Monthly Archives: November 2013

thrift style thursday – HAPPY THANKSGIVING

happy thanksgiving and Hanukkah to my blog family (those who celebrate). thank you all for being my good friends – from the bottom of my heart.

today is Thrift Style Thursday too. Unfortunately, some wires got crossed and not all of the #TST crew is on the same page, theme-wise. Oh well, it doesn’t really matter, LOL.

Since I thought this Thursday we were doing a polka dot theme, I decided to share my new dotty dress 😉 It’s more of a summery dress- being white and pink and beige and all – but I decided to “winterfy” it with leggings, boots, and a black cardi (not pictured).

donna morgan polka dot dress \\ black leggings \\ black boots

donna morgan polka dot dress \\ black leggings \\ black boots donna morgan polka dot dress \\ black leggings \\ black boots

Hope you’re all having a WONDERFUL thanksgiving with friends, family, pets, etc 🙂 Oh and if you don’t celebrate thanksgiving, hope you’re having a great Thursday!

Check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday crew:

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Alex at Snippets With Alex
Brandi at Fair Trade Fashionistas

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Outfit Details:
Dress: Donna Morgan polka dot dress, thrifted $4.59
Leggings: old
Boots: Privo by Clarks boots, hand me downs
Necklace: jewelry store in Greensboro, $13.50

anniversary celebration

on this day 4 years ago, I married Wesley. We got married at the Hillsborough, NC courthouse and our ‘wedding’ unconventionality didn’t stop there – I wore a bright pink dress and Wesley’s “best man” was a woman!

We try and celebrate our special day but because of the timing, our anniversary usually falls on or around thanksgiving day. We got lucky this year that Thanksgiving is a bit later than usual, so on Friday we decided to go out 2 days early. We had a fantastic dinner date at the Angus Barn in Raleigh. It’s THE restaurant in the area if you’re celebrating.

here’s what I wore 😉 I really liked my outfit and wanted to share.

butter by nadia signature satin wrap dress  in cinnamon \\ ann taylor black cardigan \\ cole haan black pumps \\ talbots black patent clutch butter by nadia signature satin wrap dress  in cinnamon \\ ann taylor black cardigan \\ cole haan black pumps \\ talbots black patent clutch butter by nadia signature satin wrap dress  in cinnamon \\ ann taylor black cardigan \\ cole haan black pumps \\ talbots black patent clutch butter by nadia signature satin wrap dress  in cinnamon \\ ann taylor black cardigan \\ cole haan black pumps \\ talbots black patent clutch butter by nadia signature satin wrap dress  in cinnamon \\ ann taylor black cardigan \\ cole haan black pumps \\ talbots black patent clutch

we took a quick selfie before leaving home:

selfie

Angus barn is a huge restaurant! My favorite time to go is close to Christmas, they go all out decorating and I love it!

angus barn raleigh nc
our table was in a cozy corner
angus barn raleigh nc
posing next to the candy decorations
angus barn raleigh nc
one of the dining rooms decked out in christmas cheer
angus barn raleigh nc
they set up the famous christmas tree upside-down this year
angus barn raleigh nc
angus barn has a gun display in the lounge area
angus barn raleigh nc
upside-down christmas tree – how fun!

When you leave, they give you the recipe for their famous Angus Barn chocolate chess pie. Words cannot describe how delicious this pie is.

angus barn raleigh nc
angus barn chocolate chess pie recipe

and lastly, here’s a photo of our actual ‘wedding day’ at the magstrate’s office.

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THANK YOU for sharing this special day with me. Hope you all had a good weekend.

xo,

Nout

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Outfit details:
Dress: butter by nadia signature satin wrap dress in cinnamon, bought last year from ebay
Cardigan: ann taylor black cardigan, thrifted $3.59
Shoes: cole haan black pumps, consignment store
Bag: talbots black patent clutch, thrifted $3
Earrings: Catherine Popesco filigree earrings, gift from hubby
Bracelet: vintage crystal choker, was my grandmother’s

Baby it’s COLD outside! {thrift style thursday – coats}

Thrift-style-thursday-coats

So, here’s the deal. I love coats/jackets/trenchcoats/whatever. The problem is a. I live in NC and it doesn’t get THAT cold and 2. I am allergic to most wool.

