Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thrift Style Thursday: Perfect Pastels

I'm excited to announce that I have been asked to joined Thrift Style Thursday, which is a weekly feature where I'll showcase an item found secondhand, based on that week's theme (chosen by the participating bloggers).  As I mentioned in an earlier post, you can find great fashion pieces anywhere, including second hand stores.  They are typically in good shape and an added bonus is that they much cheaper than what you would pay for something similar that's new!

In participating in Thrift Style Thursday, I am joining an awesome group of ladies that have very cool blogs.  I have listed links to their blogs at the end of the post.  Please be sure to give them a look and see how they interpreted this week's theme of perfect pastels. :)

So, let's talk about thrifting.  Honestly, I don't know why I haven't done it sooner.  I had always thought about it but never went.  Then I came across Justine's cute blog over at The Two Cent Chick and got inspired by a couple of her awesome Thrift Style Thursday posts and decided to go.  A friend and I went and we found some good stuff at unbelievable prices.  I mentioned it to Justine and she invited me to join her and the rest of the girls that participate in Thrift Style Thursday each week!  This will be a fun weekly challenge as you never know what you'll find when you go thrifting! :)

This week's theme was perfect pastels, which was, well, perfect since today is the first day of Spring!  Little did I realize that most pastels (at least at the first 2 places that I went to) would be limited to old-fashioned grandma style tops, haha.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do, but then I came across 2 great finds at the third store I tried.  I decided to get both and see how they worked when I styled them.  I ended up loving both, so I decided to show you both!

Outfit 1: My thrifted item is the pastel pink polka dot dress.  I found this on the 50% off rack and scored it for only $8!

Outfit 2: My other thrifted item is the pink blazer (I'm sensing a theme here, ha!).  I decided to go all out and pair a bunch of pastel items together for this outfit!

The bows on the pockets were a cute detail and what ultimately that sold me on this.  Also, the brand, Nanette Lepore, sounded familiar, so I googled it and found that most of her blazers sell for around $400.  I was sold ~ what a steal at $25!

Please be sure to check out how all the other lovely ladies styled their perfect pastel finds!

Sistas From Cali
Sincerely Miss J

Do you want to have a say in the upcoming themes for Thrift Style Thursday?  Head over here to vote for your favorite!

What I'm Wearing
Outfit 1
Dress ~ One & Only for Urban Outfitters, thrifted from Buffalo Exchange, $8
Jacket ~ New York and Company (Black Friday find for only $25)
Belt ~ WHBM
Shoes ~ WHBM
Necklace ~ Limited
Earrings ~ Kate Spade

Outfit 2
Dress ~ Sequin Hearts from a local boutique
Blazer ~ Nanette Lepore, thrifted from Buffalo Exchange, $25
Shoes ~ Guess
Necklace ~ Etsy


  1. I had such a hard time finding pastels too (like you said, super limited), I ended up going to Platos Closet (so I spent more than I typically do, but I love my dress). Your outfits are ADORABLE! Welcome to TST, can't wait to see more in the coming weeks!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

    1. Thank you! I'm excited to be a part of TST and love the challenge it presents. :)

  2. Fabulous thrifty finds + great styling = an amazing first TST post! Welcome to Thrift Style Thursday & remember to have everyone join in the fun with our TST Theme voting:

    1. Thanks! I added the link for voting. So happy to be a part of TST! :)

  3. Hi, Erika, welcome to Thrift Style Thursdays!! I absolutely love your pink polka dot dress and I love the way you've styled the pink blazer - both outfits are gorgeous! Can't wait to check out more of your blog, so excited to have you join the "club!" :)

    1. Thank you! I'm so happy to be a part of TST now! :)

  4. I really like the second outfit! You definitely scream SPRING! Great styling!
    -Alex of

  5. You definitely know to put colors together...both of these outfits are stunning! I'm a sucker for anything polka dots, so the first dress is automatically adorable :) What a great find and what a great price! The second look is soooo it! So happy you're joining TST with us!

    1. Thanks girl! I love experimenting with different color combos! :)

  6. Adorable look and so inspiring! Love all the color! Thank you for joining us for Thrift Style Thursday!

  7. Welcome to TST! It's so hard for me to pick a favorite pastel item from your outfits, but that pink blazer with the bows is pretty smashing;)

    1. Thanks girl! I was pretty excited about finding the blazer, especially since it was in my size!