Thrift Store Finds

I’m a thrift store addict. Seriously, there’s very few things I enjoy more than scouring the shelves for unique pieces. Since I’ve been looking for work, I’ve gotten really into thrifting (I have a lot more free time right now than I’m used to). I have several regular haunts, and I’ve found a ton of great stuff this year! Here’s some of the treasures I’ve found:

This awesome end table was the perfect fit in our family room. Plus, I think it looks adorable with books stacked in the open shelves. My mom and I also picked this lamp (and it’s twin, not pictured) and rewired them. We fell in love with the gray ceramic, and knew we had to have them.

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I just found this great swan purse yesterday, and I am in love! It’s the sweetest handbag. And yes, I have plenty of purses. But I couldn’t leave this beauty behind.

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I shared my DIY makeover of this little end-table earlier this year, you can read about it here.

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These crazy patterned pants were love at first sight, and I’ve worn them so many times already this season. Something about patterned pants just gets me every time.

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My owl obsession has been fierce since I was a kid, and this little owl picture made me swoon. It’s new home is on a picture wall in our family room.

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Keep an eye out for more of my thrift store finds! It’s a habit I’m not likely to kick soon (:

xo

 

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Spring Fashion Inspiration

Even though I’m escaping all of the wintery snow and cold this year, I’m looking forward to spring. The days will get longer, the flowers will start to bloom, and of course, a new season of fashion will be upon us. I’ve started making wishlists (it’s how I prioritize what I really want to buy each season) for this spring/summer already, and today I’m going to share them with all of you!

Here’s what I’m looking for this spring:
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1. Suede skirts. I know, I’m a little late to the party, but I think these button-down suede skirts would work for all 4 seasons. You can dress them up or down, and they’d go with almost anything. Personally, I’m looking for a navy color; it’s a little different than the popular camel color, and I think it’d be more flattering for my skin tone. (Blue and Beige)

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2. Bold prints. Nothing new here, you guys already know I love bold prints and colors (especially when a matching set is involved!). This Ann Taylor culotte/top combo is just perfect, something you could wear together or separately for lots of cheerful looks. (Top and Bottom)

Spring Fashion Inspiration via Imperfect Chevron3. Dainty jewelry. Some people can really pull off those chunky statement necklaces, and I’m just not one of them. Dainty, delicate jewelry is my favorite way to add the finishing touches on your outfit. (Ring and Necklace)

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4. Flared jeans. These have been “in” all year, but I think they’re here to stay. Wide leg and flare jeans are a fun way to mix it up, and while I’m loyal to my boyfriend jeans, I’m on the hunt for a good pair of flares. (Flares)

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5. Flat booties. I have a great pair of low-heel ankle boots that I love, but I’ve been searching for a flat pair of booties for the longest time. I love the pairing of these tan booties with a shirtdress: so cute! (Booties)

So those are the big items on my spring wishlist. What about you? What spring trends are you searching for?

xo.

Fall Fashion Inspiration

Although it’s still hot and humid here in Pittsburgh (it’s been 90 degrees all weekend long!), fall is on its way with cooler temps and the best fashion of the year. I’m ready for my favorite things about fall–sipping hot coffee in the cool mornings, all things pumpkin-flavored, and going slightly out of my way to step on all the crunchy leaves on the sidewalk. And of course, fall is my favorite season of fashion. There’s just something inspiring about the fall.

Anyway, here’s some photos I’m looking at for inspiration as the fall sneaks up on us.

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  1. Love the big pockets on this dress. I’d wear it with black tights or leggings on cooler days. (Image via WhoWhatWear)
  2. I’m a sucker for prints–this matching set is perfect. (Image via Elle)
  3. The layers, the boyfriend jeans, the hat. It’s pulled together, but just unmatched enough to be cool. (Image via These Foreign Lands)
  4. This Dalmation dotted coat is everything. Everything. (Image via Her New Tribe)
  5. As someone who walks nearly everywhere, the sneakers trend is still one of my favorites. Paired with a classic coat and varsity sweatshirt, they’re not just for hitting the gym anymore. (Image via StyleCaster)
  6. A brightly colored, slightly over-sized sweater is the perfect match for a relaxed jean. Easy layers, very cozy. (Image via The Shiny Squirrel)

What fall fashion ideas have caught your eye? Happy September!

xo.

A Mile in Her Shoes: Fall Picks

I knew this fall semester was going to be a tricky one in terms of fashion and shoes — I’m moving from Pittsburgh mid-December, so I’m trying to really limit my clothes and shoes because I can only take so much with me. Plus, I’m starting some professional clinical rotations 2 days a week, so I need shoes that are appropriate and comfortable. Not to mention, I have to walk back and forth to school, to the bus stop, etc. Lots of walking in Pittsburgh. So I needed some comfortable, practical flats for the fall.

Enter these recent purchases: a red Minnetonka moccasin, beige-and-white striped Keds, and these unique Naturalizers.

