Thrifting in Williamsburg

Williamsburg is my favorite neighborhood to go thrift shopping because they have a variety of shops with a lot of good merchandise. I usually stop by Buffalo Exchange, Monk’s, Crossroads Trading Co, and my favorite, Beacon’s Closet.

Beacon’s Closet

The first time I went to the Williamsburg Beacon’s Closet, I was so overwhelmed by the amount of clothes they had. Thankfully they organize their clothes by color so it’s a pretty easy look through. I’m usually able to find some cool, unique pieces here too.

I was so happy to find these hot pants in my size! They’re comfy and I love the gold tone in this knit.

This dress has an elegant cut, but its material allows it to be worn casually. I was happy this was in my size, since it is a fitted dress. But the slit is what really got me!

I love the over-sized floral and bright pink color. It’s a sweet, but fun print. The silhouette reminds me of a peplum blouse, which is everywhere this season.

Buffalo Exchange

Buffalo Exchange doesn’t carry much vintage pieces, just second-hand. They’re great with keeping on-trend merchandise with pretty good prices.

I love a little twist to a basic T. The silky bodice can keep you comfortable and chic.

This dress was one of those “So cute, I have to have it!” purchases. It basically combines everything I like: lace, high-low skirt, open back, and my favorite clothing colors!

I hope this encourages everyone to visit their local thrift stores, or make a trip to Williamsburg! Just make sure you’re in the thrifting zone, because it does take a lot of patience and energy. It’s tedious to look through a bunch of old clothes, but it’ll be worth it when you find that cool vintage piece for a low price!

Cotton Candy Carnival

This summer is definitely all about bright colors and feminine silhouettes. Which is probably why I’ve been wearing dresses so often. Slipping into one piece is so easy when you’re dealing with the summer heat too.

Tie-dye has made a strong comeback this season. I’m especially obsessed with pastel, cotton candy colored tie-dye!

Urban Outfitters dress, Zigi Girl clogs, Movado necklace, Ray Bans in tortoise, Brandy Melville bracelet, street fair rings.

All photos by Dasha Shapovalova.

Pure Love Potion

Every girl needs a baby doll dress as a summer staple. Pullover the ruffles or ruched and you have instant adorable.

If this dress is too sweet for your taste, pair it with combat boots and a leather jacket. Or opt for a black baby doll dress instead.

Lipsy dress, Michael Kors wedges, vintage necklace, F21 bracelet, self-made lips cuff.

All photos by Dasha Shapovalova.

Pink Petal Park

Sleeveless shirts are flattering for all body types. The loose fit and straight shape is slimming and breezy.

I love this season’s high-low trend because us shorties can wear it. It’s also much more practical than maxis, if you’re the outdoorsy type, or ever have an urge to run through a field. I get that sometimes.

Happy skulls!

F21 shirt, American Apparel hot pants, Michael Kors heels, Michael Kors watch, Brandy Melville skull bracelets, F21 bracelet, self-made skull earrings.

All photos by Dasha Shapovalova.

Parisian Parrot

An easy spring look is a cute little and loose dress. A simple silhouette is just enough when you add a fun print.

Just when you thought this was a more conservative look, a cutout detail spices up the back. The right above the knee hemline also keeps it modest.

A slouchy sweater can easily be pulled over to create a more casual look, as well as protect you from the ever-changing spring weather.

Urban Outfitters dress, Brandy Melville sweater, Aldo wedges, American Eagle necklace, Aerie ring

All photos by Dasha Shapovalova.

Color Block Party

This is more of a subtle day-to-night take on this spring’s hot color block trend.

Add an extra pop to this trend by combining different textures. The warm velvet skirt with the light linen matches this spring weather perfectly.

I’ve over-worn these platforms, but it’s not my fault they match everything! Plus the metallic copper heel with my metallic silver skirt, I just couldn’t resist. Kill two birds with one stone by including metallics and color blocking in one outfit!

Asos crop top, Urban Outfitters urban renewel velvet mini, Goodwill jacket, Michael Kors platforms, Forever 21 and Pac Sun jewelry