Recreating 4 Pinterest Outfits with HP

February 26, 2015

Recreating 4 Pinterest outfits

I tell ya, the fashion game on Pinterest is on-point. My feed is constantly full of stylish ladies in oversized shades and perfectly-mixed patterns. I’ve repinned huuuundreds of outfit ideas with the intention of recreating these fab outfits one day. I haven’t really followed through on that though — because, hello, it’s way more fun (and easier) to just admire the photos than to actually dig through my closet and assemble a new outfit!

Well, today is the day I’m bringing my favorite pinned outfits to life. I’m recreating 4 outfits from my Pinterest board using items I already own. Today’s post was inspired by my shiny new HP x360 convertible PC, which connects me to Pinterest (and all my other top stylish sites) in 4 different modes: laptop, tablet, tent, and stand mode. This computer literally bends all the rules — it’s such a fun toy, especially for a digitally-obsessed person like myself!

Now settle in for the Pinterest-inspired fashion show…

Outfit 1: Casual Converse outfit

I’ve had this pair of Converse sneakers for years — they’re so comfortable and I like the slightly hipster vibe they give off. I needed a new way to wear them though and was happy to find this pin of Katie Did What. What a cute, cool outfit!

Converse sneakers outfit // Katie Did What + Style Me Thrifty

Inspiration via Katie Did What (blog post + pin) | HP x360 in Tablet mode

Style Me Thrifty | HP x360 Tablet Mode

I’m wearing: Old Navy chambray shirt (similar) | Banana Republic tank (similar) | GAP jeans | Converse sneakers | Maybelline lipstick

Outfit 2: Cheerful business casual

First off, if you’re not already following J’s Everyday Fashion, you’re missing out. She has so many outfit ideas for real women, on real budgets. Case and point: this cute polka dotted outfit. It includes items we all own: black skinnies, a great blouse, and a colorful cardi.

Business casual in polka dots | J's Everyday Fashion & Style Me Thrifty

Inspiration via J’s Everyday Fashion (blog post + pin) | HP x360 in Stand mode

HP x360 Stand mode

Business casual: polka dot blouse, mint cardi, skinny black pants, heels

I’m wearing: LC Lauren Conrad blouse (similar) | F21 cardi (similar) | The Limited pants | Kenneth Cole Reaction heels (similar) | F21 bag (similar) | BaubleBar necklace | Tory Burch FitBit bracelet

Outfit #3: Layered gingham

Behold: the gingham button down. A shirt truly loved by all. For being such a bold pattern, this shirt is SO versatile. I love all the layering that is happening on this Stella & Dot Instagram pic — layered tops, layered necklaces. And adorable flats!

Casual gingham outfit | Stella & Dot + Style Me Thrifty

Inspiration via Stella & Dot (Instagram pic + pin) | HP x360 in Laptop mode

HP x360 in Laptop mode

Casual layered gingham outfit

I’m wearing: JCrew Factory gingham shirt | Old Navy long sleeve | GAP jeans | Target flats (similar) | BaubleBar necklace

Outfit #4: Layered maxi dress

I cannot thank Pinterest and Kendi Everyday enough for this outfit idea! I’m wearing a summer maxi dress from LOFT — with a huge cut out in the back (last seen here). Everything about it screams summer! But Kendi shows us how to make it work for winter with a thick knitted scarf, sweater, and tall boots.

Summer maxi dress layered for winter | Kendi Everyday & Style Me Thrifty

Inspiration via Kendi Everyday (blog post + pin) | HP x360 in Tent mode 

HP x360 Tent Mode

Making a summer maxi work for winter

I’m wearing: LOFT maxi (similar) | LOFT cardi (similar) | NY & Co scarf (similar) | Francesca’s belt (similar) | Diba wedge boots

So there you have it! 4 brand new outfits, all assembled with items I own but have never previously worn together. I’d call this little experiment a success! Here they all are together — which outfit would you wear?

4 Winter Outfits: Inspired by Pinterest

Thanks to HP for making searching through my endless pins so easy — having a touchscreen tablet is a game changer. I also loved being able to edit this post in Stand mode, while lounging on the couch and listening to music. HP continues to #bendtherules while on the road with Meghan Trainor’s “The Bass Tour.” You can follow along with the Meghan Trainor tour by watching Behind The Scenes episodes or following @HP for updates!

This post was sponsored by HP. Opinions expressed here are my own. As a reminder, Style Me Thrifty only partners with brands that I really, truly love.

Wish List Wednesday: Resort Wear

February 25, 2015

Wish List Wednesday: Resort Wear

This weekend, my girlfriends and I swapped hilarious college spring break stories. We laughed as one friend told us about her wild trip to Panama City Beach with thousands of her best friends (remember those insane MTV spring break specials?) and another shared her tale of tagging along on a fraternity’s booze cruise around the Caribbean (jealous). And me? My favorite college spring break trip was to the Cayman Islands, where we only had one priority: work on our tans!

Now that I’ve been out of school for ahem, a few years, I’m sad that spring breaks are no longer mandatory. My husband and I decided to change that this year and are heading to Mexico next month for a little R&R. Can’t. Wait. In anticipation of our tropical trip, I’ve been scouting out a few new cool resort wear items. Someone pass me a frozen beverage!

Is it spring break yet? // affordable resort wear

1. Target sandals ($20) | 2. SheInside sunglasses ($8) | 3. Rip Curl beach bag ($49) | 4. Dakota flash tattoos ($22) | 5. LOFT shorts ($44) | 6. BaubleBar necklace ($44) | 7. Target bikini ($15) | 8. Old Navy hat ($16) | 9. Boden swimsuit ($88) | 10. SheInside maxi ($18)


Shop Resort Wear


Top image © Style Me Thrifty — photographed in Turks and Caicos

Best Drugstore Lipstick: Maybelline

February 20, 2015

Maybelline: Best Drugstore Lipstick

First a home decor post and now a beauty post?! Watch out now! I thought I’d change things up a bit this week since I’ve been full of home and beauty inspiration and, well, because it’s too dang cold outside to take outfit photos! (My new favorite game is trying to see if I can spot goosebumps on my favorite bloggers in their photos, because really, how do they all do it in these fridge temps?!).

I’m staying nicely snuggled up indoors to bring you today’s post featuring my favorite drugstore lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor. I’m normally too intimidated to shop for lipstick at a drugstore because you can’t try it on like you can at Sephora or Macy’s. But after I saw Cathy feature this Maybelline lipstick on her blog, I immediately purchased it because it was only a $6 commitment. Can’t beat that price!

Review: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor

Wearing: LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s top (similar) | Baublebar necklace

Best $6 I’ve ever spent. This lipstick is bright and opaque. It’s bold. It stays-put but not in an overly-obnoxious way (this lipstick is not one of those crazy long-lasting kinds, but also doesn’t rub off after five minutes). It doesn’t dry my lips out after wearing. The taste is unoffensive. And it comes in a bunch of fun colors.

Did I mention it’s also totally affordable? Oh, right, I think I did. If you’re looking for a new lip color, I highly recommend making a trip to Target or CVS and picking up a tube! Side note: taking close-up pictures of myself  is awkward (gah!) but here’s another shot of the “Pink Pop” color:

Maybelline Vivids "Pink Pop"

And I’m wearing the “Hot Plum” color in these favorite outfit posts:


Office holiday party