Budget Shopping, Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, My Style Monday, Thrift Store Finds

Shifting the Pieces

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, let’s talk about this striped shirt.  In case you haven’t noticed, I love this shirt (see it in posts here and here).  I still can’t even believe it was only a few dollars on ThredUp!  What a great find! Okay, enough of that, on to the outfit!  I’ve had this inspiration photo on my Pinterest board for a while now.  I love the looks of it, but never could quite get the look right.  Using my new-to-me striped shirt, I decided to adjust the patterns in the outfit a bit while still keeping the same vibe.  Instead of the striped skirt, I opted for a striped shirt.  Instead of the black top, I chose to wear the black as a sweater.  Instead of the jean jacket, I wore jeans.  See what I’m going for here?  I just moved the pieces around, and I’m really loving the results!  I wonder what other inspiration photos are lurking in my Pinterest boards just waiting to be recreated using this technique?  I better go take a look and I’ll keep you posted!
Recipe Style:
Fashion For Women: Striped Maxi Skirt - I love that nothing is over $30 which means it's cute and amazing for my budget! :)
From Fashion 4 Mom
My Style:

It seems like stripes are everywhere these days.  Are you loving the stripe trend?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Budget Shopping, Everyday Style, Fashion, My Style Monday, Thrift Store Finds

thredUP Does it Again

My Style Mondays

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, I’m sharing another great find from thredUP.  This is not a sponsored post, I just really love the company!  What’s better than sitting on your couch, curled up in a blanket, watching TV, a coffee in hand, browsing through thousands of super affordable clothing options on your thredUP app?  That’s a pretty nice little Saturday (or any day ending in y for that matter) if you ask me!  We’ve all heard me say this many times (here, here, here, here, and here) but just in case you missed it, thredUP is great because it gives a second life to clothes that would’ve otherwise gone into the trash.  Do used clothes creep you out?  No worries!  The app lets you filter by all sorts of things, including condition.  Simply hit the “New with Tags” option and off you go!  thredUP is awesome, check it out!  Now, on to the outfit!  I often turn to thredUP for fancier items that I wouldn’t dream spending full price on.  This dress is the perfect example.  I work in a casual environment, so I have very little need for dressier pieces.  That doesn’t mean, I don’t want some dressier pieces.  This dress really caught my eye with its colorful top, so I threw it in my cart, and couldn’t wait for it to arrive.  As always, when I saw that polka-dot box on my front porch, I ran out to get it, tore it open, and tried on all the clothes.  This dress fit like a dream!  The top is quite colorful and was a little loud for fall.  Luckily, I found the inspiration photo on Pinterest and threw a sweater over it.  Perfect!  Not only did the sweater tone down the look, it also added warmth on these early fall days.  This is a dress I’m so happy I added to my collection and I can’t wait to wear it some more!
Recipe Style:
Created by longstem on Polyvore
My Style:
Want to try thredUP?  Use my link to get $10 off your first order!  You’ll love it!  Have you tried thredUP?  What’s your favorite find?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Budget Shopping, Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, My Style Monday, Thrift Store Finds

It’s All Navy

My Style Mondays

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, let’s talk successful failures.  Yes, there’s such a thing as a successful failure.  Today’s outfit recreation is the prime example.  My first thought looking at the inspiration photo was to recreate the outfit by switching the yellow cardigan for a navy cardigan and wearing the yellow as a top.  That did not go well.  My skin tone does not lend itself to yellow at all and this was no exception.  I probably should’ve known better.  It’s never a bad idea to revisit things that may have not worked in the past.  Who knows?  It might work now, right?  Sometimes, but not this time.  I quickly came to grips that yellow and I don’t get along and moved on.  I wanted to keep the idea of my navy cardigan, so I scoured my closet for a top that would work.  Lo and behold there was a top just waiting for such an outfit.  I purchased this top from ThredUp a couple months ago and hadn’t worn it yet.  I was so excited it worked with this restyle and I’m loving this look for fall!
Recipe Style:
work-outfit-ideas-2017-7-1 80 Elegant Work Outfit Ideas in 2017
From Pouted.com
My Style:
What color are you loving this fall?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Thrift Store Finds

Do or Do Not

There is No Try

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

Today, let’s talk realizations.  Every now and again, we all have those “Aha” moments.  You know the ones.  The times we discover something new about ourselves.  I had such a moment a few weeks ago. The hubby and I were getting ready to go meet some friends at a winery for some drinks and live music.  It was nothing fancy; just a casual night out.  As I was finishing up my makeup, I realized I had gone a little overboard.  I thought to myself, “Well, there’s nothing I can do about that now without starting over, so I’ll just go with it.”  Next, I walked over to my armoire to add the finishing touches to my outfit.  On went a few bracelets, some fancy earrings, rings, and necklaces.  I walked over to the mirror and laughed out loud.  It was at that moment I realized that I have no subtle button.  It’s go big or go home.  This was especially funny as I’m in my mid-thirties and have been like this since I was a kiddo.  It’s true, just ask my mom, she has stories.  I probably should’ve made this realization earlier, but it doesn’t really change anything.  I’m still going to go all out all the time. Today’s outfit is no exception.  When I saw the inspiration photo, I couldn’t wait to recreate the look and pile on as much gold jewelry as possible.  Just like the inspiration photo, I paired some white jeans with a brown tank and a mustard colored tank underneath.  I never would’ve thought of that color combo, but I’m loving it.  I also did indeed add as much gold jewelry as I could and finished off the look with metallic brown sandals.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure I was going to love this outfit, but I ended up really liking it.  This will definitely go into my summer rotation!
Recipe Style:
10 Spring Outfits~Visit www.lanyardelegance.com for beautiful Crystal Eyeglass Holders and Beaded Lanyards for women.
From Amy Loftus via Love This Pic
My Style:
Do you have a subtle button or do you like to go all out all the time?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Budget Shopping, Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Summer, Thrift Store Finds

