Versatile Style by Tracey

Texture & Pattern

Posted on: November 14, 2014

When thinking of this look I could only come up with the title 

Texture and Pattern….

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This open weaved sweater is actually a heavy weight, so why not extend it’s use for cooler temps…

Previously I wore it only in Spring or Summer with a tank underneath..

Make note of my Just Fab purse in this shot because I turned it backwards in the other pictures, LOL

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My Gingham blouse and Jones NY sweater are both items I thrifted…

I especially love finding button up blouses when thrifting because I never owned any a few years ago and now have about 8-10…. For just $2 each , you would be surprised at the name brands and like new condition that you can find thrifting….

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Again my son wanted me to stand in the leaves and I rather like it….

I wasn’t sure what shoes to pair with these cargo joggers and opted for the second pair of boots I bought in Ireland…

Of course in freezing temps I wouldn’t even want a sliver of my leg showing, but so many times our temps swing back and forth so much that perhaps I’ll manage a similar look with my tan cargo joggers, both from F21 from previous season…

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I felt pretty boho in this look and liked that!  

I definitely do more boho looks in Summer and Spring, but it’s nice to get that feel in cooler temps…

Dear Readers, tonight I tried a quick new recipe for Chicken with a very easy Feta sauce from Pinterest

Chicken with Feta Cheese Sauce. Mmm yummy!!! Reduced fat feta and Smart Balance could make this a great bandster recipe!

You can find the info Here

I made a few changes, by adding in garlic powder and artichoke hearts and leaving out the chives…

I really liked it and think I could have even added in Spinach or mushrooms….which I will try next time….

I used 2% milk evaporated milk and 1/3 less fat Feta cheese

I paired it with grilled Zucchini .  

Gratitude

I am grateful for Pinterest and have many recipes saved that I am going to do a better job of trying…

I am grateful that Redbook magazine which came in the mail today had a recipe for Vegetarian Lasagna , which I am going to try soon as I have deprived myself from Lasagna since my weight loss began…

I am grateful for the older man (think late 70’s) who came to me in Burlington to compliment my Fedora and show me his own…. He made me smile and I know I did the same…

I am grateful for my gutsy spirit and reply to the youngster in the Dollar Tree who yelled out rudely that they needed another cashier (there was only 3 people in each line)…. I told him it was an opportunity to learn Patience… I said it in a very laughing fun way and he smiled and calmed down….

I am grateful for the look the cashier gave me to say thank you…

I am grateful that I had a nice walk to the stores as it really lifts my spirits…

I am grateful that I didn’t buy anything at Burlington, as I really don’t need anything else for the Season….

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4 Responses to "Texture & Pattern"

Hi, Tracey. You look really cute in this outfit. I like the scarf with it.
I am the same as you! I never, ever had worn button down tops until a few years ago when I started thrifting. I didn’t like to layer my clothing in my pre-thrifting/blogging days. Then I really got into it and bought a ton of button down blouses at ridiculously cheap prices. This season I’ve gotten into the oversized cardigans and sweaters so much that I haven’t even worn the blouses. Funny how we go through phases. I’m thinking maybe I’ll wear more of mine again in the spring, on their own, with rolled up sleeves. We’ll see. I keep thinking I need to pare down my collection, but I like them all at the moment.
The recipe looks delish!

Isn’t it great that the blouses can work well with the oversize sweaters as it won’t show the bulk of the too underneath as much… It’s hard to part with things you like and already have in your possession, the real trouble with thrifting is continually bringing in new things, which is why I’ve made thrifting a rare occasion instead of the addiction or hobby it had become..

I really like the blouses under sweaters. They make the sweaters skim over your middle and give a nice look! Your purse is great! Love my structured bag I got for my bday. You can really rock a hat and love how you turned around an attitude in that young kid! More people need to stand up and say what is right in a kind way! Blessings!

Thanks Ana, yes doing it in a kind way is key to putting them in their place and making the point without getting attitude back…A structured bag for your b’day is a great gift! Thanks for commenting!

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