Feeling Fine in Graphic Tees

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Who doesn’t love an awesome, comfortable, graphic T-shirt?

Lately, I have scored some great ones at Ross Dress for Less!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป I am extremely picky about the T-shirt’s I buy because I don’t want to end up looking like a billboard.๐Ÿ˜‚ A T-shirt has to speak to me on a personal level and I have to agree with it in order to wear it! This “Feeling Fine” shirt was also in my favorite color, so that was a no brainer!

I also got one that says “Original” and a few others that had references to Tokyo on them. If you don’t know this about me, Tokyo has been and is incredibly high on my bucket list! But then again, most of the world is!๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I paired this shirt with some shorts I made myself, fishnet tights and boots for a cool fall look. I love layering shorts and skirts with tights this time of year!

What are your favorite ways to layer? And what are some of the coolest T-shirt’s you own?

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๐Ÿ–คPlaid is Rad๐Ÿ–ค

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Plaid has been making a big comeback lately in fall fashion and I am all for it!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป I have always loved plaid and preppy touches mixed with an edge.

This skirt is one I found on eBay for less than $9.99!

I love pairing it with combat boots, turtlenecks, rocker tees and all kinds of stuff! It’s a very versatile piece.

You didn’t hear this from me, but you can find some amazing gems in thrift stores when it comes to plaid! A lot of times, you can find the skirts and matching blazers, which seems to be a big trend lately!

So, if you want to give plaid a try, look at thrift stores first or try eBay, Shein or Zaful, some online retailers, to find some cute pieces that incorporate it!

What is your favorite color when it comes to plaid? I love a classic red or this gray like I have here! ๐Ÿ˜

Vintage Style OOTDS

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I love fall because it seems like you can have so much more fun with vintage style. You can bring in and incorporate all kinds of cool boots and accessories to an outfit and have I mentioned the colors?!๐Ÿ˜

Some of my favorite colors to pair together are rust orange, mustard yellow and navy blue! And the occasional forrest green!

It seems like in spring and summer, it is all about the bright, fun pops of color, but if I’m being honest, I’m more into muted tones myself!

Like the colors in this outfit! This skirt is one from Topshop and I had to have it a few years back! I saw it being worn on the character of Spencer Hastings in Pretty Little Liars and freaking loved it. It’s got part academic sailor, school girl vibes going on, part Suckerpunch, Japanese anime vibes on the other end. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป And it has the BEST POCKETS.

I found this skirt on eBay, believe it or not, and paid around $16 for it because one button was off of it, which I quickly fixed myself upon it arriving by mail! The white top I’m wearing was thrifted from a local Goodwill for $3.99. My mustard yellow cardigan is one I found at Ross the other day for just $5.99!

The boots I have are the Born brand. I found them at Dillard’s 5 years ago and loved their vintage look. I paid $59.99 for them, but they were originally $139, so that was a heck of a good deal!!!

This other outfit is another example of how I like to layer: boots, tights, a tank top dress and a baggy sweater over it! I got the sweater forever ago at Marshall’s so I don’t remember what I paid for it—not over $20 though—and it has become one of my go to pieces. The dress was $9.18 from Forever 21 and I loved the brown and polka dots!

I just love getting to mix modern and vintage looks, especially in fall! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜

What are your favorite colors to wear around this time of the year?

Stripes Galore OOTDS

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So, I have a thing for stripes. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I’m the type of person who buys alooooot of neutrals and has a favorite top in every color in her closet! However, I do like patterns like polka dots and especially stripes!

Stripes can be so great to add interest to an outfit that would otherwise be boring.

I also love the color mustard yellow. It’s hard to find things in this color, unless you just get lucky or are shopping online, it seems, but I love it! It tends to go well with my hair and skin tone.

So, when I found this jumpsuit on a girl’s Poshmark for $29.99, I had to have it! It’s more than what I would normally pay for clothing, but it was a statement piece and I brought it to Italy with me. And it incorporated two of my favorite things: mustard yellow and stripes!

As you can see, it can also be worn different ways! It’s actually strapless, so I will wear a chambray top over it and tie it off! Everyone always thinks it’s just pants for this reason, but I love that it is so versatile!

Do you have a favorite color that you tend to buy when it comes to clothing? And what are your most versatile pieces in your closet?

1990โ€™s Denim Dress OOTD

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This summer has been full of fun!โœจ

Planning for upcoming trips, hanging out with friends and some spectacular thrifting finds!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Thrifting is seriously so addictive. Once you find the first few things, it’s impossible to stop!

I found this vintage, 1990’s Old Navy Denim Dress at Goodwill one day and had to have it. I love denim because it’s so versatile! The snapfront buttons going up and down the front were cute too!

Can you believe I only paid $3.49 for this dress?!

I love when you find stuff for cheap at thrift stores and then you get up to the register and it’s half off the original price too! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป I plan on styling this dress different ways into fall as well. It’s the type of dress a shirt can be worn under or a baggy sweater can be worn over the top of!

The scarf I’m wearing is actually another vintage find that I got at an estate sale for 99 cents! I loved the colors of it and that it was a lightweight silk, perfect for transitioning from summer to fall!

Do you all love denim? What’s your favorite way to wear it? Jeans, shorts, a dress or something else? โœจ๐Ÿ‘–

My Favorite Thrifting Finds

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Thrifting is the best. I kind of thought it was a given, though. I thought everyone knew what thrifting was…until a few months ago, when Tim and I were talking about how we saved up for our trip to Italy and a man in the room listening to our presentation raised his hand and said, “What’s thrifting?”

