Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Finally, I sorted things out (with camera)!!! That's what women always do! Ha-ha! So, I will post 2 days worth of outfits. It's the same pants but different tops and shoes.
It's obvious that the outfits are very similar in construction. It's a shirt+ scarf+a kind of cardigan+ pants. It's the combo I mostly use lately.
It's a mix of Zara( pants, scarves) and thrifted items.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Friday, 13 November 2015
Simple, cosy, everyday outfit. Not much to say other than I needed this tan/beige pants to anchor so many of my clothes.
I went thrifting, I found nothing... I bought nothing. I left feeling proud. I have become very aware of the things I bring back to my closet!
Nothing I don't really like comes in there!
Tuesday, 10 November 2015
I was on the lazy side today with the photos but I wanted to present you with my new outfit since all clothes are from my last thrifting trip last Friday. And I also added my silk scarf/vest I last wore here.
I still have time to make it to Patti's Visible Monday so come join us.
Saturday, 7 November 2015
This are my purchases for the week 2-6 November 2015. A new way to keep track of what I buy and how much I spend. Hopefully after a year I will be able to draw conclusions.
Rainbow brand dress/tunic which is made in Turkey/new. A thick cotton knit, boho style and a lovely mix of blue and olive colors. Already a favorite. It cost me just 0,50 euro.
Only brand( I think danish, you are welcome to correct me)bolero/new. The softest, warm wool in long time in rich olive color. It feels so cosy to wear. It also cost me 0,50 euro.
Another Only brand sweater made in Bangladesh/new. A cotton blend in a veriety of colors, comfy stuff with a front pocket. I think of layering it over some of my shirts! I think it will give me many options. It cost me 1.00euro
A Serrato brand sweater/ new, no other info except it's made of cotton, acrylic and elastane. It usually happens when clothes are made in China. I chose it because of the color and the design. I think of changing the buttons, though. It will make another great layering piece over my shirts or long sleeves or even over some of my dresses. It cost me 1.00euro
A very basic linen beige shirt. There is no other info except that on buttons it reads Kookai/new. It has really nice fit and it's well made. It will make a great basic piece.
It cost me 0,50euro
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Today's outfit was built around my newly thrifted tunic dress in a boho style which is brand new, good thick quality cotton and cost mejust 50cents! A dream for a fashion blogger! The dress/tunic is super casual and I went along with it wearing my super casual thrifted jacket and jeggings! It was a bit cooler in the morning so I added the neck warmer I crocheted myself. I even fotographed myself today the exact way I go out the door. Holding my velvet large bag full of school supplies, drawings, lesson plans, coffee drink, sandwich,and my big year planner.
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Today's outfit was a remix of what I have recently purchased. To be honest to create different outfits everyday, which is something I totally love and completely enjoy, I need to insert interesting new pieces quite often. And that's when thrifting becomes useful. I have said before that I consider dressing like painting. It has a lot to do with colors and certainly about details. In that sense my basic wardrobe serves for the basic colors and the thrifted items are the interesting details! I want to keep them coming!
Outfit details: pants Zara, Sweater thrifted, shoes Marks & Spenser
Tuesday, 3 November 2015
I depend a lot on scarves and jeggings these days. I 'm all in for comfort and remix.
Burgundy flats make an interesting detail and I love my new inexpensive necklace. The scarf is a gift by my bestwoman given to me many years back. I've worn it a couple of times but I don't usually grab for it although I like it.
Outfit details: Pants/ Berska, shoes/ Anesia, shirt/ Anna Riska, necklace/ local market 2 euro, scarf/ gifted, cardigan/ knitted by mum
Monday, 2 November 2015
I couldn't resist to present another one of my newly thrifted sweaters. It's a woolen/acrilic mix and so soft and not itchy at all. It's better to wear without a jacket on top because of the big sleeves. It will not be practical. So autumn is the perfect time of the year and maybe early spring.
The colors are easy to pair with a lot of what I have. I chose the olive jeggings (sort of) and the olive scarf. Since I have become a redhead olive color looks good on me. The hat is for styling reasons, I couldn't bring myself to wear it in the street. Maybe on a more relaxed outing but not on my way to work.
Guest Star is our family cat Ainstein! The belted look was the aha! moment of the outfit!
