Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New Cherry Red Necklace and Leopard Sweater

The necklace and short sleeved sweater I've never worn before.  I found the necklace for a quarter!  I really like the red color in it.  I realized, after seeing these photos, that I should have draped the necklace over the leopard top, but inside the cardigan.  Fashion faux pas.  I make plenty of them. :)  That's one reason I have this blog.  If I weren't taking photos of my outfits then I'd probably just be clueless of these things.  At least now I can try and avoid that particular mistake again.

Black Ankle Pants $9.97 Atelier Luxe
Animal Print Sweater $1.88 Liz Claiborne
Necklace .25 cents
Purse $8 Fossil
Sandals $6.99 Naturalizer
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Black Cardigan $9.99 JKLA California - Ross

Sunday, September 28, 2014

New Maxi Skirt For A Sunday Brunch

I wore this last week to a Sunday brunch with a few of my employers/co-workers.
It's very rare these days that I buy clothes that are not thrifted, but I bought this skirt at Marshall's.  However, it was on clearance for $15...which is more than I'd spend on a thrifted skirt, but I just never find maxi's at the thrift store.  I felt this would be a nice neutral addition to my core wardrobe pieces.  I will be able to wear it all year round.  I'm thinking it will look cute with a pair of my new suede look ankle boots and a chunky cardigan.

 Shimmery Brown Tank $2.99 Isaac Mizrahi for Target
Cardigan $7 h.i.p.
Purse $13 Nine West
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Maxi Skirt $15 Max Studio - Marshall's
Large Gold Hoop Earrings - old
Necklace $1.26 - ebay
Gold Bangle Set $5.48 - Walmart

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Chambray and Floral

Worn for a casual lunch out and a drive with sweet hubby.  He also stopped so that I could run in an out of town Goodwill I never go to....  where I scored my 2nd pair of suede-like ankle boots, an oversized gray cardigan and a couple of fabulous jewelry pieces.  Will be showing you all of these later. :)

Floral Pants $3 Brooks Brothers
Chambray Button Down Top $7 Banana Republic
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Brown/Blue Flip Flops - seaside shop San Diego

Friday, September 26, 2014

Straw Weave Bangle

Beige Jeans $3.99 Style & Co.
Printed Tee $3.50 Jamaica Bay
Cardigan $6.80 Jeanne Pierre
Straw Weave Bangle .99 cents
Nude Purse $4.90 Monet
Yellow Sandals $3.99 Covington
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Necklace $5.59 ebay

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Charcoal Grays and Fringe

I'm not a huge fan of the fringe trend for myself this fall, but I don't mind a bit of fringe on my scarves. :)
I know this scarf will work well with many of my other fall neutral pieces and so will be on definite repeat wear over the next several months.

White Ankle Pants $5.99 J.Crew
Charcoal Tank Top $3.99 Halogen
Charcoal Cardigan $4.19 Halogen
Scarf $6.80
Purse $8 Fossil
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Gray-Blue/Silver Necklace $5.25 ebay

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Floral

Ankle Pants $4 Talbots
Jacket/Top w/Tie and Pockets $5.60 Clio
Floral Scarf $1.29
Purse $10.52 Harve Benard
Sandals $5.60 Etienne Aigner
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Bracelet $8.80 Forever 21

Monday, September 22, 2014

New Suede Ankle Boots

More fall wardrobe newbies!  I was so thrilled to find these taupe suede ankle boots when I quickly ran into Goodwill for a vase.  Hubby was patiently waiting in the car with his book.  I made a mad dash around the store and found these fabulous boots (that had been on my wish list) and also a 2nd cognac colored purse that I could not pass up...even though I had recently purchased another one in similar color.  But hubby understood and pointed out that they are slightly different colors and the styles are different so....there is good reason to need them both. haha
So much for my warbling on about becoming more of a minimalist.  I am apparently not yet ready. LOL  It feels like an evolution of sorts.  Could take thousands of years.....  :) 
When I was looking at boots such as these on retail I was noticing that some of the styles sold are dirtied up on the toe....like they've been water stained and worn.  I find this a funny trend, but a welcome one.  Now you don't have to worry so much about something looking a bit worn or scuffed.  It's the style!! haha
These boots had a slight discoloration mark on one side, but I don't care.  As a vlogger I watch declares "It gives it character."  
More pluses for these boots are that they were a good price, felt comfortable, and were exactly the color I had wanted.  They also have a wide, substantial heel that is really very close to being a wedge.  So even though they are higher than I usually wear, I think they'll be okay since it's not a skinny heel.
I'm having lots of fun with fall fashions and accessories!  How about you?  Any favorite pieces or trends you especially favor this year?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

OOTD: Nudes and Neutrals

White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
White Tee 
Tan Buttoned Top $4 J.Jill
Bracelet .91 cents
Nude Purse $4.90 Monet
Sandals $5.99 Naturalizer
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Dragonfly Necklace $16.50 Oregon shop

Friday, September 19, 2014

Transitional Sweater

Another sweater that can be layered in colder months.

Black Jeans $2.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Sweater $2.81 effeci
Necklace $2.58
Purse $13 Nine West
Cognac Wedge Sandals $6.80 Ann Taylor
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Braided Belt $4.99 Ross 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

OOTD: Animal Print Blouse + New Accessories

The silver necklace I purchased from ebay and the black/silver one I picked up while thrifting.  I'm very happy with them both.
Actually, the silver one is meant to be worn on the other side where it's shinier and has rhinestones.  I chose to wear it with the back side facing forward this day.  It's a duller finish and no rhinestones.
There is one thing that bugged me about the black/silver necklace.  It's intentionally not symmetrical.  All day I was adjusting to at least keep these three bottom pieces in this position.  I really don't know why I bothered. haha
Black Jeans $2.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Blouse $1.50 Le Caviar
Black/Silver Necklace 2.63
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Silver Necklace $1.87 ebay
Purse $14.99 Koltov Collection = Ross
Sandals $20 Marshall's

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

OOTD: Knotted Navy

Navy Pants $5.99 Dockers
Navy Print Top $5.60
Navy/White Floral Scarf .70 cents
Navy Purse $7.38 Liz Claiborne
Navy Sandals $6.80 east 5th

Monday, September 15, 2014

OOTD: Gray Knit Sweater

I'm really happy with this new gray sweater.  I'll be able to wear it in much colder weather by adding a long sleeved layer underneath.  I like that I'm able to wear it now though too...as we're just heading into fall.  It's of a substantial weight and has a cute large button detail across one sleeve.
I'm also crazy about this new red/gold link necklace.  I got one in green also.  They both came with matching earrings.
Hope you all have a wonderful week. :)

White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Gray Sweater $7.24 Tommy Hilfiger
Red Purse $6 Aldo
Sandals $4.90 Nine & Co.
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Red/Gold Link Necklace w/Earrings $6.99 ebay
Gold Bracelet $5.99 Rite Aid

Saturday, September 13, 2014

A New Season...

Adding in beautiful cognacs, browns, and blacks to round out my fall/winter wardrobe.
I found these pieces on my latest thrifting trip.  I love when I randomly pick up things that work so well together.

Ankle Boots $3.75 Franco Sarto
Scarf $2.23
Handbag $3 Kelly & Katie