Sunday, May 31, 2009

Exciting News..Maybe?!

So, I’m sure this won’t turn out exactly how I want it to but I’m still pumped!

I post my daily threads on Lucky Style Spotter and I receive the random email from them but yesterday I received an exciting surpise that from a survey I filled out they were intrigued by my survey questions (mainly regarding being recession chic/thrifty and how my style and shopping has been influenced) and they have requested a couple more pictures in the hope to be considered for an interview for a prospective photoshoot here in New York!!!

I’m trying not to get my hopes up but how awesome would it be to even be called for an interview?! What an awesome day!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


I have felt more inspired and creative in the mere 3 weeks I have lived in NY than I have in a very long time. Maybe it’s the hustle & bustle of the city, the street fairs, the street vendors, the cultural diversity, the food, and of course the city in itself.

My list of DIY to do’s so far are:
Feather/Flower Headbands/Barrettes & Pins
Learn To Sew So I Can Hem & Alter Clothes I Already Own But Don’t Wear
Do Some Tye-Dye’ing
Jewelry Making
Work On Design/Graphics/Photo Editing On This Blog

I’m sure that I will think of more. We should definitely put together a Creative DIY Brainstorming Meetup. Anyone interested??

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Daily Thread-Bop She Bop Edition

Skirt-Thrifted and Hemmed-Goodwill in Nashville, TN-$3.99

Blouse-Thrifted Tank w/Lace-Goodwill in Nashville, TN-$1.99

Cardigan-My roomate gave a bunch of stuff away to Goodwill & I grabbed a couple of pieces for myself. I don’t wear a lot of creme/beige but I may need to incorporate some in my closet.

Belt-Thrifted-Goodwill in Nashville, TN-$1.99 (I think)


Earrings-Forever 21-$3.99

Shoes-Thrifted-Goodwill in Washington Heights-$4.99

Headband-Street Vendor in Washington Heights-$1.00

Originally I was planning on throwing on some jeans and a slouchy sweater (due to the rainy weather) but I chucked this plan since the color red was calling me name. Grabbed my red skirt and went from there.

Today is also the first day I took my picture outside of the apartment and I have to say it felt pretty great! Even though it was taken in an alley behind my steps…

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Nowhere To Put Your Gadgets? Problem Solved DIY Style

This satchel is very multi-functional. Maybe a case for all of your gadgets (cell phone, blackberry, IPOD), make up holder, a sewing kit holder (never know when a button will fall off, a stitch will unravel, etc…)

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Let's Go Back A Little...

Let's start off by saying that today's outfit was much to be desired. So I have made a little collage of my past outfits. Enjoy and any feedback negative or positive is much appreciated and encouraged.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Daily Threads-Messy Hair Edition

Jeans-Thrifted at Goodwill in Nashville, TN (American Eagle)

Cardigan-Thrifted at Southern Thrift in Nashville, TN (Isaac Mizrahi For Target)

Black Tank Top-Vendor on the streets of Washington Heights-$2.00

Earrings-Forever 21

Shoes-Payless in Washington Heights

Headband-Vendor on the streets of Washington Heights-$1.00

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Check Me Out

I received my beautiful crochet pin from Lagelle (won a contest & was featured on her site).

Please check her out & buy something from her fabulous Etsy shop. Her talent blows me away!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

A Little Knitting Goodness

Today I took a little adventure through my neighborhood and came across a cart full of goodness. I bought this cute knitted hat for a $1.00 and I LOVE it! I am excited to play around with it and this is the perfect "I haven't washed my hair and I'm too lazy to fix it" days. Today it was in braids and I stuffed them into the knitted hat and it's cooling on a hot summer day.

Here is a collage I did to document this moment.

Vintage Dress Love Affair

I purchased this dress at

Sunday, May 24, 2009

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New City, New Blog, New Life

Here it goes. I have a new life via the transition from Corporate America in Nashville, TN to Aspiring Stylist/DIY'er/etc.. in New York City.

I hope to get my name & blog out there and start living the life I have always dreamed of. I have another blog but I wanted to expand my blogging a bit further.

This site is a WORK IN PROGRESS so please be patient.

Much love--Lu