Down East & Thrifting -Part 3

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Welcome to part three of my Down East and Thrifting series! In case you didn’t know, I did a Down East Haul post a while back, and I’m showcasing my finds. Today, I amΒ doing jeans and casual wear. And yes… brr! Snow is beautiful, but oh so cold… πŸ™‚ I’m doing my best to focus on the beauty this winter.

I love cropped jeans -I think they are a lot more flattering than capris! For this picture, I just rolled up a pair of my regular cut off jeans. These are a bit too big, so I put on a blue belt. Pardon the random pole by the tree. We can just pretend I’m tap dancing. Β πŸ™‚

My Outfit Deconstructed:

  • Brown Long-Sleeve Layering Tee: $3, New (Down East haul)
  • Pink Sweater Vest: Part of $1 Bag, Thrifted (Field Gear)
  • Jeans: Part of $2, Yard Sale (Black House White Market)
  • Blue Skinny Belt: $2, Thrifted
  • Red Flats: $5, New (Rue 21)
  • Pearls (Part of 3 piece set): $8, Thrifted

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This outfit is pretty simple. It’s purple with a lot of black, but sometimes you just need a simple outfit. πŸ™‚ The black boots help step it up a bit though. I also wear a lot of cardigans, because you know… North Dakota is cold… πŸ™‚

My Outfit Deconstructed:

  • Black Skinny Pants: $8, Thrifted (Target)
  • Black High Heeled Boots: $5, Thrifted
  • Black Cardigan: $2, Thrifted (Ambience Apparel)
  • Purple Layering Tee: $3, New (Down East Haul)

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I love this outfit. Again, cardigans are great in cold weather! I wear lots of layers. πŸ™‚ Here, I have the same pair of jeans that I wore previously, and the blue belt is hiding underneath my shirt. I love this purple cable knit cardigan, especially the satin edge. I’m also wearing leopard print flats, but they’re covered up by the snow. Let me tell you, my feet were red when I hopped back inside!

My Outfit Deconstructed:

  • Purple Cardigan: $4, Thrifted (Old Navy)
  • Egyptian Necklace: $5, New (Rue 21)
  • Brown Layering Tee: $3, New (Down East Haul)
  • Jeans: Part of $2 Bag Sale, Yard Sale (White House Black Market)
  • Leopard Print Flats: $10, New (Payless Shoes)

Which one is your favorite? πŸ™‚ Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

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Down East & Thrifting -Part 2

 

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Yesterday was the slacks edition, and today is all about skirts! I’m really having fun showing off my pieces from the Down East Haul, as well as my thrift store finds. πŸ™‚ And yes, it is very, very cold outside. πŸ™‚

I think this outfit is a fun look! I love how the white skirt matches the snow. I found this really neat leather jacket at the Seeds of Hope $1 bag sale, and I fell in love with it. I’m so glad it fit when I got home!

My Outfit Deconstructed:

  • Brown Leather Jacket: Part of $1 Bag, Thrifted (YMI)
  • Green and Blue Striped Shirt: $5, Thrifted (Target)
  • White Summer Skirt: $5, New (Down East haul)
  • Brown Boots: $8 Thrifted
  • Pearl Necklace: $3, Thrifted (This necklace has shown up so many times on my blog!)

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This outfit is a little better for North Dakota. The midi length helps to keep me warm, and I rather like the china blue pattern to it. I paired it with red flats and a yellow shirt, but the navy jacket helps to tonE it down a bit. This jacket was also found at the $1 bag sale. πŸ™‚

My Outfit Deconstructed

  • Yellow Layering Tee: $3, New, (Down East Haul)
  • Navy Jacket: Part of $1 Bag Sale, Thrifted (Vanity)
  • Red Ballet Flats: $5, New (Rue 21)
  • Blue Midi Skirt: Part of $1 Bag Sale, Thrifted (Worthington)

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Now, I love this outfit! That little black satin shirt is one of my first thrift store finds ever. I found it when I was clothes shopping in preparation for college. Although it is almost 10 years old, it’s still in great shape! I also thought the purple tights and bright necklace as a fun addition to the all black outfit. πŸ™‚

My Outfit Deconstructed

  • Black Satin Shirt: $4, Thrifted (Express)
  • Black Sparkly Pencil Skirt: $5, New (Down East haul)
  • Fashion Statement Necklace: Gifted by my awesome coworker Jane! (Charming Charlie)
  • Purple Tights: $4, New (Kroger Supermarket)
  • Black Pumps: $3 New (Comfort Plus)

Which one is your favorite! You can leave a comment below!

My First Re-Fashion Post!

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I decided to do my first refashion post! In case you don’t know, refashioning is when you take an item of clothing and give it a new life. I decided to take a bright orange turtleneck sweater and turn it into a skirt!

I should have taken a before picture, but oh well. Basically, I cut off the sleeves, and sewed down the sides to make the skirt a little narrower. πŸ™‚ It was a pretty simple change, and I think it turned out well!

My Outfit Deconstructed:

  • Gray Sweater -Thrifted, Part of $1 Bag (George, Walmart)
  • Orange Turtleneck Turned Into Skirt -Thrifted, Part of $1 Bag (Maurices)
  • Brown Leather Boots -$8, Thrifted
  • Teal Tights -$2, Icing
  • Pearls – $3, Thrifted Β (I’ve had these pearls for forever… they’ve featured in several blog posts. πŸ™‚ )

Ben and I went to Orange Leaf, a frozen yogurt place for date night. I was very amused to find out that my skirt matched the restaurant. I should have taken a picture of Ben and me while we were there, but we were too busy enjoying our frozen yogurt. I got pistachio and blackberry! But here’s how the general set up looks. Don’t I match? πŸ™‚

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My Thrifted Christian Dior Blazer!

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There are some weeks that I have good finds at the thrift store, and there are some weeks that I hit the jackpot! This week, I went to Seeds of Hope during their Free Friday Digger’s Sale, and found this little gem tossed aside in one of the bins. I couldn’t believe my luck! I quickly tried it on the room, determined it fit okay, and brought it home. It ended up looking even cuter than I thought I would! That same day, I also managed to find a cashmere sweater and a knock-off Gucci purse. I got it all for under $20! It was such a good thrifting day!

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My Outfit Deconstructed:

  • Green Cashmere Sweater: $5 Thrifted
  • Blazer: Free! Thrifted (Christian Dior)
  • Purse: $15 Thrifted (Fake Gucci)
  • Pants: $8 Thrifted (Target)
  • Heels: $3 Thrifted (Comfort Plus)

This is a huge part of why I thrift. Not only does it help keep clothing out of landfills, and money in my pocket -I can find really cute stuff if I dig hard enough. I find something thrilling about sifting through piles of clothing and finding beautiful items. It part adventure, part meditation.