Friday, August 31, 2012

Thrifty Business

Jean Blazer: Thrifted but loving this one! | Printed Skirt: Thrifted {save or splurge} | Top: NY&C old but try this one | Shoes: old but {obsessed with these} | Necklace and Earrings: Old Navy Recent {not online but in stores} | Flower Pin: Maurices {it is a hair clip or a pin!}| Sunglasses: House of Harlow | Clutch: Vintage Louis Vuitton

Thrifted print skirt...check! Thrifted jean blazer...check! Add in a pop of red with the shoes and accessories..check! Saying goodbye to summer {but not to the temperatures} check! 

Thrifted print skirt - $2.50
Thrifted jean blazer - $4.00

Have a great weekend everybody! Keep it cool and refreshing! :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Giveaway Winners and Thrifted Glitter Cap Toe Heels

Let me take a minute to explain how the giveaway winners will be chosen:

First, I go through each and every entry. I will then assign your name to a number 1-however many have entered into the giveaway {for this giveaway there were 60 entries}. If you completed more than one entry option you will get an additional number. For example if I {Meghan} completed all 4 possible entries from this latest giveaway I would put 1-4 by my name..if my husband {Ivory} completed all 4 possible entries he would get the next set of numbers 5-8.

Then I use a random number generator to generate my two winning numbers!

Drumroll Please! The first two winners of the first giveaway brought to you by the Citrus-Refreshing Fashion blog are......

Samantha Rowell and Katherine Zwerg

Ladies please check your e-mail from me if you are one of the winners!
Thanks to all who entered the giveaway..and if you didn't win this time there will be plenty more giveaways in the future!

Now onto today's Thrifted DIY project

Glitter Cap Toe Heels
Let me say that again ladies

For my obsession with all things shiny and sparkly I felt it was absolutely necessary to do a tutorial on how to get the famous sparkly cap toe heels for a fraction of the price! This DIY is quick and easy and literally takes about 10 minutes of your time! Once finished you will have you very own one of a kind DIY creation! Watch out Mr. Louboutin!

You know the drill! First, head on over to your local thrift store and choose a pair of choose that fits your flavor and style {make sure the material is pretty smooth so that the glitter can stick easily!}

Next, head on over to your local craft store to pick up a few supplies:

1) Several foam sponges
2) Your choice of colored glitter that you want to use
3) A sturdy glue that dries clear! Try this
3) Masking tape

Pick an area to lay out your project and have plenty of paper towels on hand {it can get messy!}. First, position the masking tape over the cap toe part of the shoe.

 Then, use the sponge brush to apply glue to the cap toe portion of that you taped off.

Finally apply your glitter of choice by generously sprinkling it onto the glue potion of the shoe. Shake off and excess glitter and now it is time to let the glue dry! Give the glue approximately 30 minutes to an hour to dry. 

Remove the masking tape and wa la you have your very own DIY cap toe glitter heel!
Tomorrow will conclude week one of Thrifted Week!

Remember to keep all your thrifted designs cool and refreshing!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Draped in Velvet

Top: Banana Republic {style stealer} | Velvet Blazer: Thrifted Old Navy {similary style}| Velvet Skirt: Thrifted Jones New York {love these and love this} | Shoes: Zara sold out {very similar style} | Purse: Louis Vuitton Neverfull | Necklace: Oia Jules | Bracelets: JCREW, David Yurman | Ring: David Yurman | Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson {similar style}

I have to say that this is my absolute favorite outfit from the thrift hunt! My mission before I even stepped foot into the Goodwill store was to track down a fabulous looking blazer {preferably with gold buttons}. I was browsing and browsing and browsing..and then bam..there she was..perfect and velvety and with the most beautiful shiny gold buttons and paisely print I had ever seen. My mission was complete..but wait..what did I catch out of the corner of my eye...LEOPARD! And not only leopard but a leopard velvet skirt to match my new found gold button velvet blazer! Pricetag for the blazer $3.00! Pricetag for the leopard skirt $1.50! Great deal...I think so! Also check out my fantastic chain link necklace by the fabulous Oia Jules. Elizabeth makes great jewelry at great prices!