Details of outfit: sweater Zara/thrifted 2.00 euro, pants/Zara 19.95euro, scarf/old since 2010, bag/ leather gift from mum, boots/favorite in need of replacement
And it's time for visible monday again, so come along over at Patti's . There is a surprise give away, too!
Have a nice week.
Have a nice week.
Saturday, 31 October 2015
This outfit is based around my newly thrifted simple and basic sweater. It's the first of the 4 sweaters I thrifted last Friday. I love how its quiet presense helps to show off my old flower scarf ( so many accent colors in there) and my new burgundy leggings.
The perfect buddy for creating so many outfits!
I seem to prefer my family jewellery lately like the ring that is what my mum wore when engaged and the bracelet that is mine since I was 6 years old and because it's adjustable, I can still wear and enjoy all the more.
The ring belongs to my teenage daughter who is happy that somebody found a use for it since it is absolutely not her style, as she puts it.
Outfit details: sweater/ Classic Woman- Thrifted 2 euro, Scarf/Stradivarious, leggings/Tally Weijll, shoes/Berska, nail polish/ Chanel 455 Lotus Rouge
In a haste, I took some fotos of my thrifted sweaters. I'll be building outfits around them in November. It was rainy today so maybe colder days are coming.
All in beige/tan color, basic and 2 euro each!
Two of them have wool in the blend.
The cardigan is cotton blend.
I had forgotten the joys of thrifting!
The truth is that if I want to keep on blogging I need to rely on thrifting. But mostly I thrift because I want my money to stay locally and because it's better for our planet.
Friday, 30 October 2015
This outfit was created around the silk piece of fabric you see coming out of my jacket. The story behind this item is that it had been given to me by my 80 years old aunt who used to be a seamstress. I've been toying around with it for some time but silk is difficult to sew so I never ventured until this summer. For a while, I was into researching( the scientific term for endless hours of Pinterest) very basic patterns of sewing mostly from Japanese magazines. Then, I came across groups that were into hand sewing only. When I saw this video and this video I decided to make a long scarf cardigan. This is how I wore it.
I don't know why I chose a sporty look to go with it but I don't regret it now that I see the photos.
Outfit details: Silk cardigan/hand sewn, top/Anna Riska, Jeggings/Stradivarious, Jacket/thrifted( Made in Canada), shoes( Marks& Spencer), necklace/Berska, sunglasses/ thrifted
On another note, I went thrifting today since last spring. I scored 4 beige/tan sweaters (new) for 8 euros.
I will post photos and will wear them soon enough because a bit of cold weather is required and there is no sign of cold weather in Crete, yet.( not that I complain!).
I can see a pattern developing about my thrifting habits here. I work in a school as a teacher which means 9 months of everyday different outfits. That's when I blog the most and thrift the most. In summer time the need for dressing( other than very casual staying at home or going to the beach) is limited. That's when I usually don't post often or when I purge like mad. Only the most favorites of the winter thrifting extravaganga stay.( I exept here the days I work/help my husband for AutoRentals-Crete)
And then I go back to school and off I start again.
I believe that because I managed to tidy effectivelly my house the KonMarie method and took the Project 333 I was able to clearly see the pattern.
How about you? Do you notice similar patterns in your dressing/thrifting experience?
Thursday, 29 October 2015
Some days I put together an outfit mostly to creatively combine some of the elements in my closet and ocassionally surprise myself with the result. But today was another story.
I just wanted to break in my new shoes and protect my feet while walking in them. This meant thick socks and some protection patches.
This meant no skirt or dress for me today, it had to be pants. And then I thought my shoes are of a masculine vibe so a man's shirt is what I need.That's how the blue shirt was added!
Αnd then I added the scarf because my outfit was asking for it and partly because I have been experimenting with scarf rings( can you spot the scarf ring in the photo?). It was a mildly cold day of autumn and the waistcoat was enough to keep me warm. And of course the scarf and the waistcoat are details of equestrian style which I love.
Details of outfit: Shirt/Anna Riska, pants/Zara, equestrian waistcoat/Zara, Belt/stradivarious, shoes/Joy shoes, watch/Follie,Folli, bag/Achileas Accessories, nail polish/ Chanel 455 Lotus Rouge
happy almost end of the week
How do you put outfits together?