Think Pink

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Do you ever have an outfit you're dying to wear, but then have nowhere to wear it and you end up "saving" it for no reason at all? That pretty much sums up what happened with this look, which I've had laid out in my head since I snagged the pink American Apparel skater skirt for free during a recent clothing swap with friends. (I was actually with my friend when she bought it at an AA sample sale two years ago, and probably urged her to get it. Haha, oops.) So finally, fed up with waiting, I busted it out this Saturday for absolutely no reason at all. 

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I paired the skirt with a sparkly, sequined tank I scored at Underground Thrift Shop's Stuff A Sack sale for just $1.50, and kept things super simple with my nude heels ($5, Cauz for Pawz). Head to toe with my $6 street vendor sunnies, everything came out just under $13! YUP.

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Gone Green

maxi dress

Sometimes you find gems in the unlikeliest places. Take, for example, this $12 greenish-blue maxi dress, which I found last month while wandering the posh Upper East Side, a.k.a. the last place in NYC I expect to find a shopping deal. Bypassing Barneys (ha!), I bought the maxi off a street vendor's rack, and even picked up a few extras to gift to friends. Never underestimate the  street vendors of NYC, people!

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belted maxi dress

I wore the dress for the first time on another trip to the UES last Saturday, this time for breakfast at Gracie Mews Diner with a friend. I paired the maxi with a black belt ($6, NY&Co.), creating a mini-peplum, my black sandals ($1, from Cure Thrift Shop) and the oversized black bag ($5) I scored from a friend's recent closet clean-out sale. With my $6 sunnies (also bought from a street vendor!), the whole look came out to $30.

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A Shorts Story

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One of the few fashion "rules" I try to abide by is that if you're going short and tight on the bottom, it's best to go a bit more covered up on top (and vice versa). I stuck to that golden rule Monday night, when I headed out for an impromptu rooftop hangout with a couple of girlfriends, and once again dipped into the pile of goodies I scored at my friend's recent closet clean-out sale (you check out more cute finds I got from her purge here and here!).

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My Monday night look included a pair of cream faux-leather shorts ($3) and a flowy, vintage-inspired black top ($2), both from my friend's closet, plus an oversized black bag I bought off her for just $5. (!!!) The bag is super lightweight and was perfect for fitting all my junk for that night, including the pair of emergency flats I usually have on hand.

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baublebar amazon necklace

I finished off the look with an amazing BaubleBar necklace (gifted), last worn here, and the $5 heels I dug out of the Cauz for Pawz basement. (The necklace is currently sold out--no surprise there--but you can still join a waiting list for it.) Head to toe, with my street vendor sunnies ($6), the whole ensemble came out to just $21.

baublebar medallion necklace