the next act

Confession: I stole the title from the spine of NYLON. Do you guys read the spine? It's so much fun. Who writes these spines? I want to write the spines. CHEESEBALLS! (That was on another spine. EPIC.) (Oh, fun fact, the newspaper declared that "Cheeseballs" has been added to the Oxford dictionary. Along with "Bromance" and "Chillax" and "Frenemy," among others. Definitely gave my poor mother another wrinkle or two. Poor old people and these ridiculous sayings that are now deemed Scrabble-able. AT LAST WE HAVE A CHANCE OF WINNING. ex. [big old person word]? Pfft... CHILLAX? 29830 points!* chachiiiing.)

*not actually the correct calculation of points

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This outfit is fresh from SALVATION ARMY. Aw yeah. There's no Salvation Army where I live, so don't you fret - I'm still a worshiper of Value Village (August 30th 50% off sale, WHAT WHAT). But, hey, this ENTIRE OUTFIT IS LITERALLY FROM SALVATION ARMY. Like aslkdjalsjd. (Yeah, it deserved some recognition in the form of scrambled letters. WHAT NOW?!)
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This outfit was SO MUCH FUN TO WEAR. I kind of want to marry this blazer. (*That's So Raven Moment: future lover is walking down the aisle in this amazing blazer!*)
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I don't even understand the print. Or where the person prior to my ownage would wear such a piece. But my Sibling and I have decided that if we ever have a nautical/chinese/colourful/obnoxious dress down day theme at school (*fingerscrossed*), THIS WOULD BE THE EPITOME OF SAID DAY.
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Speaking of Sibling... Sibling will do her Guest Post soon! Thanks to all your pumpy comments in the earlier post. SHE IS SO PUMPED. Mostly because I'm SO PUMPED. Mostly because I'm on jet lag and that's always a good excuse for anything, riiiight?! Right.
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However, to fill the void of this Sibling-less post (her looks - yes, looks (ooh!) - will be in upcoming post), I present you Cousin. If I could tag photos on blogger (which would be weird and rip-offish and, Blogger, if you are reading this, DO NOT MAKE THAT PLAUSIBLE), then THIS child (aka Cousin) (aka Molly) would be tagged as "Looks are Deceiving." She is the biggest poser EVER. Please do not be fooled by her charming looks.
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And my point is proven... (she's posing with NO ASSISTANCE. I do not kid. Young Tyra? Smile with your eyes, girl!)
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^^ How cute are these skinny jeans? I love when kids are too skinny to fill out their skinny jeans.

Click, clack!
Because if shoes and pictures could talk, I'm confident that that is what such shoes and picture would say. (Maybe followed by an "I rawwwk!" Maybe.)
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(Epic jacket - Salvation Army $8, Dress - Salvation Army $3, Shoes - Salvation Army - $7, Rings - Peru, Bracelets - Assorted)

So that is all. Oh wait! Something else! I forget where, but somewhere, I've been reading some shizzz on how Thrifting is gross and I just can't even fanthom, I do not lie, how that could be possible. I think Thrifting is the GREATEST THING EVER. Sure, someone wore it before you, but everything happens for a reason and that is why the WASHING MACHINE WAS INVENTED. Duh.

Also, how epic is it that someone wore these clothes (by "these clothes," I'm referring to thrifted clothes...) before you? Um, EPIC. They have a whole story and life before you. I'm currently trying to imagine the person that wore this blazer before me. I'm envisioning an old, fierce grandmother who held it for years... her aging hands occasionally reaching out to rub the bright colour just barely visible in the back of the closet... she strokes its soft fabric as she reminisces the times she's had in the blazer... recalling all the stories and adventures she had whilst dancing through her youth in this explosion of amazingness... until, one day, she decided to make new adventures and drop it off at her local Salvation Army...

Or, you know, something...

Thoughts on thrifting?
(Hey, if you hate it, I won't be offended. I'll only hypnotized you into liking it. Kidding. (Mostly because I'm no hypnotist...))

P.S. Congrats to my brosif HD!M on winning the giveaway! Check your email gurl - ahem, BRO! (Brosif also made me a rap video. um, DUH I FEEL AWESOME. So I, obviously, rigged the vote so she would win. Hey, I warned you! Nah, I'm totally kidding. She won because of probability and other mathematicths related thingthz... that's what happens when you make a ballin' rap video... and have the most entries and stuff... [insert math probability equation thingy to articulate said point]) YAY!


