Fall in Love

So it has been a while I know. I have been quite the micro-blogger lately on Instagram. I didn’t quite know what that was until @blogwithkim shared that concept one day. Anyway, I wanted to take the time to brag on my newest Goodwill find. A cozy, wrap cardigan that is sure to be in heavy rotation this season. When the weather people hinted that cooler weather was coming, I headed right to my happy place, my local Triad Goodwill. When I tell you that they have an abundance of sweaters, jackets and everything you need to stay warm, I am not over exaggerating. This lovely cardigan caught my eye because of the price, color, style and the thickness of it.

I paired this “3.59 BCBSGeneration cardigan with jeans, a tank and some booties. I am a girly, girl so I added a pearl brooch to the shawl neckline just to have some bling.

Plus I think I am slightly addicted to cardigans. For various reasons but I will name just a few:

*They can be worn in every season.

*They protect you for the sub-artic cold of your work air conditioner, that comes on when it’s cold instead of when it is hot.

*They are versatile and universally flattering if worn correctly.

*They are super comfy.

*They keep you looking “put together” (I hate when people say that) But basically gives you a more polished and complete look (like a blazer, but that is for another post).

Find sweaters and cardigans in colors  that enhance your beautiful skin and that will be easy to pair with other things in your closet.  I was going to link some retail cardigans for you all to chase down but then I said nah, I am challenging them to go thrifting. Save some of those coins for travel or to pay back student loans (I have a slew of them, HELP). Many people share with me that it’s hard for them to have a successful thrifting adventure. That is probably because you are trying to focus on the entire store on your first visit. That can be quite overwhelming. So head straight to the sweaters. Most places have them sorted by color and some even by size. Whether for work, casual wear, or date night, I am convinced that you will find something. Every piece will be unique which is what I absolutely love.

Fall is the time in which couples get all cute and cozy and take lubby dubby pics and stuff. Fireplaces start burning and people start confessing their love for one another. I think it is awesome. I love, love. Even when the kind of love that you desire isn’t quite there yet, it still feels amazing to know that you have friends and family who love and adore you. That unconditional love that no matter what you have done, they still love you despite all that. This Fall season, fall in love with yourself. That is the best love that you can have. When you have that kind of love, it is easy for others around you to love you. Even when they don’t you’re OK because you have that self love that can’t be taken away.

Thanks for stopping by. Share your sweater/cardigan thrift find with me on IG. I can’t wait to see what you find.

xo, Eve

 

 

 

 

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Thrifted Vintage Skirt and Booties/Fall Look

 

This week I am all about skirts and dresses. Jeans have been a tad bit restrictive for me lately so I thought about switching it up. Plus the weather has been amazing here lately in NC so why not show a little bit of leg.

 I took a trip to GCF Donation Center & Store in Morrsiville, NC yesterday. I went in for skirts and dresses but could not pass up on the chance to snag some great shoes for the fall as well. These Jessica Simpson booties that you see are my $3.49 treasure find. I finally made it over to the skirts and this vintage skirt caught my eye priced at $3.29!

What else is better than a thrifted vintage skirt and booties paired with a floral blouse and denim jacket? I felt like this outfit was my Fall outfit goals all in one smash! The colors and the way the pieces compliment each other are quite impressive if I do say so myself. Thrifted blouse $2.29

So let’s head into Fall with a fresh and different outlook on what our closet goals will look like this season. Go through your wardrobe and see what you have and let’s find a way to incorporate it into a new look. If not let’s get to thrifting. There are just too many treasures awaiting you that will not cost you retail prices.

As always, thanks for stopping by!!!!

xo, Eve

 

 

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Day to Night Style…..The Suit, The LBD, Layer it up!

 

Hi there! The Fourth of July holiday has concluded and some of us are trying to get settled back into the work week on a hump day! Crazy right? At least that means we only have two more work days left in the week. Today on the blog I want to share with you how you can choose the perfect outfit that works for the work slay as well as the after work scene. I was chatting it up with some blogger friends last night and we shared how we are usually slighted misunderstood because of our we show up at work. But we all know that the world is our runway so why not?!

Every lady needs a look that says Girl Boss and recognize it but then the ability to transition effortlessly into your flirty and let your hair down side after office hours. So I have a few style tips to try to assist you with this task.

Suit It Up!

