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!
http://search.jamesavery.com/?top_menu=1&snp=1&x1=tab.top_nav&x2=tab.drop_down&q1=Bracelets&q2=Cuff+Bracelets
Now, for more fun, stop by Katie's Thursday Blog Hop! and meet some of the wonderful bloggers there...plus, have a wonderful day!!

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18 comments:

  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.

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  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 : >

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  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!

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

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  5. I love the cuff in the first picture! I'm popping by to visit from Katherine's linky!
    Cheers,
    Char
    http://1epicmom.com

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  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.
    Catherine
    xx

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  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
    Reva

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  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!

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

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

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  11. Great look. I especially love that duster.

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

    xo,
    Tracy

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  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.

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

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  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!

    Jeannie

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  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
    brett

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

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  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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