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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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...as my friend told me when I wore this to church on the 4th of July...vintage black earrings ($1), Old Navy striped shirt ($12), vintage red skirt ($6), and thrifted Nine West black heels ($3) with a vintage brown bag ($15). Did you wear the red, white, and blue on the 4th? You wore the Old Navy 4th of July shirts like everyone else, didn't you? Because nothing is more patriotic than mass-produced 4th of July t-shirts that can and will only be worn once until tossed in the Goodwill pile.
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I'd also like to officially introduce my new bag to the five people who still read this blog. The tweet from my Twitter didn't count. Isn't it a beaut? I'm pretty sure I heard angels sing when I found it. If angels sound like screaming kids running around the thrift store, then yes. It's not a famous or expensive brand or anything like that. Don't worry. Chase already checked on eBay. I'm not even sure it was worth $15. I'm not sure if it's even a bag.
There's still a couple days left to enter to win this modest red dress! And there's only one winner so better fight for it. Cookie bribes are acceptable as well. OMG, I almost typed brides.

62 comments :

  1. The bag is beautiful.  Also, I feel patriotic just reading this blog.

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  2. I think you look cute! I love that skirt and that bag! I have that same tshirt from Old navy and I always wear it with shorts. maybe i should give it a whirl with one of my pencil skirts?

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  3. I wore a dirty old shirt to paint my house on July 4th. Not too stylish, right? LoL.

    Love your bag!

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  4. very pretty outfit!

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  5. Wow, that is a beautiful bag. It's always exciting to find things like that.
    PS Make that 6 people who read this blog

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  6. This outfit deserves some fireworks. That pencil skirt is fitting so lovely and your new bag is perfect. It's a beautiful, rich shade and such a ladylike structure.

    My father bought me that Old Navy 4th of July shirt one year. I never wore it on the 4th, but it did work nicely as sleepwear until its final destination to the thrift store.

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  7. I LOVE that bag! The color is gorgeous and luscious! 

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  8. That outfit is lovely! Perfect for the 4th, I wore a red dress for the fourth. Love the bag too.

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  9. I'm actually a new reader to your blog, but I love it. I've never owned a dated flag tee, though I do see them in thrift stores all the time. I wore a red and white polka dot dress and a navy shrunken cardigan.  =o)

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  10. I never find good purses at thrift shops.. you're right, it's a beaut

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  11. I would have gotten this bag in a heartbeat had I seen it. The shape and size are perfect!

    Even though there are more bag styles than people in the world, it's somehow so hard to find that perfect everyday bag. I'm really grooving on yours!

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  12. you look lovey!!!!!! red and blue is my fav combo!

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  13. Really cool bag! I found a similar vintage Coach bag shaped like that a few months ago, and I love it. The leather is still in perfect condition and I scored it for about 20 bucks. =)

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  14. Love how that skirt gives you a killer hour glass figure!! Sexy in a very demure way. And the bag is fabulous!

      Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  15. Nice bag and I love your "fourth of July" outfit!  And, I say nay, I say you have far more than 5 readers you silly billy you!

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  16. that bag is awesome, name brand or not.

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  17. that purse is fantastic! $15? soooo jealous! what a great find!

    -renee
    www.bettycrockettrocknroll.blogspot.com

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  18. Gotta find me a red pencil skirt soon, yours is beautiful!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  19. You look adorable in your 4th outfit. I went red, white and yellow-- does that count?

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  20. aaaaaaah!!!!! i love! that combo never gets old!

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  21. That is a lovely bag, I love the colour of your skirt. Such a cute outfit!

    Carmen Ri.

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  22. I have to find myself a red vintage skirt like yours!

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  23. Fun festive outfit!

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  24. haha you're hilarious. that's an awesome steal on the bag! 

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  25. ok ok I NEEEED this skirt!!
    tinacrane.blogspot.com

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  26. I love that bag - it is understated and the gold-tone accents are lovely! And a thrifting score means not everyone is going to be carrying it!

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  27. That bag is really cute! My two absolute favorite bags were thrifted, although I'm pretty sure they weren't expensive brands either.

