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new year’s glitter! {thrift style thursday}

If there ever were a time when you’re encouraged to wear all the glitter, sparkle, sequins, etc in your wardrobe – it’s without a doubt New Years. I am still looking for that perfect shimmery sequin dress or top, so here I did my best with what I have and I think it turned out not too bad…what do you think?
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What do YOU like to wear to ring in the new year? Are you a fan of glimmery things too? oh and just in case I don’t get to say it later, HAPPY NEW YEAR y’all! Whoa, it’a almost 2014 already?!?!?

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

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine at The Two Cent Chic
Alex at Snippets With Alex

Outfit Details:
Sequin trim Cardigan: LOFT, thrifted $5
Dress: Fit and Flare dress, consignment store {also worn here}
Tights: Anne Klein, TJMaxx, set of 2 for $10
Shoes: Lands End Flats, thrifted $5
Bag: Beaded vintage purse, thrifted $2
Belt: Stole from another dress
Bracelet: vintage Swarovski + vintage earrings, ebay
Necklace: Jewelmint Scene Stealer necklace


layering a dress

First of all, I just wanted to say…this is my 300th post! wow! I couldn’t have continued this blog without all my sweet bloggy friends and commenters. Thank YOU!

I’ve really embraced the whole layering for warmth (AND style) thing. Here I am, wearing a sleeveless ponte dress over a long-sleeved shirt. My legs were cold though, should have worn tights 🙂
IMG_1971 IMG_1974  IMG_1978Next thing to try: layering a dress with a collared shirt!

Do you like to wear layers? Would you layer a dress?


Outfit Details:
Dress: Jennifer Lopez (Kohls) ponte dress, thrifted $4.59. also worn here.
Shirt: Michael Stars 3/4 sleeve red shirt, thrifted $3.59
Scarf: Gift from my mom
Bag: Vintage Dooney from ebay, $25
Necklace: Ann Taylor, consignment $0
Booties: JustFab Luxe Remington bootie.

bad blog photos = not the end of the world.

I must not be the only fashion blogger out there who has REALLY BAD photo days….right?

Yesterday was one of them. My sweet hubby takes the majority of my blog pix and because we were both worn out from a long Monday, the outfit photos turned out pretty bad. Whether they’re blurry, bad lighting, silly faces, weird reflection, face looks tired, lumpy, bad angles, or all around “MEH” feeling, yesterday’s pics had all of them! You know, things that Photoshop can’t fix! I did some very slight color adjustment in photoshop because I thought they’d be easier to view if they weren’t so dark.

I’m going to share my sub-par photos because….really….WHO CARES?! I write this blog for fun and friendship and not for advertising or to please anyone so really I’m my own worst judge. 🙂 🙂


IMG_1615 IMG_1616  IMG_1623Thanks for reading! until next time…



Outfit details:
Dress: banana republic striped ponte fit and flare dress, hand me down from my awesome boss
Jacket: Talbots clearance, old
Shoes: OLD (like over 7 years old)
Necklace: bubble necklace, gifted
Bracelets: thrifted and old

hand-me-down heaven!

Banana Republic Striped Dress + LOFT cardigan + MIA polka dot espadrille wedge + vintage necklace Banana Republic Striped Dress + LOFT cardigan + MIA polka dot espadrille wedge + vintage necklace Banana Republic Striped Dress + LOFT cardigan + MIA polka dot espadrille wedge + vintage necklace

It’s getting HOT HOT HOT! Not favorite season but summer’s here and I’ll have to just live through 4 months of stifling humid heat. AND I have a mildly bad case of poison ivy to contend with. On a slightly uplifting note…

Recently my lovely boss gave me this wonderful dress because it had become too loose on her. I’ve said it once and i’ll say it again…I LOVE HAND-ME-DOWNS!


Outfit Details:
Dress: Banana Republic striped ponte dress, hand me down from my boss Dana
Cardi: LOFT cardigan, thrifted $4.59
Shoes: MIA polka dot espadrille wedges, 6pm.com clearance $15
Belt: skinny pink patent belt w/ flower, consignment $12
Necklace: vintage chunky yellow bead necklace, ebay $5

Milly + Banana Republic collection

I love the Milly line and even though I can’t afford it, I’ve lusted after several drool-worthy pieces. So of course I got excited when I heard Banana Republic was collaborating with Milly for a line of women’s and men’s clothes + accessories.

Here are some of my favorites. They are CUTE but they don’t blow me away, but the prices are at least slightly better than the Milly line.

What do you think? See the entire collection HERE>

Milly + Banana Republic

Milly + Banana Republic by noutiebee featuring print dresses