Monthly Archives: October 2013

thrift style thursday – happy halloween!

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I didn’t have a clue what to wear until I realized that my photographer friend Rachel’s Gatsby photoshoot was this weekend and that I could use Halloween to test out hair, makeup, and outfits. Also, we found out that 2 of our models couldn’t make it, so I have to fill in as a model, which will be fun but scary!

So, here I am, all dressed up as a flapper, fancy 1920s lady for my work Halloween contest. I didn’t win like last year (our group costume won 2nd place) but that’s ok because I had a great time. By the way, styling long hair like this (finger waves) is a LOT harder than it looks. The make up wasn’t too bad, I even penciled in my eyebrows to make them appear longer and thinner.


Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew:

Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Zhenya Being Zhenya
Martyna at Spoolish

Costume Details:
Dress: J crew factory ruffled dress, thrifted $14 (it was new with tags!)
Lace + fringe overlay thing: thrifted $5
Fur Coat: Borrowed from my mother in law
Shoes: Naturalizer t-straps, old
Long Beaded fringe necklace: auction
Gloves: Borrowed from my mother in law
Earrings: Forever 21, old
Headpiece with feather: made by me from scraps and feathers
Lace Pantyhose: Anne Klein, Marshalls $10 for a pack of 2 [these are really cheaply made, I would not recommend them]


warm weather again!?

The weather here in NC is back to being its temperamental self so we go from chilly to warm and sunny in the mid 70s in the same week. So I took advantage of this and wore a few of my summery dresses that were neglected earlier this year.

I also wore a jacket with my dress so that when the weather warmed up in the afternoon, I could shed a layer easily! And here are my JustFab booties again, they’ve been getting so much wear lately!

IMG_1946 IMG_1944 IMG_1940 IMG_1939Hope everyone’s having a great day! Are you all ready for Halloween tomorrow?! Today was our work Halloween costume contest so I came in full garb (photos tomorrow for Thrift Style Thursday!).


Outfit Details:
Dress: AGB floral print sheath dress, salvation army store $4
Jacket: William Rast for Target, thrifted $4.59 (goodwill)
Necklace: Ann Taylor, consignment store $0
Shoes: JustFab Remington bootie, join HERE

leggings + boots

This is not a very exciting post, nor is it a very exciting outfit.

BUT, I finally got to wear my new Zara leggings and I got excited. I thought for a long time that curvy gals couldn’t wear leggings but I figured out that I could definitely pull them off with boots + a longer blouse/tunic + jacket or sweater.

Here goes…

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Hope everyone’s having a great Tuesday!


Outfit details:
Top: Bee Stitched blouse, thrifted $3.59
Sweater: Victoria’s Secret multi-way wrap sweater, old (I don’t think they sell it anymore)
Leggings: Zara, bought in Toronto (gift from my Dad)
Boots: Tomy Lama cowboy boots, old gift from my mom
Jewelry: Key necklace from art show

thrift style thursdays – grey!

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wearing the knitted scarf my friend Betsy made for me

thrift style thursday - wearing grey thrift style thursday - wearing grey thrift style thursday - wearing greyGrey (or Gray – I never know which spelling to use) is one of my favorite neutrals, so it is kind of a surprise to me that I don’t have more grey in my closet!

I really think you can wear grey with ANY color – here I decided to go with black/white/grey in the skirt and burgundy/oxblood jacket. I find that it works for warmer months accented with neons and pastels too.

What do you think of grey? Is it a part of your color palate?

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew:

Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Zhenya Being Zhenya
Martyna at Spoolish


Outfit Details
Tank: Banana republic, thrifted $3.59
Cardigan: The Limited, old
Jacket: Nautica velour jacket, thrifted $4.59
Skirt: Etcetera velour skirt, thrifted $4.59
Tights: really old, gift from mom
Shoes: Cole Haan loafers, hand me down
Scarf: made by friend
Necklace: Scene Stealer from Jewelmint

florals in the fall

Like many of you, I hate the idea of not wearing bright colors or summery florals during colder months.

Who says you can’t? Just add tights, leggings, a jacket, a scarf, or just boots for a fall twist on your favorite warm weather frocks. North Carolina has a very mild fall / winter so I like to wear some of my clothes throughout the year.

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I couldn’t resist another picture of my sweet orange tabby cat, Ulysses 🙂


Outfit Details:
Dress: New York & Company dress, consignment store ($0 with consignor credit)
Belt: Brighton belt, thrifted $2
Shoes: JustFab Remington bootie
Bangle: Thrifted, $2
Necklace: Ann Taylor necklace, consignment store ($0 with consignor credit)