HAPPY 40TH ANNIVERSARY BUFFALO EXCHANGE!

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This past weekend was a fashionista’s greatest success. Buffalo Exchange celebrated their 40th Anniversary here in NYC, and YES, they brought the party to us. Kicking it off with complimentary cotton candy and popcorn, I gained more then enough energy to strut around and shop!

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Although I’m never disappointed with the array of deals & steals inside the store, I couldn’t stay away from the Airstream Trailer that was specially created for this event! From vintage turquoise rings, to sassy cowboy boots, this trailer has all western everything. And yes, I scored(Keep reading to see!)

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Absolutely love these personal touches added to the shelves of the trailer which are vintage photos of the owner, and her husband who passed away. Together, they made Buffalo Exchange a national success!

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The first piece that had me at hello was this vintage mini dress covered in sequins. If you’re a loyal follower of my blog, you already know that sparkle is my favorite color. I crave the shades of blue on this dress & know I will wear this to my birthday bash or of course for my New Years Eve kiss! And it gets better…having this dress marked at $20 was an automatic win for me, but then at the register I discovered that it was 50% off. Practically fainted, with only $10 spent. 

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Didn’t think it could get ANY better? I then found this vintage white blouse! 

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetThe ruffles around the collar give it that old Western movie feel along with the mesh bell sleeves. It’s the perfect blouse for when I want to take a ride on the classy side, AND it only cost me $11!

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I guess you can call me the bus groupie(;

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It’s easy to say that this event was more then incredible- but you need to experience it for yourself! CLICK HERE to find out if the trailer will be making its way to a Buffalo Exchange near you! Celebrate with Buffalo Exchange for a one of a kind shopping experience and one of a kind pieces!

 

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For outfit details on what I wore to this event, CLICK HERE!

CHEERS!

Chloe

Rompin’ in RiffRaff!

Happy Saturday! Bye Bye Winter chills.

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I can finally say that with confidence. Gorgeous day today, and what better way to embrace the sunshine with my “Lillian Love” Romper from RiffRaff! Rompers are honestly the way to go this spring, why? Because not only do they compliment your shape, but they are just so easy and comfortable, still making you feel fun and flirty! 

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I especially love this romper because of the ruffle detail on the shorts! I received so many compliments on them  today, and I think its because the ruffle adds a little extra spice to the Kimono inspired design. The ruffle also keeps your booty feeling safe, aka, not showing, since rompers sometimes like to expose that sacred area. (;

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Added my Bobbi Brown “Cosmic Raspberry” lip to pop off of the Navy Blue color of the romper!

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You can purchase this romper HERE!  AND if it’s sold out, you can just sign up to be put on the wait list! You’ll be the first to be notified when it is back in stock!

Love this look? Stay tuned for my next post, where I sported this romper at the 40th Anniversary Buffalo Exchange event! 

xoxo,

Chloe

Buffalo Exchange 40th Anniversary: Let’s Celebrate!

Attention to all Fashion lovers in NYC! If you love to shop and get crazy good deals, then you’ll want to keep reading.

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Buffalo Exchange, the number one consignment store in the United States, is celebrating its 40th anniversary! On April 12th & 13th, you can embrace your inner fashionista by stopping into the Buffalo Exchange in Chelsea and/or the East Village of NYC to shop the vintage 1969 Airstream trailer pop up shop that was created in honor of the celebration! Amanda Garrett, the proud store manager of the East Village location gave me a little insight on what to expect… “On the day of the event, customers can shop a specially curated selection of interesting and amazing Vintage, Southwestern and Western wear, and unique tidbits and goodies that Buffalo Exchange is known for. Each location has been collecting items for several months now to ensure the coolest collections for their pop-up.” You heard it! And, if you stop by, there will be awesome giveaways going on including snacks and beverages! Eating and shopping? My two favorite activities.

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Search for this trailer in the NYC area from April 9-13!

