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I love this basic outfit for lots of reasons.  They are pretty much classic pieces and because everything but the sunglasses were found at thrift stores the whole look was under $20.



Yesterday was hot but I still stayed cool yet covered up.





I was running errands, so in and out of the car and I was comfy.

Price breakdown...

Banana Republic blouse - $3 GW
Skirt - $1 bargain bin Sunset Vintage
Cole Hahn Sandals - $8 Assistance League
Handbag - $5 GW

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend.  Thank you all for your continued prayers and love.  You are the best.  xoxo

26 comments

  1. Sometimes when you find a bag like that, even with just the handling/processing at the thrift, it can get soiled too easily; so, great score.

    And you do continue to have my most healing prayers, you and L, Janet.

    I heard you on that upcoming rain opportunity next week; let's hope!

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    1. i know, fingers crossed for us all here in so cal for some rain. x

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  2. You look chic and classic! It’s hard to know what to wear when it’s cold at night and early morning, then 90 during the day. I love the skirt. Sending positive thoughts

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  3. There you go again looking ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!

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  4. Simply elegant. The shoes and bag are perfect with this. I ran errands today also but there is no way I am sending a photo of what I wore . . . always happy to take a style lesson from you!

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  5. With your beautiful face and style basic is defythe way to go! It really lifts your spirits slipping on something that’s flattering, comfortable and so reasonable!!! I hit the thrift store today. It’s been a long time since I’ve had the chance to go. I scored a jean jacket I intend to wear with just about everything a Talbot thermal Kelly green vest jacket and perfect beautiful vintage 100% cotton pillowcases. $11.00 for everything!! It sounds like you know you and Larry continue to be in our daily prayers. I hope you feel the love and positive thoughts we have for both of you.
    Best,
    Kathy

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    1. oh great finds kathy! thank you for your daily prayers too. x

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  6. WOWZER! I like that word. I think it's vintage. LOL.
    so elegant. and casual. it's old money. and you are rockin' it. oh stop me. I'm trying to talk cool.
    we will pray that boy well. you both have wonderful courage. a friend of mine just got the all clear on throat cancer last month. and he had suffered terribly from the treatments for the last two years. but he's fine now. those are the thoughts you must hold onto! we all love you AJJ! and your sweet Larry! xoxo

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    1. tammy thanks for sharing your positive story bc you are right, those are the ones i hold on to. x

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  7. You are beautiful and elegant - what a perfect look!
    Wishing you and your family strength and love!!

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  8. Dearest Janet, You have been such a great inspiration to me for many years now. You are one of the very first blogs that I started to read and one of the few that I have continued with. I have learned so much from you, from style, green living, a clean diet, minimalism, decorating, cleaning, gardening, frugal living, etc...You are such a classy and elegant lady with an excellent eye for beauty. I am so happy to see you are still nurturing your creativity during this time. You need it and deserve it! I love the look of this outfit and especially the sunglasses. Wishing you a beautiful weekend! xoxo Deni

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  9. I so admire your simple, elegant taste. You always look smashing! I do have one question, and if you have covered this before, I apologize. I always feel squeamish buying thrift store shoes. Are there any tips for getting them shaped up before wearing them? Do you wipe them down with alcohol or something? I hate to miss out on some great finds.

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    1. thank you lori. well i guess i don't buy anything toooooo worn out or shabby looking. i do a thorough cleaning on the outside and inside of the shoe. i always wipe the inside down with an anti bac wipe and then follow up with some alcohol on a cloth. all of the best 2nd hand shoes i've bought were all either near new or barely worn. my leopard loafers were brand new! just keep an open mind and do a good inspection before you buy. x

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  10. This is a fabulous look...and you've scooped some great bargains! Win Win.
    No one would ever guess that you put this outfit together for $20.
    Thrift shops help stretch the budget...I recently found a Dansk teak chhese board with a knife that also acts as a handle...modernist and very cool for $5!
    XO

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  11. Janet, you look classy as always...you have the best luck thrifting. Me not so much! However, I recently scored two pairs of (new) Munro sandals (normally $135) on ebay for $16.00 apiece so I am pretty happy about that! A couple of new sweaters too for around $12 each. I bought a Who What Wear Utility Jumpsuit at Target with a 20% off discount. I love it but need to loose a few lbs. for it to fit better in the waist. :o/
    Did Larry have his CT scan yet? Thinking of you both daily.

    Linda
    xoxo

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    1. sounds like you have some pretty good luck too linda! he had his cat scan last monday and tomorrow we get the results. we've both been so nervous all week. plus tomorrow he has another chemo infusion which is always hard. so a lot of anxiety. prob why i'm posting so much. x

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  12. YOU WIN AN AWARD for THE MOST PUT TOGETHER WOMAN IN CALIFORNIA !!!HANDS DOWN..........now can we talk about THE COST???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!XOXOXO

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    1. haha elizabeth, you crack me up. it's all just junk! x

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  13. Lovely!
    ~suburbanmom2

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  14. You look so elegant!! Classic and relaxed. The shoes and handbag alone would go with most things in my closet. The sunglasses are fab!!
    Thinking of you and Larry, you are always in my thoughts.
    XXo Robin

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  15. You always look effortlessly chic & elegant! Hoping your report on Larry's CT scan will be positive. You are both in my daily thoughts & prayers! Lots of Love & healing wishes, Kathy from Huntington Beach

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