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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!




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!

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

mustard polka dots

it’s not news to anyone who regularly reads my blog that I love polka dots and I love various shades of the color yellow. Put those 2 things together and BAM – I’m a fan for life. This is what’s so great about this skirt =)

Gap polka dot mustard mini skirt || Vintage Dooney bag || black tights || Clarks mary janes || Michael Michael Kors blouse Gap polka dot mustard mini skirt || Vintage Dooney bag || black tights || Clarks mary janes || Michael Michael Kors blouse

hubby + ginger tabby cat Ulysses
hubby + ginger tabby cat Ulysses. Kitty sat on hubby’s back and would NOT move!

Hope you’re having a good monday – I am soooo tired today! darn insomnia!


Outfit Details:
Top: Michael Michael Kors blouse, Marshalls clearance $29
Skirt: Gap mustard polka dot mini skirt, thrifted $3.59
Tights: Anne Klein, $9.99 for a pack of 2 from Marshalls
Shoes: Clarks Mary Janes, thrifted $7
Bag: Vintage Dooney, ebay $25
Cat: Ulysses the ginger cat
Hubby: Wesley

thrift style thursday – happy halloween!

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I didn’t have a clue what to wear until I realized that my photographer friend Rachel’s Gatsby photoshoot was this weekend and that I could use Halloween to test out hair, makeup, and outfits. Also, we found out that 2 of our models couldn’t make it, so I have to fill in as a model, which will be fun but scary!

So, here I am, all dressed up as a flapper, fancy 1920s lady for my work Halloween contest. I didn’t win like last year (our group costume won 2nd place) but that’s ok because I had a great time. By the way, styling long hair like this (finger waves) is a LOT harder than it looks. The make up wasn’t too bad, I even penciled in my eyebrows to make them appear longer and thinner.


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

Miche at Buttons and Birdcages
Jackline at Sincerely Miss J
Zhenya Being Zhenya
Martyna at Spoolish

Costume Details:
Dress: J crew factory ruffled dress, thrifted $14 (it was new with tags!)
Lace + fringe overlay thing: thrifted $5
Fur Coat: Borrowed from my mother in law
Shoes: Naturalizer t-straps, old
Long Beaded fringe necklace: shopgoodwill.com auction
Gloves: Borrowed from my mother in law
Earrings: Forever 21, old
Headpiece with feather: made by me from scraps and feathers
Lace Pantyhose: Anne Klein, Marshalls $10 for a pack of 2 [these are really cheaply made, I would not recommend them]

leggings + boots

This is not a very exciting post, nor is it a very exciting outfit.

BUT, I finally got to wear my new Zara leggings and I got excited. I thought for a long time that curvy gals couldn’t wear leggings but I figured out that I could definitely pull them off with boots + a longer blouse/tunic + jacket or sweater.

Here goes…

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Hope everyone’s having a great Tuesday!


Outfit details:
Top: Bee Stitched blouse, thrifted $3.59
Sweater: Victoria’s Secret multi-way wrap sweater, old (I don’t think they sell it anymore)
Leggings: Zara, bought in Toronto (gift from my Dad)
Boots: Tomy Lama cowboy boots, old gift from my mom
Jewelry: Key necklace from art show