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What I’m wearing January 17, 2012

Filed under: Fashion — justinefernandez @ 6:19 pm
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Thrifted Chic

I love dressing people. I would go shopping for busy friends often, but now that I’m a mom and military women don’t really spend money on themselves, I’m focusing on my look once more.

I love vintage scarves. Vera scarves are some of my favorites. I love my Stella & Dot jewelry. Adding a bit of sparkle with a splash of color on such a depressing January day is all I need!

I’m a military wife with a 1 year old and a husband who works very hard for what little he makes. I can’t and won’t spend huge amounts of money on pieces for my wardrobe. I love thrift stores and sale racks. Style is everywhere and in everything. Modifying and taking risks is what makes you, you.

 

Something to look forward to January 15, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — justinefernandez @ 2:23 am
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This has to be my bagillionth time attempting a blog. I’ve tried the “professional” blog, the “mom” blog, the “military spouse” blog and I have failed at them all. Which reminds me, I need to go shut those ramblings down…

I do know that I have one gift or purpose and that’s dressing people. I love clothes. I love accessorizing. I love things that are beautiful. I wasn’t blessed with a trust fund, or the chance to go to fashion school. With the lack of funds and privilege, I am often asked where I get things or how I came up with that combination and my response is always the same, “I just do.”

I love thrifting and hand-me-downs. I guess it comes from being from a rather large family. I was lucky to be the only girl with no close girl cousins, but that didn’t make me too good to hit up a second hand store from time to time. My best friends mom will always have items for me (if I want them). Her shoes are usually amazing and her purses are always ones I admire. She’ll slip me the nicer items without her daughter knowing from time to time.

I guess this will be a place to check out outfits and how I take looks in all the major magazines and adapt them to a person who can’t go shopping every week or spend $100 on a pair of jeans. You’ll find me painting the bottoms of my heels red before I own a pair of Louboutins!

Keep coming back for my rantings and ravings and I’ll try to keep this as fashion forward as possible, but with a title such as “Justine-Isms” it’s bound to get of topic from time to time.

 

– Justine