Unlock the Red

I was debating about boycotting posting anything red for this month in retaliation of Valentine’s Day, but then I’d just be that person. Instead, I’m going to set aside my feelings of this holiday and “Unlock the Red”. Okay, okay, I’m not really against the holiday, but I’m not one of those “OMG I need a Valentine” or the “I hate S.A.D.” girls either. Oh wait, but did I just admit that I am by denying it? Oh shoot.

Anyways, I found this top at Goodwill and thought the lock pattern was cute. It is definitely on the border of a type of pattern that my students might be caught wearing, but I think pairing it with an “adult” looking jacket, skinny jeans, and heels make it appropriate for a high-school-looking-but-really-the-teacher 23 year-old woman.

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Blouse
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Daily Look $20 // Banana Republic $70

Jacket
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: H&M $25 // Anthropologie $80

Pants
Wearing: Gap $49

Shoes
Wearing: Gold Cutout Pointed Pumps c/o LuLu*s $23

Necklaces
Wearing: Just My Typewriter c/o Lulu*s
and Forever 21 (Similar $7)

Have a happy Monday!

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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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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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Don’t forget to follow on BlogLovin’!

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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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Here comes 2014

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas full of love and joy! Now your brain probably automatically flipped to NEW YEAR’s mode already, so this Thrift Style Thursday post is going to kick start off that ringing in the new year mood!

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Dress: Thrifted // Necklace: Talbots // Shoes: Thrifted

Have I told you that I absolutely love thrift shopping? I mean, come on. I purchased this vintage dress for a measly $5! You can’t beat that! However, I do wish that I found something more shiny, but oh well! Go to your local thrift store to see if you can find yourself a vintage beauty.

If you don’t find one, and you need something quick, here are my suggestions.

TopShop $15 // Forever 21 $27.80 // Express $49 // Urban Outfitters $85 // Lulu’s $111

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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