Monday, May 3, 2010

Day Tripping: Summer Breeze

Summer breeze makes me feel fine //
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind //
Summer breeze makes me feel fine //
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind //

This weekend my buddy Lo and I decided to drive to Palm Springs to do some thrifting. I honestly don't know why the thought hasn't crossed my mind before being that Palm Springs is an hour and a half away, and the selections are amazing! I scored a few killer pieces [I plan on taking some What I Wore pics soon utilizing some of my newly acquired threads] that I can't wait to show you!

I am wearing a Diane Von Furstenberg dress that I belted, and temporarily shortened [the dress is knee length; but when I belted the dress, I pulled it up to make it short. The belt keeps the "style" in place] as this makes the dress a little more modern. I plan on doing a Youtube video that explains this technique, as I tend to do this a lot. It comes in handy when you thrift dresses that are too long, or have a dress in your closet that you would like to spruce up.

Edit: My hair in these pics is a result of a braid and curl! I used the small purple plastic rollers, and rolled my hair about 1inch. - I was inspired by Sewing Stardom, after ooogling over her pictures for an insane amount of time! 

Here are a few places to check out if you ever make your way to Palm Springs;
Angel View Thrift
Estate Sale Company
Resale Therapy

DVF Dress
Jeffrey Campbell Boots
H&M Bracelets
Thrifted Belt


  1. This look is so beautiful. I'm loving the sweet innocent dress look with the over the knee boot, great contrast. nice to naughty.

  2. I love, love your Palm Springs look.

    Your braidout looks a little different, like the ends are curled. Did you do a braid-n-curl?

  3. Cute!!! Love the outfits and the hair! Fab skin as well!

  4. Cute boots! I did some thrifting this weekend too at a place called Thrift Town in San Leandro's. If you get a chance you must check that out when you come back to the San Francisco area.

  5. I always love your pictures! The colors are always so vibrant! And your hair is such a great accessory!

  6. I Love that you two hang!! Brownies unite, when I come to Cali we will meet :D

  7. @Hell Notes for Beauty Thank you!! The boots are pretty comfortable too which is a major plus!

    @Anonymous Thank you! I did indeed do a braid n curl!!

    @Alana Thank you so much :-0

    @CurlyNaturallyBeautiful Oooooohhh yeah! Thrift Town!! Heard a lot of wonderful things about that little place. You are very lucky to live in what some would consider the west coast mecca of thrifting.

    @Latoya Awww Thank you!!


    @MizzTee Thank you!

  8. Your hair looks really nice! I feel like we have similar textures, so it's motivating that your hair is that long. If I can get mine to look like that...I'll probably never straighten, lol.

  9. @Koos Thank you! I am SURE you can get your hair to look like that! It's all in finding the right products, and technique. :-)

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  11. oh okay i saw the list of stores. I live in Hawaii but my mom lives in florida and I am visiting her in July. I am defintely going thirfting and vintage shopping!


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