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Thursday, December 1, 2011

FASHIONABLE THANKFUL THURSDAY


Happy December, Fashionable Friends in Blogland!

I have a fun and different post for you today that I hope you will all enjoy and even be a part of in the future! Sheila from The FailteHouse and I are taking Thankful Thursday to a whole new level by mixing fashion and gratitude to help you arrive at Fashionable Thankful Thursday, a new and fun Thursday post option.

This a new series where we will put together great ideas using different items we are thankful we already own and pair them with a few great new fashion finds. So when we combine the something old with something new, so to speak, we create a new outfit, accessory item or even gift idea.

OK, let's get started...
Black Steve Madden heels from Marshall's ($29.99) that I've had for 8 years and wear all the time.

Gold Fancy Feet shoe clips from Target ($6.99) that I recently purchased, but haven't worn.

Put together and you get a fun, new, dressier shoe by only spending a few extra dollars.


Black Sarah Jessica Parker line BITTEN dress ($8.99) from Steve & Barry that I have worn a lot over the past 4 years.

Bold silver necklace from Charlotte Russe ($8.00) that is like a statement piece.

Paired together it makes it look like it is part of the neckline of the dress and gives me a whole new look.

Same black Sarah Jessica Parker line BITTEN dress ($8.99) from Steve & Barry from the previous look that I've had for years.

Silver leaf belt from H&M ($8.90) that has an elastic waist band to make it versatile.

Paired together it looks like it is a part of the dress from afar since the black belt band blends in and
looks great worn as an empire waist accent.


Thankful OLD Finds

Black Steve Madden Heels
Marshall's - $29.99

Black Sarah Jessica Parker BITTEN Dress
Steve & Barry - $8.99

Thankful NEW Finds

Gold Fancy Feet Shoe Clips
Target - $6.99

Chunky Silver Necklace
Charlotte Russe - $8.00

Silver Leaf Belt
H&M - $8.90


1. Gold Buckle Shoe Clips
Price: $10.00

2. Bold Silver Circle Necklace
Price: $6.00

3. Gold Leaf Belt
Price: $13.00
Buy: LuLu's


Isn't it fun to see how you can still appreciate things you may have had for years, but then add a little something to make them feel like new and be thankful for then in a whole new light! When I find something that is classic, fits well and I love, I can wear it till the cows come home year after year after year with a little repair, from time to time, on shoes and things thanks to my fabulous shoe man! :)

Feel free to join us by being a part of our series and tell us how you mix and match for the season! I would love to hear how you took something that has been sitting in your closet and made it feel brand new!

Since this is a Thankful Thursday, I would also like to add how thankful I am that my dad appears to have 9 lives, if not more, he is an extraordinary man, father, friend and person whom I love more than words could ever express. I'm thinking of him during this time and my mother whose strength inspires me...they make my world a better and brighter place!

17 comments :

  1. thanks so much for your super sweet words!
    wow, this post is really cool. thanks so much for the inspiration. i like your new 'old' shoe with the golden element- it rocks.
    lovely greets
    maren anita

    www.fashion-meets-art.com

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  2. Lets hope so (comment on my blog) =)
    Great finds youve got here hun.

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  3. Oh My word!!!! I love how you did you Fashionable Thankful Thursday! And the shoe idea clips are so clever! I am definitely borrowing some of these ideas! Thanks so much, Liesl!

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  4. The shoe clip totally reminds me of PS, I love you!

    Great dress and shoes! Love it!

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  5. I love this!! :] So many cute ways to dress up your clothes! And so many cute things to be thankful for! Haha.

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  6. OH wow!! The shoes look brand new once you added the clip!! Your dress also look fabulous w/ new accessories! I LOVE THIS!!

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  7. Boy, you really know how to pull a look together for not a lot of money. I love that Bitten dress and your new necklace goes perfectly with it.

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  8. Wow the Bitten dress is so classy and you can really add a lot to it with those fun accessories!! A lot of good stuff here :)

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  9. Wao, these are such crafty and do-able ways of revamping old items!! Great post!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  10. What a great idea! I love how you added the belt to that dress, so cute!

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  11. Wow! Love this! Those old shoes are absolutely adorable!

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  12. You're seriously a genius when it comes to making older items look new with simple accessories! :)
    Kudos to you! :D

    http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

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  13. Liesl, I love these pairings!!! You are such a stylist. You have an awesome eye! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is SO fun! Great pairings! I hope you do more of these posts because this may be my new favorite!! xo

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by Liesl Ehardt