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Vivacious, Vibrant and Vintage-Inspired Outfit

Vivacious and Vibrant and Vintage-Inspired

For ModCloth’s Uniquely You campaign, I created this Polyvore set/outfit around the Vivacious and Vibrant Dress in Noir. I was inspired by vintage-inspired elements such as the hat and the earrings, but also more modern elements such as the shoes and the handbag. I wanted to maintain a little vintage edge while at the same time injecting playfulness and whimsy into the outfit. The shoes are some of my absolute favorite shoes (Mel by Melissa) so of course I couldn’t resist adding them to this set. Basically, this outfit has some of my favorite thing: hearts, flowers, polka dots, bows, vintage-y flair, starts, and cute-ness!

Modcloth has so many cute dresses and accessories – they have something for every budget and even extended sizes, which is really great for us curvy gals.

What do you think? Hope you all like it. Happy wednesday – be sure to check my blog tomorrow for the (almost) weekly Thrift Style Thursday post!

Xo,

Nout

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nice & nautical {thrift style thursday}

Well, it’s no longer Thursday but better late than never! I couldn’t let this TST go by without participating because I love the nautical theme. I decided to really have fun with this theme and go for a little more costume-y. I even wore my outfit to work and got a few complements. It was a rainy, stormy day, so the outfit kind of made sense, especially with my polka dot rainboots.

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Then my mom surprised me quite a bit when she said she wanted us to take a “selfie” – I had no idea she knew what that meant. ūüėČ How silly.
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Here are some more nautical-ish outift I’ve worn before –

And of course, don’t miss 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
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali
Erika at Erika’s Style Diary
Beth at BethieTheBoo

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Outfit Deets:
Shirt: Vintage Dockers, thrifted $3
Skirt: Lilly Pulitzer, thrifted $4?
Boots: Amazon
Necklace: The limited, old
Scarf: vintage, thrifted $1.39
Hat: borrowed from my mom

 

just a little grunge. {a slightly late thrift style thursday post}

So, I was wearing this grungy outfit the other day: plaid, jeans, vest, Docs. But I was having a really really bad day at work and when I got home, I didn’t feel like having my picture taken. So instead of my actual ‘grunge’ outfit, I am showing off just 1 grunge-y piece, my new olive green utility jacket.

I can’t get enough of this jacket, it seems to go with everything. Here are 2 ways I wore it in the past few weeks. It’s kind of grunge-y right? Paired with docs and something flannel screams grunge to me.

old navy utility military style jacket

old navy utility military style jacket

Well, thats it folks. Sorry for a late and lackluster #TST post this week but I am still super stressed at my new job. Hoping it gets better soon.

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
Meg at Eclecticity
Sheri  at Confessions of a Refashionista
Martyna at Spoolish
Alex at Snippets with Alex
Lesli & Jacki at sistasfromcali!
Erika at Erika’s Style Diary!
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Outfit 1 Details:
Jacket: Old Navy, thrifted $6
Top: Peter Pilloto for Target tank in red iris print, $12.48
Jeans: Denizen jeggings, thrifted $3.39
Shoes: Me too leopard flats, thrifted $3.39

Outfit 2 Details:
Jacket: Old Navy, thrifted $6
Top: Sunny Leigh polka dot flowy blouse, $15.49 (plus 40% off) from THREDUP
Jeans: David Kahn skinny jeans, ideeli clearance
Shoes: Faryl Robin heels, old

striped sweater + chambray (and a sock bun)

I’ve been seeing a lot of striped sweater over chambray shirts with statement necklaces and I had to do my own version. Plus I bought this new sock bun contraption and I wanted to share my findings with you all…

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striped sweater, statement necklace, chambray shirt, skinny jeans, sock bun, and Rockport TruWALK zero welt oxford
Lafayette photobombing my picture with his butt
striped sweater, statement necklace, chambray shirt, skinny jeans, sock bun, and Rockport TruWALK zero welt oxford
With my fat cat, Lafayette the Tuxedo

striped sweater, statement necklace, chambray shirt, skinny jeans, sock bun, and Rockport TruWALK zero welt oxford striped sweater, statement necklace, chambray shirt, skinny jeans, sock bun, and Rockport TruWALK zero welt oxford
I’ve been wanting to do the sock bun thing for a while but wasn’t too sure about using an actual sock. While I was out looking for tights at TJ Maxx, I found the Bend-a-Bun sock bun contraption and since it was on clearance for $4.50, I didn’t mind that it was the wrong color (for blonde hair not brown).

Well I’m happy to report that it’s very easy to use and lasts pretty much all day. It does help if you have thicker hair (I have fine hair and it’s frizzy and/or curly so here I had to straighten it). Instructions are provided and what’s cool is that you can make several different hairstyles with it, not just a sock bun.
using the bend-a-bun sock bun bend-a-bun sock bun accessory

What do you think about sock buns? Have you ever tried one?

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Outfit Details:
Sweater: Merona (Target), thrifted (gift from mom)
Shirt: Faded Glory Chambray Shirt, thrifted $3.59
Statement Necklace: Jane.com, I think it was about $12
Jeans: Ralph Lauren skinnies, thrifted $3.59
Shoes: Rockport truWALK zero welt oxfords, online

thrift style thursday – polka dots

thrift style thursday polka dot dressWe’re really doing polka dots for TST this week. It’s no secret that I LOVE polka dots and wear them as much as I can.

here’s a dress that I thrifted last year I think. It’s been a cold few days (followed by a few really warm days!) so I layered it to stay warm:

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gift from my mom - gold earrings from Egypt
gift from my mom – gold earrings from Egypt

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Here are some past polka dot pretties:

What do YOU think of polka dots?YEA or NAY?

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: Sandra Darren polka dot dress, thrifted $4.59
Top: Tie Neck Lands End tee, thrifted $4.59
Booties: Franco Sarto Quasar bootie, ideeli credits
Tights: HUE tights, gift from mom
Jewelry: thrifted bracelet, $2