Rosy Outlook

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I've been sitting on a backlog of photos from over the past week, but just haven't had time to edit them and post--until today! And thank god, cause I've been dying to share this gorgeous rose-colored Sachin + Babi dress, which I scored at Housing Works' Best of Spring sale. It was priced at $56, which is a total deal given that it's in like-new condition, and Sachin + Babi dresses typically retail for between $300-$400.

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Unfortunately, it's still been wayyy too cold to wear a summer dress outdoors, but I took it for an indoor test run last week, pairing it with a pair of simple nude heels ($5, Cauz for Pawz) and some rose gold jewelry, including a gifted bangle and necklace ($0.99, Ebay). Head to toe, the whole look came out to $62.

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Disclosure: A gift card was provided by Housing Works, but opinions expressed here are my own.

Pattern Play

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Hey guys--checking in after a busy weekend full of family hangouts, a friend's engagement party and a super fun photo shoot! On Sunday, blogger buddy Sunita V. and I met up at AuH2O in the East Village to model some pieces for the shop's Etsy page (I'll be posting pics of some of our looks later this week, so stay tuned!). I kept things casual with some easy pattern mixing on my way to and from the shoot.

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My comfy Sunday look included a polka-dotted tank from Forever21 ($7) and my thrifted black-and-tan textured blazer, which I scored for just $8 while thrifting in Austin, Texas. I kept the rest of my look super simple, adding a pair of black stretch pants ($20, from a local boutique) and my fave pair of black Dorothy Perkins boots ($45). With a pair of $6 street vendor sunnies, the whole ensemble came out to Just $86.

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Also, shoutout to Karen of the DC Goodwill Fashionista blog, who posted this lovely interview feature over the weekend. Thank you! :)

"Best of Spring" GIVEAWAY!

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In case you missed the memo on Instagram, I wanted to share the deets on my "Best of Spring" giveaway! I'm giving away a pair of scores from Housing Works' Yorkville "Best of Spring" sale, including a gorgeous gold statement necklace and vintage metal purse. Wanna win? It's easy to enter--just follow @housingworks and @talesfromthethrift on Instagram and like the original giveaway photo. (It's optional, but if you want to double your chances, tag a friend in the comments!) The giveaway ends Sunday, March 22 at midnight EST, and I'll be randomly selecting one winner for both items on Monday, March 23. Must be a US resident to enter. Good luck! xoxo

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