Plaid Pencil Skirt

I had a plaid pencil skirt on my thrift wish list for about six months before I found the perfect one last year. I kept finding school uniform style skirts, full wool skirts, and mini skirts, but nothing fitted and pencil-like. Plaid is a thrift store staple, so I wasn’t going to give up. I ended up finding one for $2.

Floral Dress

Even though I’m already planning on dressing up as Kermit the HallowMeme for Halloween, when boohoo.com asked if I’d join their HallowIn / HallowOut campaign, I most certainly replied with HallowOut, thankyouverymuch. Halloween marks the seventh anniversary of the day my husband and I met.

Sequins & Gingham

I found this $4 skirt at the Goodwill in Wadsworth on a whim. I was driving in a terrible storm tired, hungry, and my phone’s battery was dead. Despite all of these signs to keep on trucking home, I knew it would be my only opportunity to shop at this location in a while, so I made the brave decision to stop in.

Holiday Thrift Style

Between family gatherings, office parties, and nights out with girlfriends, calendars are already filing up with holiday outings. To prepare for these upcoming events, I stopped by Goodwill and put together three staple outfits for the holiday season.

 

Office Party
A few things come to mind when I think of holiday attire: plaid, red, tights, metallic and a little sparkle.

Kimono

Well friends, this will probably be the last of the summer outfits. Although I had a terrific summer, I’m not too thrilled about the change in seasons this year. Don’t get me wrong, there are few things more beautiful than Ohio autumns, but it feels as though it snuck up on me and there are still many tube dresses and platform sandals to be worn.

Denim & Lace

We all know I’m quite fond of chambray shirts so you can imagine my excitement when I found this 1990s denim tank at the thrift store for $3. I don’t have to even tell you how versatile it is but I’m going to go ahead and tell you anyway: denim tops are no different than your favorite pair of jeans; they pair well with practically everything.

Polka Dots & Yellow

There are so many things I want to say about this outfit with the first one being that I’m pretty excited that it cost $6.50 from head to toe. Secondly, whoever made this dress appreciated womanly curves, and lastly a few days after I bought it at Goodwill, I found a dress almost exactly like it from the Eva Mendes for NY&CO collection.

Lounging Leopard

b.lovely is an online and traveling boutique that carries some of the prettiest pieces while emphasizing the importance of confidence and originality.

I spotted the Lounging Leopard shirt in one of b.lovely’s Instagram pictures last winter around the same time I blogged about their launch, and I left a comment saying how much I loved it so owner and friend, Lyndsey, sent me one to style.

Thrift Challenge #2: Chambray + Sequins

 

The Gap chambray: Volunteers of America Thrift Store, Columbus $5 (already owned it)
Forever 21 skirt: The Village Discount of Ohio, Akron  $4
Tights: Simply Vera $4 (not thrifted)
Aldo pointed pumps: Salvation Army, Akron $2
Earrings: The Village Discount of Ohio, Akron $1
Copper bracelet: Givits, Hudson $4
Total: $20

When Katie challenged me to replicate the chambray and sequins

Little Red Dress

{Jacket/ Gabe’s / 5 years ago / price unknown
Dress  / Ann Taylor / thrifted from Village Discount Outlet / $4
Tights / Simply Vera for Kohl’s / $4
Necklace / c/o Rings & Tings / $15
Booties/ R2 Bauer from DSW / 3 years ago/ $50}

I rarely shop at Ann Taylor but tend to find their pieces while thrifting.