How cool is that graphic? You know how I am always challenging myself to try new things in my old age…because life is short? Well, I decided to organize an event at Lobo Village where my youngest son Adam lives! Have I ever organized an event before? Uh…no but I didn’t let that stop me!
Here’s how it went down:
When Adam moved into Lobo Village I met the Resident Director, Nikki. Through talking with her I discovered that all the Resident Advisors were responsible for putting on events for the residents throughout the year. So…I went to the front desk and asked the girl working there, Minerva, if she would be interested in having a shopping event. She ran it by Nikki and voila! Then I asked all my friends if they would join me on this venture and they said “Yes!”
My part in all of this was to do thriftovers on Nikki, Minerva AND Marcos, who happens to be my son Adam’s R.A. Of course, I did some of the thriftovers at my favorite consignment store…Kouture Konsignment.
Julia, the owner of KK brought her clothing to the event to sell. If you live in Albuquerque, you really need to stop at her boutique (136 Washington St NE Suite H ) and check out her HUGE selection of clothing. Did I mention she has some amazing vintage pieces? Uh, yeah…
I also thrifted over my new friend/neighbor Katherine. She was there representing Melaleuca. It is a Wellness company based out of Oregon. I had my husband, the toxicologist check out their stuff and he gave it his seal of approval. Let me just say…I love it too!
Of course my good friend Marla was there…Director of BeautiControl Spa skincare and makeup. She and I did Nikki and Minerva’s makeup for the event and then Marla did mini makeovers on the residents.
Everybody knows that any event involving college students needs delicious food and that was provided by the best bakery in Albuquerque…Q’s Cakes, Cupcakes and Sweets! Her shop is located at 1431 Eubank Blvd NE. If you love coconut cake like I love coconut cake…YUM!!
If coconut cake is not your thing, she has a wide variety of cakes, cupcakes and sweets… just like her name says!
Yes, I have pictures from the event. I did two looks on each person, but I totally forgot to take photos of Nikki and Minerva in their second look which was my favorite and theirs too. Oh well! Here are the pictures I do have:
Here is Nikki in her first look featuring this cute thrifted Lauren Conrad dress (Kohl’s brand). The dress, shoes and accessories are from Kouture Konsignment. Her second look featured a new with tags navy sheath dress (Loft). I paired it with a faux fur collar and a pair of nude high heeled booties. She looked H.O.T! I told her husband he better take her out.
Meet Minerva! This cute outfit came from Savers. Minerva said she really liked this look because it was the perfect thing to wear when making presentations in her college classes. I’m so disappointed that I didn’t get a photo of her second look. :-( It features this same black skirt but with a Talbot’s black top, a new with tags white jacket and a pair of black high heels. Let me just say that white is definitely her color!
Hi Marcos! This guy is too funny! He had me laughing all night long. For his first thrifted look from Kouture Konsignment I have him wearing a ‘grandpa’ style new with tags Hollister cardigan and Gap pants. That’s Nikki’s husband Paul in the background taking pictures. Hmm…perhaps he has pictures of the girls second look…
I did remember to take a picture of Marcos second look.
He loved this thrifted look and so did everyone else! Once again from Kouture Konsignment this is a 100% cashmere Nordstrom sweater. Paired with H&M slim fit pants…he kept going around telling all the girls that he was boyfriend material. I would have to agree with him on that one. :-)
Here is Marla doing a mini makeover with all the new makeup from BeautiControl. She has been in this business for 22 years! She definitely knows her product. I love this stuff!
Behind Marla is Q from Q’s Cakes, Cupcakes and Sweets serving up some delicious red velvet cake and pumpkin pie. My son said the pie was delicious. I had a piece set aside for me but it never made it into my mouth. Hmm… :-(
Everyone, this is Katherine! We went to The Family Thrift Center for her thriftover. Of all the photos I posted on Instagram hers got the most ‘likes’. The Levi’s jeans $14.99 and Lucky Brand top $12.99 were both new with tags! I love this on her.
Of course, I wore something thrifted too! I paired this $5.00 New York & Company dress (Family Thrift) with a $7.00 pair of Cole Haan shoes. (Savers). Like my husband said…it looked better in person than in the photo.
We all had a good time and there is talk about doing more events together. Perhaps a Thrift Me Over thrifted fashion show is in my future? Who knows…
What have you ‘challenged’ yourself to do lately?
THIS JUST IN!!! Photo’s of Nikki and Minerva’s second look!
Does she look hot or what!!
How about a ‘before’ photo of Minerva?
and her ‘new’ thrifted look!
A classic beauty! You can tell by the look on her face that she really loved this outfit.
Well, there you have it…my first official event!