My favorite type of coat is a classic structure peacoat of some sort, maybe something with a vintage flaire. Problem is most of them are WOOL – which is a no-no. So, when it gets really cold, I stick to “ski jackets” – ie. fleece jackets from Mountain Hardware, Northface, and Arcteryx. While these types of coats are very good for cold weather, they are NOT exactly “stylish”…

So, save for a few lighter jackets, all I can do in winter is look longingly at all of you wearing your wool peacoats and cashmere sweaters and sigh….

But here’s a jacket (I wouldn’t call it a coat because it’s mostly cotton and not really warm) that I love to wear when it gets a little chilly outside:

Ann Taylor jersey dress \\ vintage pearl tassel necklace \\ cole haan boots  \\ vintage style green coat \\ badgley mischka purple tote \\ white scarf Ann Taylor jersey dress \\ vintage pearl tassel necklace \\ cole haan boots  \\ vintage style green coat \\ badgley mischka purple tote \\ white scarf Ann Taylor jersey dress \\ vintage pearl tassel necklace \\ cole haan boots  \\ vintage style green coat \\ badgley mischka purple tote Ann Taylor jersey dress \\ vintage pearl tassel necklace \\ cole haan boots  \\ vintage style green coatI also wanted to share an awesome dress I found at the thrift store over the summer:

Ann Taylor jersey dress \\ vintage pearl tassel necklace \\ cole haan boots Ann Taylor jersey dress \\ vintage pearl tassel necklace \\ cole haan boots

Well, that’s it folks. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Thrift Style Thursday Crew: (I hope I didn’t miss anyone!!!)

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Kristi at Alligator Toe
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Alex at Snippets With Alex
Brandi at Fair Trade Fashionistas
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Outfit Details:
Dress: Ann Taylor navy jersey dress, thrifted $5.99
Coat/Jacket: Tweed? looking vintage collar coat, old, from a trip to Egypt (of all places)
Necklace: vintage faux pearl tassel necklace $7
Boots: Cole Haan, hand me downs
Handbag: Badgley Mischka purple tote, hand me down
Scarf: old, gifted

casual birds

This is not a terribly exciting outfit but I needed something quick and easy because I had to get up very early to drop my car off for some paint work.  So here you go, not too exciting but it sure was easy to throw together.

I love cute prints (especially animal prints). The first time I wore this top, it was with a skirt. Now, as you see, I dressed it down with a cargo jacket, cotton scarf, and skinny jeans. It was more of a spring-y outfit because we’ve been having unseasonably warm days here in NC.

Lands End canvas cargo jacket \\ old navy cotton scarf \\ the limited birds on a wire tank \\ david kahn skinny jeans \\ lands end flats \\ thrifted necklace old navy cotton scarf \\ the limited birds on a wire tank \\ david kahn skinny jeans \\ lands end flats \\ thrifted necklace Lands End canvas cthe limited birds on a wire tank \\ david kahn skinny jeans \\ lands end flats \\ thrifted necklaceI still don’t have my car but I’ve been doing just fine – I’ve been bumming rides / paying for rides from coworkers 🙂

What do you think? happy hump day, by the way!

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Outfit Details:
Top: Birds on a Wire Top, on sale at thelimited.com (no longer available)
Jacket: Lands End Canvas cargo jacket, old
Scarf: Old navy, old
Jeans: David Kahn, on sale at ideeli a while ago
Shoes: Lands End ballet flats, thrifted $5
Jewelry: thrifted

mustard polka dots

it’s not news to anyone who regularly reads my blog that I love polka dots and I love various shades of the color yellow. Put those 2 things together and BAM – I’m a fan for life. This is what’s so great about this skirt =)

Gap polka dot mustard mini skirt || Vintage Dooney bag || black tights || Clarks mary janes || Michael Michael Kors blouse Gap polka dot mustard mini skirt || Vintage Dooney bag || black tights || Clarks mary janes || Michael Michael Kors blouse

hubby + ginger tabby cat Ulysses
hubby + ginger tabby cat Ulysses. Kitty sat on hubby’s back and would NOT move!

Hope you’re having a good monday – I am soooo tired today! darn insomnia!

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Outfit Details:
Top: Michael Michael Kors blouse, Marshalls clearance $29
Skirt: Gap mustard polka dot mini skirt, thrifted $3.59
Tights: Anne Klein, $9.99 for a pack of 2 from Marshalls
Shoes: Clarks Mary Janes, thrifted $7
Bag: Vintage Dooney, ebay $25
Cat: Ulysses the ginger cat
Hubby: Wesley