Thursday, November 22, 2012

STYLE ME FOR LESS...


HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
Hi, welcome to my 3rd installment of "Style Me For Less".  I never know when an outfit inspiration will come but as soon as I saw this one, I knew that I could find similar pieces in my closet.   The only thing with this installment is that I don't have the prices of the items in the photo that I found in one of my old Lucky magazines.  The entire point of this feature on my blog, was to compare prices but lets just imagine that her outfit is much more expensive than mine.  I went with the cozy look even though y'all know I'm sexy am I know it!!!

Of course, I didn't have the exact pieces in my closet but with my self imposed shopping ban, I was (happily) forced to wear what I already own.  To be honest with you dear friends, I have not even made a dent in my closets.  Without having shopped for clothing other than vintage for over a month, I still have tons of outfits and items that I have not yet worn.  I have too much and it's overwhelming at times.  I did however, compile two bags of clothing that are going to be swapped, given away or donated.  One bag went to my sister.   My process is slow because I am wearing things that I bought and deciding after having worn them, if they are keepers or not.  I am giving myself until Spring to have an organized closet full of items that I really like, ones I will want to wear and remix.  It is not easy to not shop but instead of drowning in a sea of clothing, I am swimming in what I already own.  Hey, I like that!!! Have a great day and don't forget to give thanks!!! dawn xo
Cape/Forever 21 last year/$21.99
Dress/Vintage with shoulder pads/Goodwill/$5.99
Necklace/vintage/goodwill/less than $5.00
Boots/Ross/years ago/$19.99
Earrings/gift from Beverly, friend at work/handmade button earrings
I am thankful for so many things, God in my life, a great husband, family and friends(including bloggie friends) the warmest, coziest bed, hot water for a shower, a good job that includes church on Sundays, good health, a car that runs good and is paid for, healthy pets, a place to go on Thanksgiving, a clear mind, cold weather, peaceful mornings with coffee and just a good feeling of well being knowing that I am good standing with God.  Amen to that!  Dawn xo


19 comments:

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

You look beautiful doll and oh so cosy too :) Happy Thanksgiving to you, I hope it's a wonderful and blessed time or you and family!! I like how you pulled this all together. I have already been spring cleaning, as I don't want to be stuck inside doing it, if the weather is nice ;) Have a fun time petal!! xoxox

La Femme Nouvelle

pastcaring said...

Well, you know I'm not much for religion/church, but I wholeheartedly agree with the idea of acknowledging what you have and being thankful for it.
You look beautiful in red, my dear, and I always appreciate your bargainista take on a look.
Happy Thanksgiving, Dawn! xxxx

Ashley said...

I love this "style me for less" idea!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sara said...

That dress looks amazing, and so warm !

two birds said...

I love your cape! I think you look even batter than the inspiration. And I love your list of everything you are thankful for! So wonderful. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving, Dawn! xoxo.

Danavee said...

I'm still dying over that necklace you found. And the cape!!! LOVE!

Jacquelineand.... said...

The perfect, cheery, autumn look! Hope you had a joyous Thanksgiving!

silvergirl said...

love that cape and of course the vw van in the background
enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend
brett

Teddi said...

i like this blog post feature, but then again, don't i like all your posts? you have a very blessed life! :)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

happy thanksgiving dawn! you've put together another cute outfit doll. love the red dress. you know you're sexy! from your head to your toes! :)love what you are thankful for!
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

LarasVintage said...

Hi Dawn! Thanks so much for signing up to do our gift swap!! All I need is your email address to send you your partners info.
redrosevtg@yahoo.com
Have a fantastic weekend!!
xo Sandra

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

Love the outfit. Excellent inspiration styling. Beautiful colors on you.

Thrifted Shift said...

Organizing a closet is quite daunting. Take your time and enjoy the process. Happy Thanksgiving!

two birds said...

what a nice post of things you are thankful for. and i know what you mean about having so many clothes. i cleaned out my closets this weekend and came up with almost two racks of clothing that i will be getting rid of. so crazy! anyhow, you look lovely in these fall colors. i love your cape, too!

xx Macie said...

the cape looks super cozy.

amen fashion, xo

The Suburb Experiment said...

You look gorgeous! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

One of the perks of being pregnant and grumpy is the ruthlessness I've been able to apply to my closet. :) I realized I bought waaaay too much stuff just to wear for the blog.

Jenn

tammy Silverstyle said...

oh, that wall is in my family room. It had this old funky brick paneling so I smeared joint compound over here and there and painted the exposed "brick" with different tones. My husband is far from handy and it went from butt ugly to pretty slick for just a few bucks.

Joni said...

What a beautiful cape Dawn. Gorgeous colors on you and you look very natural in this style.

Angela said...

I have not seen you in a while. you look really good and happy. I love your outfit

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