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Vintage Romper: $20.00 : Central Avenue Market Place in Hot Springs

Wicker embroidered Bag: $5.00: Estate Sale in LR

White Sunglasses: $23.97: Anthropologie(on sale)

 

Photography By: Derek Carttar 

 

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Layering for comfort is a must in the winter, especially in the colder areas!. Knee high socks are in, but like some other pieces the socks can completely change the tone of the outfit. I prefer to wear tights with the knee highs for a more sophisticated look. This is my go- to comfort look when It’s freezing outside.

Vintage rain boots: Estate sale: $5

Knee high socks: H&M: $12- set of 3

Gap sweater: Goodwill: $4

Black sheer tights: Target: $7

Shirt: Goodwill: $3.50

Photography by: Derek Carttar

Backpack: Boohoo.com : $20

Pairing Patterns

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It’s always exciting to experience a new city! I went to Kansas City, MO for a few days, and it was like a breath of fresh air. I was pleasantly surprised by a city that I found to be more active and cosmopolitan than I had expected. There was more than enough to fill our time here, which included visits to a huge outdoor market that sold a lot of vintage items, a macaroon shop called Bloom’s Baking Company, and Union Station. I chose to take advantage of the crisp early morning weather downtown before the streets were too busy for photos.

This polka dot sweater is a J. Crew piece that I was able to get for a tenth of the retail price. It was in great condition even though I found it at Goodwill, and even had the original tags attached. I wanted to mix patterns for this outfit but to keep the focus on the vintage Nordstrom clutch. When pairing multiple patterns, you want to make sure there is a significant difference in the size. You also want the larger pattern above the smaller one. Notice that the larger pattern on top and the smaller on bottom is more slimming.

J Crew sweater- Goodwill- $3.50

Vintage skirt- Yard sale- $4

Nordstrom purse- Suzy Q’s Flea Market in Jacksonville, AR- $5

Loft flats- Goodwill- $5

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One of my best friends got me a tulle skirt for my birthday, and I was so excited to use it in a post! I adore the tulle look. I always remember the opening to Sex and the City and I love the girly simplicity of the skirt. Did you know that the actual skirt from the opening scene was a thrift find that Patricia Field found quite randomly? It’s amazing to think that a discarded piece could become something so iconic!

I added a bold lipstick to contrast with the white skirt. I chose an NP set in the color Florence. This is one of my favorite lipstick brands, and it’s a cheaper one. I paid $5 for it on sale at Target.

Pill box hat: flea market in Jacksonville: $4

Tulle skirt: birthday present

Vintage beaded purse: flea market in Jacksonville: $5

Photography by: Derek Carttar

That one dress

That one dress

I went to Savers awhile back with my mom, and found this beautiful Laundry dress by Shelli Segal. At first I thought, what could I wear with this dress that wouldn’t make it too dressy? So I tried a more sleek look, and I went with some nude sandals, nude eye makeup, and a pop of color with the red lips. I added silver jewelry, and I layered the necklaces to create more embellishing across the top part of the dress, but still be subtle with the overall look. There’s always that one dress that you see at yard sales or good will, that you don’t buy because you don’t know what to wear it with. Don’t let that discourage you, cause you can always wear nude colors to enhance your natural features.
What are some ways you know how to dress down a dressy piece? 🙂

Laundry by Shelli Segal dress; Savers; $12
Vintage sunglasses; Yard-sale; $3
Silver bangels; Estate-sale; 50 cents for set
Nude sandals; Savers; $7
Silver beaded necklace; Grandmas ❤

Today’s Outfit! 2/1/2013

Today's Outfit! 2/1/2013

I always find inspiration for outfits from random things, whether it’s a movie, or the mood I’m in, It usually dictates what I wear.
I have on a scarlet red Chelsea and Violet dress, I found a while back on clearance at Dillard’s, for $13.00. Chelsea and Violet have some beautiful designs. I always end up watching something I really adore, until it’s on clearance, because regular price I can’t afford. The fabric-lines on the dress allowed me to have a thinner waist line, and the belt help draw out the beautiful red color, and add a nice vintage print. I got the belt(which is actually a scarf) from a estate sale, for 50 cents.
Something I always take use in, is my cream button down blouse, I bought at a yard-sale for 1.00. I decided to use a layering technique, that also allows me to wear this dress for colder days.
I have on brown to complement the bright red, and cream combination. The leather shoulder-clutch I found at a yard-sale for 5.00. Most of my jewelry I mention in other posts, except the belt bracelet I found at a estate sale for 25 cents.
Even in wardrobe you can be inspired by little things, for deciding on what you’re going to wear. It’s part of your daily process, and making it fun is always a plus! 🙂