Sometimes I feel like Clark Kent & superman because of my workday and after work weekend life.
A day in the life of Thrift in Time.....well more like an evening in the life......lol
So many things happened and as the days get hotter in the Chi there is so much more to do. After a vey long week at work I wrapped up the evening by connecting with One Savvy Veteran and HOUSE of Tem . I had some styling purchases to make for customers connect with OSV for combat veterans discussion. Next to H.O.T. For a fitting for myself. A beauty of a white jumpsuit. My first fitting was wonderful H.O.T House of Tem Has a wonderful Turn around time for clothing. After that it was a quick Thrift buy from a Sassy Thrifter at a Sassy Thrifters event called Makeup & Mimosas. After that I went to Combat to Chic thrift Resale Boutique for the rest of the evening to put together looks for clients and my final fitting and dinner with the our creative thing tank. SHE-E.O Meosha T., Fashion Designer Tem, Thrift Stylist and blogger Ledonna N. Hahahahahaha lolo but really.
One Savvy Veteran is doing so many great things for Female Combat Veterans and I am so happy to be volunteering with the organization. I have to somehow submit a proposal for an opportunity to represent in a small way combat to chic. I'm not sure what to even say. As a stylist it comes easy. Writing to you Fam. is easy I can do it all day and night long. Putting pen to paper for something I wan to do is challenging. I'm being pushed and stretched in ways that are outside of my comfort zone but I want them so bad.
Next it was a visit to H.O.T. For another fitting. My linen jumpsuit is AMAZING I love it so much. The craftsmanship is everything did I speak about the turnaround time? Less than a week for an Original H.O.T. The price point was very Thrift in Time pleasing. We love the fit and took many pictures it was very hard to edit myself so I'm just gonna post them all. Why have a blog of you cannot share the pictures? Next it was on to my Thrift BUY.
Sassy a Thrifters is a wonderful FB page started by founder Tameka Grant . She creates and fosters an amazing atmosphere where people including myself feels welcomed to blossom into who they are meant to be. Sort of like my Virtual family.lol hahah well on Friday evening they had a beautiful event called Makeup and Mimosas. It was such a wonderful event but I did not participate. I'm a Taurus and slow to change. No makeup to full makeup is, well it may take some time. I must say the pictures from the event looked wonderful. Now why was I there. Well it was because I was there to do a Thrift in Time buy. A pair of the elusive 11 wide width lace up summer boot. Theses bad boys are a crown jewel. Not to self must do summer maintenance. Hahaha you know Fam . Oh the ladies led by Tameka were on a natural high of energy and eager for the instructor to empower them all. Ladies of every shade background and age it was a great mix of people. Makes me thing I should try it. Maybe.
Taurus are stubborn and mule headed sometimes.
After that I headed to Combat to Chic for my final fitting for my Designer one of a kind H.O.T design and to purchase some items for one of my clients. Yes Ya'll I'm making the thrifty look Stylish by Thrifting in Time. Just because I purchase and shop for my clients and myself from The thrift does not mean that I am cheap. I support local businesses and artist especially if they can always slay to the Fashion GAWDS!!!!! Tem is on that short list for me. This has a beautiful one shoulder look. Double faced and shear sleeve and back pleated and pockets and touching on the side to allow me to tie it up or down. Yes I can HOUSE dance and be free. This is a winner.
Some local shopping for my clients. I'm so happy that people put there trust in my styling expertise. Thank you for going on this journey with me. I style for others but don't necessarily give them my look. My style aesthetic is afro-steampunk. But I can style a client so that they can slay in their own Thrift in Time way. It does not matter the age time or place. I feel very confident in saying that. I know my journey. So thank you all for reading and now here comes a boat load of pictures.
it was hot as hades outside. So I tried to be comfortable as possible. I blouses my pants like I used to do in the army to make them look like harems and the best part were my size 11 wide shoes. Kinda urban warrior Queen looking.
Pic- 1-12 my look 13-20 M&M, 21-33 H.O.T. House of Tem, Tem. Jumpsuit designer, 34-38. SHE-E.O. Of One Savvy Veteran & Combat to Chic 39-40 another veteran he is a light weight bonner and a veteran. He lives above the resale shop Meosha operates. How lucky and stylish. He had an umbrella sleeve made of leather and canvas.
Almost forgot my look was thrifted for less than $10
Thrift In Time
One Savvy Veteran
Combat to Chic
House of Tem