This chicly renovated trailer will be and has been making a cross country tour to all Buffalo Exchange locations across the US which will be running until May 22nd! Here is a little sneak peek of the trailer and what you can expect:

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Since Buffalo Exchange embraces recycling, almost everything in the trailer was purchased from flea markets and thrift stores. All of these vintage touches give this trailer its own retro personality. 

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“This project has highlighted the great artistic talent we have in our company” says founder and president, Kerstin Block, “It truly celebrates the unique creative culture of Buffalo Exchange.”

 

 

 

 

 

“…we buy outright- giving cash or instant store credit right on the spot. No waiting for the item to sell, it’s all about instant gratification and “out with the old in with the new”! I’d say what we have over other resale stores in general is a curated inventory- handpicked by our buyers to offer something great to every member of our extremely versatile clientele!”-Amanda Garrett

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More information about the tour is available at BuffaloExchange.com/BufEx74. Customers, attendees, and media are also invited to follow the tour on Buffalo Exchange’s Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest channels (@BuffaloExchange) for continuous updates using hashtag: #BufEx74.

SEE YOU THERE!

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XOXO,

Chloe 

 

A Coatless Outfit: Spring is Here!

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Okay, I can breathe. Why? Because this week, the weather finally hit 50 degrees or higher and for NYC, that’s golden.


This outfit of the day was something I wanted to rock for a Broadway show that I was going to see, “Hedwig and The Angry Inch”. But what made this outfit even more enjoyable to wear? I didn’t have to wear a coat! Rocking the flowy top with the tight skinnies, kept me warm enough to enjoy the crazy outdoor adventures of the city.

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This flowy button up blouse is from Saks off 5th when they had their BUY ONE, GET TWO FREE sale! It is the brand 5/48(my all time fave) and is a must have for this season because it’s super light weight but perfect for the chillier days of the season!

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These red hot pants are from Saks off 5th as well! And this booties are special because they were only $10 at Buffalo Exchange!

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Everyone must see Hedwig!

Just me and Neil Patrick Harris’s eye. ;) You MUST see Hedwig!

Don’t forget to check me out on Instagram: chloescravings 

Cheers!

Chloe

Photography: Sydney Patrick

My New Fashion Motto:

Depressed? Be Fabulously Dressed.

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My new motto to live by as it continues to be 30 degrees and below here in March. I realized how down I was becoming with this weather in NYC, rather then taking it and running with it! So, this outfits inspiration came from wanting to brighten up my day, literally, and hopefully someone else’s too!

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetAnd Voila! It was a success, about 10 people said, “Wow! Love that Neon shirt” “You look like a highlighter…I love it” (Okay, that might not be a compliment…) But it distracted everyone from the dull gray in the sky and gave them some hope for spring! Funny how a little fashion can inspire someone. 

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So, my challenge for you….embrace this apocalypse, throw on your brights, and rock them, maybe you’ll be so inspirational that the sky will give up and bring out the sun. I think we all have realized by now from this weather, that anything is possible.

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XOXO,

Chloe

Outfit Details:

Infamous Neon Top: Tj-Maxx

Jeans: Urban Outfitters

Boots: Vince Camuto

Bracelet: Alexis Bittar

Peacoat: A present :)

Photography by Sydney Patrick

Chloe’s Cravings being FEATURED on SHOPSTYLE!

So excited to announce that my Spring 2014 Shop is going to be featured on Shopstyle.com TOMORROW which you can find by clicking

HERE! 

 I hope you all become instantly inspired and excited to go out and find some of these trends to kick off your Spring Wardrobe! Please share wherever you’d like and don’t forget to hashtag #chloescravings or tag me on Instagram: chloescravings 

THANKS!

xoxo,

Chloe

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Vaca Essentials: Comfy Chic

Back from Vaca, relaxed, and not at all ready to take on the brutal weather that will soon make its mark on NYC…once again. I spent an amazing 10 days in my stomping grounds of Alabama and headed to the Florida house! There was nothing more relaxing then to throw on my favorite palazzo pants from Riff-Raff and a little bare foot action. The black top with the ruffle sleeves is also from Riff-Raff and it is one of my favorite black essentials.
(Everyone must check out http://www.shopriffraff.com for EVERY ESSENTIAL that you’ll need for Spring!)
 

