Friday, June 27, 2014

Red + Chambray

White Pants $5.99 J.Crew
Lightweight Chambray Top $2 Old Navy
Purse $6 Aldo
Sandals - Aerosoles  

Link Up:  Visible Monday

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OOTD x 2

 White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Top $2.99 Susan Lawrence
Purse $13 Nine West

Gray Pants $5 Banana Republic
Blush Pink Lace Tank $2.50 Croft & Barrow
Cardigan $1.29 Calvin Klein
Purse $6.65 Nordstrom
Gray Flip Flops w/Gemstones $6.65 Merona
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Earrings $3.98 Target

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Striped Sweater

I wore this nearly 2 weeks ago, but never got a chance to post it.  This is a nothing special sweater, but one I can see myself reaching for in hurry on a casual day.

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Jeans $7 Levi's
Sweater $1.50 JM Collection
Cardigan $5 Land's End
Purse $6.65 Nordstrom
Loafers $4.99 Honors

Monday, June 23, 2014

Feel Good Colors

After having some outfit/hair stinker days, this day was much needed.  This look revived me and made me feel much better and more like myself.  I love the robin's egg blue color, the gauzy thin top with tank underneath, and the new pants are super comfy.  We're planning a little oceanside getaway for our anniversary in July (going back for the 4th time to the little seaside cabin where we were married 7 yrs ago) and these pants will be making the traveling journey on the 6 hour or so trip each way.  I've chosen a different top to wear, but may take this one along too.

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Pants $9.23 Great Northwest Indigo
Paisley Semi-Sheer Top $2.35 Ann Taylor
Tank Top w/ Sequins at neckline
Cardigan $5.99 Nie & Zoe
Purse $7.79 (new w/tags) Liz Claiborne

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Off Days

Whether it's bad hair, an article of clothing you thought you liked, but didn't like the looks of it after seeing the photograph....or both (as in the case for all of mine below, ha).... we all have those days.  These are some of mine recently.

This was the only time I'd worn this top.  I thought I liked it until I saw the photos.  I'm re-donating this one.
Black/White Top $3.60 JM Collection
I did like how the sandals and purse both had white stitching on the black.  Didn't even notice that till I saw this photo.
 Again...I thought I loved this new shimmery gold and white cardigan...until I saw how shapeless it looks on.  I have other cardigans in a similar style that I like so maybe its the large stripes that I'm finding unflattering.  I'll give it another chance though and try it with some different pants and possibly tied it up to make it shorter. 
Gold/White Striped Cardigan $6.99 Inc.

Below is another top I've had for a while, but had never worn.  I expected to like this one, but am not thrilled with it.  I do like the fabric so I'm going to try it some day with navy pants and see if it works any better.
Geometric Print Top $7 Anne Klein (Can't believe I've had this since August 2013 and never worn it.  Maybe that's a sign that I'm not that crazy about it.)

RL has caused me to get behind on posting so I had these photos saved up from the past week or so.   I have an outfit coming up that I DO like though so I'll be happier to post those photos in a day or two.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wardrobe Newbies: Navy Handbag, Red Pants, Scarf

I was so glad to find this solid color navy bag.  I know I'll get a lot of use out of it.
John and I were meeting his sister for lunch.  Before we left I changed out of these red flip flop sandals and opted for some red wedge heeled sandals instead.
I've purchased 2 new pair of red pants in the recent months.  I think this may be a first time wear for these.  It's also the first outing for the scarf.

Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Red Pants $4.47 JM Collection
Gold Shimmery Shell
Navy Waterfall Cardigan $7.25 Chelsea & Theodore
Scarf $4.20
Navy Purse $7.38 Liz Claiborne

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Black and White Animal Print + Pearls

As I've previously mentioned....I really hit the jackpot on pants the last few months.  I normally rarely find pants I like, but all of a sudden was finding them like crazy.  This is the first time to wear these black ones.

 I bought the animal print sleeveless top in April of 2013, but it's one of my favorites...with the slinky fabric that I love.
It's very unusual for me to wear so many unthrifted items...but the cardigan, animal print top, and handbag are all from Ross.
Wish I had these wedged platform sandals in every color.  They're soooo comfortable.
Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Black Pants $0.97 Atelier Luxe
Black/White Pearl Bracelet $1.40
Wedged Sandals $6.99 Unisa

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Animal Print Top $8.99 Sere Nada New York = Ross
Black Cardigan $9.99 JKLA California = Ross
Purse $14.99 Koltov Collection = Ross

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Coral, Navy, Gray + Faux Bun

This new top is now one of my favorites.  It's simple, but is made of a slinky fabric I like and feels good to wear against my skin.  It has a tiny elastic around the waist with a tie.  I normally do not like that type of elasticized waistband on me, but this is an exception.

I wore it with my navy waterfall cardigan and navy sandals.  I'll be glad when we have a few days warm enough to wear it without the cardigan...but we don't get a whole lot of those.

My hair is no longer long enough to create a big "messy bun" so I wrapped a scarf up into it to make a faux bun.  I quite liked it and will look for other scarves in my collection to do this hairstyle with again.  This scarf was in a different pattern, but had the same color palette as the rest of my outfit with navy and coral colors.

Linking up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday.
 Thrifted Items: (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
Gray Skinny Jeans $5.60 Metro Blues
Coral/Navy Top $7.38 Lavish
Navy Cardigan $7.25 Chelsea & Theodore
Scarf $1.40
Necklace $4.99
Purse $6.40 Sag Harbor
Sandals $5.60 Donna Lawrence

Thursday, June 12, 2014

China Blue Paisley

A first time wear for both the paisley sleeveless top and the cardigan.  I thought this shade of blue was a pretty color.  The top was under $2!  I bought this cardigan back in January and have fallen totally in love.  I've planned so many outfits with it already.  Now I just have to find time to wear them. ha
I paired the blue with white (and silver) for a fresh look.

 Thrifted Items:  (Value Village and/or Goodwill)
White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt (I'm wearing these to death, I know, ha)
Paisley Top $1.71 Jones New York
Cardigan $5.99 Nie+Zoe
White Purse $7.79 Liz Claiborne (new w/tags)
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Silver Sandals = Sketchers
Earrings = gifted from mother

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Another Paris Themed Tee

This is my 2nd "Paris" themed top I've thrifted over the last few months.  You can't see it too well, but the word "Paris" is spelled out in yellow letters and it has the Eiffel Tower.  I'm not loving the bottom part of the top like I thought I would, but I do like the shirt I think I will cut the longer sides off  to make it straight across at the bottom instead.
The fabric on this top is really thin so I will be able to push the sleeves up a bit and wear it all throughout the summer.

Thrifted Items:
Lilac Jeans $6 Gap
Paris Top $4.20 Katina Marie
Earrings and Bracelet (bought at different times, but look like they're a matched set)
Purse $5.60 Relic
Sandals $4.90 Nine West