Wednesday, October 12, 2011

day 12: dressy and casual thrifted outfits {31 days of thrifting}

Last week was fun, so I put together a few more thrifted outfits for you today!

I’ve got three thrifted ensembles for you: dressy, casual, and in between!

the casual outfit:

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I bet you’re thinking, “hey, that’s not a thrift store!” Heheh, why you are correct…

We were at IKEA, and from the looks we got, apparently the only people that have ever pulled out the camera to take outfit pictures there…

The top is a Goodwill find, $2, the jeans are American Eagle/GW, $6, and the earrings were from GW, $2. The shoes were a Target clearance {$7} a year or two ago- and then I saw them at GW the same year for a higher price!

The scarf is from American Eagle {an early birthday present to myself! ha!} that I bought retail {ahh- I know!} for $7.50. Seeing my dream scarf for 25% of it’s original price made my day!

I think adding a few inexpensive pretty accessories {thrifted or not} can take a cute thrifted outfit and make it fabulous.

total cost: $24.50

Here’s the outfit with more non-thrifted layers, just for fun!  Adding a pop of color with a $5 Target bag and layering in a $8 sweater made the look a little more fall!

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I was holding the mustard yellow camera bag, and the hubs is like, “are you going to wear that thing?” And he snapped this shot. Which is totally hilarious to me, because before I started blogging he had absolutely no opinion on what I wore!

I thought my bag was cute- it had a white rolled flower too! I guess mustard is not his favorite color. It made me laugh, and I took it off for him for the next pic. ;)

You can see how I wore the blue top sans accessories along with more thrifted outfits over here.

the dressy outfit:

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I got to wear this one to a birthday lunch with a friend last week. Any excuse to dress up a little is a good one, right? :D

The silk shirt with the rosettes is Bebe from Goodwill, $4, the trousers are Roxy from GW, $7, the leather heels are a vintage pair from Italy/GW, $5. The earrings were $2 from GW.

total outfit cost: $18

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I love pink, but I never wear it because of my hair.
This shirt just makes me smile.

and in between:

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A thrifted knit free people dress for $6, with Steve Madden leather shoes, $5, and another $2 pair of new GW earrings. This dress is awesome for wearing around the house, and for going out for dinner too. Anything that’s comfortable and cute scores bonus points with me!

total outfit cost: $13

The lovely thing about thrifting is that you can find almost anything you’re looking for- dressy, casual, or comfortable for so much less than a retail store.

thrifting tip #8:

use accessories to take your thrifted clothing across seasons.

A pair of earrings, a cozy cardigan, or a vintage scarf can make your favorite thrifted tank top work in the fall, and a simple white long-sleeved shirt underneath paired with jeans and boots could make it work for the winter season.

Letting your accessories change your outfits saves you money and allows you to wear the clothing you love year-round!

Really, no matter where you shop, accessories can work their magic on thrifted and retail clothes alike- don’t you agree? :D

 

linking up at the pleated poppy andMomma Go Round Sweet Serendipity

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