Thrift Style Thursday – Gotta Love Grunge

April 10, 2014

Hello, friends, Happy Thursday!  I have to admit that I had no idea what I was going to style for my “grunge” look, but I knew I wanted to come up with something, and guess what?  I had SO MUCH FUN!!  I’ve never been one to rock a particularly dark look.  Of course, I went through the typical “emo” phase in high school, but that pretty much meant I wore a band t-shirt and chucks with my jeans instead of a blouse and flats.  But, since starting this little style blog of mine, I’ve been able to rediscover what I love most about fashion: it’s fun!

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I think what I loved the most about playing around with this week’s theme and creating this look was really just taking the chance to try something new and different.  Walking around the park heading to my favorite tunnel for the shoot, I felt like it was Halloween and I was playing dress up.  I guess this look isn’t so totally out of my norm; after all, these items were all in my closet, but still, it felt good to step out of my comfort zone and stretch some different creative style muscles.

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I found this awesome running-inspired shirt in the men’s section at one of my favorite local Goodwill stores and did a quick refashion turning it into a tank top.  I love using an oversized men’s shirt because it’s loose and comfy, and long enough to wear with leggings like these camo print leggings I got at a swap meet in Las Vegas (along with this pair of leggings).

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Ooh, also, a quick spotlight on these new neon pink aviator sunglasses I found in Target’s “Dollar Spot” for, you guessed it, only $1!!  They are a little cheesy, but clearly that’s never stopped me before; plus, my favorite pair of mint sunglasses broke the other day so I needed a replacement ASAP.  Another shout out to my new favorite bra!  I found this awesome tank top bra at Walmart for only $5, and even though you can’t see it, it has lace trim along the neckline so that when it shows under tops, it looks like a regular camisole.  They had a ton of other fun colors, and at only $5, I might just have to go get one (or two) more!

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Details: plaid flannel shirt (Vans Outlet store) // tank top refashion (Goodwill) // camouflage print leggings (swap meet) // black moto boots (Roxy via DSW) // bracelets (handmade & gifts) // neon pink sunglasses (Target) // neon pink bobby pins (gift)

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So, what do you think, did I pull off the grunge look??  Are you a fan of grunge style, and would you rock it??

Remember that you can vote for our Thrift Style Thursday themes on Sheri’s “Gone Thrifting” page and, before you go, don’t forget to check out these other fashionable and frugal ladies to see their grunge-styled looks:

Zhenya // Being Zhenya
Martyna // Spoolish
Miche // Buttons and Birdcages
Nout // Sandpaper Kisses
Justine // The Two Cent Chick
Jackline // Sincerely Miss J
Alex // Snippets with Alex
Megan // Eclecticity
Sheri // Confessions of a Refashionista
Jacki & Lesli // Sistas from Cali
Erika // Erika’s Style Diary

Okay, before I “sign off,” I have a bit of a surprise… I finally decided to bite the bullet and upload my very first YouTube video!  While shooting photos of today’s outfit, I thought, “Why not shoot some video, too, and see what happens?”  So, I did, and then I put together a quick OOTD video.  It’s short and sweet and I hope you like it; and, as always, thanks for reading (and watching)! – Kristi :)

 

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