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Thrift Style Thursday: Laid Back

This outfit is probably not the typical laid back look, but let me tell you something…it definitely FEELS laid back. There are no restrictions on the movement of my limbs whatsoever. Yes, I can probably do a cartwheel in this outfit (if I knew how to cartwheel), and yes I can stretch out my arms as wide as possible to show you how much I appreciate you reading my blog. 🙂

That right there, my friends, is one comfortable outfit.

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Blouse
Wearing: Thrifted @ Savers
My Picks: Asos $65 // Madewell $75

Skirt
Wearing: Thrifted @ Crossroads
My Pick: Dorothy Perkins $44 but extra 25% right now!

Bracelet
Wearing: Juicy Couture
My Picks: LuLu*s $12 // Juicy Couture $68 (extra 40% off!)

Necklaces
Wearing: Thrifted, Vintage, and Anthropologie

Purse
Adele Satchel c/o Ora Delphine

There is only 4 days left to enter the Ora Delphine Giveaway for your chance to win a Maddy Mini Wristlet! Click here! Don’t miss your chance!

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Don’t forget to check out the other TST bloggers and their Laid Back Outfit!

 Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Megan // Eclecticity
Confessions of a Refashionista!
Jacki & Lesli // Sistas from Cali

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Full Throttle

Thrift Style Thursday : Movie Inspired

When I sit down to watch Charlie’s Angels (the movie and/or series), two thoughts come into my head:
1. I wish I could kick butt like that.
2. I wish I had a dress like that.

Number 1 is still in the works, but I can officially say that I accomplished the latter. 🙂

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Dress:
Wearing: Thrifted ($6 at Savers!!!! )
My Picks: ASOS $28 // House of Fraser $45 // Flannels $200

Necklace:
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: Anthropologie $58

Ring
Wearing: Thrifted
Etsy Suggestions!

Shoes
c/o Lulu*s (Similar)

Clutch
Wearing: no clue Ha
My Pick: Lulu*s $39


How to get the Charlie’s Angels Look:
1. A dress that hugs the curves
2. Heels
3. Confidence

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Check out the other Thrift Style Thursday bloggers!

 Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Megan // Eclecticity
Confessions of a Refashionista!

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Grey and Simple

Thrift Style Thursday : Favorite Pick

Well, I just thrifted this and so I don’t think I would consider it my favorite yet, but I do REALLY like this dress so I just HAD to style it for this week. It’s just a simple grey knit dress and I just wanted to keep it just that. Threw on a sweater, tights, and boots because it was cold and added a touch of bling to dress it up a bit. Simply comfortable.

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Dress
Wearing: Thrifted Banana Republic
My Picks: H&M $25 // Madewell $148

Sweater
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Forever 21 $30 // Urban Outfitters $79

Boots
Wearing: DSW
My Picks: Zappos $185 // Frye $367

Necklace
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks:  Buckle $26 // Anthropologie $58

By the way, I had a momentary laps of wanting to chop off my hair today. Phew, didn’t go through with it. 🙂 Instead of making a hair change, I decided to go with the lip color which was an easier adjustment and less of a commitment.

Check out the other Thrift Style Thursday Gals and their favorite picks!

 Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Megan // Eclecticity
Confessions of a Refashionista!

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“Who’s that girl…”

It’s Thrift Style Thursday and the theme is…..CELEBRITY INSPIRED!

I’ve always been a fan of Zooey Deschanel, from her acting and quirkiness, to her hipster but feminine style. I’ve been told numerous times that I am the Asian version of ZD. But I will let you decide.

Because I have nothing else better to do, here’s a list of why ZD and I are similar:

1. We both have dark, long, and thick hair.
2. Our glasses make us look hipster.
3. We both sing what we say.
4. I’m a handbell PRO.
5. I am a teacher (ZD plays a teacher on her show)
6. We both love the “Anthropologie” look.
7. Awkwardness may be involved.

Okay, so most of these are technically represented by her character, Jess, on the show. But for some reason, I have this inkling that Jess and ZD are one and the same.

So I’ve noticed that ZD is all about the A-line shape. So as I was rummaging through my aunt’s “don’t want this anymore” pile, I stumbled across this awesome sweater dress that totally reminded me of ZD. Pair it with a nice belt, cardigan, and my RayBans and you’ve got the look! And yes, technically I did not get this at a thrift store, but as my friend Kristi of Alligator Toe would say…it’s pre-thrifting. 🙂

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Dress
Wearing: Pre-thrifted from my aunt (old Anthropologie)
My Picks: Urban Outfitters $40 // Anthropologie $178

Cardigan
Wearing: Thrifted J.Crew
My Picks:  J. Crew $30 // Lulu*s $38

Belt
Wearing: Anthropologie
My picks: Nordstrom $44 // Anthropologie $48

Shoes
Wearing: Anthropologie
My PicksOld Navy $26.04 $25.00  // Urban Outfitters $70  $40

Who’s that girl? … It’s Alex! 😛

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Check out the other Thrift Style Thursday girls to see their Celebrity Inspired look!

