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Sweater: UO   Pants, Wedges, & Bag: thrifted   Necklace: Black Crystals 
"These have to be 7 inches!" Kirsten exclaimed, as she teetered about in my new wedges.
I guffawed. "Seven inches!? Even my Litas aren't that tall!"
"Really?" she furrowed her brow doubtfully.

Just so you know, we broke out the ruler to resolve this, and these wooden platforms are approximately 4.5 inches. Albeit, when Kirsten was wearing them, it was easy to believe 7 inches might be possible. It's amazing what tall shoes can do for a girl with naturally long legs already!

These wedges are a gorgeous Steve Madden brand that I picked up while browsing the shoe racks at my favorite thrift store. Um, for only $6? I couldn't say no.

How often have I said that? Haha, people's eyes always widen and their mouths slightly gape when they finally get a peek inside my closet and spy the numerous bags, scarves, and accessories hanging on racks all over my living space. I'm a hoarder by nature, but I'm always thrifty about how I accumulate my items. It's a rare day if I ever spend over $20 for one single piece. Lately I've been a bit more generous on myself (hey, perks of having multiple jobs!), but I still like to keep my purchases to the single digit category if I can. I may be cheap, but I'd say I have good taste in my thriftiness. You'd be surprised what you can find if you sharpen your thrifting radar! 

I'm wearing my favorite sweater again, and I'm afraid I may be living in this one guys. It's the perfect knit! Even when it gets absolutely freezing, I'll probably keep this on rotation to wear underneath my heavier and warmer coats. Which, I'm excited to say, I've been stocking up and have a few new outerwear items I'll have to show you once the cold weather kicks up. 

Anyway, it's definitely fall here, as our trees are finally changing colors and leaves are drifting down, cluttering up the streets and sidewalks. My roommates and I went hunting for apples, and discovered a lovely little place that was selling bushels of apples and grapes fresh from their yard. We picked a bunch, and are now in the midst of searching Pinterest for all the apple recipes we can find. Any suggestions? 

On a side note, I've been playing around with the idea of starting Youtube videos and attempt vlogging. I'm really unfamiliar with that format though, and am nervous about filming. However, I think it could be a fun way to spice things up around here and get my creative juices flowing again. 

What do you think? Any particular topics or types of videos you'd like me to make? 
Comment below! 

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20 comments

Aliona Love said...

Very nice. Would love it if you could check out my latest post on styling hair!
Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love 

hernamewascelebration said...

Fall is the perfect time for sweater weather! Your outfit is amazing as always... I've just recently gotten into the ring fashion like you have here. Such a great look!
xo Olivia

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

great look. and what a score! $6!! =) love that
xo,
nancy

http://www.adoretoadorn.com

Kati said...

Haha, love the title! $6 is such a bargain for these amazing shoes!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Nicole Stars said...

Your Blog is sooo cool! You look really amazing <3! I follow you now via BL, maybe we can follow each other :) I am from germany
xoxo Colli
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Elle said...

Love this sweater, and I agree it is perfect! Love the texture and color. Color jeans and what a steal on those platforms. Keep thrifting!
I love it too, and you do have great taste!
XX, Elle
http://mydailycostume.com/

Sartorial Diner said...

I love that you thrifted your shoes! And your open knit sweater is so pretty. Perfect for Fall :)

Sera Brand said...

cute post! I love the pic of those apples :)

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Toks said...

Steve Madden shoes for $6????? You really are good at bargain hunting. I'm absolutely useless, I never find anything worthwhiile. xoxoxo

Chidiogo Maxwell said...

Oooh love love, So stunning.
Love it!
its also absolutely fall appropriate.
xoxo

Jodie said...

Ha ha- getting the ruler out is all to real in my shoe closet :) you look fantastic especilly the sweater. The trees are still free here in England :( but it's getting colder and I can't wait for it to look properly autumn

Mica T said...

That is such a cute knit! So nice with teh burgundy pants, perfect fall outfit! :)

Hope you do start a youtube channel - it can be a lot of fun! I haven't made a video in a long time, but I really should! I just make the kind of videos I like to watch - that's a great way to get started as you will enjoy making it! :)

Away From The Blue

erica marie said...

Those shoes are a total score. I had a success at the thrift store this weekend! Love it when that happens!

xo erica

Chezka Cenon said...

Wow...multiple jobs? Go Linda...enjoy shopping more girl, you deserve it! Anyways, Steve Madden at those prices is a super steal, and if they're any comfy as my wedges, you'll wear them forever! :)

- Che

style-che.com

Sandra Leiva said...

Cute sweater!

xx

http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

Samantha said...

Yes to being thrifty! I mean, who doesn't love the motto the more the merrier?! Whenever I see Steve Maddens at the thrift store they never fit, argg! One day - fingers crossed!


And beautiful autumn look! I am totally loving coloured pants as of late and yours are superb.

Kim Alston said...

You look so beautiful Linda! I LOVE that sweater and your jeans. What a cool color. You look perfect for Fall! I would bake pies and make jugs of apple juice and cider. HAHAHA
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Elana said...

Ooh, this is such a perfect fall outfit! Only $6?? You had to get these shoes. They're wonderful. And I am totally with you haha. I have WAY too many clothes, but I get them all for so cheap that I think that justifies it.

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Chloë, Wardrobe Quarry said...

Absolutely gorgeous wedges. Love them paired with an otherwise casual outfit.

Wardrobe Quarry

czarianonuevo said...

the colors in this outfit are so beautiful! love the fall vibe and that sweater is such great closet piece!


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