I know you are like ughhhh I despise stuffy suits but not all suits are plain and basic. A killer suit can take you from day to night. Finding a suit that fits is key. You know I am an avid thrifter, so the thrift store is always my go to place for a nice, quality suit. A classic white or black suit, or even opt for one in bold color and style it your way! During the day wear a crisp button down with a statement necklace. At night ditch the blazer  and let your neckpiece run the show!  Toss the handbag for a clutch! Get rid of the basic pumps and throw on some heels with inches and compliment your day look with a little edginess for the night cap and you are ready for the after work sip and chat!

My blogger friend @curveebeauty slaying in this suit attire.

 

The LBD ( Little Black Dress)

Every woman has to have the little black dress collection. You can pull it off with anything combination and for any event! If you don’t own one, let me help you find one or again head to your local thrift store and get to it! It is a staple piece to transition from day to night.

This LBD can easily make the work scene by adding a white, black or a pop of color blazer and transition into the night scene!

 

For work, make your black dress appropriate for your work atmosphere. Doesn’t have to be fancy for work or the after scene. Make sure the dress compliments your body type or wear undergarments to make everything smooth and flattering. Match with heels to compliment your legs and body shape. Grab your work tote and boss it. Now, for the night look, add a blazer or scarf! Any colors will work! Some attention grabbing earrings and again a nice clutch or smaller handbag and work the scene!

Layer it Up!

When in doubt, layer! My favorite fashion thing to do is layer clothing pieces. It’s trendy yes, but I have been layering for years. Especially in the fall and winter because I dislike bulky jackets. So I make sure to layer enough to be both warm and cute. But even for the warmer weather, layering works. Now when I layering it’s not always the clothes. For work, add a belt or scarf to your look that will flatter your waistline. Dusters are at an all time high fashion piece right now. Wear with dresses, jeans, shorts, everything basically! For the night life, you can also layer without feeling stuffy. Layering necklaces work. Adding a cute cardigan to a dress or skirt and top! If you prepare ahead of time, your work look doesn’t even have to change. You can step out of the office and into a wine tasting with no changing at all!

I purchased this red dress at my local Triad Goodwill! Opted to layering over some jeans and added heels! You can easily take this look from work to play!

 

So there you have it! Wasn’t that easy? You probably already have these looks in your closet. If not, get to thrifting! lol

Thanks for stopping by!

 

xo, Eve

 

 

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Fashion and Fireworks

Hello and Happy Monday! I am working today so no long weekend for me but I do plan to engage in some fun after work and tomorrow. So of course many of us plan to attend picnics, cookouts and engage in firework activities (btw please be safe). So therefore, we must have a fashion and fireworks post right? It wouldn’t be appropriate blogger etiquette not to!

This post also includes some looks from two of my blogger friends, so be sure to follow them on IG as well @rickiloves and @the_cost_conscious_fashionista who I am sharing this first collab with!! Awesome right! So the obvious answer to the holiday fashion is some combination of red, white and blue, but clearly you don’t have to wear all three colors. You don’t have to wear any but let’s be festive and fun. Whether it is a scarf, bag, shoes or your nail polish you can still participate.

If you have been a faithful follower, you know that I love thrifting. I enjoy putting looks together that do not break the bank or my budget. My looks are affordable and probably something that you already have in your closet or if not a trip to the local Goodwill can certainly help you in that department.

This look includes a men’s casual blue and white striped button down. I landed this find for $3.59 at my local Goodwill. Paired with my thrifted blue Michael Antonio heels $3.49, thrifted red clutch $1.99 and thrifted blue tank $1.29. The scarf is from Dollar General $2. The only retail item are the super high-rise jegging from https://www.ae.com/

 

Same scarf, Merona button front, off the shoulder from http://target.com   Another pair of my fav American Eagle jeans and Steve Madden Stecy heels in red, I scored from Macy’s during their annual shoe sale for $25.

 

@the_cost_conscious_fashionista My NC blogger friend opted for the supreme trio colors of red, white, and blue also! The off the shoulder trend is so flattering and this look is amazing! She more of her looks at https://thecostconsciousfashionista.com/

@rickiloves Is slaying is this white dress in Texas!!! She opted to adorn her handbag with the American flag colors in a scarf. Perfect for the added subtle but patriotic look. See more of her fashion and beauty tips at https://rickiloves.com/

 

I had so much fun doing this collab with these ladies! Fun and a learning experience. Be sure to check out their blogs and their social media feeds as well! Have a very Happy Fourth of July! And remember fashion and fireworks! Thanks for stopping by!

