My Style: April 2024

And poof, just like that April is done. I feel like this month was so crazy busy – we started it in Tucson for spring break, work has been extra busy, every weekend has had some sort of activity. Also, our trucking business with my husband driving his tractor trailer has been impacted by the Port of Baltimore tragedy, so he’s been going to bed at 6pm to wake up at midnight to drive down to the Port in Norfolk throughout the week. It should be a surprise to absolutely no one that I’ve booked another vacation – this time a 4-day weekend – in May to give us something to look forward to!

This month also gave us the switch from winter into spring here in Maryland with some warmer weather, which means I was finally able to pack away my tights.

Let’s take a look at my April looks:

For my first three looks, I was restyling some old favorites from my closet. I’ve had the floral dress (left) for years and I’ve pretty much worn it with every cardigan in my closet.

The middle skirt was previously a dress, that I decided to chop apart since I preferred it as a skirt. I paired it with a secondhand Eileen Fisher t-shirt and I just kind of hate it — I’m not a high neck kind of girl. So, I’m adding that top to my Poshmark closet for someone else to enjoy.

The polka dotted dress (right) has also been in my closet for ages, so I got a little funky with it and added a tulle under-skirt. Loved the kooky look and also the beaded thrifted cardigan.

Out of these three outfits, just one item (the black top) is hitting the sale pile.

I thrifted this green leafy top (left) when we were in Tucson and I really like it paired with my linen skirt. This was a weekend look for a family get together, so I’d add a cardigan if I were going to wear it to work.

The middle skirt was another one on my ‘chop’ pile — it previously had a really weird waistband, so I chopped it off and added elastic instead. LOVE it now. It’s much cuter and way more comfortable. I paired with with just a simple tank top and cardigan, which were both thrifted over the years.

As for the last outfit (right), I had thrifted that embroidered top a few months ago and wasn’t sure if I loved it or not. I tried it with the linen skirt… and I like it. Will keep it around for now. The brown mary jane shoes are new — they are wedges from Birkenstock — and I like them for a springy sandal that covers my toes. They also make me impressively tall without hurting my feet!

Everything stays for now — but the blue embroidered shirt may eventually make it’s way out of my closet.

Another casual look (left), for a coffee meeting with a colleague. I love Madewell t-shirts and found this retro looking striped version on Poshmark. I love the color scheme and the v-neck! I paired it with my straight legged jeans that I actually did NOT thrift and a thrifted cardigan.

I thrifted this vintage Laura Ashley skirt (right) and OHMYGOD I’m in love with it. Once again, it had a weird waist situation so I chopped it and added my own elastic band. It is so full and swishy and the cotton fabric is just made 10,000 times better than crap I’m seeing in stores now. I paired it with a simple tank top, thrifted cardigan and those new mary jane shoes.

LOVE both these outfits and will be wearing them a million more times.

I haven’t done a denim jacket look in a while (left), so I figured I’d throw one into the mix. This jacket is super adorable with embroidered flowers on the shoulders and back, so I mixed it with my trippy polka dot skirt. The ‘shirt’ underneath, is actually a tunic/dress thing and I really like the color and softness.

The dress on the right is one of my favorites from a year or two ago. Once again, it’s been paired with pretty much every cardigan I own and I like the way the blue-green brings out the pretty tones in the floral.

Everything stays in both these looks and they will continue to be re-styled in my closet over and over again.

New vs. Secondhand Talley

This month, I count 7 items that I purchased retail and 25 items I purchased secondhand!

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