Saturday, April 18, 2015

Joining the Bandwagon


   Good ev'nin' ladies! I'm glad to be with you for another Saturday. :) Today I will be sharing an outfit post featuring an item that I've been wanting to acquire for some time. That's right - it's a jersey maxi skirt! They've been "in" for a while now and are probably on their way "out"... Oh well, perhaps it's better than way. ;)

   Earlier this week I went on a shopping expedition at the mall with my mom. The results were that I bought this fun striped skirt and a graphic tee (which you may be seeing soon!). I was hoping to change up my look a bit, and both of the pieces are more trendy than what I normally buy in thrift and consignment stores. Now and then I enjoy buying brand new things that aren't already worn-in. It's also fun to join in on the trends now and then.


  So, I'm going to honest with you and say that my skirt needed to be hemmed several inches before I could wear it! A friend surged it for me this afternoon, so this outfit wasn't even completely styled before 5 pm....which needed to get done because I had nothing else to blog about! That's the blogger life, folks. ;)
   I decided to pair my striped skirt with a pale blue tee that matches the color of the top stripes in the skirt. I added my bow-shaped belt, which has proven helpful in covering the waistband the t-shirt is tucked into. A white ruffled cardigan adds a little warmth on this April evening. Lastly, my mom suggested shoeing myself in these red wedges, since red and navy go well together. Now my outfit is complete! 

Outfit Details: Cardigan ~ Consignment; T-shirt ~ Hand-me-down; Skirt ~ Kohl's; Belt ~ Memory fails me...; Wedges ~ Again, memory fails me :(


If you're mainly a thrift store shopper, do you ever decide to buy brand new clothes? 
Do you buy new clothes at a mall, a separate clothing store, a department store, or online?


Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed,
Because His compassions fail not.
They are new every morning;
Great is Your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23



28 comments:

  1. Love the verse you chose for today!
    Your outfit is so pretty! I really hope Jersey maxi skirts aren't on their way out! They are way to comfortable to ever go away!
    As for the shopping questions, I shop everywhere. I just really try to stay under $10 for clothes and $20 for shoes, unless it's an item I really need, which is rare. My go-to store for new clothes is the clearance section at Kohls, especially the 70% and 80% off racks.

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    1. Thank you Jill! :) It is a favorite of mine.
      Yes, they are comfy!
      That sounds sensible. :) Kohl's has some great stuff! The only problem is that I usually only fit into juniors sizes - this time they finally had a ladies skirt that fit!

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  2. Super cute outfit Paige! I especially like the belt and ruffled sweater.

    I wear maxi skirts all the time...only they belong to my sister. I have yet to buy one for myself!

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    1. Thanks Kelpie! :D
      Oh, that's funny. Well, at least she lets you wear them! :)

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  3. I love it! I haven't bought a maxi skirt yet though everyone raves about them. Probably like you I'll wait until they're out. ;)
    I don't do a lot of brand new shopping anymore but every once and awhile I do. I can normally find what I want at thrift shores. :)

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    1. Thank you Lois! :) Hee-hee!
      Yes, thrift stores are a great place to find things, especially if you can find the ones that carry items that aren't very worn.

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  4. Very cute skirt!! I really how you paired it with the bow belt. Maxi skirts are soooo comfy!

    ❤ Blaze Ann
    www.p31beauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Blaze Ann! :) Yes, I'm finding that out.

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  5. I like your skirt! I don't have a maxi skirt but really want one! :) I also like your dog! :) I love shopping at charity (thrift) shops and any other ones! I rarely buy brand new clothes since most of them are expensive!

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    1. Thanks Rosalyn. I hope you can find a skirt soon. :) And thank you, I like my Copper too! :D
      Yes, sadly, new clothes are quite expensive - when I do buy them, they're usually on sale or clearance!

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    2. I have been meaning to mention this. But my family homeschool as well! We have homeschooled all my life. My oldest sister went to a school for a little while when she was younger, but that was all!

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    3. Oh, neat! Hurray for homeschool! :D

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  6. I love the skirt! I love the whole outfit actually :)
    I've only found one maxi I can wear, being so short and all! I should probably hem it anyway, as it is a little long. I love it though! Very comfy. :)
    Grace

    theshortendofthings.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Grace! :)
      I'm glad you found a maxi skirt that you like too! :)

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  7. Hello Paige! Oh, I just looove this outfit my friend! You paired the skirt so beautifully with the shoes (which I also love!) and the cardi!
    Have a blessed week - much love and hugs to you!
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Hi Kelly-Anne! Thank you so much! :) Hugs and a blessed week to you too!

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  8. Love the outfit!!! The red definitely looks good with the navy!!

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  9. Welcome to the club, you're rocking that skirt. I wear them mostly because they feel like wearing PJs, only cute! ;)
    I suppose they'll go out of style, I'll probably be wearing them way past "cool" lol.
    Natasha
    A modest fashion blog:
    www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha! Yes! :)
      Sounds like a plan. ;)

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  10. You look lovely. I love maxi skirts. You could also wear the skirt as a strapless dress if you pull it all the way up and add a belt to cinch the look together.

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    1. Thank you Carlyn! :) I'll have to try turning mine into a dress sometime!

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  11. I just nominated you for the Liebster Award Paige. However, I know that you just did it so you have my full permission to skip if you wish. :)

    http://createdbythecreated.blogspot.com/2015/04/liebster-award-take-three.html

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    1. Thanks Kelpie! :D I think I shall decline this round and take a little break from Liebster, but thank you.

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  12. Love this outfit, it looks great! I'm so fond of my favorite thrift store with its wonderful prices that I rarely can bring myself to buy anything new--unless its a bargain! And then if its a bargain it can be irresistible. At Walmart the other day they had some nice tennis shoes on sale for either $3 or $5 (can't remember). I gave in and bought a pair even though I already have 1 pair that I'm wearing, and one pair in my closet waiting for its turn. But $5 tennis shoes are so hard to pass up, especially when a semi-decent pair seems to usually cost about $20.

    I will try to resist buying a 4th pair even if I do see a bargain...maybe I should start singing "Yield Not to Temptation..."

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    1. Thanks Bethany! :)
      You are quite a frugal person. But oh the temptations of a good deal. Perhaps Walmart will be kind and spare you next time. :)

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  13. I absolutely love maxi skirts! They feel like sweatpants while still looking sophisticated. I especially love the way you styled this - adorable! :D

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    1. Thanks Laura! :) Yes, it's great to have the comfort level!

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