Summer over Grafitti

Outfit Details:

– Old Navy Crop Sleeves Jacket – thrifted: $4.94
– Ross Store- Polka dot Tube Dress:  $12.00
– DSW Boots: $15.00
– Forever 21 Bangles: $3.00
– New York & Co (Necklace): $13.00

The outfit I was wearing here is actually a summer tube dress. I love wearing my summer dress in the winter. I love to add motifs to my outfit instead of wearing boring heavy, dark winter clothes.  As long as you layer it inside, you are good to go. The thing I love about the jacket here is the collar. It can be put down or up. When the weather gets colder, just pull it up to keep warm.

The day after New Year’s day, we visited “Little Five Points” in midtown Atlanta. The atmosphere was so refreshing over there. Of course half of the stores were closed. There’s a vintage flare surrounding the area. We just wanted to hang out there for a while and watch movie afterwards (Gosh! glad I didn’t have to go to work that day).

I was so ecstatic to see all the graffiti everywhere. I told my husband (my faithful cameraman) that we needed to capture this stuff. Don’t you think graffiti in the right place can be used as a form to express your creativity in responsible way? What I don’t like is when people vandalize public property. I see that as an irresponsible act.

Below, I posted a little gallery of what we saw. We are planning to hunt for some new graffiti around town. Graffiti art can make for some nice backgrounds, don’t you think?

Polkadots and Grafitti

Polkadots and Grafitti

Grafitti

Grafiti Gallery

Merry Christmas 2011

Outfit Details:

– Express Pink (Cardigan): $4.94
– New York & Co  (Top) : $7.00
– Kohl’s  Necklace : $8.00 (I forgot the price, but I can guarantee below $10 since I’m cheap)
– Gap (Skirt) : $4.94
– Candie’s (Boots) : $4.94

Cardigan, skirt and boots were all purchased at my local Goodwill.

Express Pink Cardigan

It was Christmas eve’s, my husband Emory and I decided to have dinner in historic place called Dahlonega, GA after early Christmas church that day. It’s a really nice little town decorated with lights, wreaths and Christmas trees. It’s so festive. We didn’t realize all stores and restaurants were closing early that day. Didn’t get a chance to eat anything since morning, so we drove back to Atlanta. It’s about an hour drive. But at least we took some good pics there. While everybody was wearing red this Christmas, I wore pink. I love pink so much. Makes me feel so girly.

Black Over Pink Cardigan

The weather started getting cooler and I decided to put on my coat.
A lil bit of cheating here ;) as I didn’t list the price of this coat. It’s a gift from my husband.

This what I like about being frugal. Since you change clothes a lot, it’s okay to buy second-hand. If you don’t like them anymore, donate or give them to someone else. Save your money for investment pieces, like coats, boots, or nice party dress. It’s nice to have a few good quality classic wardrobes that you can wear for many years.

Red Boots

Love these boots. I love the burgundy colored boots. I can’t believe people just give stuff like this away. Well… one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure right?

Last but not least… Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza and Happy New Year Everyone!!

Mery Christmas Everyone