Monthly Archives: August 2014

well, hello plaid! {my last thrift style thursday}

So plaid and I didn’t get along for a long time because we were really close in the 90s and we got really sick of each other. I didn’t have any plaid in my closet until last winter’s plaid TST theme. Well, I have since thrifted a plaid button-down, scarf, and puffer vest, but nothing that would work for summer. Until I saw this shirt at Goodwill a few weeks ago. I had to have it even though it’s totally too small. I guess I justified the purchase because I loved the colors and it was only $3.39.

Mad About Plaid Thrift Style Thursday

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Do you like plaid? How do you wear it?

Don’t forget to 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 // Justine at The Two Cent Chic // Sheri at Confessions of a Refashionista // Martyna at Spoolish // Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali // Erika at Erika’s Style Diary // Beth at BethieTheBoo // Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn // Sarina from Nuttier than Nutella // Emmy from That Cheap Bitch
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Outfit Deets:
Dress: ECI, thrifted (can’t remember how much)
Shoes: Nine West Suela sandals, thrifted $3.39
Bag: Vintage Dooney (too much)
Plaid Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger, thrifted $3.39
Necklace: Gold tassel rope necklace, Groopdealz $15
Earrings: Melinda Maria hoop earrings, RueLaLa

denim rebel {a thrift style thursday post}

I don’t think I’m generally a rebellious person, whether with fashion or otherwise. So with this week’s Thrift Style Thursday theme, I threw together all the denim I could into one outfit, and I think it turned out fairly good. I don’t usually wear a lot of denim on denim but I think in small doses, it’s ok.

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What do you think of denim on denim?

Don’t forget to 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 // Justine at The Two Cent Chic // Sheri at Confessions of a Refashionista // Martyna at Spoolish // Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali // Erika at Erika’s Style Diary // Beth at BethieTheBoo // Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn // Sarina from Nuttier than Nutella // Emmyfrom That Cheap Bitch
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Outfit Details:
Top: Chambray, thrifted $3.39
Jeans: Levis, thrifted $3.39
Sandals: Me Too, thrifted, $3.59
Necklace: Gift from my mom

thrift style thursday: inspired by India

Hi friends, I had fun with this week’s Thrift Style Thursday, Influenced by India. I wore this cute tunic that I got from VS many years ago but that doesn’t get a lot of wear.

Check it out:
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Hope you liked it!

Outfit Details:
Tunic: Victoria’s Secret, old
Earrings: Gilt Groupe, old
Pants: NYDJ jeggings, $14 from ThredUp
Sandals: Sam Edelman, $2 thrifted
Belt: $2 thrifted

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TST crew!

Zhenya at Being Zhenya // Kristi at Alligator Toe // Miche at Buttons and Birdcages // Jackline at Sincerely Miss J // Justine at The Two Cent Chic // Sheri at Confessions of a Refashionista // Martyna at Spoolish // Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali // Erika at Erika’s Style Diary // Beth at BethieTheBoo // Brittany from Lipstick+Yarn // Sarina from Nuttier than Nutella // Emmy from That Cheap Bitch

july 2014 fashion budget

So it seems that July was a GREAT month for me, budget-wise. A combination of not buying a lot of stuff plus selling lots of stuff = YAY not spending a lot!

So here’s what I got in July:


1. Vintage Dooney & Bourke bag. OK, this bag was very expensive (for me) but I just love the bright blue color, plus you all know I’m a sucker for vintage leather goods. $115 (incl. shipping) from Poshmark.
2. Coach Janice’s Legacy bag, thrifted $13
3. Coach light green wallet, thrifted $8
4. Gap leather belt, thrifted $1
5. Herve Chapelier tote bag, Clothes Mentor $14
6. Liberty London for Target floral blouse, ebay for $16
7. Liberty London dress, consignment store for $10
8. Clarks sandals (so comfy!), consignment store for $18
9. Silver right, consignment for $13
10. [Not Pictured] 2 bras and a tank top from Nordstrom on sale, $105 … I really need some new bras.

=SUBTOTAL $313
-Selling $75 worth of clothes at Clothes Mentor and $200 in consignments

=TOTAL (after selling clothes and consignment credits) $38

Ok so here’s the deal though, we just bought a new car since I gave my mom my old car to take to California with her when she moves there for her new job. But as you can imagine, having a car payment after many years of not having one means extra expenses. Plus I’d love to save up for a new couch. That means that I’m taking my monthly fashion budget from approx. $100 per month down to $25. My plan is to use this money to put toward the car payment or the new couch.

Well, I hope you all enjoyed my July budget breakdown. Now it’s time for YOU to spill the beans….how was your July???