The Mocs

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I’ve admired the Minnetonka brand for years, and I’ve always wanted a colorful pair. While slipper-like in comfort, the shoes have fairly good treads and are really well-made. Plus, the cherry red color is perfect for fall!

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The “Preppy” Sneakers

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These Keds have a cushion in them, so they’re super comfortable in addition to being adorable. I love mixing them with mini-skirts and boyfriend jeans for an unexpected but pulled-together look.

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The Professional Flats

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These Naturalizer’s are made of incredibly stretchy and soft fabric that always bounces back. I love the thick horizontal strap, which adds a little “ballerina” to them. And they have a thick sole, making them really comfy to stand in a while.

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All 3 of these shoes are going to make a great (and practical) addition to my fall closet. Which shoes are you loving for fall?

xo.

Picks from Pinterest

I haven’t been on Pinterest that much this summer, and I’ve definitely missed it. Is that sad? It feels kind of sad…but I love Pinterest, I just can’t help it! But it’s almost fall, which is my favorite season for fashion, so you can bet I’ll be browsing Pinterest much more now for inspiration.

Here are some of my recent pins.

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  1. Love this pom-pom bedspread.
  2. This messy lob is just the perfect style for fall.
  3. These watermelon mojitos look so refreshing.
  4. How fun are these DIY cactus pincushions?
  5. I’m still loving midi skirts. This one is an adorable print!
  6. These tips for adding personality to a rental are really helpful.

xo.

Closet Crush: Summer Wardrobe

I’ve had major shopping withdrawals the last few weeks. All I want to do in my spare time is online shop (very dangerous habit). Somehow I’ve been able to hold off so far, but I’m excited to get shopping after my Finals are over this week. There are some really great summer trends this year that I can’t wait to get my hands on! Here are some of the trends I’ll be looking for this year (click the pictures for the links!):

1. Matching Sets — Taylor Swift might just be the master of matching sets (I think she’s on to something!). This trend has been going around for a couple of years now, and I love it so much. It’s playful, pretty, and unique. Bonus points for a matching set with shorts, rather than a skirt.

Matching setHIGH WAIST PRINTED SHORTS

2. Crop Midi — My friends joke (lovingly) that I’m a grandma trapped in a 20-something’s body, so crop tops don’t exactly fit into that picture. But I think there’s a way to do a crop in a way that shows just the teensiest of skin (or no skin at all!!) that isn’t too cringe-worthy. I call them “crop midi’s” because they fall below the ribs and above the belly button — perfect length for a high-waisted skirt!

3. Feminine Tomboy — I’ve really developed my personal style this year, and I’ve ended up with a very feminine tomboy type of look that essentially consists of colorful blouses, boyfriend jeans, and my navy utility jacket. I’m in love with my boyfriend jeans, and I hope to invest in a couple more good pairs this summer since they’ve become a closet staple.

Little Blonde Book by Taylor Morgan | A Life and Style Blog : Broken in boyfriendsFlower bomber jacket paired with cropped jeans

4. Birkenstocks — Okay, I’ve been known to laugh at this brand in the past, but they’ve come out with some really pretty styles this year (read: pretty colors that aren’t quite as “hippie” feeling). I’ve noticed a lot of my favorite bloggers wearing them this year, and I can’t help but want to take home a pair for myself. They look amazingly comfortable, which is really important for me (all of those years of ballet and pointe really do a number on your feet!).

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Anyway, those are some of the trends on my shopping list for this summer. What’s on your list?

xo.

A Mile in Her Shoes: Cream Moccasins

I really love fashion. There is something so satisfying about putting together different outfits, playing with my personal style, and trying new combinations. It just fills my heart up. Because fashion is sort of a big part of my life (and one of my interests, for sure!), I’m trying to incorporate it in this blog a little bit more. I’m still working out some kinks and brainstorming ways to post more fashion content to Imperfect Chevron, but I came up with a fun idea called “A Mile in Her Shoes,” which is going to be a mini-series in which I share some of my favorite shoes. It might be really fun, or it might be a total bust. But I’m going for it! My first pair of shoes that I’d like to share with you are my vintage moccasins.

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I picked these up at my favorite flea market a couple of years back, and I love them so much. They have gotten a little dirty, which is the problem with cream colored shoes. But they’re still in good shape!

The moccasins have fringe on the front, wrap-around lacing on the sides, and hard soles with a slight heel. The hard bottoms make me feel ultra-fancy when I walk because they sound like high-heels! But it’s not great during exams when the whole room is silent…

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After a couple times wearing them, the original lace (which is made of a pretty fragile leather cord) broke. I was able to buy some similar leather cord at the fabric/craft store near my house, and it’s held up really well!

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Obviously, I wouldn’t walk miles in these shoes, but they’re pretty comfortable to walk to school in. They’re not really built for snow or heavy rain, but I would wear them if it was raining lightly.

My favorite thing about these moc’s is that the whole shoe is soft, which I love. My feet are weird and deformed (gross) from years of ballet, and I have a hard time wearing leather or stiff shoes. I’d love to get some more moccasins sometime soon, maybe some different colored ones, blue or black would be pretty.

xo.