Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Another pile of thrifted finds for you to check out this week, still from my warm and sunny spot in Phoenix! 

The coziest and comfiest outfit of the winter season is always a chunky sweater and leggings! The camel colour of this knit makes it feel a little more elegant, and pairs great with wine, charcoal, and black. Keep an eye out for a cozy treasure like this!


Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Bianca Nygard
Section: Sweaters **I found this in the Medium section, a size up from my usual, but it makes the sweater seem that much more casual and comfy! Never hurts to try it on, even if you're not sure.
What I Paid: $5.99
What it Costs In-Store: ~ $50



Sometimes you find something very different...and awesome...that you just can't say no to! I've actually been keeping my eye out for cheongsam dresses like this one for years (my bestie found me one in blue a couple years ago), so it wasn't completely off-course. I love that it's black, which makes it a bit more understated, considering the 'exotic' design. It's hard to tell on my tiny dressform, but it's a very fitted dress, with a side slit for just the right amount of sex appeal!




Store: Salvation Army
Brand: ?
Section: Dresses
What I Paid: $6.99
What it's Worth: ?



Aaah, cashmere. You can tell as soon as you touch it. There's nothing better to wear on a rainy day at home than a pair of leggings, an oversized t-shirt, and one of these luxuriously soft cardigans. Always, always, always keep an eye out for cashmere in the thrift store!


Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Jaeger
Section: Sweaters
What I Paid: $9.99
What it Costs In-Store: ~ $330


Happy Styling! xo

~Britta

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Hello from Phoenix!

I apologize for skipping out on my Monday Look of the Week post, things were just a little too crazy this past week for a shoot! Now it's time to relax and enjoy some sun...and share with you a few things I picked up at the thrift store before I left home:


This sweater is a very cozy version of a preppy cardigan: extra soft and extra long! The argyle-type print makes it look a tad more polished, which is great for tossing on over a casual oufit.


Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Abercrombie & Fitch
Section: Sweaters
What I Paid: $5.99
What it Costs In-Store: ~ $70



Good business clothes is on my shopping list right now, but I don't want to spend a lot on something I'm not crazy about (but definitely need): these are the perfect fit! Thrifting is great because you end up trying on brands you wouldn't necessarily go out of your way to try on in a mall. I wouldn't have thought of Gap as a great place to go for dress pants, but these actually fit fantastic and feel great on!


Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Gap
Section: Pants
What I Paid: $7.99
What it's Worth: $59.95



I'll be saving this one for warmer weather, but I couldn't resist picking it up in the middle of winter; turns out now I'll get to wear it in Phoenix! It's a great structured dress that looks fresh and sweet. This is one of those brands that was an extra special find: big savings here.



Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Brooks Brothers
Section: Dresses
What I Paid: $8.99
What it's Worth: ~$200


Happy Styling! xo

~Britta

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thrifty Thursday


I never know what I'm going to find...but I'm always happily surprised! An extra plus to shopping at Salvation Army in the new year: they are running a stamp card program which will give you an extra perk for shopping frequently. Make 10 purchases and get the next purchase 50% off (and there's no limit on how much that purchase can be!).

Fur is the quintessential winter accessory. It makes you feel that much cozies in an instant! I always take a quick browse through the Vests section: there's always such a great variety, from tailored business vests, to puffy vests, to something like the one below.



Store: Salvation Army
Brand: ?
Section: Vests
What I Paid: $6.99
What it's Worth: ?



This is the most well fitted blouse I have ever found. Hands down. This Banana Republic tailored non-iron blouse is a must-have...but I definitely like this price tag better!


Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Banana Republic
Section: Blouses
What I Paid: $5.99
What it Costs In-Store: $74


I love my ruffled neutral-toned trench, but this fire engine red was just to hot to pass up!



Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Vero Moda
Section: Jackets
What I Paid: $8.99
What it's Worth: ~ $70


Happy Styling! xo

~Britta

Monday, January 6, 2014

Look of the Week: Elegant Prep


How do you look casual while still looking put together? A collared shirt goes a long way, as does a string of pearls. My fall layering formula is simple: collared shirt, sweater, statement necklace. It's still pretty chilly, so a tailored coat is a nice way to polish off the look and keep warm. I was really lucky to come across this particular coat; a friend was moving out of town and cleaning out her closet, and she was willing to part with this one. I love the navy detailing on the collar and pockets!

If wearing full-out plaid seems a little daunting for you, try adding just a little bit of pattern, like a scarf or some cute flats. It'll still give your outfit that preppy feel and you won't feel like you're over-doing it!









Coat-?, Shirt-Forever21, Sweater-Tommy Hilfiger(via Winners), Scarf-thrifted, Jeans-Urban Planet, Necklace-Claire's, Earrings-H&M, Watch-Fossil, Purse-Steve Madden, Shoes-?(via Ardene)








Happy Styling! xo

~Britta

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

The holidays only seemed to bring better and more exciting items at the thrift store! 


I always stress to look through every section at the thrift store, if you really want to make sure you don't miss something good. This is a great example. I've been looking for some coloured blazers, so when I came across this one in the 'Suits' section, what could be more perfect? It's a suit, so it came with a skirt which I don't particularly care for, but it was worth buying the set for the blazer! I've worm this blazer in a Look of the Week post already.


Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Bogato International
Section: Suits
What I Paid: $16.99 for set of 2 (blazer & skirt)
What it's Worth: ?



The search for everything plaid continues! This tartan is such a beautiful shade of red, and I love the length; it's long enough to qualify as the oh-so-trendy midi skirt!



Store: Salvation Army
Brand: St. Michael
Section: Skirts
What I Paid: $3.99
What it's Worth: ?



You've probably already seen these heels here and here on my Look of Week posts. I have a soft spot for heels, that should come as no surprise. Sometimes, they're just a tad too tight, but I can't help but buy them, in a desperate attempt to 'make them work'. Luckily, a few days of stuffing them with thick socks and a Dr. Scholl's blister stick, they're good to go!



Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Nine West
Section: Shoes
What I Paid: $14.99
What it Costs In-Store: ~ $120


Happy Styling! xo

~Britta


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