Monday, February 27, 2012

White Denim Rematch

The white jeans are making another showing already because I have so many things planned to style with them. 
We're heading downtown today for lunch and to view the Gauguin Polynesia exhibit at the art museum so I thought this would be perfect with a pair of comfy shoes for walking.  It will be a first wearing for the sweater, shoes, handbag, scarf and flower pin.

Thrifted Items:  White jeans $4.50 Amanda, sweater 99 cents Sag Harbor, shoes $2 Naturalizer, coat $5 Colebrook Essentials, bracelets, scarf, belt, purse $2.99 Chaos Leather Collection, brown gloves.
Flower pin = $5 a downtown shop?

Today I'm linking up with Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Maybe someday....

I'll figure out how to get better quality photos.  But maybe not.  So my sincere apologies on the results.  I'm trying, but it never seems to work out.  I used a couple of different settings today, but, as always, the only ones that turn out clear and true are the close ups.  Here are a couple of my not so perfect attempts.  The second photo more closely matches the colors in my dress/sweater/tights.
Today I'm wearing a sweater dress I thrifted.  I would have normally been inclined to pair it with a black sweater and black boots, but I tried really hard to break out of my comfort zone and used a gray sweater with brown belt, boots and purse.  Not sure if it works, but I kind of liked it.  Also added a gray scarf and a purplish colored scarf wrapped together.

Thrifted Items:  Purplish sweater dress $4.79 Mossimo, gray sweater, scarves, brown boots $6.99, brown purse Nine West.
Purple tights = Target

Friday, February 24, 2012

A Day at the Office

Thrifted Items:  Skirt $2.39 Austin Harris, blue tank, black boots $6.99, gold pin, bracelets, vintage purse $2.39 Cortini Creations.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Favorite New Thrift Finds

Here are a some of my favorite things I thrifted yesterday at Goodwill. 
From left to right by rows:
Row 1:
Pic 1) Nautical Anchor Earrings $2.39
Pic 2) Nautical Ship's Wheel Pin $2.99
Pic 3) Nautical red/white/blue top $2.39
Pic 4) Silky lightweight scarf $1.79
Row 2: 
Pic 1) Chaos Leather Handbag $2.99
Pic 2) Nine West pink/magenta/taupe skirt $2.39
Pic 3) Northwest Clothing Company red/black/white/taupe ribbed turtleneck $2.39
Pic 4) Liz Claiborne Handbag $5.99
Row 3:
Pic 1) Dockers dusty rose/white checkered top 99 cents
Pic 2) Liz Claiborne white handbag $7.79 (new w/ tags, but not price)
Pic 3) Vintage Cortini Creations black handbag $2.39
Pic 4) Austin Harris red/black/blue multicolored skirt $2.39

I think I'll be wearing that last skirt next week to work with a red top, black blazer, and the vintage black purse.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Today's Outfit - My Pearly Whites

Thrifted Items:  White jeans $4.50 Amanda, black-white turtleneck sweater $3.50 Liz Claiborne, 2 pearl necklaces, pearly crystal necklace $2.80, bracelets, Steve Madden black pumps $9.99. 
Today I'm linking up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday and
Thrifters Anonymous

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Today's Outfit - Tortoise and the Hair

Easy messy bun hairdo.

Thrifted Items:  Jeans $6.99 Express, floral top, brown turtleneck Talbots, shoes $5.60 Mudd, heart bracelet, chunky long tortoise shell necklace $3.20, shorter necklace $5.99.
Earrings = Target

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Today's Outfit - Infinity Scarf: An Easy Refashion Project

This was a much longer skirt that no longer fit me, so I cut and hemmed to make it shorter and trimmed some off the width and used the scrap from the bottom to make a matching infinity scarf.  I've got a few more skirts lined up to do similar projects with, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.  I had planned on re-donating them, but thought I'd practice on them since they're were so inexpensive and I'm a novice seamstress.  If I mess them up and they become unwearable it's no big loss.  But maybe some (like this one) will turn out okay enough to get a little more wear out of.  I may also make some flower pins/clips out of some of the scraps as well.  Just kinda fun to play around with.

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, sweater, brown boots $6.99.
Bracelet = $8.80 Forever 21
Earrings = Target

Friday, February 17, 2012

Today's Outfit - In the Navy

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, navy sweater, navy pumps $4.90 Nordstrom, navy tights $1.99.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Today's Outfit - Robin Hood

I got new green tights and I'm trying them out with this skirt today.  I wore this outfit here, but this time I'm wearing different shoes and sweater and have added the tights .

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, turtleneck, shoes, sweater, both chunky gold  chain necklaces, green tights.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pink and Red Mix it Up

Hubby and I are going out for a Valentine's Day lunch.
This top is one I just cut off the bottom that hung nearly down to my knees and only cost 99 cents.
I'm linking up with
 Image 4007 and
Thrifters Anonymous 
and Eye Candy at Forty(ish) and Fluffy.

Thrifted Items:  Soft pink jeans $4.50 Gloria Vanderbilt, floral top 99 cents, pink turtleneck, purse $6 St. John's Bay, necklace, red wedge shoes $10.50 Franco Sarto.

Monday, February 13, 2012

For My Valentine - Crazy in Love

Yes, I'm crazy in love with you, honey.  You're the love of my life and every day I feel so blessed to be your wife.  Happy Valentine's Day, Sweetheart.  Kisses.

Gif heart Images

Today I'm linking up with Two Birds and Visible Monday.  Here's the inspiration pic at Two Birds:

And here's my version:
 Thrifted Items:  Jeans $3 Caslon, cream short sleeved sweater, scarf, red blazer $4 Studio I.

Beyonce - Crazy in Love

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Blog I'm Following

Today I discovered Megan at The Fashionista Vet  from a link up at My Greatest Hits.  Megan hasn't been blogging long, but is so cute, is putting together great thrifted outfits, and is studying to be a vet.  Hop on over and check her out.
Doesn't she look lovely in this sweet red/pink combo?

Today's Outfit - Black and Blue

Thrifted Items:  Pants $6.99 Express, button up top, sweater, black heeled loafers $6.
Miike Snow - Black and Blue

Saturday, February 11, 2012

From Work to Ballet

This is what I wore to work yesterday and then below that is what I wore to the see Don Quixote at the ballet that evening.  I was rushed to get ready once I got home from work and did not have time to do my hair properly and was unhappy with it so I removed that from the photo.   The black sweater is a little large, but I bought it because I liked the detachable faux fur collar that I'm hoping to wear on other things someday.  I know I have a coat that it works well on.  The red skirt was in honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day.  I believe this may be hand made.

Thrifted Items:  Brown pants, brown turtleneck, tan jacket, bracelets, red skirt $4.99, black sweater w/faux fur collar $6.50, black turtleneck, black booties, jumbo pearl necklace $1, black/silver belt, silver clutch (not shown).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Today's Outfit - Denim Casual and Comfy Loafers

Thrifted Items:  Pants, orange sweater, denim top, necklace $4.99, brown wooden bangle 99 cents, slip on loafers.