a personal style blog by Lauren Pfieffer

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Karma, Karma, Karma!






Ahh Karma. Up until this point I have successfully avoided it with this blog. I've gone on all sorts of photoshoot adventures without having any mishaps. No bug stings. No cuts or scrapes. No getting caught for trespassing. I thought my day would never come to get blogging karma. Well, I was wrong. Ergh, I can't believe it but I have contracted poison ivy. Yes, that's right. Itchy, contagious, red, blotchy poison ivy. I'm not a happy camper right now. Me being the doofus I am took pictures a week ago in a field (red dress, flower in my hair pictures) and the weeds were knee high with lots of suspicious looking leaves. I didn't really think anything of it until a few days ago my legs started itching like crazy... and then I developed many red bumps that gradually eased their way up my legs. This is just awful and I've definitely learned my lesson! It's not worth a good picture to have horribly itchy, ugly, blotchy, red legs...

So in other news from my stupidity, here are some of the wonderful thrift finds I've had as of late!
1. A gingham crop top (.99). I've been looking for a tie crop top forever and I was so lucky to find this one in a print I've also been looking for: gingham! This top will look perfect with high waisted shorts on hot summer days.
2. Polka dot high waisted shorts (.99). These shorts remind me so much of Minnie Mouse which I just love! They even have a little bow on the back pocket that's just adorable...
3. Fruit printed retro bikini ($3). Ahhh, I love, love, love this bikini! The retro shape is exactly what I've been looking for in a bikini, and the fruit print is just the perfect bonus.
4. Structured Jones NY Dress ($2). I just thrifted this lovely dress today and it is a total dream. It fits perfectly and I can't wait to frolic around in some (non-poisonous) fields in it!
5. Brown Purse ($2). This purse is in perfect condition, and will probably be my go to purse for this summer!
6. Nine West Brown Wedges ($2). I was thrilled to find these low heel, chunky wedges that are so popular right now. And they'll be perfect for summer time adventures because they're not so high.
7. White Retro Sandals ($2). It seems as though I've been looking for a nice little pair of white sandals for summer for ages, and I'm excited to have finally found a cute retro inspired pair!

Tomorrow I'm actually not going to school because I'm going on a college visit to Kent State University to do a special tour of the fashion merchandising program. I can hardly contain my excitement!
With much love, Lauren.


CaptMO/ DJ ABO said...

Well don't that just make ya bald? Sorry to hear than hun, I suppose pics with Calamine lotion all over your legs don't make very fashionable shots either huh? Well, at least now you know what to look for in the future!!! And as usual, what doesn't kill us, makes us more annoyed at it! ;-) Great finds, i especially like the polka dot skirt and those white shoes are supreme!!! :-)

aki! said...

I've never gotten poison ivy before. I'm sorry. That sucks!

I like your new purse, your blue dress and the bikini. I've been looking for a retro one!


Shady Del Knight said...

I used to get it all the time and it's quite an ordeal. I'm so sorry, Lauren. I hope that you will feel well enough to visit Kent State.

Miranda said...

Oh no! I hope it goes away soon :( By the way, you always have the most fantastic thrifting finds. I am so jealous :)

April said...

Oh no!!! I know you've probably heard it a lot now that you have poison ivy, but be careful!!! :( Hope you feel better soon. I had scabies while abroad and having an itchy skin problem is definitely the worst thing ever.


maggeygrace said...


I don't mean to be redundant (comment above mine) but seriously, that's the cutest swimsuit ever and what a steal! All of these itmes are such steals. I'm jealous!!! I need to go shopping (except I really don't.

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

I love the white shoes, they need models feet....LOL

thank you for leaving me a comment, and I am now following your awesome and inspiring blog...


Anonymous said...

Hope the poison ivy gets better soon :(

On a brighter note...love the bikini and the shorts!! You are so lucky to find these things so cheaply!! :)

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