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My friend Jameson of Lessons with Coffee is having a garage sale this weekend. It’s absolutely amazing! shopped it last night and had a blast. Honestly this post wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for that garage sale.

I bought the metallic Ann Taylor skirt, and the vintage pink top I am wearing in the first look there (among other things  of course!)

I’ve also noticed the tendency to post two looks on Thrift Style Thursdays. It might be a coincidence, but let me know if you like it, and I’ll keep styling one item in different ways.

Also, exciting news Thrift Style Thursday now has it’s own Facebook page! So join in!

Happy weekend early everyone! I am off to Colorado tomorrow! Yay road trip!

For more Thrift Style Thursday metallic interpretations check out:

Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Alligator Toe // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo //
That Cheap Bitch//Nuttier than Nutella //
Lipstick and Yarn

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Tops n Tees n Butterfly Knees

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Summer makes me want to wake up early and stay up late. Summer makes me not want to go to work. Summer is when I wake up and after my morning routine of oil pulling and cup of coffee I sit down and start looking for inspiration. Sometimes it’s in the sun I see rising through the trees on Rhode Island avenue. Sometimes it’s in my herb garden that I have managed to keep alive. Sometimes summer is in the morning breeze and I need a blanket to cover my legs, and a husband’s sweatshirt to wear, because it’s still chilly. Summer flows into me, and I get dressed and get ready for the day. Tops, and tanks, and accessories, everything is there, and everything expresses who I am.

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Weekly Wear June 21

Having totally skipped on weekly wear last week (we were on our way to Milwaukee), I am trying to redeem myself today. I love showing off what I wore on a daily/weekly basis. It not only  provides you with a snippet of what I look like in my daily life, but gives a round up of sorts. So here is what I’ve been wearing this week:

Monday: The dress I got from Katelyn at the Milwaukee Blogger Bazaar

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Tuesday: Moddeals cut off neon shorts, fringe shoes and floral top

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Wednesday: Seahorse dress

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Thursday: I had a really cute look for you, but didn’t change when I started cooking at home, and got the button down all greasy! Keeping my fingers crossed I can still get it out. If you know any good ways of getting oil stains out, do tell!

Friday: Moddeals camp pants (the worst pants ever!), Land’s End top and three necklaces. You can come take layering lessons from me now ;)

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I am also switching up my hair care for the summer. I have a hair appointment today at 10 am for another balayage, and want my hair to be as healthy as it can. So I am going with Cleansing Conditioner. This was the only one I could find at Target last night that was for my hair type. It’s also under $5! So win! I’ll let you know how it works, and whether I like it over the traditional shampoo/conditioner combo.

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And finally, on the way home last night,

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So here you have it! My week! I also only have about 6 weeks left at my current job, and then college, here I come! I am super excited!

Have a great weekend!

In Shorts

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Shorts are one of those articles of clothing that can make you look 16 again. I don’t know if you do, but sometimes I want to turn back time. And I guess I am in these neon frayed blue shortsI got from Moddeals for only $10. I am yet to wear them out in public though. So far it’s been home and garden only.

Another thing I want to mention – bicycle shorts. Apparently a lot of girls wear them under dresses and even shorts here in Minnesota, and more than half the time they aren’t even riding a bike. I understand the idea behind it, but don’t you sweat even more? Do you wear shorts under your dresses? I know I can’t, otherwise I am going to start treating my dress like a top. And when I bike? I’d rather bring a change of clothes. Yes, I started biking to work this week.

Outfit details: Shorts Moddeals.com – $10, Shoes Moddeals.com – $10, Top American Rag Macy’s, White Crossbody – vintage, Sam’s old watch.

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Here are some more great shorts, and ideas on how to wear them:

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Do you wear shorts? How do you style them? How many pairs of shorts do you have?

Polka Dot Dress

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When I love Lucy meets Zooey Deschanel and designs something they would both wear in real life… That’s how I feel in this polka dot dress. It doesn’t need much styling, as it speaks for itself. I paired this red and white dress with nude heels from target, a bulky gold chain necklace (thrifted) and my Marc Jacobs watch.

Spinning and Twirling in this polka dot dress was a lot of fun yesterday. I have been looking for a dress like this for the past few months, and when I couldn’t find anything at the thrift stores, I took a chance and accepted the offer from eShakti to try one of their products. The dress is custom made in India, and when I was choosing it, I could not only select my size, but also the length of hem, type of collar cut, and whether I wanted any of the embellishments removed. The dress could’ve come with a white stripe going a little above the hem line.

I was really hoping this would be my summer weddings go-to dress, but I am not so sure anymore. The idea behind eShakti is great – they position themselves, as the only online women’s fashion apparel company offering size 0-36W & Custom clothing. But sadly, the quality of the dress is not that high. Of course it’s better than a lot of Chinese websites that sent me items in the past, but

- the cotton on the dress is not very thick,

- the polka dot pattern is printed on top of the fabric, not a part of the fabric (I am not sure what will happen to the dress in the wash)

- it also ripped right around the zipper as I was taking it off, fortunately enough I know how to fix it, but what if I didn’t?