And please welcome our new addition to the group: Confessions of a Refashionista!

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Megan // Eclecticity

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Winter White

Ah finally, a new outfit after a week and a half of craziness!

This week’s  Thrift Style Thursday theme is Winter White hence my struggling attempt to keep with the light color palette. This dress was originally attended for last year’s nautical themed family reunion, but of course I changed my mind and haven’t taken this number out since. Now seemed like a good time to! Pair it with a sweater and boots, and you’ve got a winter look!

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Dress
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Forever 21  $27 //  Urban Outfitters $69

Sweater
Wearing: H&M
My Picks: Nordstrom $21 // H&M $34 // Daily Look $69

Booties
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Nordstrom Rack $69 // Zappos $95 //  Anthropologie $229

Belt
Wearing: Francesca’s
(This style of belt is hard to find!)

Necklace
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: H&M $15  //  JewelMint $38

Since it’s been such a while since I’ve actually written a lot on a blog post, here are some snippets of my life currently:

1. Spilled coffee on my white dress which I luckily was able to get it out before I headed off to work.

2. My students discovered my blog and jokes about my lengthy list of hashtags has become the norm.

3. I have a pile of quiz corrections to grade that I’m dreading.

4. I have a big red pimple located right in-between the eyes.

5. My students got me addicted to the game Flappy Bird (My score currently is 1. And no, it’s not one of those games where the lowest score wins.)

6. Learned that no one uses Facebook anymore, according to my students. Prove them wrong by liking my Facebook page!

Yes, I learn a lot from my students.

So, how have you all been? 🙂

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Don’t forget to check out the other Thrift Style Thursday bloggers!

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Megan // Eclecticity

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Denim and Stripes

Thrift Style Thursday: The Maxi Skirt

I already had a post about a thrifted maxi skirt {The Maxi}, but good thing I remembered that I thrifted this number a year or two ago. My favorite part is that it’s super comfortable! I can wear maxi skirts or dresses all day long! Today was kind of a lazy day, good thing this skirt is easy to pair up with anything. Just throw on a chambray, some jewelry, put up that messy bed hair, and out the door. {Have you noticed my tendency of just throwing things on? Sorry to let out the secret that I don’t plan out my outfits the night before. 😛 }

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Chambray
Wearing: Madewell – Same but different wash –> Saltstone Wash $88
My Picks: Old Navy $15  // Daily Look $44.95

Skirt
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Target $24.99 // Zappos $70

Necklace
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: J.Crew Factory SALE $29.50 // or $34.50

Flats
Wearing: J.Crew SALE $59.50
{Absolutely the most comfortable flats ever! My favorite part is that it has a slight hidden wedge so you’re not completely flat on the ground.} 

Jewelry: A mixture of thrifted and handmade finds

Watch: Michele

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Check out the other Thrift Style Thursday bloggers:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Megan // Eclecticity

Sweet Leather

Thrift Style Thursday // Leather

For some reason, I always imagined the leather jacket (or faux in this case) paired up with pants, or jeans, and maybe even a motorcycle to create a fierce and tough look. But being the super girly girl that I am, I wanted to see if it would work with a super feminine dress to turn the outfit from being fierce and tough to soft and sweet.

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Dress
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: Old Navy $34.94 $23.97  // Lulu*s $47 // Urban Outfitters $98

Leatherette Jacket 
Wearing: Thrifted from Crossroads
My Picks:  Forever 21 $44.80  // DailyLook $59.99 // Nordstrom $78

Boots
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks:    Old Navy $44.94 // Macy’s $75.00 $59.99

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I have been debating whether or not to announce this to the world, but one of my New Year’s Resolution is to not by anything new this year (Well, my first checkpoint and goal is to make it till my birthday in April. I have to be realistic right?). I’ve decided to do this because I’ve got a major case of the travel bug, and in order to satisfy this inkling of mine, I need to save as much money as possible. Maybe announcing this will help keep myself accountable. Here’s what I’m doing…

1. Only buying thrifted/used items if necessary.
2. Borrow, borrow, borrow
3. Go through my aunt’s closet for hand-me-downs
4. Accepting merchandise to promote

Want to join me?

Thanks for Patrice, from Looking Fly on a Dime, for the inspiration, and Zhenya for the push to put it on my blog because she’s doing it too! 🙂

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Check out the other Thrift Style Thursday bloggers:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi of Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine of The Two Cent Chic
Nout at Sandpaper Kisses
Brandi at The Fair Trade Fashionistas

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