Pretty and Preppy in Oxfords | Thriftanista in the City

6.09.2013

Pretty and Preppy in Oxfords


I like to mix and mingle with different styles. Even before the days of thrifting, I considered my style pretty eclectic and hodge podge. It's the fashion fickle in me, I guess. Oxfords appeal to my miniscule preppy side. They have always been my thing.

pretty preppy oxfords


This is my first time owning flat oxfords though. You know I'm on a quest for flat shoes that better suit my lifestyle of running errands and strolling the neighborhood. I spotted these pretties on Amazon. I could have gone with black or brown but where's the fun in that? Bright turquoise shoes make my heart sing! 

preppy oxfords from Bass

I took them for a spin around town along with last year's thrift find -- a vintage purple poly blazer. It's the perfect jacket for the SAHM life. I feel put together but it's very relaxed. It can go in the washing machine. It doesn't wrinkle. It will probably out live me since it's polyester. How's that for a closet staple! 

preppy style bright color spring oxfords

I hope the blazer and candy colored oxfords are distracting you from the fact that I wore the same tee a couple of weeks ago. I washed it and wore it again before it even made it back into the dresser.

striped tee blazer and oxfords

Now these Cookie jeans haven't been seen in a while. They have been at the bottom of the laundry bin for quite sometime. I've been skimming the top of the pile for a few months so I'm rediscovering a lot of clothes that I had forgotten about. Of course, it's too warm to wear some of it now. SN: eff you Chicago weather and your below 70 temps.

thrifted vintage purple blazer

On the accessories scene, I pulled out the biggest sunglasses I own. They are bigger than the Foster Grants. They are ridiculously big and I like it!

I added neutral colored bracelets to balance against all the colors on top and the flats. It was nice to look down and see Mr. Wolf bracelet again.

cuffed jeans with oxfords flat shoes
THRIFT vintage Alfred Dunner blazer - H&M striped tee - sunnies - CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans - wolf pendent bracelet GIFT wood bead bracelet -  Ghanaian leather bracelet AMAZON Bass Ely-2 Gran Apple oxfords

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Linking up with Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.


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