what i bought on instragram

some folks still don't believe me when i tell them you can buy clothes and stuff on Instagram!

online shopping - instagram

here's what my social media shopping escapades got me for the months of April and May.

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Instagram sellers mentioned in this video: @funkyfindzresale @thatstreschic @admirablestylz

i'm going to give the seller another chance to make good on their lack of communication when it comes to prompt shipping. some buyers wouldn't be willing to do that - and rightfully so. we have too many shops to choose from...step up your service or lose business. it's just that simple. 


going back to vegas...in style

my first trip to Las Vegas was in the summer of 2009. like most tourists, it was spent walking the strip, casino hopping, and indulging in more food than any one human being should consume. 

when my sisters and i retreated to our hotel room every night, i'd fall asleep watching the CityCenter infomercial promoting the Aria Resort and Casino. even though it would be another five months before its doors would open, i knew then that my next Vegas vacation would revolve around the modern and luxurious property.

i'm no world traveler by any means, but packing isn't a challenge for me. once i know what the weather will be like and the activities my trip will consist of - i'm literally good to go. keeping this in mind, the lightweight, wrinkle-free ensembles i took on my first visit will definitely accompany me the next time around.

what to wear - las vegas

a flirty little number like this one would serve double-duty and get me through the entire day. a quick change of accessories and shoes would take me from casual lounging to cocktail sipping and dinner at American Fish. from there, i'm headed to see Cirque du Soleil's production, Zarkana. i really wanted to experience a show during my first Vegas vacation, but we simply didn't have enough time. 

las vegas style

i'm finishing off the night by dancing until the wee hours of the morning at Haze, one of the city's top nightspots. and while i hate the phrase, "party like a rock star"...that's just what i plan to do! complete with bottle service and red-rope VIP seating overlooking the dance floor. 

i'm long overdue for a weekend getaway. who wants to go with me?!


shopping on instagram

Instagram is my go-to spot for clothes and accessories for 2014. 

thrift shopping on instagram

take a look to see what i loved...and what went wrong. 

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can you believe how much i paid for those four pieces?! un. real. 

Instagram shops mentioned in this video: @sumthinoldsunthinnew @funkyfindzresale @wearkarma @admirablestylz


style basics | boyfriend jeans and a blazer

boyfriend jeans-style inspiration

after diligent research (that's code for "snooping around on Instagram"!), i've found a way to never subject myself to getting dressed for outfit photos ever again.
not unless i just want to. but not for the sake of striking an awkward pose in the middle of the street.
it turns out, my most popular post was virtual maxi dress outfits. this means that there are people out there like me...those who want to see the actual style vs. the person wearing the styles.
from now on, expect what you see above - real clothes, from my real closet, put together to inspire you to create outfits that reflect your own individual style.
not everything will be shared here though. i started a #3ways2wear feature on Instagram so be sure to connect with me there as well.
i can't begin to tell you how much easier my (blogging) life has become...


keep the change | 2013 recap...2014 challenge

bent the rules for my December purchases...

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well...this one is behind us and i'm extremely excited about 2014.

i want to clarify what i said in the video. my "destination of choice" will be just that - the primary place i go to shop. however, it won't be the only place i'll shop. and if you're reading this wanting to know just where said place is. sorry. you gotta watch to find out!

so what do you think? is my 2014 challenge something you could do?

mentioned in this video: sumthinoldsumthinnew on Instagram