ohhh, shiny! {a thrift style thursday post}

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Hi friends!
I am so sorry that I’ve been pretty MIA lately. Things have been really busy with WORK WORK WORK, my mom going to NY and CA for job interviews (please wish her luck!!!!), lots of cooking (yay summer grilling), and general life stuff…

Anyway, this week’s TST I just could not miss. I am not one to wear a lot of metallic clothing so I went with OHH SHINY stuff such as my sequined cardigan, my metallic jelly flats, and my blingy necklace.

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Outfit Details:
Dress: Cynthia Rowley, Lovely hand-me-gift from Justine
Cardi: Ann Taylor, Thrifted (gift from mom)
Shoes: Melissa + Vivienne Westwood, Poshmark
Necklace: Jewelmint

Check out the rest of the TST gals:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali
Erika at Erika’s Style Diary
Beth at BethieTheBoo
Rachel at Rachel’s Lookbook
Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn

glamorous gothic {a thrift style sunday post}

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So I totally forgot to post this on Thursday. My bad, I guess life and work got in the way (as usual). This week’s theme was gothically gorgeous. I really didn’t know what that meant but I thought maybe wearing the color black and adding a little office chic to the outfit would work. Plus I wore heels for the first time in forever, yay! So here’s what I came up with:
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Outfit Details:
Top: White House Black Market, old
Pants: Lands End Canvas, old
Shoes: Cole Haan peep toe slingbacks, thrifted $10
Necklace: thrifted, $10
Cuff: Swarvoski

Ok well that’s it! I hope you like my take on glamorous, gothically gorgeous!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday gals:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali
Erika at Erika’s Style Diary
Beth at BethieTheBoo
Rachel at Rachel’s Lookbook
Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn

brightly colored {a belated thrift style thursday post}

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Hi friends! Happy 4th of July (America’s Birthday!). I hope you had a great day – I sure did enjoy spending this glorious day with my inlaws and my mom. I know this post is a day late…but here it is nonetheless. I adore bright colors but usually try them in smaller doses than with this outfit. However, I’ve been a fan of neon since the 80s so I enjoyed this week’s TST theme.

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Well, what do you think of neon?

Outfit Details:
Top: J.Crew neon t-shirt, thrifted $3.39
Skirt: Gap, about 10 years old!
Shoes: beloved Birkenstock sandals, over 6 years old
Necklace: Jewelmint

Don’t forget to check out the other TST gals!

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali
Erika at Erika’s Style Diary
Beth at BethieTheBoo
Rachel at Rachel’s Lookbook
Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn

june 2014 fashion budget

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Hi friends, another month has gone by and as usual, it’s time to see what I bought this month. This month’s theme seems to be vintage bags…I just can’t get enough of them. I also ended up with a REALY nice and REALLY expensive swimsuit, something that I would normally never splurge on but with my hubby’s support (he loves the pinup style), a coupon code, and NO willpower, I went for it!

Full disclosure…I did buy a few goods for the home this month, including some Pyrex for my collection (it’s getting slightly out of hand :))

Ok, so here’s what I got:
1. Sugar Doll Warhol polka dot bikini swimsuit in pink
=$90 after shipping & coupon code

2. Black vintage Coach bag
3. White & brown vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag
4. Wishbone zipper baggie
5. Fossil wallet (for my mom)
=thrifted for $18

6. Not Your Daughter’s Jeans grey jeggings
7. Not Your Daughter’s Jeans grey pants
8. Gap Khaki Skinny pants, olive green
= $23 after credits from ThredUp!

9. Old Navy navy and white blouse, thrifted for $1 after coupons
10. Tracy Negoshian 60s print dress, thrifted $18 (NWT!)
11. Skunk Funk crossbody bag, thrifted $4
12. Tiny vintage Coach purse,thrifted $7
13. Gap red military-inspired jacket, thrifted $10
14. Vintage Mulberry London (!!!!) mini crossbody bag, thrifted $25
15. Green and brown vintage Dooney and Bourke crossbody, thrifted $25

16. Birkenstock sandals, thrifted $10 (not pictured)

So all in all I definitely went over my budget (cute bikini, I blame this on you!!!)

=TOTAL $231

Ok friends, now it’s your turn to spill the beans! How did you do this month????

Oh and don’t forget to check out Franish! I’m linking up with her for this monthly series.

flower power {a thrift style thursday post}

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Florals are some of my favorite prints so I am super excited to show off ;)

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I hope you all like floral prints as much as I do!

Outfit details:
Dress: Liberty London for Target, thrifted $5
Cardigan: The Limited, old
Shoes: Sam Edelman, piperlime clearance
Nerd Glasses ;)

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday Crew:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali
Erika at Erika’s Style Diary
Beth at BethieTheBoo
Rachel at Rachel’s Lookbook
Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn

back to basics {a thrift style thursday post}

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Hi friends!

