Thrifty Thursday - Purple & Snakeskin

After I got dressed this morning, I noticed that my outfit was almost ALL thrifted! While living in Portland, Oregon for a year, I became a HUGE thrift store shopper! I'm a Christian school teacher, and if you didn't know this already...I'll let you know, we don't make the big bucks, so I HAVE to find good deals! Here's some tips for shopping in thrift stores...

1. Find thrift stores in "rich" areas, they usually have the best name brand clothes!

2. Don't just buy things because they fit you, make sure they're stylish or classic pieces too!

3. Stick to buying classic, solid pieces, they tend to not "look" like they from a thrift store.

4. ALWAYS check the shoe section, people give their nice shoes to thrift stores A LOT!
(half my shoes are from Goodwill!)

5. Pray before you go! I always find awesome things, when I pray!! :)

Here's my thrifted outfit!
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Cardigan- H&M $8
Shirt-Goodwill (Limited) $3
Skirt-Goodwill (Worthington) $6
Shoes-Payless $10
Belt-Free on a skirt I bought
Purse-Coach (Gift)
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  1. Have to agree with previous post, very nice color combo. You should do a post on makeup and hair, yours is so flawless on all your pictures.

  2. Very pretty! It is amazing what people give away!

  3. Love everything about this outfit. Gorgeous. Thank you for linking up today. See you next Thursday.



  4. Hey! I love your blog! Love that you believe in modesty and you help to promote it. We believe in a lot of the same principles so it's neat to see you share your faith on your blog. Keep it up! Following your blog now :)

    -Kelsey @ ijustliketheb.blogspot.com

  5. I love the shades of purple with the grey!

  6. What a pretty outfit! I have recently become a big fan of thrifting too--there are so many gems to be found at thrift stores!

  7. I LOVE purple on you, lady!

    Thank you for linking up with Friday's Fab Favorites!

    Lauren xx

  8. You're adorable! Love this! Could totally wear this to work :)



  9. I love the purple, not many girls wear purple. Love it!

  10. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up with Fashionably Employed! I am also a dedicated thrift shopper and love how many great finds I snag hiding out on the overflowing racks. This outfit is awesome! I have a major weakness for purple and also love pairing it with gray - just a fun yet chic combination. I plan to Pin this to try to recreate it at some point. :)

  11. I have a total color crush on lavender this season. Thank you so much for linking up with What I'm Loving Fridays again! Hope to see you back this week. Have a great weekend!

    xo Lulu
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  12. You are a master thrifter! I looove thrifting, but my town doesn't have the best thrift shops :( I try to go when I visit a new city though!

    I love all the purple you have going on in this outfit - so cute!

  13. I totally agree that the area that your thrift store is in has a big effect on the quality of the clothes that they carry! This is my first time at your blog and I was exploring it--I noticed on your about page that we got married the exact same day: dec. 4, 2010!
    I thought that was funny--I've never met someone else with the exact same anniversary.
    I'm your newest bloglovin' follower!


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