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A lot of the pieces in this outfit are thrifted. One of may favorite things about thrifting is that it gives me the freedom to mix in pieces that are a little outside my comfort zone. I wouldn't of paid retail for this shirt or skirt. The print on the skirt is a little too much on the bold side for me and while some may consider plaid button-ups a staple I (for some odd reason, probably my rural roots) can find them to be a bit costume-y. When an item costs less than $5 though I'm much more willing to give it a try. This is my 1st time wearing the skirt but I've had the shirt for over a year and much to my surprise it's become one of my favorite tops. Here are some of the other ways I've worn it: 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5.

shirt + skirt + belt: thrift, boots: target, necklace: f21 

This bag is recent purchase from DSW. I had been looking for a large (in addition to my stuff i'm usually also carrying for three little people) structured cognac bag for awhile now and with a couple certificates and coupons this one only cost me $25! 

shirt: anthropologie, belt: thrift, pants: gap, purse + shoes: dsw

This was a date night outfit. We were able to score $6 tickets to see Iron & Wine at the Chicago Theatre through the date planning service How About We. The concert was amazing! Afterwards, we picked up come coffee & treats and then walked around the city a bit. Jeremy me the designer of the Crown Fountain awhile back so he was pretty pumped to get a few night pictures. 

dress: hand-me-down/fossil, shoes: dsw, necklace: f21

Want more? Check out these link parties to see lots of other ladies having fun with their clothes: Watch What I'm WearingSunday Style,  Monday MingleStyle Sessions,  and What I Wore Wednesday. 


  1. My writers have been loving those How About We dates. Looks like you had a spiffy night on the town.

  2. That shot of you guys kissing is beyond cool! Looks like a fab date night. :) Hope you can join us by linking up to Monday Mingle again! :)

  3. i totally agree -- thrifting pieces is such an awesome way to try new things. i can't believe you scored I&W tickets for 6 bucks. i need to check out howaboutwe!


  4. Love how you mixed patterns in your first outfit. Very creative and trendy. Just saw your recent post too. Your kids are so adorable.
    Visiting from Monday Mingle.

  5. Love the pattern mixing!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx


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