denim rebel {a thrift style thursday post}

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I don’t think I’m generally a rebellious person, whether with fashion or otherwise. So with this week’s Thrift Style Thursday theme, I threw together all the denim I could into one outfit, and I think it turned out fairly good. I don’t usually wear a lot of denim on denim but I think in small doses, it’s ok.

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What do you think of denim on denim?

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 // Sheri at Confessions of a Refashionista // Martyna at Spoolish // Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali // Erika at Erika’s Style Diary // Beth at BethieTheBoo // Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn // Sarina from Nuttier than Nutella // Emmyfrom That Cheap Bitch
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Outfit Details:
Top: Chambray, thrifted $3.39
Jeans: Levis, thrifted $3.39
Sandals: Me Too, thrifted, $3.59
Necklace: Gift from my mom

thrift style thursday: inspired by India

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Hi friends, I had fun with this week’s Thrift Style Thursday, Influenced by India. I wore this cute tunic that I got from VS many years ago but that doesn’t get a lot of wear.

Check it out:
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Hope you liked it!

Outfit Details:
Tunic: Victoria’s Secret, old
Earrings: Gilt Groupe, old
Pants: NYDJ jeggings, $14 from ThredUp
Sandals: Sam Edelman, $2 thrifted
Belt: $2 thrifted

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TST 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 // Sheri at Confessions of a Refashionista // Martyna at Spoolish // Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali // Erika at Erika’s Style Diary // Beth at BethieTheBoo // Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn // Sarina from Nuttier than Nutella // Emmy from That Cheap Bitch

july 2014 fashion budget

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So it seems that July was a GREAT month for me, budget-wise. A combination of not buying a lot of stuff plus selling lots of stuff = YAY not spending a lot!

So here’s what I got in July:


1. Vintage Dooney & Bourke bag. OK, this bag was very expensive (for me) but I just love the bright blue color, plus you all know I’m a sucker for vintage leather goods. $115 (incl. shipping) from Poshmark.
2. Coach Janice’s Legacy bag, thrifted $13
3. Coach light green wallet, thrifted $8
4. Gap leather belt, thrifted $1
5. Herve Chapelier tote bag, Clothes Mentor $14
6. Liberty London for Target floral blouse, ebay for $16
7. Liberty London dress, consignment store for $10
8. Clarks sandals (so comfy!), consignment store for $18
9. Silver right, consignment for $13
10. [Not Pictured] 2 bras and a tank top from Nordstrom on sale, $105 … I really need some new bras.

=SUBTOTAL $313
-Selling $75 worth of clothes at Clothes Mentor and $200 in consignments

=TOTAL (after selling clothes and consignment credits) $38

Ok so here’s the deal though, we just bought a new car since I gave my mom my old car to take to California with her when she moves there for her new job. But as you can imagine, having a car payment after many years of not having one means extra expenses. Plus I’d love to save up for a new couch. That means that I’m taking my monthly fashion budget from approx. $100 per month down to $25. My plan is to use this money to put toward the car payment or the new couch.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed my July budget breakdown. Now it’s time for YOU to spill the beans….how was your July???

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.

 

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