Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New is the personal style blog of Tookie Too.  The blog is where she showcases her personal style, and affinity for mixing thrifted, vintage inspired clothing with modern, trendy pieces.

Top It Off

Autumn/Winter are my favorite seasons mainly because I prefer the pieces of my wardrobe during that time.  I am a coat, hat and tights type of girl.  I love layering on cozy pieces when it's brisk out.

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                                 outfit deets: hat, cardigan, jeans - F21; sweater & ring - H&m; shoes - Zara; necklace - vintage

                                 outfit deets: hat, cardigan, jeans - F21; sweater & ring - H&m; shoes - Zara; necklace - vintage

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Doing Something Different

Hey Lovelies!!! In this post I wanted to mix it up a bit.  I tried a new hairstyle, and I tried mixing prints and textures with my outfit.   Also, I wanted to see if it was possible to transition these bright red print pants into fall.

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A lot of you have been my readers the entire time I have been on my natural hair journey,  and it has been quite the ride.  Although I don't talk about hair often, it's a some thing that always at the front of my mind.  Hair is a pretty big accessory to a women so we like for it to be in check.  This bun style has been when that I have seen a lot of naturals wear, so I wanted to try my hand at it. 

                                   outfit details:  shirt - Express; pants - Forever 21; shoes - Zara; necklace - Versona Accessories

                                   outfit details:  shirt - Express; pants - Forever 21; shoes - Zara; necklace - Versona Accessories

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Just Add a Cardigan...

As I promised a few post I would style this little summer coral dress for the fall.  Over this past weeks the temps have been dipping into the low 60s at night, and like most of you i am not ready to bid my dearest summer adieu. 

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The easiest way to transition summer pieces into the fall is to simply add a layer.  I achieved this look by taking the simple sundress and pairing it with a cardigan.  Secondly, another way to ease into the colder months is by updating your make-up.   Rather you prefer the deep berries, blackish purples or nudes lipsticks, putting away the bright pink and corals will help you embrace the change.

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                                outfit details- cardigan: thrifted; dress: Target; shoes: Zara; necklace: Topshop

                                outfit details- cardigan: thrifted; dress: Target; shoes: Zara; necklace: Topshop

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SOSNU Thrift Shop

...and now the fun begins.  This past weekend I did my very first popup thrift shop.  Something Old, Something New is venturing into new lanes, and I couldn't be happier.  In conjunction with Memshop's Soulsville Saturday day market event and the City of Memphis Innovation team, I was given the opportunity to try my hand as a small business owner.

My outfit of choice had to be bright, colorful and scream Something Old, Something New.  I wore a vintage thrifted shirt and a pair of jogger jeans from H&M.  I wanted to be very comfortable and cool, but still very cute and personable.  

After a long, yet gratifying day I am pretty pooped.  I couldn't be happier with the outcome of the pop up.  I would like to thank all my family, friends, and co-workers for the support.  To the Memshop staff - you guys are stellar.  See you next month!!! FYI the next Soulsville Saturday is October 25. 

Style Challenge - Gap Factory Store

Happy Monday guys.  I want to introduce something new to the blog.  I had the idea to start a new series on the blog which gives a few pointers on how to go in stores and build outfits in less than 5 minutes.  This will be lots of fun and I hope it's helpful.

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I started in my neighborhood Gap Outlet Store because I am a huge fan of the brands.  You can never go wrong with their classic, americano style as your basis.  I added fun accessories and "voila" - the perfect outfits.

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I picked pieces for a casual outfit, as well as a dressier look.  Pictured above are the items I scurried around Gap collecting, and below is short video of me in store and modeling my outfits.

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I hope I was able to help with styling looks in limited time.

My Favorite Blazer - Replay

Hey guys just wanted to share a simple and cute look I styled using my favorite vintage print blazer.  I wear the blazer with everything.  I guess with there being so many bright colors inn the blazers, that it just goes with close to everything in my wardrobe.

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Oh and I almost forgot...I picked up this little coral dress at Target on the sale's rack for only $6.38.  The dress is perfect for work, church or a family gathering.  I love this dress, and in my next post you will see how styled it for the fall so be sure to come back and check it out.

         outfit deets: dress - Target; blazer - thrifted vintage; shoes & watch - Michael Kors; necklace, earrings & bracelet - vintage

         outfit deets: dress - Target; blazer - thrifted vintage; shoes & watch - Michael Kors; necklace, earrings & bracelet - vintage

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