VINTAGE HOLIDAY REMIX

I’ve been in bed for the past few days watching sappy love movies and eating really bad snack food, so looking at these pics for this post is now motivating me to get up and wash this mop of mine and get a workout in to avoid gaining any holiday break weight before my trip to Hawaii. I’m also realizing I haven’t shared any post about my vintage finds lately. The cute blue jacket I’m rocking in this post is from the Durham Rescue Mission. This is the spot to find 80’s and 90’s clothing to give you just the right vibe of vintage nostalgia. I’ve had a lot of people ask what thrift and vintage stores I shop so I’m dedicating this post to a list of my past fav and some new shops I’ve been buying from lately. To those who are just tuning in to the CCC blog, I’m an avid vintage and thrift store clothing shopper. A large percentage of my wardrobe is thrifted, consignment and vintage finds from all over. I’ve incorporated this into my personal style over the past few years for the simple fact that I love finding rare pieces you can’t find anywhere else and also because I’m a big supporter of sustainable fashion and making sustainable fashion decisions. With that being said, you’ll often find me rocking a newer piece remixed with vintage pieces I’ve picked on my travels, online or here in the Raleigh-Durham area. One of the main messages that I want to send to my readers is that fashion can be fun, affordable and reusable. With that being said, I’ve listed some of my fav vintage shops from online and in the local area. Hope you’re able to stop by and support these businesses and remix your wardrobe a little.

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Enjoy! 😊 😉 😊 😉

 

VINTAGE IG ONLINE SHOPS

  1. Felicia Faye Vintage @_feliciafaye_vintage
  2. The Dream Vintage @thedreamvintage
  3. Long Liv Vintage @longlivvintage
  4. Vin’tij Kandi Boutique Vintage @vintijkandi
  5. Chocolate Shop Vintage @chocolateshopvintage
  6. Cool. Retro. Urban @thecrulook
  7. Kira’s @kiras_choice
  8. Vintage Vixen Boutique @_vintagevixenboutique
  9. Vintaged Love @vintagedlove
  10. Connie J Vintage Finds @conniejvintagefinds

LOCAL THRIFT

  1. GoodWill 
  2. Dorcas Thrift Shop
  3. Raleigh/Durham Rescue Mission
  4. Thrift 2 Gift
  5. FiFi’s Fine Resale Apparel 
  6. Father and Son
  7. Bargain Box
  8. Uptown Cheapskate
  9. Clothes Mentor
  10. Plato’s Closet

I hope this list was helpful and I wish you happy thrifting this holiday season.

Till next time, lovelies.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie


NEW ACCESSORIES WITH CIVION

Like I promised in my last post, I’m getting myself organized for Fall. I was able to get ready quickly for this shoot because my fall clothes were out and organized. It’s amazing how much time you save you prep like a boss! Anyway, after a very long wait, my jewelry from Civion has finally arrived and I’m able showcase the beautiful, classic pieces on the blog.

Allow me to drop an honesty bomb on you. I don’t wear necklaces like that. Sometimes I feel they take away from my crazy tops and outfits I wear often and they can be quite irritating on my neck, but my new gold tiered necklace from Civion has me thinking I shouldn’t write off necklaces from my accessory collection anymore. I’m loving every jewelry piece in their shop. The pieces are simple, classic chic with a little twist. I love that they have almost all their pieces in a gold and silver too. I always get the urge to wear necklaces and earrings together but feel it looks too bulky and looks like I over accessorized, but the simplicity of these pieces really makes for an effortlessly classic look that you can pretty much pull off with any fall outfit.

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Keep reading for more deets not on my Civion pieces and how I styled this look with these pieces.

 

I’m itching for fall to actually makes it arrival in NC because I’m ready to wear my corduroy mini skirts without getting the side eye. While I patiently wait for the weather to cooperate with my fall outfit ideas, peep this simple, classic look I put together for the transition to fall. The white Calvin Klein button up is a fall fav of mine that I found sifting through the clothing racks of a local thrift and my button up plaid mini skirt is from Charlotte Russe fall collection which you can find here. To complete my look, I added my Civion Cali Necklace, and fish earrings. Check out how I’ve styled my silver drop earrings with this look as well. I can’t wait to share some more fall looks with you.

Oh almost forgot, before I go, I wanted to share a special gift with you all. If you’re digging my jewelry pieces as much as I am, head on over to civion.store and use code: DEIDRA25 to get 25% off your Civion purchase, tell them Deidra sent you ;).

Okay, last thing, I swear, this week is pageant week so stay tuned for all my pageant looks and all the crazy stories.

Till next time everybody!

Sincerely,

Deidra Craig


WATCH ME BUBBLE

Out here chewing my gum and checking the time and wondering where it all went because August is literally flying by. By the way, have you noticed I’m back at it with one of my favorite color combos, pink and green?Nope, I’m not a sorority girl, I just love these two colors together and whenever I get a chance to style it, I do. Speaking of style choices, lately I’ve been styling and profiling my best looks with my new Atlantis wristwatch. Watches are certainly out of my style comfort zone, but this summer I’ve had the amazing opportunity to partner with Atlantis Wristwatches and I must say, their watches are so classy and sleek. I love the watch selection so much that they were able to send me 5 amazing watches to wear and style. In these pics, I’m rocking the Serendipity Watch with the rose gold backdrop and white wrist band. Confession, up until a about a year or so ago, I had no interest in wearing watches because I thought it would just distract me and hold me accountable for time, LOL. Awful, huh? Well, it’s not so bad after all. I barely check the time on the watches I wear now and just wear them for style purposes. My Apple watch gets a lot love these days because I’m tracking my steps and making sure I keep my weight down for the pageant. It’s great to have a watch that notifies you when to breathe and stand. Talk about accountability, LOL.

Something you may not know about these amazing watches is that their men’s watches. I think they have such a sleek, clean look to them that I consider them unisex and wearable by just about anyone if you ask me. Watches have become one of my new favorite accessories to style and profile these days and I’m hoping to keep watches as a style staple in my closet to pair with more fun outfits. And, on the topic of outfits, keep scrolling for deets on this one.

I got this cute hot pink skirt from the Uptown Cheapskate consignment shop and got the sheer frilled white top from Target on sale for 12 bucks! I know <> Lately, I’ve been mixing some of the most unusual clothing pieces together to use clothes that have been sitting in my closet collecting dust for years. Much of the new pieces you’re seeing on my IG page and FB page are not actually new, they are just items I couldn’t fit as of a few months ago. I’ve tweaked my diet and workout routine and have been seeing some impressive results in my measurements. I haven’t weighed myself because I know the scale will say I’ve gained, but the fact that my clothes fit very well and I can wear my mini skirts again tells me everything I need to know about my results and lets me know my body is changing for the good. Too many people are focused on being skinny but main concern is making sure I can get some wear out of the clothes I own. No use spending your hard-earned money on items you’ll never use, right?

Anyway, hope you all have an AMAZING week. Till next time.

Sincerely,

Deidra Marie