Thursday, April 1, 2010

April golden, April cloudy; gracious, cruel, tender, rowdy.

Happy April! Happy April fools too! Did anyone get any pranks pulled on them? I have managed to dodge any pranksters after me today, I always want to play a big joke on someone for April Fools, but then I always feel guilty about it. I can't bring myself to do it! Oh well, Spring finally sprang today! Hooray!
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Foil Stripe Tee Shirt: J.Crew thrifted from Savers (4.00)
Skirt: J.Crew thrifted from Salvation Army (6.00)
Belt: vintage thrifted from Savers (3.00)
Shoes: MIA thrifted from church shop (2.00)
Tights: UO on sale (4.99)
"All I Really Want is Squirrels" necklace: courtesy of ModCloth
I'm always so proud of myself when I put together an almost entirely thrifted outfit, it's nice knowing that, not only am I recycling, I'm also saving a ton of money by buying second-hand! I've been saving this skirt for the perfect sunny day, when I bought it,it was much longer, but a few snips and some thread fixed that problem! I love the life-saver pattern, it'll be perfect for the summer. I also love finding almost new J.Crew at the thrift store!
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Ok, I nearly died last week when I saw this necklace on ModCloth, so you canimagine my excitement when it showed up on my doorstep today! My brother and I have this weird ongoing joke where he seems to think that I love squirrels, but I think he's the one that really loves them, I can't wait to show him this necklace! I think it's so cute, the last one in the line has an acorn.
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I'm so happy it's finally spring-time, I've been in an insanely good mood all day! this weekend is suppossed to be amazing! Chris and I are headed up to Maine and New Hampshire to see our families, I can't wait! I wish today was Friday, I've been a day ahead all week.

Was anyone an April Fool today?

ModCloth kindly provided the necklace in this post

70 comments:

Clare said...

This is such an insanely cute outfit. I love the nautical vibe, and that necklace is just too much!!

!Tb0n3! said...

Wow, I love all your finds!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Love the full skirt! This is such a great outfit. I love wearing all-thrifted outfits too!

Sabrina said...

that skirt is absolutley FANTASTIC!!! What a great find and it looks so great on you!

Happy April!

Desiree said...

Oh I love finding brand new JCrew! I found two awesome shirts yesterday! This skirt is great.

tess said...

wow I love the volume in that skirt and I NEED that necklace haha

my prof tried to fool us into thinking we had to retake an exam haha

kelly ann said...

this outfit is SO COOL. i absolutely love it! that skirt is fantastic.

DEA said...

What an impressive outfit!! I love that you found the majority of these pieces while thrifting!!

Dea
www.beachfloatabroad.blogspot.com

Kristi said...

This is so adorable! I love how you drew inspiration from a nautical theme but it's not overly obnoxious. Cute cute cute!!!

kate said...

You inspired me to go thrift shopping. Turns out the only used clothes store in kamloops is awful. Keep up the great inspiring outfits!

Phyllis said...

the volume of your skirt is amazing! and the necklace is adorable.. happy spring!

Modesty is Pretty said...

this is such an awesome outfit, I love everything!

Indigirl said...

I am completely and utterly jealous of your skirt!!

Joey said...

oh,that necklace is just perfectly whimsical! i must get one for myself!

tussock said...

i also go thrift shopping and search my local op shop at least once a week. i really love this outfit especially the cute and different necklace and the bold red shoes and bag.

Chaucee said...

Aw what an adorable skirt! What fun : )

Laura Gerencser said...

Cute outfit!!

M. said...

love this, you really have the best luck at thrift stores, I'm so jealous!

lovelove, M.
http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

That necklace is adorable! I really love the skirt and belt combo, too. Cute look!

Natalya's Closet said...

i love the grafitti background, and the outfit is pretty, especially the gold accents in the necklace and shirt! xoxo

folkstories said...

Oh that outfit is too adorable! I think I was more of the jokester, pulling the April Fools jokes than my friends. They all forgot it was April Fools day!

J.
www.teenvegetariansoul.blogspot.com

Heather Lynn said...

new favourite outfit! I wish I could find j.crew at such great prices. Then again I don't really try to hard so I can't complain.

megan.tme said...

Beautiful outfit! You match your tights so well with whatever skirt/dress you are wearing. Love the full skirt, do you wear some kind of slip or are they just naturally fluffy? Mine never look like this so just curious :)

~ megan
transmissionme.blogspot.com

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

I am in love with this outfit... that skirt is amazing!!! :)

whimsicalwardrobe said...

This is downright adorable! and all thrifted? WoW! I just love the squirrels chasing each other necklace!

Candid Phobic said...

i adore your skirt. Very cute outfit! :-)

brittany barney said...

i love love love your outfit. and it makes me sick that it was only $25 for the entirety. when that is about half as much as i spend on a single shirt. ahhh! i need to learn to thrift! but i can never find anything good! besides furniture..i can do that. but seriously, your skirt, amazing.
well done.

Hannah said...

Ha, what a cute necklace.

I managed to make some prank phone calls (with the help of some sneaky sites that do it for me!). I laughed so hard as the ones I pranked posted their comments on Facebook about how confused they were. (they don't have a clue I did it)

I also had a friend that posted a link online, and when I clicked it I got Rick Rolled. It was awesome.

Healthy and Homemade said...

