Thursday, January 22, 2015

//#thrifstylethursday// Pinspired New Year

Happy Thrift Style Thursday! Today is my day to host and the theme I chose was Pinspired New Year (& Resolutions). I love using Pinterest to gain inspiration for putting together outfits, and as one of my resolutions is to shop my closet more, I thought I'd put together a look using thrifted items that I don't immediately grab or think to put together.

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.




Hope you stay inspired!
Peace,
Andrea

20 comments:

  1. Love this look! I have that pin on my pin board too and hope to do something with it soon, I like the idea of mixing black and white and camel! I really love your booties, so cute!

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    1. Thanks! Love your look this week :)

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  2. I like that you didn't stick to the pin exactly but kept to the spirit of it still. The booties are a perfect match to the cardigan - definitely better than the first pair of boots. Great outfit!

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  3. I love camel and stripes together too - its not a combination i though i would like, but its perfect on you!

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    1. Thanks Miche, first time I've tried this combo!

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  4. I love those booties Andrea!

    Zhenya
    http://beingzhenya.com

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  5. I love this outfit! Those boots are super cute, and I am a big fan of the dress! Great job! I am glad you picked this theme. :)

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  6. OMG I am so in love with those boots! What a great thrift find!! I love the whole look, and I especially love how you used the pin as inspiration to create your own unique look! Beautiful job!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kristi! Again, gotta copy your look soon :)

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE those boots! You did your inspiration justice! Can't believe you found that dress for a buck!

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, the dress was a total score!

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  8. You interpretation is so ridiculously beautiful! Those boots...love! And the dress is adorable!

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    1. Thank you, you're such a sweetie!

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  9. I'd never have thought to put those kinds of pieces together, either - but they look fantastic. Hats off to you!

    Also glad to hear I'm not the only one with a real problem with hair static this year :)

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    1. haha, hair static is a major problem! And thanks, as always :)

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  10. Great look Andrea. Boots and sweater tie the whole look together. Also looking forward to my "booty" pack. Yellow is my favorite color! thanks!

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    1. Yay! Glad you love the color...I was kinda worried ;)

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