They Serve Sherbet at Thrift Stores Now!

Sep 27, 2012

This is one of my favorite head to toe thrift-find outfits! I somehow managed to score this sherbet colored J Crew sweater at Goodwil for only $4 (thank you rich suburbia!) and instantly knew I was going to wear it an obscene amount of times this fall. It's like the Prince Charming of sweaters; something my heart was pining for as I looked out the window wistfully at shooting stars, my head resting on my crossed arms.  Luckily, no evil step moms were around to bustle me into sweeping before I wished on the right one ;)

And these shorts were long pajama looking pants at first, but I liked the pattern so much that I hemmed and hawed at them until they were the right length, suffering with an hour of sewing until I thought they were semi-presentable. If anyone of you have a vintage/ thrifty type blog, I'd love to visit it! I can always use some more inspiration :)

ALSO, anyone have tips on photo editing on Gimp or Photoshop? I can't quite pin down my style and it's starting to give me an alarming eye twitch. I really like that sort of white, foggy style but have no idea how to create it.  Help relieve my stress.

Sweater- J Crew (thrifted)
Belt- J Crew
Shorts- thrifted
Mustard collar shirt- gotten in Thailand
Sandals- H&M



39 comments :

  1. Amazing outfit, love the mix of prints and textures! x

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  2. Awesome thrifted finds! That sweater truly is a Prince Charming ;) Its gorgeous for fall!

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  3. I love all the colours in this outfit, the jumper is great.

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  4. Very cute! I try really hard to remember that I can try to alter any thrifted item that doesn't suite me as is. I just remembered pants that I passed up cause I couldn't see myself wearing them, but turning them into shorts would have totally worked, RATS! I hope to share more vintage/thrifty things on my blog very soon, so stay tuned for that!

    I wish I could help with your editing stuff, I use IRFanview cause I'm too lazy to try anything else. You could give photoscape a try, I use it every now and then and always like it.

    xomando

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  5. Wow! that sweater was an amazing find! I love it and I can see how versatile is going to be. Looking forward to see more looks ;)

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  6. YOu and your layering!!! Genius. Catching up on your blog has made me envious that I still cant layer much quite yet!!! I need to go thrifting! And maybe break out my sewing machine for once in its life!

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    1. haha i'm so jealous you have one! i feel like my life would become a lot simpler if i finally got my hands on one

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  7. That sweater is such a great color!
    Photo editing-- I have found that Gimp is really confusing, and I've never used photoshop, but a really easy, free option (which I use) is http://www.picmonkey.com/
    You can crop, color-correct, rotate, all of that, plus they have a ton of great color filters or stylized editing features that you can play around with... along with photoshop-like elements (airbrushing, blemish correct, clone, etc.)... and it's all really easy to use and free. I used to use Picnic until it shut down, and I think I like Pic Monkey a lot better, actually.

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  8. Aw, wow, what a stunner of an outfit. Great that it's all thrifted, too.

    le fresne x

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  9. Marlen thats a fabulous outfit!
    I love the combination of a sweater and a pair of shorts.
    Thanks for your sweet comment :)
    I am following you!
    xo

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  10. I want to steal this outfit, it's so cute! The shorts go too well with the sweater. I don't use photoshop/gimp, I find photoscape or pixlr so good!

    Carmen Ri.

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  11. Love these colors together so much! I found a similarly colored sweater at goodwill this past weekend, but it was a men's XL i think- completely swallowed me.

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  12. Kay, I'm impressed with your tweaking of those shorts from pants. Love your thrifting prowess that comes out in this outfit.

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  13. omg! loved your knit!

    xo

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  14. Cute outfit.
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  15. omg your thrift fines are amazing!! Cannot believe you found that sweater for $4, and it's so so perfect~

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  16. Love the colour of your jumper and your patterned shorts :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog xx

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  17. I really, really, like the color of your sweater! Perfect for fall!

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  18. i love that you transformed these pj pants into shorts! that is so smart and i would have never thought of it!! they look crazy chic now -- i need to try this! xo


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  19. Love this look! That really is a great sweater- nothing more exciting than a fortuitous thrift store find! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com

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  20. Every piece is so perfectly combined with each other. Love the whole outfit!

    Have an amazing weekend!
    Love, Angelina.

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  21. Hey girl i really like this outfit and esp that jumper ! Great finds !!! XX

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  22. This sweater is like...perfect.


    xx,
    J
    www.abentpieceofwire.com

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  23. I love this outfit! The sweater is so cute!
    --Allison
    http://somekingdom.blogspot.com

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  24. so super cute Marlen! i love the creamsicle + b/w print together. great combo and i also really dig your cute haircut :)

    smart move to diy the pj-esque pants into this rad result!! as for Photoshop editing, i can't recommend enough the freebies by Wim Reyns + Paint the Moon "The Bee's Knees". hope that helps! thanks for visiting me & happy weekend. ♥

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  25. wow you are so incredible at layering it's driving me crazy!!!
    Also, try taking pictures with you directly in the sun and some light seeping through hitting the camera. Then play around with the Exposure (make it higher for that light, ethereal look)
    Have a great weekend xoxo

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  26. hey m'dear! Thanks for the ever so lovely comment of yours, had a quick flick through your blog and I love your outfits!

    Great job with the shorts! they look awesome, and i can see why you fell in love with the jumper, with the collar tucked out it looks so sweet!

    Im a new follower! :)

    Im not too sure how you would get the effect on your photos but sometimes you can get some good tutorial videos on youtube if you search!
    All I use to edit my photos is an online program, Its Called Pic Monkey, http://www.picmonkey.com/ , but they have an effect called tranquil, might be the one your looking for :) <3

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  27. Ok wow, this outfit is really perfect - loving every last element of it from the sherbet sweater to the printed shorts.

    As for photoshop - to get a foggy effect - you can go to new adjustment layer - levels - and adjust the output. The higher it is, the foggier looking it will be. Hope that helps :) xo Marisa

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  28. Really like the mustard and orange on top, perfect for fall!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  29. Sooo...I've never done this before but I tagged you for the Liebster Award on my blog today! http://mandatorycreations.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-award-for-me.html

    xomando

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  30. This is such a cute combo! I love shorts and sweaters together- fall is fun for combining looks of different seasons :)

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  31. Ahhh I love your sweater! The sherbet color is quite lovely, and it goes so nicely with your shorts! Can't believe your outfit is entirely thrifted!

    Not sure what kind of effect you're going for, but I'm sure if you google it you're bound to find something! I know Selective Potential and Wish Wish Wish both have some cool Photoshop tutorials that you might be interested in!

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  32. great collar and I love all the colors <3 nice look!

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  33. Wow your posts are so amazing and this one really inspires me! Keep up the good work girl, and stop by to see my new post!

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