 Entries for the giveaway are now closed. The winners will be announced tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

DIY Thrifted Neon Necklace

Ahh Candy Coated Jewelry! Who doesn't love the idea of having a bit of candy around your neck!? In our discussion on neon baubles a few posts back, we discussed how pricey some of these tantalizing pieces can cost! If you want a quick DIY solution that won't break the bank try the following steps below to create your own one of a kind refreshing creation :)

First off, head on over to your local thrift store or goodwill and find a rhinestone necklace {preferably vitange} that best suites your style!

Next, decide which colors you want to utilize to create your necklace. Head on over to your local store and pick up a few bottles of nail polish in the colors you have decided to use. .

Finally, pick an area to lay out your project and begin painting the individual rhinestones with the nail polish. Keep a bottle of nail polish remover and some cotton swabs nearby to help clean off any unwanted spots as you are painting.

Give the freshly painted necklace some time to dry and wa have your very own and extremely affordable candy coated neon necklace! :)

Today is the LAST Day to enter the GIVEAWAY for the hot pink bubble necklaces! Remember the deadline is 11:59 PM tonight! The winners will be announced later this week {pending that I have power!!}. Have a Refreshing Day!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thrifted Finds - "Calm Before the Storm"

Top: Thrifted Max Azria {obsessed with this} | White Denim Jeans: Thrifted Express {similar here} | Shoes: Kohls {loving these}| Bag: Sadie Janes Boutique | Necklace: Dillards sold out {try this one on ebay} | Bracelets: JCREW, David Yurman | Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson {try these}

Welcome to Thrift Week on the blog! So I thought it would be a really fun idea to try styling several outfits with fabulous thrift store finds. All this week and next week stay tuned for ideas to help you mix and match your new with your pre-loved :) One of the biggest trends this summer season has been the chambray shirt!  Instead of spending a tiny fortune on the popular JCREW version, head to your nearest thrift store or goodwill where you are sure to find a variety of chambray shirts in many styles and colors and for a huge fraction of the price! This Max Azria gem was a steal at only $2.66! You can also find a variety of skinny jeans in many different colors when thrifting! How awesome are these Express white denim jeans from Goodwill for only $3.79?! Now I know thrifting can be a daunting challenge..but if you go in knowing what you want to find and set your mind to it you can come out with some amazing pieces at incredible prices!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Important Announcement

Hello Everybody!

I first want to thank everybody for taking the time out to read my blog over the past 2 have no idea how much it has meant to me. 

That being and my family are right in the path of hurricane issac as we are just outside of new orleans, la in mississippi.

Please keep me and my family in your prayers. I have my posts ready to go for this week and will be attempting to post them as best as possible. If the posts for Wednesday-Friday come a little late it will be due to loss of power!

Thank you for your patience and thanks so much for being part of the blog.

XO Meghan

Friday, August 24, 2012

Bahama Mama

Top: Apricot Lane Peoria {similar style, here, or here} | Shorts: New York and Company old {similar style} | Hat: TJMAXX {similar style} | Sunglasses: Jessica Simpson {similary style} | Shoes: Enzo Angiolini | Clutch: Louis Vuitton |  Necklace and Earrings: Sequin NYC {similar style} | Turquoise Bracelet and Ring: Charming Charlie | Other Bracelets: JCREW, David Yurman, Lee Tracey

Doesn't this outfit make you want to take a stroll along the beach! Holding onto the last bits of summer! Have a fun and relaxing weekend everybody :) Keep it fun and refreshing!

Thanks again to everybody for stopping by the blog! You make my day with the comments you leave and I read and appreciate each and every one of them!

XO Meghan

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Magic Metallics

I must admit that I have a bit of an obsession with all things blingy, shiny, glittery, sparkly, etc. My saying is "if it shines its mine!" So immediately when I found out that the metallic trend was quickly becomming a staple for Fall 2012..I immediately jumped for joy! Now don't get me wrong..metallics can go one of two ways: 1) exceptionally good or 2) extremely bad. So, I pieced together a quick polyvore of some of my picks for getting started with the metallic trend in a classy and sophisticated way. You can add touches of metallic accents to any outfit by simply choosing a shoe with a metallic cap toe like the Dorothy Perkins heel seen above to give just a bit of flair or you can choose to go all out and really make a statement in an all gold metallic dress like the above RiverIsland stunner. However, as a rule of thumb when accessorizing with these lustrous pieces, you should always keep a neutral pallet when pairing metallics with your outfit of choice as not to be overly flashy! As always the choice is up to you and rock it out in style!

