Category Archives: thrifty

Step Up Your Mom Style

*** As seen in the April 2017 issue of Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine, here.*** When you’re a busy Mom sometimes it’s difficult to look stylish. You’re usually stressed for time and you’ve got one small child pulling on your hair … Continue reading

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Runway Translation: The Spring Shirt Shifter

Oh, how I love Mona Kowalska’s A Détacher Spring 2015 dresses… let me count the ways:  The bohemian prints were soft and fantastical, evoking a 70’s vibe infused with clouds and rainbows and all things groovy.  The shapes and fabrics were comfort … Continue reading

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Classic Combo: Leopard Print & Deep Purple

Let’s face it, animal print is here to stay!  Leopard, cheetah, zebra, snakeskin, alligator, you name it… it’s been around forever and it ain’t going anywhere anytime soon!  So let’s embrace this classic trend and ride the wave, shall we?  … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy at Rehab…

With my impending high school reunion on the horizon, I knew I needed to seek professional help for my fashion fix.  But where could I go?  Who could I trust?  I mean, I was in deep!  I needed everything… head to toe, … Continue reading

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So, I went to Rehab…

My name is Michelle, and I am a fashionholic.  I recently went to Rehab… photos: Rehab Exchange St. Pete, owner Amber Dees, inside the store … a trendy designer consignor boutique that opened it’s newest location in Downtown St. Pete this past … Continue reading

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Designer Inspiration: Alice + Olivia

photo: style.com Okay, so I adore this leopard print ensemble by Alice + Olivia.  The dress, the bag, the shoes… perfection!  The price… a bit out of my league.  These three designer pieces total nearly $1,200 and I just can’t go … Continue reading

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One Thrifty Find, Four Stylish Looks

I recently scored four designer dresses at a local thrift store for $4.95 each!!!  This Catherine Malandrino citron silk dress ($200-$400 retail value) is one of them.  I was so excited to photograph it that I haven’t yet dry cleaned the … Continue reading

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Oh, How I Do Love a Good Find!

I was recently on the prowl for some new jackets for my back-to-work looks when I stumbled into a huge sale going on at Deborah Kent’s.  For those of you in South Tampa who are into fashion, you are probably … Continue reading

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The Empire Stripes Back!

Spring Fashion Trend: STRIPES The origin of this trend stems way back to the 1800’s in the French Province of Brittany.  What we commonly refer to as “nautical stripes” (navy and white) are actually called Breton stripes.  The 1858 Act of … Continue reading

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A Little Stripe On Stripe Action

I’m currently obsessed with all things striped!  While doing some research about the origins of nautical stripes in fashion (for an upcoming blog post), I discovered that I own more striped pieces than any one person should.  Some are old, some … Continue reading

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