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3 Tips To Make Your Next Thrift Store Experience Easier

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Loving vintage and being plus size is a double edge sword. So many super cool options but so few items are fond in the plus size range. Consignment and resale shops are dependent upon what they find at estate sales and donations so finding your size can be a challenge. I can honestly say that it’s always worth a stroll through a resale shop, I don’t find a size 16 as often as I would like but what I do find is worth the trip.What better way to find one of a kind accessories to express your individual style and elevate the look of your wardrobe basics.

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I finally got the chance to check out the selection at Mannequin a vintage boutique located in Cincinnati, Ohio in Over the Rhine. I have been intrigued by Mannequin’s perfectly styled window display. My expectations were exceeded when I found immaculately made suits and creative separates. I was so happy to find a wide range of classic designer pieces and fun quirky vintage accessories. I was also delighted by their men’s section that included clothing, shoes, hats,  and suiting accessories.

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Here are my 3 tips on how to make your next thrifting trip less stressful.

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Have An Open Mind

Thrifting does not have the same instant gratification as walking into a big box store where every item has been merchandised. Thrifting for vintage is like a treasure hunt so you can’t expect an abundance of any size. Keep your mind open and be on the lookout for quality pieces made of high-end fabrics. The more you open your mind to the possibilities the less likely you are to be frustrated.

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Creativity is Key

Did you find a smoking vintage blazer but you hate the buttons? You can replace the buttons what you can’t replace is craftsmanship. If an item is well made but has a small imperfection chances are it can be fixed. Did you find a great Louis Vuitton handbag but the zipper is broken? Most leather and shoe repairs will also replace the zipper in a leather handbag and the cost of the repair will still be considerably less than a new designer bag

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Size Ain’t Nothing but a Number

If an item of clothing looks like it may fit, give it a try. I have looked at the size of an item on more than one occasion and according to the size it shouldn’t  have fit but the clothes told a different story. Can’t find anything your size, earrings always fit. I have found some of my favorite scarfs and evening handbags at thrift stores.

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I found so many cool finds at Mannequin and I even found, gasp, a dress in my size! I can’t wait to share it here on the blog. You can find out more about Mannequin Boutique at http://www.mannequinboutique.org/  You can also follow them on Instagram @mannequinboutiqueOTR and on Facebook at Mannequin Boutique.

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Style Sunday | Style in the City

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When you think of destinations for fashion you the New York, Paris, Milian, I’m sure Cincinnati, Ohio never comes to mind. It should the University of Cincinnati has highly rank fashion design programs and with more millennials staying in the city after graduation a scene is emerging. I can’t give the millennials all of the credit for shining a light on style in the city there are established outlets like Cincy Chic that have always held the torch for style in the city.

This weekend I attended the Red, Pink & Blue Event the night focused on women’s health and of course fashion.I loved that fashion had a theme of little black dresses, which were all much sexier than expected which I appreciated.  Cincy Chic regularly holds fashion events at excited and hip venues if you need fashion inspiration follow them on Facebook to find out about their next event. 

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More Style, More Cincinnati

Did you know there is a mobile boutique in Cincinnati?? Trouvaille Mobile Botique has everything you need to put a stylish look together from accessories, clothes, and shoes. The best part is they will come to you! You can book them for a bridal shower, birthday party, or just because. Just get your friends together and shop. You can also find out where they will be next on their Facebook page. Fashion Trucks are the new food trucks!

 

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Viva la Vida | Fashion and Frida

 

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When I wake up the first thing on my mind is where am I going and what I am wearing.I love getting out and exploring flea markets. street fairs, or just areas of town where all the sites are in walking distance from each other.

It’s finally that time of year where I can throw on a dress and a cute pair of sandals and head out the door. In the warmer months, I hob nob from one outdoor activity to the next. My goal is to look as put together as possible with minimal effort. This dress from Fashion to Figure will be great on curvy bodies because od the multiple the directions of the stripes makes the dress, complimentary on a variety of shapes.

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Dress:Fashion to Figure, Sandals:DSW

Soooo it’s almost Cinco de Mayo…

When I heard about a new restaurant in Covington, Kentucky decked out in Frida Kahlo decor I said, “Yes Please!!” You mean I get to be surrounded by my favorite artist and have a Margarita!! Everything about Frida 602 aroused my senses from the beautiful color scheme to the tasty cocktail menu. The cuisine features Latin street cuisine, and I highly recommend the shrimp taco! Located in historic Mainstrasse Frida 602 is perfectly nestled in within all of the newer restaurants and shops.

 

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This Passion Fruit Margarita was everything!!

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This post was sponsored by Fashion to Figure all opinions are my own.