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brown & burgundy.

Outfit details: Vintage sunnies – $1.60 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center; Gap button-up – $2.50 @ MRCI Thrift Store in Mankato; Belt – $1.99 @ Goodwill in West St. Paul; Purse – free (hand-me-down from a  friend); Vintage wool skirt – $2.99 @ Goodwill in Coon Rapids; Socks – $3.99 @ TJ Maxx; Etienne Aigner boots – $6.99 @ Goodwill in West St. Paul. *Nail polish – Zoya in “Dree.”

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laid back lady.

Outfit details: Gap long-sleeve top – $10 (on clearance) @ Gap; Old Navy hoodie – $8 (on clearance, orig $22.94) @ Old Navy; Franco Sarto bag – gift from fiancé via TJ Maxx; RingDIY; Land’s End corduroy pants – $5.99 @ Arc’s Value Village in Brooklyn Center; Old Navy wedges – $20 (on sale, orig. $36.94) @ Old Navy.

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teel tights.

Outfit details: Gap cardigan – $3 @ MRCI Thrift Store in Mankato; Final Touch dress – $4 @ All in Vogue Designer Consigner in Rochester; H&M belt – $1.99 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in St. Paul; Vintage beaded clutch – free (gift from mom via garage sale); Teel tights – $4.99 @ TJ Maxx; Xhiliration booties – $7.48 (75% off clearance) @ Target. *Lipstick – Revlon in “Certainly Red”

Orange tights on Monday, teel tights today! Such a fun (and affordable) way to add a pop of color to an ensemble!

On a different note – TGIF! Have a great weekend all! :) Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my weekly inspiration post!

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60s inspired.

Outfit details: Vintage sunglasses – $1.60 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center; Banana Republic dress – $8 @ Encore Consignment in Mankato; Gap cardigan – $2.99 @ Savers in Rochester; Vintage Dooney & Bourke purse – $7.99 @ Arc’s Value Village in Brooklyn Center; Xhiliration tights – $5 @ Target; MIA wedges– gift from my fiancé via DSW Shoe Warehouse (buy ’em here)

Have a great week! :)

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pumpkin pants.

Outfit details: J.crew button-up – $2.50 @ Home to Home Thrift Store in Belle Plaine; Liz Claiborne blazer – $5 @ MRCI Thrift Store in Mankato; H&M hobo bag – $10 @ Everyday People in St. Paul; Vintage men’s Timex watch – $3.25 @ WSP Antiques in West St. Paul; Ring – $8 @ Nancy’s Nifty Thifty Consignment in New Brighton; Liz Claiborne belt – $1.99 @ Goodwill in Maplewood; J.crew pants – $4.99 @ Goodwill in Coon Rapids; Mossimo heels – $7.48 (75% off clearance) @ Target. Nail polish in “Honey Bun” by Essie.

 This weekend I finally got around to enjoying my first Starbucks pumpkin spice latte of the season. It seemed fitting that I also bust out my pumpkin-colored pants, recently seen here. Oh, and I got a haircut – can you tell?

Have a fabulous week everyone!

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simple slimming secret.


Outfit details: American Eagle button-up – $2.50 @ All in Vogue Designer Consigner in Rochester; Old Navy cardigan – $3.25 @ TurnStyle Consignment in Minneapolis; Vintage men’s Timex watch– $3.25 @ WSP Antiques in West St. Paul; Limited jeans – $2.50 @ Salvation Army in Columbia Heights; Mossimo heels – $29.99 @ Target (buy ’em here).

My simple slimming secret? High-waist, wide-leg dark denim jeans… paired with pumps! Take it a step further by folding your pants along the inseam so that the fold line runs down the center of the pants, creating an extra elongated effect. Balancing out the dark denim with neutral-toned pieces completes the look! Do you have a slimming secret you swear by?

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’tis the season of scarfs and sweater tights.

