Here's the inspiration photo (it doesn't link up to a site anymore, so here's the link to the pin):
Now, I decided to use this outfit as a starting point, not necessarily copying it piece by piece. I loved the combo of the black and white with the cognac/caramel colored brown over top. Anything with stripes is pretty much good in my book ;).
I started out with this first look...
but I didn't love the boots and sweater together. One or the other, sure, but together, not so much. Plus the hat and hair wasn't working for me today. Too much static! I got rid of the hat, changed my boots to a newly mended pair, then landed on a ponytail as my best hair option ;).
Much better! Here's a breakdown of my final look // cardigan: thrifted $2.50, dress: yard sale $1, boots: thrifted $4//
The tights were bought new for $4 and the necklace I purchased several years ago at World Market (can't remember what I paid, but may have paid up to $15).
The boots are probably my favorite pair (I've found a few really great thrifted leather boots lately) and when I bought them, the heels were worn down through the sole to the plastic inside the heel...yeah. I didn't let that stop me from wearing them though a handful of times, but I knew I wanted to fix them. And I did! Here's a look at the DIY mended heels. I'll share the process tomorrow :).
One final note before I invite you to check out all the other ladies' looks taking part in Thrift Style Thursday. I was able to get in contact with Donna, the giveaway winner from earlier this month, and put together a cute little pack of homemade/refashioned/upcycled goodies to send off to her! The boot cuffs (of course), a knit/braided bracelet, and a cute little vintage button placemat clutch! All made by me <3 Hope you love these, Donna!
And now, hurry over to see what Pinspired thrifted looks my fellow bloggers have put together! I'm super excited to see what they've all come up with :). Hope you enjoy following along with us, and if you're interested in joining up, come see us over at our Facebook page and leave a message! We also all link up there, so if you simply like our page, you'll see the updates in your feed when we post! Oh, and we've got one who isn't included in the link up, so make sure to check her out as well...Simply Audree Kate.