thrifty thrill

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blazer <h&m>, top <fei>, skirt <vintage>, booties <topshop>, necklace <from blue seven>

these are my new favorite pair of booties.  their tapestry embroidered print is unique and draws so many compliments.  they are versatile and can be dressed up or down.  they are comfortable to boot!  i bought this leather skirt at a consignment store with a redline price of $4.  it was below-the-knee in length and looked pretty frumpy.  i deconstructed the skirt, shortened it and came up with this far cuter, up-to-date version.  i struggled to find shoes to complement the skirt.  leather shoes wouldn’t quite work (too much leather).  these booties are perfect!  to top off the look, the cobalt blue blazer adds a pop of color; blue and tan make a perfect pair anyway.  for winter, tights and a fur jacket will work well with this leather skirt.  can’t wait to wear this thrifty thrill again.  talk about a good investment!

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rustic elegance

sweater <moth>, skirt <bcbg max azria> c/o, wedges <matiko>, clutch <target>, necklace <blue seven>, bracelets <see this post>, sunglasses <betsey johnson>

this rustic sweater’s design is quite flattering. when i purchased it, i wasn’t sure how i felt about it (when worn, it’s short on one side and long on another and sort of crops up as you wear it). wearing it with a bandeau skirt is the perfect solution. this skirt is slimming and can be worn high waisted, so the sweater sweeps over it perfectly. the accessories are a little odd, but somehow i think it works! a major must this season = sweaters and skirts! it’s a perfect way to make a rustic sweater a little more elegant!

simple natured

 

dress <ann taylor loft>, heels <aldo rise: preen by thorntonbregazzi>, jacket <matty m> clutch <target>, bracelet <the limited>, necklace <from blue seven>

structured minimalism was once again seen on fall 2012 runways.  the silhouette of this dress is very simple and the architecture of this shoe is as well.  decorated with a digital print (yet another fall 2012 runway trend), these heels have some interesting appeal when paired with the color-blocked dress.  i love a shoe with a print!  with leather, vegan and authentic versions, continuing to reign our seasons, this is truly a fall look. it’s simple-natured, yet elegant and sophisticated!