{SAHM Style} Thrift Challenge | Thriftanista in the City

3.21.2014

{SAHM Style} Thrift Challenge

I'm participating in Dina's Days reader thrift challenge. Using only thrift finds, we are challenged to duplicate the look of the month. This month's challenge outfit was found on Pinterest and features a casual chic look that would work great in the SAHM closet. 

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I'm glad I participated because it allowed me to step out of my comfort zone with a trendy look that's not necessarily my style. I do enjoy experimenting. SN: There's a thrift prize pack involved too! If you want to participate, email your look to Dina by March 24th. Details on her blog.


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Dina's Days Reader Thrift Challenge

The Jacket

Thrifting white jackets aren't easy. I have or had one in my closet that would have been perfect but I couldn't find it so I worked with a vintage striped one that is half of a skirt suit that I picked up in the bargain bin at a vintage bazaar. Price: $5

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The Tee

Instead of a gray tee, I wanted something that matched the jacket a bit more. I chose my clothing swap found bdg top that I actually wore on the blog already. Here I was thinking I wouldn't get much wear out of it because of the crop and I've already worn it twice! Price: FREE!!!

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The Jeans

I do not own a single pair of distressed jeans. It's one of those trends that haven't been on my radar. My Gap boyfriend jeans are more functional than flattering and I think I should have went with a skinnier jean instead. Price: $5

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The Pumps

One of the best things about participating in this challenge was rediscovering my snakeskin pumps. I haven't thought about them since I wore them in Thrift + Style: J Crew shirt. They're a very comfortable low heel and not very pointy making them wearable for short distance errand running. The pattern is very unique and stands out so it adds a nice perk up to a basic outfit. $5

Sunglasses

I didn't wear them. Only brief glimpses of the sun today.

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Belt

I was going to go without because my belt is falling apart. The more I walked around the bigger my pants were so I was sagging low by the time I started taking pictures. The tummy exposure and a hip / upper cheek reveal just seemed like too much. Price: $3


If I were to grade myself on this challenge, I would give myself a C. PROS: I am completely thrifted and found all pieces in my closet. CONS: The muse looks way cooler in this look and in hindsight, I could have exercised more creative freedom and make this look work better for my body type.

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Bonus pic because I'm in love with Google's auto awesome. Happy Friday!

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11 comments

Ashleigh said...

This is gorgeous! I love the lighter colors, it's more springy. Your snakeskin pumps are so pretty! My puppy ate my snakeskin heels!
-ash
www.stylizedwannabe.blogspot.com

Whitney James said...

Love this look and this idea. Great shoes and I love those jeans. Happy Friday!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

This sounds like a fun challenge and I think you did great. :-)

Mo

Darcel {MahoganyWayMama} said...

Super cute! I need you here to go thrifting with me. It would probably help if I didn't have my kids...I plan to do a little shopping this weekend. Hopefully I can come away with the cute looks you do.

Houseful Of Nicholes said...

That's it. We need to plan another outing. I know I keep say that, but I'm putting my foot down this year! April we have to go! And the Google Auto photo with your daughter looking up at you is PRICELESS! I think you are a solid B+, you're bing too hard. I agree the jeans should be more fitted, but I'm weird about fitted jeans as well, so I feel ya. Great job friend!

Takei Inspired said...

Great job! Sounds like a fun challenge.

Darlene Fadem said...

You look great! I love your hair!

Dina's Days said...

I agree, finding a white jacket was actually much more challenging than I thought! I found a sequined skirt with greater luck for last month's challenge than I did a white blazer. You did an awesome job, those jeans look great!

The part I value the most about this challenge is making the look your own. I also have a hard time jumping on the distressed denim bandwagon, and although I do love that the challenge has also forced me to step out of my comfort zone, I like that I can put my own spin on things. Thanks so much for participating, can you send me your favorite photo from this post so I can include it in the post next week?

Kenya Hunter said...

Such a fun challenge! I love how your recreated the look Troy!

xo, Kenya

Miss Dre said...

You did a great job with this challenge! Love the look! I need to go check this challenge out.

Terri Dailey said...

You did a GREAT job! And thank you for introducing me to the world of challenges! I will definitely participate in the next one! You should win this one! :)

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