Outfit: Summer Tweed Party Dress

June 29, 2015

Wedding Ready: tweed flit & flare turquoise dress, glitter belt, silver wedges

Dress: consigned | Belt: Target | Wedges: Sam Edelman | Clutch: similar | Earrings & ring: c/o Julie Vos | FitBit band: Tory Burch

Another wedding in the books (don’t ya love summer weddings?) and one of my best gals is officially off the market!

When I was assigned my freshmen year roommate at James Madison University back in 2000, I never could have predicted I’d make a lifelong friend. This weekend I watched her walk down the aisle in State College, PA, and teared up thinking about our friendship and reminiscing about those good old college days. We may be married ladies now but some things never change (case and point: my JMU girls and I danced all night, as if we were back at a frat party!).

Summer wedding guest | Mint & gold dress, silver wedges

I picked up this tweed turquoise dress at Current Boutique, a consignment store in my area. Tweed is a heavier fabric but with a slightly cooler climate in the mountains and a keyhole back, it ended up being perfect. An inexpensive glitter belt from Target pulled it together. And you guys, I wore these comfy Sam Edelman wedges until the final song of the night. I’ve never, ever made it through a wedding without changing into flip flops, so this is a HUGE accomplishment. Wedges for the win!

Minty tweed dress with keyhole back

Summer wedding guest: Mint & gold

Mint & gold tweed dress

Summer tweed party dress

Dress: consigned | Belt: Target | Wedges: Sam Edelman | Clutch: similar | Earrings & ring: c/o Julie Vos | FitBit band: Tory Burch

Toftrees Golf Resort wedding

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Wish List Wednesday: Summer Clutches

June 24, 2015

Affordable summer clutches

Have I told you all about my beloved purse wall? Yes, a wall. Of purses :) Also known as: my favorite part of the house.

One weekend when I was out of town, my husband had the idea to add a bunch of hooks to the wall at the top of our stairs. On each hook he carefully hung each purse. The result was amazing — my purses aren’t using up precious storage space and they look so cute on display!

Sure, most people hang artwork on their walls, but in the Style Me Thrifty household, our art comes in the form of colorful handbags.

Purse wall!

Because I walk by my bag collection everyday, it’s come to my attention that I could add a few more affordable clutches to the mix. A clutch can be a little tricky to hang on my wall, but for these cheerful summer clutches, I will find a way!

A few I’m currently wishing for…

Summer Clutches // Style Me Thrifty

1. Anthropologie | 2. Nasty Gal | 3. ASOS | 4. Nordstrom | 5. Dillard’s |
6. Nordstrom | 7. Target | 8. Forever 21

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The Perfect Impulse Purchase Tank

June 22, 2015

Francesca's Reilly Printed Tank

Francesca’s Reilly tank | Nordstrom cardigan | JCrew Factory pants | Dolce Vita sandals (similar) | F21 bag (similar) | c/o Julie Vos necklace

In an effort to not spend my entire paycheck on clothing, I’ve become more of a planner when it comes to new purchases. While I don’t have a set fashion budget (I admire anyone who does this btw — so, if you do, please share your secrets!), I do try to wait and only buy items I really, really want/need.

But every so often, an impulse purchase just happens. Whoops! You can’t explain these purchases — they’re unplanned, fast, and glorious. That’s what occurred when I saw this $28 tank at Francesca’s. Between the preppy pattern, swingy shape, and great price, I decided it’d be perfect 4th of July tank. Purchased! And then Monday morning rolled around and I figured out a way to make it work for the office. Add a thin cardi and we had ourselves one colorful outfit!

Moral of this story? It’s good for us budget fashionistas to plan out our purchases, but every once in awhile it’s fun to break the rules.

What to wear to work: colorful & preppy outfit // Style Me Thrifty

Francescas Reilly Printed Tank ($28) // Style Me Thrifty

Business casual: breezy printed tank, cardi, black crops

Blue & white tank with a pop of orange

Francesca's Reilly Printed Tank-6

Francesca's Reilly Printed Tank-6

Note about fit: I typically wear a size M but purchased this tank in a size S because of it’s loose/flowy shape. It also comes in beige & black.

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