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livin’ in layers.





Outfit details: BCBG sweater – $6.99 @ Arc’s Value Village in St. Paul; Dri-fit long sleeve – $1 garage sale find; ELLE jeggings – $13.30 (on 80% off clearance) @ Kohl’s; Mossimo faux fur wedge boots – $23 (with $5 off ad coupon) @ Target.

The key to surviving Minnesota winters? Layers! My latest closet staples – leggings, dri-fit long sleeves, wool socks, cable knits… the list goes on. What are your winter wardrobe must-haves?

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blushing blazer.

Outfit details: Vintage bow-tie blouse: $1 garage sale find; Banana Republic blazer – $3.49 @ Valu Thrift Store in St. Paul; Vintage clutch – $2.49 @ Valu Thrift Store in St. Paul;  Limited jeans– $2.49 @ Salvation Army in Columbia Heights; Mossimo pumps – $29.99 @ Target.

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winter revolt.


Outfit details: Apt. 9 blazer – $4 @ Home to Home Thrift Store in Belle Plaine; LOFT blouse – $3.99 @ Arc’s Value Village in Brooklyn Center; Vintage clutch – $4 @ Sophie Joe’s Emporium in St. Paul; Antique cocktail ring – $12 @ Treasure Chest Antiques in Waseca; Express shorts – $2 @ Neighborhood Thrift Store in Mankato; Tights – $2.80 @ Forever21; Xhiliration booties – $7.48 (on 75% off clearance) @ Target.

Who says shorts are just for summer? If you have a pair of high-waisted or paperbag-style shorts, simply layer them over some tights or leggings for a fun look this winter! To elongate legs, wear the same colored heels as your tights. *See my original inspiration for this outfit here.

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the colors of fall.

Outfit details: Vintage sunnies – $1.60 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center; Earrings – $3.80 @ Forever21; Liz Claiborne blazer – $5 @ MRCI Thrift Store in Mankato; Forever21 top – $2.75 @ TurnStyle Consignment in Minneapolis; Forever21 skirt – $9.80 @ Forever21; Socks – $3.99 @ TJ Maxx; Etienne Aigner boots – $6.99 @ Goodwill in West St. Paul.

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chic for cheap in all its glory.

Outfit details: Vintage sunnies – $1.60 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center; knot earrings – $1 @ Sophie Joe’s Emporium in St. Paul; Ella Moss blouse – $5.99 @ Arc’s Value Village in Brooklyn Center; LOFT blazer – $8 @ Clothes Mentor in Minneapolis; Vintage purse – $5.99 @ St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in St. Paul; Ring – $8 @ Nancy’s Nifty Thrifty New Brighton; Et Vous pants – $4.99 @ Goodwill in Coon Rapids; Mossimo pumps – $29.99 @ Target.

Hey everyone! TGIF right?! :)

This outfit showcases one of my new fave color combos – neutral tones consisting of nude, champagne, gray and gold. To me, these colors manage to exude a classy and chic vibe (see an interior design version here). And speaking of chic, keep in mind the title of my blog, “simply chic for cheap – a name that came from my love for creating ensembles that might appear as though they cost big bucks, when they’re actually fractions less than the average person could imagine… because as I always say, high style doesn’t have to come with a high price tag!

Keep it chic & have a fab weekend folks!

Until next time…

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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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