You know when you have an article of clothing or a pair of shoes that you love but that’s buried deep in your closet. So deep that you kind of forget about it? Yeah, I have that problem a lot, because let’s face it, I have way too many things in my closet. But one piece in particular that comes to mind is this Talbots Tuileries swing jacket, which I pretty much got obsessed with as soon as it came out, and which I hunted down on sale. Happy with my purchase, somehow this jacket sat in my closet for several years after being worn maybe once. Why? Maybe it wasn’t the most versatile jacket, maybe I have too many jackets (YES), or maybe it was simply forgotten. The beloved yet forgotten jacket comes out of hiding to make an appearance in this OOTD.
Here’s are old pics with this jacket. Flashback to 2011:
Do you have any “forgotten” clothes in your closet?
Outfit Details: Top: Bcbg, thrifted Pants: The Limited skinnies, clearance Shoes: Nine West sandals, thrifted Jacket: Talbots, on sale but still way too expensive!
I finally have a piece from the Phillip Lim x Target collection!
I hadn’t planned on buying anything but went into Target looking for shampoo for hubby and left with this super cute skirt – and it was on clearance! I loved the color (mustard) and the fun print right away, when I put it on, I really loved the style too 😉
I can’t believe tomorrow’s monday again… sad face.
__________ Outfit Details: Skirt: Phillip Lim for Target silky skirt – animal print. Got for $15 at Target store on clearance. Online here. Top: The Limited dotted blouse, clearance $11 Bag: Vintage Dooney bag, ebay $25 Shoes: the ubiquitous JustFab Luxe Remington Bootie, join here Necklace: Ann Taylor, consignment store $0 Cardigan: Ann Taylor black cardi, thirfted $3.59
Today I am linking up with Zhenya of BeingZhenya and Martyna of Spoolish to bring you a Thrift Style Thursday post – the “how to style shorts for fall” edition.
First let me start by saying that I am not a shorts person. I don’t like them. I have chubby, stubby legs and I don’t like showing too much of them. I don’t think they look good on me. I have 1 pair of khaki shorts (for when it’s super hot in the summer) and 1 pair of black bermuda short and I hardly ever wear either.
But when I was invited to join the Thrift Style Thursday linkup by Zhenya and Martyna, I couldn’t say no. Plus, I really wanted to think outside of my fashion comfort zone and try something new.
So, there’s the result…how to style shorts for fall. Here’s the fashion formula I was going for. I think this look can really work for any body style and budget. Curvy gals like me shouldn’t necessarily avoid shorts.
1. black or dark colored shorts +
2. Tights or fishnets (for added warmth) +
3. Loose blouse +
4. Jacket or blazer +
5. Heels or a pair of comfy booties (here I show you both, but I only wore the booties to work)
= Super cute chic look for fall (for the office, school, dinner, etc)
What do you think of this look? I hope you like it and I’d love to see my readers’ takes on wearing shorts for fall. Please share!
Outfit Details: Jacket: Old Vivienne Vivienne Tam crop blazer, ideeli clearance for about $15 Shorts: Really Old Mossimo bermuda shorts from Target, couldn’t have cost more than $20 [I did cuff them a little bit so they don’t look so long] Tights: Extra large fishnets, free sample from work Shoes: Heels: Old LC Lauren Conrad from Kohls, Booties: Remington from JustFab (new) Top: The Limited chevron blouse, clearance $11 Bag: Vintage Coach Willis, thrifted $26 Jewelry: Necklace from Egypt, bangles all thrifted for about $2 each Cat: Ulysses, priceless
The easiest way to jump on the ‘color blocking’ trend bandwagon is to buy a dress that’s pre-color blocked. haha! I think I’m so clever, don’t I? I really like this dress. It’s bright and very comfortable.
Well, I wasn’t really planning on buying anything, but I went into a JC Penney (or is it called JCP now?) store to return something I had bought online and… GASP….I found SO MANY CUTE THINGS. I literally had no bought anything at JCP since the late 90s. I ran into this dress on a clearance rack, and the rest was history.
Outfit details: Dress:Allen B colorblock (turquoise, pink, orange) midi dress, JCP clearance $14 in store ($18 online) Shoes: Nickel t-strap sandals, thrifted $4.59 Jewelry: Necklace, local store for $13.50 + bangles, thrifted $2-3 each + spiked bracelet, consignment store $5.99 Clutch: Talbots black patent clutch, thrifted $4
Belt: pink skinny belt from Charlotte Russe, old Jacket: Vivienne Tam blazer, Ideeli clearance from a while ago, about $18
What do you think about the color blocking trend? Are you a fan?
PS. I really wanted to say something about the recent tragic events in Boston and Texas but I don’t really know what to say. When these types of events take place, it seems that words just fall flat. Humans are suffering all over the globe and it’s my sincere wish that one day, we won’t hurt each other any more. Peace, <3, and baby goldfish.
Prabal Gurung For Target® Dress in Meet the Parents Print
When I went into Target a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but check out the clearance section. I found 2 dresses on clearance that I couldn’t leave without. This Prabal Gurung For Target® Dress in Meet the Parents Print is one of them. I’ll post the other one later on this month.
I LOVE this dress. I didn’t really pay much attention to it at first. Although I love the black and white color combination, when it comes to the Prabal Gurung collection I was looking for a lot of color. But then I tried it on. It fits so well with a hint of stretch! And the neutrals go really great with a pop of neon or bright color for spring.
Outfit details: Dress:Prabal Gurung For Target® Dress in Meet the Parents Print, on clearance at Target store for $13.50 Necklace: Bubble necklace, apple green, ebay $15 Jacket: Neat thrifted pink/purple knit blazer, $4.59 Shoes: Cole Haan black leather pumps, ebay $25
What do you think of this dress? Plus, the price just couldn’t be beat!