Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Good Times

Tracy, Stricli Hair, Fitz, Trice, Me, Shandha, Mona
This past Sunday, I attended brunch at Cyclone Anaya’s to celebrate Strictli Hair’s birthday. It was the perfect day for brunch with friends.  We had a blast laughing and harassing Jeff, the worst waiter ever! When this crew gets together, things can get out of hand….let’s just say we like to have a good time! So much so, we were asked to leave the restaurant due to our loudness and disturbing the other guest!

No worries, we just moved the party to another location….

Anywho, let me tell you about my Dots Rompers.  I love it!!!! Anytime I go to Dot’s, it’s always a hit or miss when it comes to finding something. But this time I got lucky with this one shoulder romper.


The romper comes in black as well but the print version caught my eye….It has such a 70’s vibe… Enjoy the rest of your week…..
What I Wore
Romper-Dots
Clutch-Vintage
Sandals- Target
Bangles-Dots and Forever21
Earrings-Forever 21
Sunglasses –Goodwill


Monday, July 18, 2011

Fashion Magazines


Are fashion magazines becoming obsolete? I remember when a lazy Saturday consisted of reading tons of fashion magazines and eating cold pizza. But now most of my magazines get a glance over if their lucky or never get opened….How sad is that!?!?
What has happened, that I have no interest in finding out the latest fashions according to Instyle, Glamour, Harpers Bazaar or Lucky magazine just to name a few.
I'd much rather stalk fashion blogs and gain my fashion influences from you guys, my fellow bloggers.  Real people with Real Style and Real Budgets!
A fashion blog is far more personal than a magazine. With a fashion blog, I can leave a comment if I’m diggin your outfit, search for hours, because there are a gazillion blogs, and interact with the fellow blogger via social media…. What’s your preferred method of getting your fashion fix?
Do you still read fashion magazines? Let me know your thoughts!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Short and Sweet


I just wanted to drop a short and sweet post featuring my OOTD. If you stalk the Forever 21 website like I do, this dove kimono style jacket should look familiar. I watched this jacket for days before I gave in and made a trip to the mall.

The print reminds me of the Miu Miu 2010 collection, which is way out of my budget. This is my look for less….

Check out my favorite clutch…It’s the House of Field Clutch Sex and the City 2 Movie edition. Samantha Jones carried the blue version in the SATC movie.  I purchased this clutch at the Patricia Field store in 2009. If you’re visiting NYC and want to pick up some memorable gifts, stop by Patricia Field’s….trust me, you’ll be glad you did!



Have a great weekend…..
What I Wore
Jacket-Forever 21
Tank Tops-Ross and Marianne
Pants-Sears
Shoes-Target
Clutch-Patricia Field
Necklace-Thrift
Ring, Watch, and Bangles-Forever 21

Thanks to Geli for taking my pictures!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sunday Brunch


Last week was my birthday and I was uninspired to plan anything big. I’ve had the major parties in the past and was ok letting the day pass with a low key celebration of dinner and a movie.  But to my surprise, my friends Priscilla and Cathy coordinated a surprise birthday brunch at Farrago’s with my closest friends to celebrate my born day. What??? 

Let me tell you, I was totally shocked and so thankful that I have a special group of friends in my life.  We had a blast enjoying great food, conversation, and we even ran into a local Houston celebrity rapper Slim Thugg. 




We would’ve taken more pictures but it started to rain cats and dogs out of the blue…that’s Houston weather for you…totally unpredictable!  

It was such a wonderful day and totally unexpected. I’m so blessed to have so many exceptional people in my life!

What I Wore
Top-Thrift
Gauchos Pants- Thrift
Clutch-Vintage
Sandals-Nine West
Watch-Michael Kors
Bangles-JCP
Ring-Beauty Supply
Necklace-Target
Welcome to all my new followers so glad you’re here and thank you again to all my current followers…you guys are the greatest!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

I Love Thrifting Houston Style


We had a fabulous time at the 1st annual I love Thrifting Party created by Mr. Goodwill Hunting and hosted by a number of bloggers from different cities.  We had a great turn out in Houston.  The party was held at A Perfect Fit Resale Boutique and Clothes for Kids Resale.

Owner Marie Pace, from A Perfect Fit Resale Boutique, brings her southern hospitality to anyone who enters her store and offers a frequent buyer program, monthly sales and lay-a-way.  If you’re ever in Houston, check them out and tell them Katie Mac sent you!

Now, who wants to thrift on an empty stomach?  Not Houston!  We had a fruit and cheese tray, summer sausage, and crackers....all with a glass of Pinot Grigio….now we’re off and ready to shop!

