Thursday, June 25, 2015

// #thriftstylethursday // Sunshine On My Shoulders

Beth of Bethie the Boo chose the theme this week, Sunshine on My Shoulders, encouraging us to wear yellows and oranges...neither of which I wear normally ;). I have this one yellow top I thrifted and refashioned 2-3 years ago and I NEVER wear it. It's silk, but it doesn't quite sit right on me and is a little too oversized and falls too far forward...but mostly its the color. This came as a great challenge, because it brought to my attention this ill-fitting piece in my wardrobe I've been hanging onto 'just because'. Now the question is whether to fix it or pass it on.

One thing I like about the top is the button down back (previously the front). 

I don't love the scoop neckline as it doesn't lay smooth, but I do like the shape of the top overall.

I paired it with my thrifted Zara shorts, my thrifted coral espadrilles, and this thrifted leather purse I picked up yesterday.
These mint green drop earrings add another simple pop of color and are thrifted as well.
I wore this ensemble berry picking today with my son and a group of his school buddies now that summer break is in session. Lots of lovely strawberries and black raspberries found their way home with us and I'm already drooling over the strawberry rhubarb crumble and black raspberry jam I plan to make!

How do you think the other ladies did with this challenge to beat all challenges? ;) Hop on over to see how they styled yellow and/or orange! And don't forget Alison at Nouveau North Westerners :).

And how do you vote? Refashion the refashioned top? Or pass it on? Let me know...


Thursday, June 11, 2015

// #thriftstylethursday // to the max

So happy to be posting for Thrift Style Thursday, even if it is a bit later in the day. Today's theme is brought to us by Megan of Traverse. I had a few maxi options in the form of skirts or dresses, but thought this should be the one I tackle. I picked it up last summer at a yardsale for $1. Really nice quality jersey, bold stripe....with the bottom chopped off! The previous owner was several inches shorter than me ;). No big deal though, this is one of my quickest fixes yet! 

All I did was tie a knot in the bottom to raise up the length of the front. That's it. For now, that's good enough. Later on I may shorten the length a little, give it a hi-low hem, or something....oh, I know! Rounded hem that curves up at each side. Bam!

Threw on a thrifted belt, some old sandals, and I'm ready for a kindergarten picnic at the park :-D

Awkward length. Sorted. Now about those bold stripes....hahaha, may have to get used to this one!

Now go see what the other Thrift Style Thursday ladies have put together for this week...I'm sure they won't disappoint!