Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thrift Style Thursday: Show Your Stripes

Unlike last week's florals, Miche's TST challenge for today was a bit more of a struggle for me. Years of being overweight taught me to avoid stripes like the plague. That's not to say that stripes can't be flattering on a fuller figure, but I had a difficult time telling the difference, and so I just stayed away from them altogether.

Thrift Style Thursday: Stripes
Thrift Style Thursday: Stripes

Now I'm not saying I'm 100% happy with my body as it is now - some of the weight I had lost has found its way back - but I'm a hell of a lot more comfortable in my skin than I used to be. As a result, I've begun to dabble in stripes over the last couple years, though almost all have been in the form of sweaters and cardigans, nothing appropriate for the current weather around here - highs in the 70s-80s (25-30C).

Thrift Style Thursday: Stripes
Thrift Style Thursday: Stripes

So I found myself with an excuse to go thrift shopping this weekend: to procure a spring-and-summer-worthy striped top or dress. And procure I did! This pink and white LOFT tee only set me back $6, while the mint green J.Crew "matchstick" cords were $10. I also snatched up a pair of like-new copper-colored sandals with little rhinestones along the straps for just $4.

Thrift Style Thursday: Stripes
Thrift Style Thursday: Stripes

Then I added an accessory for each color in my new outfit: a hot pink wooden bangle, a mint green statement ring, and a bronzy-copper necklace and earring set I made from one of my Granma's old brooches. My favorite Fossil crossbody bag also came along for the ride!

Thrift Style Thursday: Stripes
Top: $6 thrifted // Pants: $10 thrifted // Shoes: $4 thrifted // Bag: $20 thrifted
Bracelet: $3 Target clearance // Ring: $4 Yerdle (now available for Android and web!) // Necklace and earrings: me-made


What kind of stripes do you think the other Thrift Style Thursday ladies have donned today? Click their pics below to go see their blogs, or the TST logo in the center will take you to our Facebook page.




Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Sew-Day: Floral Follow-Up

On Thursday, I shared with you my collection of refashioned floral dresses. Today, you get to see how a couple of those started out and how they got where they are today. The black and red number has been hanging in my refashion closet for a while now. I believe it came from a clothes swap, though I can't recall for certain. The navy and turquoise leaves set me back $3 at the thrift shop down the street. As you may surmise from the 'before' photo, it was missing a few buttons in... key areas.

Rockabilly Refash - BeforeIsland Style - Before

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thrift Style Thursday: Bloom Where You Are Planted

From the moment I read Brittany's challenge for this week - florals - I knew I had this in the bag! I practically live in floral dresses during the spring and summer. They're just so easy! Throw on a flowy floral dress, a fun belt, and a pair of sneakers, and you're ready to go. In fact, I have enough refashioned floral dresses, fun belts, and sneakers to fill an entire week's wardrobe.

Sunday: Getting a 50s/Rockabilly vibe from this dress.

Thrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Thrift Style Thursday: BloomThrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Dress: refashioned // Belt: $2 thrifted // Patriotic Converse: $2 Yerdle // Bracelet: hand-me-down from a friend

Monday: Last year's Easter dress refashion is still one of my favorites.

Thrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Thrift Style Thursday: BloomThrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Dress: refashioned // Belt: $2 Old Navy clearance// Pink Converse: $15 Target clearance // Necklace: me-made from Granma's brooch

Tuesday: These blue roses remind me of that episode of the Smurfs. You know the one.

Thrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Thrift Style Thursday: BloomThrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Dress: swapped and refashioned // Belt: $2 thrifted// Navy Converse: $2 Yerdle // Tiger's Eye Necklace: me-made

Wednesday: Technically, these are leaves, but I think they still fall into the floral family.

Thrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Thrift Style Thursday: BloomThrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Dress: refashioned // Belt: $2 thrifted// Grey Converse: $5 Yerdle // Necklace and bracelet: ?? (old)

Thursday: I can't help but feel spring-y in this pastel number.

Thrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Thrift Style Thursday: BloomThrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Dress: refashioned // NY&Co belt: $2 thrifted// Olive Converse: $5 thrifted // Necklace: $5 thrifted

Friday: Bright and cheery - perfect for summer!

Thrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Thrift Style Thursday: BloomThrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Dress: refashioned // Belt: $2 thrifted// Orange Converse: $2 Yerdle // Necklace: me-made

Saturday: Wearing my kimono-inspired dress makes me want sushi.

Thrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Thrift Style Thursday: BloomThrift Style Thursday: Bloom
Dress: refashioned // Belt: $2 Old Navy clearance // Pale grey Converse: gift from a friend // Necklace: Granma's pearls

See a couple refashions you don't recognize? Tune in Sunday to see those transformations!


What do you think the other Thrift Style Thursday ladies have growing in their wardrobe gardens? Click their pics below to go see their blogs, or the TST logo in the center will take you to our Facebook page.