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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

CITIZEN STYLE: Local Shine

I'm in the mood to shine. 
Lately, my eyes go straight to the sparkly stuff: mixed metallics, gleaming golds, shimmery satins, + rhinestone jewelry.

Let me put it this way:
Baby wants to sing...the bling!
Recently I styled a shoot featuring clothing + accessories from my favorite Midtown second-hand boutiques, and I put together this outfit as a, uh, shining example of looking stellar while shopping thrift, vintage AND local.

All the items, save the jeans, came from secondhand sources + are vintage. The blouse, is an original creation of Sacramento designer, Kris Laskey, the lovable, local indie fashion legend that is known as BUTT UGLY. BUTT UGLY is a line of retro-style clothing, sewn for women of all-sizes, using vintage fabrics, buttons and notions. The clothes are one-of-a-kind and always feel special.  This superb satin blouse could easily pass for one made in an earlier era. 



The accessories were chosen for their versatile style, and are from various eras. They are all classics in their own right, each piece possessing a unique and original charm.  The prices varied from piece to piece, ranging from five dollars for the rave era holographic silver sunglasses, to more than a couple of benjamins for the exemplary (and sparkly!) VERY vintage rhinestone cuff. When shopping thrift, or secondhand + consignment, you're sure to find a great score that falls within your budget.

Now Wearing: 
  • holographic plastic sunglasses
  • vintage rhinestone jewelry, various eras
  • Butt Ugly re-made satin top
  • "skinny jeans" from my closet
  • vintage  gold metal purse
  • vintage black/gold shoes

Local Shine includes style
available from the following
Midtown Sacramento boutiques: 

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46 comments:

Lia said...

You look friggen smokin! I love all the shine and sparkle, I'm so jealous of that rhinestone bracelet! And that blouse is to DIE for!! I love thrifted treasures :)
xoxo
Lia

Collette Osuna said...

Ohhhhh my lady!!! Im loving the gold here....you totally look smoking hot.....LOVE LOVE the top.....you are gorg girl!!!!


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Fashion Tales.... said...

This outfit is brilliant, you beam of vintage, it's so glamorous. I love those shoes!

Jenmarie said...

Sparkly Bella! Me definitely likes :)

Liesl said...

What fun sparkles and super cool shoes...love your clutch! How fun that you got to style a shoot recently too!

Liesl :)

Polka Princess said...

All that vintage jewelry is just gorgeous! <3

And you never fail to shine even when you are in the dullest of colors, my dear Bella! :)

RocquelleIsLovely said...

Oh my; you look amazing darling!! I am now obsessed with your top!

Sasha said...

You look super glamorous. Love this look!

Sara said...

Wow! Don't you look elegant!

jeanofalltrades said...

Wow! I love that outfit. Everything about it, but especially that blouse. Ah-maze-ing!

Helga! said...

Schwing!Loving the bling! Looking shiney and glam and gorgeous!I'm really fancying glittery things lately,must be that party season is nearly upon us....o,hang on,we're ALWAYS partying!XXX

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

You look classy, sassy and badass as always!

Please may I? said...

What stunning top, I demand you send it to me right now! Ok well maybe I am not that demanding but it is stunning! You look fab hun. Wish it was that warm here , it's rather nippy! More chunky knits than sparkly tops I'm afraid.

X x

Gina said...

I love all of it! That clutch is to die for.

sacramento said...

Love, love everything you are wearing, but the baga, ahhhhhhhhhhhh the bag I WANT.
MIl besos, corazón
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Franca said...

oooh, look at you all shiny and lovely! I like that blouse very very much!

Vix said...

That blouse is anything but Butt Ugly! It's freaking fabulous and looks delicious styled up to perfection on beautiful you!
I agree, we need to look stellar at all times, no matter how mundane the task. Let's march against mediocracy. xxx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Woa....YOU LOOK AMAZING! From head to fabulous shoe...this is my favorite outfit of yours to date!! Gorgeous!