I am so happy about this week’s TST post: back to basics. My favorite wardrobe basics are color-based or article-based. I wore my favorite khaki skinnies, black tank top, kimono type jacket, coach crossbody, and birkenstocks.

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What are your favorite wardrobe basics?

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday Crew:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali
Erika at Erika’s Style Diary
Beth at BethieTheBoo
Rachel at Rachel’s Lookbook
Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn

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Top: Caslon (Nordstrom), thrifted $2-3?
Pants: Gap khaki skinnies, ThredUp ~$12
Jacket: Forever21+, Buffalo Exchange ~$8
Shoes: Birkenstock, old
Bag: Vintage coach, thrifted ~$5
Necklace: Jewelmint

link up the love

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Hi Friends,
Today I’m joining my friend Miche’s Link Up the Love tuesday link-up. It’s a great idea to spread some positivity in the world. From Miche: #LinkUpTheLove is pretty simple: just write something nice about someone on any form of social media and come back here and link it up! For more details, check out the original post here.

My Weekly Love:

To the sweet lady at Costco. My mother smiled at her (something she usually does), she thanked her genuinely for doing so. Maybe she was having a bad day or maybe she hadn’t felt welcome in a new town. Either way, it was unusual to receive thanks for a simple smile but it shoes my mom and I how much it meant to her. So, for that, my weekly love goes to a lady who needed a little extra smile, and smiled at my mom in return. I hope you’re day is wonderful and we hope to see you as Costco again soon! I try and smile at strangers that cross paths with me and from now on, I’ll keep in mind that sometimes a smile is more than just a smile.

Well, happy Tuesday to you all and I hope you join Miche’s #linkupthelove Tuesday posts and spread a little love + positivity in this world.

 

army chic + another ThredUp order!

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Hey friends, I wanted to share with you my new lovely Gap ‘army’ jacket and my lovely ThredUp pants. I found this lovely jacket at Goodwill last weekend. Yeah, it was $10, which is more than I like to spend at Goodwill on jackets but I’m so glad I did. I’m not sure how old or new it is but it’s in perfect condition with a really cool interior.

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Now onto the pants. I needed some pants that were more summer-y and I looked to ThredUp for great prices. I cannot get enough of ThredUp. I order 3 pairs of pants from them a few weeks ago and the prices just can’t be beat. I got 2 pairs of NYDJ grey khakis/jeggings and 1 pair of Gap khakis for summer. They were on average $15 each! I’d appreciate you using my referral code if you’re thinking of ordering from ThredUp – you get $10 off your first order!

I hope you liked my outfit!

xo,
Nout
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Outfit Details:
Jacket: Gap (RED) army-style jacket, thrifted $10
Top: Banana Republic, thrifted $3.39
Pants: NYDJ grey jeggings, ThredUp ~$15
Shoes: Lands End ballet flats, thrifted $5
Jewelry: Gifted from my mom

the mod squad goes 60s {a thrift style thursday post}

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What comes to mind when I think of Mod fashion are psychedelic prints, short short skirts, and lots of eyeliner! Not really my favorite decade for fashion but with my mom’s help, I actually found 2 dresses in my closet that kind of work. Yeah they’re super short and I would never leave the house exposing my legs that much but I had fun :)

Do you like ‘Mod’ fashion?

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Mod Thrift Style Thursday Crew:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali
Erika at Erika’s Style Diary
Beth at BethieTheBoo
Rachel at Rachel’s Lookbook
Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn

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Printed dress: Donna Morgan, thrifted
Black dress: New Directions, thrited
Sandals: Sam Edelman, Piperlime sale
Bag: Vintage, thrifted
Necklace: Vintage, ebay

Vivacious, Vibrant and Vintage-Inspired Outfit

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Vivacious and Vibrant and Vintage-Inspired

For ModCloth’s Uniquely You campaign, I created this Polyvore set/outfit around the Vivacious and Vibrant Dress in Noir. I was inspired by vintage-inspired elements such as the hat and the earrings, but also more modern elements such as the shoes and the handbag. I wanted to maintain a little vintage edge while at the same time injecting playfulness and whimsy into the outfit. The shoes are some of my absolute favorite shoes (Mel by Melissa) so of course I couldn’t resist adding them to this set. Basically, this outfit has some of my favorite thing: hearts, flowers, polka dots, bows, vintage-y flair, starts, and cute-ness!

Modcloth has so many cute dresses and accessories – they have something for every budget and even extended sizes, which is really great for us curvy gals.

What do you think? Hope you all like it. Happy wednesday – be sure to check my blog tomorrow for the (almost) weekly Thrift Style Thursday post!

Xo,

Nout

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