Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Treasure Hunter








Outfit Details:
black lace button up - Century 21
Milly dress - Century 21
Rebecca Minkoff Boy Toy Satchel - c/o Rebecca Minkoff
Jeffrey Campbell heels - Century 21


Gee, do you think I took a trip to Century 21? I actually forgot to post these photos before I left for Florida, so they're a little old. I love all of my bargain stores - Century 21, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Loehmanns - and even the sites (Gilt...and coupon sites for extra discounts). People often tell me they never have any luck at stores like this, which doesn't really surprise me. If you're a skimmer and not a hunter, you might overlook the treasures. It's the same way with thrifting. You can't just walk in and glance over the racks. You have to dedicate a set amount of time and go through every piece. In my opinion, it's worth the search. I got these shoes for $15 and the shirt was even less. The dress was over 70% off. I walked out with two bags full of stuff and spent less than I would even if I just bought the shoes full price. Worth it!


p.s. Speaking of good bargains, if you're as big of a fan of Rebecca Minkoff as I am, now is the time to make a purchase! They're having their Endless Summer Sale with major price reductions (up to 50% off) on bags, apparel and shoes. Also follow their twitter for extra discount codes!! They're tweeting discount codes throughout the whole sale.

p.p.s. This is NOT sponsored by Rebecca Minkoff and they did NOT ask me to post about this. I'm just sharing with you because it's a good sale!

73 comments:

  1. absolutely love this outfit. really inspired me to layer under my dresses.
    I didn't get along too well with century 21 when I was in New York- I'm jealous!!
    You always look fab.

    Charlotte x

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  2. You look so adorable!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

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  3. i love the asymetrical top of tht dress. i am a skimmer, esp at century21. too many people, it makes me so nervous. i need to find a time to go in the middle of the day. i am, however, an awesome hunter when it comes to thrift.

    xxoo
    www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

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  4. Super cute! Love the lace top, shoes & bag!! & yes century 21 is great my cousin and me would go there find great deals in NY. Xo

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  5. There's nothing like black & white with red, so classic!

    http://thecharleygirl.blogspot.com

    xxoo

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  6. I forgot to mention that I didn't go to the one in NYC - I was in Long Island! Wayyyy more laid back there. There's also one in Queens.

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  7. I love your fashion style...

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  8. Haha, for a minute I thought you had on a leopard print dress! After the last two posts, I wouldn't have been surprised.

    Love this outfit! Bargain stores are my second favorite stores because they are more like thrift stores. I like finding only one or two of something- I'm a hunter!

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  9. so gorgeous! love the whole look especially the shoes.

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  10. Love the posts!! great polkas baby!

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  11. That dress is brilliant. I think I need to break up my unending florals, lace and crochet routine with more and more polka dots!

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  12. keiko, why do you have such good style!? send some over my way!

    love, rach.
    www.so--hi.blogspot.com

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  13. Can't believe those awesome heels were only $15! I have to convince my boyfriend to drive me to the Long Island or Queens one--the downtown location gives me anxiety, but man, you can really find such great stuff there.

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  14. Your dress, hair, shoes, purse, etc is all so darn cute!! LOVE polka dots, matched with red accessories!!

    Have a lovely day! xxxx~Kelsey

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  15. The dress is bonkers, but I love it, especially with the lace top.

    Kelly
    Fashionorfiction.blogspot.com

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  16. Keiko, can I have it please, please, pretty please...LOL...Beautiful I do love this outfit a lot.

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  17. lovely.

    if you're not following me already you could if you want to and i'll follow you back.

    my blog♥mfashionfreak

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  18. Beautiful! I love how bright everything is:)

    besitos,
    rebecca

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  19. love the red bag! :)

    xo jeanette

    www.simplychicforcheap.wordpress.com

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  20. Someone's feeling super silly. Century 21 and I thought the realtors. Face palm.

    But you look lovely! Bright & colorful.

    alissa b
    http://www.alissab.us

    p.s. gorgeous bag!

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  21. Stunning photos! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  22. so cute! i wish i had a century 21 near me!!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  23. That is such a great dress. The bag adds a beautiful pop of colour as well!

    http://the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  24. I like this outfit a lot, the top and dress look great together.


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  25. cute outfit! very retro! and i love how you rock red lips! they look so good on you!

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  26. ohhh, lovin' your polka dots! and you high bun is cuuuuute :D

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  27. I suspect I am a skimmer not a hunter, I think I need to work on that.
    You look lovely, those shoes are fantastic.

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  28. I wish we had those kind of crazy yet good quality bargain stores here in Aus! When I was in the U.S. a couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Norstrom Rack and was amazed at how much of a discount you were to get - unreal!!!
    You would never EVER find anything like that down here!!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  29. You look so lovely and beautiful! I love this post and your outfit!

