Sometimes after church, I like to link up with my friends for brunch, so finding a suitable transition attire for both church and brunch can be tricky. Although I want to look appropriate for church, I don’t want to look too conservative for brunch afterward. This long light blue pleated skirt with a simple white tie-hem tank top was perfect for both occasions on a Sunday afternoon.
Pleated Skirt came from: Current Boutique 1009 King Street Alexandria, VA 22134
Sometimes, I feel like putting on a cute outfit just to go the Harbor and look at the beautiful scenery. On my outing this past weekend, I wore a simple white button-up shirt with a navy blue mini skirt, a multi-color belt, and a vintage Liz Claiborne purse.
Skirt, Belt, and Purse came from: Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store 6136 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA 22044
The weather is getting warmer, but not warm enough for me to wear shorts. So on my way to brunch on an 88-degree day, I wore a spaghetti strap cami top with wide-leg jeans, tan suede wedges, and a cream color bookbag purse to carry my belongings. This 70’s inspired outfit was a show stopper and a great transition from a hot day to a cozy night in late spring.
Sidenote: You notice that I tend to go to brunch a lot, but that is all it is to do during a pandemic.
Cami Top, Wide-Leg Jean, and Purse came from: Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store 6136 Arlington Boulevard Falls Church, VA 22044
On Friday, we celebrated an 80’s baby birthday. While the rest of us were trying to find loopholes in hanging out during the pandemic, this 80’s baby has safely been quarantining with her family all year long. So when she said that she wanted to have a Birthday dinner, none of us hesitated to come out to celebrate her born day. In honor of this great 80’s baby prodigy’s Birthday, I wore baggy yellow high-waisted harem pants with a multicolor mock-neck crop top and block heels and added a red purse to finish the look.
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Harem Pants and Crop Top came from: Prime Thrift Georgia Avenue 6101 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20011
You want that blouse, but it’s too BIG! No Problem! I refuse to put a blouse back on the rack because it’s too big. There’s so much you can do with an oversize blouse, like, make it a dress, skirt, or an off-the-shoulder shirt (follow @goodgirlthrift on Instagram for suggestions). As for me, I turned this oversized top into a tie-up shirt and paired it with my ripped boyfriend jeans and tan wedges I found at the DSW clearance rack two years ago.
Blouse came from: Prime Thrift 3115 Sherwood Hall Lane Alexandria, VA 22306
Jeans came from: Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store 8228 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309
Sometimes a nice blouse is all you need for an effortless outfit. On a day out with friends at Busboys and Poets, I wore a Sara Stephen’s 80’s Vintage Blouse with dark blue denim jeans and tan mules. It was a simple yet cute outfit.
Blouse came from: Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store 8228 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309
The weather is starting to get warmer, with the temperature being at a steady average of 70-degrees; this is the perfect weather to get away with wearing a nice leather jacket and black booties with no stockings. For a mid-week link-up with friends at happy hour, I will be wearing a black leather jacket, white oversized short sleeve collar blouse, and a blue knee-length skirt with black booties.
Leather Jacket Blouse came from: Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store 8228 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309
Skirt came from: Prime Thrift 3115 Sherwood Hall Lane Alexandria, VA 22306
Purse came from: B-Thrifty 4917 Allentown Road Camp Springs, MD 20746
Transitioning from winter to spring can be a little tricky because I cannot fully transition my closet to my spring/summer outfits due to the weather fluctuating from 62 to 75 degrees. It’s still on the cool side of spring, which means it is not time to start placing my spring/summer clothes into my closet. I always go through this dilemma this time of the year, which is why I invested in a couple of transitional outfits to help get me through this unpredictable weather. One of my go-to outfits for this seasonal transition is a checked Bermuda short, with a pinkish-red blouse, denim jean jacket, and tan booties. Based on how cold it is, I can opt-in or out of wearing nude stockings.
Bermuda Shorts and Blouse came from: Goodwill of Greater Washington Retail Store 8228 Richmond Highway Alexandria, VA 22309
If I were a schoolgirl back in the ’70s, I would wear a suede vest, white high-waisted corduroy pants, and a white tie-neck blouse on a casual 60-degree day out with friends. What would you wear during this decade?
Suede Vest came from: Prime Thrift Virginia 3115 Sherwood Hall Lane Alexandria, VA 22306
Corduroy Pants came from: Prime Thrift Georgia Avenue 6101 Georgia Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20011
We got a dose of spring last week with 70-degree weather, and this week the temperature has dropped to 50 degrees, which sucks because I have plans to do brunch with my girls this weekend. This weekend’s weather is not ideal, but I can say farewell to winter with style by wearing a tan Harve Bernard leather skirt with a stolen black sweater from my mom’s closet, a black fedora hat, and black ankle boots.