Hannah D. Marks said...

OMG I WON I WON I WON~! Thanks soooo much. (: Your cousin is adorable. You check YOUR email!


Keepitrockkinn said...

Your cuzzy is so cute !

Your dress/blazer combo is seriously blowing my mind! I love it. Especially the sixies-ish colorful (it reminds me of those candy dots!) dress!

I love love love to thrift! I just hate it when you find something you are literally in love with and you pick it up and it's too small. It's a day ruinerrrr.


The F Word Online said...

these are really cute photos girl. your cousin is adorable.

xx lue

kyki said...

HAYGURLHAY. Thanks for the "welcome back"! :) I'm glad to be posting semi-regularily again!

YOUR BLAZER IS MADE OF EPIC. Ohhhhmygosh. I'm so jealous right now, MY HEAD MIGHT EXPLODE. (Kidding. Although, since nothing's really impossible, I guess it COULD happen...) I wish I lived near a Value Village/Salvation Army! UGH. We used to have an SA here, but, for some inexplicable reason, it closed. *INSERT EXTREME SADFACE HERE* Gaaaaaah. Now I go to the mall and feel lame. :'(

Your cousin is adorable. How old is she, like, 5? SUPER CUTE LITTLE MODEL IN THE MAKING, methinks.

- xo, kyki ♥


Shelby said...

i think your cousin might be a future fashion blogger like you!

!♥ m i m i said...

I've really only thrifted like 4 times in my life D: I live really far from civilization!!! Jks, I live really far from VV and Salvation Armyy both!!! I need to learn how to drive = = So I can just pop in the car and go there.

Anyway that blazer effing rocks. And that checkered dress too. I can't believe you got them both at SA!!! And those shoes. UUGHHH I'm drooling over them. I need boat shoes! One more thing to add to my wish list that I can't get D:

Your little cousin is soooo adorable!!! it's so weird lol, you and i both have a sister, and BOTH have a cousin too! soulmate? jks.

She's the Next Top.. Tyra Banks? :D

LyddieGal said...

I love thrifting, I love the hunt, the deals, and the potential to refashion, since it's not like if you can't find your size you can just get it somewhere else.

To those who might find wearing previously owned clothes icky, what about jewelry or bags? Why rule out thrifting entirely?

But, I think the more people who thrift the more pretentious shops will keep appearing. You know those "consignment" shops where they think $20 is a good price for someone elses clothes just cuz there is a "designer" label on it.

April said...

that blazer is so bonkerssssridiculous i can't even handle it, and that dress is adorbz and SO IS YOUR COUSIN CAN I STEAL HER PLEASE

Also I loveeeee thrifting, it's the greatest thing ever. It's cheap, it's eco-friendly, it's charitable, it's AWESOME for finding crazy insane things, and trends are cyclical so you can always find the latest trends there, except they're actually from like, 20 years before.

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Naww so cute!

Love the shoes.

commodestyle said...

Cute photos!!very adorable you both!

sweet said...

WOW...love the orange vibes on your outfit plus all the colors on it...

you are one lovely person..and totally photogenic even though you make faces..still you look awesome...

the little Tyra did a good job with her lovely poses...

great outfit!!!


Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! Lexy stop being so cute! And Molly...she is adorbs - and quite the ham in front of the camera!

I have never been thrifting before; but since you are the Queen of thrifting, I believe you need to show me the ropes!! :P

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

first, thrifting is not gross. all you have to do is wash the clothes--and you should be washing the clothes at regular stores too anyway. so many people try them on.

i think this outfit was made just for you. it matches your personality to a tee. love it!


Clare said...

Love that fun funky jacket! It is so you! And oooh that little chicka is adorbs!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I love thrifting. Now that should be in the dictionary, or is it already?

I love those orange shoes and I kind of like really want to marry your outfit. I mean, the dress and that blazer togethers? Ummm yeahhh, so pretty amazing.

But that dress. I need some clothes with that pattern and colours.

!♥ m i m i said...

Lol I basically did nothing in the act of dying Flora's hair. I did like two layers, that's all hehehe. But it was fun to hang out with her and just chat and... look at Vivi magazines! She has like 5! They're so expensive though ):

OH btw I never noticed the spines of NYLON until you posted it here. Now I'm pulling out random NYLON mags and reading the spines lol. Weeeeird. Who writes these???

hkittygirl said...

I love your layout! It's so colorful and playful, just like your clothing! Great choices on your part! ♥

Stacey Kay said...

