Thrifty Thursday’s – Office Wear

You may recall that I recently wrote a post about my experience while shopping at a thrift store.  In that post, I describe how I managed to get two outfits – including shoes – for under $20!  I was pretty amazed myself!

Well, I’ve since become very excited about thrifting, so when Natasha from Baby T Fashion Diaries approached me about a second thrifting challenge, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to thrift again. 🙂

This time, we wanted to focus on items that a woman would wear to the office.  Office-appropriate outfits, if you will.  We did not set a budget, there weren’t any rules at all, really.  What we did agree to do, was to purchase an outfit that we could each wear to the office..from a thrift store.  Simple enough, right?

Check out what we found:

Thrift Blog Pic 1

Thrift Blog Pic 2

My thrift store finds:

  • Ann Taylor Jacket/Blazer $2.50
  • Banana Republic Wrinkle Free top $2.50
  • Gap pleated midi-skirt $3

TOTAL COST: $8

All items were purchased at the Salvation Army.

Shoes and necklace were not thrifted, however the necklace is from Forever 21 (old, about $8), earrings are from TJ Maxx (old, $10), and slingback heels are from the Nine West outlet (recent, $15).

My sweet friend Natasha found a fab outfit as well!  See for your self:

Natashas thrift picDoesn’t she look great!  A very office-appropriate outfit indeed.  Check out her blog and Instagram for details on her amazing finds!

What do you think?!  I am personally LOVING these thrifting challenges and hopeful to find some more amazing finds in the future.

Until next time!  Stay chic!

Chic in Academia’s Luxe Giveaway

Guess what??  It’s giveaway time!  I am constantly blown away by your unwavering and growing support on all of my social media platforms; most of all, continue to be grateful to all of you who read my blog.  This has been quite an exciting experience and I can only hope that more excitement lies ahead.

As a small token of my appreciation, I am hosting a giveaway!  Most of these items were generously donated, and YOU get to reap the rewards! Enter by clicking on the Rafflecopter below.  It will take you to the entry page where you will have up to 4 opportunities to enter!  Also, earn an extra entry on Instagram by regramming the giveaway photo.  Additional details on Instagram. 🙂  US and Canada only.  My sincerest apologies to my international readers!! 😦

What you will win:

  • A copy of Lean In to feed your mind (extra copy from my last giveaway!)
  • A sample set of Flowerbomb by Viktro & Rolf
  • Bond No. 9 sample perfume vials (3)
  • Cover girl nail polish
  • Pair of Lotus Boutique earrings
  • Pack of nail appliques
  • La Mer eye creme sample
  • YSL sheer gloss in No 4

Good luck, my chic friends!!

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Fab Finds Friday!

Can you believe I haven’t written a Fab Finds Friday post since January?  Well, with the start of a new academic year around the corner, I thought I would share a few staples I thought you might enjoy shopping for:

From left to right: J. Crew Puffed-Sleeve Blazer | Michael Kors Laptop Travel Tote | J. Crew Pleated Pencil Skirt | Kate Spade Agenda/Planner | Chanel USB Drive |

Check out my last post for for some additional favorites!  I’m also participating in a Fab Favorites Link Up today, so be sure to check out other fab favorites on my fellow bloggers’ blogs, The Style Elixir and Stylishly in Love (see below)!

Until then…Stay Chic!

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