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Everything is changing and everything is constantly moving. I can’t believe I’ve already been in school for a month! University has definitely pushed and stretched me in more ways than I could’ve ever imagined. But one thing remained the same – I still love vintage and clothes, and styling my daily outfits. Probably even more now, than ever.

I have told the story of the jacket in my Instagram post yesterday, but I will share it again here. And if you are a thrifter, or a vintage shopper you will understand what I went through to get it.

I was at Steeple People on Franklin and Lyndale, actually trying to find someone new to talk to (for a class assignment), when I noticed a girl find this jacket. She actually asked one of the store volunteers to get it down for her, because it was hanging up high under the ceiling. Of course now I wanted it too. It was a perfect jacket that I wanted before I even knew I needed or wanted it. After about 30 minutes she decided against it, and set it back down. I guess I just got lucky this time, because I am literally living in it this fall. And just in case you are wondering, it is a wool Talbots jacket in light grey, the softest, most comfortable thing I’ve worn in a long time.

In this look I wore it over a vintage black dress, paired with a scarf I got from Popsugar Must-have box, and the black boots I got for Christmas two years ago, that my father-in-law brought from Germany.

I am wearing it again today, so make sure you follow me on Instagram!

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Hat Trick {Thrift Style Thursday}

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Hats are amazing summer accessories, and can not only add on to your outfit, but make the outfit!

Do you know what my hat trick is? No, I am not going to pull a white rabbit out of this hat. My hat trick is pulling this outfit together for under $5! That’s right! IT’S UNDER FIVE BUCKS!

Here is how: hat – lost and found – free, shoes – hand me downs from a co-worker – free, high waisted jeans – Buffalo Exchange – $1 Earth Day sale, top – Talbots – Salvation Army – $3.50.

Even I am impressed with myself! And you can too, it’s easy! Thrifting is addicting, thrilling and saves you a lot of money! How do you think I am able to afford college?

Happy Thursday! And make sure to connect with other Thrift Style Thursday Gals!

For more Thrift Style Thursday posts and looks 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 // Rachel’s Lookbook // Nuttier than Nutella // Lipstick and Yarn

And feel free to find me on:
Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Minneapolis a la Mode // Bloglovin’

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InterLACEd {Thrift Style Thursday}

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Today’s Thrift Style Thursday post is literally fresh off the press! I just took these photos! So if you want to know what I currently look like – there you go! Minus the boots, and plus a blanket!

The polar vortex was merciful to me again, and I scored another day off. I really need a break from the whole “Ms. Zhenya…..” gig! (I am a teacher for those of you who didn’t know)

When it comes to lace, I personally believe that it’s hard to pull of. There are very few pieces that can actually be 100% made out of lace and NOT make you look like a giant doily.  In fact this dress is the only lace piece I have in my wardrobe.

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My goal today was to show off a look, that is based around lace, but where lace isn’t the center of attention, and is concealed. So I threw a newly thrifted Chico’s sweater over this Urban Outfitters dress. Added a couple accessories and viola!

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You may notice my Ted Baker bag. Well we are in a love-hate relationship here. The bag was the very first prize I ever won in a Giveaway! It was absolutely amazing, because I won it all the way from Russia, and it was mailed to Sam’s house. I knew I was going to marry him at that point, so I could trust him with a handbag! But I haven’t gotten much use out of it, and it’s been in the closet for a couple of years. It’s also lost some of it shape! But I am determined to make it work this season. I am bringing my Ted Baker bag back!

Feel free to check other girls’ posts and join us! We welcome you with open arms 😉

Spoolish // Buttons and Birdcages // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J

Aligator Toe // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity

Happy Thursday! I hope you have a good day, and if you aren’t, I hope this gif makes it better!

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Xo,

Z

Thrifting for Treasure: It’s been too long!

It’s been over 2 weeks since I posted my last Thrifting for Treasure. I didn’t want to do one last week, because I only bought two things, but this week’s haul, along with things that I’ve gotten off of freecycle and the items I thrifted a week before, should, all together, make a great post. Plus I was really inspired by Daniel Troppy and his almost daily YouTube haul videos.

The two items I bought last week were a salmon colored Talbots skirt and a cotton Gap black dress. When it comes to skirts, I have noticed myself leaning more and more towards anything high waisted and pocketed. And I know that I have blogged about it a lot over the past few weeks, so I am not going to bore you, but put the pictures up instead!

This week’s thrifting experience was a lot a lot more productive. I went to the Salvation Army in the North Loop district and here is what I got:

A vintage Coach purse, this one was meant for my mother-in-law, but I am not sure if she wants it, or if I am ready to give it up yet, but it’s absolutely stunning! If you are going for a Coach purse – go for the leather ones, don’t buy the fabric bags, even though they cost over $300, they still look cheap!

Next I got a Calvin Klein Dress. I immediately fell in love with this dress, the different layers of fabric add fullness and volume to the skirt. Plus I love how stripes go in different directions.

Remember my post on Trench Coats? Inspired by my husband? Well I just happened to find two trenches at the Salvation Army, and one of them is reversible – so that’s like 3 trenches instead of two 😉

The first one is a Jones New York Coat:

Guess which side I will be rocking more often?

The next coat is actually a rain coat by Ralph Lauren. It’s a bright orange color, which will definitely make me stand out in the Minneapolis crowd!

The last two things were a little hard to explain, but since I got those sewing patterns off of Freecycle, I’ve been dying to get my hands on some new fabric. And well – turns out they sell fabric at the thrift store. What a pleasant discovery! If you are not sure if your thrift store sells fabric – check the linens/blankets section – that’s where I found these two amazing fabrics:

Now I am definitely asking for a sewing machine for Christmas.

I hope you all enjoyed these finds, if you’ve gone thrifting this week, make sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog below, I would love to check your finds out.

Have a great weekend,

xo

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