much about makeup, I'm always happy to find products that take the guesswork out of wearing it.  I was recently contacted by BA Star to look into their new Smokey Eye Shadow palettes.  All of the colors you need to create the ultimate smokey eye are already included in the palette. Easy, right?  They also have Makeup 101 kit which includes: blush, a lip pencil, mascara and liner, mini brush set, and one of the smokey eye shadow palettes. My favorite color palette would have to be the Natural. I think this would look good on a lot of different skin tones and would definitely spice up my makeup bag! It also brings me back to my early college days when I wore glitter ALL. THE. TIME. Remember when you used to be able to get it in roll on form from Bath and Bodyworks? I miss those days.

As a thanks for reading about their product, BA Star has kindly offered all of you a discount on this line! Use the code BBSMOKY to get 50% off!

*Note* This is a sponsored post but my opinions are my own.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

New With a Vintage Twist

Do you have create an outfit or buy a piece that you just want to wear over and over? Well, I went to Old Navy last week to look for items to bring on my trip. I don't normally shop there but I saw a chambray shirt from Gap that I wanted and I thought ON would have a cheaper version. I was right! You can see a sneak peek of the items I got below. I was pretty proud of myself. I made sure everything I bought worked with things I already had or worked together. Plus, every item was less that 25 dollars and on sale :) I think I have a great start to a versatile travel wardrobe!

You can find me on Instagram here!

I had to give at least one of the items a test run this weekend though so here it is! I know this will look great with a skirt because I wore it like that to work on Monday... You know you do it too.

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Outfit Details:
Shirt,shoes - Old Navy
Jeans - Target
Necklace - Clyde's Rebirth
Belt - Vintage (stolen from my mom)
Headband - Belt from a thrifted dress

Speaking of Clyde's Rebirth, Merl has come up with a great new line. I REALLY want to get this necklace!
Lena // handmade in USA eco friendly jewelry

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

United Way WINGs Flight of Fashion

Join me on tomorrow, April 4 at 5:30pm for the Twin Cities United Way WINGs Flight of Fashion show! The fab Loring Pasta Bar, in Minneapolis will be the venue and it should be a great time! Proceeds of the event will go to the WINGs program which helps women and their families establish financial 
stability to overcome poverty. WINGs is committed to investing in women, giving them the tools to succeed personally and professionally. The groups’ motto is “helping the community and your career take flight.”

Metro area boutiques and designers providing the runway looks will include: Ann Lambrecht, Arrow 
Minneapolis, Bombshell Boutique, Corset, Emma Berg, Etcetera, Fashion Avenue, Gretchen Ventura, Grethen House, Hat Trix, Joynoelle, June, Karma, Lindsay Hopkins, Rags from Riches, Stephanie Lake, Sun and Moon Jewelry, and Uptown Vision Contact.All items will be available for purchase either in store or with the designers. 

Chemist Karoline Wells of The Elixery, an artisan cosmetic house located in Minneapolis, has created a custom lipstick for WINGs Flight of Fashion called “Take Flight.” 

Tickets are $85 for VIP (includes premier seating and exclusive WINGs lipstick), $50 in advance, and $60 at the door. For tickets, more information about the event and details about WINGs, visit www.unitedwaytwincities.org/fof

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Outfit Post - eShakti

I'm back with an outfit post (finally right?).  I was contacted a couple of weeks ago by eShakti to do a review of an item from their new spring line.  I jumped at the chance, of course! It was actually really hard for me to chose which dress I wanted to get this time around.  So many great colors and silhouettes offered on their site right now. Not sure if you remember what happened last time I got a dress from them. I got in a custom size and it was way too big on top (cue sad music). So, this time I opted for a standard size and just got a shorter hem length. I picked a size smaller than I would normally wear based on the sizing they had listed for the item.  It fits MUCH better than last time and the dress is a nice material as well.

To summarize, look at the size measurements on the website and be wary of ordering the custom size.  The dress is a nice material and looks well made so it is worth the price in my opinion.

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Outfit Details:
Dress - c/o eShakti
Cardigan - Old Navy from a couple years ago
Tights - Target
Shoes - Forever 21
Coat - H&M

I also wore this dress to another Third Thursday at the MIA. This night didn't have a particular theme since it was the opening party for their "More Real: Art in the Age of Truthiness" exhibition.  The exhibition was really well put together but that kind of art isn't really my scene so I'm not the right person to give an opinion on it.  I guess I just don't "get" most modern art.  Show me creativity or talent that went into your work and I will appreciate it but I might not understand it. The activities they had planned were fun as usual such as free haircuts, making paper cameras and live music.  I made a Vine with some of the art that we saw there. Check it out here! I also had to pose with the old-fashioned paper camera I made :)

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I hope you are all having a lovely week. I've been getting ready for my cousin's baby shower I'm hosting this weekend and starting to get everything planned/situated/booked for my trip. I'll be there in less than a month now! Needless to say, I've been pretty crazy but I'm going to try to keep things going around here the best I can!