Sunday, June 30, 2013

Workday Outfit: House of Harlow 1960 Replica

I purchased this House of Harlow 1960 by Nichole Ritchie necklace replica on ebay for a grand total of $2.82!  No tax.  No shipping.  Original necklace shows selling at Nordstrom for $75.  I'll take my thrifty knockoff.  Looks almost identical. 
I wore my comfy bronze sandals  to match the shimmery bronzy brown tank top.
I also wore my largest gold hoop earrings and a new gold cuff I purchased this past week at Forever 21.  I am so happy I got it.  I know I'll wear it often.  I got a gold tiered necklace there as well and I know it's going to be a favorite too. 
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I'm linking up today with Patti for Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.  This is such a great link up with so many wonderful ladies participating.  I hope you'll take a look and join in if possible.
Shrimp Wrap - shrimp, avocado, black beans, cheddar, coleslaw, fat free thousand island, garlic salt
Thrifted Items:
Black Pants ?
Dark Brown Tank Top ?
Simmery Bronze Brown Tank $2.99 Isaac Mizrahi for Target (Goodwill)
Bronze Sandals $3 Kenneth Cole Reaction (Value Village)
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Black/Gold Necklace $2.82 = eBay
Gold Cuff $8.80 = Forever 21
Black Cardigan $9.99 JKLA California = Ross

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Weekday Casual Outfit: Movie Day

Tuesday we went to see World War Z.  We liked it a lot.  It was pretty intense the whole way through.  I don't like to dress up to go the the movies because I like to get a hot dog and popcorn and I'm a spiller and a splatterer so I don't like to eat in any clothes I don't want to to take the chance on ruining.  Afterward, we stopped at Cheesecake Factory and got Red Velvet Cheesecake to have for our dinner. haha  Total junk food day.  I did only get a small popcorn with no butter though...and a diet I was good there. :) 
The dinner I have posted below was actually from Monday night.
This is what I wore.  Plus a cardigan the same color green AND a navy jacket.  I don't like to be cold in movie theaters.

Dinner:  Grilled Hamburger w/bbq sauce n cheese, Coleslaw w/low fat mayo, Mashed Yam w/ light marg and sugar free syrup
Thrifted Items:
Navy Capri's $2.80 Relativity (Value Village)
Striped Top $4.99 Land's End (Goodwill)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Workday Outfit: Lime Green and Blue

First of all, thank you to everyone who voted and/or posted their own May Flashback Favorite outfit in my last post.  I appreciate it and am finding the results of the poll very interesting.  It's still open for a couple more days, so I'll wait to reveal my own favorite till then.  I think I'll try to do this again for the month of June in a week or so.  That was fun.

I wore this to work earlier in the week.  The straps didn't stay up around my ankles where they should and so they rested under my heel all day.  I was able to walk in them fine, but the strap stuck out on the side.  It was not made in a way that I could just cut it off and go strapless either.  So...these shoes, and the pants also, have already been donated to the thrift store.  I'm not hanging on to "problem items" any more, especially if I don't really love them.

Dinner:  Chicken Parmesan (one of our favorites)
Thrifted Items:
Pants $2.99
Sleeveless Top w/Ruffle $4.90 Dress Barn (Value Village)
Lime Green Blazer $6.99 Sag Harbor (Value Village)
Green Bracelet
Wedges $4.99 Calypso St. Barth for Target (Goodwill)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Monthly Outfit Poll and Flashback Favorites Link Up

Today I'm adding a new feature to my blog. Once a month I will take a poll to find out your favorite outfit I wore the month previous. I'll see how the answers line up with my top choices. Thank you for partipating! 

(Photos are numbered left to right. You may click on photo to enlarge.)
Which is your favorite May outfit?
#1 Lilac and Gray
#2 Black and White
#3 Jeans and Scarf
#4 Floral Pants
#5 Gray with White Jeans
#6 Burgundy Pants with Floral T
#7 Black/White Animal Print
#8 Cardi with Bubble Necklace
#9 Red and Gray
#10 Brown/Black Cowl Neck Top
make a poll

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Weekend Outfit: Navy and White

This is what I wore this past Saturday.  I bought this jacket a year and a half ago and have probably worn it 3-4 times.  I really do like it.  I used to think of it as a top, but now think of it more as a jacket...or perhaps, a new word I've recently learned...a "topper".  Not really sure how to classify it, but it gives me the look I want.

