Ballin on a Budget…

Emily April 21, 2012 bee CREATIVE, bee FLY 3 Comments


In LA, keeping up with the Jones can be quite discouraging. It seems everywhere you go you are bombarded with lovely ladies modeling label after label. If you are anything like me, holding it down with a part time job to support my creative career, high end fashion feels completely out of reach. This is, however, not exactly so.

The word VINTAGE to some means used and already worn. To others- thanks to celebrity red carpet appearances- can also mean a fabulous CLASSIC brought back to life. Although most of us can’t afford that extreme of a look or piece, I have found some good cosignment/thrift stores, in which popping my head in ever so often, is well worth the effort.  My favs:

1.)  WASTELAND.  Located in three different locations( Melrose, Studio City and Santa Monica) , this store is by far the most label friendly of them all. I just recently purchased these REPORT SIGNATURE beauties for $75, a couple hundred less than the original price and without a scratch.

While traveling to San Fran I visited another location on Haight Street and found these rider boots, for under $40.

2.) CROSSROADS. This store also has several locations, my favorite walking from my spot in west hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd, another on Melrose. They are smaller and seem to always rotate a fresh and modern look in clothing.

3.) AMERICAN VINTAGE. This store on Melrose screams denim. They have a wide selection in cool tshirts and denim cutoff shorts to jeans. I also enjoy browsing the jewelry case for some unique looks.


Strapped for cash? You can also get rid of some of your old stuff at any of these locations as well.So have fun, beee creative and remember “another honey’s closet clutter, is another honey’s treasure” MUAH. xo Em

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  1. Lulu Bella April 24, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    great finds!

  2. Emily April 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Thank you!! It truly makes you feel good finding something that special :)

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