Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Giddy as a schoolgirl

You remember when you were a kid and couldn't wait for the first day of school to wear your new clothes? Well, that's pretty much how I felt all weekend, waiting to get back to work so I could wear some of my latest thrift-store finds.


As yesterday's post evidenced, I have been trying to model some of the clothes in my Etsy shop, particularly some "hidden treasures" that I feel like are being overlooked because of dull-looking photos. So today I paired this mustard blouse with my new skater skirt and a great metal belt that I got on my thrifting expedition last week. This blouse is really lightweight and lovely — it's the perfect mustard color, and I love the pleating and the slightly puffed sleeves.



I added plum tights and my trusty black oxford pumps for a look that kind of reminded me of Steffy's Pros and Cons.


And for work, I added this gray Sasson jacket, which made the outfit feel a little more "me" and gave me another layer over this light, semi-sheer blouse. This jacket is such a perfect finishing touch to any outfit to make it look classy and polished, I'm already imagining 10 other outfits it would go great with!


I am really happy with how the look came out — it's definitely a departure from my usual style, but I feel comfortable in it and it was fun to try out something different.



Gray wool open-front jacket: Vintage, for sale in my shop
Ivory floral necklace: @goodwillistascloset
Mustard pleated-front blouse: Vintage, for sale in my shop
Two-tone stretch metal belt: Vintage, thrifted
Black skater skirt: Vintage, thrifted
Plum tights
Black oxford pumps: Franco Sarto, thrifted
Total cost to me: About $30, one of my pricier outfits! 

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  1. Jewel tones, yay! You look classy as all get out :)

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    1. Thanks! This is like my new favorite outfit ... now I kind of hope I get to keep this blouse!

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  2. this might be one of my favorite outfits of yours I've seen! love that gorgeous blouse especially with the necklace! I'm headed over to your shop to check it out, I love what I've seen on your blog!!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

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    1. Thanks! I was just putting together a "hits and misses" post for last month and this was definitely one of my favorites from March.

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