19th Nov2013

Tips for Shopping Vintage {In the Closet}

by Daenel

Brown Corduroy Jacket Neutral Scarf Gray Cardi and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Brown Corduroy Jacket Neutral Scarf Gray Cardi and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Don’t you just love the pop of orange from my bag? When I first saw it, I thought I’m never gonna carry an orange purse. But, now? I absolutely adore it. Because it’s such a bold color, I like to pair it with more muted/neutral tones like browns, dark greens, plums, etc. And it’s hands free, which was great for a day spent touring a college campus. There’s only one picture because Miss 18 doesn’t like her life on the interwebs. If you’d like to see the picture, click here.

Brown Corduroy Jacket Neutral Scarf Gray Cardi and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

I was at Annie Laurie’s Antiques in Cape Girardeau a few weeks ago and absolutely positively fell head over heels in want with this ring. Normally, I’m not drawn to silver rings but the big ol’ hunk of green called to me. And it didn’t hurt that the ring cost me less than $10.

I shop at Annie Laurie’s Antiques on a fairly regular basis because I can pick up unique pieces that don’t cost a fortune. Here are a few tips that I use when I’m on the hunt:

  1. Be open to things you wouldn’t normally purchase full price ~ the ring is a prime example
  2. Move things around ~ antique stores are not like traditional stores, things are spread out all over the place
  3. Visit often ~ every time I go to Annie Laurie’s I find something new and exciting
  4. Check for wear and tear ~ some antique/vintage stores don’t have a return policy, so check out seams and areas that are easily worn before you plunk down the cash
  5. Carry cash ~ sometimes vendors are willing to haggle if you’re using cash, especially at outdoor markets

Brown Corduroy Jacket Neutral Scarf Gray Cardi and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

 

Brown Corduroy Jacket Neutral Scarf Gray Cardi and Denim Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

Do you shop vintage? What’s your favorite piece?

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Daenel T

12th Nov2013

Fade to Dark {In the Closet}

by Daenel

Red Cardi, White Blouse, and Brown Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

I adore this brown tweed skirt so much. I seriously think it may be one of my best thrift store purchases yet. I like that the waist band is very fitted and holds in all of my jiggly bits. And the little bow on the hip adds just a touch of sweetness, which is a nice counter to the rugged boots and socks.

I thought the red added an unexpected splash of color to an otherwise very neutral outfit.

Red Cardi, White Blouse, and Brown Skirt {Living Outside the Stacks}

I apologize for the pictures. Now that it’s getting dark earlier, it’s hard to find decent lighting. I’m thinking I’ll probably slow down the Wednesday style posts. My house to dark for interior shots, and, as much as I big puffy heart you guys, I don’t know if I can wake up any earlier than I already do to take pictures.

How do you work around lighting issues?

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Daenel T

05th Nov2013

Corduroy Skirt and Patterned Tights {In the Closet}

by Daenel

Brown Sweater, Floral Skirt, and Burgundy Tights {Living Outside the Stacks}

Have I mentioned how much I loooove sweaters? How about corduroy? And, ohmygosh, tights? Autumn is definitely my season.

Brown Sweater, Floral Skirt, and Burgundy Tights {Living Outside the Stacks}

And don’t those colors just scream Autumn? I think that’s what I like most: the rusts, the browns, the golds, and the purples. Or maybe it’s the coziness of the sweaters. On second third thought, I do like the pattern play on my legs.

Brown Sweater, Floral Skirt, and Burgundy Tights {Living Outside the Stacks}

Do you wear tights? Are you pattern girl or a solids lady?

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Daenel T

24th Oct2013

Pantone~Inspired Fall Color Challenge: Day 4 {In the Closet}

by Daenel

Cream Cardi Peach Blouse Brown Skirt and Brown Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

Today’s color is “Carafe”, which looks a lot like brown to me. I assume that this is somehow related to the carafe in a coffee maker, so I figured why not match a rich dark roasted coffee bean?

Cream Cardi Peach Blouse Brown Skirt and Brown Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

I absolutely love coffee. I love the taste, the smell, the feel, the sight… It’s just a feast for the senses. So finding something in a deep rich brown was incredibly easy for me.

Cream Cardi Peach Blouse Brown Skirt and Brown Boots {Living Outside the Stacks}

I wasn’t sure about the boots but I thought wearing the black ones would be a little too heavy. And, well, you know, fashion is all about taking risks, right?

What was the last fashion risk you took? 

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Daenel T

12th Jun2013

All About the Shoes {In the Closet}

by Daenel

This week it’s all about the shoes. Specifically, the sandals. I absolutely adore these bejeweled babies. They make me feel feminine and funky at the same time. They can be dressed up with slacks and white top or dressed down with maxi skirt and tank.

Turquoise Button Down White Eyelet Skirt and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

This week I chose to pair them with a simple white eyelet skirt and turquoise button down blouse. Simple yet chic. With just a hint of funk.

Turquoise Button Down White Eyelet Skirt and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Electric blue toes and big ol’  jewels.

Turquoise Button Down White Eyelet Skirt and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}Turquoise Button Down White Eyelet Skirt and Sandals {Living Outside the Stacks}

Just perfect for the summer.

What are you wearing on your feet?

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13th Nov2012

Twenty~Eight {What I Wore Wednesday}

by Daenel

This week has been crazy busy but not nearly as crazy busy as next week will be. Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? I am so not ready. I don’t have a turkey or a ham. I have one can of pumpkin pie filling and a bag of potatoes. Did I mention that I’m having my parents, my sister and her family over? Are you ready? Do you have a menu planned?

I’ve got nothing. Well, no, I do know what I’m going to wear and, really, looking cute is all that’s important. The pictures will last forever, the meal not so much.

What I Wore Friday

The hubs and I spent some time together on Friday, just hanging out. I almost never wear dresses or skirts unless we’re going to church but I just couldn’t resist slipping into this cute little peasant dress. Can you believe I got it on sale for $2.47? Craziness, huh?

Notice the socks? I love the look of socks with boots and skirts/dresses. I just think it looks so playful and fun. And it keeps my toes warm.

What I Wore Wednesday {Living Outside the Stacks}

What I Wore Friday {Living Outside the Stacks}

What I Wore Monday

Today began the Colors of the Season Fall Fashion Challenge and the first challenge was to wear teal. This one was so hard for me. I knew it would be. I’d long ago given my only teal item to one of my daughters who then gave it to one of my other daughters. I took it back.

And that skirt? I bought it at the thrift store! I cannot believe I found something so cute. I’m always complaining that our thrift stores have the ugliest clothes but looook what happens when you go digging. It still had the tags on it!

Also, you can’t tell, but I’m wearing wine colored tights. Yep, I’m totally digging the colored tights trend.

What I Wore Monday {Living Outside the Stacks}

What I Wore Monday {Living Outside the Stacks}

What I Wore Tuesday

I’ve had that velvet blazer in my closet for. Ever. I’m not sure what made me buy it… The color, the velvet, the Victorian cut? I don’t know but it probably would’ve continued to sit in my closet had it not been for this challenge.

Also I was having a really good hair day…

What I Wore Tuesday {Living Outside the Stacks}

What I Wore Tuesday {Living Outside the Stacks}

What was the last thing you thrifted or grifted? 

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