- it’s pricey (The dress would’ve cost me $80)

The great things about the dress are

- the style, and the cut is vintage inspired, what I absolutely love,

- it has pockets,

- I got to customize it for my body type

All of the eShakti products ship from India, so it was fun to receive a DHL from half-way around the world.

At the end of the day I don’t know if I would shop there for myself. There are so many places to do it these days. Plus I am now being EXTREMELY money cautious with me going back to college in September!

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Vintage Navy

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I am wearing: Vintage navy dress – VintageSwank, Sperry’s Top Siders – TJ Maxx, Neon yellow belt – Target, Bulky chain necklace – thrifted

A vintage item often tells its’ own story. You don’t make the outfit. The outfit makes you. We were talking about what fashion means to us yesterday with some girlfriends on Twitter, and to me,

Fashion is self-expression in its’ truest form

But it’s a little different when it comes to when I wear vintage. These items have a story to tell, these items lived before me, and some of them were made long before I was born. And that’s why I respect vintage, cherish and treasure them.

This navy dress is structured, and feels more like a suit when I wear it. But it made me feel real, feminine and unique.

I am so so happy it’s Friday! I had a 3 day work week, but, man, am I exhausted! I hope you all spend time with your family and get a chance to relax! Stop by tomorrow to join the weekly wear link up and see my Monday-Friday outfits!

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Винтажные вещи говорят сами за себя. И не вы создаете образ, а образ создает вас. Вчера мы обсуждали в Твиттере, что мода значит для нас, и для меня,

Мода – это наивысшая, чистейшая форма самовыражения 

Но когда я одеваю винтаж, то вещи рассказывают свои истории. Эти вещи были и жили до меня, некоторые из них были сшиты задолго до моего рождения. Поэтому я уважаю винтаж, и храню его в своем гардеробе.

Это темно-синее платье настолько структурировано и архитектурно, что я чувствую себя в нем, как в брючном костюме. Но в нем я чувствую себя настоящей, женственной и уникальной!

А еще я очень рада, что сегодня пятница! Я работала всего лишь 3 дня на этой неделе, но я так устала! Желаю вам отличных выходных и приглашаю вас к себе на блог завтра, потому что по субботам выходит моя регулярная рубрика – Что я Носила/Weekly Wear.


Weekly Wear

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Sperry’s Boots – thrifted, Jeans – 10 Dollar Mall, Vintage top – thrifted, Gap cardigan – thrifted

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Dr.Marten’s – thrifted, Jeans – 10 Dollar Mall, Madewell T – thrifted, Scarf – Wild Ruffle,
Jacket – Tommy Hilfiger – thrifted 

Ombre-jeans

Ombre Jeans – Opitz, Target flats – thrifted, Top – Buffalo Exchange, Cardigan – thrifted, Necklace – thrifted

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Jeans – Buffalo Exchange, Striped blazer – 10 Dollar Mall, White Knit Vest – J.Jill – thrifted, JCrew top – thrifted, Necklace – Wild Ruffle 

Happy Saturday, and welcome to my new weekly wear series. Every Saturday morning I will be here, showing you what I wore that week. Showing you, how my daily style changes throughout weeks, months, seasons. This will also be a link up, a chance for you to show some of your weekly outfits. Who is excited?

Apparently this week started on Tuesday, since I completely forgot to photograph the Monday outfit. Plus I wanted to make it interesting and not have the same background or pose. Thursday look was also featured in this post. But I think Friday one is my favorite. I have officially mastered layering.

I guess the theme for this week’s Weekly Wear is I thrifted it, I wore it. The Madewell top and Tommy Hilfiger jacket were thrifted on Tuesday. The black jeans from Friday look and Striped top from Thursday were my steals at the $1 Earth Day sale at Buffalo Exchange. The jeans are actually high waisted, and I promise to style them with a crop top sometime soon! I was ecstatic when I fit into them on Friday morning. It literally made my day.

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O is for Overalls {A-Z Challenge}

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How could I not post about overalls? The more important question here though is – How do I still not own a pair? I don’t know. I am trying and looking and hoping to find an awesome pair at a thrift store. But, alas, nothing so far. Only my Mavatar collections, which you can check out here:

 

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K is for Kimonos and Kaftans {A-Z Challenge}

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I am a little behind on my A to Z challenge, but here is letter K post. I am really excited about it, because I made it all about kimonos and kaftans (caftans). I know a few brave people who have actually worn those in real life, and looked amazing! I am hoping to be able to pull one off sometime this summer. But don’t you just love oriental inspired clothing?

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C is for Chevron {A-Z Challenge}

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Having already shared my love for Chambray with you last week, I decided to explore the beauty of chevron. I love this pattern on others, but haven’t been brave enough to try it out for myself. I have zero chevron items in my closet (I might have to take another look, but pretty sure there are none!), can you believe it?

I created a chevron themed collection in my favorite shopping app – Mavatar, and I hope you like my picks.

 

 

Do you wear chevron? Patterns?

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