Thrifty Threads – Dressy Casual

Posted On Friday, October 7th, 2011
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, Thrifty Threads 365

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Anytime someone asks me how I would describe my style, I tend to say casual chic or dressy casual. On most occasions I don’t like being too gussied up but I also love a few stand out pieces. Dressy trousers tend to make me think of a stuffy corporate environment, which is totally not my style, but I found a pair that I had to have during O So Chic‘s clothing swap party. Instead of rocking the pants as is, I cuffed them up and threw on a bright top and sparkly shoes for a more relaxed look.

I love how the red/burnt orange Gucci top I snagged for $1 at the Goodwill Outlet stands out with the pants. Yes, Gucci for $1! Be sure to check in your area to see if there’s an Outlet near you, clothes are priced by the pound and you can walk away with great deals.

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And of course no outfit is complete without a pair of statement shoes, so I added my glitter peep toes from Necessary Clothing. These were my last purchase before I went on my year long Thrifty Threads 365 shopping hiatus.

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One of my fabulous readers sent me a great pair of earrings and this was the perfect time to wear the cloth and beaded hoops.

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Breakdown:
Shirt: thrifted // Pants and bracelets: free, courtesy of a clothing swap //  Watch: courtesy of 15 Dollar Store // Earrings: gifted // Shoes: Necessary Clothing

Week 1 of my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge {a full year where I only buy second-hand clothing} is down. Only 51 more week to go!

 

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8 thoughts on “Thrifty Threads – Dressy Casual

  1. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT! I’m trying your “only shopping at thrift stores challenge”. Last night I went and found some fab items! THIS IS A GREAT BLOG!!

  2. Saw similar shoes at Nine West and they were beautiful. These are too.

    Ears to the Feet”Where shoe shopping and thrifting come together”http://www.earstothefeet.com/

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