Friday, March 1, 2013

feeling thrifty...

lets be real...sometimes clothes are sooo expensive.  i've worked at several high end boutiques and it's very easy to get sucked into that world of designers and trends and things that you absolutely must have because omg it is just so cute and you have to have it even though it's really just a short sleeve tee with a ruffle, but it's alice and olivia so who cares if it's almost $200...yeah i've been there (and i own that tee with the ruffle...and it is so cute)...but that's what happens when you're surrounded by all of that...you get sucked in and want it all, but being fashionable isn't about how much money you can spend.  a lot of times you can find things just as pretty and a fraction of the price.

so obviously i jumped at the chance to be a part of

 wanted to prove that 
style is more than fashion...and therefore you had to create an outfit that was totally thrifted...and for some reason when i go thrifting, i'm totes drawn to the most obnoxious pieces...loud prints, sparkle, oversized shapes...you name it i want it!  i hope you love the look i put together...i was so excited to find this dress (complete with shoulder pads), polka dot scarf, and pearl necklace.  the shoes are mine because the somehow the thought of wearing someone else shoes creeps me out.  and the best part...it cost me a total of $8!!  enjoy!








be pretty~melis



21 comments:

  1. Love thrifting!

    That dress and scarf are fantastic finds!!!!

    I love the clash of colors... They compliment each other so well!

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    1. as always thank you for your sweet words a!!

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  2. What an adorable look. The dress compliments your figure perfectly and I love it paired with the polka dot wrap.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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    1. thanks heather! love your blog:)

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  3. I love love love this look! You look so adorable! And I especially love the headband/scarf! I will need to try that!

    Thanks for linking up for Fearless Fashion Fridays!

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    1. thanks lindsey! it was so much fun to do!!

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  4. Wow! Gorgeous pics! Love that look on you and those shoes are amazing!
    Adrienne

    Http://myblackwhitecolor.blogspot.com

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  5. That is an outrageously awesome dress!

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    1. isn't is so fun? was so excited that i found it!

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  6. Love the retro-blast-from-the-past look! You are too cute! xoxo

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    1. i love rockin' looks from the past;)

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  7. Super cute outfit! I love thrifting. And I am all about fashion on a budget. Its true its so easy to get caught up in expensive items and wanting it all! But as a momma and wife I know I can have (afford) it all! lol So Im all about affordable fashion! lol

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    1. it's amazing all the cute things you can find on a budget! sometimes it takes a little extra work but it's so worth it!

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