A Little Casual









pine1Blazer : Escada (similar) / Shirt: Ann Taylor / Pant: Pixie Ankle Pant -Old Navy / Shoes: Merona  / Clutch: Expressions NYC / Earrings: Old Navy/ Sunglasses : Forever 21


Happy Monday, although fall is here I often find myself missing the summer. I found this cute t-shirt this weekend on mega clearance from my local Ann Taylor, even though it makes me miss summer. I though it would be a fun idea to throw in a pop or a color to my look. Old Navy has these amazing pants that are out now called the “pixie” pants, they are amazing, they’re very versatile with everything! The pixie pants are available in plus sizes via thee old navy website! I hope that you have a great work week.

Let’s Go To The Movies

moviesstylCamille | Love Finds Andy Hardy | Calamity Jane | An American In Paris | Easter Parade | Meet Me In St. Louis | Swing Time | Summer Stock | By the Lithe of the Silvery Moon

Happy Friday! Phew my first full week of madness is over! Hurrah! I like to take Friday nights to wind down after work is over. My lovely friend over at Charmingly Styled picked out here favorite fashion moves. I borrowed her ideas and picked out my favorite old fashioned movies. My favorite movie of all times, is on here Camille. (Which if you have seen Annie, you know that this is the movie she watches after the famous song “Lets Go To The Movies”). I love to wind down Fridays with a classic film and snacks. Tell Me Whats your favorite movie? What kind of films do you like watching? I love old movies with judy, doris and gene and Fred the whole gang! I hope you have a wonderful weekend <3 and happy Labor Day!

xx Alex

So You Want to Learn How To Thrift Store Shop?

tipsHappy National Thrift Day! (or well it was on Sunday)  If you have been reading my blog for a while know you know i am a #THRIFSTOREQUEEN. I have been shopping thrift stores since i was sixteen. I remember the first time i ever step foot in a goodwill. It was a magical experience. If you are on a budget like me (and pretty much I’m a tightwad). Thrift stores are the place to be. You can find great housewares, clothing, shoes , accessories ( i mean if you follow me on Instagram you’ll see it all).

Sunday was National Thrift day! I want to share my personal tips, on thrifting. Here are 10 tips on shopping a thrift store.


 Rules about Shopping at Salvation Army (Or any thrift store).
1. If your paying in Credit/Debit – Make sure they take it (ive made this mistake like 10000x’s!
2. Take time To Look- Don’t “Whine I cant find anything” You have to have much patience -its important to comb through every section you step in. (that’s how i do it. i look carefully).
3. I go in there sometimes thinking i wont find something i like then boom , i find something i love.
4. If they don’t have a dressing room (which my favorite doesn’t). Try it on and find a mirror (even if people are watching you)
5. look if its stained/torn ( i typically sometimes buy torn things knowing i can get them fixed). – and if its Non Fixable or your not good at sewing (find a friend or just do not purchase)
6. If you think it’s real, (at Goodwill if its not behind a counter its not/ sometimes at Salvation Army (depending where it is it could be real my 2nd Gucci Purse i purchased was thrown in a group of bags. I’m very much into telling real from “fake”. I made sure to look to see 100% before i purchase (believe i made mistakes before)- if your not sure consult Google on your smart phone. (and if you still aren’t sure do not purchase) (there are resources out there to help you!)
7. If there’s no price most likely – they wont sell it you, find a manager and ask. Sometimes they won’t sell it to you. Sometimes they will. You Just have to ask!
8. Grab it while it’s there. This is the hardest one I’ve learned is to get it while it’s still there. I’ve gone back to thrift stores a day later and things have been gone. Don’t set things down, and go away from them, sometimes people will take your items (some lady did this to me, something i was looking for i walked to the next isle and she took the bag i wanted even though my coat was by it). 
9. When buying bras/underwear/intimates – (believe you might be thinking WTH? gross!) Most of the items i have bought were new and un-used. I typically don’t buy that kinda stuff there but if i do its *NEW*
10. Have fun, with thrift store shopping, (a lot of my friends say its gross) but you can have loads of fun and fine unique-one – of a kind items. (people i see all the time even in fashion shows , and sometimes celebrities say they go vintage and its the best ever!).
That’s 10′ ways on how to *thrift properly* from my personal tidbits, to style tactics.
I hope you enjoy my tips! Have a very super duper Monday!





Etsy – Etsy Stores I Love.



So in lew of talking about what i had planned tonight to write about. I wanted to write about my favorite etsy shops. If you dont know about etsy, educate yourself PAHLEASE! It is a wonderful handmade everything store. I have been a fan for so many years and its amazing!

First shop im going to talk about why i love it. Is IM YOUR PRESENT. I have been a HUGE fan of kelly forever. She is not only a NKTOB fan, But she makes super rad dresses. She makes all kinds of amazing accessories. Plus her model is one of my favorite people Elizabeth from Shop Bananas.  I fell in love with I’m Your Present, years ago when i saw her “sweatheart” earrings on tumblr. I then of course saw she made this miss piggy dress which i included it in my “birthday wishlist post”. I love Im Your present, if you are looking for Cute, fun and quirky Please visit , and tell them i sent you!

Secondly we have Cute Ability Jewelry. I  fell in love with this shop awhile ago. They have the cutest little jewelry. They range from food charms to silver Charms. Lots of super cute options to love. My personal favorite is her cute way of making food charms. This shop has been on of my favorite etsy shops forever. I hope you check out the Cute Ability Etsy.

Thirdly We Have Designosaur . Ok so they make like the raddest laser cut stuff ever?. I originally heard of them from a blog awhile back and had to follow them. They are super amazingly sweet people! I love the designs. The dinosaurs are super super amazing! Probably my favorite is the different skeletons of dinosaurs. I love dinosaurs with a passion, (i mean its ok to have sheets right?). I urge you to check out Designosaur ! They are amazing!

Fourthly, We have Yokoo.Yooko is one talented women. I seriously she has something just so magical about her. She quite her regular life only to start an etsy store. She is a smash! She makes these chunky hand crocheted scarves, hats and amazing accessories you have to have. She also has a side store called “x Mother x“. x Mother x is more of yooko’s vintage clothing and well curated style. Theres just something she does so beautiful but so simplistic, she really captivates you in your her photography. Visit Yokoo today and please buy yourself that Dookie Chain scarf? You wont be sorry you did!

Last but not Least, we have Jesiiii. I found Jesiii initially through her instagram. I was enthralled by her cute quirky talent. So i commissioned her to make me a custom made Alex necklace with a gnome. My name is painted in the gnomes hat. Not only is Jesiiii uber talented she is also a sweetheart. Her colorful yet quirky designs speak to me. I urge to go order lots of cute things from her. She can custom paint anything (yes even you- cat lovers). Please tell her i sent you, shell be happy to hear that you love her stuff just as much as i do.  (Jesiiiii)



have a super wenesday!