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These pants are honestly the most comfortable pants that I own. I love the flow and you can’t beat the classic pattern. You can find a huge selection of palazzo pants on Riff-Raff! 

Added a statement necklace from J-CREW to give it some noticed “effort” (;, left on my specs, and kept my face looking natural with my crazy hair.

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XOXO,

Chloe

Cardigan Craze

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetI have been so relaxed here on my Spring Break in the South, and I figured there is no better place to wear my favorite flowy cardigan from Riff-Raff then on Vacation! I absolutely love this piece because not only is the pattern and color amaze balls, but it’s flowy, light, and comfortable leaving you with the perfect vaca wear on those warmer days. I paired it with some new strappy gladiators from TJ-Maxx that are a true love of mine for this spring(AND only $20), some skinny jeans from Urban Outfitters(Only $20!), and a bright yellow top to add in some of that summer spirit! You can check it all out below!

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Necklace: Bauble

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Shoes: TJ-Maxx/$25

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Cheers,

Chloe

 

Don’t forget to find this cardigan and more on http://www.shopriffraff.com !

Vintage Ralph Lauren: Nothing Better.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetAlthough today was a cold one, we have had at least two beautiful days of some sunny weather here in NYC! This gave me the chance to whip out a piece that I have been wanting to show off for a while now. The 54 degree weather was the perfect day to do it. What is it you may ask? This vest. Now this is not just some vest, it is actually vintage Ralph Lauren that was passed down from my Grandma! I can’t even explain my love for vintage, and if it’s got Ralph Lauren attached to it, then it’s even better. 

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The brown fur collar sits nicely while the pleated cream vest keeps me warm and provides a little bit of bright happiness for the decent weather! I paired it with an orange light sweater underneath, some boyfriend jeans, and my Vince Camuto booties. 

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I decided to add some Apt. 9 cream patterned tights underneath my boyfriend jeans for some fun, matching the cream color in the vest. Adding tights to your boyfriend jeans just gives you that extra warmth and style while the weather isn’t quite where you want it to be!

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What are some of your favorite vintage pieces?

XOXO,

Chloe

Valentines Day Bargains: OOTD

Happy Valentines day y’all!

20140215-135258.jpg        I hope you shared it with the ones you love, lots of chocolate, and gallons of wine. Just sayin’. My outfit consisted of two steals of a deal that I have been aching to share! Walking home from class, I took a detour to a store called, “Buffalo Exchange”, (this happens quite often) which provides tons of designer clothes that have been sold to the store from previous owners. This place is awesome because you honestly never know what gems you are going to find, and because they are “Green”, they don’t even provide shopping bags- so a tip for all you deal stealers, bring a bag to fit your finds because I guarantee you will leave with more then one item!

This gem of a top I got from Buffalo Exchange but it is originally from “Lookbook Store”. I have wanted this rose patterned top for a while, but wasn’t looking to spend $50. How much did I find it for at Buffalo you may ask? Only $11, NEVER WORN. Paired it with a leather skirt and some sweater tights from Chinese Laundry!

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I also got these shoes from Buffalo Exchange for only $20! I have been craving a pair of black booties, and when I found these with the silver detail on the backs of them, I knew I needed these showstoppers. 

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And of course, to top off my VDAY, I got an amazing and thoughtful gift from my boyfriend who couldn’t be with me yesterday :( BUT, he made up for it with amazing candles, Glamour Mag, a card, and a book filled with 50 things that he loves about me. I think he’s a catch.

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XOXO,

Chloe