two tickets (winter edition!)

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Well, it’s mid February, so I’m in my usual state of (sort-of) patiently awaiting spring. Let’s take a quick moment to remember the joy of spring…

Okay, back to the current reality. A few months ago, I worked on a collaboration with the fab Amanda of Two Tickets. This bag is one of my favorites in her shop! Amanda hand makes all of her pieces in the US and focuses on self-expression and craftsmanship. Nothing like some fun accessories to brighten a cold winter day, right?

Dress: Calvin Klein via thrift ($5, retails for approx $150)

Jacket: Forever 21 (approx $20, many years ago!)

Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (approx $5 marked down from approx $20)

Tights: Gap ($5 marked down from approx $20)

Bag: c/o Two Tickets

Boots: Crown Vintage via DSW ($45 marked down from $120)

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Want to learn more about Two Tickets and Amanda? You can find out more here:

http://www.two-tickets.com/

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TwoTickets

https://www.facebook.com/2tickets

Instagram: @twotickets

It’s monthly manicure time again! This month the theme was metallics! I actually tried out two different looks- see below. And check out the rest of the ladies’ monthly metallic manis!

Kristi from Delightfully Kristi

Justine from The Thrifty Girl’s Guide

Jacki and Lesli from Sistas from Cali

Ashley from Free Wills Studio

Lyndsey from Dressed in Mascara

 Thanks so much for stopping by, readers! Anyone else dreaming of spring? Hope you have a happy Tuesday!

 

 

terrific two (dollar) and holiday train

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It’s December! I’m aboard the holiday train and it has pulled out of the station. There’s no stopping this train now; I’m watching holiday movies, listening to holiday music, eating holiday treats, etc. It was only a matter of time before my clothes started to reflect my inner holiday spirit. ABC Family started their countdown last week; it’s basically a holiday party every day.

Anyway, when I found these hunter green (or should I say ‘huntress green?’) pants at Loft for, get ready, $2.50, I knew I was going to pair them with red and gold glitter everything! My tea/coffee print top morphed into a “hot cocoa” print top; my red plaid flats became red flannel print; my huntress green pants were dubbed evergreen holiday pants. I meant it when I said the holiday train is on the tracks and headed for the North Pole. You know I love a good fashion theme (and metaphor), and I’m definitely going to take this theme WAY too far this season. It’s a terrific two (dollar) and holiday train ensemble, and though you can’t hear it, you can bet I was humming holiday songs while taking the photos, writing the post, and posting.
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Jacket: H&M (approx $15 marked down from approx $40)
Shirt: Gap ($27 marked down from $55)
T-shirt: Old Navy ($2 marked down from $9)
Pants: Ann Taylor Loft ($2.50 marked down from $60)
Shoes: Rampage via DSW (approx $10 over 5 years ago!)
Scarf: Burberry (gift)
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Fashion Huntress tips:
1) One of the questions I am frequently asked is about how to make shoes last. As a commuter, I always have a pair of dress shoes in my bag and ‘commuting’ shoes on my feet when I’m headed to and from work, especially this time of year. Nice shoes really don’t go well with snow, salt, and sand, which is generally all over the streets and sidewalks in Chicago in winter. I do think that shoes should be worn, don’t get me wrong, but I like to preserve mine as long as possible by leaving the snow, sand, and salt to my winter boots. Using this tactic, the plaid shoes pictured here have remained in great shape over the years. 
2) Cyber Monday is still happening on many sites for a few more hours, if you want to sneak in a few more deals! I found that Loft, Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy all had great sales in their stores, and great online sales are ongoing until tomorrow. 
My Black Friday post is coming tomorrow! What a whirlwind! Did anyone find anything good?!
Sorry for the delay in posting last week- the holiday got me a bit off track, but I am catching up on all of your posts (and mine)! Thank you so much for visiting!