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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

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Faux Fur

Happy Thrift Style Thursday! Today’s theme — Faux Fur.

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Vest: Thrifted // Shirt: Free People (Thrifted) – Similar // Pants: Gap – Similar // Shoes: J. Crew – Similar // Necklace: LOFT

Now, if you’re out of luck and can’t seem to find a furry treasure at your local thrift store for a mere $10, here are some store-bought options 🙂

H&M $20 // Forever 21 $47 // Daily Look $80

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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

The Maxi

Who says you can’t wear a maxi skirt during the winter? You know me, always going against a current. 🙂

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Top: Gap – Similar // Cardigan: Anthropologie – Similar // Skirt: Thrifted – Similar // Necklace: Talbots – Similar

Here’s the inside scoop: maxi skirts make me feel like a princess — especially this one because it flows with the wind, twirls when I twirl, and I can curtsy in it. Yes, absolutely perfect. Hey, every girl needs to have a twirl-able skirt! Don’t judge.

Maxi Skirt Tips:
1. Make sure that the slip underneath is long enough. Maybe it’s just my conservative taste, but I think that the short slip with a see-through long skirt is a bit inappropriate in my opinion. Oh well, everyone’s entitled, right?
2. To make it a more fall/winter look, pair it up with ankle boots!

The Modern Polka Dot

I’ve not been one to wear polka dots, but that was the theme chosen today for Thrifty Thursdays. So here’s my modern take on the classic pattern.

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Blouse: Thrifted – Option  // Blazer: Urban – Similar  // Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Anthropologie – Similar {Sale!} // Earrings: Vintage from my Mom

The blouse is comprised of dots, but they’re more abstract with a little extra detailing and so they’re not the traditional pattern you usually see. Makes it a little special, don’t you think?

Check out the other fellow Thrifty Thursday Bloggers out there!

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

Winter Lace

I’m all about the juxtaposition of putting cold weather together with lace, especially for the holiday season. Today’s Thrifty Thursday post is comprised of wonderful finds from our local Savers and Crossroads. Here’s my version of a casual holiday outfit.

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Dress: Thrifted – Similar // Boots: DSW – Similar  // Sweater: Thrifted – Similar // Scarf: P.O.K.O

Got a summer/spring dress that you still aren’t sick of wearing, despite the cold weather? THAT’S OK. Throw on a pair of black tights, a chunky sweater, a scarf, boots and you’re good to go!

And just to show you that I actually use the tips that I give out, here’s how I chose this dress.
1. Is this cute? DUH.
2. Will the shape fit and flatter my body type? Yes.
3. Good fabric/brand? Yes. It’s Ann Taylor.
4. Do I have other clothes to make this dress a multiple outfit phenomena? Yes.
5. Shall I buy it? YES.

Check out the other fellow Thrifty Thursday Bloggers out there. 🙂

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

Just a Tweed-bit

Back in the day, I thought tweed was just for my mother and grandmother. But then I grew up and realized that it’s still as fashionable as it was back then.

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Jacket: Gap – Similar // Jeans: Gap //  Shirt: Thrifted – Similar // Shoes: J-Crew

If you clicked on the above links, you may have noticed that the items are somewhat pricey. I just wanted to confirm that when I bought my clothes, they were all at least an additional 50% off. I’m going to have a post sometime later about smart shopping, but right now, let me tell you the true cost of this outfit.

Shirt: $2 (50% at Goodwill)
Jeans: $42 (40% off, A good investment because I wear them practically every day).
Jacket: $20 (Extra 40% at Gap)
Shoes: $40 (Extra 40% So comfortable that I can wear them all day while teaching)

Not too shabby for some easy mix-match quality items, don’t you agree?

New Yorker Wanna-be

Today, I wore this outfit and a student came up to me and said that I looked like I was from New York. You may or may not agree, but I’ll take it.

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Trench: Thrifted –  Similar // Top: Urban – Similar // Jeans: Gap
 Shoes: Talbots – Similar

*Note: When your jacket is a little too big, roll up the sleeves, and use a costume pearl necklace around the two back buckle loops for a more tailored look. (Sorry, there’s no picture of it, but here’s an example from ConnnieTang)

So this is my first official Thrifty Thursday post! Some other bloggers graciously added me to their #ThriftStyleThursday crew. Hmm, I’m just realizing that the criteria was for the entire outfit to be thrifted. OOPS. At least I followed the thrifted coat theme. I’ll do better next time girls.

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