Saturday, May 31, 2014

A Waterfall Cardigan In Lilac, Dark Navy, and Melon

A favorite style cardigan of mine worn with another new pair of pants.  I love the cardigan as a third completer piece to cover up some of the bits you don't want to bring attention to.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend. :)

Thrifted Items: (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Dark Navy Pants $7.80 Fire Los Angeles
Lilac Tank Top
Waterfall Cardigan $1.29 Calvin Klein
Purple Skinny Belt $1.29
Navy Sandals 
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Bubble Necklace = ebay

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Colorful Silk Artist's Smock

 This is not actually an artist's smock, but it reminds me of one.  I liked the longer tunic look with these new skinny jeans.  I thought the dark cornflower blue color of the pants was pretty.  I have new green ones this top will work with also.
 For the last couple of years I've used Nivea Sun Kissed self tanning lotion during the spring/summer and have found it's my favorite of all I've tried.  I was using fair to medium strength which gave me just a little bit of color and that was fine.  But this week I purchased the medium to dark strength and I tried it out for the first time the night before these photos.  I think it got me a little darker and I will have to see how it will do with more applications.  I do like to have a little color during the summer months, but no longer feel like I need to bake in the sun or tanning bed to achieve the darkest tan possible.

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Blue Skinny Jeans $5.99 Faded Glory
Yellow Long Sleeved Tee
Multi-colored Silk Tunic $2.25 Talbots
Purse $5.60 Relic
Wedge Sandals

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Target Cardigan

This cardigan was thrifted back in November, but it's the first time I've worn it.  It was brand new with tags still on.  It's a brand from Target, which I've discovered I'm very fond of and have randomly thrifted a few of their patterned ones.
I like the soft shades of yellow and nude tones in this one.

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Pants $4 Talbots
Yellow Tee $1 Eddie Bauer
Cardigan (new w/tags) $5.99 Merona
Bangle .91 cents
Purse $4.90 Monet
Sandals $5.99 Anne Klein
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Necklace $5.59 ebay

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Paris in the Springtime

Wearing my new top and jeans for a quick run to Target.
When I went to the Christopher Blue website it looks like these jeans are quite pricey...selling anywhere from $65 to $150 ish.  And these I thrifted were brand new with tags (minus the price) still on them.  I had never even heard of this brand and had no idea I got such a bargain.  I just knew I liked them.

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Jeans $7.85 (new w/tags) Christopher Blue
Striped Top $3.50 Old Navy
Purse $2.99 Chaos Leather Collection
Wedge Sandals $3.50 St. John's Bay

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New Striped Sandals

These striped wedge sandals are as comfy as house slippers.  They're a little wild in color and stripes, but this was just one of those things I instantly was attracted to... and once I put them on and realized how amazing they felt I knew I had to have them.  Plus, they were only $ what did I have to lose?
Here are two ways I've worn them in the last week. 

Outfit 1 Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Lime Green Button Down Shirt $5 Talbots
Purple Cardigan $4.99 Gap
Purse $8 Nine West
Striped Sandals $1.29 White Stag

Outfit 2 Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Jeans $6 Gap
Purple Tank Top
Purple Cardigan $4.20
Striped Sandals $1.29 White Stag

Saturday, May 24, 2014

New Spring Cardigan And Shoes

This is a first time wear for the cardigan and shoes....and maybe the necklace too.  The cardigan has a crocheted effect on the front edge and sleeve.  I think it will look cute with jeans too.
Hope you all have a nice holiday weekend!   :) 

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Pants $4 Talbots
Sleeveless Top $1.29 Dress Barn
Cardigan $5 Christopher Banks
Gold Chain Necklace $4.99
Tan Gradient Toned Bangle $3.82
Purse $4.90 Monet
Sandals $5.99 Naturalizer

Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Stars and Stripes Tank

Today's new pieces are the patriotic graphic tank and the red pants.

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Red Pants $4.47 JM Collection
Tank Top $1.99 Avenue
Navy Cardigan $7.25 Chelsea & Theodore
Purse $13 Nine West

Linking up with Mis Papelicos for Share-In-Style: Red.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Snakeskin Print Blouse

I just loved this gray and cream snakeskin print blouse when I found it.  I have hardly ever worn thin dressy blouses before, but in the last couple of months I've bought 4 of them.  Other than this one, I also got 2 animal prints ones and a minty green with white polka dot one.
I wore my cream silk jacket over it on my way to work on this slightly cool morning.

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Beige Jeans $3.99 Style & Co.
Blouse $2.50 Old Navy
Cream Tank Top
Silk Jacket $4.99 Talbots
Brown Belt $1.99
Purse $13 Nine West
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Necklace $5.80 Forever 21
Gold Bangle Set $5.48 Walmart

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hi Lo Cobalt Dress

 I am not a fan of the high low look for myself, but I ended up bringing this dress home anyway.  I wish it was the longer length in the front too.  It was a little big and I kept pulling up the top part all day.  I had planned on belting it with a yellow skinny belt, but that caused more problems pulling down the top so I left that off.  I thought of sewing the top shoulder straps to make the top part fit better, but then that would shorten the front and I definetely don't want that.
I ended up wearing the blazer buttoned up to make things look a little more fitted.  I liked the colors and pattern of this dress, but after wearing it I'm not sure if I'll keep it.  I just don't seem to be much of a dress person.  Maybe skirts if they're more ankle length and flowy.
I'm linking up with Patti for Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.  Come on over and meet some wonderful ladies and check out their lovely style.

Thrifted Items:
Dress $7.99 Cabi
Blazer $5 Worthington
Purse $5.60 Relic
Wedged Sandals $4.90 Fioni
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Gold Cuff $8.80 Forever 21
Necklace $5.59 ebay

Friday, May 16, 2014

Gold and Black

We had an 80 degree day and I was overjoyed!  I wore these black jeans, gold emblem on teal tee, and gold flip flops to meet my daughter for an Olive Garden lunch, some Value Village thrifting, and a short walk on a pier that circles out over the water at a beach.  I wish I'd thought to get some pictures.  Such a pretty day!

 I wore this thin, black cardigan inside the restaurant.

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Black Jeans $12.32 Calvin Klein
Gold/Teal Tee $2.50 Style & Co.
Cardigan $2.80 Mossimo
Gold Flip Flops

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A New Blazer $2.28

A first time wear for this new blazer.  I was very happy to run across this blazer at this low price.  I love the fabric, fit, and color.  It is a staple piece for my wardrobe and will go with just about anything.  I have another item that's similar and same color, but it's more of a "jacket" (last worn here) to be worn as part of the outfit (if desired) rather than a "blazer".   I like them both.  The other day I actually purchased a 2nd blazer in this color with a slightly different material because it was only $1.29, but I'm not quite sure if the fit is right for me.  It's a size larger than I would like.  I may wear it once so I can see it in photographs and if it's not to my liking I'll re-donate it. 
 I'm pretty much living in these beige jeans. haha

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Beige Jeans $3.99 Style & Co.
Top $3.50 Charter Club
Blazer $2.28 New York & Co.
Necklace and Wood Bangle
Purse $4.90 Monet