Have you entered the GIVEAWAY yet? Two lucky ladies will walk away with a gorgeous hot pink bubble necklace curteousy of Citrus - Refreshing Fashion!

Also stay tuned next week when I will be blogging about my recent thrift store finds! You don't want to miss out!

xo Meghan

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

"Heart" 2 Beat

Sweater: Old Navy | Top: Old Geoffrey Bean | Skirt: Lauren Conrad {similar style} | Sunglasses: House of Harlow | Shoes: INC sold out but loving these | Necklaces: Old but similar style here, here,  and here | Spike Bracelet: Charming Charlie but craving this, Watch: Sottomarino Italia, Other Arm Candy: Private Gallery

So I am constantly talking {rather complaining} about how hot it has been this summer. Thankfully though this week we have had a bit of a cool down and it has actually been super nice outside! With the nice weather in place I thought it would be a perfect time to practice some layering techniques for the fall. I am a huge fan of this heart sweater by Old Navy which is a much cheaper and almost identical version of the popular JCREW heart sweater. Since pleated skirts are a huge trend right now, I decided to marry the two together :) In going with a more classic approach to this outfit I decided to top it off with a set of pearl necklaces and a pair of pearl earrings. Using a bit of sparkle and glitter on my shoes takes care of my need for the "bling" and keeps the outfit neutral without being overwhelming. Happy Wednesday :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Refreshing Giveaway

Hot Pink Bubble Necklace Giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win one of 2 hot pink bubble necklaces as featured on the Citrus - Refreshing Fashion Blog!

Mandatory Entry Rules:
  • Must be a follower of Citrus Refreshing Fashion via Google Friend Connect (located on the right side of the blog. Click on the link that says Join This Site Via Google Friend Connect. Allows you to follow this site with a google, yahoo, or a twitter account! If you do not have a Google account it simply takes 2 seconds to create one :) 
  • I want to hear from you! Tell me which fashion post has been your fav so far! Comment beneath your favorite post on the blog! 
Extra Entries 
  • Follow Citrus - Refreshing fashion via Facebook 
  • Follow Citrus - Refreshing Fashion on Pinterest 
  • Post this giveaway on your blog or facebook
        You will get an additional entry for each of the above that is completed

        Once you have completed these steps comment below this post and include the following: 1) state that you have completed the mandatory entry rules 2) state any additional entry choices you have participated in and 3) leave your e-mail address so that I can contact you if you are the winner!

        The winners will be chosen at random and you have until midnight on Tuesday August 28 to submit your entry.

        Monday, August 20, 2012

        I Forgot to "Mint"ion

        Dress: Apricot Lane | Shoes: JCREW | Necklace: Apricot Lane Peoria | Sunglasses: House of Harlow | Bracelets: JCREW, David Yurman, Lee Tracey

        Happy Monday everyone! I hope everybody had an enjoyable and relaxing weekend! Ok so lets talk some color since summer is still not quite over yet! How adorable is this mint colored high-low dress from Apricot Lane Boutique? When I first saw this dress on the Apricot Lane website I knew it was a piece that I absolutely had to have! From the vibrant colors to the sexy low cut back, I knew this was a definite showstopper piece that will be in my closet for years to come. By adding a bright pop of hot pink in the shoes and throwing on my favorite bubble statement necklace, I was able to give this dress an extra splash of color!

         May your Monday be Minty and Refreshing!

        Stay tuned this week for the first giveaway of the blog :)

        Friday, August 17, 2012

        Leopard Goddess

        Dress: Karlie via Exit 16 Boutique {loving this and this}| Shoes: Not Rated via Exit 16 Boutique {available in Tan/Brown and White | Clutch: Vintage Louis Vuitton {loving this} | Ring: Lee Tracey | Earrings: Private Gallery  | 

        Leopard on leopard on leopard....enough said? I think so! Bringing out my inner Jersey girl! Check out the Exit 16 "A Departure from the Ordinary" facebook page. Fantastic boutique!

        *I also added the "sign up to follow my page via Google Friend Connect" on the right side of the blog if you would like to follow this page! Thanks again for stopping by!

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