Wool + Cashmere

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Happy Friday! Just wanted to share a few snaps of another one of my $20 Salvation Army Coat Sale finds--this gorgeous wool and cashmere blend coat from Banana Republic. This baby is SUPER luxe and warm, and I was actually excited when the temperatures dropped here in NYC, since it meant it was finally cold enough to justify wearing it! (Be careful what you wish for, I know, I know. Boo.)

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While grabbing lunch with a friend earlier this week, I modeled the coat in Madison Square Park, in front of this cool gold sculpture by Tony Cragg. To keep the cold at bay, I also wore a pair of thick black tights ($8, Old Navy), my new Chelsea boots from Dorothy Perkins ($67, also worn here), and an infinity scarf ($6, purchased from a street vendor last year and worn here). With my secondhand $5 bag and $6 street vendor sunnies, the whole head-to-toe look came out to $112.

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Pinspiration

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Full disclosure: I'm not that great at Pinterest. It seems like a very non-blogger-like thing for a blogger to say, but it's the truth--I try to get into it, but I rarely ever get the urge to "pin" anything, despite the fact the site seems it would be right up my alley. So I was definitely surprised to experience my very first instance of "Pinspiration" earlier this year via this pin, which became my motivation to find the perfect camel-colored coat.

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Thanks to this year's Salvation Army Coat Sale, I was able to hunt this one down pretty easily for just $20, and immediately started putting together the same look I had stumbled upon on Pinterest months ago. Luckily, I already owned all the other classic components.

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salvation army coat sale

To recreate the look, I wore the coat with a pair of thrifted jeans ($7, scored during a Texas thrifting trip) and a cream button-down (also $7, TJMaxx), then added a black sweater ($3, from a friend's closet clean-out sale) and my black Zara heels ($25, Rena Reborn). The whole ensemble, with my $6 street vendor sunnies, came out to just $68.

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Chelsea Girl

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Hey thrifters! I spent part of my weekend helping a friend film a video project, and since I had to spend some time on camera, I made an effort to look just a litttttle more put together than usual. I pulled a couple to items out that I haven't worn, including this cute tribal-inspired Zara skirt I bought at a friend's closet clean-out sale for $3.

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I paired the skirt with a loose bronze-colored top ($2), also from the closet clean-out, and my favorite black hat ($10, from a small shop in Queens), which I wore last year here, here and here, and million other times.

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I finished off the look with a couple bangles (gifted), and took my new pair of black Chelsea boots out for a spin. I snagged the boots a couple weeks ago from Dorothy Perkins for just $67 with a 15% discount, which you get when you sign up for the DP newsletter. (The leather pair I purchased are here, but you can also get the exact same ones in faux-leather for $44.) Head to toe, the whole look came out to $82.

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