Elissa said...

Amazeballs. I love that clutch. And your blouse. And that it's all thrifting vintage and local. Rock on.

sylvia @ 40PlusStyle said...

Such a good idea to combine all the glamour stuff with jeans! I love that contrast. You wear the outfit really well.

Mrs. Miscellanea said...

I LOVE this look. I would wear all of it, from head to toe. This is so my style. You look great! And you always shine, my dear :)

any2ndnow.com said...

BELLA! I love this look. SO classy, yet casual. I would wear every single piece. And don't get me started on the fab shoes. You look great my dear!

xoxo
Cyrillynn

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i gotta say, this is a different look for you. definitely more blingy than usual, but i like the sparkly accents from the clutch to your collar.

frontrowspectator.com said...

The accessories, the shoes, the blouse = gorgeous. Great job styling Bella. You look flawless.

I love the name, Butt Ugly!

xoxo,

Lauren Nicole

JETNJME said...

fabulous bling!

RETRO REVA said...

Lovin the silver and gold blingy-dingy-ding!
Great with the jeans!!!!
You are a superstar!
xXx
Reva

Anika http://www.byanika.com said...

Well hello sexy! I love the shiny meets jeans mix. I love it when you shine babe.

DeniseAngela said...

Wow love this look on you! Love all the sparkles & your creativity is inspiring & so right! I love to mix it up too.

nikkibit said...

you look like a movie star!!!

The Style Crone said...

When I pulled up your post, I smiled in appreciation. You are glamourous in this display of shine, and I love it.

beneath the glass said...

hey Bella babe! you look amazing as always, very classy and chic with of course, your signature rosebud touch :) all the pieces are stunning, but of course what caught my eye the most was the shoes! very unique and badass!

cheers for now!

XO Beneath the Glass

theequinebovine said...

yous one classy broad..and damn you, and your damn awesome shoes!!!! xo

theequinebovine said...

yous one classy broad..and damn you, and your damn awesome shoes!!!! xo

Miss Peregrin said...

Sparkles become you dear! You look like an old Hollywood movie star. Love the top!

M.J said...

This is my FAVORITE outfit of yours so far! That top fits you perfectly and that bling suits you! Love it!!

Angeline said...

This outfit is amazing! Love it on you. xoxo

Linds said...

this look is so marilyn monroe glamorous... I am a sucker for gold, and this look takes the cake! <3

WendyB said...

I was going to say "I love that top!" but then I realized I loved all the other stuff too.

gabrielle said...

i dont blame you. every once and a while i get really sparkly- i think it is the jersey girl in me. i relapse into totally tacky sometime, i dont know how to "sequins" in moderation.

xxoo
www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

Anusha said...

OMG I love it!! The way the bling on the top and accessories play off against the dark jeans is awesome!! The work on the collar and sleeves also reminds me a bit of the kind of bead/sequin work that's common in Indian clothes. I would have never thought to pair it with rhinestones but it looks really gorgeous when you do it, so I'm going to try that one of these days!

I adore the bag too! My mother and I have been collecting vintage evening bags for years. They just don't make them like they used to. All my evening bags are vintage. :o)

Stylish Thought said...

You betta werk! Love.every.single.thing.here

The Closet Shopper said...

Absolutely stunning outfit on you, Bella.

xo,
Tracy

Jamillah said...

Baby is blingin'!!!! I literally said "STOP IT" when I opened this post. I love this outfit on you. The shoes are my fave. Bling out my friend! Bling out!

Susan Tiner said...

Wow, just wow! You wow me every time I visit, did you know that? Baby singing the bling, I love that. The rhinestone jewelry is so wonderfully sparkly. Thank you for the introduction to Butt Ugly I will definitely check her out.

Amelia said...

I love this blouse. It is so bling & cute! <3 xxx

Yvonne said...

This is fantastic! I love your outfit! So very vintage yet current! Love the rhinestone jewelry and the beadwork on that blouse is fantastic!!

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