Thank you to the Sacramento Business Journal for the fabulous article!

The Sacramento Business Journal article spotlighting myself and all my thrifting endeavors came out Friday and I couldn’t be happier with it. Not only did I get to mention my upcoming Fabulous Thrift Tour, but I got to talk about … Continue reading

Black and white pattern play: Part 2

I want to start this blog post with the very wise quote by Dr. Seuss that I periodically mention: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out.” On Thursday evening I had the most wonderful serendipitous moment happen … Continue reading

An attitude of gratitude will carry you far…

New Year’s Eve was spent with one of my dearest friends from college, Annelise. As we age close friendships become rarities. Annelise has been there for me through the good, through the bad, the really bad, and the good again. … Continue reading

Honoring my Momma for National Sewing Month

September marks National Sewing Month and I can think of no one more talented than my sweet mother, Deborah. My mom raised me by herself and we definitely had our hard times growing up financially. But, even through the hardest … Continue reading

Feeling grateful

I’m feeling grateful these days for all that I have, not all that I ‘should have.’ The ‘should haves’ are the toxicities of life that never allow you to truly grow into your own authentic self. When we ponder around wishing that our lives were different, that if we only had more money, or if I only had what she has; we can make ourselves sick both physically and spiritually. I say this not out of observation, but from personal experience. This evening was a beautiful reminder that I am exactly where I am supposed to be right now and with continued hard work, dedication, and passion I will preserver over all other destructive thoughts or behaviors.

I had the most lovely time this evening with a new girlfriend I met recently. To talk life, truth, and mutual love for fashion was exactly what I’ve been needing. Maybe I’m getting older, but I don’t much care for the chit chat anymore and would much rather be myself. The conversation with my new friend reminded me to always remain grateful and humble.

Thank you new friend for talking ‘real talk’ with me. Tonight was such a great night – I just had to write about it and share my attitude of gratitude for life today.

My friend and I talked about how clothing is so much more than just a dress; it’s about style! We also talked about times when we couldn’t afford to shop and how we were forced to take a closer look at what we already had. Those challenges made us better dressers and in turn, more unique. I’m thinking a little no shopping challenge may be on the horizon soon – Stay tuned!

Cobalt blue with a splash of rainbow…

– Something to think about: Orange and blue are beautiful together! (My shoes are a dark orange here and dress a colbalt blue) They are opposites on the color wheel and look mighty spectacular together in my opinion :)

Dress is by Guess and thrifted at Freestyle Clothing Exchange for $18, shoes $8 there as well. Necklace and bracelet the Momma made.  (She’s the Jack of all Trades – she can sew, make jewelry, crochet, knit – what can’t she do?!)

P.S. The makeup is by Wet & Wild – cheap, fun, and great quality! Seriously their liquid eye liners and lipsticks are my favs.

Love,

The Dress Fiend

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