Friday, November 21, 2014

Desperately Seeking Bad 80s Fashion!

When shopping for clothes, I usually stick to the motto "If it's good enough for a character in an 80s movie, then it's good enough for me!" That's how I talked myself into this blazer. I could totally see Andie from Pretty In Pink wearing it. (Which I think is what I say every time I wear it on my blog. HA!)

This week I added a new movie to my inspiration roster - Desperately Seeking Susan! How have I gone so long without that film in my life? I guess the title always threw me off so I would skip it whenever the chance came up. I'm so glad I finally took the time to watch it because the wardrobe in that movie is to die for! Are there any other quality fashionable movies of that decade I'm missing out on?

Speaking of inspiration - I am showing off some fellow thrifty chicks over on Midwest Style Bloggers today. Check it out for some new names to add to your blogroll. :)

Outfit details:
Polka dot blouse - $5 (outlet store)
Blazer - .25 cents (thrifted, similar one being sold in my Etsy shop)
Pants - $1 (thrifted)
Flats - $5 (thrifted)
Necklace - won in giveaway a million years ago

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cracking The Winter Fashion Secret

I've found the secret to standing out in a sea of blah winter gear this season and I'm gonna share it with you today!

In my constant search for new outfit inspiration, I came across a great post from the Monroe and Main blog titled "Add style and flair with colored accessories and makeup". One of the first lines of the post encourages you to try out colored outerwear extras to bring some pizazz to your look. I'm down with that!

There's currently a plethora of sources where you can get your fashion news from, but one of my favorites will always be blogs. Monroe and Main recently launched their blog, which is an extension of their other social media outlets, where they dole out tried and true style tips. What makes this blog different is how they break up each post to be short, digestible, and you can walk away knowing that you learned a lot in a short amount of time. What's not to love?
Disclosure: I received product compensation from Monroe and Main in exchange for writing this blog post about their new blog. My opinions are honest and and all the opinions are my own. 
Outfit details:
Black dress - $4 (thrifted)
Coat - borrowed from my sister
Tights - $5 (Wal-Mart)
Booties - $15 (K-Mart, old)
Scarf - handmade by Lyndsey
Hat - $1 (Dollar Store, old)
Lipstick - Dark Wine by Wet'n'Wild

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Domesticated Mermaid

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, there was not a speck of snow on the land which made me free to bare my arms and dress like an off-duty mythical creature. I ended up wearing this to sort through my vintage toy collection, but I looked pretty freakin' fancy while doing it!

We got our first big snow this weekend and my backyard looks even more enchanted now. Unfortunately, gone are the days when I could wear this outfit so now I'll just look back at it fondly in this outfit post. One day I was digging through my wardrobe, throwing clothes all over the floor, when I noticed these items lined up perfectly. I'm pretty sure I squealed when I realized this outfit existed within my closet. There's no doubt in my mind that magic intervened that morning!

Outfit details:
Sequin top - $3 (thrifted)

Skirt - $2 (thrifted)
Necklace - gift from Dani
Glittered flats - $12 (Wal-Mart, on sale in stores only!)
Red lipstick - Really Red by Revlon


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