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August Thrift Haul

5 Sep

August was not a great thrifting month for me.. .but not for lack of trying! I actually did make a few thrifting stops during the month, but walked away empty handed time and time again. I’m not sure if it is because I’m getting pickier or if there just wasn’t as much great stuff to pick from.

Actually… I do think it’s because I’m really happy with my current wardrobe so I’m getting super picky about any additions.

{Pssst, you can read about my previous thrifting adventures here}

I ended thrifting two items this month:

Chico’s open cardigan, $9

First up is this pretty moss green open cardigan from Chicos. It still had the original tags on it and had never been worn, so I didn’t mind paying ‘up’ for it at $9 dollars. It’s super lightweight and I already wore it to work once:

Halogen sleeveless top, $5

On my last thrifting trip of the month, I ended up finding this pretty burgundy Halogen sleeveless top. Dressing room pic with Jack judging my outfit… Halogen is a Nordstrom brand and similar tops sell for around $60. This one has some pretty fall colors and sparkly thread running through the design. I’ll wear this one with a sweater and jeans for Casual Friday and probably tucked into a skirt for other workdays.

I’d love to hear your thrifting stories! Did you find a diamond in the rough (literally or figuratively)?

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Work Style: August 2019

4 Sep

My plan was to share this post last week, but then I got all in a tizzy about the Anthropologie Labor Day sale and pushed it to this week. As you all know, I find it helpful to take a look back at the month’s outfits to decide which ones are working and which ones need a little help.

This month we had some winners and we certainly had some losers…

{You can see my previous Work Style posts here}

Let’s take a look at August:

Week One

It was easy to pick my favorite outfit of this week, because I’m totally obsessed with my new ModCloth x Dupenny Ikebana skirt (you can find it here). I don’t typically shop at ModCloth unless I’m looking for a swimsuit, but when I received a 40% off coupon in the mail I didn’t want to waste it. I paired the skirt with a simple black wrap top from Boden (secondhand, of course) and a pair of black Rothy’s points.

The ‘runner up’ outfit this week is definitely my Casual Friday outfit in the lower right corner – I love the whole combo of thrifted top, yellow beaded necklace and sassypants shoes!

Week Two

For week two we have a winner and a loser. The winner is the comfy, yet work appropriate outfit o’ neutrals there in the center box. I kept it simple with a black slub t-shirt, moss green thrifted sweater and jeans, since I was excited to wear my new Inverse Stripe points. I love the way all the muted colors play together and it was the perfect outfit for a rainy Friday at work.

The loser outfit is that navy blue dress in the bottom right box. It looks okay with the floral sweater, but that dress was pulling on my shoulders all day long. At the end of the day I totally felt like hulking out of it and ripping the thing off my body. As it was, I didn’t actually rip it… but I did throw it directly into my donation bag. The sweater is in ‘time out’ in a box where I stuck some of my I-don’t-love-you-but-I-don’t-want-to-get-rid-of-you-yet clothes. I’ll revisit that box in a few months and make some listing/donating decisions.

Week Three

Yeah, I totally should have put one of my WORK style photos in the center, but I kind of loved my running around town outfit that week. My friend handed me down some lovely black and mesh leggings from Athleta and they are so wonderfully soft that I could live in them. I paired them with a Lucky Brand Def Leppard shirt (also soft like the wings of fairies) and a lightweight Nike hoodie. Oh, can’t forget the slip-on sneakers – my first stop was the doctor’s office, so I basically wanted to be as naked as possible when stepping on the scale!

As for the losers this week, I have two. I decided about 2 hours into the day that I hated that blue and white top in the lower left corner. It’s a size too big and too flowy in the tummy area, so I felt like I looked about 5 months pregnant. NO THANK YOU. Also, the adorable Boden skirt in the top right block looks awfully cute in that photo (and has pockets!), but in person by the end of the day I felt like it was super unflattering on me. Something about the length along with it sticking out a bit in the front on my tummy. Sigh. Anyways. When I got home I stuck it right on my Poshmark closet, so hopefully someone else will buy it and love it.

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Anthropologie has an Extra 50% Off Sale Items!

28 Aug

Okay, I wasn’t planning to post today, but then I saw that Anthropologie has an extra 50% off sale items for Labor Day weekend (8/28 – 9/2) and I wanted to make sure you all know about it!

Anthropologie’s sale on sale is the BEST way to score amazing finds for a fraction of their original cost. The problem is that they tend to sell out of the more popular sizes early, so if you see something you like… hop on it!

