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Friday, November 12, 2010

Everyday I write the book

Have you noticed I posted every day this week, as opposed to my usual three times a week?
I thought I would try it out. What do you think -- would you like daily posts, or do you prefer every other day?

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Today's look was inspired by Song of the Exile -- I think our dress is even the same, at least they were both by Max Studio, only her sleeves are longer.

plaid

The Rundown
Tunic Max Studio - Cardigan Gap - Boots Kohls - Leggins TJMaxx - Belt Thrifted - Bag Avon - Ring Kohls

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Sooooo. I've been kind of bad. There are two thrift stores within walking distance of my house. Walking is healthy. Exercise is good. I like to trick myself into exercise  by telling myself I can go browse the thrift store. But um, I shopped a lot. I'm not proud.

 This sweater, I love. Ann Talor Loft, $3.50 perfect to layer over a dress or with a pencil skirt or jeans.

 The real Fur Collar - kind of a big purchase at $15. Includes possible guilt factor.

 Blue velvet blazer from the Gap. $3.75, I love velvet a lot.

Gold woven belt for a $1 was a complete rip off since it's quite worn. I tried to get for half off, but no luck.

 Blue suede pumps from Italy. You know I can't resist goods from Europe, especially for $2.

 Tiny little vintage bag. It was $5, and I might make it part of a blog giveaway soon...

Black velvet pants for $5. I'm going to skinnyify them, hence the one pinned leg. They are super high waisted, which I'm not sure about, but I had a sudden urge to own velvet pants.

Well Style Nation, have I been a bad shopper, showing my weakness and bringing home lots of things I don't need?

(Here is a little Chloe to brighten your weekend!)
Leafy
Note: Sorry about that truncated post that went up - struggling with internet!

40 comments:

missvinylahoy said...

I like everyday posts, but I also enjoy being spoiled :)

Closet Fashionista said...

I'm liking the new purchases, haha...but shame on you ;)
And I like the every day posts :D
AND I love your outfit :D
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

virgo08 said...

Ooh, I love all the finds on here - those velvet pants will be amazing once skinnified. I've just followed you on Bloglovin. It's always great to find another budget-conscious person who loves clothes!

Lydia x

Modesty is Pretty said...

love all of your finds, don't worry I've been struggling to stay on the budget too, I think if you wear these things they will be worth it. I love your outfit, great for a cold weathered day! =D

Sara C said...

I was just looking at a pair of velvet skinny pants today :)


Ugh, there are hardly any good thrift stores in my area! I need to make it to downtown Chicago more...


And Chloe is adorable, as usual!

Eyeliah said...

maybe a happy medium of 5 days a week? I can't keep up to comment enough, lol!

morefruitplease said...

I enjoyed the every day posting even though I wasn't keeping up with my Google Reader this week!

Those are all fabulous thrift store finds! My mom just gave me my grandmother's white rabbit fur collar last weekend. I never thought I'd be one to wear fur, but it makes me feel like a million bucks! I did turn down the mink furs that still had the heads attached... that was too much for me!

kate maggie said...

You pulled off Julias look perfectly! you look gorgeous. I like reading your posts everyday. I get excited to see what you are going to wear! and I am so jealous of your velvet pants..I have been looking for some EVERYWHERE! x

dishly said...

haha i always do that
convince myself, yeah it'd be good to get outta the house..short walk to the op shop and back..........
and i come back with 2bags full of clothes that i don't need and never end up wearing, although i still adore very much haha
- your buys are HEAPS awesomme, but they're not rip offs if they're going towards charity? are they op shops? or just 2nd hand shops?
- either way, you win :) as long as you wear everything heaps!!

http://thinkdish.weebly.com/

Sarah Dee said...

my chloe loves your chloe, dog playdate perhaps?
I think you should post everyday! that would make me smile =)

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

Your outfit is so nice! Those colors look great on you!
haha. I wish we had nice thrift shops around here! I am in love with those pumps and that ann taylor loft sweater!
and that puppy is ADORABLE!

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

northwest is best said...

Everyday posts are good, but don't feel pressured to do it! You've got a life to live too.

I know this is going off topic a bit, but would you mind explaining exactly what a thrift store is?? In the UK we have charity shops, staffed by volunteers and selling goods (clothes, books, knick knacks, records etc) donated by members of the public. All the profits will then go to the charity. I volunteer in an Oxfam shop, one of the bigger charities. My local charity shop only sells furniture, and raises money for a local hospice. Is it the same in the US? Because here in the UK most people wouldn't ask for money off because they know they're giving to charity. But then again people in the UK have a different attitude to money - especially tipping!

