a few favorites

A few things that I have been loving lately: pocket watches (I found this one at the thrift store for $2) and glass containers (including those meant to be candle holders!). At the moment, the sleeping cat is holding granite stones from my trip to Georgia and a bow ring from Forever 21 and the crystal container (Bleikristall from Germany) holds a vintage gold bracelet. All I need now is a chain for the pocket watch and I'm all set for fall (;

Thrift Trip - Some Heavy-Hitters

I did a little thrifting yesterday with my sisters and came back with a few pieces that I am incredibly excited about! Oscar de la Renta, Free People, Proenza Schouler for Target, J. Crew, French Connection…and to top it all off, it was student discount day (which I used, even though I am no longer an actual “student” - shh!). A little note about myself - I am an avid thrift shopper with an affinity for vintage (Proof? Dig through some old thrift posts on Hello H!). So of course as soon as I got back into town from a week long vacation spent in Georgia, I found the first excuse I could to go out and search the racks of my local Goodwill (or err, three).

So - what’s in the haul? A leopard print tee by Oscar de la Renta ($4.50), a crochet Free People dress ($5), a cream sequined dress by French Connection ($6), a gorgeous knee-length black dress from H&M ($5), a silk Proenza Schouler for Target blouse that I bought for my sister ($5), a 90s floral and polka dot dress ($5), a J. Crew tank ($5), a sheer navy collared top ($5), Madden Girl platform wedges ($5, as seen here), and two photo frames that I bought for $3 each (soon to be repainted a metallic gold!).
Also in the mix are a few pieces that I picked up before my trip, which include a Liz Claibourne silk utility blouse (I’m all about silk tops for fall!), a black & white sheer kimono-esque top that I DIY’d (originally it had a top sewn into it), a vintage pajama-wear type silk blouse that had beautiful cuff links attached to the sleeves, a vintage Dooney and Bourke purse ($10), an ostrich leather handbag ($3), and two interesting necklaces bought for $3 each. Have any great thrifted finds of your own? Leave it in the comments below!

xx, Hana

Insta-Georgia Lovin'

I recently took a weeklong trip to northern Georgia with a close friend and her family and it turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. As much as I love living in a city as fast-paced as Miami, it was a breath of fresh air (quite literally) to be staying in the mountains of Georgia without much cell service or computer access. Instead, our time was spent exploring the woods around her cabin, tubing down the Chattahoochee River, white water rafting on the Nantahala (my first time!), travelling to neighboring towns in both Georgia and North Carolina, meeting new people, thrifting a bit, and curling up with a good book (George Orwell’s Coming up for Air, anyone?). There’s something about waking up to the most gorgeous view of the mountains partially hidden by low-lying clouds that make you feel as though you’ve reached some sort of paradise. 

xx, Hana

Black Lace

Took this dress out for a spin tonight! It's a vintage 80s lace overlay tent dress (whose shoulder pads I promptly removed the dressing room) that I bought at Goodwill for $4. Also wearing vintage gold bracelets (from goodwill and a yard sale, respectively) and a Jewelmint ring!

On another note, I am now a writer for Fashion Parkway, an up-and-coming blog / online magazine which focuses on Florida fashion (though we're branching out and covering fashion on a more global scale). I'll be your go-to girl for everything thrifted or vintage and also will focus on trends from my neck of the woods  - Miami! Stay tuned!

xx, Hana