Thursday, July 21, 2011

Gingham Shirt and White Jeans - Thrifty Thursday


GINGHAM SHIRT - Lauren by Ralph Lauren (Thrifted)
BLACK SWEATER - Motherhood Maternity
WHITE JEANS - James Jeans
EARRINGS - Amrita Singh
BLACK STUDDED CLOGS - Forever 21
Princess Sparkles is very excited because next month she will get to be the flower girl in my cousin's wedding.  I asked her what she will be doing at the wedding and she told me "dance."  You see, since Princess Sparkles has been able to walk she's been dancing at weddings.  She can go all night and she really loves dancing with the bride and groom!

Sparkles in her flower girl dress
Today is a very Thrifty Thursday since it's "Thursdays are for Thrifters" over at Spunky Chateau and "Thrift" day for Everybody, Everywear.  They're making it easier for me since they have the same theme and I don't have to worry about combining challenges.

I decided to wear my thrifted Ralph Lauren gingham shirt with white jeans and a sweater.  I was so excited when I found this shirt because I love gingham and the bright blue color is perfect for year-round wearing.  And it's petite which means the sleeves actually are the right length!

Anyway, I love thrifting.  There's no bigger high than finding a treasure for a really great deal.  And for a shopaholic like myself, thrifting is a budget friendly way to do what I enjoy and not go broke!  Even Princess Sparkles likes thrifting, though probably not quite as much as dancing at weddings!

Thrift | Everybody, Everywear

43 comments:

Tammy said...

So classy! I would definitely wear the whole outfit!
I love the shirt.

rachinald said...

sparkles looks like a right little diva in those sunglasses lol. :) Your rocking this look! rachinald.blogspot.com

Gracey said...

I'm with Sparkles - I love dancing at weddings!

stylefyles said...

Great outfit!!!! I just love that gingham with the blazer...such a perfect pair!! You look fantastic!!

a Bug and Bird said...

what a crisp classic summer/fall outfit! (depending on if you care about the no white pants after labor day) would be great with a red top as well!

i am still coughing but am on the mend, have been sick for a week and a half. had the full on flu for 4 days, miserable

i look forward to seeing your daughter in her cute flower girl dress!

Shea said...

I think Princess Sparkles and I would really get along--dancing is my favorite thing to do at weddings too, much to my husband's dismay! That shirt is an awesome find--it looks so classic and cute with the white jeans!

Style Journey said...

I love your thrifted gingham shirt! I really like it paired with the white jeans too.

Thrifting is a thrill for me too. It's like a huge adrenaline rush to find that perfect thrifted ite!

That's so cute about Princess Sparkles :) She will be a great flower girl!

Melissa said...

I love those white jeans! The layered tops look really great together too.

Courtney Erin said...

Dancing at weddings is the best! Love the gingham as well - I wish I had some in my closet....

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Mimi said...

Love this preppy classic look. How exciting to see her be a cute flower girl!!

Aesthetic Lounge

Bonnie said...

Gingham frickin' rules. Forrrrreallllzzzz. It's preppy without being overbearing.

I wish you could teach me how to thrift. I have no patience and no skills. Because I'm lame. I just want to walk into a Nordstrom, see everything laid out beautifully, and take my time going through the racks of organized clothes.

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Mrs. J said...

Thrifting is the best thing for all shopping addicts. Great find with the Ralph Lauren blouse. I love the nautical theme you have going on. Very cute!

Terri said...

Do you know what pleased me most about your post? It's the cardigan and the fact that it is maternity wear. I like the roominess of maternity wear and wore much of mine for a long time after my babies arrived.

Tara said...

Obviously, P.S. Will be wearing her sunglasses down the aisle, yes? They just work so well with her flower girl dress :)

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

Wow, this is so classy! You look great :) I love gingham...

Dana Paramita said...

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D said...

Gingham is such a great classic. I can just imagine Princess Sparkles (with Pigtails in her wake)dancing the night away:)

erica marie said...

I agree, thrifting is so much fun...love your gingham shirt. Great outfit :)

erica

Mongs said...

I love the gingham shirt, it's a great buy! I like how you fold the jacket to reveal the sleeves, clever! You look absolutely chic! I wish I have girls who can be flower girls, dressing up is so much more fun!

love~mongs
mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

Monica and Whitney said...

I love everything about this outfit!
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Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

I love this outfit, of course, it's pretty much what I wear every day, lol! I want to go thrifting sometime with you! {don't worry we are totally different sizes}. Hope you had a wonderful week!

xo Mary Jo

Baby Budget Blog said...

I LOVE gingham! Great idea to pair it with the blazer!

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Ellie said...

Love this outfit! It all looks perfect together!
-Ellie

Pop Champagne said...

haha when I saw the outfit i was like ooh very Ralph Lauren, then I read your post and the shirt is from RL! :D

The Suburb Experiment said...

You look so pretty and put-together. I just love a preppy outfit. :)

Jenn
Secondhand Stylist Thrifted - Three Ways

Francesca R said...

Trez Chic, very classy claire!!! Love this outfit!
xx
http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

the smiths said...

ADORABLE!!

Jess said...

I LOVE your white jeans! Now you're making me want some ;)

jess said...

The gingham looks great with the solid sweater.

Meagan said...

I love this gingham shirt on you. Thanks for linking up!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Emma said...

This look is so Crisp and Fresh! I LOVE it! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. You are a Lovely Lady.

Sophie - Country girl said...

you look super smart yet relaxed. love it. I love hunting down charity shops!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Great thrift finds and I love this combo.
The girls are so adorable.
Daphne.
http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

Dear Girl Wallflower said...

this ensemble is classy, I may cut down shopping and blogging...i think I will have more savings if I do that? but can't hurt if occasional I will shop for an outstanding pc of shoes...I've been a flower girl many a time when i was little! i still have my dresses with me...

jos xx said...

lovely outfit! sparkles is too pretty in that dress!

jos xx
http://mypretty-pinkjournal.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Haha! Princess Sparkles is too cute! I"m sure she will make a fabulous flower girl! Love the gingham with the white jeans!

ellie said...

Great find! Love the shirt. All the best with the wedding.

FAB said...

Great outfit, classic and chic. Little girls and weddings are a magical combination!

Mallory In New York said...

Wow! I LOVE how you remixed plaid to make it current!!

http://malloryinnewyork.blogspot.com

Shon said...

I like this!! I am so behind on blogging, trying to catch up. Love your looks!! Happy almost end of the summer!!

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