As Plaid As I will Ever Get // Thrift Style Thursday

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Today’s outfit is anything but ordinary in my wardrobe. Plaid is definitely making a comeback and is a big trend this season. But this flannel shirt dress is the only item in my closet. I seriously consider flannel to be a Minnesota thing! I was singing “I am a lumberjack and I am okay…” while getting dressed this morning!
What do you think about plaid? Is it making a comeback in your wardrobe?
Happy Thrift Style Thursday,
Zhenya

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Martyna at Spoolish
Nout at Sandpaper kisses
Miche at Buttons and Birdcages

Thanksgiving Outfitters: A Thrifter’s Tale

I tried my best to combine something thrifted, something vintage, something blue (oh wait, that’s a totally different story 🙂 ), and something modern in my Thanksgiving outfit. But a lot of it ended being something borrowed as well! So taking all of the above factors into consideration, it was almost like a wedding! Or was it? So without further adieu, I would like to present my Thanksgiving Outfit tale!

Once upon a time there lived a girl, who was absolutely fascinated by anything thrifted, vintage, or, even better, the combination of thrifted and vintage. And every time she put together an outfit, it was a special day, a celebration of sorts.

The morning of Thanksgiving our thrifter had a task, which appeared to be more challenging than it really is. How many of you have ever adjusted skirt waistband? How many of you have ever adjusted an elastic in the skirt’s waistband? Maybe due to the lack of sleep, or to the overwhelming memories of living on the Upper West side after watching Macy’s Day Parade, or to simple lack of attention (that, let’s be honest a lot of us suffer from) she had to redo the waist elastic 3 whole times! But it was totally worth it, because the skirt was $1.50 Goodwill find. Important lesson learned: When working with a wide elastic make sure it’s aligned properly before sewing it together!

 

The skirt was quite see-through, but a thrifted $2 vintage slip came to the rescue! The picture of which will not be included, because this is an appropriate, PG fairy tale !

The top that she wore that day came from far far away, all the way from overseas, from a country called Russia, because that’s where our thrifter was from. And it used to belong to her Grandmother. Unfortunately Grandma was now gone, but the memory of her lived forever in that vintage a little bit altered top! Lesson learned: Spend time with your loved ones and carry on memories of them not in your clothes, but in your heart!

 

Completed by a Mossimo top from a clarance rack at Target, $1 necklace from Steeple People, and the latest refashioned tote our thrifter threw on her modest black heels and walked to the car carriage, cherry pie in hand! Good thing it was 50F that day, or was it?

After a couple glasses of champagne, and traditional Thanksgiving lunch/dinner with a twist of cayenne pepper, the family decided to step outside for a nice walk, to let the food settle and make room for dessert, only to find out that the wind has picked up and the temperature dropped to 30F!

The weather’s cruel prank didn’t stop the family from their intended promenade. All it took was some extra clothes from parent’s closet.

 

The thrifter’s  fairy god mother mother in law spared the warmest angora coat and a beautiful beret, as well as a pair of stockings to keep the thrifter’s legs from freezing off.

And out they went into the cold! To take pictures and have lots of fun:

 

… for about 20 minutes or so, because it was indeed intolerable!

Lesson learned: No matter how cold it is, family time is important!

I hope you enjoyed my silly thrifter’s tale. Thrifting isn’t really that hard, but creativity is a must, especially when it comes to putting outfits together. And the final important lesson of the post is – Don’t overdo vintage/thrifted outfit. Take it slow and build up your confidence as you go along!

Have a great Wednesday everyone, we all need a little fairy tale in our lives every once in a while! I hope something magical happens to you today!

The Thrifter

Styling Vintage Thrift Finds for a day at the Stone Arch Festival

You all have seen my thrift finds from Goodwill Outlet, and today I am going to share how I styled one of the vintage pieces, that polka dotted “Lady Manhattan” top.

It wasn’t hard to do really – I threw on some shorts a pair of sandals, grabbed my vintage thrifted COACH bag and I was out of the door 🙂

On our way to Stone Arch Bridge Festival I spotted this odd number, I think she wanted to share her outfit with you all too!

Now If you didn’t know the Festival is free and open to public, there are a lot of arts and crafts booths, 3 stages with live music, and of course millions of food trucks!

And of course vintage cars:

Total Pin-Up:

This guy was making wooden bowls using a rope! How awesome is that!

I also found some awesome jewelry that I liked:

And some pretty cheesy garden accessories, too bad I don’t have a garden!

These were the most original wind chimes I’ve ever seen:

I also contributed to a painting, which is going to be hung at the Tuggs Tavern:

Here is Sam and I, aren’t we cute?

And here is another person I dragged outdoors with us that day – Blake – and yes, he is eating frozen yogurt and it was good!

Hope you had a good weekend!

xo,

Z

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