Dressing up basics with animal print, pink and sparkles | Thriftanista in the City

11.19.2012

Dressing up basics with animal print, pink and sparkles

I dressed in casual basics for the weekend. Chambray shirt. Check. Knit pants. Check. Cargo pants. Check. Also in normal fashion, I added my own little burst of pow as a "defrumper".

Defrumper #1: Leopard booties

On Saturday, I attended the Chicago Toy and Game fair and I knew I would be doing lots of walking and carrying bags and pushing V in the stroller. I also had to be out the door at 7:30 am in order to make it to the blogger breakfast. I pulled this simple ensemble together in minutes and was out the door with V (of course, taking a few minutes to snap pics) in under an hour.

Denim and leopard

Denim and leopard
necklace // bought in Kenya
chambray shirt // J. Crew / thrifted
knit pants // Nine West
leopard booties // Target

Defrumper #2: hot pink blouse

Sunday, I went to an SEO training (btw, it was amazing!). Since I was baby free and would be sitting, I finally had a chance to wear the pointy toe DvF booties. They are not for a casual stroll. Left baby toe was crying for a seat in the 5 minute walk from car to class.

I'm still experimenting with cargo pants. I bought these army green pants these for the tapered ankle length but the pleats on the front just aren't very flattering for my shape. I probably should have just untucked my blouse. Oh wells. Next time.

Now the blouse. I love this color! I wish I had more of it in my closet. It's amazing.The pleated front is great too. They hide the squish. I may have to wash and wear it on Thanksgiving. It will go well with the obligatory stretchy pants.

Fuchsia blouse and cargo pants

vintage leather jacket // Opera / thrifted
vintage fuchsia blouse // Anne Klein / thrifted
chain belt // unkown / thrifted
green cargo pants // Anne Taylor Loft / thrifted
brown booties // Diane von Furstenberg / thrifted

Defrumper #3: sparkly nails

I have such a love hate relationship with sparkly nail polish. Love to sparkle. Hate the chore of removing it. Argh. 

I used Essie Recessionista with Stroke of Brilliance on top. Recessionista is a plum color and Stroke of Brilliance has large blue glitter specks which probably explains the navy-ish color in the picture. It's more of a burgundy color in real life.

Essie Recessionista with Stroke of Brilliance

How do you "defrump"?

In unrelated news: My blogiversary was this weekend. Thriftanista in the City is 2 years old!

11 comments

Ellen aka Ellie said...

Love those cargo pants! And I need a chambray shirt.

Vanessa said...

oh yes yes yes. you must add the "defrumper". I love that word. Leopard is always the best for that. Your hair is OUTSTANDING, i love it.

www.readydressedgo.blogspot.com

hugs, Vanessa

Babblings of a Mommy said...

Love leopard shoes and you can never go wrong with a denim shirt.

Visiting you from Monday Mingle.

-Jenny
http://babblingsofamommy.com

Cecil in Rome said...

I like the jeans shirt

Lindsay said...

I love the hot pink and army green together! And those beautiful leopard booties!

Kristine Rutledge said...

Oooo! I am loving those leopard shoes! Also the pink with the army green is such a fun mix! :)

Kristine
www.pugglewearsprada.blogspot.com

Baby Shopaholic said...

Cute looks! That jacket is HOT! Let me know when you are over it.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Love the shirt!

- Kimbunnii - said...

Great jacket! Yes glitter nails are so cute but such a pain to remove #thestruggle LOL

Paula B aka Marinoswife said...

Okay I need to know where you thrift, those shoes and leather jacket are amazing !!!!! Inbox me on fb and let me know : ) please

YUMMommy said...

Love the pink blouse!! Beautiful shade of pink. I defrumped today by putting on an ImPress Press-On Manicure that I got in my VoxBox. I have to say that I have a little pep in my step. I feel extra cute right now!

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