City meets Country

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Hello Ya'll, today I wanted to share a little of my roots with you. I grew up in Central California, and for those of you who don't know, it is not near the beach :) Central California is full of agriculture and livestock. I come from a family of Artists and Cowboys... seriously my Father is a commercial artist during the week and a cowboy on the weekend. Despite my up bringing I knew my fate did not lie in the backwoods of California. My outfit today is an example of how I mesh my family culture with my own personal style. My Husband and I took these photos while walking down Hollywood blvd, which in itself is an adventure. My outfit today cost $19.47. My skill of thrift is definitely rooted in my heritage!!

[Button Down]
Brand: Mossimo
Purchase Price: $3.99
Purchased From: Goodwill (Los Angeles, CA)
Suggested Retail: $19.99
Starbucks promo, I'm still waiting for my endorsement check :)
[Long Shorts]
Brand: James Cured by Sean
Purchase Price: $4.49
Purchased From: Goodwill (Los Angeles, CA)
Suggested Retail: $145.00
My earrings were a gift from a friend, I have no idea where they are from, but I love them!
Brand: unknown
Purchase Price: $4.99
Purchased From: Goodwill (Los Angeles, CA)
Suggested Retail: unknown
Brand: unknown (thrifted)
Purchase Price: $ 2.00
Purchased From: Goodwill
Suggested Retail: unknown

[Cocktail Ring]
Brand: Charlotte Russe
Purchase Price: $4.00
Purchased From: Charlotte Russe
Suggested Retail: $6.00
Brand: Steve Madden
Purchase Price: Gift
Purchased From: Off Broadway Shoes
Suggested Retail: $150-$200.00
My father and I in 2006 (I told you he was a Cowboy)


Lena said...

$19.47?? Dang girl, that ROCKS! Love the picture of you and your dad.

Amber Lena
outfits FOR SALE from $10!

My Heart Blogged said...

Now that is a great outfit, and at an amazing price. I love thrifting, and how many clothes you can get for your money.
My Heart Blogged

potpie du monde said...

Gorgeous!! Loving your blog! huge fan!

Annabelle Fleur said...

Well, you look amazing!!! Wow, you sure know how to find a good deal! I adore your shorts and scarf!!! Now following your blog, maybe you'll have time to visit mine!


goodbadnfab said...

Great pictures! Very inspiring! I'm now subscribing to your blog on my google reader!

Please check out my blog when you get a chance.
a fashion lawyer by day, fashion police by night...I play at red carpet events, shop all over town, and live life in the fab lane in LA!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous look and great location shots. I've been scrolling through your post and enjoying all your great GW finds.

Anonymous said...

I love thrifting!..and you have great thrift stores over there! Great outfit, especially shirt! Following now!

modanista junkie said...

I have some shorts just like yours that were originally jeans I cut up. Such a great relaxed look!! My dad is also a cowboy!! :)


Martina Navrátilová said...

great blog:) you are very pretty;) I was in LA last year and I have to say that I LOVE the city:), follow if you like .)

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