Monday, August 18, 2014

Updating Summer Favorites


Stuart-Weitzman-sandals

Old-Navy-bucket-bag


Baublebar-bracelets

MAC-Ruby-Woo


Vest: Old Navy (on sale!)
T-shirt: Target
Skirt: Old Navy, similar
Necklace: BaubleBar, similar
Purse: Old Navy, sold out
Earrings: BaubleBar (here, here)
Bracelets: BaubleBar
Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, similar

I hope you had a great weekend!  

Like most people, I'm always looking for ways to stretch my clothing budget.  I'm becoming better at remixing the pieces in my closet (most of these pieces have been on the blog before).  I've worn these sandals and this purse so many times this summer.  I know you are probably sick of this purse!  When I'm not remixing, I'm looking for versatile (not too expensive except for shoes) ways to update an outfit and this vest is the perfect piece to update most outfits.

I'm a very happy camper anytime I can shop with free money aka a gift card.  Am I the only one who still gets gift cards as a gift?  Some are awesome (yes to my Saks gift card from my corporate credit card points!) and some not so much (I'm not naming any names here...).  I wanted to share a website that I've recently come across, Raise.com, which allows you to sell unwanted gift cards or buy gift cards at a discount.  I'm looking forward to unloading some of those unnamed gift-cards for cash.  I hate it when I have a gift card to store I don't shop at sitting in my wallet taunting me.  At last check, discounted gift cards were available for most retailers featured today. You can learn more about buying and selling gift cards at Raise.com.

What's the best gift card you've received?  

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57 comments:

  1. Great style Nicole!
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  2. I like to see bloggers rewiring their clothing. This combination is fun, casual and feminine.
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  3. Obsessed with that vest! I'm in a definite remixing mode too. The clothing budget is being spent on the kiddos for now! Have a great week Nicole!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Cute outfit. Love the skirt.

    Pinkandnavystripes.com

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  5. I love remixing and recycling items in my closet. It helps exercise our creativity. I like how you combined the navy and white stripes with the khaki green. Very cool look! :-)

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  6. Yesss! I love everything about this! Seriously, I'm going to have to copy this look!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  7. Perfect look! And I'm loving the backs of your earrings, that's such a cool idea!

    prosecco in the park

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  8. You seriously make me want to invest, in a vest… haha get it?

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  9. Love how you have mixed these pieces together! I love this camo green!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
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  10. this might be my favorite look of yours! the layers, neutrals and stripes all together look fab!

    The Style Scribe

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  11. LOVE that vest!!! So perfect for wear now and beyond ideal for fall layering!!! Amazing look Nicole!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  12. Such a cute look. I like that you stayed in the neutral tone family and gave us one visual piece, that being the stripped dress. Love how casual & comfy you look.

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  13. Love this look on you. I'm looking for a vest and an earring like yours. I may have to check old navy out for the vest. I have no choice but to remix my outfits, and I'm having fun doing it. I hope you have an amazing week Nicole.

    Kreyola Jounerys


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  14. That vest with the stripes is amazing :) And your arm candy is perfection!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  15. love this!! perfect layers to take you into fall!! I have a similar vest and find myself layering every which way possible to take it throughout the year!!

    xoxo,
    Tara Belle
    www.northernlights-southernbelles.com

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  16. SERIOUSLY I want every piece of this amazing outfit!! The layering is perfection and I love the stripes and utility green!!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  17. love this fun color combo! I really love your jacket! great look!
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  18. I'm obsessed with that vest! This is such a great outfit!

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  19. Ummm, that vest is so great... need!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  20. Love this layered look! Such a perfect outfit to transition into fall!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  21. Great combo! I love your vest!

