Friday, May 31, 2013

Thrift or Theft?

Golly men have long shirt tails!   I wore this to work Wednesday and numerous times had to use the ladies room. That's a whole lotta shirt tucking let me tell you!  I did not enjoy it. ha  I do love the colors of the shirt though so sacrifices had to be made.

 Thrifted Items:
Jeans $9.99 Tommy Hilfiger (Value Village)
Tangerine Blazer $4 Norton McNaughton (Value Village)
Navy/Gold Bracelet $2.80 (Value Village)
Dark Brown Alligater Patterned Mules $9.10 Madeline Stuart (Value Village)
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Blue/Orange Button Down Top = I swiped it from son-in-laws donation bag   :)

Thursday's Dinner:  Cheesy Potato Soup (w/ham, corn, green onion)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Peachy Floral T

Tuesday I wore another of my favorite floral t-shirts with clear sequins.  The other one similar here is more pink and this one is more peachy coral.
Thrifted Items:
Capri Pants $3.59 Nine West (Goodwill)
Floral T-Shirt $1.50 Old Navy (Value Village)
Brown Cardigan
Brown Beaded Necklace w/Medalion $3.99 (Value Village)
Purse $2.99 Chaos Leather Collection (Goodwill)
Brown Sandals 
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Dinner from Monday:  French Dip Roast Beef n Swiss Sandwiches w/Dipping Sauce

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wardrobe Newbies: Blazers, Animal Print, Heels, and Jammies

Monday, I had to return a red blazer that I'd purchased Sunday because it had a stain on the sleeve and I ended up buying a few more things while I was there.

Animal Print Slinky Fabric Cowl Neck Top $4 
Brown Blazer $3.50 Liz Claiborne
Heeled Sandals $6 Star Ling
Bright Blue Blazer $5 Worthington
Silky Pink Floral Pajamas (top is Kimono style w/buttoned front) $3

I also bought brown slacks that work well with the animal print top, blazer and shoes.  A complete outfit, including shoes, for under $20!  These will also work with my black slacks and new white slacks.
The blue blazer will look nice with one of my new white tops (that I have yet to wear) and white slacks.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Wardrobe Newbies - Sunday's Shopping

Value Village had 50% off all clothing, shoes and bedding (Sunday) so I shopped again.  This is what I wore below, but didn't have my hair and make up done.  Basic everyday no frills outfit with those old cheap rubber flip flops.  Oldees, but goodies. 
 And here are some of the things I bought.

I'm loving this style of cardigan that I just bought in brown.  Thin, soft, and lightweight, but a good layering piece.  I have similar in navy, black, tan, and cream, plus 2 gray ones in sleeveless vest style.
The cute teal and tangerine flowered sandals were new with tags on, are from Kohl's, and were originally marked at $20 each.  I got them for $5 each.  I know I see a lot of bloggers getting really good deals at Kohl's with their discount coupons, etc. ...but I never shop at the actual store and don't know how they get the coupons.  I'm wondering if you have to sign up for a Kohl's credit card or something.  I do like some brands at that store and would consider shopping there if I could get things discounted at thrift store prices. :)

From left to right:
Tangerine Striped T-Shirt $4 Land's End
Oranged Wooden Bead Necklace $2.99
White Slacks $3 Daisy Fuentes
Tangerine Flowered Sandals $5 Kohl's 
Brown Cardigan $4 Reflex Jeans
Bronze Heeled Sandals $3 Kenneth Cole Reaction
Teal T-Shirt $2.50 Style & Co.
Teal Flowered Sandals $5 Kohl's

And Sunday dinner: BBQ Ribs w/ Mac n Cheese

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Salmon w/ Caramel (+Saturday)

The salmon/melon colors seem to be popular in my wardrobe right now.  I wore this to work on Friday.  The bottom photos are of a button down top and short sleeved sweater in similar colors that I wore Saturday.

I tried tying the shirt up, but didn't like it with these jeans, so I ended up wearing it untied.  I think the jeans are part of the problem and may have to go.  I recently purchased them and have only worn them once...but sometimes these things happen.

Thrifted Items: (from top outfit only)
Jeans $9.99 Tommy Hilfiger (Value Village)
White Short Sleeved Top
Cardigan $5 Land's End (Value Village)
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Flat Loafers w/Bows $4 Ralph Lauren (Value Village)
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Bubble Necklace $15 = eBay
Earrings = gifted from mother

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Wardrobe Newbies: Dress, Flip Flops, Purse

I threw this on to run to Value Village to make a donation obtained from my ongoing closet cleanout...and so of  course I HAD to go in...since I was there and all.... 
I had some things in my cart to try on, then I ran through the purses and found a cute salmon pink purse (Nordstrom) that went perfectly with one of the tops I had.  Well, the top ended up not looking right once I tried it on, so I on my way out I decided to run down the dresses aisle.  I never wear dresses, but found a cute summer dress from H&M (new with the tags still on) and it had the same salmon pink color as the purse in I had to have it.  I'd also found (earlier in the shopping trip) a gray/black sort of dull metallic w/ gemstones pair of flip flops (Merona) that will go with the dress.  I love when whole outfits come together like that.  The dress is sleeveless and, since we don't have many super warm days here, I found 2 cardigans that I already own that will match really well.  One is a melony salmon color and the other is light gray.  Exciiiited!! :) 

