Thrifty Black Friday Deal

Goodwill

While everyone is distracted by the sales in Walmart or mall shops, take advantage of the amazing deals at Goodwill. The exclusive sale will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9 p.m. on Nov. 28 and 29. Better get there early because the first 50 people in line will receive a $10 gift certificate. Goodwill is making the most popular weekend to shop fun for the customers by hosting a treasure hunt. There will be 200 free items hidden throughout every store. All clothing will be $3 from 8-10 a.m. and for every $50 spent customers will earn a $10 gift certificate to use in the month of December. This is a sale you do not want to miss. Check for your local Goodwill.

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(Illustration by Laila Hills)

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Men’s Fall Fashion

When I search words like “fashion” or “style” the results are dominated by females. I feel a little bad that men’s fashion is kind of overlooked when males are a significant part of the fashion industry. Men like Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein have a strong presence in both men and women’s fashion. Someone who stands out in the blogging community is Prince Pelayo. I’m telling you his sense of style is on point. I admire his creativity and get inspiration for my own outfits.

For this post I turned to my best friend Johnathan for help. One of our favorite pastimes is to go thrifting, so his closet fit my idea of men’s fall looks with thrifted and new items quite nicely. He allowed me to raid his closet and style some outfits for him. After some bargaining and maybe a few threats against his life (totally kidding), he also agreed to be my model.

I hope this post comes in handy for you guys that want some fashion inspiration. Also for the ladies out there that would like to share some outfit ideas with their boyfriends, guy friends, or brothers. Enjoy!

Look 1

This look can be for a formal evening. Plain black jeans are used, but adding chino pants will complete a fancier look. The shirt is satin and paired with this shirt jacket tones down the look while still looking presentable.

Look 2

Very casual outfit while staying stylish. This band tee is used in a more put together look. Perfect for school, a coffee date or going out with friends.

Look 3

For this look, I went with a simplistic and minimalist outfit. These are fall looks, so sooner or later the rain will come and you’ll be prepared with a killer outfit. A raincoat is certainly not enough during the colder months and a hoodie is the perfect layering piece.

Look 4

On a night out with the guys, this outfit is perfect. You can never go wrong with all black, (it’s a way of life) but throwing in a hint of color can make the outfit complete. In this case, I added a green beanie, which is a popular staple this season.  Also mixing different textures while staying in the same color prevents the outfit from looking like a blob of darkness.

Look 5

As we get closer to winter, a large jacket or coat is a necessity. A neutral color jacket gives you freedom to play it up or down. I went for a more festive look with the plaid shirt. Perfect for any work or family holiday party.

(All Photos by Karina Ultreras)

Transitioning from Summer to Fall

We are now at that point of the year when you have no idea what to wear in the morning because of the weather. In the day the sun is shining bright and towards the evening the breeze begins giving you chills. You don’t want to say good-bye to all those crop tops and high-waisted shorts that dominated your summer looks, but it’s time to cover up. Before you go to extremes of burning them or just putting them in the back of the closet, I’ll give you some ideas of using summer clothing pieces in the fall. Let me remind you I live in California, so these looks work out with the current weather because we don’t have to cover up from head to toe.

After the sets, I included my own thrifted outfit for fall. I transitioned a summer baby doll dress with a sunflower print to a fall appropriate outfit. Knits add a cozy look, so I’m wearing a mustard cardigan and some thigh-highs.

White Crop Top

Summer:

Summer

Fall:

Still Sane

High-Waisted Shorts

Summer:

Washed Out

Fall:

Don't Want to be Your Girl
Fall Outfit

Summer Day to Fall Evening — Cardigan (Forever 21) Dress (DeeLux, $7.99) Thigh Highs (Unknown) Boots (Savers, $14.99) (Photo by Johnathan Ferndandez)