Marella said...

I like every day post and your shirt! ;)

Iris said...

I like you here everyday, the more you the better!

I think the shopping "extravaganza" was not really a big thing. You got some stuff you really like and I'm sure you will use.

Emily Saltzberg said...

Post more, post more, post more!

Jodi said...

ohhh I am jealous.. look at the GREAT finds you got at the thrift store!!! I love that furry collar even if it is real.. but you saved it from a lonely store and now can love it in your home :)

I love the recreation of the outfit too.. great outfit today AND yesterday!!
oxox j

Ali said...

YES I HAVE NOTICED. And I like it because I like youuu. *creeps* Your outfit has such pretty colors. I like the way you twisted your belt. :D

Don't feel guilty for your finds!.. they're totally good prices. I love the blue velvet blazer and the suede pumps!

Your dog has a leaf sticking out of it, awww.

Shop T.O. Live said...

Gasp, I love your thrifted purchases, especially that large fur collar! I've been buying tons of fur collars this season but I'm still looking for one as plush as that one!

Jen said...

i'm in love with this outfit! it pretty much screams Autumn! and the cardigan looks so cozy. :) these pictures turned out beautiful!

collagevintage said...

Casual and perfect, great outfit!!! Love last picture, the dog is so cute!

xx
S

Marta said...

your dog knows how to play his cards - absolutely adobraly!
and i love your inspiration!

MarchMusings said...

I think it's great that you posted every day this week. I've reduced the number of times I post to around 4 a week. The Ann Taylor and gold belt are so worth more than what you paid for them. Good buys!

Chelsea Lane said...

I llloooovveeee your blog! such amazing finds, such as...the pumps, the blazer, the collar, and the sweater. mostly everything. haha :) your outfit is adorable, great layering!

xoxo

Ashley J said...

You got some great stuff at the thrift store! I love the blue pumps!

http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com

Robin said...

Always wanted to have a friend with blue suede shoes!

Dina's Days said...

Ah! That scarf is lovely! I want to see the pants after you skinnyify them. I used to own a pair of "velvet" black pants a few years ago. I wonder what happened to them. I think you hit the jackpot at the thrift store!

The Fancy Teacup said...

please update us everyday! love it :)
i don't blame you for being tempted by the thrift stores...your finds were amazing!

my favorites are the ann taylor loft top, the fur collar, and that little vintage purse! if you have the purse as one of your give-a-ways, i sure want to covet it!

and those high-waist velvet pants are hot :) great purchase.

www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Vanessa said...

Yes! I noticed the upturn in frequency this week. Does taking many of your outfit photos over the weekend help give you the time during the weekday to post more? (Or, maybe your weekend pics was just a one-shot deal and your back to taking photos once a day, daily?) Whatever the case, I adore the surprise of seeing a fresh post from you! I hope you don't wear yourself out!

Melanie said...

Nice! I wish I lived near just one thrift store! Those are some great finds. I absolutely adore your outfit, too!

Melanie@UnravelledThreads
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Maryjane said...

Great blog, love it! Fab style too!

Best!
Maryjane xoxo

Mandy said...

Very adorable and cozy fall outfit!

Kristin said...

I'll read as many as you post! LOVE that bag!

Krystal said...

super cute bag! and oufit! I like you here whenever it is you feel like posting :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

exercise is healthy as is thrift shopping because you get more bang for your buck. :) Daily posts would be awesome.

Hope Adela said...

you're so pretty! i love the wide leather belt, and awesome thrifting finds! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

à la Modest said...

I wish I could blog everyday! Geez. I kind of envy you!

Your outfit turned out cute from the inspiration photo! I want that sweater she's wearing!

Oh gosh. A thrift store THAT close to my house would be too much for me to handle. It would probably encourage exercise, but that would bee too much temptation!!

Love that fur collar! I just got a bunch of fur things myself :)

devilishlypleasurable said...

that is a beautiful look for fall. .and those vintage finds are amazing. love that bag!

Becca. said...

love love love your outfit, you look so so so lovely and stylish. would you like to swap links, i love your blog!!

thankyou for the comment on my blog:)
XOXO, BECCA
www.fashion-train.co.uk

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

I love the cardigan, plaid number with those tights. Super cute. I need to find something like that for Thanksgiving day.

Oh, My Darling said...

Ooh, but those blue suede pumps were such a steal! No need for shopper's guilt when it's so affordable!