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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

We'll be on hiatus here at Secondhand Star until the new year, but in the meantime, we wanted to give you a chance to win something really special for the upcoming, new year.
We morphed a vintage shirt into a throw-jacket. It's a truly special piece, with such exquisite detail that can be worn by several sizes and in several different ways. From the above shot where our model rocked it with nothing beneath, to lustrous and loose thrown over a casual tee, skinny jeans and heels.

Want a shot at winning it to start off January 2011 with a sequined bang? Well stay tuned for your chance!

You may remember our Chain Gang Swap posts here and here... well, we're gearing up to do another, this time with six bloggers all styling one item several different ways! It's so much fun and you can be in on the game too! Stay tuned...

See you in the new year!


Noa B & Tanya D

Monday, December 5, 2011

From prissy to Pucci: Before and After

Hi Friends,

We're back from our holiday, Etsy promotion, and revving up for holiday renovations...

Like this little number! I've always liked the look of bright, brash prints, (even though my own wardrobe has a tendency towards the more "demure" tones.) But when I found this adorable dress at Out of the Closet for 9$, I knew there was a little gem waiting to be born.
I tried it on and found it roomy in the waist, and a bit too old fashioned in both the hem and sleeve length. But there was definitely something cute and fresh and totally salvageable about this number.
My goal was to convert this from a semi-house dress with a rad pattern, to a fun, Pucci-inspired, mini dress.
 I shortened the hem by about 8 inches and took up the sleeve from a frumpy 1/4 length to a petite cap. (As seen pinned above). Lastly, I took in the waist from the back by a good three inches or so.

And here's the result. A little less mumu, and little more rock n' roll!

A little sixties-love, a little spiked heel, and Voila! Now, what's your holiday inspiration?


Noa B

Vintage Hat: Regeneration, Detroit
Spike heels: NYLA
Studded Belt: Zara
Dress: Out of the Closet, Vintage

Friday, December 2, 2011

Frayed vest equals sexy best!


Do you all remember this adorable vest we created from a linen coat at SHS this past summer?
We love the frayed arms and funky, pleated back!
So if you love the idea of roughed up linen for that holiday mini, look no further!

Find it here at our Etsy store and see what else we've got to offer.


Noa B and Tanya D