Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Feline Charm

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Hello! Ashby never fails to cause me to swoon over their incredible selection of merchandise. I'm back in Richmond for the summer and have already made several Ashby shop visits. In the span of a week, I've been to Ashby about four or five different times- do the employees ever get tired of me? For those of you who aren't familiar with Ashby, Ashby is the best fashion resale retailer that I've ever encountered. They buy and sell a variety of fashion-forward clothing, shoes and accessories for both men and women. Their merchandise moves through their shop so quickly that you can visit one day then come back a few days later and they'll have a whole slew of new items for sale. Ashby is located in Carytown in Richmond, VA right next to Mellow Mushroom.

On one of my recent Ashby visits, I scored this stunning leopard print dress. When I spotted it hanging on the rack, the bold feline print, slinky fabric and flattering silhouette all attracted me to it. The brand also caught my eye; this dress was originally from American Apparel. It fit like a dream when I tried it on and I knew that it had to be mine. For just $18, this dress was a steal! Especially since I still had store credit from selling some of my unwanted clothing to Ashby earlier in the week. This dress is one of American Apparel's popular skater dresses and it retails for $56. The dress I scored is actually still available for sale on AA's website! But I got it for a 1/3 of the price.

For this look, I styled the dress with a fifties-inspired pair of cat-eye sunglasses and bright pink lipstick to accentuate the retro feeling of the dress. I accessorized with several golden rings, a personalized name necklace and vintage purse. I finished the look with a versatile pair of black platform sandals. In addition to the dress, my sandals and cat-eye sunnies are actually from Ashby as well. If you live in the Richmond area and haven't shopped at Ashby yet, I would highly recommend a visit ASAP; trust me, you won't regret it! 

Leopard print dress: American Apparel via Ashby
Flatforms: ALDO via Ashby
Beaded purse: Vintage
Rings: Assorted (Vintage, Express and c/o UniversiteeBox)
"Tori" necklace: c/o Personal Necklace
Bright lipstick: STILA
Cat-eye sunglasses: Ashby