Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Thrifty Feature: FashionBombDaily.com

It's been a little crazy the past 2 weeks, but I did have the pleasure to attend some Spring 13 NYFW shows which was a break from the 9-5 job! One of the shows was sprung on me at the last minute, and it happened to be on the day that I decided to wear a thrifted dress, belt & earrings. Well, luckily I looked FAB & the photographers obviously liked my style too! What was even more exciting was the fact that I was featured on FashionBombDaily.com
Head on over and check out the post...and maybe one day, you might see me featured on their "Fashion Bombshell of the Day"
luv jones:)

Dress was previously featured in the following post: In the Jungle

Monday, September 10, 2012

NJ Flea Market Spotlight: Bloomfield "On The Green"

Over Labor Day weekend, I decided to take in the local scene on my staycation, and headed to the church's flea market. I remember growing up and on saturday mornings heading to the flea market with my aunt, oh if i would have only had known then what I know now about other people's treasures!!!
Just like thrift stores, you never know what you will find at a flea market, and I hit the jackpot. I came across a vendor that had really cool vintage accessories (and this is where my shopping hiatus came to an end: it lasted 1 month and 2 days). I scooped up some earrings and my favorite item was a wine colored stretch belt with a huge gold buckle. And if you aren't aware of the Fall 12 trends, Wine is on the list of must have colors! It's so lovely when you can find trends at a cheap (and I mean cheap) price! I can't wait to incorporate these pieces into my outfits.
luv jones:)

Flea Market Name: Bloomfield "On the Green" Flea Market
Location: Bloomfield Presbyterian Church, 147 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 201.998.1144
Return or Exchange Policy: May vary by vendor
Credit Cards Accepted: Some Vendors (Cash recommended)
Average Price: Varies by vendor
Assortment: Men's, Women's and Kid's Clothing, Shoes & Accessories; Housewares; Art, Collectibles and Food

Monday, August 27, 2012

A little quirky and a little chic!

A true thrifter can always appreciate a quirky piece of clothing and see the potential that it holds! That's exactly what I saw in this green and white striped blazer which reminded me of several things (lollipop, gum, amongst many other things). So to balance it out, I paired it with my FAVE navy pleated skirt and threw in my other fave colors, fuchsia & yellow. And the entire outfit sans the shoes & belt, is ALL THRFITED!!!!
luv jones :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

All Thrift Everything Challenge: Outfit #1

Hello Fashionistas!!
While my mom was visiting a few weeks back, I was told by her that I am not allowed to shop for clothes for awhile! I do have a bad addiction especially to anything from thrift and vintage stores (doesn't help that my fave Salvation Army here in NJ has 50% off Wednesdays!!!!). So I'm taking heed to her advice, and when I did a survey of my closet I realized all the great pieces (majority thrifted) that I haven't worn yet. With that said,  I'm putting myself on a challenge for the next 2 months to wear only items from my closet AND to have at least 2 or more pieces be thrifted in my outfits!
Here is my first attempt at this challenge, and the blouse & pants happen to be thrifted (a total of no more than $5 together from the Salvation Army)...sorry but the shoes & accessories aren't but I did get a great deal on them.
stay tuned for more ALL THRIFTED outfits!
luv jones :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

I'm back!!!

Hello Fashionistas!!!
Apologize for being M.IA. for the last couple of weeks, but I'm back now!! There was a lot going on, first it started with a cold, actually a terrible cough that lasted for about 2 weeks...but the best part while I was M.I.A. was a week long visit from my Mom!!! She visits every summer from Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!), and of course our week was filled with thrift store shopping!!! I will be sharing my great "luv jones" finds with you guys soon!!!
Stay Tuned!
luv jones

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

CHICAGO Store Spotlight: Salvation Army

About 2 months ago, I had the pleasure of visiting a close college friend (more like a sister) of mine that happens to live in Chicago. This was my second time visiting the Windy City and though my first time was filled with seeing more tourist sites, this time around I was determined to explore the thrift stores!!!
Well, the 1st thrift store happen to be not too far from Midway Airport (I had only been in Chi Town for an hour, and already found a thirft store) and we went to many more over the weekend, and oh, let me tell you, I was in Thrifting Heaven! For some people the smell and all the racks may be a little overwhelming, but for me, I do not mind it especially when i know hidden beneath all of that could be a designer piece of clothing for barely nothing or that item that I've been looking to add to my wardrobe! And it's also a little sentimental for me, I've been going to thrift stores since I was a little girl with my Grandma.
Well, see the details below on one of the many stores I shopped and the Luv Jones Find!

Store Name: Salvation Army
Location: 2270 North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago, IL
Phone: (773) 477-1771
Store Hours: call store for exact hours
Return or Exchange Policy: No 
Credit Cards Accepted: Yes
Average Price: $7-$15
Assortment: Men's, Women's and Kid's Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
Must Have Items: Labels-J.Crew, Banana Republic, The Limited, Carmen Marc Valvo, Christian Dior, and More; Casual & Dress Pants; Winter & Spring Coats; 2 Piece Suits; Books


*Styling Tip*:Since this blazer is such a statement piece, keep the rest of the outfit simple yet sexy...pop with a colored belt or shoes..and dare to wear as a mini dress

luv jones