Monday, January 30, 2012

Today's Outfit - Dark Denim

This jacket is loaded with pockets...2 at top and 2 on bottom.  I have owned it for a couple of years, but have only worn it a handful of times.  I really like it and am going to try to get more wear out of it.  I also have a lighter denim shirt that I think I'll be wearing within the next week or so layered underneath an orange sweater.  Sort of the reverse of this outfit.
I've also cut my hair nearly 3 inches and am considering taking off another inch or so.  It feels kind of good to be at that swingy shoulder length, but still long enough to pull back. 

Thrifted Items:  Orange pants, cream sweater, dark denim jacket, brown boots, peace sign necklace $3.20.

Linking up with Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style and Thrifter's Anonymous at Colorblind.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Today's Outfit - Try To Love One Another Right Now

Today's outfit was inspired by the so cool Dawn at Suitcase Vignettes.

Thrifted Items:  Knit poncho, denim maxi skirt, black turtleneck.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday's Thrift Store Finds

I did not buy as much as usual this trip.  I'm trying to cut back a little.  But I did purchase a few things I thought I'd post.

1.  Steve Madden black pumps $9.99.
2.  Anne Klein brown, heeled sandals $6.99.
3.  Anne Klein brown pinstripe blazer $1.29.
4.  Dress Barn purple lightweight suede-like jacket $1.29. 

Linking up with Thrifter's Anonymous at Colorblind and Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style and
 Meet Virginia Design.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Today's Outfit - Neutral Blue

I guess I normally think of "neutral colors" as tans or blacks, but I wanted to join in the link up at Silverstyle's Trending Through The Decades: Neutrals and so tried to neutralize with cream and soft blues for a different approach.
Thrifted Items:  Jeans, blue scarf, heeled loafers.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Today's Outfit - Pink and Gray

Thrifted Items:  Jeans, pink turtleneck, gray sweater, black heeled loafers $6.
Scarf = gifted by daughter

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Outfits - Yesterday and Today

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, black velvety blazer, red sweater, black boots $6.99, black tights, black bead necklace;  Orange pants, blue sweater, brown turtleneck, orange scarf, shoes, orange bracelets, purse Nine West.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today's Outfit - I've Got Sunshine On A Cloudy Day

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, yellow turtleneck $1.50, black shrug, black boots $6.99, black skinny belt $1.99, bracelets, scarf.

Linking up with Thursday's are for Thrifters at Spunky Chateau and
 Meet Virginia Design
pleated poppy

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Today's Outfit - Dress up Green

I didn't really have anywhere to go today, but wanted to join in with some link ups so I played dress up at home.
I'm linking up with the following:

Colorblind's Thrifter's Anonymous
Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday
and Two Birds Inspiration Monday, which is where I got the outfit inspiration below.
My version:

Thrifted Items:  Black skirt $4.99 Jones New York, emerald green ruffled blouse $5.99 Sunny Leigh, gold clutch $1.50, gold heels $6 Stuart Weitzman, black/gold necklace, chunky gold chain necklace $3.99.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Today's Outfit - Dressing Warm in Blue

We got a little snow here which is not a usual thing.  The roads cleared off nicely though.  Just trying to keep warm.
I normally don't work on Mondays, but had to go in today for a few hours.  Saw something funny on my way.  At the side of the road someone had made a snowman....or I should say snowlady.  She was very curvy at the waist and hips and had large snow bosoms. haha
 Thrifted Items:  Blue pants $6.99 Express, sweater, turtleneck, black booties $6.99 Franco Sarto.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Today's Outfit - Extra Mustard, Please

Today is grocery shopping day and since I'm always freezing in there I'm layering up and dressing warm.  Brown turtleneck under an oversized  bright mustard colored sweater with a scarf (and coat on top of that) should do the trick.
Linking up with Thursday's Are For Thrifters Link Party 32 at Spunky Chateau.

Thrifted Items:  Blue jeans $6.99 Express, brown turtleneck, sweater $4 Avenue, brown boots, scarf, brown earrings.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Today's Outfit - Chunky Chains

 Thrifted Items:  Sweater $2.99, brown pants, brown wedge loafers $7.99, gold chain necklace $3.99, gold chain pendant necklace $3.50, brown bracelet.
Teal bracelet = $1

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Today's Outfit - Unsymmetrical

My sleeves always look uneven in the photos.  Maybe my arms are just different lengths. Hmmm...

