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Wearing Every Color of the Rainbow

Wearing Every Color of the Rainbow | Designing From My Closet

Wearing color is one of my signature things to do.  Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good neutral outfit, but more times than not, I will grab one of more colorful items in my closet to start off creating a look.  Often times I get told by other women how much they love the color I am wearing, but they could never wear it.  It brings me back to the eighties when there were home parties where you would get “draped” to find out what your colors were.  I remember back then it confused me as I never wanted to rule out any color to wear.  So today I am showing you six different outfits to show how I wear every color of the rainbow with items I already have in my closet.  Each one is loved by me and I feel confident in all of them.

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Green St Patrick’s Day Lookbook

Green St Patrick's Day Lookbook | Designing From My Closet

Happy St Patrick’s Day!  I can’t believe we are officially in the spring season beginning Monday.  Time sure is flying by.  Green is my absolute favorite color and has been ever since I can remember, so dressing for St Patrick’s Day has always been a special treat for me.  Here are four looks I recently pulled together from items in my closet that have green in them.  They not only are appropriate for today, they are perfect for all Spring long!  Most of these items have been thrifted or purchased at discount retailers such as Target and Charming Charlie so they are very budget friendly.

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Vintage Tropical

Vintage Tropical in a Goodwill Silk Blouse

On a recent thrift hunt, I found this gorgeous silk blouse that has an abstract pattern in teal, gray, & chartreuse.  The hand of the silk textile is so luxurious feeling and is easier to maintain than most people think.  The top was originally from Nordstrom and was probably a pretty penny retail originally.  Although I will get more use out of it in the fall due to the fabric and coloring, I wanted to style it for spring/summer to see how it would translate.Vintage Tropical in a Goodwill Silk Blouse

The easiest way to “summerize” any top is to pair it with white bottoms.  In my case, my white cropped denim.  So many plus size ladies shy away from the color and I can understand why.  Your best bet is to keep trying until you find a pair of white pants that fit you perfectly and that are not too sheer.Vintage Tropical in a Goodwill Silk Blouse

The print gave me a tropical vibe once it was next to the white, so I decided to go with it and add some tropical colored accents through the necklace and sandals.  This blouse could easily read as very mature and by styling it with youthful and contemporary pieces, it works for me.  The wood necklace in purples and oranges and then the strappy sandals in violet set the easy, casual tone I was going for.Vintage Tropical in a Goodwill Silk Blouse

Speaking of the sandals, these are AMAZING!  What I love besides the color is the way you can adjust the straps to accommodate your foot.  I believe the original intent is for the ankle ties to have the bow in the front, but because I have a larger ankle, I was able to tie them in the back and they still look great.Vintage Tropical in a Goodwill Silk Blouse

Outfit Details:

Blouse: Sejour via Goodwill of Orange County (similar)

White Cropped Denim: Ann Taylor via Poshmark seller divastephrob (similar)

Wood Bead Necklace: Anthropologie (similar)

Zippered Faux Leather Mini Satchel: Forever 21 via Poshmark seller aligtorres

Lace-Up Sandals: Old Navy

Vintage Tropical in a Goodwill Silk BlouseDo you wear white?  How do you update your thrifted finds?

Today’s Postivity Note

And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new & trust the magic of beginnings.

Be Blessed!

Janeane

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Spring Trends found at Goodwill of Orange County

Yesterday I took the morning off of work and ventured off to two of my local Goodwill of Orange County retail stores.  I have been pouring over the latest issue of People StyleWatch and am loving the section where they go over the new 2015 Spring Trends.  While I do not consider myself a “trendy” person (I am more of a personal expression type of girl), I really happen to like a lot of the trends that they were showing.

I wanted to see how many of them I could find on my shopping trip and share with you my treasures!

Goodwill of Orange County | Westminster Location

I love how the stores are laid out by clothing type and color.  It makes it SUPER easy for me to find exactly what I am looking for.

Goodwill of Orange County | Westminster Location

This is a picture heavy post, so keep looking.  I just could not help myself with all the good stuff!

LIGHT BLUE2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Light Blue

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Light Blue

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Light Blue

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Light Blue

SUEDE
2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Suede

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Suede

WHITE SHIRTS2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: White Shirts

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: White Shirts

DARK DENIM

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Dark Denim

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Dark Denim

FRINGE2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Fringe

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Fringe

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Fringe

CIRCLE BAGS

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Circle Bags

GINGHAM

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Gingham2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Gingham

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Gingham

’70S ACCESSORIES

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: '70s Accessories

BLOCK HEELS

2015 Spring Trend found at Goodwill of Orange County: Block Heels

I so wished these shoes were in my size!

If you have not checked out your local Goodwill recently, I would highly recommend it.  You can experiment with all these new trends without going crazy on spending money.

Today’s Postivity Note

Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly. -John F. Kennedy

Be Blessed!

Janeane

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My Thrifted Finds: Goodwill of Orange Coutny

My Thrifted Finds: Goodwill of Orange County

Over the past few years, I have really come to appreciate thrifting.  While thrift store finds are not the bulk of my wardrobe, Goodwill of Orange County has provided me with some absolutely wonderful pieces.  The other reason I like shopping at Goodwill is because they support my local community by providing employment to those who are facing barriers to get and keep jobs.  When I toured the main facility in Santa Ana, I was blown away by the variety of services they provide beyond the thrift store, which is just one gamete of their brand.  I got to meet several employees who were in the assembly line of making condiment packages for prisons.  The jobs that they provide behind the scenes were so much more than I even thought.

Finding pieces from brands like Chico’s, H&M, Gap, and Target, I always seem to find an eclectic item that keeps my wardrobe interesting and keeps me from looking like everyone else.  And I LIKE that!  Just a few items I highlighted in the collage are my refashioned cardigan (a Target piece I dip dyed), an unknown brand snake print bangle, a LOFT sweater that I refashioned into a sweater vest, Chico’s brand distressed jeans, a GAP plaid shirt, a Louis Vuitton handbag, a pair of carved wood bangles, purple slouchy boots, Chico’s straight leg jeans, an H&M zebra clutch, and a Dress Barn faux leather jacket.

I am planning a whole post on Spring trends that you can find at Goodwill of Orange County, so keep following along!

What about you, do you thrift?  Is there a particular thrift shop you like to frequent? Would you be interested in a post on how I thrift?

Today’s Postivity Note

Exist to be happy, not to impress.

Be Blessed!

Janeane

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This is not a sponsored post and I was not compensated for writing this.  I just really like thrifting and love to support my local community.