My mom tried to buy me a coat at TJ Maxx a few months ago – something of the down, puffy ilk. A three-quarter length puffer coat, while undeniably practical, tends not to flatter those of below-average height and above-average cup size. I declined her generous offer, explaining that I didn’t intend to spend the winter months moonlighting as a waddling marshmallow. I’ve been freezing my ass off ever since.
A damaged fur coat gets a DIY repair job with a patch cut from a vintage fur scarf. Saks Fifth Avenue fur jacket, $10.00, Green Village Junk Shop, Brooklyn.
A vintage Saks Fifth Avenue rabbit fur jacket gets found at Green Village Junk Shop in Brooklyn. With thrift, the last thing you find is often the coup of the day!
Hot diggity DAMN – it’s been awhile. AuH2O is taking over my life AND I LOVE IT. Shopping for the store has brought a whole new sense of purpose to my Cheap JAPtastic life, for reals. I’ve honed some of my amateur DIY skills, and learned some new tricks as well. Among said new tricks? WINDOW DISPLAY. Dressing myself is fun. Dressing a mannequin is FUNNER. I mean, come on, you know what it’s like to put outfits together: You lay it out on the bed; you think it’ll look... Read The Rest →
A satin Nicole Miller trench from upscale resale boutique Second Time Around doubles as a dress, and gets a makeover with a badass infusion of nailhead studs.