Thursday, October 31, 2013

Orange And Brown

I wore this skirt one last time and then we parted ways.  I just didn't wear or love it enough to keep it any more.  For a couple of years I wore mainly hardly ever.  I think I go through phases.  I may get in a skirt mood again someday and buy some new ones though.

Thrifted Items:
Brown Long Sleeved Tee $2 Great NW Clothing Co. (Value Village)
Suede-like Button Down $4.99 Alison Taylor (Goodwill)
Earrings $1 (Value Village)
Orange Suede-like Belt $1.99 (Value Village)
Purse $13 Nine West (Goodwill)
Dark Brown Boots $6.99
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Bracelet $8.80 Forever 21

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Black and Gray + Scarf

I didn't wear a necklace because I knew I would be adding the scarf below.

I guess I'd better start remembering to wear my nylons or socks. 

Thrifted Items:
Pants $5 White House Black Market (Value Village)
Gray Rouche Neck Top $4.80 Lea Nicole (Value Village)
Antique Silver Engraved Bangle $3.99 (Value Village)
Black Leather Purse $8 Fossil (Value Village)
Black Leather Slip On Heeled Loafer $4 Cole Haan (Value Village)
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Black Cardigan $9.99 JKLA = Ross
Scarf $12.99 = Marshall's

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Plum, Blue, and Camel

This was a first time wear for this sweater.  I was quite pleased with the blue denim I paired with it.  I liked the look and feel of this outfit for me.

I had only worn these shoes once before and they had rubbed a blister on the top of a couple of toes.  So I ordered these little nylon things that just slip over your toes and that totally solved the problem!  I am actively working on solving some of my shoe issues. 
Thrifted Items:
Plum Jeans $2.80 Gloria Vanderbilt (Value Village)
Denim Sleeveless Button Down Top $1.99 Chic (Value Village)
Striped Sweater $4.78 Southern Lady (Value Village)
Gold Necklace $3.99 (Value Village)
Purse $8 Nine West (Value Village)
Navy Flats w/Bows $5.99 Talbots (Goodwill)
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Gold Bracelet $5.99 Rite Aid

Monday, October 28, 2013

New Necklace + Dinner

I've had this necklace for a month or two, but this is the first time I've worn it.  Love the colors and style of it.  I was able to wear my brightest red lipstick to go with it.


I like red and brown together.
  Dinner:  Pasta with an alfredo tomato sauce with sausage - garlic toast.  I saved leftovers for a lunch meal.
This sauce turned out really good.  I was trying to make one like I'd had recently at Olive Garden on their ravioli.
I just used margarine to brown the sausage, then stirred in a little flour to make a paste, added in chicken broth and skim milk. Then added in some fat free cream cheese, a drained can of diced italian tomatoes, basil, garlic salt, onion salt, pepper, and 1 pkt equal...and a little parmesan cheese.  Mmmmmmm....mmmmmmmm.......
(I would have also added in diced red pepper and mushrooms, but I forgot.  And I used the remains of a box of bow tie and penne pasta.  I would normally prefer just bow tie for this dish.)
Thrifted Items:
Brown Ankle Pants $7.99 Kenar (Value Village)
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Shoes $4 Alfani (Goodwill)
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Necklace $5.99 ebay

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Step Right Up And Win A Prize!

I called this my "used car salesman" jacket because that's what it reminded me of.  My boss, however, said I reminded him of a carnival worker or game show host.   I see his point. haha
But when I saw it in the store I couldn't help myself.  I liked the colors and didn't really see the comical aspect of it until I got home.  I may only wear it another time or two and then get rid of it.  We'll see. ;)
I have on a navy cardigan with sleeves rolled up over blazer sleeves, but in photo below I left it unbuttoned to show more of the peachy top.
I will probably also pair this jacket with a red top and red flats...maybe my yellow turtleneck too.
I actually ended up wearing it with the navy cardigan buttoned AND the jacket buttoned.  Maybe I should just wear it as an open jacket rather than buttoned up blazer?  If you indulge me in my wearing of you like the crazy plaid jacket better unbuttoned or buttoned?
 I'm wearing my navy skinny jeans again.

 Thrifted Items:
Navy Skinny Jeans $3.50 Lauren Conrad (Value Village)
Short Sleeved Sweater $3.50 Charter Club (Value Village)
Navy Cardigan
Blazer $3.50 (Value Village)
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Cognac Loafers $7.65 Sutton Plaza (Value Village) 
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Gold Bracelet $5.99 Rite Aid

Friday, October 25, 2013

New Leopard Print Turtleneck

I wore a similar outfit here, but this time changed the top to a leopard print turtleneck, added black belt and purse, and a gold necklace.  This was the first time I'd worn the top and it completes an outfit that is now another of my favorites.
Also...I just looked online and these jeans retail for $185!!  I had no idea!  As much as I like them...I guess I won't be buying any at regular price any time soon. ha
  I wore this for lunch and shopping with Shelley (my daughter).  She thrifted a nice wooden dining table for their condo for $20.  It's from Ikea and she likes that style so was happy with her find.  It will fit in very well with their sort of European/French decor.

Thrifted Items:
Pants $6.69 Fabrizio Gianni (Value Village)
Leopard Turtleneck $4.78 Jones New York (Value Village)
Cardigan $2.80 Mossimo (Value Village)
Necklace $3.50 (Value Village)
Croc Patterned Belt $1 Kenneth Cole (Value Village)
Leather Purse $8 Fossil (Value Village)
Leopard Flats $6.99 Bandolini (Goodwill)
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Gold Bangle Set $5.48 Walmart

Thursday, October 24, 2013

So much orange!

Yeah...I overdid the orange...just a tad. haha


Thrifted Items:
Orange Skinnies $6.69 Celebrity Gold (Value Village)
Sweater $3.99 AGB (Goodwill)
Scarf $4.99 (Value Village)
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Cognac Loafers $7.65 Sutton Place (Value Village)
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Gold Bangle Set $5.48 Walmart
Gold Watch $16.99 Target 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Workday Outfit: Mostly Black + Vintage

 Thrifted Items:
Pants $4.99 (new w/tags $298) Lafayette 148 NY (Goodwill)
Top/Jacket $7.99 Chance Collection (Goodwill)
Purse  $2.39 Cortini Creations (Goodwill)
Shoes $6 Lizflex by Liz Claiborne (Value Village)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mulitcolored Fall Striped Talbots Top + Dinner

I love simple, easy outfits and this is one of those.  Brown ankle pants paired with a fall colored top and comfy, nude loafers for a routine trip to the doctor.

Dinner:  salad w/pear, avocado, chicken, cheddar and a light asian dressing - warm croissant w/margarine
Thrifted Items:
Brown Ankle Pants $7.99 Kenar (Value Village)
Striped Top $5 Talbots (Value Village)
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Nude Loafers $4 Naturalizer (Value Village)