A Surprising Purchase

Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Ah, it’s good to be back!  Today, let’s talk surprises. One of my most surprising thrift store finds has been this white pair of jeans. I never would have purchased them had it not been for my Halloween costume last year (see it here). Turns out, that was a great choice as these jeans have really opened up my spring and summer wardrobe possibilities. Plus, they fit like heaven! For the restyle, I stuck pretty close to the inspiration photo. I love the blue with the pink accents and white jeans. It’s such a chic look and one that’ll be on repeat this summer!
Recipe Style:
Plus Size Pleated Back Blouse Outfit - Plus Size Spring Outfit - Plus Size Fashion for Women - alexawebb.com #alexawebb:
From Alexa Webb
My Style:

What clothing purchase has most surprised you?
That’s all for today. See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Accessories, Budget Shopping, Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Spring, Thrift Store Finds, Thrifty Thursday

Coral Explosion

Thrifty Thursday

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Welcome to Thrifty Thursday!  Thrifty Thursdays are days when we put the spotlight on pieces purchased from thrift stores.  This is going to be a fun series, so let’s get into it!  I love the simplicity and chicness of today’s inspiration photo.  The coral jacket with the animal print shoes gives the outfit just the right amount of pop without being over the top.  It’s just fabulous!  To recreate the look, I opted for a short-sleeved coral sweater, a coral and white striped tank, bootcut jeans, animal print flats, a few bracelets, and as many necklaces as I could layer around my neck.  On a side note, I’m really loving the layered necklace look lately.  Case in point, I found an outfit picture from last spring (see below).  Ironically, it’s almost the exact same outfit, which was not planned at all.  I didn’t find the picture from last year until after I took this year’s picture.  The major difference is the lack of necklaces in the rendition from last year.  I guess we all go through phases.  It’s just funny to see that front and center.  Anyway, back to the outfit.  The coral sweater and the tank are both thrift store finds.  I love that you can find nice pieces that will really enhance your wardrobe for cheap.  Plus, you’re giving those pieces a new life.  Otherwise, they would end up in a landfill somewhere and it’s much better that they land in my closet instead.  We all know I love the coral, and this is an outfit I’ve clearly had on repeat for awhile now.  Love it!
Recipe Style:
Coral Jean Jacket & Leopard Flats for Spring:
From Jo Lynne Shane’s blog My Life & Style
My Style:
Spring 2017

Spring 2016

Do you thrift shop?  What are your favorite thrift store finds?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Budget Shopping, Everyday Style, Fashion, Product Review, Thrift Store Finds

Fabulous Finds Friday: ThredUP Haul

My First Purchase from thredUP!

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Last week, we talked about thredUP and what it’s all about (see that post here). This week, I’m so excited to share my first purchase from thredUP!  Let’s get into it!  My curiosity about thredUP had reached its peak, so I finally downloaded the app and started looking around.  As I was browsing, I decided I could use a new pair of jeans.  I found 4 pairs of jeans and added each to my cart figuring at least one of them would end up working for me.  All the while, they dangle the how much more you need to spend to get free shipping thing every time an item is added to the cart. Plus, everything in your first order is 40% off up to $50 of savings, which is pretty good!  As I added more and more things to my cart, I decided that the best financial decision would be to maximize the 40% off and get free shipping.  That’s only logical, right?  It makes sense to me.  😉
As I mentioned, I started off on a quest for jeans.  I ended up with 4 pairs in my cart, 2 from Old Navy, 1 from Tint (which I’ve never heard of or tried), and 1 from Christopher & Banks.  I used to love Old Navy jeans, but I might be too old for them now.  Neither pair fit me at all nor did the Tint jeans.  The Christopher & Banks jeans fit really well, but they were too short.  I’m definitely keeping my eyes peeled for another pair of those but in a longer length.  I have been searching for a jean skirt for quite awhile now, so I started browsing through those options.  I found a super cute skirt from Old Navy and luckily it fit well!  I love it and I’m so happy to have a nice jean skirt again. See it in a post here.   
Next up, I just started browsing the tops. I love that you can pick your size and the condition of the items (tags still on, like new, etc.) so you can quickly filter out anything that doesn’t interest you. That truly is a great feature!  I was surprised and very impressed at the vast selection of items they carry.  It wasn’t hard at all getting to that free shipping price!  Of the items on the left, I ended up keeping everything except the top middle shirt.  It’s super cute and I thought it would look nice with a black sweater.  The cut was not flattering on me at all, though.  That’s going to Goodwill.  Otherwise, I’m keeping everything else.   I love the black and white striped shirt, which I talked about in a post here.  I was also pleasantly surprised by the yellow number which I talked about in a post here.  I couldn’t believe I found a K-State shirt.  Who would want to give that up?  I can only imagine it was a girl who was a KU fan that was dating a guy from K-State and they broke up, right?  There’s no other way you would want to part with such a cute shirt.  😉

