over50feeling40: Spring Trends...Making Them Work!
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May 24, 2012

Spring Trends...Making Them Work!

You guys are the absolute best!  All of the ideas yesterday were excellent and I am going to use many of them!  You actually have me excited now about my low-key, low-cost 12 days off!!

Tuesday night I was having difficulty getting excited about what to wear to work on Wednesday, so I sat down with a stack of magazines.  It did not take me long to find this look in the May issue of InStyle.   I looked it over and thought, this is doable…though my version would be darker.

I have worn this duster many times on this blog, but the Liz Claiborne pants were recently purchased for $1.99 on one of my Goodwill SA runs.   Like many trends, print pants come and go, so I was pleased to find these with thrift funds.  The green top is also a past, on-sale purchase from Chicos…it will continue to be a favorite piece for this summer.   My point is that you can follow trends for very affordable prices….it just takes a little imagination!!

Also, this week, I wore the James Avery Bracelet, my sons gave me for Mother's Day! It is so sweet. In Texas, we love James Avery for special occasions!
Now, for more fun, stop by Katie's Thursday Blog Hop! and meet some of the wonderful bloggers there...plus, have a wonderful day!!

Thursday Favorite Things


  1. Nice. I will have to check out the James Avery site. I remember complimenting someone on their wedding band and she said it was James Avery. I'd forgotten all about it until just now. Thanks.

  2. I think you worked the In Style look beautifully, right down to the summer sandals, without going shopping, Pam! Way to shop your closet : >

  3. Pam......I love how you take some ideas and transform them into your own style. I have been learning to do this. Thanks to the blooger community I have learned to embrace and enjoy the benefits of thrifting! Thanks for the link to Katherine's Corner...what am amazing blog!

  4. Nicely interpreted! The pants are a great find as patterned pants are so hot right now.

  5. I love the cuff in the first picture! I'm popping by to visit from Katherine's linky!

  6. I love the first cuff/bracelet...fabulous! I'm definitely going to purchase a silk trench...so chic ;-)
    Great post, Pam...have a lovely day.

  7. I just finally found the perfect pair of thrifted white jeans and guess what? They were by Liz!
    Her clothing fits so perfectly!
    (I put your contest on my side-bar and blogged it today)
    big hugs

  8. Love your interpretation of the Instyle look!!! I'll bet you'll cet a lot of wear out of those pants--black and white polka dots are so classic!

  9. I'm a new GFC follower from a blog hop and would love if you followed me at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com

  10. You always have amazing jewellery - I like your spotty pants and the way you've brightened up black with a flash of colour.

  11. Great look. I especially love that duster.

  12. You did this look really well. Love getting inspired by magazines. I do it all the time.


  13. We love James Avery too. I'm glad to know there are others who occasionally need to find outside inspiration for putting together a day's outfit. It helps to see your own closet with fresh and more creative eyes, doesn't it. Thanks.

  14. That bracelet is beautiful in its simplicity. And the duster is very, very close to what you saw in the magazine.

  15. I could so see myself in this outfit! Really love it!!
    I love black with pop of pretty summer color!! And, as always, love how you finish it with perfect accessories!
    Have a terrific weekend!


  16. it's amazing how you can shop your closet and come up with a look a like outfit that costs thousands...
    hope your holiday weekend is a great one

  17. So stylish, always! Love the Mothers Day bracelet too. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

  18. A very sweet Mother's Day gift from a thoughtful son. The print pants were such a deal! I agree that an ensemble can be created with very little money. Wishing you a great, well deserved 12 days off!


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