Thrifty Fall Fashion: The 70s and Jewel Tone Hues

Bring on the kaleidoscope of fall colors!  The apple cider!  The hay rides with my sweetie!

My favorite season is almost upon us!   Okay, not really but I’m so antsy about fall getting here I’m already planning outfits!

I’m itching to get all thrifty on this seasons HUGE trend (imho): the 70s.  I’m ready with my midi and maxi skirts, flared trousers and jeans, patterned sweater vest, tie dye and Grannie dresses (if you don’t know what it is, look it up!)

Fall foliage is the prime material for fall color inspiration.  You normally see various shades of red, yellow, orangre, brown and green.  Then there’s another fall color standard: jewel tones.  I don’t own many jewel toned pieces, so I will be relying on my evern improving dying skills to recreate some of my thrifted favorites!

Here are some of my top thrifted fall wardrobe pieces:

70s Cobalt blue shirt dress

My Ann of Green Gables

Hunter green flowy skirt

Cherry swing skirt

Black swing skirt professional look

Black swing skirt casual look

Sangria skirt professional look

Sangria skirt casual look

That’s all I have for now…Sorry for the odd picture sizing.  My WordPress app doesn’t like!  Funny since they’re made by the same company!  Oh well…onto better posts with better pictures…but still, VERY thrifty!

Keep on thrifting!


Thrifty Date Night

I’ve always been the type of woman to take the “bull by the horns,” but never until this week did I ask a guy out on a date!  He’s super shy, so I figured dinner at low-key and laid back diner was the way to go, and a movie afterward. 

Shy guy+simple date=FLORALS!!!  I had to keep the outfit floral, shapely, and flirty.  Starting from top to bottom:

This floral shirt has a cream background with red blossoms and brown leaves all over.  It’s light polyester fabric, long sleves and colors make it easy to wear this fall too.  😉

Brand: College Town – $1.49 (Salvation Army)
I had to pick up the red blossoms with this scarlett red and brown leather purse.  The brand is called Leaders in Leather, from Paraguay, and they hand etch all of their goods.  

Brand: Leaders in Leather – $1.99 (Community Aid)

I found these precious cloisonne earrings in my mothers jewelry box and I always passed them up for hoops, dangly earrings or other accessories that I was used to wearing.  These earrings perfectly match my outfit, without trying.  They’re delicate and perfect for spring.

Cloisonne earrings (Free)

I snagged this bracelet on one of my “Thrifty Inspiration” trips to my favorite stores…in other words, I didn’t mean to buy this bracelet, but it wanted me to.  What kind of thrifty fashionista would I be if I didn’t take this dear home?  😉

Peachy Pearl Bracelet: $.99 Salvation Army

This outfit was everything I’ve been trying to do for my Spring thrift collection.  It was light, airy, form fitting and had plenty of texture.  It’s everything I’m trying to do for Spring.  It was perfect…And hopefully lucky!  😉

Til next time…Happy Thrifting!!!