The Traveling Pants: Thrifter's Edition.

by Christen Coppola


We all know the story about the traveling pants, right? I mean, I don't, but I pretend to know it based on the title of the book. So, now that we're clear on that, I'll continue talking about pants!

I was at my favorite Goodwill last week - Banksville road location, for those wondering - and I came across a vintage 80's Esprit button up short sleeved top. I loved the pattern and the style, but it was clearly way too big and would require some tailoring. Not my thing. 

 

Queue: Me getting further into the Goodwill, and I come across some vintage 80's pants! Not just any pants, the SAME PATTERN as the top I just saw! Of course, I'm making one of these items work now. It's a sign from the thrifting gods, obviously! 

So I picked the pants. And oh how glad I am that I did! I really love bringing back vintage items. Not only are some things back in style, but it's a very green way to be! It's one less item to end up in a landfill and one less thing you'd buy new! 

I paired these with my old friend the cashmere hi-lo sweater from Banana Republic that I now own in 4 colors (two of which are from the Goodwill!) And my thrifted necklace. Shoes are repeats, but definitely a fall favorite. 

 

 These. Pants.

These. Pants.


Birthday Game Strong

by Christen Coppola


Can you even handle this long vest? No, I'm not a samurai master, but this vest is everything! I'm really loving the menswear inspo this fall, and also the baggy loose items paired with tighter things - billowy vest with leggings? Warm AND stylish? Count me in! 

I also tried this vest with a long black knee-length bodycon dress. What would you pair it with?

 

Vest by Vintage Grace Boutique

https://www.vintaggraceboutique.com

 Bag, Henri Bendel. I love when HB has deals like this: $50 off and free monogramming and shipping. Luckily for me, this deal came up right before my birthday which gave Jamie an easy gift idea!

Shoes, Louboutin. 

Sunnies, Tory Burch. 

Lipstick, creamy matte lip in Jenna, Bobbi Brown. 

 Penn ave cameo.

Penn ave cameo.


Style on a Budget - My Night at Style Encore - North Hills!

by Christen Coppola


Well! Where do I even begin?! How about... do yourself a favor and visit Style Encore! Angie, the store manager invited me up to load up on some gently worn swag, so I brought along my main gal Taylor Buckley - (Buckley Foto), and off we went!! 

Let me share my visit with you! When I arrived, Angie had a dressing room all set for me, and gave me a tour of the store, highlighting some of the amazing name brands they take in every day! I saw so much Kate Spade! (See the black and white dress I'm holding up below - didn't pull the trigger on that one though!) In between the Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, and Tory Burch, I found a ton of Jcrew, Juicy Couture, Banana Republic, and a bunch of Anthro and Nordstrom brands - all of which Angie says is their bread and butter of the shop!

 The Kate Spade New York dress that I passed on... #leftatthethriftshop

The Kate Spade New York dress that I passed on... #leftatthethriftshop

 That shopping high

That shopping high

I shopped around and found enough stuff I liked to fill one dressing room to the brim! Then the fun started - trying everything on!!

I found over a dozen pieces, all name brand, all fabulously priced. To give you an idea - the green Juicy dress was NWT, and was priced around $18!! SOOO many work attire options! 

 

 This incredible Juicy Couture dress - perf, right?!

This incredible Juicy Couture dress - perf, right?!

 It will be tough putting these jcrew puppies away until fall... but ohh did they fit justttt riiight! 

It will be tough putting these jcrew puppies away until fall... but ohh did they fit justttt riiight! 

 Taylor picked this out for me, and I wasn't sure about it at first... but, I'll be damned if it doesn't go with my navy blazer at home!! Go Tay! 

Taylor picked this out for me, and I wasn't sure about it at first... but, I'll be damned if it doesn't go with my navy blazer at home!! Go Tay! 

After my "fashion show," I checked out with wayy more than I expected! Angie was simply the best. She helped me style a few items (the lime dress she suggested some cardigans and shoes - awesome!) 

I took away some amazing pieces that I can't wait to style! So... are you ready to check them out yet? 

 The haul!

The haul!

Thanks to Style Encore - North Hills, and Buckley Foto for this awesome day! 


Chambray Forever

by Christen Coppola


I thrifted this amazing chambray shirt that seriously goes with everything, from cotton shorts to a pencil skirt! 

Top was $4 at the Goodwill! 

Skirt is Banana Republic Sloan pencil, that I was so excited to get out for summer! 

My Tory Burch flats were from ebay, and necklace is my new fitness tracker Bellabeat Leaf!

Bag is Henri Bendel. 

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