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A couple more outfits: one yellow and blue one red, pink and yellow

17.6.10: blue and yellow fashion blogger outfit clothes thrfited


This skirt is such a fall back for me.

top – people tree
skirt and belt – charity shop
shoes – keds
necklace – present from my mum when I graduated (high) school

18.6.10: red and pink and a little bit of yellow

The belt desperately needs another hole to make it sit on the waist, here I’m just pulling it up:


Amazingly, that is only the second time I have ever worn this skirt. I swapped it ages ago, and i love it, but I really don’t have many pink clothes, or brown, or white so it’s difficult to match and all i can think of is red and yellow. I just can’t let go of the matching thing…

The pins/badges are all part of my birthday present from my sister. She gave me a sort of teatowel thing with lots of pins on – like this. it says American Girl Grin pins – is that something anyone has heard of? According to the wiki toy site they were discontinued during the 90s. I think it may have something to do with a type of doll called American girl? There’s lots with positive sayings like ‘way to go! and ‘stand tall’ and also sport based ones like ‘I heart hokey’. They seem to me like the kind of thing a teacher might give their kids. Are there any teachers out there who would want these more motivational ones? I’d be happy to pass them on, since I am unlikely to wear them myself. Email me if you want them!

But there were also some fun ones with just drawings on, plus my sister added loads of other ones, like the big Janosch tiger duck one I’m wearing.

100% thrfited:
top – I dyed it red
skirt – swap
shoes and belt – charity shop
badges – part of the birthday gift from my sister. The one with the multicoloured circles is from the band the Music, picked up at a gig.

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  • Katie from Interrobangs Anonymous 29 June 2010, 3:52 pm

    I LOVED American Girl when I was little!

    The series started out with historical characters (Revolutionary War, Pioneer, Victorian, WWII) and then expanded to include an ex-slave, American Indian, Hispanic, and several more. Along with the historical characters, they started a magazine and a line of contemporary dolls, which is where I suspect these pins are from.

    The magazine used to have a great feature where a girl could submit a family tree with details about her women ancestors, and they'd turn it into a story with paper dolls. Sadly, they've gotten rid of that 🙁

  • Kelly 29 June 2010, 5:02 pm

    Love both of these but especially the second! The pattern on the skirt is awesome. Maybe you'd like it with an olive color as well?

    I love your button collection – I'd totally forgotten about the magazine! I had one of the historical dolls, and I got the magazine for a few months when I was little (I'm sure it was just a trial offer thing because I only got a few issues). I don't remember much about it except that I found a pen-pal through it and I thought that was the greatest thing. I think a pen pal would still be awesome, although with the Internet now it's a little harder to see the point 🙁

  • Kelly 29 June 2010, 5:03 pm

    um, now I'm just commenting again to subscribe to comments. For some reason I couldn't do that the first time I commented.

  • Anna 29 June 2010, 6:02 pm

    Love the idea of a scarf filled with pins as a gift.
    And I LOVE that chambray skirt! No wonder it's your fall back item, it's so cute and versatile.

  • Clare 29 June 2010, 6:07 pm

    The buttons on that first skirt are fantastic, and I'm dying to get my hands on a pair of those Keds!

  • Sal 29 June 2010, 6:18 pm

    Hope to see that skirt more – it's so fun!

  • Style Eyes 29 June 2010, 9:02 pm

    That skirt is amazing. I love that your outfit is 100% thrifted. I just recieved 2 new skirts from a swap in Brazil one is dip dye peach and green colour – lovely but difficult to find something to wear with it too, I will keep trying though your outfit has definitely inspired me.

  • Missa 29 June 2010, 10:20 pm

    The blue and yellow outfit is super cute, such a great color combo! Now I want a little blue belt too 🙂

  • Chelsea 30 June 2010, 12:31 am

    I really like the pink outfit. Is the little girl button a Grin Pin from American Girl? It looks like it.

  • Lorena 30 June 2010, 12:40 am

    I totally adore your colorful combinations… lovely!

  • Lesa 30 June 2010, 2:21 am

    I so love all your accessories and the beautiful red skirt so sweet!

  • Bug 30 June 2010, 6:15 am

    Both outfits are really cute and the colors just pop! so well. Love the pins, very cute addition.


  • Hands to Work, Hearts to God 30 June 2010, 6:56 am

    I should blog about my charity finds. Here in the Philippines, we call the places we buy pre-loved clothes the ukay-ukay (translated it means dig-dig cause you have to dig out the clothes!) But mostly I cut up my finds and use for art!!! Patsy from

  • elnajay 22 July 2010, 3:20 pm

    Oh right, the American Girl pins! I completely forgot about those (despite having a hat covered in them when I was a kid). Yes, the pins went along with the contemporary dolls (one of which is the one American Girl doll I had). The company did a big thing where you could get outfits or accessories for the girl and the doll, so you'd get the big pins and the doll would get a set of little round stickers…anyway! Thanks for the flashback!

    Also, I love these outfits! You always have such inspiring combinations of colors.

  • Sarah Olson 30 March 2011, 1:26 am

    A bit late to the party, but here're my two cents: the American Girl pins are by the same company that makes the dolls, but they are more along the lines of their non-fiction books for girls (think "the Care and Keeping of YOU") and the magazine–I had some ages ago and I don't know what happened to them! There was a brief period when button-collecting was a fad–I think these ones were sold in bookstores with the books?
    Anyway, hope this helps!