OOTD (Outfit of the Day) Round-Ups #1

Updated: Nov 27, 2020


This Blog Post will be like a run-on sentence.

Updating frequently, but never quite ending.

If you see "OOTD Round-Up" at the top, you will know I have adding something new!


Outfit of the Day (OOTD)

Not everything I wear requires massive Upcycling or somewhat easier Refashioning. Some items require simple alterations. Something usually needs to be done.

If I am super lucky, I can wear something off the thrift store rack--a rarity though. And when it works that easily, then I want to show it off.

This post is simply a round-up of those note-worthy OOTDs that are me on a regular basis, in my studio designing, sewing, and organizing my textiles.

Yes, I dress up even though I 'go to work' at home. I enjoy getting dressed up! I am not athleisure kinda girl......not throwing shade at my sisters who do though! both my daughters live in their Lululemon Yoga pants and gear.

My grandmother would wear tiny heels, even in her 80's, to walk to her local market in Poland, where my family is from. Women just did not wear tennis shoes unless they went to the forest to pick berries or mushrooms. And really then, they wore boots.

I have so many lovely clothes that cost a fraction of what they might cost retail, Some items I find are less than a dollar! I am going to wear my fun wardrobe.



Copy-Cat x's 2 Stylish Ladies!

(I did not receive any compensation for the links to the two ladies below!

Just sharing their amazing style, because it's fun to do!)

Sometimes my inspiration for my outfits come from other bloggers!

When super stylish Dutch blogger Greetje Kamminga from No Fear Of Fashion wore her black skirt with golden yellow speckles, I had an instant reminder that I owned a very similar thrifted skirt. And I had never worn it! NOT EVEN ONCE!

Lovely Greetje! Styled her skirt with a black button blouse and high-top converse.

(click on her pictures to take you to her original post)

So I read into this particular blog post and noticed that Greetje had inspiration from another

lovely woman, Karlijn, who owns a clothing boutique called KPA.Haarlem in Amsterdam 'Where cool Danish design, bold Italian statement pieces and feminine French brands meet.'

Karlijn had me at the words 'feminine & French'!

Here are links to her Social Media:



So I could have gone literal Copy-Cat with these two ladies, but I have a t-shirt that I have been wanting to wear. Typically I don't like graphic tees, unless it's styled perfectly, otherwise ends up looking trite...however, I did not want to miss the opportunity to teach my 19 and 17 year old daughters some lessons about life! So this t-shirt is for them!

Thankfully, email, texting, and Social Media did not exist in my earlier years, or I might have made this 'mistake'....

...ok, ok, I Would have made this mistake over & over again! 😎

Thrift Styled with:

  • Zara Purse (Not Thrifted! Shocker Right???!!)

  • Thrifted "Don't Text Him Back" tie-in-front t-shirt

  • Black & Gold Enamel 1980's dangle, filigree earrings

  • Black & Gold speckled 1980's 'business attire skirt'

  • Black & White Adidas (I have converse too!, but somehow I reached for this instead.)

already texted this photo to my daughters!!




Let's face it, today' outfit is ALL about these amazing thrifted 'Max Studio' (leathered bottomed) mules!

I'd had these for about a year now and no idea what to do with them. Then decided to make these mules the focal point of the outfit. So everything else would be muted. And muted everything else is!

I did not hesitate to put on a pair of thrifted black linen culottes. I used to really not like when my black linens would faded, but for me now, it's a patina! which offers dimension and texture and can bring an outfit down to a more casual feel.

The mauve top? Vintage 'French Connection'. I was around for the first time the French Connection brand was trendy.

Again, I'm not a fashionista, but I don't want to wear yoga pants to the grocery store anymore! Covid cured me for good from yoga pants affliction.

Thrift Styled with:

  • French Connection Vintage '80s Blouse

  • Black Linen Culottes

  • Lovely "Fish Bone" Earrings from my Mother in Law

  • Simple black Liz Claiborne Leather Tote (From 1990's!) I held onto it for that long!

  • and my Showcase Thrift: Max Studio Butterfly Mules!



Anthropologie Meets Walmart

Going grocery shopping doesn't mean I have to wear my joggers. But not too keen on getting all retro either.

Sometimes, it's just a practical dressing day. And today was my first venture into transitional colors. I am not a fan of peasant blouses, or is this called a trapeze blouse?? However, the colors (not quite an orange and not quite a coral) of this thrifted blouse and the fabric--a crunchy, silk-like, but opaque and heavier fabric--called to me to give it a whirl. And you can't beat $3.99.

Paired with a off-white pair of Walmart jeans thrifted 8 years ago--when all you could find were boot-cut jeans at the thrift store because skinnies came in like it was the first pandemic--and paired with an plat-form faux suede sandal, I was Good-To-Go!

Listen, it's not the most fashion forward outfit I've worn, but it was still a fun one