Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tips and Tricks





Dress:M-I-L swap Blazer: Thrifted (Target) Shoes:  (TJ Maxx)

So this skirt is my mother-in-law's.  She gave it to the hubby to give to GoodWill when he dropped out things off.  If you take you must give!  I thought I would take a look and see if I wanted any of the things in the bag.  Well at first I didnt think there was anything in there for me until I pulled this skirt out.  I first thought, I will just hem it! So I thew it in the keep pile.  It stayed in my closet for a while because well... I haven't had time to hem it.  Then I got this bright idea!  This didn't quite make it to the thrift, but all the same...One of the comments from Linda yesterday said she needed thrifting lessons.  Well Linda ask and you shall receive.  My mom is a MASTER THRIFTER!  Therefore, I have learned from the best.  When I thrift I often look at some unlikely pieces and find new ways to wear them.  Cut off the sleeves, shorten it... so...


Tip #1 don't pass things up right away.  If you like the print or something about the item, hold on to it while you continue shopping think about what you can do to make you like it.  And at worst your out $5 or $6 bucks for what could have been something really great!

8 comments:

  1. I love the way you just pulled this skirt right on up and wore it as a dress!! Perfect remix!!! And, can I just say that your hair is absolutely gorgeous and looks awesome on you!!

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  2. Thanks Tiffany! It took me years to realize I really had no need for hair! So glad I figured it out.

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  3. Love this! I just did the same thing with a maxi dress today.

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  4. This makes a completely adorable sundress. Love how you've paired it too!

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  5. Oh my goodness, you just made the perfect dress! I want that dress! Except it's a skirt! Dying over here. Gotta try that.

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  6. Fabulous! The skirt is utterly adorable as a dress.

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  7. That skirt looks SO GOOD as a dress! Good job!

    Kristine. Or Polly.

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  8. I love doing this to a skirt that would otherwise be unwearable! I'll frequently wear it layered over a shirt so that I don't have to keep an outer layer on all day and it's appropriate for work/ I'm not freezing.

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