Monday, April 20, 2015

Neutrals and a Spring Face

I've been wearing tan neutrals with my usual black and white a lot lately, but on my face I will jazz it up with color.  Today's thrifted look is this sleeveless cropped turtle neck with this figure flattering pencil midi skirt. Added stripes to complete the look as stripes do.   

 as for the details, this is Becca's Skin Souffle in Watermelon Moonstone, a gorgeous shiny pink that works beautifully on the lids as it does on the cheeks.  Nars Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi, a vibrant coral pink unlike any I've seen before, and Colour Pop's blush in Trickery a bright bright matte pink.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thrifted Bohemian

Oatmeal sleeveless knit top is a recent thrift find.  This old Express skirt buttons down in front, but I shifted it to the side to give a more interesting look.  I like how the buttons don't go to the bottom so my sandals can peer through.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gladiator Sandals Trend

Historic footwear from the Roman Colosseum and probably from before then, is reappearing for spring and summer.  Gladiator sandals could go really wrong with overly embellished straps.  I think keeping the statement sandal simple is key to wearing the trend.
Of course I'd love to own a pair of Valentino gladiator sandals, but being thrifty, I look in a more budget friendly direction.

Today's thrifted look are two things I adore, ugly wallpaper patterned shift dress and these new gladiator sandals off of amazon, they were under $40 and good quality.  These sandals also wear really well through the day, the straps don't shrink downwards.
Hooray for warm weather, time to dust off all the odd thrifted dresses.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Cropped Tribe

Wishing you a joyous Friday!  I'm enjoying a warm day, its verging on hot and too humid, but I'll gladly take it!  Today's look is this flowy midi tribal skirt and this cropped navy top I thrifted.  
Tomorrow morning is going to be loads of fun.  Yard sale season has begun and I'm hoping to come back to you with oddities and cool spring summer pieces.  

Monday, March 30, 2015

Fully Exposed

Love the look of pants rolled up bare ankles and some great menswear shoes.

Thursday, March 26, 2015


Adding to my list of favorite prints along with plaid, stripes, polka dots, and weird animal prints, is paint strokes or graffiti.  It draws the eye and can look classic or abstract.  I don't think I'll ever forget Céline's S/S 2014 graffiti paint stroke printed clothing.  

This graphic style is something I rarely find when I go out thrifting.  Well who would discard it?!  Not I!  Acevog kindly offered me some clothing from their very thrifty priced amazon clothing line.  When I saw paint strokes I got excited.  
Anyway, on to the look.  This knit high low top was from Acevog and I paired it with a recent thrift find, these blue pin striped high waist trousers.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thrifted Marsala Dress

I see the Pantone color of the year (Marsala) as a neutral.  It goes so well with all the usuals, black, blue, grey, brown etc. 
 I found this cheongsam collared dress a while ago.  I am beyond glad that it is warm enough to wear it!

What I Thrifted Lately

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Farewell to Sweaters...almost

I might have to force myself to skip over the sweater racks while I'm out thrifting.  Murphey's Law has struck and I have found some great sweaters while the weather is beginning to warm up.

This sweater makes me think of Dolce & Gabbana's spring 2015 line, with the dark colors and contrasting red florals.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Been Out Thrifting

Found something I've been wanting when I was out thrifting at a small shop I was debating whether or not to stop in.  Got some shoes with an interesting heel!  Plus many other weirdly delightful housewares and fashionable things.  Keep a lookout for a haul video.  Or for more instant gratification, instagram @rosencrantz_ 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pastel face and Pinstripes

Completely thrifted look today.  White shirt has an adorable rounded collar, I tied it 70s style and tucked in the ends to give it a cropped more casual look.  Wide leg pinstriped pants I've had forever and never plan to get rid of.  And I've been getting a good amount of wear out of these chunky wooden wedges.

