Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black Friday Shopping Sneak Peak

I only went to Goodwill yesterday...with the intent of making a quick trip in and out.  I really didn't need anything and didn't expect to find anything.  Boy, was I wrong.  That's how it goes when thrifting.  Sometimes I find too many things for my own good. haha  Below are some of my favorites.
This is a very bold striped trench ($8.98).  I thought it had a french look to it.
      A golden cardigan ($3.59).
I really love the skirt ($2.39) above.  It's in a black, cream, and olive colored flower and leaf print.  I'll be wearing it with a simple olive colored v-neck tee and black blazer this week.
 I also love this sleeveless cardigan ($5.99) with faux fur down the front.
 Pretty blue scarf ($2.39)
I thought this knee length denim jacket ($4.79) was so cute. 
 I'll be wearing this red maxi skirt ($4.79) sometime this month.  This may actually be my Christmas be worn with brown sweater and boots.
Red knee length jacket ($7.79)
Oversized cardigan ($11.98).
 Shimmery black, gold, cream scarf ($2.39).

Plaid print trench in dark gray ($7.78).

Did you shop and find any goodies?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pre-Thanksgiving OOTD

This was worn on Monday, but I'm late in posting.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  Hoping all may find something to be thankful for this day.  :)

 Black Jeans $2.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Long Sleeved Tee $2.50
Sleeveless Cardigan $1.95 J.J. Basics
Scarf $2.23
Bracelet $2.58
Purse $3 Kelly & Katie
Ankle Boots $3.75 Franco Sarto

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

OOTD: Mushroom and Olive

Both the cardigan and loafers are new.  I liked the mushroom colored cardigan because of it's unique front design with pockets.  The olive loafers were purchased for their soft leather comfort.

Jeans $4.90 Gloria Vanderbilt
Long Sleeved Tee $3 Jones New York
Cardigan $3 Dress Barn
Loafers $6.84 Aerosoles

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Navy Blue Blazer

This navy blazer has not made an appearance in quite some time.  I cannot even remember the last time I may have worn it.  I seem to go through phases.  At one point I could not get enough of blazers and found them at such extraordinarily low prices when thrifting that I amassed a number of them.  I have since gotten rid of many and have a handful or so of this style remaining.  This season I have turned to cardigans as my layer of choice.  Although I am enjoying the switch to cardigans, it was nice to pull this piece out for a change.

Skirt $4.40 Sag Harbor
Sweater $6.63 Land's End
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Ankle Boots $19.99 Liz & Co.
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Necklace $6 via ebay

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Geometric Print Top With Oversized Cardigan

I had thrifted this top way back in April, but it had been in my closet with the tags still on.  I really like it paired with the cardigan.  Covering part of it up tones it down and makes the print not so overpowering.  I may still wear it on it's own someday too.

The shoes are Cole Haan and a great buy at only $4.  They have a small heel, are backless, and very comfortable.   I bought these in November 2012.
The necklace was a great find as well.  I love necklaces with circles (and links/loops).
Link up:  Visible Monday

Black Jeans $2.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Geometric Print Top $4.80 east 5th
Cardigan $12.16
Necklace $2.58
Purse $13 Nine West
Black Leather Slip on Loafers $4 Cole Haan

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Super Thrifty Earrings

I recently thrifted these light wood dangle earrings for only 53 cents.  I know I'll be wearing them quite a bit because they go with so many things. 

 Burgundy Jeans $2.80 Gloria Vanderbilt
Sweater $5.42 Great Northwest Indigo
Scarf $2.99
Earrings .53 cents
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Wedge Ankle Boots $19.99 Liz & Co.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wrapped In a Creamy White Scarf

White Jeans $8.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Blue Sweater $6.83 Eddie Bauer
Light Gray Cardigan $9.71 Mod Lusive
Scarf $4.85
Earrings $1.50
Dark Gray Purse $5.94 Alfred Dunner
Ankle Boots $14.97 ecote

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How a Cardigan Can Greatly Increase The Number of Outfits In Your Closet

Just as I was talking (here) about remixing and the potential to raise your outfit quotient with just a single scarf...the same thing can be said about a cardigan.  
I can't seem to get enough of this one.  It seems to go with so many things in my wardrobe.  I like wearing it in a more casual way with one of my favorite pairs of jeans and wedged ankle boots (as in this post), but I also liked it here dressing it up a bit more.
The light caramel hue goes well with things of color, but works equally well with neutrals such as black, browns, and grays.
This cardigan was a total steal at only $1.95!  I definitely hit the jackpot with this one.  It fits perfectly into my style vision and I've created numerous outfits by incorporating it....with more to come.  :)
Beige Jeans $3.99 Style & Co.
Blue Turtleneck $4.78 Bobbi Brooks
Striped Sweater $4.78 Southern Lady
Sleeveless Cardigan $1.95 J.J. Basics
Purse $5.99 Liz Claiborne
Wedged Ankle Boots $19.99 Liz & Co. 

Link Up:  Throw Back Thursday 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

OOTD: Tommy Hilfiger Sweater

Gray Jeans $4.99 Gloria Vanderbilt
Gray Long Sleeve Top $4.80 Lea Nicole
Gray Sweater $7.24 Tommy Hilfiger
Scarf $1.50
Silver Necklace $4.19
Antique Silver Engraved Bangle $3.99
Gray Purse $5.94 Alfred Dunner
Ankle Boots $14.97 ecote

Saturday, November 15, 2014

2 Leopards - 1 Leopard = 1 Leopard + Ballet Flats

After seeing these photos I decided on my black ballet flats instead and changed before leaving the house.  I was not happy with these two leopard prints together and the simple black worked much better.
There was just no last minute quick fix for me from the neck up though.  In that case, I give crop tool the command "Off with her head!".  haha
Black Jeans $2.50 Gloria Vanderbilt
Black Tee
Olive Cardigan w/Pockets $1.29 Mossimo
Leopard Scarf $7.99
Olive Purse $3
Leopard Print Flats $6.99 Bandolino
Black Ballet Flats $6.99 Limited

Friday, November 14, 2014

Remixing My Wardrobe Pieces And My Process For Doing It

None of these pieces are new.  I've worn this all before...but not in this combination.  It's fun to remix your wardrobe pieces and come up with new outfits.
I'm forever being inspired by other bloggers.  I get ideas from what I see (it may be from a color combination, a particular clothing item, etc.), I realize I have similar pieces in my closet, then I pull out the items and put together an outfit.  I'll photograph it for future reference.  I even make up folders by month and then drop these photos into the monthly folder in which I think I might like to wear that particular outfit.

I'm always tweaking and adjusting these folders...moving things around.  I have outfits planned for up to mid year 2015! ha  I think the planning and putting together of outfits is the most fun part of this little hobby of mine (besides the actual bargain hunting part).
I have a master folder that contains 0ver 900 outfits I've put together and photographed.  Yikes!  I try to discard some of my least favorites from time to time or ones which contain pieces I no longer own.  Many of the outfit combinations I have put together I've never even worn.  Some are planned for a future date and the others I always think I may get to.... someday.
You can create a ton of different outfits starting with just a single scarf.  And I have a multitude of those!   :)
Sweater $3.88 Old Navy
Scarf $2.91
Necklace $2.99
Black Boots $6.99
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Maxi Skirt $15 via Marshall's
Black Cardigan $9.99 JKLA via Ross
Purse $14.99 Koltov Collection