OMG this is fabulous! You have such a great eye for color and such creativity! Those shoes were a terrific find, I'm definitely jeal!

and girl, you KNOW i love to thrift

Stacey Kay
"Runway Inspiration, Vintage Decoration"

Xu Box said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Those orange flats are to die for. I love how your entire outfit is from a thrift store. I am a huuuuuge thrift store lover. I get pretty much all of my clothes and shoes from thrift stores. To me, that's the most exciting way to find rare and affordable vintage pieces. AND it's good for reducing waste.

MT Days & Nights said...

omg your cousin is sooooo cute!! and btw those shows are awesome, way to rock the bright colors!

FashionJazz said...

I love the way you mix these colours and patterns together hun! : ) xxx

ching said...

i love all the colors going on in your outfit.
send my hellos to Molly
you guys are adorable.

M said...

this is great and stunning!
your outfit is really hypnotizing, I love it so much!

M said...

so, you and your colourful jackets won a new follower! :D

Naka said...

i lvoe the dress and the ending photos are so cute and cool ^^ i wish I could buy Nylon here :(

Clara said...

you're beautiful!
lovely blog!

Gizelle Faye | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

and i think you already know that. *wink*

yes, this blazer is the bomb!!! hahaha, i think you're hiphop linggo has caught on...LOL. seriously, you're a genius for pairing this loud blazer with a loud dress but doesn't look over the top at all..i guess you hypnotized the loudness too..hehe.

♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

L.T. said...

You're so bold for mixing such bright patterns together! :) And your cousin is adorable!

iUnderEye said...

u look freaking A-MAZING! love that dress

CDG said...

a.)You remind me a bit like rainbow bright, Love it! b.)Take your cousin to hollywood immediately
c.)Salvation Army rocks!
d.)Thrifting is amazing! Thinking about the crazy people who wore the clothes before you is what makes it so much fun. haha the grandma who owned that blazer sounds like me in the future.

Under Urooba's Umbrella! said...

I saw your tweet---there's a Salvation Army next to our Value Village too! DOESN'T THAT MAKE LIFE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CONVENIENT!?!? :D :D :D

LOVE LOVE the outfit, per usual. AND YES, red skies ARE RED-ICULOUS!

And, my mother absolutely HATES my thriftiness habits, my friends are embarrassed, etc. etc. BUT, I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE LOVE IT! I eman, who wouldn't!?

Martwa Marta said...

you're full of positive energy! gorgeous finds and you pulled them off so incredibly well!

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

by the way, after reading this post, i actually went to publix and bought cheese puffs for the first time in a very long time. i think it had to do with your cheeseballs comment. :)


Exuvalia said...

Aww, man. Your comment on my blog made me so happy, because you complimented my blog layout. I created it myself, and it took months for me to complete it. Very happy, thank you. On a side note...

You're one photogenic girl, and I love how you look confident in pictures. I think I'll be a follower of your blog from now on. Lastly, before I read all your other posts, I must say that your cousin is very gorgeous. Love her skinny jeans, it's awesome! (:

Zabrinah said...

She is SUCH A YOUNG TYRA!! Amazing! I love it so much!

Her poses are so adorable. She's gonna be a big star, just like you! Your blazer is so wonderful.



Anonymous said...

that outwear is a total unique!
really wish i have that kind of patterned blazer :)

great pics, btw! gives me a 'fun' feeling when seeing it

Castor Pollux

sojourned in style said...

thrifting is totally awesome, i dont know what those ppl are talking about, i mean did they look at your amazing outfit all from the thrift store?


Agustina Selviana said...

what a lovely shoes! i love your shoes so muchhh!!
thanks for your comment, feel free for follow/link me ;)


dreamy princess said...

Your printed blazer is COOL! I'm not kinda person who will fit to wear colorful clothes. But it looked good on you!(:
Your cousin was adorable. Maybe she can enter ANTM when she's older..

Dreamy Princess
~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

Hope said...

love your loafers...so cute.

Ali said...

I thought I posted a comment on this the other day. I THOUGHT I DID. MAYBE I DID NOT. BUT I KNOW I DID BECAUSE Because because b e c a u s e I just know I did.

weellk hgerres m nhyuh clk ds,mmernb t5r (well here's my comment, in elbowspeek). I love your loafterz, they are AMAZING. And your last post with that girl in the orange, I so totally have that same picture on my computer awuh yeah style ftw 8D