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The Slit Front Maxi Outfit

Hey Guys,

Today I’m featuring another couple of thrifted gems that I recently picked up from my local Goodwill.

I really feel like I hit the jackpot that day because I ended up with 4 blazers, 2 pair of shorts, 1 pair of pants, 3 tops, 1 kimono topper, a 2-piece pants set and this forest green slit front maxi skirt.

Although it’s extremely important to me that I love and wear all of the pieces in my closet. I don’t ever want to get into a style rut.

While I really do love classic styles they can sometimes become a little stale, and often too predictable.

For this reason, I like to shake things up a bit by trying out different colors, updated classic styles, or vintage pieces.

Thrifting definitely makes it easier and more affordable for me to do this.

Details

It’s official, dark green is now one of my new favorite colors. Can you tell?

I was in love with this dark green beauty the second I laid eyes on it.

Although it is a size large and has a front slit , I knew that lowering the split or taking in the skirt would be easy fixes.

Thankfully I didn’t have to do either because the skirt fit me perfectly.

Styling

  • A demure top. Because of the front split, I decided that I wanted a white top with a high neckline . This layered ruffle front Zara basics top that I found was perfect.
  • A pair of matching double tiered Forest Green tassel earrings that I made using 8 skeins of embroidery thread.
  • My favorite black faux fur clutch and a pair of black open toe sandals.

Thrifting Success

Lately I’ve been making some pretty good choices for myself. I’m loving, wearing and keeping most of the items that I am picking up.

Probably one of the best tips that I can pass on to you guys is to try on your pieces.

See how they look, feel, and fit on your body. I didn’t do this with a couple of pieces that I bought and unfortunately they didn’t work for me. Had I taken just an additional 5 minutes to try them on I would have saved myself the $9 that was spent.

Trying on clothes at thrift stores can sometimes be a real pain because dressing rooms are either limited or non existent but don’t let this deter you. The investment of time will pay off in the long run.

Pro Tip. One tip that I learned from a pro-thrift shopper is to wear a close fitting top, and leggings when shopping, so that pieces can be tried right on the sales floor.

Have any good thrifting tips to share? If so, please feel free to drop them in the comments below.

Until next time…..

How I Wore It

The Forest Green Halter Maxi Dress

Hey Guys,

Popping in with one of my latest thrifted finds. I picked this forest green beauty up at a local Goodwill for around $7 with the tags still attached.

According to the label, the brand is Fee Et Rit. I Googled the brand but I wasn’t able to find any information about it or find any where this brand is still being sold retail.

The fabric is a washable polyester rayon spandex. I washed it prior to wearing it for this shoot, and it held up well.

This is a size 4 which is NOT my usual size (I usually wear a size 8/10) but it fits great because of the stretch.

I really love the back tie closure. I could easily have pulled the ties around to the front or worn the dress backwards to create a pussy bow look.

How I Styled It

I personally prefer a minimalist approach to styling. A few well chosen statement accessories usually make me happy.

I thought that black would play very well with this shade of green, so all of my chosen accessories were black.

Round Black Framed Sunnies & Black Gold Accented Tassel Earrings

Black Gold Accented Clutch Purse
Black Gladiator Sandals (Crown Vintage- DSW)

Conclusion

Although I really, really love thrifting, I don’t think that I always make the best choices so I always try to take my older sister along to give me an objective second opinion.

I was really happy when she gave me the green light on this dress.

Do you like to thrift shop? If so, I’d love to hear some of your thrifting tips below.

Until next time.

DIY, How I Wore It, sewing

The Thrifted Blue & White Infinity Dress – Confessions and Changes

Hey Guys,

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I’m Dropping in with a Mini post featuring this Infinity maxi dress that I rescued from my local Goodwill for $6.99.This is actually the first Infinity piece that I’ve ever owned and it “may” possibly be the last.

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Seriously I don’t know how I feel about this dress…..It is a cute dress and I REALLY adore the large graphic blue and white floral print but I am not really feeling too comfortable wearing a dress that doesn’t allow for traditional undergarments if you know what I mean. (My girls are begging for the support of a back strap…lol)

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But that’s the beauty of thrifting a garment when you sew. If you don’t love it exactly the way that it is, you can change it.So I am pretty sure that this dress will be a future refashion when I get up the nerve to go back down that road again.Which leads me nicely to the subjects of refashioning and thrifting.

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When I started this blog 3 years ago it was my goal to feature both thrifted and refashioned garments BUT somewhere along the way I got caught up !!!!I was featuring mostly sewn garments hoping that it would help me to be more accepted in the online sewing community and also help me to grow my blog following. CRAZY RIGHT???πŸ€”πŸ˜πŸ˜¬This faulty reasoning ultimately lead to me feeling like I could only post when I had a sewing project to feature.

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And with a full-time job and other life responsibilities, who needs that added pressure in their lives? I know I don’t.All that said, this post is the dawn of a new day and a turning point for stylebyintuition.com.

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Over the next few weeks I’ll be making some changes to the blog to bring it more in line with my original vision.I do hope that you like them. In the meantime, feel free to drop a few lines in the comment section below. I love hearing from you and your feedback is always appreciated and welcomed.

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Until next time….