All the pieces on the right found new homes in my closet.  I was pleasantly surprised at the number of pieces I wanted to keep.  Normally, I’m sending back probably 25% of my online orders. This time I really did good!  The brown shirt on the top right I talked about in a post here. Let’s talk about the Old Navy sweater on the bottom right.  I LOVE these sweaters!  I was first introduced to these sweaters by receiving one from my dad and stepmom for Christmas one year (see posts here and here).  The fit of these is so perfect and so cute. They are also lightweight and yet still keep you warm.  I have since found one in white from Goodwill and now this one in navy blue.  If I can find these in all the colors, I will scoop them up in a heartbeat!

If you’ve been contemplating trying thredUP, I would highly highly recommend it!  It’s so cool that these items are getting a second chance and a new life.  Plus, who doesn’t love shopping from their couch, right?  If you’re interested, feel fee to use my special invite link here, which gets you $10 to spend.  Enjoy!

That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!

Have a fabulous weekend, lovelies!

lylas,
MissyAnn

Budget Shopping, Casual Style, Everyday Style, Fashion, Thrift Store Finds

The Search is Over

Finding the Perfect Striped Shirt

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!

I’ve been on a quest for a black and white striped shirt for at least a year.  I could never find one that I loved.  I tried to make up for this by getting a gray and white striped shirt and even a pink and white striped shirt.  While I love those, I still longed for a black and white one.  Well, thredUP to the rescue!  My search for a black and white striped shirt ended when I found this number on thredUP. It’s the brand Max Studio, which I’ve never tried before.  Guys, this is the softest t-shirt I’ve ever felt. It’s so nice and the cut is really flattering.  This is definitely a brand I will seek out more often.  Now, onto the outfit details!  I love the pink sweater with the black and white shirt in the inspiration photo. The pink sweater I have was not quite bright enough to look nice with the shirt.  Instead,  I opted for a dark red sweater complete with a matching red beaded necklace.  This was a quick, simple, and super chic look that I’m loving.  I can’t wait to find more ways to wear my new black and white striped shirt!
Recipe Style:
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Unknown Source
My Style:
What pieces have you been searching for lately?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!
lylas,
MissyAnn
Budget Shopping, Everyday Style, Fashion, Product Review, Thrift Store Finds

Fabulous Finds Friday: thredUP!

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
For today’s Fabulous Finds Friday, let’s talk about thredUP. ThredUP is basically an online thrift store.  The company buys used clothing and sells it to you for a deeply discounted price.  It’s like sifting through the racks of Goodwill from the comfort of your couch!  Sounds like fun, right?  It is!  You do have to sign up to even browse their website or app, which is a little odd.  That actually kept me from trying it for awhile.  It is worth it, though.  Plus, they send you coupons and deals, so it’s not all bad.  You even get 40% off your first order! Typically free shipping starts at $79 and they often have days when the shipping is free.  Otherwise, they have a flat shipping rate of something in the range of $5-$6.  Returns are free for store credit or $8 to be reimbursed with the original method of payment.  You can also sell your clothes to them, but from the online reviews, it doesn’t sound like a good deal at all.  There were a lot of negative reviews around the selling of clothes.  If that’s something you would be interested in doing, I would recommend doing a little more research.  There’s a little background about the company.  Now let’s get into the shopping!
The great thing about the website and app are the filters.  It works much like a “normal” store in that you can browse by category, designer, speciality sizes, etc. My favorite feature is that you can also browse by Condition.  There are 4 choices, which include, “New with Tags”, “Like-New”, “Gently Used”, and “Signs of Wear”.  So, if it weirds you out to buy used clothes, click the box that says “New with Tags” and you’re good to go!  It will also save your sizes, so you don’t have to enter those in every time.  The pictures I’m showing are all from the app, but it looks similar on the website as well.
Once you find an item you’re interested in, it’ll pull up much like the screenshots on the left.  The name of the item, the size, the current price, and the original price will all be listed below the picture. The item details will also be displayed along with other items you may also like.  I love when websites or apps make suggestions.  It’s a great way to do a quick comparison of like items.  If you decide you may want to purchase the item, simply add it to your cart.  You have 24 hours to buy it, which is also nice.  Because it’s a thrift shop, I wasn’t sure if you would be able to hold items in that manner.  Luckily, you can.  For me, I like to fill my cart and then sleep on it to see if I’m still excited about the items in the morning.  This is a great feature for people like me!
There’s a little about thredUP!  Stay tuned next week when I share my first thredUP purchases!
Have a great weekend, lovelies!
lylas,
MissyAnn