Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside

It seems to get colder every night, so why not bundle up with a fabulous coat. It instantly makes an outfit. So when your having fashion dilemma in under 60 degree weather, you know what to throw on :)

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Fur Collar Leather Coat: 9.99
Shoes: 19.00
Tights : .95

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Seasons Greetings!

Wishing you Happy Holidays from Bon & Kat! In leu of the holidays being a few days away we decided to bring you the perfect outfit for grandma's this Christmas - boys! No one ever said you can't rock the xmas party in style! We found a simple cardigan that can be used as everyday attire, and rocked it with a fun, festive scarf. The best thing about this outfit is that can be used for more than one occasion! So aside from encouraging you to thrift for your holiday outfits....we wish you a Merry Christmas (or whichever holiday you choose or don't choose to celebrate) :D!
Kat & Bon

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Jeans: 15.00 (Buffalo Exchange)
Virgin Mary Necklace: 1.00 (thrift)
Cardigan: 5.99 (thrift)
White Perry Ellis Button Down Shirt: 5.99 (thrift)
Scarf: .65 (thrift)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

Bright lights, 21, glitz, and glamour - four elements that go hand in hand when your in Sin City. They are also the four elements put into this thrift ensemble! Our favorite thing about this dress is that it portrays such an elaborate feel through the beading and sequin, that there is really no need for accessories. We let the dress speak for itself!

Dress: 12.99 (Savers Thrift)

Trix Fashions

Our good friend and fellow thrift store junky, Patricia (Trixie) Enconmienda is an up and coming designer ready to show the world what she's got! Throughout our grade school years, she designed and created fabulous pieces for countless dances, debuts, and other events. She was also chosen as a "Redesigner" for Savers Thrift stores nationwide! We had a short interview with Trixie and she let us in on all her favorite fashion secrets ;)

RR: Who are your favorite designers?
Trix: Alexander McQueen, Viktor & Rolf, Rick Owen...I like the more alternative, grungy look.

RR: What made you want to become a designer?
Trix: When I was little I liked playing with barbies. I collected Barbie clothes. I liked going to thrift stores when I was little and recreating things.

RR: What's your favorite thrift store find?
Trix: I like collecting crazy dresses. I have this gold snake belt I really like, with a lot of bling on the snake head. It's so cleopatra.

RR: What inspires you?
Trix: People on the street, on the metro, you see a lot of crazy things.

RR: What's your must haves?
Trix: Jeans, Heels, Small Messenger Bag, a black V-neck

RR: What would you label your style?
Trix: My day-to-day style is simple-chic. But when I go out I go crazy, glamorous.

RR: What do you want your line to convey?
Trix: I feel like it's deconstructed; it's an ugly/pretty thing. I like to get that pretty element and make it raw. I'm not going to lie some of the stuff I design is pretty scandalous.

RR: How do your parents feel about you being a young designer?
Trix: They're very supportive. They know I have a passion for it, so they're okay with it. My mom was an art major so it's sort of expected.

RR: Do you want to stay based in California or move to New York?
Trix: It's crucial to be in New York, and I want to travel the world but I think L.A. is still growing and there's a lot to do here. L.A. is looked at as the downside of fashion, but I want to change that image. We can be as sophisticated as New York too, but you know...like.. better.

Check out this handmade piece and others at her personal link above. Thanks Trixie! :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Pinball Princess

Vegas is home to many casinos, arcades, bright lights and an array of colors. When you were a kid tagging along with your parents, this was probably your favorite place to be. Just like how you have fun playing pinball all night long, have fun with your colors as well... I know we definitely do :)

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Dress: 3.00 (Savers Thrift)
Shoes: 12.00 (Wasteland - Melrose Ave.)

Monday, December 15, 2008

She Makes Dirty Words Sound Pretty

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” -Cecil Beaton

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Dress: 5.99 (Savers)
Vest: .95 (Thrift)
Tutu: 1.99 (Savers)
Heels: Hand-Me-Down

What Happens in Vegas...

Just got back from Vegas for Bon's 21st...
let's just say, we had the time of our lives in Sin City. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Stone Fox

Takin' it back old school...70's more specifically! We went back in time and dressed this cheese weasel, jive-turkey, cool-cat in only the flyest threads. We got this whole get up for less than $50.00, you gotta be joshin' me, right? Lookin' like a modern day Hutch, who wouldn't want to jump his bones

Leather Jacket: 25.00 (Buffalo Exchange)
Flannel: 12.00 (Walmart)
Jeans: Free (Promotional Merch)
Glasses: 5.90 (H&M)
Slip-ons: 7.00 (Payless)

Dressin' It Up...and Down

The much anticipated men's post has finally arrived! And be sure that you'll be seeing more of them :) We had a facile look, and took to the thrift stores to style it up. We combined the simple, everyday V, with a necklace and blazer to give it a more intricate vibe. On the other hand, we also took a lavish blazer and dressed it down with the flannel and V! So whether you're going to school, or strutting your stuff down Hollywood Blvd...you'll always be ready to go :)

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Blazer: 4.99 (Thrift)
Flannel: 9.00 (Buffalo Exchange)
Virgin Mary Necklace: 1.00 (Thrift)
Jeans: 15.00 (Buffalo Exchange)
American Apparel V-neck: Free (American Apparel Guest Speaker)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Recycled Recipe

A recipe made up of many of our other posts! First: we mix patterns; the striped dress and the plaid flannel. Second: we layer, layer, layer! The jacket and the flannel make the dress look a bit more fitted and is a comfy look for winter. Third: we accessorize with the layered gold chain to compliment the red/white/black scheme. Throw in some spandex leggings with pumps; bust out the ex's flannel (because that's all he's good for now anyway), sprinkle some sass, and TADA.....we got ourselves a bitchin' look - and attitude - for the night.

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Dress: 12.50 (H&M)
Flannel: Ex-Boyfriend's
Jacket: 5.99 (Savers Thrift)
Spandex Leggings: 12.99 (Target)
Heels: 2.92 (Thrift)
Necklace: 3.00 (Fashion District - L.A.)