Thrifty Cent is on Tumblr!

Thought I’d take a moment to plug our tumblr page by showing you some of the awesome fashion and street style photos featured:

 

Like all that? Visit the Thrifty Cent tumblr for pure inspiration photos!

http://thriftycentblog.tumblr.com/

 

New etsy store, The Betwixt Boutique

So, I decided I wanted to create a more recognizable image for my etsy shop. I made a new one, and this time I named it “The Betwixt Boutique.”

Here are some of the lovely vintage items you’ll find in my shop:

I’ve haven’t been much of a fashionista lately, if I’m honest. I started a new job in March at an optometry office. This is my first job that I’ve actually worked full-time. I find it hard to much of anything after work, because I work long hours. There’s little reason to put anything nice or exciting on. I’d like to find some less boring work clothes — especially pants. It’s a work in progress.

I promise I will post some personal outfits soon. I swear!

Street Fashion – Early Spring 2011 Trend Spotting

Pastel colorblocking, from chictopia.com

Color-blocking (wearing simple, one color garments all of different colors) seems to be on the rise again! I am not into mixing blues and oranges myself, so if I try this, it will be with pastels like the woman above.

A great 70s-esque look: flared jeans and kimono style sleeves.

The skinny jeans craze has finally ebbed enough to make room for flares and bell-bottoms again! People still appreciate how flared trousers create a balanced silhouette. This woman has a very 70s look going on, which in my opinion, is and always will be CHIC! I love flowy tops and brown leather.

Bird prints are in. Strange but awesome.

I’ve been seeing fabrics with birds on them pretty often lately. It’s cute. I have also seen kangaroo prints.

60's style empire waist dresses.

Another common sight right now is empire waist dresses and tops. (Empire waists are below the bosom, much higher than the natural waist.) Dresses with waists like these were very, very popular in the sixties.

My “trend-spotting” is in no way meant to make you feel like you need to follow the trends. I’m just observing and offering inspiration. I am the kind of person who likes the classics way more than the trends. If what’s trendy happens to be cute, I might imbibe but following trends that one doesn’t even like leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Anyways, happy Wednesday! Here’s to hoping Saturday comes fast! (That’s my Friday.) Weeeeee!