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Friday Five Under $50


Tired Tank Top, $42 at J.Crew Factory
Cheetah Block Heel Sandal in Suede, $32 at Gap Factory
Minaudire Bag, $48 at Zara
High Rise Military Culottes, $35 at Gap
 BP Marbled Earrings, $16 at Nordstrom

Milly Skirt

Last August there was a fill-a-bag sale at Coco's on the Green. It was only $10, and while I arrived pretty late in the sale, I was delighted to find this wrap skirt, and even more so when I saw the 'Milly' tag. I'm not sure why, but I've been on a quest to thrift a Milly dress for years. It was probably something that I saw Atlantic Pacific wearing, but it's been so long I don't even remember.

While this skirt was not the dress of my dreams (if I could even recall what that dress might be), for $10 I wasn't going to let it go. As it was fill a bag, I also added a J.Crew white peplum top, a coral cardigan, which had no tags, but was likely from Old Navy or something similar, and a J.Crew white cotton square scarf.

Over the last year, I never wore the sweater and donated it. I haven't worn the peplum top, and this is the very first time the Milly skirt is being worn. The square scarf I use as a lining for my bamboo bag and is apparently the only item I should have left with that day.

I love secondhand shopping, I really do. I've gotten some amazing pieces I never would have otherwise, however I often fall into the trap of buying something just because it's too good a deal to pass up on, and then all that happens is they sit in my closet and take up space.

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The Rundown
Striped Ruffle Bodysuit J.Crew Factory
Wrap Skirt Milly via Coco's on the Green similar
Huarache Mules "Camila" Rebecca Minkoff
Round Rattan Bag Etsy
Earrings Vintage similar 
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cinque Terre" Kam Dhillon c/o Coastal
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie
 

 

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Organic Results

I wore this outfit the other week to head up to Stamford, CT and pick out some local organic food at Mike's Organic Delivery. I know a little black dress with heels and a big hat isn't really what most people would reach for on a day of basically shopping and errands. I also stopped in J.Crew and left with this belt (it was on clearance!). Then I had a close call with the hat - it blew off my head, into the street and nearly was run over by a firetruck. Has anyone invented a way to keep hats on your head? If not, I guess I need to!

Since I wasn't in Mike's Organic Delivery radius, I had to visit their warehouse in person, which also led to addition of flowers to my cart, which are not listed anywhere on their website that I can find. I am not a fashion blogger if I don't carry flowers unnecessarily.

All you are seeing here are the flowers and the cute little Mike's Organic shopping bag, but I've got a super yummy pasta recipe featuring all the amazing veggies I picked out (save for the carrots) on Cooking in Cashmere today!

If you are a Connecticut resident in Fairfield County, you can sign up for a CSA or on demand deliveries from Mike's Organic. All the produce I selected was delicious and fresh - and of course local!

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The Rundown
Off The Shoulder Dress Loft
Leather Loop Belt J.Crew
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar vintage
Palma Wide Fedora Lack of Color
 Circle Earrings c/o AUrate New York
Fatima Bracelet c/o Gorjana similar
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Nail Color "Fishnet Stockings" Essie