Versatile Style by Tracey

My Lucky Finds

Posted on: October 12, 2012

These cords are so soft , I wish I could post pictures of me wearing them, but I purchased them a size smaller than my current weight in anticipation of the continued weight loss journey. They are from Chadwicks  and are available in limited sizes http://www.chadwicks.com/products.asp?sku=40233.   I love the pumpkin color!  I bought them in regular length to wear with boots, but they do come in petites.

While talking about Chadwicks, which I love, here is the link to a sweater I purchased from them earlier and  I just love the corals, browns and green in the print. http://www.chadwicks.com/item/40050/407503/floral-print-cardigan-sweater-misses  One more thing don’t forget to search online for coupon codes when placing an order as there are usually some pretty good ones.

Now onto my thrift store scores.  These shoes, just really looked special to me.  My intention is to wear them with pants and tights and just have to toes peeking out from pants.  To me they almost have a menswear inspired feel to them. What do you think?  

This sweater is my attempt for shorter tops to elongate my legs and disguise my petite body.  I love the color and the texture.  It is a Talbots Petite.  I don’t know if this will qualify as the chunky sweater trend, but it is my intention without bulking up.  When you are on a weight loss journey this trend is not ideal.  Does it qualify for the trend, please chime in!

Next is another Sfera sweater must have been donated by the same person as my previous one.  Researched and found out this is from a Spanish design house of affordable designs.  Can’t go wrong with olive….

This skirt is my favorite piece this week.  As much as I confess that I love pink, I would have to say chocolate brown is right up there with it.  If I can’t eat it, I might as well wear it!  This skirt was bought for one very important purpose… To force me to tuck since it has buttons that need to be highlighted.  I vowed to look for details like that and will search for more.  Ann Taylor tag on this is sewed on upside down…

Now, due to my realization that I need more cropped looks to accommodate my petite body, I recently went on a search on Ebay to see what I could find.  These just came in the mail. I love the jade green color of the mohair cropped jacket. The color of the red one is so fun and it is the perfect length.  Should I change out those white buttons?

   

Gratitude- I am grateful that my only daughter will be home today for fall break from college and infuse some much needed feminine energy into our home.  

I am really looking forward to taking my daughter for some “shoe shopping therapy” to release the stress of her senior year!

I hope my finds inspire you in some way.  If you are petite and trying to maximize your outfits to elongate you, please share your tricks.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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5 Responses to "My Lucky Finds"

I cannot see that the cardigan (lovely) is olive green and I thought the skirt was black and white. But, brown and white is also nice. Terrific skirt. My favourite are the shoes… so cute. I would love to have them myself. Although to me they are summer shoes (slingbacks) and it is winter here. I have seen many peeptoe shoes and slingbacks worn with thick tights on runways, but I cannot get used to that. Besides, I would get cold.
Greetje

If you click on the photos, I believe they get larger for a more detailed view. I too see slingbacks as summer, but am definitely open to something new and am wearing them with tights. Winter here in VA is not as cold as a lot of places, so I think I can get away with it. We very rarely reach freezing temperature or see snow. I might not wear them in February….

I love the shoes! Come check out the cole haan boots I got for $4 each!

I actually checked your blog earlier today…. What a good score! Living in a large city has it’s advantages for thrifters!

Well, living near a large city.. I’m on Long Island.. it’s really just being in an affluent neighborhood where people wear clothes once or twice and donate them..

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