Spring Trends…Making Them Work!

You guys are the absolute
best!  All of the ideas yesterday were
excellent and I am going to use many of them! 
You actually have me excited now about my low-key, low-cost 12 days
Tuesday night I was having
difficulty getting excited about what to wear to work on Wednesday, so I sat
down with a stack of magazines.  It did not
take me long to find this look in the May issue of InStyle.   I looked it over and thought, this is doable…though
my version would be darker.
I have worn this duster many times
on this blog, but the Liz Claiborne pants were recently purchased for $1.99 on
one of my Goodwill SA runs.   Like many
trends, print pants come and go, so I was pleased to find these with thrift
funds.  The green top is also a past,
on-sale purchase from Chicos…it will continue to be a favorite piece for this
summer.   My point is that you can follow trends for
very affordable prices….it just takes a little imagination!!

Also, this week, I wore the James Avery Bracelet, my sons gave me for Mother’s Day! It is so sweet. In Texas, we love James Avery for special occasions!


Now, for more fun, stop by Katie’s Thursday Blog Hop! and meet some of the wonderful bloggers there…plus, have a wonderful day!!

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  1. Nice. I will have to check out the James Avery site. I remember complimenting someone on their wedding band and she said it was James Avery. I'd forgotten all about it until just now. Thanks.

  2. Pam……I love how you take some ideas and transform them into your own style. I have been learning to do this. Thanks to the blooger community I have learned to embrace and enjoy the benefits of thrifting! Thanks for the link to Katherine's Corner…what am amazing blog!

  3. I just finally found the perfect pair of thrifted white jeans and guess what? They were by Liz!
    Her clothing fits so perfectly!
    (I put your contest on my side-bar and blogged it today)
    big hugs

  4. We love James Avery too. I'm glad to know there are others who occasionally need to find outside inspiration for putting together a day's outfit. It helps to see your own closet with fresh and more creative eyes, doesn't it. Thanks.

  5. That bracelet is beautiful in its simplicity. And the duster is very, very close to what you saw in the magazine.

  6. I could so see myself in this outfit! Really love it!!
    I love black with pop of pretty summer color!! And, as always, love how you finish it with perfect accessories!
    Have a terrific weekend!


  7. it's amazing how you can shop your closet and come up with a look a like outfit that costs thousands…
    hope your holiday weekend is a great one

  8. A very sweet Mother's Day gift from a thoughtful son. The print pants were such a deal! I agree that an ensemble can be created with very little money. Wishing you a great, well deserved 12 days off!

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