Friday, November 30, 2012

It's Not That Easy....

Thrift Items:
Jeans $4.99 Gloria Vanderbilt
Floral Blouse $4.99 Diane Rich California
Cardigan $4.99 Charter Club
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Loafers $4.99 Honors     

Thursday, November 29, 2012


This is about as funky and out there as I get.  Two skirts!  
While thrifting recently I saw this somewhat oversized military green jacket for $2 thought I needed it.  I saw a blog photo of someone wearing theirs over a skirt and thought I'd try that too, although...on me, I think it will look better with just jeans.
Well, my hair is back to a moderately acceptable status after applying yet another hair color to it.   Yay!

 Thrifted Items:
Green Skirt
Creamy White Skirt
Sweater $4.99 Classic Elements
Purse $2.99 Chaos Leather Collection
Jacket $2 Democracy   

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hair Disaster...But Happy Feet

Pardon my missing head today.  I'm trying to save money by coloring my hair myself and had a self imposed disaster yesterday.  At the moment my hair is almost exactly the color of my jeans.  I'll be attempting to alleviate my head of some of it's glow tomorrow.  We'll see what happens.  I knew it was inevitible that I was going to miss my professionally foiled highlights.  I am just going to have to resign myself to the fact of having a drastically substandard hair color because I refuse to keep paying nearly $1000 a year for my salon treatments.
So my apologies in advance for my possibly continuing hair crisis.  As bad as it may look must surely be an improvement over today. ha  
It's funny how you are more apt to roll with things when you're older.  I even went to work like this.  In my younger years I would have been in tears and horrified.  Oh, and my hair was actually melting and breaking off....  I won't even need a bang trim this month (which I do myself) because the ends fell off. ha
But it's only hair, right?

 But, hey!  The shoes!  Yep, another pair of my recent finds that I got for $4.  They are a little lighter in color than in the photo...more like a light tan or nude.  And they're a reeeeally soft leather.  My feet were so happy today!
  Thrifted Items:
Jeans $3 Gloria Vanderbilt
Blue Cardigan
Yellow Tank Top
Yellow/Blue/Black Striped Button Down $2.50 George
Purse $8 Nine West
Loafers $4 Naturalizer   

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jean Jackets

A denim jacket seems to be something that has been around forever, is always in style, and can be worn numerous ways.  I own three of them...this one, a darker colored one, and a light washed one.

Thrifted Items:
Wheat Colored Jeans - Liz Claiborne
White Sequined Tunic
Denim Jacket
Purse $2.50 Nine West 
Orange Stitched Brown Loafers - Dockers
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Brooch = Gift from Hubby   

Sunday, November 25, 2012

New $4 Ralph Lauren Loafers

These are one of the nine pair of shoes I recently bought for $4 each.  I'm totally in love with them.  They're comfy and will go with so many of my outfits.  And they match my purse perfectly! :)
I will be linking up with Patti for Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.
Thrifted Items:
Jeans $3 Lee
Marine Blue Wool Sweater $3 Charter Club
Scarf $4.99
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Flat Loafers w/ Bow $4 Ralph Lauren 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Chocolate Stripes Under Blazer

Thrifted Items:
Orange Pants
Brown Striped Top $3.50 Chico's
Brown Blazer $3 Requirements
Scarf $1.99
Brown Wood Bangle $1
Purse $2.50 Nine West 
Dark Brown Leather Loafers $2.50 Rockport 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today we are joining my daughter and son-in-law for a Thanksgiving meal at a vegan/vegetarian restaurant.  This will be a new experience and I'm looking forward to it.  The menu looks delicious.  I do have a little turkey breast and the fixings for some simple side dishes to prepare for John and I this weekend though.
I hope you all have a lovely day with friends/family and find much in your lives to be thankful for.

 Thrifted Items:
Skirt $6.99 White Stag
Orange Sweater $3.99 AGB
Blazer $4 Barry Bricken
Purse $2.50 Nine West 
Dark Brown Boots $6.99
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Brooch, ring, earrings = gifts from hubby

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Blue Bouquet

Thrifted Items:
Jeans $4.99 (new w/ tags) Gloria Vanderbilt
Sweater & Tank Top
Scarf $2.99
Gold Flats $6.99 Sandra Miller
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Earrings = gift from hubby   

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flecks of Color

It's hard to see, but this wheat colored cardigan has specks of mustard, wine, and charcoal.  I thought I'd add my wine colored turtleneck and gold scarf.  The shoes are newly thrifted and are a dark chocolate brown.  I'm thrilled that they go into my "totally comfy shoes" category even though they have a heel.

Thrifted Items:
Wheat Colored Jeans - Liz Claiborne
Cardigan $3.50 Dress Barn
Scarf $2.50
Shoes $4 Franco Sarto 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

New $3 Coat

As I was walking to the check out at the thrift store this coat caught my eye.  I had not planned to stop and look at coats since our coat closet is crammed full of my thrifted coats at the moment and I really had not wanted to squish my poor husband's coats into less than the already miniscule space I've left him.  But.....this navy (yes, it's definitely a very blue navy even though it looks black in the photos) and red coat was sooooo cute and a mere $3!  I couldn't pass it up.  
That's the downside of thrifting.  The bargains are just so tremendous it's difficult to say no to things you like, but really don't need (like the 9 pair of shoes I recently bought for $4 each).

I'm linking up with Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.
 Thrifted Items:
Red Jeans $2.50 Liz Claiborne
Navy Sleeveless Top $1.50
Red/White/Navy Striped Cardigan $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Red/White Polka Dot Scarf $1.79
Red Low Wedge Shoes  $10.50 Franco Sarto
Navy/Red Coat $3  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hidden Pockets

This is a 100% silk Talbot's jacket I thrifted.  I don't think I've ever had a silk jacket.  It has upper and lower pockets, which I like, but the scarf is hiding them.  Next time I'll have to wear it minus the scarf or at least tie the scarf so the pockets will show.
I'm also wearing another pair of super comfy, backless shoes.  I've had them for a few years and don't remember what I thrifted them for, but I know it had to be between $2-$8.  These are brown and I have a pair in black that are very nearly identical, but are a different brand.

Thrifted Items:
Tan Jeans $3 Lee
Baby Blue Short Sleeved Sweater
Tan Silk Jacket $4.99 Talbots
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Shoes - Aerosoles  

Friday, November 16, 2012

Plaid, Pullover, Locket, and Loafers

Thrifted Items:
Orange Pants 
Plaid Button Down $2.25 Route 66
Navy Pullover Ribbed Sweater $3.99 Basic Editions
Purse $13 Nine West
Orange Stitched Brown Loafers - Dockers