Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thrift Style Thursday: Nautical Notions

When Brittany suggested a nautical theme for this week, I must admit, I was at a bit of a loss. I don't own anything with anchors on it, nothing with rope details or big gold buttons. So I started thinking a little more subtle approach was in order.

Thrift Style Thursday: Nautical Notions

Thrift Style Thursday: Nautical Notions

Thrift Style Thursday: Nautical Notions

The style is typified by navy and white, sometimes with gold and/or red accents. That I can handle. Stripes are usually featured prominently, but polka dots will do in a pinch.

Thrift Style Thursday: Nautical Notions

Thrift Style Thursday: Nautical Notions

I added the one obviously beach-y item I own: my tiny starfish earrings made from real starfish! And finally, a pair of beloved Converse subbed in for boat shoes.

Thrift Style Thursday: Nautical Notions

Thrift Style Thursday: Nautical Notions
Top: refashioned // Pants: $6.50 thrifted // Shoes: $2 Yerdle // Earrings: Etsy // Locket: inherited from Granma // Necklace-as-bracelet: inherited from Granma // Rings: gifts


How do you think the other Thrift Style Thursday ladies fared in these choppy waters? Click their pics below to go see their blogs, or the TST logo in the center will take you to our Facebook page. And don't forget our newest member, Alison!





Sunday, July 26, 2015

Refashion Runway Sew-Along: Floral and Geometric/Stripes

This weekend kicks off the third season of Refashion Runway, hosted by the Renegade Seamstress! The challenge this week was floral and geometric/stripes, which is a fantastic combination for those of us who are only beginning to dabble in pattern mixing. To see what the contestants came up with and vote for your favorite, go check out Beth's post.

Having had so much fun as a contestant two years ago, I thought it might be fun to sew along with the weekly themes for this season on my own, but with the added challenge of attempting to do so from my current, recently-scaled-back refashion stash, without buying anything new. The only striped thing I had on hand was this t-shirt, which I already refashioned once but never really wore as much as I thought I would. Luckily, I also had a floral dress that would coordinate beautifully. The bright, summery flowers and the bright, summery stripes seemed to cry out to be combined, am I right?

Floral and Stripes Dress - BeforeFloral and Stripes Dress - Before

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thrift Style Thursday: Seeing Spots

I'm sure you'll be shocked, but the polka dot theme this week? Yeah, that was my idea. As you may have noticed, I've got a thing for polka dots.

Thrift Style Thursday: Seeing Spots

And that ain't even the half of it!

Thrift Style Thursday: Seeing Spots

Thrift Style Thursday: Seeing Spots

I have a plan, you see. Soon, I will control the world's supply of polka dots...

Thrift Style Thursday: Seeing Spots

Thrift Style Thursday: Seeing Spots

...and thereby, I will control the world! Muahahahahahahahaha!!!

Thrift Style Thursday: Seeing Spots

Thrift Style Thursday: Seeing Spots
LOFT blouse: $6 thrifted // Aeropostale skirt: $5 thrifted and refashioned // Sandals: $5 Yerdle
Fossil bag: $20 thrifted // Necklace: inherited from Granma // Bracelets: $1 thrifted


Do you think there are any polka dots left for the other Thrift Style Thursday ladies? Click their pics below to go see their blogs, or the TST logo in the center will take you to our Facebook page. And don't forget our newest member, Alison!





Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Sew-Day: Beating the Heat

As August approaches, it's been getting hotter and hotter here (though not as bad a summer as it could be). Still, now is the time of year when I avoid the sun like a red-headed vampire. When I give serious thought to shaving my head. When I try to wear as little clothing as public decency allows. In pursuit of the latter, I decided to make over this XL dress from my heavier days.

Teal and Mint Summer Dress - BeforeTeal and Mint Summer Dress - Before

My plan was to salvage the skirt portion and attach it to a new top. Enter this plain ol' Nautica tee I thrifted years ago and hardly ever wear.

Teal and Mint Summer Dress - Before

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thrift Style Thursday: Summer Nights

Kristi asked us this week what we would wear to go out on a summer night, whether it's date night, girls night, or what have you.

Thrift Style Thursday: Summer Nights

I must confess, The Dude and I don't go out very often, and when we do, it's more likely a pub than a fancy little French place. So we keep it pretty casual.

Thrift Style Thursday: Summer Nights

Thrift Style Thursday: Summer Nights

And Girls Night usually consists of an evening at the local Starbucks with good friends and good yarn, knitting and chatting until the barista kicks us out at closing time, rather than partying at a club until the wee hours.

Thrift Style Thursday: Summer Nights

Thrift Style Thursday: Summer Nights
Top: clothes swap // Cami: $1 thrifted // Pants: $10 thrifted // Sandals: $5 Yerdle // Fossil bag: hand-me-down from a friend // Earrings: Etsy


I wonder how dolled up the other Thrift Style Thursday ladies get for a night out... Click their pics below to go see their blogs, or the TST logo in the center will take you to our Facebook page. And don't forget our newest member, Alison!