Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thrifty Thursday - What's brown and brown . . . and brown?

I wasn't sure what to do yesterday with my lunch break. I wasn't feeling the gym, the only friend that works close enough to me to go to lunch wasn't able to meet up, I didn't feel like browsing Target (*gasp* shocker, I know!)... After much deliberation, I gained some inspiration from a few amazing thrifters, ShanaLissaErica and Kayla and decided to hit up a thrift store that I'd never been to.  (For those of you that are local, it's the Helping Hands Thrift Store on Highway 90.)  Guess what? I found some adorable items!! Some of these brands I don't recognize, but it doesn't matter. I'm just excited to actually find something that fits! I usually have no luck at thrift stores.


Willi Smith brown & white flower A-line skirt


Green striped Ann Taylor Loft shirt


R&K flowery dress



Studded Belt


And last but not least, this entire outfit (minus the shoes and jewelry...ok, just the shirt and skirt, but STILL!)...

Skirt: New York Clothing (thrifted - new with tags!)
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft (thrifted)
Pearls: Borrowed from my sis
Shoes: 6pm.com
I really wish I had taken this picture first thing in the morning before the skirt got all wrinkly!


I adore this outfit! It mades me feel so prim and proper. I wish I had some bright heels and jewelry though. I think I could really take it to the next level with some red or purple heels and jewelry... I'll have to be on the lookout for that! 


I'm linking up with Spunky Chateau today! Go HERE to check out other bloggers' thrifty finds!

Have you scored any thrifty finds lately?

18 comments:

kimmie said...

Man! jealous that you can go thrifting on your lunch break! And a Target close by? That would be dangerous for me. We don't have anything around here except for restaurants, no clothing shops or anything. I guess it's a good thing...

Melissa said...

You look gorgeous! I love this! This is a way to wear all neutrals and still look stylish, classy and chic. I do agree that some fun pops of bright colors would be awesome too. That's the beauty of remixing pieces!

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Style Journey said...

You and Lissa are some thrifting queens!

You look absolutey gorgeous in your thrifting finds. Very classy...

I have that same shirt, lol

Melissa: Write it in Lipstick said...

I love thrift store seriously the first place I go when I clothes shop

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

Thrifting is one of my favourite things to do- lunchtime or not! You look great in the prim and proper outfit and those floral pieces are beautiful! Can't wait to see them on!

CC said...

So cute! Your turquoise heels would look awesome with this outfit too.
And I've already said it, I know, but your new hair is so adorable!

Irene (Couture-Petite.com) said...

You look amazing!

I haven't been thrifting lately, but that's because I'm on a shopping ban. I spent a bit to much on a couple of dresses last month so I'm not limiting myself. :/ I'm excited to get back into the groove though!

Kish said...

You got some great deals! I really like the skirt...very summery. You do look all prim and proper in your pencil skirt...like it, like it! How about adding a wide belt in yellow or a color similar to that of your shoes...which I wish we could have seen more of cuz they look really cute!!!

Claire said...

seriously fabulous! i love all your purchases! they're so stylish. i haven't gone thrifting in a while but will do so this weekend while my sister is visiting (she comes tomorrow and i think i'll make her go with me!)

p.s. you should link up to spunky chateau and her thursdays are for thrifters!

rebecca said...

That flowery skirt and flowery dress are so pretty! Great finds!

rebeccawithanR

Sarah Grecco said...

Hey! Saw your blog on ColorBlind! Love your blog. The R&K flowery dress is cute for summer.....

xo
Sarah

Lissa said...

Great finds! I love that dress especially!! Thrifting is pretty much my favorite thing. ;o)

rlutz said...

very productive lunch...great finds! You are looking great in the flowered blouse and the pencil skirt!!

Erica said...

Way to go! I love that outfit! And doesn't it make it so much better knowing it was thrifted?

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Meagan said...

I am in love with both of those skirts. I'm so glad you linked up!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I have that same thought every time I have to take pictures at the end of the day...so annoying!

I love the thrifting finds...I never seem to find anything, plus I'm easily overwhelmed, so thriftting isn't really in the cards for me. I need someone to come teach me, I think! I can't wait to see the dress, especially :)

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

GREAT finds! And you are rockin that outfit!! LOVE the skirt on you!!

Thanks for sharing!
Kristine
http://jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-i-wore-wednesday-k-2.html