New in March

White Escada jeans 16.70 USD (altered hem included)
Brown velour track suit 5.30 USD
Vintage Guatemalan textile blazer 1.07 USD, Ruffle sleeve and blue stripe sweater Beulah Style 16.06 USD. 
A pair of brand new DKNY jeans for 1.07 USD.

Vintage Escada dark brown leather belt with gold toned buckle 8.45 USD.
 
Emanuel Ungaro Vintage brown calf hair belt 2.14 USD

I also got some free goodies from my friends who I had not seen in a while who remembered I had a birthday in January ;) A beautiful silver toned bow rhinestone pin, a pair of silver earrings with blue stones and a Swarovski Stardust bracelet in dark green.

  

A really cool Miau Miau dog print tee shirt, a Estampa blue and flower print off shoulder top and a fuchsia pashmina (not pictured). 

 

I also got an Hermès scarf with quite a story, it all adds to 53.90 USD for March. How'd you do? Oh, and did you happen to notice that not one single item of the ones I purchased are new? All thrifted.








March Closet edits

I have not been making much of an effort in editing my closet. It's sort of just happened, anyhow this is what left the closet and entered a black bag to give away or was consigned.

A 2015 birthday present this Derek white top was worn briefly and thinned. Tess vintage silk top is too revealing and to tug on it all day does not work. Also if I altered the straps, then it would be too short.

H&M pink button down shirt dates to 2012, worn about 10 times, CPW about 2.50 USD, I'm done with it. The 1975 tee shirt was see through and poor quality, it took me almost two years to wear ! 
Silk vintage flower print scarf, I did not wear it much and lately I've acquired at least half a dozen scarves, so I had to let go even if it was just one.
Printed blue halter dress by All That Jazz, this dress is at least twenty years old, fits snug and has not been worn in ages and it's just taking up space. The brown brocade strapless dress is from Jessica Mc Clintock and I love it, but cannot zip it up and I am passing it on to a friend.  


I love this dress and how it made me feel when it wore it, I felt like a queen. However it's served its purpose, the white sequins have yellowed and it no longer zips.


The Zara black cap toe flats had a good run and they showed a lot of wear. Worn at least 25 times, they had to go. This grey, navy and pink statement necklace was a gift from my husband. I loved it, but after getting a lot of wear the grey began to fade and I do not feel comfortable wearing it anymore.
The yellow stripe Lacoste polo shirt was a bit snug, a bit short and had two tiny spots on them that I could not remove after a good wash, it's not like I wore it anyways. Short white lace dress made by Lovely Day, I wore it recently to a white themed party and was not really loving it, it got me through the party but, its not a keeper. It's really short and having to be concerned all night about indecent exposures is not in my book. 

These Tommy Hilfiger trousers were a hand me down from a friend, but they were too low cut and I never hemmed them. The cut was not flattering and it seemed like I had to make too much of an effort to style them so they would look acceptable. 
Finally my white mini skirt. I don't own many mini skirts and this one I've held on to with the excuse that I would wear it to the beach. But the last times I have gone to the beach I have opted for other garments. It's too short, too tight. Off it goes.

Fourteen items in one month.

In yellow denim

Yellow jeans Kayden K, similar under 20.00 USD here - Green braided leather belt Ebonesse - 
Yellow flower print shirt vintage Persaman New York
Orange flats Bimba & Lola, similar here - Vintage All Weather Leather Hand bag in bone Dooney & Burke 
 
 Tree of life silver necklace, here another option 

I have never purchased a pair of yellow jeans. The two pairs I've owned came into my hands in diverse ways. The first pair I got in my twenties, it was bright bumble bee denim made by Bongo. I was at a concert where one of the sponsoring brands was Bongo, their denim retailed for almost a 100.00 USD at the time and was very popular. At the end of the show I got them for free. The second pair is one I got sometime last year from my cousin who was going through the Marie Kondo method stage and had a huge clean out I was a beneficiary of.  Do you own any yellow jeans? 



Looking for tweed blazer

Black trousers Mario Serrani - Black window pane print blouse Passport, similar here 
Black tweed blazer Xhilaration, similar on sale - Black tote bag Furla, similar 
Black velvet block heels Juicy Couture, similar

  
Tous silver bear pearl necklace, sim - Tous silver bear pearl bracelet, similar and matching earrings which I don't own here

You know I am a brick and mortar kind of shopper. Mostly because of sizing and because need to touch and try on items. Also I've had terrible experiences where my purchase was just a waste of money.  
So, I've been iffy about this tweed blazer, maybe too short, maybe too snug? I have not gotten rid of it because I want to find a replacement. My original plan is to go for a vintage Chanel however I need to try it on, which means I will patiently have to wait around. While that piece comes along I have been considering this blazer and can only wonder if it will look as good in person. I have purchased from this site before but its been more a miss than a hit. 
I fear it will be like that person that looks amazing in pictures and then you meet them and you feel cheated... 

#25

Black trousers Mario Serrani, identical on sale here - Black short sleeve button down shirt 
Vintage Hermès Armada silk scarf, similar here - bronze ring made from antique cutlery Poland, similar under 20.00 USD
Green cardigan Zara, similar under 20.00 USD - Black cap toe flats Zara, similar here - Black tote bag Furla
With today's wear, these cap toe shoes mark approximately 25 wears. They've been around since 2015 and as much as I love them I have to admit they're really worn down. I would certainly like to replace them, maybe with something like this although I don't do well with stretch flats, so these are more like mine and fit the bill ;)  Do you own a pair of cap toe flats ? Any particular brand you swear by ?
Linking to Straight A Style + E&M + Shelbee's

Sunlight

Light beige vintage blazer Emanuel Ungaro, similar here - Printed grey silk top Equipment, similar here
Black trousers Mario Serrani, identical here 
Black tote bag Furla, similar here 
 
Grey velvet D'Orsay flats, similar here 

In beige, grey and sunlight. 


Pine forest

White shorts Larry Levine, same brand and colour in different style - Jelly sandals Tory Burch, similar 

 
Yellow striped short sleeve chemise Lacoste polo shirt, here all yellow version - Jelly sandals Tory Burch, similar
Green, blue and brown tote bag Tommy Hilfiger, similar here - Gucci sunglasses, identical in grey

You'd think that living in a tropical place there is no way I'd be able to have pine tree forest outing. Wrong. Even though were are in the verge of transitioning into rainy season which means really warm, humid and sunny days the pine trees look intact, like they're just waiting for snow to fall. But, what I am wearing gives it away, because I could not be this in a place that is about to receive snow.  A big hello to Lydia, I just saw some pictures of the East Coast and froze...  


Semi-formal Edit

Brocade dress Jessica McClintock, similar here
Brocade dress Jessica McClintock, long version in similar colors

If there is another thing I am guilty of is purchasing semi-formal wear, cocktail dresses and long gowns even if there is no party in the horizon.
When I find a beautiful dress that fits well and is fairly priced, I will usually buy it. This is pretty much how this dark brown, grey and pink brocade strapless dress came into my closet. Purchased about 8 or more years ago, it's been worn just twice to not so formal weddings and today it no longer zips. 
I have a friend who is happy to receive it in her closet and I sure hope that she dances the night away in it ! 
Are you a fan of formal wear ? How many long party gowns do you own ?

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