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maximum maxi skirt {thrift style thursday}

I never really know how to style maxi skirts. I also have doubts about whether I, a 5’3″ lady on a good day, should be wearing such a long garment. When I came across this cute maxi skirt at Goodwill the other day, the idea wheel began to spin.

thrift style thursday - maxi skirtsHow about skirt + blouse + wide belt + jacket or sweater + boots? I really like how this turned out!

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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
Alex at Snippets With Alex
Megan at Traveling Megpie
Maryna at Spoolish
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Outfit Details:
Max Skirt: Antonio Milani, thrifted $3.39
Silk Blouse: Halogen, thrifted $2.50
Jacket: vivienne vivienne tam, old clearance $15(?) ideeli
Shoes: cowboy boots, gift from mom
Necklace: catherine popesco, ebay
Bracelets: all thrifted $2-3

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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

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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

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 🙂 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

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

stripes + peacock feathers

the last few days have been unseasonably warm here in NC. Well, I took that opportunity to wear some spring-y apparel:) But I still couldn’t stop wearing my booties, so they were invited along to the party.

I just LOVE stripes and mixing patterns 🙂

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Hope you’re all having a great weekend so far!

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Outfit Details:
Skirt: eshakti on clearance for about $28 (similar)
Top: Liberty London/Target peacock blouse, old
Necklace: from Rwanda, gift from my mom
Shoes: Franco Sarto Quasar bootie, ideeli credits