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!

winter garden

top and heels <zara>, trousers <h&m>, bag <botkier>, bracelets <variety>

who knew florals could be wearable in the cold fall and winter months.  traditionally they are a spring and summer pattern.  with this season’s trends including dark floral prints, these trousers are perfect for an evening out.  with a small structured bag and pointed pumps, i feel well coordinated for an evening out.

green goddess


top (dress) <american apparel>, skirt <h&m>, heels <bcbgeneration>, clutch <target>, bracelet <antique>, ring <banana republic>

this top is really a dress.  it’s quite tight and form fitting, so i actually prefer to wear it with skirts.  i love the low cut back (it makes me feel like a dainty ballerina).  the kelly green color of this h&m skirt is one my favorites!  it is such a beautiful color with its rich hue.  whenever i find a piece in this color, i gravitate to it.  here, i kept the heels simple and added a pop of color with my clutch (i found this clutch at target years ago. this is actually the first time I’ve used it).  i have to say while i love the intricacy and quality of designer masterpieces, i still am able to find enjoyment in the use of cheap finds.  even in this cost conscious number, i feel like a goddess!