Beautiful in Vintage
Styling Pieces from @Nafiinu

Recently had a chance to collaborate with this really great Instagram Shop @Nafiinu . They sent me a couple of gorgeous pieces and I can’t wait to share them with you.

Modest vintage style with floral prints from @nafiinuI had such a fun time styling these two pieces. I received a floral dress and a floral print skirt from @naffinu and then went and played dress up at the park. Isn’t blogging fun?

pink, green and red floral print vintage thrifted skirt with blush pink button up and ankle strap heels; modest spring outfitOne of the great things about shopping resale shops is that you get to have the most unique things. This floral print is absolutely gorgeous, but also it is not like anything I’ve seen.

I really felt like this was a versatile piece and could think of a dozen ways to style it, but for now I’ve kept it to just 3.

pink, green and red floral print thrifted skirt with blush pink button up and ankle strap heels; modest spring outfitWent with a classic pink button up that I actually found at Walmart of all places. Our family does most of our grocery shopping their so I’m always on the look out for little stylish gems when I am there. (Depending on how many children have come along).

blush pink clutch from Cato fashions, dainty jewels and floral print skirt, modest outfitPicked up this super cute wristlet in blush pink from Cato Fashions for less than $13. Also, where I live in South Carolina all the Cato Fashion stores are located near Walmart so I stumble in there a little more than I should, but they have great deals, so I love it there.

favorite style with this skirt. Blush pink button up with floral print skirt. Modest outfit ideaThese ankle strap shoes with the jewels are another Cato Fashion find! They have great prices on shoes, I actually got this pair in black as well. The heel is low enough that I feel fabulous, but I can still (kind of) keep up with my littles.

blush pink button up top with blush pink ankle strap heels and red, pink, green, and black floral print skirt. modest outfit ideaPink headband is from Walmart and necklace is from ebay (only $5). I love getting jewelry from Ebay, but you have to be willing to wait… and wait.

red and green floral print skirt. Vintage thrifted with white and red cardigan. modest outfit ideaThis skirt has so many great colors in it, it is almost tropical. For the first look I played up the softness of the pink flowers, and for this look I paired it with red. I thought this look was also very classy.

Another way to dress up this great skirt.

red and green floral print skirt. Vintage thrifted with white and red cardigan. modest fashionAdded a little sparkle to my hair with a red headband and a dainty necklace since the peter pan collar on this shirt already has jewels on it. I like a big statement necklace, but the collar makes a statement all on it’s own. My sleeveless white top is from Loft Outlet.

Actually, my red cardigan is a Goodwill find from last summer, that my husband picked up for me in my absence during a wardrobe emergency (if such a thing exist.)

red and green floral print skirt. Vintage thrifted with white and red cardigan. modest outfit idea.I really like the full and pleated style of this skirt. If there were any downside to dealing with this shop it was that the clothes turned out to be a bit ill fitting. I am not sure if they were a bit generous in their sizing, but this had quite a few extra inches around the waist that had to be dealt with before it fit well.

Classic red Mary Jane’s to finish off this look.

modest vintage floral dress, with cognac belt and cognac fringe boots. super girly flowy dress loved itBefore we talk about the 3rd look featuring that great skirt, let’s stop for a second and take a look at this amazing dress.

I had such a fun time with these photos.

modest vintage floral dress, with cognac belt and cognac fringe boots. Modest outfit ideaThe skirt of this dress was so long and flowy and had really great movement I really wanted to capture it on my still shots, and I love how the pictures turned out.

The floral print on this dress had a mix of colors, but the yellow in the print made me opt for the cognac accents.

modest vintage floral dress, with cognac belt and cognac fringe bootsThese boots are some of my favorites, I love the color and I love the fringe. These boots are from Kohl’s and are part of the JLo collection by Jennifer Lopez, I find I fall in love with a couple pairs of shoes from her collection every season, same for the Fergalicous line by Fergie; they always have great designs.

modest vintage floral dress, with cognac belt and cognac bootsI felt like the styling on this dress was a little more limited and this was by far my favorite look. If you can sew (which I cannot) the possibilities with thrifted pieces are so much more diverse.

I did come up with three styles for this dress that were lovely though.

Vintage floral modest dress from Instagram shop. Modest style with hot pink cardigan and hot pink heels perfect for springThis dress is a little shapeless through the midsection so I found that adding a belt helped greatly with fit.

The floral print had some dark pink in it, and I’m always looking for any excuse to wear these hot pink shoes I scored for $7 at the end of summer clearance last year at Rack Room Shoes.

Vintage floral modest dress from Instagram shop. Modest style with hot pink cardigan and hot pink heelsThe heat and humidity were killer and it shows in my hair and in the shine on my face, but we stuck it out and got some great photos of this gorgeous dress.

I still have not adjusted to living in this southern heat. I am enjoying summer as much as I can while also enjoying the knowledge that fall is right around the corner. I never thought I’d be looking forward to the cool of an eighty degree day.

Fabulous Vintage floral modest dress from Instagram shop. Modest style with hot pink cardigan and hot pink heelsMore pink for the last look featuring this dress.

I love blush pink for summer, or light pink, or baby pink, or whatever the fashion goddesses are calling it this week.

modest thrifted instagram shop, featuring this floral print dress styled with light summer pink sweater and shoesForgot to take my glasses off you guys, owning it.

Sweater is from Loft outlet and necklace is from New York and Company.

blush pink and vintage floral dress #thriftedWhite watch with floral print around the face was the perfect accent to this outfit. They have this watch in 3 colors on JCPenney.com

modes spring and summer outfit idea. Floral print dress with light pink sweaterThese shoes will forever go with this wristlet.

