Weekend & Travel Uniform

You can count men for anything that falls into under both fashionable and practical.  That’s why a thrifting a scarf is November’s #12MonthsofThrifting prompt. However, we’re not just talking about any scarf here, we’re talking about bold, colorful, or printed scarves.

Brown Backpack Purse

You may have seen this bag several times around here but I think it’s time it had it’s own post. This is one of the most versatile pieces I’ve ever owned. I bought this on mega clearance last winter for $13 at Old Navy and it’s been all over the world with me. It’s my go to carry-on when traveling and transitions well from casual weekend wear to even workwear.

Fall Florals

I can’t believe it’s already October?! This month’s prompt is one of my favorites: fall florals. Fall florals are more subtle than spring and summer floral prints. They usually have a black or burgundy backdrop and work well with either warm, autumn color or deep jewel tones. I like to look for deep reds, pinks, and cream prints.

How to Thrift Booties

The prompt for September #12monthsofthrifting is to find a pair of booties, a fall essential. I always
have great luck finding booties at Goodwill, especially the location on State Road.
Here are my go-to tips to thrift booties: Always check the sole. If it’s worn down, probably not worth the purchase, even if it is $5.

Graphic Tee + Flares

When I saw that flares were making a comeback, I hesitated for a bit because the last thing I wanted to do was channel Dina circa 2001. The early 2000s were a bad time in fashion, and my wardrobe was certainly no exception. But one day while shopping at Goodwill, I had this burst of inspiration for some dark denim flared jeans for fall.

The comfiest training shoes

Nothing is worse than working out with uncomfortable sneakers. I’m no Olympian athlete or marathon runner but do appreciate a good pair of comfy shoes. I recently purchased these New Balance sneakers and felt like I was walking on a cloud (or cotton candy, whatever you’re into).

Common Threads Thrift

 Common Threads Thrift, located at 22049 Lorain Road in Fairview Park opened last month and the fine folks over there invited me to check it out and host a giveaway for my thrifty readers. Anytime I visit a new thrift store, I find myself looking for a few certain elements (you can read about these elements here). Here are a few reasons why I loved this new thrift store and think you will too.

Yellow Skirt and Stripes

A photo posted by d i n a y o u n i s (@dinasdays) on Jun 29, 2016 at 4:29pm PDT

I spotted this H&M skirt at Goodwill Akron one night when I was hosting a Thrift Night Out and I hesitated to buy it.  Ever since I purged my home and closet, I’ve really trying to avoid buying trendy pieces.

Denim shirt three ways

My obsession with denim shirts started about six years ago when I found the perfect GAP denim button down at Goodwill. I quickly realized how incredibly versatile they are. They are also easy to wear and never go out of style.

Bell Sleeves

Anyone else try to eat while wearing bell sleeves? Not a good look.

I love 70s fashion. It’s one of my favorite decades for fashion.  I find myself constantly drawing inspiration from that time, so I’m thrilled to see many of the styles – both in home decor and fashion- make a huge comeback this season.