The Best Thrift Stores in Orange County, California for Womens Clothing

After thrift shopping in Orange County, California for many years, I have found several hot spots that I have been able to find some of my most favorite items that I love to wear.  Each store seems to have a special and unique flavor carrying a wide range of brands, styles, and pricing.  While this list of thrift stores in partial to my tastes, I hope this can be of use to those of you who live in the area, or happen to travel through.  In this list I am going to share what it is I like about each store and if they seem to carry certain types of items regularly and/or specials and sales.  As I have mentioned many times before, thrifting is fickle.  Just because these are what I consider the best in the area, I still have been to them and have walked out empty handed.  Shopping frequently and being dedicated on what you are looking for is key to building a thrifted wardrobe that is personalized to you.



Skinny Jeans: My Fall Staple

Skinny Jeans: My Fall Staple | Designing From My Closet

When it comes to getting dressed this fall, I seem to be gravitating more and more to jeans.  And just because an outfit has jeans, it doesn’t mean it is not put together or appropriate for client meetings.  Today I wanted to show a simple combination of pieces I thrifted using some skinny jeans.  It is so easy and it can be adapted to what you may already have in your own closet.  I have also compiled a shopping list with links at the end with similar options to what I am wearing at the end of the post.


What’s New Wednesday: Poshmark, Styling Event, & Hair Tutorial

Now that Designing From My Closet is more than a blog with styling services and products, I wanted to dedicate today to sharing all the new business that is happening.  There are quite a few new listings in my Poshmark closet which is a curated collection of gently used clothing, accessories, and shoes available for sale.  I also am hosting a local event coming up this next week that I am very excited about.  Lastly, I have a much requested video I created showing how I do my everyday hair.


Anatomy of an Outfit: Olive & Coral with Jeans

Anatomy of an Outfit: Olive & Coral with Jeans | Designing From My Closet

Welcome to my first installment of “Anatomy of an Outfit” here on Designing From My Closet.  This blog has not been updated as much as I would have liked over this past year and I would like that to change.  Overthinking and over planning has led me to take too long on blog posts when I really need to simplify.  I really enjoy writing and showing imagery of outfits, so I have come up with a few ideas on how to get my point across without spending 8+ hours on one post.  The first is doing these “Anatomy of an Outfit” posts where I show one outfit step by step on how I put it together.  I hope that you enjoy them and get some useful information and inspiration from them!


The Classic Shirtdress

Shirt Dress from the Target Who What Wear Collection | Designing From My Closet

When it comes to getting dressed, the dress has to be one of the most simple ways to look super polished without putting in a whole lot of effort.  The shirtdress is one of those silhouettes that will always be in style and today I am featuring one I recently purchased at Target from the Who What Wear Collection.