Thrifted Items:  Pink jeans $4.50 Gloria Vanderbilt, pink top, brown blazer $3 Requirements, pink pearls, brown shoes $5.99 Mudd.
Pink Earrings = $15 splurge Pier 1 Imports
Pink Flower ? (It's a hair clip.)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Today's Outfit - Mustard, Blue and Brown

Met my daughter today for lunch and a day of shopping (mostly browsing).  I did buy one pair of earrings and a birthday gift for a friend.  So I did pretty good.
I'm linking up with Thrifter's Anonymous and Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, blue top, mustard top $3 Denim & Co., brown tights, brown belt $2.40, brown boots $6.99, purse $8 Nine West, necklace, earrings, coat $5 Colebrook Essentials.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Today's Outfit - Crocheted Tunic

Just a day at home.  Too little make up worn today, thus no head. I'll place smiley face here instead. :) 
Thrifted Items:  Jeans $3 Caslon, brown lace up booties, melon top, light lavendar bluish crocheted top, necklace, scarf.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Today's Outfit - Color Crush

These are some of my favorite colors.  I've had the matching necklace and earring set for a couple of years and never found quite the right thing to wear them with.  My new thrifted top was just the thing these accessories were in need of.  I purchased the teal bracelet for $1 at a fabulous little jewelry store downtown.  I'll have to visit it again soon.  They had really cute things at very low prices.
Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Thrifted Items:  Jeans $3 Caslon, purple top, purple/blue green ruffled top $4.90 Dress Barn, black bracelet, teal purse $2.99 Liz Claiborne, black booties, black coat $5, purple scarf.
Lipstick = Wet n Wild Mega Colors Sugar Plum Fairy 902B and Neutrogena Moisture Shine Gloss Nutri Berry 130

Friday, January 6, 2012

Today's Outfit - Classic Black

Work again today.  I only work Wednesdays and Fridays which makes me a happy lady, although I do love my job and people I work for.
I layered the scarf over jacket over black top and added faux pearls, soooo...I'm linking up with Trending Through the Decades: Layers with Tammy at Silverstyle.

I bought this jacket 3-4 years ago and have never worn it.  It actually came as a set...over a dress.  I never liked the length and fit of the dress.  The jacket was too tight.  I'm able to wear it now, but still didn't like the dress so I cut if off, resewed the bottom ruffle back on and turned it into a top, which I plan on wearing with a black cardigan because it's sleeveless and don't care for showing that much arm.  This was one of my first refashion attempts.  I'm a very beginner at sewing.  This was hand stitched.  Since then, my husband bought me a sewing machine right before Christmas and it has come in handy for a few things.  I'd like to practice more and do have some clothing items lined up that I plan on tinkering with to see if I can alter in some way. 
Here is a photo of the top I made from the dress.  I even made a little flower pin from the leftover fabric.  I'll probably wear it on the jacket some day when I'm not wearing a scarf.  I didn't think to take a "before" pic, because I had no idea my finished product was actually going to be wearable.
Thrifted Items:  Black skirt $4.99 Jones New York, black short sleeved sweater, black shoes $6.99 Liz Claiborne, scarf, scarf clip, pearl necklace, black purse.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Today's Outfit - Green and Gold

Just a day at the office and I've worn a dusty green blazer over a gold sparkly sweater to match the gold threads in the skirt. 
I'm accessorizing with a green medalion necklace, green dangle earrings, and bracelet.  Finishing off the look with black tights, black boots and a dark green handbag.

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, blazer, gold sweater, green medalion necklace $4.99, black tights(new in pkg., but thrifted), black boots $6.99, purse $3.

Linking up with Thursday's are for Thrifters at Spunky Chateau.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Today's Outfit - New Coat and Scarf Clip

Thrifted Items:  Green sweater, navy tank top $1.50 Uniform-John Paul Richard, navy pants $1.50 Dockers, scarf, scarf clip 50 cents, brown leather wedge loafer $7.99 Me Too, coat $9.20 Coffee Shop.