Can't wait to wear this when our temps rise back up again.
Dress $9.65 ~ Purse $6.65 ~ Flip Flops $6.65
 Thrifted Items
Jeans $3 Gloria Vanderbilt (Goodwill)
Turquoise T-Shirt
Navy Cardigan
Flat Loafers $4 Enzo Angiolini (Value Village)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Black/White Animal Print

I don't shop much outside of Value Village and Goodwill, but I happened to go into Ross Dress For Less a couple of months ago and found this soft and flowy, lightweight waterfall cardigan and slinky feeling sleeveless top.  I really liked them both and thought they were a good price.  I never thought I liked Ross before (although I'd only been in the store a couple of times and didn't look through the clothes much), but I was finding some really cute things that day.  I've been wanting to go back but my goal is to shop less this year so I've managed to stay away... so far.
I'll dress this up a bit at some point by wearing with nice black slacks, and dressier shoes.  Also plan on wearing with my white jeans and platform cork wedged sandals.

Thrifted Items:
Black Jeans $2.50 Gloria Vanderbilt (Goodwill)
Purse $8 Fossil (Value Village)
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Animal Print Sleeveless Top $8.99 Sere Nade New York = Ross
Black Waterfall Cardigan $9.99 JKLA California = Ross
Necklace $5.80 = Forever 21
Shoes - Liz Claiborne = gifted
Earrings - gifted from my mother many years ago

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Flowers and Sequins

I really loved this t-shirt...especially for under $3.  I like the floral pattern, the pink/yellow/taupe colors, and the clear sequins (which you cannot see well in the photos).  I will probably pair the top half of this outfit with tan slacks and white jeans as well.  If I ever find the right soft yellow cardigan I think that would be cute with the t-shirt too.
Thrifted Items:
Jeans $2.80 Gloria Vanderbilt (Value Village)
Cardigan $7 h.i.p. (Value Village)
Floral T-Shirt $2.80 INC International Concepts (Value Village)
Sandals $4.90 Nine West (Value Village)   

Monday, May 20, 2013

Weekend Style - Gray and White...+Dinner

This outfit was worn on Saturday errands.

Thrifted Items:
White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt (Value Village)
Gray Top $4.80 Lea Nicole (Value Village)
Purse $8 Fossil (Value Village)
Gray Chained Flats $7.99 Bamboo (Value Village) 

Sunday Night's Dinner
Caesar Salad, Cheese Tortellini, Bread 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Color Me Happy

I'm not sure if these are the most flattering pants on my body, but I sure felt good wearing these fun, summery colors to work yesterday.  And this may be THE most comfortable outfit ever (that's a huge plus in my book).
This is an outfit I can see myself reaching for frequently over the next few months.  I can wear without the cardigan if it's warmer (or switch to a different colored one)...and alternate t-shirt colors to coordinate with the many colors in the pants.
Check out Visible Monday to see what everyone's wearing to start their week! :)

Thrifted Items:
Flower Print Pants $3 Brooks Brothers (Value Village)
Blue V-Neck T-Shirt - St. John's Bay
Cardigan $5 Land's End (Value Village)
Purse $8 Nine West (Value Village)
Sandals $3.99 Covington (Goodwill) 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Argyle Cardigan

Thrifted Items:
Gray Jeans $4.99 Gloria Vanderbilt (Goodwill)
Gray Short Sleeved Sweater $4 Alfred Dunner (Value Village)
Argyle Cardigan $6.50 St. John's Bay (Value Village)
Pewter Leaf Necklace $4 (Goodwill)
Purse $8 Fossil (Value Village)
Shoes $4 Alfani (Goodwill)   

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Outfit, Dinner, and Snack

This is what I wore on a trip with my daughter to Ikea and Home Depot.  She and her husband have bought their first place...a 2 bedroom condo which they get the keys for later this month... and so she's getting decorating ideas.  It's a fun and exciting time for her. 

Thrifted Items:
Jeans $3 Gloria Vanderbilt (Goodwill)
Lavendar Snakeskin Print Bracelet $2.10 (Value Village)
Sandals $4.90 Nine West (Value Village)
Last night's dinner:  Chicken Peanut Ramen w/ Veggies
I ate a little over half and saved the rest for my lunch at work today.
Ingredients: leftover rotisserie chicken, coleslaw, broccoli, carrots, onion, mushrooms, ramen noodles w/ season pkt, cashews, soy sauce, peanut butter, rice vinegar, chicken broth, ginger, garlic salt, red pepper flakes.

And I'm hooked on these and eat one nearly every night.