This dress left much to be desired on the hanger but adding a little shape and color with the perfect sweater or belt was enough to give this dress great style. You have to look beyond the hanger sometimes.

modern style with vintage pieces. Red, pink, green and black floral skirt with black top and statement necklace. Summer Modest fashionGiving this skirt a little night life in this last look featuring these gorgeous pieces from Instagram Shop @Nafiinu.

Added a black top with a chiffon flutter sleever from Dress Barn, and sparkly heels from Payless and this super cute black sequin wristlet from the Target One Spot.

modern style with vintage pieces. Red, pink, green and black floral skirt with black top and statement necklace. Modest fashionI believe this great bracelet from Kohl’s made into several of the looks from this shoot. I really like it, and to be honest, I wear it all the time.

modern style with vintage pieces. Red, pink, green and black floral skirt with black top and statement necklace. Summer Modest fashion.Always love this great necklace from Rue21, it’s a great addition to a solid colored simple top or dress.

Going to be adding lots of summer style in the next few weeks so make sure and check back for new post.

Next one is going to be this Monday. In the meantime make sure to follow me on Instagram for fun and fashion.

 

 

Style for Less.
This Whole Look for Less Than $20

I was challenged by Ashley over at Modestlyhot.com to participate in her $20 modest outfit challenge.

$20 modest outfit challengeIf you all have not checked out the modestlyhot.com blog, you really are missing out. This girl has some amazing looks, no matter what your dress standards are, Ashley is always on point.

For the $20 Modest Outfit Challenge Ashley asked a few bloggers to try and come up with a modest outfit that cost less than $20 not including shoes.

I am always after a deal and I feel like I usually get it, but putting together an entire look for less than $20? I am a bit competitive and we had enough advance notice so I hit the stores to see what I could find.

First stop: Ross Dress For Less. I see so many fashionistas talking about the great clothes they get from this store, but until we moved here I never had access to one. There really are some great prices at this store, but not a lot of stock of any one item. Luckily, they get new stock in often, I always see new things when I go there. I decided to look in the juniors section in dresses because I noticed a lot of those dresses were less than $10! It is pretty unbelievable. I did have to go up a couple of sizes but with the deal I got it was totally worth it.

I found this amazing navy and white maxi type dress with a rope belt attatched.

navy and whtie striped dress, red cardigan and pearl jewelry. Modest outfit ideas. Red White and Blue OutfitThe dress also had a rope detail around the collar. It is a litthe hard to see the collar detail because I layered it with a navy blue tank so it blends in a bit. The tag on the dress said $8.99. The dress is very long. I am wearing wedges in this picture and it still nearly touched the ground.

It had some dirt on the bottom from being dragged around the store so when I checked out I decided to ask the cashier if they would discount the dress because of the damage. I was very nice, and told her that I would buy it either way, but I just wondered what their policy was in situations like this. To my joy, the cashier informed me that she could take 30% off, but it would not be refundable. Yes, please!

That made the total for the dress com way down to only $6.29!

I still can’t believe it. This dress is super comfy and stylish, I can never have enough stripes in my wardrobe so I was just thrilled.

Well, it seemed I had found the perfect dress for the challenge now to style it. I looked through all my jewelry at home trying to remember the great deals I had scored on them, but at around $7 a necklace I realized that this was not going to do. Plus, I really was going to have to wear earrings and a headband. What to do?

My first stop for accessories was Goodwill, but really there stuff is way overpriced for fashion jewelry. Almost what I would pay for something brand new, if not more.

I like the idea of ordering from Ebay, but most of those things come from overseas and take a few weeks to arrive, so I did not have time for that.

I was headed to the mall to do some shopping when I saw a jewelry display through the glass of the store window. It read 6 for $10.

I was sure I could find something suitable and I did. I bought all my jewelry from this store called Dazzle Up. My necklace, earrings, bracelet, and headband were all from this store. It is not super high quality jewelry, but I will (and have) wear it again. The head band is by far my favorite piece. I will definitely purchase from there again. The earrings actually came as part of a 3 pack. Yep, 3 pairs of earrings for $1.66.

 

great deals on jewelry for your wardrobe. See where I got these amazing accessories for less than $2 a pieceSo far a slam dunk as far as finding items at a great price. However, this amazing dress was sleeveless and that is great in this South Carolina heat, but since I was planning on wearing it to church I needed something to keep me warm while sitting in the cool air conditioning. I love air conditioning by the way, but I digress.

I love a good cardigan and have many, but none that were going to fit in the price range dictated by this challenge so I knew I was going to have to try and find another opportunity to go shopping. I have four children, my oldest of which is only 6, and it can be rather difficult to find time to go shopping. This was going to be my 3rd shopping trip to piece together one outfit. I came close, but was not able to make it

red cardigan, navy and white striped dress, pearl jewelry, modest outfit idea for less than $20I called my husband and asked him to do the impossible. Go to Goodwill and try and find me a cardigan I could wear with this dress to church.

He gladly accepted the challenge (because my husband is awesome) and sent me a couple picture messages with what he found.

I was so pleased when I saw a picture of a perfectly lovely red cardigan for only $3.99! This cardigan is perfect, and I am certain I will be wearing it many times.

modest outfit for less than $20, find out howI was really glad that I took on this challenge. I found several other really great pieces while I was out shopping for items to meet this challenge. However, I never did find any shoes. I think it is because I have really giant feet. I cannot tell you how many size 6 shoes I saw that were cute and inexpensive, oh well.

What are your go to places for great inexpensive closet finds?