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  30. You, lady, are a classic beauty! i LOVE your outfit so much.

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  31. Alissa B.: I thought the same thing, the first time I heard about it! I was wondering why a realty company would expand into retail. You're not the only one!

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  32. Wow, your outfit is super darling, and everything for such a steal of deal. I admire your dedication to looking for such treasures, I need to be more patient :) And adore the RM Boytoy satchel!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  33. I love it when I get things on sale! Such a great feeling! This outfit is so whimsical! Very cute!

    struckbywonder.blogspot.com

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  34. U Look Amazing , as allways ;)

    <3

    Bisou :x

    Doudinou <3

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  35. What a gorgeous mix, the polka dots & lace are just gorgeous together ...also, I'm loving the bits of red!! AND did someone say sale? Off to check it out, I'm so lusting after a Rebecca Minkoff bag, thanks for the heads up. xo veronika

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  36. I love this outfit! I can totally relate to what you're saying about taking time to look through pieces, you're sure to find the best ones if you take the time :D

    Jana Styles

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  37. discount stores really are the best and i love century 21! i always visit when i come to nyc. you look gorgeous xo

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  38. I've never been to a Century 21, but you are rocking that gorgeous Milly dress. I'm jealous! And I seriously LOVE that lace top. Too pretty.
    XOXO

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  39. What brand/color is your lipstick?!

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  40. I love the bag. So stunning :D

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  41. eeep abso-fruit-ly lovely dress and heels <3

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  42. those heels look absolutely stunning on you!!
    x
    http://givemetruthloveandfreedom.blogspot.com/

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  43. I adore black and white, you look great, that's such a lovely dress,

    ❤‿❤

    www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  44. Seriously, Century 21 is such an awesome store...especially during their Clearance sales!
    I love this outfit! The dress is gorgeous!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds.com

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  45. Really like the outifit, it's so smart. I agree with you, bargain hunting requires time, but result usually worth it.

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  46. I often find awesome steals at TJ Maxx and Marshalls... but yes, it's easier to find cute things at second-hand stores in LA, or hip vintage clothing stores anywhere. I like to hunt!!

    You look fab, beautiful as always!

    I need to get my ass over to NYC soon....

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  47. I agree with EVERYTHING you had to say in this post.... some people are just not born with the patience to hunt and rummage through piles of things... but it is def. worth it.... you never know what you will find!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  48. i just love your hair like that!! and this outfit is just so vibrant!!
    xo ~ ks

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  49. Super cute. I wish we had Century 21 here on the West Coast. I got a woven leather Cole Haan bag on my last visit to NJ for $150.

    http://theWardrobeCode.com

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  50. Adorei !
    Beijos, beijos,
    Ana Sílvia Diniz.
    http://www.anasilviadiniz.com/

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  51. I love your bag, you look so nice girl :)

    eM!
    Follow me... ;)
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  52. Such a striking outfit! I love it.

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  53. I sooooo agree with you. You HAVE to DIG. HUNT. I'm big on thrifting and bargain shopping too. It's so worth the effort. You're adorable. xx

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  54. LOVE the outfit!!! Your style is amazing!!!

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  55. i really like the color of that bag :)

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  56. I just saw you quoted in a Shine article today! I don't know why this is exciting business but it is, haha.

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  57. That's such a cute outfit! I haven't been to a thrift/bargain store in forever... I miss it!

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  58. Wow. You look really cute and darling in that dress Keiko. :)

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  59. Such a cute outfit and I completely agree with your post. I like to think of it as treasure hunting to:) Thrifting is the best for this because you never know what you are going to find. It is like a real adventure.

    Julie

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  60. You look beautiful!!
    Inspiring!!

    http://www.thelifeofanie.blogspot.com

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  61. Hey Keiko I love your sense of style, you really inspire me for dressing me better, i need to improve my looks :) !

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  62. Hi! I really love your style and eye for putting peices together. I became a follower! I look foward to reading your future posts. Please check out my blog and follow if you can. I'd really appreciate it! :-D

    http://michelelisette.blogspot.com/

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  63. oh my god youre amazing! love it! xx

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  64. Hi! I really love your style and eye for putting peices together. I became a follower! I look foward to reading your future posts. Please check out my blog and follow if you can. I'd really appreciate it! :-D

    http://michelelisette.blogspot.com/

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  65. Hello, This is Jules also known as XOXO from http://meandhome.blogspot.com
    I am ten years old.I really like your outfit here, I like the fact that you are wearing all white and black and your hand bag adds a little splash of color. It's really pretty! Thanks
    -Jules also known as XOXO.

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