Here is what I bought:

Melange Sleeveless Top

Source: Anthropologie.com

Original price: $70, marked down to $49.95 and on sale for $25

Find it here: https://shopstyle.it/l/7oWV

I originally was planning to buy this top in the blue motif, but there were so many positive reviews for the red animal version that I decided to mix it up a bit and go for that one. I’ve been needing some nice-but-not-too-nice blouses to wear with sweaters on Casual Friday’s and I think this one will be great. It also looks super cute on the model when she has it tucked in, so I may end up styling this one with a skirt or two as well. This one comes in numeric sizes AND has plus sizes.

Alexandrine Embroidered Blouse

Source: Anthropologie.com

Original price: $88, marked down to $49.95 and on sale for $25

Find it here: https://shopstyle.it/l/7o0q

I saw this blouse on the Anthro website a while ago and stuck it on my “wish list” on the site just waiting until it went on sale. As soon as I saw the 50% off sale items started this morning, I put my order in at 5:45 am with blurry eyes for a large… and thank goodness I did because all that is left now is XS and Small sizes! I anticipate wearing this top with jeans on the weekends and also topping it with a cute sweater for work. I LOVE that I snapped it up for just $25 when it originally was marked at $88!

Here are some items that I really, really like… but didn’t buy:

Auden Maxi Dress

Source: Anthropologie.com

Original price: $150, marked down to $99.95 and on sale for $50

Find it here: https://shopstyle.it/l/7o11

You guys, this dress is so gorgeous! The mixed print. The flouncy skirt. The cut out back. Perfection! However, I’ve learned that even though I love maxi dresses on other people I don’t love them on me. I’ve had a few over the years and they always get shoved to the back of the closet. So if you get this one, let me know and I can live vicariously through you! As of this morning, this dress was available in XS, large, 1X, 2X and 3X.

Amadi Textured Bomber Jacket

Source: Anthropologie.com

Original price: $140, marked down to $79.95 and on sale for $40

Find it here: https://shopstyle.it/l/7o1j

Much like maxi dresses, I tend to admire bomber jackets on other people. My friend Lindsey found one at a consignment shop and she looks like a million dollars in it. Me… I’m not sure I can pull it off. However, I LOVE the look of this one. I really like the textured finish and the navy blue color. I’m not sure if this could be worked into a business casual wardrobe for work, or if it would be best as a weekend topper though. What are your thoughts: love it, hate it, or meh?

Gabriela Ruffled Maxi Dress

Source: Anthropologie.com

Original price: $160, marked down to $99.95 and on sale for $50

Find it here: https://shopstyle.it/l/7o3I

I tried this dress on and shared it with you all in a Dressing Room Snaps post in June (click through it you want to see it on me). At the time, I said I loved the fit of the dress and how incredibly soft the jersey was… but that it was overpriced. Well, marked down from $160 to $50 is pretty fantastic. I’d snap this up in a heartbeat if I hadn’t realized I already own maxi dresses that are gathering dust in my closet. I really wish they’d put the other dress I tried on – the Tania Tiered Dress – on sale, because I’d scoop that one right up!

Are you planning to buy anything from the Anthropologie 50% off sale items sale?

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Inspiration Fit Autumn Grab Bag Reveal

26 Aug

We’ve already established that I have a weakness for the Inspiration Fit grab bags, so let’s move on to the good stuff… the reveal! This time I approached my grab bag purchase in a more strategic way. They had 6 possible designs in the Autumn bag and I knew I really liked 3 of them, so I bought TWO bags to ensure I would receive ALL THE DESIGNS.

Why would I do this though if I don’t love three of the designs? Because I joined the Inspiration Fit Swap Facebook group and I knew I could sell off any unloved shirts!

Each Autumn Grab Bag (fitted tank top option) cost $29 and they were running a deal that if you purchased 2 you would also get a $15 gift card to spend on a future order.

I received 6 shirts – all the possible designs in an assortment of fall colors. These were the three designs I really wanted:

And these were the three designs that I liked but didn’t love:

I listed my unwanted shirts on the Swap Facebook Group and within an hour or so I sold them for $12 each, for a total of $36 in sales (minus Paypal shipping costs and postage). I then searched the group for the Pumpkin Spice shirt I loved in a long sleeve version (for a perfect Fall Casual Friday look for work) and bought a pretty burgundy version for $19.

So now I have four shirts… all designs that I love. I ended up averaging about $11.75 per shit and I still had that $15 gift card to use on a future order.

After a little site stalking, I used the gift card on this shirt, which I love:

AND I’m super prepared for Fall… bring on the pumpkins and spice! {But not the Pumpkin Spice, because that stuff is too sweet!}

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