Thursday, March 26, 2015

// #thriftstylethursday // Winter Blues

When I chose this week's theme it was not meant to cause the winter blues but to inspire us to shake them off...those of us still experiencing winter, that is ;). Some of you are lucky enough to be enjoying other lovely seasons. Winter definitely gets me down on the yearly and though there are tried and true methods of busting up the blues, I still succumb and hit the "I hate winter and everything about it and everyone involved in liking it" stage... Time to stop. Winter may last a bit longer around here or it may be on its way out for good, either way, I gotta accentuate the positive, so to speak.

And I think today's look does just that! It is all thrifted, all blue (with some metallic and cognac hints), and flattering.


I bought this dress (yes, it's a dress but knotted up I can wear it as a top!) a year or so ago and haven't worn it yet. I keep planning to, but I've got to reattach a couple of buttons, which I now find I've misplaced. :-/ I love the rich embroidery, woven accent fabrics, and the pretty faceted clear buttons. The scarf was thrifted more recently but also has seen little use, so to keep my neck cozy while taking pics, I decided to throw it on. And I don't hate that it's a bit matchy-matchy! The jeans I just found two weeks ago and have worn them a couple times. My boots are the pair I wear most often and have been repaired to live another several years on my feet. I love them. That is all.

And now, to overload you with photos of this look because I love it so much! Feel free to quickly scroll past in order to reach the links to my fellow Thrift Style Thursday bloggers.


And now, click on the pics of each of these ladies to see what they've come up with for the Winter Blues, and if you want to visit our FB page, click the image in the center! Oh, oh, oh!! I almost forgot! Be sure to check back in tomorrow as some of us participated in a swap with each other and we'll be sharing our thrifted gifts :) We'll also be offering you a chance to win a thrifted look of your own!





Peace,
Andrea

13 comments:

  1. SO cute! I would never have guessed that the shirt is actually a dress! I love the color and the detailing around the collar!

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    1. Thanks Beth! I'd planned on wearing the dress, but was debating between it and the jeans with some other top when I tied up the dress and thought, huh, this works as a top! So I got to do both without choosing between one or the other ;)

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  2. Oh man, Andrea. You have THE BEST hair. I am totally lusting after your gorgeous braid right now (which is perfect with that boho-esque outfit!).

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    1. I really appreciate the compliment, Brittany! Especially as I am graying FAST, this is my day 5 hair (without having washed) and halfway through taking photos my hair tie fell out and the braid sort of loosened but held on until I was done ;) You sure make me feel not so greasy-haired and gross. LOL

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  3. Love the top, and the scarf is perfect over it.

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  4. I love that top, it's so lovely! Great colours!!

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  5. I would never have thought to knot up a dress to wear it as a top. That. Is. Brilliant! It's also sort of got a bohemian vibe going on that works perfectly with the bell bottoms. I love the whole outfit!

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    1. Now I just have to wear the dress as a dress ;) Glad you loved it!

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  6. I am so in love with this look! I am not a fan of flare jeans myself (I know, they're making a comback, again), but they look fantastic on you, as does this dress/top! I want to steal that dress from you!!! Awesome outfit for chasing away the winter blues! :)

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    1. I wouldn't mind at all passing it on after I've decided I'll no longer wear it! Not sure how soon that would be though ;) Hopefully you can find something similar!

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