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My best friend got married a couple weekends ago so Christian and I drove the 8 hours down to Virginia to celebrate! The wedding was held at a cidery in Charlottesville. The building looked like a Winter wonderland with string lights on the ceiling and snow covered trees around the hall. There was even a hot chocolate booth so you could make your own drink and one of the favors was ingredients for s'mores (fire pits were lit in the evening!)

Luckily for her, the weather was BEAUTIFUL! It had been rainy/foggy the evening before but on the day it was unseasonably warm and partly cloudy (perfect for outdoor photos.) It only rained a teeny bit during the reception, but everyone was safely inside.

I bought this black Joie dress back in August for a steal ($40) at Marshalls and was waiting for the perfect occasion to wear it. My mom talked me out of wearing it to my cousin's wedding in October because no one wears black to weddings (but they do, haha.) A couple weeks before the wedding I sent my friend a couple dress options and she liked them all so I decided to finally wear this! In anticipation of it being cold I topped it with a teal velvet blazer to add some color and make it dressier.

Dress: Joie 'Johnesha' black polka dot tiered dress (Marshalls, shop more Joie dresses), Velvet Blazer: Darjoni (Good Will, shop more blazers), Heels: Dolce & Gabbana suede Mary Jane Pump (Uptown Consignment, similar pair), Simple Pearl Necklace c/o AURate (shop delicate necklaces), Earrings: Mejuri 'Loop' (designed by my friend Jamie-Lee!),

I still remember the day I wore this outfit. It was from when I used to work in New York City and two work friends and I went to a shopping event at a Madewell store. I didn't buy anything, but we did get some tasty froyo! I wore this for a less exciting occasion - to the bank to order some Euros for my upcoming trip to Italy. (WOO!)

Sweater: Madewell (Shopbop), Jeans: Target, Heels: Dolce & Gabbana (Uptown Consignment), Jacket: Theyskens' Theory (Nordstrom Rack)

The Original:

For my second Thanksgiving outfit I went a little dressier but in the same color palette as our first get together. It wasn't specifically planned that way, but it worked out nicely. I was saving this skirt from my Kohl's Star Wars photoshoot for Thanksgiving because of the rich color, perfect for the occasion! It would also be good for Christmas too so maybe you'll see it again in another few weeks!

Top: Equipment (Sample Sale), Skirt: Lauren Conrad Runway Collection c/o Kohl's, Tights c/o Wolford, Heels: Dolce & Gabbana (Uptown Consignment), Bag: Emm Kuo 'Westbourne Satchel' (Roundabout Resale)

It is becoming a tradition for Lydia and I to head to NYC for the RewardStyle New York Fashion Week party. It's always a good time meeting old and new blog friends with a great view of the city. With the change of location for NYFW, the venue for the party changed as well. Instead of The Empire Hotel it was at the Hotel Americano.  I got to see a bunch of old blogger friends (even if it was just a quick hello - the party was super busy!) and met some new ones as well.

Nike was there to help us create our very own NIKEiD shoes! I can't wait for mine to arrive. It takes about a month, but they're custom made to your specifications so totally worth it! I got mine with spotted pony hair and purple accents!

I attempted the curl my hair for the day, but it didn't go so well. I just can't seem to work a curling wand (or curling iron...or any hair tool.)

Notice my little nod to Star Wars in this outfit, I couldn't resist wearing the cute lapel pin Kohl's gave me during my photoshoot last week! Hopefully I'll have the official photos from the shoot to share soon as well as a video!

Dress: Jason Wu (Roundabout Resale), Heels: Dolce & Gabbana (Uptown Consignment), Bag c/o Brahmin (similar), Sunglasses: Chanel (bought in Greece), Stormtrooper Pin c/o Kohl's

And some party photos:

We may be in the dead of Winter (with more snow than we need in a lifetime) but that doesn't mean we can't get prepared for Spring. FarFetch has done some of the legwork for us and created a guide for Spring/Summer shoe trends! They have created a set of cards to share the basics on the top trending shoes, below are a few of my favorites!

They have also done some of the hard work and created a few outfits based on trends. Want a Seventies style outfit? Or perhaps you're looking for a sportier look? Have no fear, FarFetch is here! (had to do it, sorry) I would gladly add any of the following shoes to my wardrobe, all available at FarFetch:

*FarFetch sent the cards featured in this post, but I was not compensated for posting them*

Back in July I filmed a television segment for the show Extreme Cheapskates. First of all, I never thought I would be doing that (read: I am super shy, so talking to a camera used to be out of the question.) Second, it was quite the experience seeing how "reality" shows are created.  Lydia was asked to be on the show so they could showcase the thriftiness that makes her so awesome. Then they asked if she had a friend that would consent to tagging along on a shopping trip with her to be "taught her ways."  She finds amazing pieces for great prices so she doesn't break the bank to make an outfit.

The episode aired almost exactly a month ago, and let me tell you, it has been rather interesting seeing the reaction. A few of my family members just happened to have the show on and saw me, so they called my Mom to tell her how excited they were.  And I told a select few family and friends since I wasn't sure how dumb I was going to look.

See all the pictures from our photoshoot over at Lydia's blog!

(yes, I'm wearing my own shoes and jewelry in most of the looks as well as my own jeans. AND I kept the kimono top/silk top we found at Good Will because it was a fun look!)

Look #1: Top: Silk Road via Goodwill Outlet, Floral Kimono: Sonnetts Design - Rhode Island via Goodwill Outlet, Jeans: Mother c/o Marshalls, Pumps: Manolo Blahnik via Roundabout, Clutch: via Goodwill Outlet

Look #2: Leopard Sweater: Jones New York via Goodwill Outlet, Black Pleated Skirt: Vintage via Goodwill Outlet, Black Pumps: Dolce & Gabbana via Uptown Consignment, Leather Portfolio Clutch: via Goodwill Outlet

And here's a small piece of our segment. Ha ha.
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I've worn this dress twice since buying it two weeks ago. Once was to the "ball" at LeakyCon a couple weeks ago, and second to my cousin's engagement party this past weekend. Such a beautiful dress, and I scored it for under $200! Still a splurge, but it's Burberry.  I definitely see this as a versatile dress. I can wear it with tights and a jacket come Winter and Fall. And in Summer I can wear it like this and with sandals to dress down a bit.

I felt like such a label snob in this outfit, but nothing I bought was full price (except perhaps the Chanel, I saved up a few years for that and still bought it second hand - but it's still expensive) That's what I love about consignment stores. I can find amazing pieces at even better prices, sometimes brand new with tags - like this dress!  It's amazing to me that someone paid (probably) full price, never wore it and then consigned it and I magically found it! Such a thrill, right?

Dress: Burberry London (Roundabout Resale), Heels: Dolce & Gabbana (Uptown Consignment), Bag: Chanel (Madison Avenue Couture)

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