Thursday, March 3, 2016

Long Sleeve Printed Dress

Have you ever had a print that just jumps out at you? Well this is sort of what this dress did for me. A couple weeks ago I got to have a WHOLE hour of dedicated thrift shopping without a husband or baby trying to rush me. I got to explore some new labels, some new sections I never hit, and tried to really re-imagine some items. To say the least, it was one of the better ME nights I’ve had for awhile. I walked away with 2 dresses, 1 blouse, 3 pairs of pants, a silk scarf, 2 designer men’s ties, and 3 pairs of pants for $60!! Ummm YEAH!

This dress by ASTR really grabbed me (especially since it had this amazing back detail…I’m a sucker for back details) and when I was able to research more, I found out that is a brand sold at Nordstrom’s with a retail price around $65.00 and I found for $6.50.
I decided to wear this to a bridal shower last weekend when the weather was finally gorgeous in Virginia.  I paired it with some fabulous clearance Jessica Simpson booties
(similar)
I found at DSW for only $30.00 for a more casual look. So I know it’s a little bit of a funky look for a bridal shower, but for the bride-to-be I think it fit perfectly for her fun personality. I never wear anything this short, and Kimberly actually had to reassure me a few times (even with a backup outfit in the car) that it wasn’t really as short as I thought and to ROCK it. Ekkk…so I did and I was really happy that I pushed myself out of my fashion comfort zone. I did however wear this to work the next day with a cute pair of black leggings
and it was just as spectacular 🙂
Happy Thrift Thursday! 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Vintage Hat & Brooks Brothers Coat

Kimberly and I shot this in the fall and I was waiting for the perfect time to share it! We are officially in winter here in Virginia with just shoveling out of the Blizzard of 2016, so I thought it was a perfect way to get fashionably out of my PJ, no makeup, messy hair trend that I had been sporting. Being home all weekend with the baby and Willie was great! But boy, after day 5 I was totally ready to get back into the routine and as bad as it sounds, yes, back to work.
This look is for the confident classic women. The hat I found at a vintage store with Kimberly paired with a tan vintage 100% camel hair Brooks Brothers coat is EVERYTHING! The Brooks Brothers coat was a thrift store find at only $28!! Coats and jackets at Brooks Brothers retail for almost $600, so that’s a 95% savings! And the hat…ughhh I’m in love. The deep rich beautiful burgundy color is just stunning with the fabulous flower accents. It is so fun and such a great winter staple! Happy Thrift Thursday! 
  

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Perfect Holiday Look

Christmas Eve Thrift Thursday!

Ahhh tomorrow is Christmas!!! The crazy warm rainy weather in Virginia
has done nothing for my holiday spirit but the shopping and parties surely has gotten
me in the mood. Tomorrow is going to be so exciting with our little 16 month
old daughter. I cannot wait to see her face!

As my last day in the office before our break, I was
counting every minute (don’t you hate those days when you feel like the clock doesn’t
move…ughhh). However, I did make myself feel a little more Christmassy by
wearing a beautiful red plaid jacket, winter white pants, with red lips and nails. Red lips for some
reason just makes you feel instantly more classy! 

The plaid faux-fur lined Ralph Lauren blazer was $6.00 which I
paired with white Banana Republic trousers that I got for only $3.50,
both from the thrift store! The mix of the bright holiday red and the winter
white pants just screams holiday to me…LOVE! A whole outfit under $11…YES please!

Enjoy this wonderful time with your family and friends.
Memories are the best presents you will ever get. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

How to Wear the Fisherman Sweater

Thrift Thursday!!
So first off, this is why I always have Kimberly model…because I can’t! But this was the perfect night to showcase my beautiful Oscar de la Renta sweater with the amazing Christmas decorations and lighted streets in Old Town Alexandria.

The Aran sweater, often known as the fisherman sweater, takes its name from the set of islands off the west coast of Ireland where it originated from in the late 1800s. The stitches are said to carry their own unique meaning in the lives of the Island community. Today, the mass versions of the sweater are seen everywhere and I just can’t get enough! It’s a classic and new wardrobe staple.There’s something so cozy and rugged about the loose fit and chunky cable-knit details. Although this is more of a masculine look, it can serve as a nice counterbalance to more feminine garments, like the skinny black jeggings I paired it with. 
I found this amazing Oscar de la Renta sweater for $15.00 at my local thrift store!! I paired it with my favorite pair of black Calvin Klein pants that I have worn at least 100 times which were only $7.00!! I have definitely gotten my money worth!!