Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Forgotten Tuesday

I totally forgot to post my pictures from yesterday.  Here's what me and my weird Bette Davis-Whatever Happened to Baby Jane curls wore to meet my daughter, Shelley, for lunch. ha

Thrifted Items:
Jeans $3 Lee
Chunky Brown Necklace $3.20
Gold Chain Necklace $3.99
Purse $1.29 Liz Claiborne
Shoes $4 Anne Klein iFlex   

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Today's aubergine (or eggplant) turtleneck is worn with a biscuit-tan hued cardigan, chunky gold necklaces, simple jeans, and leopard flats.
I am linking up For Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.

  Thrifted Items:
Jeans $2 Sonoma Lifestyle
Chunky Gold Chain Necklace $3.99
Gold Necklace w/ Amulet $3.50
Leopard Flats $6.99 Bandolino    

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Olive and Sage

I'm getting more wear out of these jeans than I ever imagined I would.  I almost didn't buy them, but am glad I did.  I am unexpectedly finding many pieces that I like wearing with them.  I had thought the sort of odd color would be limiting, but it's actually acting as somewhat of a neutral.

Thrifted Items:
Lt. Sage Green Jeans $4.99 Gloria Vanderbilt
Navy/Gray Striped Tank Top $1.50
Dark Navy Cardigan
Earrings $1.99
Olive Green Purse $3
Gray Suede Flats w/ Chains $7.99 Bamboo    

Friday, October 26, 2012

Well, It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time...

I quickly snipped off the bottom of a dress I was going to donate back to the thrift store and wrapped it around my neck for a scarf.   I did not even sew up the cut edge.  At the time, I thought it was a pretty good idea.  I wore it like this all day today.  I had taken my photos this morning, but had not had time to upload them and get this post ready till just now.  Well, looking at the photos I can see my bright idea was not so bright.  Maybe if I'd done some extra twisting to the scarf for a different look...I don't know...maybe it just wasn't meant to be.
Let's just focus on the cute shoes instead. :)

Thrifted Items:
Black Jeans $9.99 Liz Claiborne
Men's Flannel Button Down $3.99
White Sweater
Scarf (refashioned from old thrifted dress)
Black Leather Purse $8 Fossil
Black Suede Flats w/ Studs & Buckle $12.99 BCBG   

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Brown and Blue

Thrifted Items:
Jeans $6.99 Express
White Blouse
Brown Jacket - Coldwater Creek
Brown Wedged Leather Loafers $7.99  Me Too 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Orange Stitched Loafer

Today's outfit is made up of navy pants, navy sleeveless top, green gingham button down, waffle weave orange zip up hoodie and comfy brown loafers with orange stitching detail.

Thrifted Items:
Navy Pants $1.50 Dockers
Sleeveless Navy Top $1.50 Uniform-John Paul Richard
Green Gingham Button Down $3.99 Denim & Co.
Orange Zip Up Hoodie $5.99 Chico's
Purse $8 Nine West
Loafers - Dockers    

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Two-Toned Tuesday

Thrifted Items:
Brown Jeans 
Ruffled Top
Bracelets and Necklace
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Shoes $9.99 Bongo  

Monday, October 22, 2012

From Peru

Today I'm wearing my light sage green jeans, new light sage green button down, and denim sleeveless button down topped off with this beautiful scarf one of my employers brought me as a gift from her recent trip to Peru.
This reminds me of Megan's wonderful post, here, describing her "well traveled outfit".
Because of this scarf I am joining the wonderful ladies in the link up at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday.

Thrifted Items:
Lt. Sage Green Jeans $4.99 Gloria Vanderbilt
Lt. Sage Green Button Down$4.99 Ralph Lauren
Denim Button Down $1.99 Chic
Leather Loafers $2.50 Eddie Bauer      

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Shoe Possession

Today I'm cozy in a soft, warm flannel men's button down.  My feet are super cozy as a mustard flat loafer that is a full size too small.  What in the world possessed me to buy these shoes?  My husband says it's the "shopping demon".  He may be right.  I tried them on in the store and convinced myself they would be fine...that I really needed these cute size 7 mustard flats and they felt perfectly wearable on my size 8 foot.  
Scene 2:  I put them on at home to wear for the first time with today's outfit and OMG! they have my feet squished in like a Geisha.
When will I learn? sigh

Thrifted Items:
Jeans $4.99 (new w/ tags) Gloria Vanderbilt
Men's Flannel Button Down $5.99 L.L. Bean
Mustard Yellow Flats $7.99  

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Blazer and Jeans

Thrifted Items:
Jeans $2 Sonoma Lifestyle
Tomato Red T-Shirt 
Blazer $6.99 Ralph Lauren
Scarf $1.99
Purse $1.29 Liz Claiborne
Leather Flat Loafers $2.50 Eddie Bauer 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Restyled Cardigan

I wore this gray and white striped cardigan for the first time here.  Today I'm wearing it paired with a tan 3/4 length sleeved top, light sage green jeans, and butterscotch mules.  

Thrifted Items:
Cardigan $5.99 DKNYC
Tan Top $3 Denim & Co.
Lt. Sage Green Jeans $4.99 Gloria Vanderbilt
Sea Green Bracelet and Earrings
Purse $8 Nine West
Mules $2 Naturalizer   

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Red Flats

Thrifted Items:
White Jeans $4.50 Amanda by Gloria Vanderbilt
Red/White Striped Top $3.99 Liz Claiborne
Purse $8 Nine West
Red Leather Flats $6.99 Partners  

Monday, October 15, 2012

I Call It Burgundy

I am pairing my black jeans with a gray striped soft t-shirt, burgundy cardigan, and gray scarf. (The cardigan, scarf, and flats are recent purchases and a first time wear today.)  I also have a cardigan in what I call "red plum" which is slightly different in color from this burgundy one, but I have not worn it yet.
My natural inclination would be to wear black shoes and a black purse, but I really like the look of adding brown with black so I'm wearing my new carmel colored soft leather flats and my carmel purse (probably my favorite purse I own) and feeling rather proud of myself for being so "on trend". haha
I purchased these flats the same day as the Eddie Bauer ones I wore this week.  I also got a pair of brown flats and low heeled red mules.  They were such amazing prices I couldn't pass them up.  Plus they are styles I'm trying to gear my wardrobe and look toward.

Today is my first day of having to work Mondays and it's an adjustment from having a 4 day weekend these past 4 1/2 years with this job.  I was only working on Wednesdays and Fridays.  I'm glad for the extra hours though.
Hope you all have a great week.  I'll be linking up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday.

Thrifted Items:
Black Jeans $9.99 Liz Claiborne
Gray/White Striped T-Shirt $1.99 Broken English
Burgundy Cardigan $6.25 Land's End
Light Gray Fringed Scarf $3.99
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Leather flats $4.99 Honors