“The Fabulous THRIFT SHOP Challenge!!!!!!!” “InStyle” MAGAZINE ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES
Foreign Affair Trend
This months issue of InStyle magazine, September 2013 (page 402) previews a trend “Foreign Affairs”. Enticing pictures show you elaborately embroidered, richly patterned, or gilded and encrusted items. Trying to create at least one of these looks from a thrift store, we brought along a magazine or folder of “Pinterest” ideas, this gives us some direction with our shopping trip.
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I think this purse is a perfect example of how to stay with this current trend but also think outside of the box!
$4.99 for this hand-tooled leather handbag, it was quite stunning!
Here are a few REASONS TO LOVE this Trend!
Elaborately embroidered, richly patterned, or gilded and encrusted with jewels, these clothes are pure escapism. Slipping into them transports you to another time and place (China! Italy! Brazil!), and they radiate a sense of refinement and adventure that makes you feel like a member of the jet set.
HOW TO WORK IT Some of the looks are a nod to a nation, while others are a postcard for it. The subtle references tend to be more universally appealing (and wearable). Adopt a when-in-Rome (or Beijing, or Rio) approach: Pile on big gold necklaces or long gemstone earrings (as long as they look chic not like a Halloween costume) with black pants and a turtleneck. Hair and makeup should have a regal sophistication: Part hair in the middle or pull it back, and go for bold brows or dramatic, kohl-rimmed eyes.
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Jen and Pippa are virtual volunteers working to promote non-profit thrift stores in the Houston area.