Tuesday, August 30, 2011
I came across this dress whilst browsing the clearance section of asos and instantly fell in love. I like the 3/4 sleeve and that for once its a dress that is flowy and work appropriate. I will be ordering this one myself!
Animal Print Slinky Dress
$31.10 at asos.com
Because the dress is comprised of neutral colors, I've chosen a necklace in a cobalt color to give this outfit a little zing. A print dress like this doesn't need to be over-accessorized, as the print will do the majority of the talking. Simple design, beautiful color.
Blue Austrian Crystal Inspired Necklace
$13.99 at amazon.com
I also think bright cobalt shoes would look awesome with this dress. Tell me you don't love these shoes, I would be totally surprised. This jewel tone looks great on everyone and can be worn to dress up jeans or add some spice to a dress outfit.
Suedette High Cone Heels
$22.80 at forever21.com
This clutch has some of the same colors as the dress but its color blocked design makes it a modern and funky choice for this ensemble.
BG Retro Style Faux Crocodile Clutch
$9.99 at amazon.com
Will you be adding leopard to your wardrobe this fall?
Would you wear this?
Monday, August 29, 2011
This is a very basic black dress, probably from the 90s or so, but its classic shape and color make it timeless. I had been looking for an LBD like this that is not incredibly short and work appropriate and got lucky enough to find it for $4 at the Goodwill. Score!
All summer long I have wanted an orange dress. I tried on probably 10 or more and liked none of them. This dress is from Target and still had its tags on it. I plan on wearing this into fall with a blazer or cardigan and tights.
Brand New for $6
This is the back of the dress above. I love the exposed black zipper it gives the dress a very modern feel and adds interest to a simple dress.
This is a fairly sheer leopard print top with a tied neck. This is perfect for me to pair with skirts and dress pants for the office and also to put with skinny jeans for a night out. I love the flowy fit. It looks great tucked or untucked.
Brand new with tags on for $4 at Goodwill
This is a basic khaki wrap skirt, that was another brand new piece they got in from Target. There isn't really too much to say about this, for $3 it was a steal for a wardrobe staple.
This shirt is a bit more navy than it looks in this picture. It has pretty flutter sleeves and I love the embellishments on it. It looks great tucked into the skirt above. Well worth the $4 I paid for it :)
This is the first thing I picked up today. I'm having a love affair with clutches lately and this color makes me super happy. A real bargain at $2
Grand total for all 6 items: $23
I call that a success!
What are your favorite thrift store finds?
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Now onto what I'm wearing. Today was about mixing prints in the black and white family while getting my pop of color from a bold teal pencil skirt. In the picture on the left you can see that my scarf is star printed, while my tank is an ikat print. If you are new to mixing prints and are nervous about trying it out, I would stick to prints all in the same color family. Black and white is an easy place to begin.
Here is the outfit in all of it's glory. My shirt, scarf and shoes are all different prints, but as you can see they all compliment each other well. The green skirt gives the outfit the needed color and base to support the various prints.
Now onto what I paid for everything.
Ikat Print Shirt $1.99 (with the tags till on it) at
The Salvation Army
Teal Pencil Skirt (also had tags on it) $2.99
The Salvation Army
Aeropostale Scarf - $1.00 at a garage sale (Thanks Robin!)
Grand total for this cute outfit: $13.18
What do you think?
Are you ready to try mixing prints?
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
With this skirt I am wearing a lace top from Maurices that I got on the clearance rack last year but I think a lot of tops would look great with this skirt. In fact, I tried on a python print top at Macy's with it and it was gorgeous but the shirt was still $30 so I passed.
These are the sandals I'm wearing. I love the refreshing coral color and braided strap.
I got the shoes at Aeropostale for $9.99
Also on my little shopping excursion I picked up this super adorable belt. Mostly because I knew it would go with the skirt, but also because I love the print. Best Part? It was $4.80 at forever21.
My necklace was unfortunately turned around in the picture above but this is what it looks like. I found it on the clearance rack at Claire's and I believe it was $2.99. Super cute though!
What do you think of the emerald green skirt? Is it something you will pick up for your fall wardrobe?
I know I'm in love!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Crochet Daisy Dolman Top
$22.99 at charlotterusse.com
This skirt is beautiful in color and utilitarian in purpose. A button down skirt is good for casual or for business. This particular cut is flattering on most every figure and it's on sale!
Vero Moda Button Up Skirt in Safari
$20.60 at Asos.com
Faux Stone Necklace (gold/green)
$2.80 at forever21.com
Neutral wedges are a must have. If in doubt throw on your nude or most neutral shows and these are so pretty!
Impo Nest Simply Taupe Wedges
$19.99 at amazon.com
Sequin Floral Print Cross Body Bag
$6.29 at kmart.com
Do you own crochet in your closet?
Monday, August 1, 2011
Everyone should own some leopard in their wardrobe as it is a classic, bold print that never goes out of favor. I'm loving this cute side tie crop with these higher waist shorts. Sexy and classy.
Animal Side-Tie Crop Top
$12.80 at forever21.com
These are a similar pair of shorts to the ones shown above. Black, simple, elegant and comes with a belt, bonus!
Must Have Braided Belt Tailored Cuffed Pleated High Waist Shorts$15.99 at Amazon.com
These tough and edgy wedges will add an unexpected sexy element that will pull everything together nicely.
Irene 5 Multi-Buckle Edgy Wedge
$19.99 at agacistore.com
Gold with black and leopard is heaven to me. This necklace is a little tribal and very modern. This would even be great with a plain t-shirt!
$10.80 at forever21.com
I am very much loving the mixing of prints trend that is still hot right now. This bag has edge of it's own and the tribal-esque print with the blue is so beautiful.
Aldo Voigtlander Clutch $24.98
How are you ladies liking this outfit?
Would you give the crop top a shot?