On my lips, I put this on my instagram @ rosencrantz_ it is Colourpop's lipstick in Brills, a gorgeous lilac color suitable to my skintone (NC30) and pastel blue tips.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tessellation and Fur

Two thrift finds that compliment each other so well.  This collar top has an eye drawing tessellation print, a perfect thing to wear on Monday to get the brain gears moving.  This faux fur cardigan was another amazing thrift find.  

What I Thrifted

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

To Resurrect or Not to Ressurect

from the movie The Sure Thing
Turtle necks underneath sweaters.  They're functional for this undying winter, but they can err on the side of too 80s.  
I'm going to take a leap and sport the look today.  I thrifted this fitted jersey turtleneck a while ago and it has this pretty key hole opening in the back.  I'm wearing it backwards today so it can show under this pale pink thrifted sweater.  And voilà thrifted look.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Knock Knock!

And the universe responds, who's there?  Not me, sorry I don't have a clever ending to that joke.  
I haven't been loyally posting here or my YouTube channel.  I wish I could say its because I was so busy at New York Fashion Week, but that would be a lie lol.  
If you want to catch up with me more regularly I've taken a liking to Instagram so...hope to see you there @rosencrantz_ 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Dressed up No Place To Go

Ridiculous to some..more like to many, wearing your nice clothes on a hum drum day, but I look at my closet and think of all the cool oddities I've picked up while thrifing and feel that its a shame to wait for some special event to wear them.  Besides, they're comfortable enough to sit around in hah.  
I love the exaggerated shoulders on this boxy knit, the shape goes well with this flared skirt.  Add some cotton leggings and voila!  Deceptively comfortable.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Chunky Wooden Shoes

Getting wear out of these thrifted 70s inspired chunky wooden shoes.  
Who is excited about Fashion Week?!

Friday, February 6, 2015


From Instagram @rosencrantz_  which I've begun using regularly.  Instant gratification aah.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pull Up Them Socks

Because its too cold to go out with open toe shoes and I like the look of socks with 70s chunky heels.

Also I picked up a gorgeous dusty plum blush by Sephora.  Its Sephora Micro Smooth Baked Blush Duo in Tea Rose Tickle...perfect example of not judging by an awful name, this blush is beautiful.  It has a highlight dusty plum and a shimmered deeper plum.  I think this color goes well with Nars Pigalle, a deep earthy shade.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

43 Days 4 Hours

43 days until spring.  There are websites dedicated to countdowns and that is the answer I get when I search for spring.  (didn't feel like calculating myself internet does the thinking for me how sad)  
I haven't strayed from my usual black, but I've added some springy things...color!  Royal blue cropped top with one of my all time favorite unique finds, this leopard scarf.  Pleated black skirt is a very old thrifted piece circa high school lol.  I'm surprised how crisp the pleats have stayed!  And a new buy, these white cut out bootie sandal type shoes.  Adore!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Metallic Varsity

Somewhat off topic to begin with, but I came home from yoga and was struggling to take down my hair bun and this side bun happened!  lol it might not look like much, but to someone who finds hair to be just an afterthought, this is so pretty!
On to the thrifted look, I have my trusty thrifted wool bubble coat, varsity sweater, black jeans, and a pair of ultra metallic oxfords.
Here's to wishing you too an unexpected surprise for your Thursday.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Simple Shape Changing

Have you tried taking a piece from your wardrobe and changing its shape to make it more interesting?  A favorite piece of mine lately is this over sized plaid t shirt I thrifted, wearing it large and boxy is very modern minimalist, but today I gathered and knotted it to the side for a retro cropped look.
Shorts and hiker boots were also thrifted.

Monday, January 26, 2015

School Lady Dress

I found this wool plaid school lady dress at Goodwill.  It has a deep vneck and I love how it pairs well with a sheer under layer and a faux fur collar.  Its really warm thrifted look, with the exception of the peep toe booties, they will most likely be switched out because of the snow that's on its way.