A perfect fit resale boutique has a wide selection of name brand women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories…so many choices, what’s a girl to do?  SHOP till she drops!

J.D. and Priscilla from The Sprouting Bean
Stricli Hair, J.D., Geli, Shandha, Fitz Chronicles
The pink ladies in their I<3 Thrifitng shirts…and the DIY shirts thanks to the power of You Tube videos…

We had such a fabulous time shopping!


Reiko from God’s Favorite Shoes and K.D. from The Hair Gurl


Jody from Bronze Island and Reiko



Kimberly


The DIY girls!

If you need to pick something up for the kiddo's, no worries, we've got you covered! Roxanne Weideman is the owner of Clothes for Kids Resale the oldest resale shop in Houston.  Her shop has a huge selection of children’s clothing from sizes newborn to 16.  Another special treat is to see “Smokey” the cat who can be found chilling at the checkout counter.

I handed out The Mac Styles Survival Kit.  It had everything you need to keep you going for a full day of thrifting - water, snack, antibacterial lotion and my business card..LOL  

I received such positive feedback that I’m thinking of hosting another party.  We can’t wait till next year!
I wanted to send a special thank you to everyone who came out. We had a wonderful day of thrifting and making new friends.


 


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I Love Thrifting Party Update


Don’t Forget this Saturday July 9, 2011
Mr. Goodwill Hunting is hosting the biggest party of the summer, the I <3 Thrifting Party and we’re invited!
Calling all Houston Bloggers and anyone who loves thrifting!  Come out and join me on July 9 at The Perfect Fit Resale Boutique.  Owner Marie Pace was gracious enough to host our meet up event.
Don’t forget to order your I<3 Thrifting T-shirts (here)

Can’t wait to see everyone there…..
When: Saturday July 9, 2011
Time: 12-2pm
Address: 14520 Memorial Dr #30, Houston, TX 77079

Just added-
Address: 14520 Memorial Dr #20 Houston, TX 77079

Both resale boutiques will be offering special discounts for The Mac Styles readers

It pays to be at the I <3 Thrifitng Party on time-

The first 10 readers who can tell me one of my 10 Tips for Successful Thrifting (here) will get one of The Mac Styles Thrifting Survival tote!

I can’t wait to see everyone in their I<3 Thrifting T-Shirts!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

OOTD


I just wanted to do a quick post of my Outfit of the Day. I bought this dress at Forever 21 two years ago for my Miami trip and for some reason never wore it until today.

This dress was little bit bigger two years ago but I digress. Anyways, it’s the perfect look to run errands while on my staycation which consisted of shopping with friends and dinner with the BFF.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

What I Wore
Dress with Belt-Forever 21
Necklace and Bangles-Thrift
Clutch-Vintage
Earring-Forever 21
Sandals- Target

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July


I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July filled with fun, food, family and friends!!!!  I’m currently on a staycation enjoying my week off from work. In a few days I will be celebrating my birthday with friends…Life is good!

Special thanks to Trice from High Heels and Good Meals for awarding me with A Lovely Blog Award!!!! A BIG Thank you….I appreciate all the support. Please check out her blog. She  has a flare for fashion and food!


The rules:* link back to the person who passed you the award
                * share 7 random things about yourself
                * award 15 blogs
                *drop a note to tell them about it

More Random Things about Me
1.)    My favorite food is Mexican
2.)    I love pretty stationary
3.)    I’m a nail polish junkie
4.)    One of my favorite t.v. shows is King of Queens…love Doug and Carrie
5.)    I don’t know how to swim

I would like to pass on the recognition to the following stylish bloggers:

I Wanna Be Fierce

Be sure to check out their blogs and Have a great week!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hello Kitty


My love of Hello Kitty goes as far as elementary school, and over the years I’ve become an avid collector of all things Hello Kitty.  Luckily, most of my trinkets have been gifts from family and friends. 


Two years ago I was visited the Sanrio store in New York and had a blast buying stuff.  I would love to visit the store in Japan!

My most precious treasure is my Hello Kitty Build a Bear doll…that I found brand new at the thrift store!
The Hello Kitty Vans tennis shoes are next on my wish list…..

Have a great holiday weekend and stay informed about the I love Thrifting Party on 7/9/2011 by following me on Twitter.com/themacstyles

What I Wore
Shirt-Forever 21
Shorts-Gap
Wedges-Target
Belt-Thrift
Ring-Beauty Supply
Bracelets- Dots and Forever 21
Watch and Necklace-Avon
Earring-Bakers
Sunglasses-New York and Company