 Outfit details: Scarf – $9.99 @ H&M; BCBG dress – $4.99 @ St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in St. Paul; Belt – $6 (on clearance) @ Old Navy; H&M purse – $10 @ Everyday People in St. Paul; Apt. 9 sweater tights – free from Kohl’s (thanks to a ‘$10 off your purchase of $10 or more’ coupon); Mossimo flats – $4.98 (75% off clearance) @ Target.

Apparently Minnesota left no time for a smooth transition from summer to fall this year… This week I’ve been waking up to temps in the 40’s, which means my scarfs and sweater tights have officially come out of hibernation. But being that I’m all about pumpkin spice lattes and apple crisp, I say bring it on autumn!

Have a fab weekend everyone! Stop back again tomorrow for my weekly dose of inspiration :)

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workwear: penny-pinched pencil skirt.

Outfit details: {Necklace – $6.80 @ Forever21; Forever21 cropped top – $4.99 @ Goodwill in West St. Paul; Antique men’s Timex watch – $3.50 @ WSP Antiques in West St. Paul; Vintage clutch – $5 @ Sophie Joe’s Emporium in St. Paul; Antique cocktail ring – $12 @ Treasure Chest Antiques in Waseca; Ralph Lauren pencil skirt – $1 @ MRCI Thrift Store in N. Mankato (now closed); Apt. 9 heels – $28.99 (orig. $49.99) @ KOHL’S} Nail polish in “Merino Cool” by Essie.

Yesterday a $0.99 maxi skirt, today a $1 pencil skirt. Although both wonderful deals, I think the pencil skirt wins hands-down between the two in terms of style.  The pencil skirt is a classic you can’t go really wrong with. And for the price that I snagged this particular one at, you really can’t go wrong! What’s a timeless item you’ve recently purchased for a fab deal?

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maxi madness.

Outfit details: Leaf earrings – $3.80 @ Forever21; H&M scarf – $9.99 @ H&M; Kensie cardigan – $4.99 @ Savers in Rochester; Liz Claiborne belt – $1.99 @ Goodwill in Maplewood; Casual Corner maxi skirt – $0.99 @ Arc’s Value Village in Brooklyn Center; Mossimo flats – $4.98 (75% off clearance) @ Target.

I never thought I would wear an ankle-length skirt in an attempt to be “fashionable,” but after seeing some of my favorite bloggers sport the maxi skirt look so effortlessly (here, here, and here), I decided to give it a go. I managed to get just what I was after for a mere $0.99 at one of my local thrift stores, and before I knew it, I was rockin’ the maxi! I am loving the fact that it’s suprisingly comfortable and gives off a different aura of sophistication in comparison to say, a pencil skirt. And what’s even better is that as the temperatures start to drop, you can simply slip on a pair of leggings or sweater tights underneath without anyone knowing the difference. I am calling this “bohemian chic.”

What is your opinion on the maxi trend – love it or leave it?

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workwear: 9 to 5 neutral

Outfit details: Vintage sunnies – $1.60 @ Arc’s Value Village in Brooklyn Center; Limited blazer – $2.50 @ MVAC Thrift & More in Mankato; H&M top – $4.99 @ Goodwill in West St. Paul; H&M hobo bag – $10 @ Everyday People in St. Paul; Liz Claiborne leather belt – $1.99 @ Goodwill in Maplewood; Banana Republic pants – $6.99 @ Goodwill in Maplewood; Mossimo pumps – $29.99 (splurge alert! – buy ’em here) @ Target.

Recent fall polish purchase splurge:“Merino Cool” by Essie.

There are about a million ten other colors I currently want as well, but at $7.79 a bottle (@ Target), I am keeping them as an ‘every-now-and-then-treat’ type of purchase. However, out-of-season colors should be going on sale soon enough. And speaking of which, if you missed my post a while back about how to snag Essie polish for fractions of the retail price, check it out HERE.

Have a great weekend friends! Back sure to stop back tomorrow for my weekly dose of inspiration, and again on Sunday for my weekly recipe reveal!

Until next time…

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