Sunday, March 31, 2013

Teal and Black Paisley Printed Pants

Hi!  I've been missing this week because of the move, but I'm still around.  We are finally getting settled and beginning to get back to normal.
These pants are newly thrifted.  I never thought I'd be one to buy patterned pants for myself, but I just really liked them so I thought I'd go out on a limb and try this trend finally.  I bought these and one other pair with a floral pattern and more springtime colors that include blue, yellow, green and coral
Today was our final walk through at our old place, a lunch date, and a shopping trip to look for bedroom curtains and a small dinette set for our dining room.
My wardrobe was previously along 2 walls in large, open storage organizers where I could see everything I own at a glance (while sitting in my chair at the computer)...both on shelves and hanging.  Now everything is divided into 2 large closets w/ doors (in 2 separate bedrooms) and a large it is quite an adjustment for me to put together outfits and figure out what I'm going to wear when I can't see everything at once and get ideas.  I'm going to have to get used to this new dressing process.
Also...I have not been able to find a location to set my camera to take photos that don't cut off my feet or look dark or blurry.  So, I'm doing the best I can.
Hope you have had a lovely weekend and have a great week ahead. :)
 (Our weather has been gorgeous and I'm loving it!)

I'm linking up with Visible Monday.
Thrifted Items:
Paisley Pants $4 Versailles New York
Teal Sweater $3 St. John's Bay
Black Bracelet
Black Purse - Apostrophe
Black Patent Leather Heels w/ Bows $6.99 Franco Sarto
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Teal Bracelet $ - downtown shop
Necklace and Earring Set - Fred Meyer  

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Silk Jacket With Snakeskin Print Scarf

I'm joining in with the wonderful Visible Monday link up that Patti from Not Dead Yet Style so graciously hosts every week. 

Brown Pants 
Black Sweater
Silk Jacket $4.99 Talbots
Black Leather Purse $8 Fossil
Brown Shoes $4 Franco Sarto

Friday, March 22, 2013

Striped Cardigan

This is the first time I've worn this cardigan and something about it's light weight and softness just felt really good.  I also like the colors

Thrifted Items:
Turquoise Pants $6.99 Express
 Striped Cardigan $5 J.J. Basics
White T-Shirt
Purse $13 Nine West
Ankle Boots

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Orange Pop

Thrifted Items:
Brown Pants - Liz Claiborne
Brown Top
Brown/White Striped Sweater
Scarf $1.99
Earrings $1
Brown Wood Bangle $1
Orange Purse $8 Nine West
Shoes $4 Franco Sarto  

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Folding Clothes for Small Space Storage

This move has been an eye opening experience.  I knew I had a lot of clothes, but since having to find space for them in our new and downsized home reality has certainly set in.  I had a thrifting problem and had let my shopping get way out of hand.  Thus far I have donated about 75 items of clothing I would guess....and I still have more than will fit into 2 large closets.  My husband has graciously offered up the larger master closet and he has taken the smaller one...because he does not hoard clothing like I do. haha  So I get the large closet in both bedrooms.

I have taken so many clothes off of hangers and folded them and put them in drawer storage as shown in this video.  This has been a tremendous help and I really love this method of freeing up hanging space.  I have folded all of my summer and winter pajamas (and my husbands t-shirts) in this manner too and it has made a huge difference in how neat and organized my drawers are!

I do prefer having things hanging where I can see them all and they get less wrinkled, but sometimes we have to relent and go to Plan B.  Even though Plan B is in place, I STILL have more hanging clothes than will fit.  Today I am making another pass through to see if there are other items I can let go of.  (I need to let go of about 50 more itemsI know everything remaining are things I like, but I'm going to have to reduce my wardrobe even further.  It is something that I want to do though.  I had fun shopping and gathering...but it feels good to let go and become less excessive.

Another thing I've done is take my 17 or so pairs of jeans off of hangers and folded those as well.  I will have a large dresser and 2 tall bookcases to work with as storage so the jeans will find their home folded on the shelving unit.
I'm so glad we have a couple of weeks transition period between our current and new home so that I have time to move, sort, and downsize my wardrobe in stages as I see how things are fitting into our new lifestyle.

