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army chic + another ThredUp order!

Hey friends, I wanted to share with you my new lovely Gap ‘army’ jacket and my lovely ThredUp pants. I found this lovely jacket at Goodwill last weekend. Yeah, it was $10, which is more than I like to spend at Goodwill on jackets but I’m so glad I did. I’m not sure how old or new it is but it’s in perfect condition with a really cool interior.

Army Chic + ThredUp finds Army Chic + ThredUp finds Army Chic + ThredUp finds Army Chic + ThredUp finds

Now onto the pants. I needed some pants that were more summer-y and I looked to ThredUp for great prices. I cannot get enough of ThredUp. I order 3 pairs of pants from them a few weeks ago and the prices just can’t be beat. I got 2 pairs of NYDJ grey khakis/jeggings and 1 pair of Gap khakis for summer. They were on average $15 each! I’d appreciate you using my referral code if you’re thinking of ordering from ThredUp – you get $10 off your first order!

I hope you liked my outfit!

xo,
Nout
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Outfit Details:
Jacket: Gap (RED) army-style jacket, thrifted $10
Top: Banana Republic, thrifted $3.39
Pants: NYDJ grey jeggings, ThredUp ~$15
Shoes: Lands End ballet flats, thrifted $5
Jewelry: Gifted from my mom

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April 2014 Fashion Budget

Hi friends, another month has gone by and it’s time, yet again, to recall our¬†purchases.

Here’s what I ended up with this month:

  • Marc by Marc Jacobs crazy cat lady necklace, insta-shop $22
  • Vintage Coach purse, Goodwill $40
  • Mephisto slip on shoes, Goodwill $4
  • Nine West Sandals, Goodwill $3.39
  • Banana Republic mustard sweater, Goodwill $4.49
  • Floral print linen shirt, Goodwill $3.39
  • Lafayette148 collar shirt, Goodwill $3.39
  • Van Heusen striped nautical tee, Goodwill $3.39
  • Talbots green jacket, Goodwill $4.59
  • J. Crew navy cropped pants, Goodwill $3.39
  • Classiques Entier cardigan, Goodwill $3.39
  • Forever21 Bird Kimono top, Buffalo Exchange in Charlotte $9.50
  • Mel by Melissa Pop Heart Jelly Flats, Lord & Taylor $24.69

Plus, I had been forgetting to “skip this month” for JewelMint so I ended up with 2 credits ($60 total, yikes). Here’s what I got:

  • Leading Legacy Necklace
  • Time Capsule Pendant
  • Gem Mosaic Necklace

jewelmint necklaces
TOTAL Spent: $185.12. Well, I went $85 over my budget, mostly due to the frivolous jewelry spending. I did end up getting 4 necklaces, 3 pairs of shoes, 1 leather purse, 2 sweaters, 1 pant, 5 tops, and 1 blazer/jacket, which isn’t’ that bad if you think about it ūüôā¬†Oh well! Here’s to a better May.

Now it’s your turn, friends. Spill the beans…how do you do this month on YOUR fashion budget??

 

Linking up with Franish so don’t forget to check out her post.

thrift style thursday – faux fur (diy)!

For this week’s theme, I didn’t have ANY faux fur in my wardrobe. I went thrift shopping but found nothing. So I decided to MAKE SOMETHING faux fur ūüôā I am so excited to share how this DIY Faux Fur Collar turned out.

thrift-style-thursday-faux-furIf you want to make the same one, go to BurdaStyle and create an account to download the free printable pattern and instructions. Fair warning, however: although this project was made for beginners, as a beginner I found it difficult.

I sewed a satin lining, added satin ribbon, and a vintage brooch too. Here’s how it turned out worn over a belted jacket and a blazer:diy faux fur collar - burda pattern diy faux fur collar - burda pattern diy faux fur collar - burda pattern diy faux fur collar - burda pattern diy faux fur collar - burda pattern IMG_2171 diy faux fur collar - burda pattern diy faux fur collar - burda pattern diy faux fur collar - burda patternThanks for reading and I do hope you check out this fun faux fur DIY/sewing project! If you’re a fan of faux fur that is. I bought way too much of the fur at Hancock fabrics so I plan on making another diy faux fur project, maybe a muff or a vest or an infinity scarf?

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

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Outfit Details:
Faux fur collar: made by me with vintage brooch from ebay
Purple jacket: forever 21, old
Black blazer: Chaus from Nordstrom, last season
Pants: Forever 21+ skinnies, old
Top: thrifted $3.59
Boots: Old, hand me downs

black + red

The main reason for this blog post is to show off my new vintage St. John cardigan that I thrifted last month.
vintage st john sweater cardigan + bright red tights
vintage st john sweater cardigan + bright red tights
vintage st john sweater cardigan + bright red tights
When hubby took the photos and I uploaded them to my laptop, I realized that the flash caused my bra to show through my black dress. Oh well. You live and you learn. I started to try and photoshop the photos but they looked kinda weird. I don’t have the PS skills to pull that off successfully…
vintage st john sweater cardigan + bright red tights
vintage st john sweater cardigan + bright red tights

Well, that’s it. It’s been a really busy week at work and as usual I’m stressed. Hope you’re all having a great hump day!
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Outfit Details:
Dress/Tunic: Juicy Couture, thrifted $4.59
Tights: Hue red tights, gift from mom
Cardigan: Vintage St John (well, I’m not sure if it’s actually vintage, it just has that 80s look), thrifted $4.59
Boots: Privo by Clarks, hand me downs
Bracelets: Gift from my friend Catherine
Necklace: gold tassel necklace from Groopdeals for about $15

put a cat on it {thrift style thursday – bags}

I am a firm believer that things are better with cats on them, including handbags. I have many purses/handbags but this one is one of my favorites (for obvious reasons) even though I don’t use it much, mainly because I’m scared it’s going to get dirty.

thirft-style-thursday-bagsThe story behind the bag is funny. My hubby actually tracked it down for me via Craigslist because when I went to Target on the day the Jason Wu for Target collection launched and all the cat bags were gone.

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Are you a bag-a-holic too?

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:
Blouse: Nine West polka dot satin blouse, thrifted $3.59
Sweater: Eddie Bauer sweater vest, thrifted $5
Leggings: Zara, gift from dad
Shoes: Privo boots, hand me downs
Bag: Jason Wu for Target cat tote, craigslist a few years ago
Necklace: gold tassel rope necklace, groopdealz $13