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hello, fall

I can’t believe it’s almost fall here in NC. It has been a strange summer – much cooler than usual (but still just as humid and rainy). I am really excited about fall though – the beautiful fall colors, the cooler weather, apples, pumpkins, and of course – long sleeves, scarves, and boots.

Here’s what I wore the other day: a long-sleeved blouse, my leopard scarf, skinny jeans, and my favorite booties.

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I hope you are all enjoying the late summer/early fall weather. What’s your favorite thing about fall???

Outfit Deets:
Top: Thrifted, $3.59
Scarf: Thrifted, $1.99
Skinny Jeans: thrifted, $3.59
Booties: Franco Sarto, ideel (ideeli)


radiant orchid – WHAT? it’s just a pretty purple {thrift style thursday}

I’m not sure if it’s actually Pantone’s Radiant Orchid, but this purple-y color is a color that I really love to wear. Pantone named it the color of the year for 2014.

Here’s a skirt…

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and let’s bump it up a notch with a radiant orchid jacket / top …

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Well, maybe that was a little too much 😉 Do you like Pantone’s 2014 color of the year?

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

Zhenya at Being Zhenya
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Martyna at Spoolish
Justine at The Two Cent Chic

Outfit Details:
Dress worn as skirt: Henkaa Sakura convertible dress // short, ebay
Top: Last Tango, hautelook.com (old)
Jacket/bolero: Libertine for Target, thrifted $4.59
Tights: Hue, gift from mom
Booties: Justfab Remington
Necklace: Tiffany & co., gift
Purple top/jacket: Thrifted, $4.59

Pantone-Inspired Spring Color Challenge: African Violet

I’m a little late to the game but I really wanted to participate in the Pantone-inspired Spring Color Challenge.

Today, I tried to mimic the African Violet color. Not having the exact color in my wardrobe, I chose the next best thing from my closet.

Sorry for the janky photos, once again, I had to get my sleepy hubby to take phone pix of me in the hallway because he wasn’t wearing enough clothes to go outside, LOL!

Also I wanted to show off my new bangles, especially this awesome Swarovski celestial bracelet. I just love it!

Bangles + Bracelets
Nautical Bangle + Swarovski Sun, Moon, Stars, Planets Enamel and Rhinestone Bangle

Outfit Details:
Dress: Butter By Nadia Convertible Dress in Jersey. Color = carnation, purchased on clearance at shopbutterbynadia.com. Also worn here. (Plus old tank top from Old Navy)
Jacket: Ralph Lauren bandleader/military inspired jacket, white denim, thrifted $14
Shoes: Melissa + Vivienne Westwood ultragirl gold + bow flats, gently used from Poshmark (worn alot)
Bag: Purple leather faux croc Brahmin handbag, gently used from ebay $30
+my polka dot orange scarf as an accent
Jewelry: Necklace from local boutique, $13 + bangles thrifted and splurge

Are you participating in this challenge? What do you think of this African Violet shade of purple? Personally, I love purple so I was excited to wear it!


literate & stylish

recently thrifted: dress + necklace

Yesterday it was a little bit cooler (but still sunny) so I thought it a perfect day to break out my newly thrifted dress + an old satin coat from forever21 that I hardly wear. Plus I wore my new pumps + kate spade wallet clutch from consignment stores.

I really like this style of dress and how it looks on a curvy gal like me. I got a lot of complements at work so I guess this outfits is a home run? Sweet!

Outfit Details:
Dress: Lands End grey/beige 50s style shirtdress, thrifted $4.59
Shoes: Black leather Cole Haan pumps, consignment store $40 after store credits
Jewelry: Chunky blue plastic necklace, thrifted $5
Jacket: Purple satin Forever21 dress jacket (I’m not even sure what to call this), really old
+ Kate Spade neon pink wallet/clutch, consignment store in Miami for $50 (I treated myself to this one).

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great hump-day!

i love polka dots (plus it’s recently thrifted!)

I have a deep love for all things polka dot. I’ve been searching for a polka dot fit and flare dress that I could wear to work. Last week I found this cute work-appropriate black and white polka dot dress at my local Goodwill. This made me very happy! Not exactly the style I was searching for but great nonetheless.

Plus I have to tell you all how excited I was to find an almost brand new (tags were inside the bag) Longchamp tote at a thrift store for $2!! Hopefull this one is authentic, unlike the vintage Dooney bag I picked up a few weeks ago (soo sad).

Check it out:
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Outfit details:
Dress: Sandra Darren black and white sleeveless polka dot dress, thrifted $4.59
Sweater: Ann Taylor black cardigan, thrifted $4.59
Jewelry: Thrifted long beaded necklaces, $2
Shoes: Lands End navy blue suede ballet flats, thrifted $5
Belt: black elastic belt, thrifted $2
Bag: Longchamps purple le pliage tote, thrifted $2