scrunchie on top.

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Who knew? A scrunch top on me AGAIN. It honestly makes me laugh. I love how fashion just circles around over and over. Now I don’t know if these are even “in style” but I like the way it looked and I thought it was fun to bring it back. I totally went with the 90’s vibes and paired it with a denim skirt, chunk heels, and a cool structured white purse. Vintage earrings to top it off of course.

Side note. I LOVE THIS SKIRT. It literally makes my legs look long, which they ARE NOT. HA! I found this last summer and it was a denim maxi. Didn’t like that so much, but when I tried it on it actually fit my hips and butt so I bought it and chopped it off when I got home to be the perfect denim mini skirt. Ta-Da!

Top - Thrifted
Skirt - Thrifted and chopped
Heels - Jeffrey Campbell
Purse - somewhere in New York ;)
Earrings - Vintage and Thrifted

xo, Mercedes

double leopard.

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This is one of those outfits where I was totally feelin’ myself. It was comfy, classic, a little bit over the top and hugged all the right curves. I’m so glad I decided to try this skirt on during my last thrift store day. It’s a size medium. I usually wear a XL, but the fabric had some give so I decided to give it a shot. And it worked! Just another example of how the size on a tag doesn’t mater. If you think it could work. Just try it! That’s my thrift store motto.

Of course I had to go all out and pair the animal print skirt with a leopard top. You know I’m all about the animal print. I will forever have a section in my closet dedicated to the print. While the outfit is pretty funky, I feel like the silhouette is simple and so I kept the accessories simple as well. Scrappy heeled sandals, gold vintage earrings and a black an gold detailed vintage bag. I’m definitely saving this look for a date night.

Top - Thrifted
Skirt - Thrifted
Heels - Zara
Purse - Thrifted
Sunnies - Urban Outfitters
Earrings - Thrifted

xo, Mercedes

#springspreeofstyle

I couldn’t decide which look to do for B. Jones #springspreeofstyle so I just did both. Lol.

When I think of spring I think of COLOR, maybe even little more so than summer. It’s a time when things start blooming and things get fresh. So of course it’s when I start pulling out all the colors in my closet. I also think of dresses. Pretty spring colorful dresses. They’re easy, effortless and the styling options are endless.

I love how these two looks turned out. The accessories really bring out the colors, prints, and style of the dress.

For the green dress, which is a vintage Leslie Fay (I have quite a few of her pieces) I really wanted to play up the color and paired it with a earring in the same tone. A little color blocking situation. And I totally forgot I had this slime green basketweave purse that I found this past summer while thrifting in Michigan. Right when I saw it in the back of my closet I knew it would also play into the color blocking situation. I added my white mules for more of a spring flair.

With the plaid dress, I really wanted to play up the shape by belting it. And the sleeves are just to die for. Another vintage piece I fell in love with. I took the blue belt from another vintage dress I recently thrifted and I love the way it brings out the blues in the plaid and cinches in my waist. The straw bag was another one I forgot I had hiding in my closet. I had put all my summer purses away this fall and I’m so glad I remembered them. It’s like having a whole new purse collection. Ha! And of course my woven Jeffrey Campbell heels were the perfect addition to this combo.

I can’t wait to style these two dresses up in more way this spring and summer!

Green dress - Thrifted
Heels - Nine West
Purse - Thrifted
Earrings - Eunice

Pink dress - Thrifted
Belt - Thrifted
Purse - Thirfted
Earrings - Thrifted
Heels - Jeffrey Campbell

xo, Mercedes