 

xo, Eve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thrift Store Finds for Your Next Vacation

It’s been a while loves but life happens right? I am glad you stuck it out with me while I try to revamp my website that is a little easier for me to post and navigate. It’s still a work in progress.

Today I wanted to bring to the blog a post about something that I am truly ready to experience this year and in the future. TRAVEL. I no longer want to collect stuff, I want to collect memories. So I am pairing my love of thrifting with my desire to travel more. I am sharing a few items that you can thrift your way to traveling with and not break the bank.

Five Travel Items You Can Find at the Thrift Store

1. Photo Albums

Photo albums are becoming so rare these days but I still love them. There is nothing like pulling out a photo album and turning the pages with your children or friends. Memories that are on real pictures and not in phones or on social media. When traveling, there are times that you might capture priceless photos and immediately want to get them printed in case your camera/phone is lost or stolen. Having a small photo album in your possession will be a great way to keep them safe and organized while traveling. I see so many treasured albums while I am out thrifting and thought what a great find for someone who loves to be able to hold pictures in their hands that’s not in their phones. They are usually very cheap, so grab yourself one and a few for friends!

2.  Travel Bags/Totes

I must admit, I have an addiction to bags. Handbags, tote bags, reuseable bags, makeup bags, grocery bags. LOL You name the bag and I have more than probably five of each. Whether you are taking a trip to the beach or an amusement park, thrift stores like Goodwill, Salvation Army, or even online Stores like Thredup or Poshmark have some very nice bags that will give you a bang for your buck. Even TJMaxx has some awesome tote bags at a thrifty price. Usually they are hanging on a wall near the checkout counter. Makeup bags or bags that can double as a clutch can usually be found in the bins or in a basket on the counter at most thrift stores. I am a mommy so everything gets tossed into my bag. Food, extra shoes, umbrellas, towels, EVERYTHING. Don’t be afraid to dig through to find your hidden treasure. It’s worth not having to pay retail so you can spend more on enjoying your getaway.

3.  Sunglasses

I promise you that I lose my glasses and sunglasses more than I keep them on my face. A few years ago I purchased a pair of prescription Marc Jacobs sunglasses. Do you know I just found them maybe a few months ago? SMH sad I know. So I don’t feel as bad when I grab a nice pair of sunglasses from the thrift store and lose them an hour after I walk out of the store. The beauties below were a thrift find for $1. Usually, thrift stores have sunglasses galore for men, women, and children. My 7 year old loves to grab her a pair whenever she is with me. Even if you just need a sunglass case to protect your sunglasses they have those too. I would rather pay $2 than $200 for sunglasses any day. So get thrifting and grab you some cute styles and rock them on your next vacation adventure.

4.  Hats

Ok so I am pushing 37 and I am learning how important it is to protect this glowing skin. So with my Avon products with SPF, I also have to make sure I use extra protection when I am out in the elements. I love the beach so there is nothing like a nice straw hat or floppy hat. Looking cute while keeping the sun from burning my face and shoulders. If I don’t see anything else, the first things I see when I walk in my favorite thrift stores, are HATS! Any kind you want. Baseball caps, fishing caps, floppy hats, fedoras lol all kinds! Even though I thrift, I am the queen of sanitizing. I usually spray with Lysol and soak/wash according to the labels in the hats. You can google and find all sorts of articles on how to clean hats prior to wearing them. Better safe than sorry even when you are saving those coins. You can find my Avon products on my website along with some inexpensive hats on my website http://youravon.com/ontheeve

5.  Travel Wardrobe

Here my loves is my favorite part of this blog!! Thrifting for clothes. My closet is just about totally thrifted with the exception of a few pieces that I already owned prior to living the #thriftylife so to speak. Maxi dresses, light weight jackets, cute tops, denim jackets are all perfect pieces for traveling. If there is a look you have discovered on Pinterest or another blogger’s IG or even on my IG onthe_eve_style_.   I am more than positive that you can recreate the same looks by finding pieces at your local thrift store. Don’t forget shoes. You can grab some cute flats and sandals to take along with you for the trip. Don’t forget to clean and sanitize those too.

You have officially been schooled on how to prepare for your next vacation! So with all the money that you will save, go enjoy yourself. Take pictures in your thrifted wardrobe, with your poppin sunglasses and hat, with your tote on your wrist and place those photos in your cute new photo album! All who wander are not lost! Bye bye for now!

 

 

xo, Eve

 

 

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