Peaches & Cream

Cardigan – Conway; Tee – J. Crew Factory; Tote – Barnes & Noble; Jeans – TJ Maxx; Flats – Payless.

I know I talk about the weather a lot, but I have good reasons for that. To be honest, the forecast has an impact on my quality of life and, of course, what I’m wearing. The temperatures have taken a definite turn for the warmer (finally), but shady spots and evenings are decidedly cool. So cozy cardigans and light scarves it is.

Scarf – Catherine Malandrino (thrifted).

Just in time for Thrifter Thursday is this black and white floral scarf, back from my one and only New York thrifting trip. Not a bad find though: if it wasn’t for thin, yellow script on the corner of the scarf I would’ve never known this was designer. Like real designer, down the runway, not Gap or something. As much as I’ve always liked fashion, I’ve always been more drawn to Seventeen and Ross than Elle and Saks. This scarf was a happy $5 accident in the Village.

~ Sarah

Channeling Cher

Blazer – Paul & Joe for Target (thrifted); Dress & Boots – Target.

This dress was made for blazers. (See here for an example.) Well, actually it was made for kids, but you have to get creative when you go shopping. I’ve wanted to wear this outfit for a while, and now that it warmed up for a day, I had a chance.

Sunglasses – Walgreens, cause I’m cheap and classy.

This yellow wool blazer suits itself to being paired with gray (like here) — I don’t know why. Maybe the yellow is too striking against white? I’d say I try it, but there’s a very limited amount of time one can wear a wool blazer as an outer layer. Nonetheless, I like the whimsical touch from the polka dots with this look.

I also didn’t realize it until I looked at myself in the mirror, but this outfit reminds me of a certain pop culture icon. Between the yellow and the shorter hemline and the middle part, Cher Horowitz from Clueless popped into my head. Sure, it’s not a full-on yellow plaid suit, but it’s something like a country twist on it, amiright?

~ Sarah

P.S. Thanks for taking my pictures, Katie!

A Thrifty Earth Day

Inspired by my laziness and Mary from Style That Moves, I wanted to share some of my favorite thrifted pieces in honor of Earth Day. Thrifting is one of the best things for the environment when it comes to shopping. You reduce the amount of new goods purchased, reuse older pieces, and can recycle (or upcycle) different pieces or fabrics. From reverse chronological order…

Sunflower Blazer: Do we even need to discuss why I love this blazer?

Election: I’m pretty sure I bought this silk button-down for $7.

Brights with Black: This black print dress is perfect for every season and business casual workplaces.

Truffula Trees Are What Everyone Needs: This silk pencil skirt is part of a suit. Total cost: $12.

Whomp Whomp Wedges: This floral dress is everything for the summer months.

Gardenia: This Caribbean Joe bag is my go-to for work during the summer. Bonus points for the hand-me-down skirt?

Eat (Cheese)cake: I love my polo dress for rainy days – it’s perfect for layering.

Besides thrifting, how else are you Earth-friendly when shoppping? My other tip: canvas shopping bags. Say no to plastic, y’all.

~ Sarah