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  22. I love all those fall colors that are starting to pop up, but are still styled for warmer temps, loving this one

    Natalia

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  23. So cute! In love with that vest!! I just got one similar and almost wore it with my striped dress today! We would have been twins! :)

    <3 Shannon
    upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  24. Love the striped skirt and military vest combined with with the feminine jewlery! I think the worst gift card I ever received was a gift card to a department store that didn't even exist in my state. This was before online shopping, LOL. So I was like...I can't even use this! Sad!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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  25. I love food gift cards to great popular restaurants and the TARGET. I can always find something at Target!

    Thanks for your well wishes. I so appreciate each one. ♥

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  26. Great look Nicole. I love the neutrals, and the olive vest with stripes looks lovely. I also really like the neutrals in the beaitiful bucket bag and those fab olive espradrille, stylin!
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  27. I love me a gift card too! Crushing over your bag (as always!) and that striped skirt that you are absolutely rocking!

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  28. I haven't had a gift card in years! It is frustrating though when you have one for a store you're not keen on. I like those general ones that can be used in a variety of stores. You always wear the most stunning jewellery and accessories. Your chain bangle is just gorgeous.

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  29. You must have a great closet to put together this awesome outfit from pieces you already have. LOVE IT!

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  30. I am obsessed with this look! Love every piece and how you put them together!
    XO, Joanna
    Grace in Style

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  31. Love this summer layering! You look so pretty!

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  32. LOVE this! A military jacket or vest is on my wish list for Fall!!
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  33. I just tell people to give me TJMaxx :)

    Love this mix, and I have very similar pieces in my closet, so this is definitely getting pinned!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  34. You look amazing babe
    I really love your vest
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary

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  35. This outfit is perfect. Love everything about it! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  36. Your skirt, shoes and vest are perfection. This is a fantastic layered outfit. Love it.

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  37. Gorgeous vest lady! Have you thought about doing the 30x30? It's a great remix challenge!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  38. love how you styled your vest with this look! fun arm party too :)

    C's Evolution of Style

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  39. Yes to the vest! I love it.


    Xo
    www.style-wire.com

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  40. Beautiful! I'm a sucker for army vests and stripes!

    Thanks for linking up for Tuesday Pretties!
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  41. Love the vest, your outfit is perfect! Those wedges are great too! I love getting gift cards, normally Nordstrom is my favorite! I usually use them for something I would never buy myself ordinarily but really want!
    Xo
    Brittany
    Accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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  42. Love this look Nicole! I can see why you have gotten so much wear out of the shoes. They are great. I too try to remix as much as possible.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  43. I really love your sense of style Nicole!! Ive been wanting to try on a vest such as yours but I'm always skeptic that I can pull it off. You on the other hand, pulled this off so well and then some! So casually stylish and went perfectly with those wedges!!! :) love this like always, Nicole!

    uris
    http://my-sinina.blogspot.com/

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  44. Love this! Looks so comfy and casual yet super stylish with the necklace and wedges! Soo cute!
    Jessi
    www.haircutandgeneralattitude.com

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  45. I can't believe that vest and bag are from Old Navy! Love this!!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  46. I love that vest!I have been looking for one just like it. My size is sold out online so I guess that means I will be making some phone calls and Old Navy trips tomorrow! You can't beat that price and it looks great with this whole ensemble you put together! You really know how to throw and arm party girl! Another great look Nicole!
    xo
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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  47. Wow, I really love this outfit. Everything is styled so perfectly! You look fab!

    xo
    Alexis
    http://thosethreads.com

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  48. I so need to snag this vest. It's on my list and so versatile. Great look!

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  49. Ahhh, I absolutely love everything about this entire outfit. I would not change a thing! And, that bucket bag -- such a great find!

    P.S. Thank you for stopping by SMP :)

    xx, Kylie Rae

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  50. Black and white stripes and army green always seem to work and this is no exception. Love this look! ~Cynthia

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  51. Ohh...this outfit will be copied - I think I have some very similar pieces in my closet. Love those wedges!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  52. Such a great outfit!!!! I definitely love this combination. Super chic!
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