I recently thrifted this cotton and rabbit hair blend sweater at Goodwill. Prices at the Goodwills in my area went up in 2012....skirts, sweaters and tops went from $3.79 to $3.99. Still worth the $3.99 price tag. The sweater is from Gap originally, and is oh so cozy. I bought this Ann Taylor skirt off Ebay over a year ago, and while I love it, I have struggled to figure out the right top to wear with it.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I realized today that this whole outfit (except for the boots and undergarments) is thrifted. AND I recently found a new-to-me blog that features readers thrifted finds every Tuesday. Considering 90% of my clothes are thrifted, I am super stoked about this.
Posted by Dr. Da at 5:40 AM
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I have had a hard time this week getting in pictures....but I promise I have been wear clothes. I pretty much wore this outfit with these shoes on Tuesday, and a variation of this outfit yesterday. This mornings photo isn't very flattering (I promise it looks better in person) but at least I got a picture taken, even if I didn't have time to re-take the picture.
Posted by Dr. Da at 5:51 AM
Thursday, January 12, 2012
This semester has hit me hard. First week and I am already reaching for pieces based on comfort rather than style. I picked up this gray 100% cashmere sweater at Goodwill shortly into new year. 100% cashmere sweater for $3.79....thank you Goodwill!
Posted by Dr. Da at 6:46 AM
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Today was one of those days where I tried on way to many outfits before ultimately deciding on the dress that I kept looking at every time I went in the closet. Why didn't i grab it first? It seemed too early in the semester for all over animal print. Why ideas like that pop in my head I don't know. This dress is super comfy and on a rainy day with lots of meetings and 2.75 hour power lecture comfort is key.
Posted by Dr. Da at 7:24 AM
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Today is Everybody Everywear: Black and White. Now this should have been super easy for me. Half my closet is black and white. If I could afford to buy all of my clothes from White House Black Market, I would. But today is also the first day of classes and thus I am trying to set a tone and impression with my new students. I have come to the revelation, as much as I thought I was a black and white girl, I am a black and white girl who needs a punch of color. Pure black and white seems too harsh (not that I haven't done it, see here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here) But I am coming to love a pop of color with my black and white. (See pops of color with black and white: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here,and here. ) Wow, I really do like my black and white with a pop of color, as I only chose some outfits to link. So today, I was just feeling the need for a pop of color. I added below how it looks without the cardigan, and while nice it seems unfinished to me. I tried a black blazer and a black cardigan but they seemed like overkill on the black.
Shoes: Aldo clearance ($39)
Skirt: White House Black Market via Ebay ($12)
Belt: Kohl's clearance ($3)
Tights: Talbot's Outlet ($3)
Shirt: Random Boutique ($19.99)
Cardigan: Moda via Goodwill ($3.79)
What do you think, was the cardigan the right call?
Posted by Dr. Da at 2:21 PM
Monday, January 9, 2012
Another semester starts. I am 35 years old, and I still have that back to school in January feeling going on. I wonder if it will ever go away? Maybe when I retire? Luckily, I don't teach today. But I am still on campus with oodles to do. This is how I braved the first dreary, rainy day of the semester:
Posted by Dr. Da at 8:27 AM
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Monday, January 2, 2012
So this post is a little late in coming, but I just decided I did want to highlight my favorite looks. It will be fun to look back at them next year and see if I still like these looks. I am going to post them in no particular order. But the following looks are the ones that make me feel great, and put together, and most importantly like ME.
Posted by Dr. Da at 5:32 PM