Too freaking cute. Easily one of my favorite outfits =)

Ulrika said...

That skirt is pretty amazing, love the necklace too!xxx

michelle_ said...

that voluminious skirt is beyond gorgeous !
and i love ur hair too !

Midwest Mayhem said...

That necklace is really cool, and I love the skirt.

thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

I know I said yesterday's was my fav outfit, but now I'm not so sure! Love this look.

Anna said...

That's a really cool necklace!

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Panda said...

Beautiful as per usual!
Love the skirt + Your nose ring... ;)
Panda x

Dominika said...

what a lovely outfit!
i love your skirt!
and the necklace is so pretty!
<3

♥Lola said...

Love your necklace, it's so so cute :) The skirt is amazing!

Angie D said...

OH MY GOD! I nearly died from cute overload when I saw your outfit!

If I saw you on the street, I think I'd hug you!

Happy April!

briannelee said...

OMG, LOVE this outfit!!!!!!!

Rūta said...

Amazing skirt, and i love how puff it looks in first picture. One more outfit for my " want to try it" list.

Lexie said...

i'm half in love and half terrified of squirrels! the ones on my campus jump up on picnic tables and snatch food!

Draft of Vintage said...

The skirt (and whole outfit) is stunning the alterations make it perfect! The squirrel necklace is too much cuteness for me to handle... so sweet!

b.a. said...

haha, my sister & i have an ongoing thing (for about 13 years now!) about llamas. long story. don't you just love siblings? i also love this outfit by the way.

Ruxandra said...

Amazing necklace, amazing outfit!Happy spring!

Vanessa said...

ooh your skirt is awesome. I like how you're weargin red shoes that pop! with your blue tights.

xx vanessa

The Village Idiot said...

omg!!! so jealous of that skirt!!!! $6!!!! Such a lucky find!!

Love the necklace!

winniecoop said...

Very Cute outfit!

Mousevox Vintage said...

Beautiful skirt! Are you wearing a crinoline underneath or does it just naturally poof out so perfectly?

I managed to not be fooled once! I kind of wish I had been, though. :)

Lucy Marmalade said...

Red white and blue never looked better! The shape of the J.Crew skirt is incredible.

BARGAIN BEX said...

that skirt is just about the cutest thing i have ever seen!

ellemvee said...

I think this might be my all time favorite outfit of yours...maybe. Every piece is great and I am seriously in love with the skirt and neklace.

tastymoog said...

great thrift find, and great job altering the dress. I love finding gently worn older jcrew items at thrift stores, b/c it's like, finally, I can get my hands on the items I couldn't afford in undergrad + grad school (when I would lust after certain items, but couldn't buy them). plus, their items from the early to mid 2000s are better made! :)

tastymoog said...

altering the *skirt*... I got a little excited talking about jcrew thrifting, heh. :)

Mallory said...

Such a cute outfit!

Unfortunately I fell for an April Fools prank today... driving to work today I passed a local concert theater, called The Vogue, known for having really awesome bands, but it's a really small venue, so no one TOO huge ever plays there. The marquee today said "LADY GAGA, FREE BEER" and I had a mini heart attack! I kept thinking to myself- REALLY?? So I mentioned it to a girl I work with and foolishly said "Do you want to go with me?!?!" to which she replied "Um, Mal... it's April Food Day."

Needless to say I felt really silly. I blame it on the early morning though! And I hadn't had coffee yet... So I wasn't thinking clearly... yeah, we'll blame it on that! :)

bonjouritsjinah said...

This is so super sassy shorter! I am extremely jealous of this stream of vintage Crew items you are running across.

Yasemin said...

yay for spring! what a cute outfit :)

Gizelle | Vanilla Ice Cream said...

so so SO jealous of the necklace...
it's so adorable and quirky at the same time.

your skirt is awesome too...
just did a little thrifting and i have a few that needs snipping. good thing my dad knows how to snip and sew...hehe.

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meena meena said...

are you wearing any sort of petticoat underneath this or is the skirt just that full? for high waisted shorter skirts, i think the puffier the better! you look great.

Matilda said...

I love your outfit!

princesspolitico said...

i adore the fullness of this skirt… you look charming!

xo.
princesspolitico.blogspot.com

Laura said...

the coolest skirt and cutest necklace i hope you have a super fun trip to Maine and New Hampshire.

OooKellyNicky said...

Wow, cute necklace. Great find.

La Historiadora de Moda said...

That thrifted skirt is so whimsical. I love how you styled it with that adorable necklace!

I managed to escape April tomfoolery.

Danielle said...

The volume of that skirt is so awesome!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

I absolutely LOVE this outfit - and that necklace is just darling! I love how the last one has an acorn!

piglet said...

I love everything about this outfit! Everything is perfect!

amy said...

This is one of the cutest outfits I've seen cruising around the style blogs of the world.

It's only made better by the fact that it all was thrifted and/or so insanely cheap. I completely agree that you don't have to spend a fortune to look great and be stylish. A+

Neekoh said...

I love the full skirt! It really suits you very well :D

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nickiefrye.etsy said...

OMIGosh, that skirt is absolutely fabulous. Love, love, love it on you! xoxo

Alyssa said...

I love how this outfit literally cost you like $20. You look fantastic and cute and I like the way you displayed that squirrel necklace!

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