Sunday, September 30, 2012

Leopard Flats Take a Trip To Target

Thrifted Items:  Tan pants, orange t-shirt, black cardigan, purse $8 Fossil, leopard flats $6.99 Bandolino.
Necklace $8.80 = Forever 21
Bracelet $10.80 = Forever 21
Gold Watch and Orange Ring = Target 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Today Feels So Much More Like Me

I am much more comfortable in today's outfit than the one I wore last night to the ballet (Cinderella - beautiful costumes). For a couple of years I got in the habit of wearing mostly skirts.  Now I'm not liking the look of skirts on me so much and am preferring pants.
I love this chambray button down by Banana Republic.  I was looking at a magazine a couple of nights ago and saw a simple button down by that brand for $65.  $65!  I thrifted mine for $7.  I layered it over a yellow mock turtleneck and threw on a scarf and jean jacket for our weekly trip to the grocery store.  Still wearing the sandals for as long as possible though.

Thrifted Items:  Yellow jeans $3 Gloria Vanderbilt, yellow mock turtleneck 99 cents Great Northwest Clothing Co., chambray button down $7 Banana Republic, bracelet purse $5.60 Relic, denim jacket, wedge sandals $4.90 Fioni.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Date Night

Thrifted Items:  Skirt $2 Cappagallo, black chain detail cardigan $3 Cache', silver clutch, black heels w/rhinestone buckle $4.90 Bolaro by Summer Rio.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Casually Layered in Pink

Thrifted Items:  Jeans $2 Sonoma Lifestyle, pink sweater, checked button down 99 cents Dockers, necklace $1.40, sandals.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DKNY Draped Cardigan

I have never had a cardigan in this style, but I really love it.  It's a lightweight t-shirt like fabric. I liked the gray and white stripe also, but I cannot come up with another color to wear it with other than a white top.  I tried other colors, but nothing looked quite right.  Any suggestions for what else might work with it?  I do have a pair of black jeans I recently maybe those?  If I were more "with it" I would have added brown accessories rather than the boring old black, but I have a difficult time venturing into that territory.  I didn't take enough time to plan out that look, but I really like it.  Maybe I should work on that for the next time I break out this cardi.

Thrifted Items:  White jeans $4.50 Amanda by Gloria Vanderbilt, the two white tank tops I've layered, cardigan $5.99 , pewter leaf necklace $4 , black leather purse $8 Fossil, black wedges $6.99 Unison .

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Pink Perk Me Up

I've been suffering from a bit of a cold the last couple of days, so pink is what the doctor ordered today.

 Thrifted Items:  Pants, pink crochet top, necklaces.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cozy Old Sweaters

I've had this sweater for at least 12 years, but have not worn it in about 10 years.  I pulled it out of the box, washed it and used fabric softener.  It came out sooooo soft and I was happy it didn't shrink.  This is what I wore to get groceries and run to Goodwill.

 Thrifted Items:  Pants $3.59 Crossroads, baby blue striped t-shirt $2.99 Ralph Lauren, necklace.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Navy With Yellow

The last time I wore this jacket was here.  Today I switched to wearing it with yellow rather than white and changed the jewelry.

Thrifted Items:  Yellow jeans $3 Gloria Vanderbilt, yellow sleeveless top, plaid navy jacket $5.60, necklace $1, navy/gold bracelet $2.80, purse $5.60 Relic, navy strappy sandals $5.60 Donna Lawrence.
Gold Bangles $5.48 = Walmart
Gold Watch $16.99 = Target

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Checks and Chains

Thrifted Items:  Pink jeans $4.50 Gloria Vanderbilt, pink check button down 99cents Dockers, denim top $1.99 Chic, gray flats w/chains $7.99 Bamboo.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Daytripping to Hurricane Ridge

The weather was fantastic and the scenery was beautiful.  I couldn't ask for a better day.
Pardon my appearance, but this is what my trekking about fun looks like. haha
 We saw a couple of these cute little chipmunks scampering around.  This one came nearly right up to my shoe as I was sitting on a bench in the woods.  I think he was quickly ascertaining if I would feed him before bounding off again.  There were signs all around NOT to feed the wildlife, but from the looks of this little guy I don't know if this rule has been totally complied with.

My sweetheart...John.


Sunday, September 16, 2012

Studs and Chains

Today I thrifted 6 fall/winter scarves, a pair of black jeans, a pair of Anne Klein slip on - low heeled shoes in a pretty cream color and.... these two awesome pairs of flats.
One pair is gray suede and has chains on them ($7.99 Bamboo).  The other pair is black suede with studs ($12.99 BCBG).  I love them!
I'm linking up with Patti for Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ring Around The Rosie

Thrifted Items:  Skirt, top, green bracelets, sandals.
Rose Print Scarf - under $3 online

Friday, September 14, 2012

Taking Advantage

Yes, I'm taking advantage of our nice weather and continuing on with the summer colors when the opportunity avails itself.  We didn't really get a proper summer started here until July so I think it's only fair.  I'll be permanently transitioning into fall soon enough.

Thrifted Items:  White jeans $4.50 Amanda by Gloria Vanderbilt, green tank top, green blouse $4.50 National, green bracelet, scarf, purse $7.79 Liz Claiborne, wedge sandals $5.60 Ilani Italia.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Bonsai Garden Visit

The bonsai garden's website we visited had the following description:
"Elegance and serenity. Drama and passion. Bonsai is an ancient Asian art form that finds root in human emotion.  Bonsai are miniaturized, living trees shaped by artists to portray scenic large trees in nature."
It was interesting to learn that at least one in this collection had been started from an overgrown tree in someone's back yard.  Some were from trees that were a hundred years old or so.  One was actually from a tree that was 1000 years old.  Many had been "in training" as a bonsai for around 40 years.  One was from a pear tree that still blossoms and one had crabapples dangling from it.
I love the twisted trunks with the variance of color and texture. 

Thrifted Items:  Floral skirt, striped top $2.50 Karen Scott, denim top $1.99 Chic, bracelets, necklace, purse.