 Dinner:  Cashew Beef Stir Fry
Thrifted Items:
White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt (Value Village)
Navy/White Jacket $5.60 R&M Richards by Karen Kwong (Value Village)
Jumbo Pearl Necklace $1 (Value Village)
Purse $7.79 Liz Claiborne - new w/tags (Goodwill)
Navy Sandals ?
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Crystal/Pearl Earrings $3.98 = Target
Gold Watch $16.99 = Target
Pearl Bracelet (part of 3 pc set) $4.80 = Forever 21
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Workday Outfit: Bright Blue and Bronze

I have had this skirt for around 15 years, but have probably not worn it in 14 because I outgrew it.  I'm glad it finally fits again.  After putting this outfit on I was not sure if I actually wanted to still keep the skirt, but my employer complimented me on it and assured me that, in her opinion, it was a keeper.  I have two other ways planned to wear it, so I guess I will keep it for now and try the other looks sometime too.
I wore my new necklace to work this week both on Wednesday and Friday.
 This is a first time wear for these bronze heeled sandals.  They pick up the bronzy color in the skirt.
Linking up with Patti for Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.

Thrifted Items:
Blue Blazer $5 Worthington (Value Village)
Tan Short Sleeved Sweater
 Bronze Sandals $3 Kenneth Cole Reaction (Value Village)
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Necklace $6 = eBay
Gold Bangle Set $5.48 = Walmart
Blue Violet Ring $5?
Gold Watch $16.99 = Target

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Flip Flops Issue - A Follow Up to Earlier Post Today

I'm a flip flops gal.  My female employer even wears flip flops to work.  (We provide psychiatric therapy and medication management.)  Office attire varies from casual, but neat, to dressy casual.  I live in Seattle....the home of the grunge movement.  Pearl Jam and Nirvana.  I was always a big fan of the music and the well as the bohemian/hippie style.  People here tend to be more relaxed and outdoorsy.  That's one thing I love about living can pretty much dress any way you want and it's acceptable.  My husband and I would go to the symphony and I was delighted to see people dressed to the hilt, people looking as if they were in their everyday work clothes, and people who looked like they just walked off the street from the coffee shop in their jeans.  I love a society where people are not looked down on for how they dress or the labels in their clothing.

Over the last few years I've tried to gear my daily style toward a more sophisticated and classic look because that's what I've been drawn to and is appealing for me at the age I am now (52).  I sometimes like a bit of a preppy look too.  But honestly, I do have many days still, when I'm at home or running errands when you'll find me in my flip flops.  I don't think my love for flip flops will ever die.  I think I own about 25 pairs of them.

They're not for everyone.  But they will pop up on my blog from time to time because that's what I wear in real life and this is pretty much just a "What I Wore" outfit journal for me.

Someone mentioned that Stacy and Clinton don't approve of flip flops.  I don't even watch them.  I'm sure I probably should. haha  I think I may have seen an episode when it first started about 10 years ago.  I should probably pay closer attention to "trends" and "what to wear" and "what not to wear" opinions from experts.  Fashion advice is helpful, interesting, and thought provoking.  But, in the end (to an extent)...I'm probably a do what feels good type of gal and don't necessarily feel compelled to strictly follow the rules of fashion.

What do you think?  Do you like or dislike flip flops?
How can you not like these pretties though? :)
 Of, course...these more plain ones are favorites of mine too.

(brown ones above) Super raggety, well worn, and loved. ha

Casual Dress With Flip Flops

 Thrifted Items:
Dress $9.65 H&M - new w/tags (Value Village)
White Tank Top
Cardigan $5 Land's End (Value Village)
Purse $6.65 Nordstrom (Value Village)
Flip Flops $6.65 Merona (Value Village)

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Replacing Google Reader With Bloglovin'

A Bloglovin' Tutorial

How To Import Your Google Reader Subscriptions to Bloglovin'

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Workday Outfit: Necklace Ecstasy

Super duper thrilled over this necklace that just arrived Tuesday!!!  

I bought it on eBay for only $6.  No tax.  No shipping.  Just 6 bucks!  And I LOVE it!  
 I also got a black/gold necklace in a slightly different style and it was only $2.82.  Total!  Can you believe it?  I like it, but this is my favorite and I'll have more to wear this one with I think.  I'll show you the black one another day though.
 I wore this to work yesterday (Wednesday).

Yep.  I'm happy. haha  I think it's awfully pretty for the price.  It is going to go well with many of my outfits.  I already had a work outfit planned for Friday and this just so happens to look great with it so I may just have to wear it again.
I've had the cream and gold earrings for ages and they matched very well with the necklace and outfit.
 Thrifted Items:
Ankle Pants $4 Talbot's (Value Village)
Tan Tank Top $1 White Stag (Value Village)
Dark Chocolate Brown Cardigan $4 Reflex Jeans (Value Village)
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne 
Sandals $5.60 Etienne Aigner (Value Village)
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Necklace $6 = eBay

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