I'm linking up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. 
Thrifted Items:
Jeans $6.99 Ralph Lauren Polo Jeans Co.
Light Peach Sweater $2.80 Croft & Barrow
Navy Blazer 
Scarf $1.99
Purse $6 Aldo
Low Heeled Slingback Shoes $4.50 Lisa&Vicky  

Friday, March 15, 2013

Bright Blue and Green

royal blue cardigan with green
green button down shirt with green
royal blue with green
black booties with royal blue pants
 Thrifted Items:
Cobalt Blue Slacks $2.99 Levi Strauss
Green Button Down Shirt $2.50 Old Navy
Blue Tank Top
Cardigan $4 Land's End
Black Leather Purse $8 Fossil
Green Bracelet

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Peach and Pearls With Brown

Still working on sorting, packing, and donating.  I'll visit you when I can.  Hope you're having a wonderful week. :)

Thrifted Items:
White Slacks $6.99 Dockers
White Tank Top
Brown Pinstriped Blazer  $1.29 Anne Klein
Pearl Choker $2
Purse $2.50 Nine West
Dark Brown Shoes $1.29 Franco Sarto 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It's In My Closet: Imitating the Look - Black, Caramel, Leopard

The inspiration photo for this outfit.
(I am so bad about forgetting to copy links to give credit.  I quickly copied the photo because I new I wanted to recreate this outfit, but forgot to notate where it came from.  Please notify me if this is your outfit creation and I will gladly credit you.)

I'm linking up with Visible Monday here

Thrifted Items:
Black Jeans $2.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Sweater .99 cents Sag Harbor
Shawl (worn as scarf) 
Black Leather Purse $8 Fossil
Leopard Flats $6.99 Bandolino 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Turquoise With Green

turquoise jeans with green sweater

green sweater with turquoise jeans

green sweater with button down shirt
brown boots with turquoise jeans
Thrifted Items:
Turquoise Pants $6.99 Express
Green Sweater
Floral Button Down $2.50 Eddie Bauer
Purse $13 Nine West  

Friday, March 8, 2013

My Outfit - Red, White, Black


Thrifted Items:
Red Jeans $2.50 Liz Claiborne
Black Leather Purse $8 Fossil
Flats $9.10 Style & Co.  

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pink Cardigan With Button Down Blouse

My apologies for not getting around to visiting and commenting on as many blogs I'd like.  We've just begun the moving process and I'll be tied up more than usual for a little while until we get all moved and settled in.  It is feeling really good to get rid of excess stuff and downsizing our belongings a bit.
 pink cardigan and blouse

brown jeans with pink

crystal and pearl earrings

brown heeled loafers
Thrifted Items:
Brown Jeans 
Pink Cardigan
Blue Gray Checked Button Down $2.99 Merona
Brown Wood Bracelet .99 cents
Purse $2.99 Chaos Leather Collection
Heeled Slip on Loafer - Predictions, Payless Shoe Source 
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Earrings $3.98 = Target 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sweet Socks

One of my favorite pieces in this outfit are my socks. :) 
Ralph Lauren khaki jeanscoral bubble necklace
melon button down shirt
peach socks with loafers
 Thrifted Items:
Jeans $6.99 Ralph Lauren Polo
White Sweater
Melon Striped Button Down $4.90 H&M
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Loafers $2.50 Eddie Bauer
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Pearl and Chain Necklace $5.80 = Forever 21
Bubble Necklace $15 = online   

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Feeling a wee bit Irish in this bright lime green.  I really loved this lime green/black scarf when I spotted it a week or so ago while thrifting.  It worked perfectly with the blouse and sweater I already had.  I got these new black jeans that day also.  I actually bought 2 pair of black jeans because I needed a smaller size than the ones I'd tried to alter. I liked both pair I tried on and they were a good price.  When I got home I realized I had another pair with tags still attached in the proper size hanging in my closet that I'd thrifted quite a while back and had forgotten about.  Oops.  Now I have 4 pair of black jeans! :O  I'll get rid of the larger pair I altered though.  You may be seeing quite a lot of black jeans in my outfits posts. haha
Next I need to search for some new white jeans and slacks.  
lime green and black outfit
Levi's black jeans
Oh...and I ended up wrapping this scarf around rather than leaving it hanging like this.  I think the wrapped effect looked nicer, but I did not get photos.
lime green scarf and blouse
Franco Sarto black booties
Don't forget the fabulous link up at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday!

Thrifted Items:
Black Jeans $6.50 Levi's 505
Black Sweater
Lime Green Blouse $4.50 National
Scarf $2
Black Leather Purse $8 Fossil
Black Booties $6.99 Franco Sarto