๐Ÿ˜ฆ I about fell over. How could someone not know what thrifting was? How could they have never experienced the joys of finding a ratchet, 1980’s sweater in a garish pattern that you know you could rock because you have the perfect skirt to go with it? Or that feeling when you find Cartier, Michael Kors or some other brand name and scoop it out of the depths of a Goodwill and pay less than half of what it originally cost???

It made me so sad. So, it was from that day forth that I thought, “You know what? I’m going to share what I find with the world!!!”

And, I kind of already do. At least, on this blog I do! I have been getting a YouTube channel started and occasionally will post IGTV videos on the subject, but I’m a bit of a perfectionist, soooo…I’ll get back to you on that! For now though, I can blog about it! I can churn blogs out like there’s no tomorrow;video editing takes a craaaaaaaappp ton of time.

Anyways, I can’t cover every single, cool, amazing thing I’ve found thrifting in this one entry, but I can talk about some recents finds I’m in love with! Particularly when it comes to clothes!

Red Pleated Tennis Skirt: $3.99

Yep, you read that right. It’s a tennis skirt and I don’t even play tennis! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป I mean, I took lessons as a kid, but…I’m no Serena Williams, so that didn’t last long. This skirt, however, will last a long time in my wardrobe! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป I love it! Love the color, the pleats in it fall so nicely and it’s just fun to wear around holidays and any season. Worn like this, or with tights and boots–it’s probably one of the most versatile things I own.

1990’s Old Navy Denim Dress: $3.49

I love getting things that are under $5, can’t you tell? ๐Ÿ˜ This dress was just so cool. I loved the snap front buttons, the fact that it was denim. Again, it can be worn so many different ways! Wear a baggy sweater over it or a shirt under it, and you instantly have a fall look.

Blue Jean Shorts: $4.99-$6.99

I don’t remember exactly what I paid for these shorts since it was forever ago, but I do know one thing: they used to be pants! I’m notorious for getting blue jeans from Goodwill and cutting them into shorts. You can make them the length you want, distress them, do whatever to them. I refuse to pay $24.99 for cheap, way too short shorts that look like crap anyway. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

Polka Dot Dress: $9.18

Now, this one wasn’t from a thrift store, but actually was on sale at Forever 21, but I loved the pattern. I got this dress because it’s brown, which tends to look good with my hair, it goes with everything, and as you can see in the picture, you can wear a shirt under it or a sweater over it, which I intend to do in the next couple of months!

Chambray Shirt: $3.99

Gingham Checked Shorts: FREE ๐Ÿšจ

YESSSSSS! Give it up for free stuff! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป These shorts have an interesting story behind them, but I’ll give you the condensed, chicken noodle soup version. I showed up at a thrift store one day and people were going NUTS. Running around with bags, grabbing stuff. I had no clue what was going on. So, when I asked, a lady said,”Oh! Today is fill a bag for free day! You get as much as you can into one of these bags and it’s FREE!”

So, lo and behold, this is how I came to own these shorts. The funny thing is, they were like golf shorts or something–they came all the way down to my knees. ๐Ÿ˜‚ So, I took them to my grandmother, Mimi, explained my vision, and she cropped them for me! I freaking LOVE them!

As for the shirt, it’s one I wear all the time and may have to retire as a painting shirt soon because since coming back from Italy, it has the gnarliest holes in it, but for $3.99, who cares?!

Old Navy Floral Dress: $8

I don’t have a full picture of this dress, but originally at Old Navy, these skater type dresses sell from about $24.99-$32.99!

It was like brand new too!

Gosh, you all don’t even know how fun this post was to write! It makes me want to share some more of my thrifting finds and adventures! My two main passions are thrifting and travel, so I may go back and forth between the two. After all, I still have to do a post on the amazing VRBO’s we rented while in Italy! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Until next time! ๐Ÿ’‹

P.S. I drank some coffee before writing this and thrifting gets me fired up, so I’ll probably come back and read this and be like, “Dang, Avery! What was UP that day?!”๐Ÿ˜‚

P.P.S Welcome to my most recent followers!

|Good Vibes Only โœŒ๐Ÿป|

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Sometimes, people ruin your mood and your vibes you’re trying to put out in the world. ๐ŸŒŽ You know what I mean?

I always try my best to stay positive. That’s kind of been my mantra this year. Stay positive and go for it, whatever it is. Your dreams, cake…whatever. ๐Ÿ˜‚

So, when I found this cropped sweatshirt for $4 at a thrift store the other day, I HAD to get it. Vibin’. โœŒ๐Ÿป

I love a good retro look and thought this sweatshirt looked awesome paired with high waisted shorts. ๐Ÿ‘€It’s way too cold for shorts right now, but I’m still searching for high waisted Mom jeans and have yet to find the perfect pair. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I’m thinking that soon, I’m also going to do a new YouTube video on some of my favorite thrifting finds. My closet is about 79.8% things I’ve found at thrift stores, so I thought it would make for a cool video, so be on the lookout! ๐ŸŽฅ

Hope you all have had a good week so far! I’ve been busy with petsitting—I actually haven’t had much more to figure out on our trip to Italy—it’s all planned and ready to go, but I still feel like I’m forgetting something. ๐Ÿค” You ever do that sometimes?!

Anyways, stay thrifty my friends! Untillater! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’‹