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  28. Love the bag!  Totally worth your $15.

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  29. i absolutely did not wear an old navy shirt. i did dress in red, white and, blue. i love dressing in holiday theme.
    love this outfit, it's super cute.
    love the bag, love the purse, love the shoes. love everthing.
    (do you know what that line is from?)

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  30. I've never owned one of those Old Navy shirts.  I actually have never been into blatantly holiday themed stuff, because I'm not so much into unitaskers.  Here's what I wore on the 4th.  http://soyeahsoblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/30-x-30-challenge-independence-day.html

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  31. I have bought those old navy tee's for my kids, guilty! They wore them year round though! Your purse is fabulous!!!!!!!
    Cheryl
    http://justfabblogger.blogspot.com/

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  32. That is the most perfect pencil skirt EVER! can't believe the deal you got for it... just amazing.

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  33. Your new bag is beautiful.

    -Steph from http://chocolatelaced.blogspot.com/

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  34. love the outfit!! its gorg!

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  35. I have been looking for a pencil skirt like that--one that isn't too tight! Your outfit's cute.

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  36. I'm such a sucker for stripes and red together.  That outfit is just simply adorable!

    xo
    everydayjules.blogspot.com

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  37. Hey Elaine,

    Who cares if that bag is only "worth" $15? It's goregous! I love how it complements the rest of your outfit.  You should submit it to The Wear To Go Girls FB page for the "Look of the Week"!! Check it out at http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wear-to-go-Girls/138631736207424 -- there's tons of outfit inspiration and yours would make a great addition to the wall.

    All the Best.

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  38. ABSOLUTELY in love with that bag... i actually drooled a bit.  the length of that skirt is pure perfection.  classy and sassy ;)

    with love,
    guildedsecret formerly princesspolitico
    ps. 6 people read your blog... right here!

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  39. Ha! Love the title and your new bag!  I wore a similar outfit on the Fourth (here)!!

     

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  40. Oh how I love this red skirt. You look darling in stripes.

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  41. Hi Elaine, I love your red skirt and how it accentuated your tiny waist!  And I totally love your bag - the color is gorgeous! -Mar
    http://notyourordinarybeautyqueen.blogspot.com/

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  42. I think it might be a bag, but I would watch out, it could be anything. I like it, whatever it is.

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  43. im soo lovin this

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  44. Can I please have that bag?! Amazing! I totally went for the old navy classic ;)

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  45. Black and white always look super cool with red. You mixed it up really well
     

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  46. oh Elaine! This is GORGEOUS! Timeless and classic and your body type is perfect for it!

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  47. that bag is amazing! love it!

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  48. Every time I stop by your blog, I'm constantly amazed by all the outfits you create with such a low budget! The bag is lovely and judging from the comments you have here, there are OBVIOUSLY more than 5 people that read this blog. Me included.


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  49. Love this outfit! I adore stripes and a pop of color. You look great in pencil skirts! Your new bag is a great find, congrats on giving it a nice home ;) haha

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  50. i make the best brownies (from scratch) and the best chocolate chip cookies!

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  51. Wow!! So cute!! I love a colored skirt. 

    Just found your blog: I am now following you =)

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  52. Youre gorgeous and the red skirt looks incredible on you!

    http://www.lipstickandruffles.com/

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  53. i love this, that skirt is amazing! you are so chic!

    http://prettylittlemountains.blogspot.com

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  54. You look stunning and I really really love your bag!

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  55. I like your style  Elaine .

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  56. Stephani PrawiraJuly 28, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    how lucky you are for finding that bag..its a killer bag..looooooveeee it..:)

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  57. That skirt is the most beautiful thing ! That price too, wow. I also can't resist brown leather with brass hardware, too cute. Following! 

    IsabelAdoseoflovely.blogspot.com

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  58. It is a beaut, I need something awesome like that to make angels sing for me! I have yet to find my big girl bag for my NEW JOB! oh yea. There will be a story about that soon :)

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  59. i do love the outfit. Just got an idea of dressing my red skirt too

    www.fraternalsworld.blogspot.com

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