Peachy Keen

Today I felt like a pirate in the best way possible. Peach Wall-0775 Peach Wall-0773 Peach Wall-0767

I love these earrings! Too bad I lost one, but lucky for me, I hear the lone earring is a thing again.Peach Wall-0766 Peach Wall-0763 Peach Wall-0756 Peach Wall-0753 Peach Wall-0751 Peach Wall-0747 Peach Wall-0743

Ok, how good is this peach, 70’s wall? Definitely going to shoot here more often! Peach Wall-0740 Peach Wall-0731 Peach Wall-0730 Peach Wall-0729Peach Wall-0725 Peach Wall-0723 Peach Wall-0721 Peach Wall-0717This whole look (excluding my beloved clogs) comes courtesy of Urbanity! Love a good deal, shopping green, and a fun atmosphere? Come on in and see what new goodies we have in store!

❤ PJA

 

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Sifting the Racks: PJA’s Guide to Resale

My recent return to the boutique world has revived my energy and made me rediscover my first fashion love: consignment and resale.

As movers and shakers in the fashion world, I think it’s extremely important to consider the environmental impact this industry leaves on our world. Shopping resale and consignment is a great way to limit our carbon footprint, but it can be quite draining on those of you who consider secondhand shopping uncharted waters. Allow me to be your guide with a few handy dandy tips and tricks to the world of consignment shopping!

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Me and the Urbanity Style Sharing ladies hamming it up at a resale event. Come visit us!

1. Game Plan

Before your trip, take an assessment of your closet. What color or color pallet do you find you gravitate to most? What item(s) are you lacking? Write down a list of the things you need to spice up your wardrobe. Be it a pop of color to spruce up your spring wardrobe or the classic trench coat, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you can find in your local consignment and resale shops.

2. Patience is a Virtue

Chances are, you’re not going to walk out of the first store you go into with your perfect pair of boyfriend jeans and those stunning Valentino studded heels you’ve been eyeing for years. It takes time, energy, and determination to sift through those racks. Dedicate a full day to consignment and resale shopping and go in with little to no expectations. You never know what you’re going to find!

3. Fule and Re-Fule

It’s important to stay energized during your consignment excursion. Start you day off with a filling, healthy breakfast and bring along some snacks like almonds or dried fruit. No time for breakfast in the morning? NEVER go hungry. Grab a healthy protein shake, a fruit bar, or make one of these yummy smoothies the night before.

4. Keep an Open Mind

I know I said make a list and take your time finding the things you REALLY want, but if you see something that piques your interest, try it on! I’ve lucked out a few times and found some terrific pieces that weren’t even on my immediate radar like a vintage romper or APiece Apart blouse (which I scored for only 2 bucks!). This leads me to my next tip…

5. Try Everything On

Most consignment and resale shops are final sale. Since every brand differs in quality level and sizing, you have to make sure you’re getting the right fit to get the most bang from your buck. It might be tempting to buy that extra small floral skirt because it’s such a steal, but if you can’t wear it right away, it’s not worth it. Trust me: half the stuff you find in consignment shops were at one point hanging in someone’s closet because the owner never had the occasion to wear it or it simply didn’t fit right.

Now you’re ready to scour the racks! Do you have any helpful shopping tips? Share them in the comments!

❤ PJA

Jack London

The bad news: I’m bedridden with something very similar to bronchitis. The good news: it gives me time to write on this little old blog!
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This must be one of my favorite shoots to date featuring two terrific finds. I found this gorgeous silk dress and these Faryl Robin shoes for only a buck at Urbanity’s most recent charity event sale. Score, right? Love the way this dress moves. Can’t help but twirl in this beauty!

❤ PJA

Open for Business

After a less successful trip selling this weekend, I’ve decided to put a few favorite pieces up for sale on Threadflip! Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 2.15.58 PMSo, if you REALLY want to dress like a PJA, check out my shop! There’s only 4 listing at the moment, but I can assure you, at the rate I’m cleaning out my closet, there will be more to come.

<3, PJA