Thrifted in Fall Layers & Thursday Moda Link Up

Last week, I co-hosted with Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood for her Thursday Moda Link Up and we had such an amazing turn out that she asked me to co-host with her again! I am so honored, Ada. Thank you. In a few weeks, Ada is also going to co-host my Friday Link Up On the Edge. So be sure to stop by and check it out! Thank you all so much for your continued love and support.




If you are not familiar with Ada, let me tell you a little about her…Ada has been writing the blog Elegance and Mommyhood for the past 4 years. She focuses on affordable everyday style for casual stay-at-home mom days, polished work looks, weekend wear and everything in between. Ada also features her adorable daughter Vivian in her Mommy and Me Style posts. She is a firm believer that style and elegance do not have to cost a fortune and shopping your closet is always a great idea. So in the interest of budgeting and being frugal, we decided to style Fall Layers with thrifted pieces this week.




When I was younger (like high school younger), I used to love thrift shopping to find crazy, unique pieces that no one else had. I liked to stand out in a crowd, for sure! And the thrift shop was the place to find such things. Recently, my fascination with picking through thrift store racks has been renewed and I have been scoring some pretty amazing stuff for super cheap (even after adding in the cleaning costs). Maybe you remember my post Do You Think I Have a Scarf Problem? which showcased a pretty hefty haul of scarves from my local thrift shop.




Lately, when I shop at my local Salvation Army Family Store, I focus on a few specific things that I am needing or wanting. It is very easy to get overwhelmed when you walk in and see row upon row of racks jammed with all sorts of items. So if I narrow my search down to one or two categories, I can focus on just those areas in my search. And one thing I had been really wanting but was not willing to pay the ticket price was a leather jacket. Back in June on a thrift shop trip, I found this perfectly broken-in chocolate brown Wilson’s Leather jacket for $8! I went on a Wednesday which is Family Day and most items are 50% off. Although, I would have paid the ticket price of $16 for this fabulous jacket anyway, but you can’t beat $8!




On the same trip, I had been searching for midi skirts and dresses and I found this adorable green paisley midi skirt. There is no label in it, but for a mere $3, why would I care?! I thought the dark brown of the jacket and the forest green of the skirt would pair beautifully to create a hip autumn look. Then I added one of the neckerchiefs from my scarf haul thrift trip.




I loved the easy casual look of a light chambray shirt tied at the waist. I completed the look with a pair of fringe flatform sandals and a faux leather backpack, both of which I grabbed on clearance from Target during the end of summer sales. I think it created a great back-to-school look, too, if I were someone who was going back to school! But a girl can pretend, right?




Outfit details:

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Jacket: Wilson’s Leather from Salvation Army Family Store – $8.
Skirt: No Label from Salvation Army Family Store – $3.
Scarf: No Label from Salvation Army Family Store – $1.
Chambray shirt: Old Navy Classic Chambray Shirt in Light Wash – $25.
White tank top: very old from Target – $7.
Sandals: Target (no longer available) On clearance – $8.
Backpack: Target (no longer available) On clearance – $15.

Total cost of outfit: $67!

And how adorable is Ada in her floral pants and turquoise vest! I am loving the bright colors combined with the darker floral for a fresh fall look. For more thrifting and fun fashion inspiration, please go check out Ada’s blog. You can also follow her on Pinterest, Instagram, Bloglovin’, and Facebook. If you are a blogger, you are invited to join Ada’s Thursday Moda Link Up every week where you can meet and discover new bloggers. There are currently over 100 bloggers who link their posts every week!




Have you scored big at your local thrift lately? I would love to hear all about it. Also, remember to stop by tomorrow for my weekly link up as well!

Feeling thrifty on the edge,’


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

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48 Responses

  1. Hey—we’re twinsies with our shirts tied at our waists!!!
    Love this look!

  2. Love the theme you ladies chose for this link up! I love your skirt and the leather jacket is the perfect topper. Thanks for the link up.

  3. You’re speaking my language with thrifting (both of my posts in the link up have thrifted items) and your outfit is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and hosting.


    • Rena, thrifting is so much fun, isn’t it?! I love your thrifted pieces that you have shown on your blog recently! Thanks for stopping by and linking up. Have a fabulous day.


  4. The neckscarf looks great with the chambray shirt! I haven’t been thrifting in a while but you can find so many great things when you do 🙂

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you’re having a great week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  5. Love the chambray shirt Shelbee. I really must get me one. Thank you for hosting x

    • Thanks, Laurie! You definitely need a chambray shirt…I have about 5 different ones in different washes and weights. They are so good for layering! Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous day.


  6. Nice! Lots of texture!

  7. Hey, That skirt looks like mine! That’s fun! What a bargain.

  8. Amy Arnold

    Ada is awesome! Speaking of awesome, loving your outfit. Fun layers and styling. Thanks for cohosting.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  9. I am launching another 3-part collaboration with fashion forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at the blog – come on over and lemme know what you think!

    Happy Thursday!


  10. I’m really loving that backpacks are BACK. 🙂 So fun + nostalgic (plus you can really load ’em up!).

    Happy Thursday, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Thanks, Ashley! Backpacks are so great, too, when I take my kids somewhere and have to haul all of their crap around! And I can be in mom mode and still be stylish!


  11. I wish I could shop at thrift stores! I just can’t handle it, I do get really overwhelmed. I even have a difficult time shopping at stores like Nordstrom rack. I really like your tip of coming in with a specific goal in mind though! Thank you for hosting, and thanks for linking up to We Are Fashion.

    • Thanks so much, Mallory, for stopping by and for your fun new link up! Sometimes, I can’t handle the smell in the thrift shop and I really have to be in the mood to go there. It is definitely overwhelming. And like you said, any huge discount store with racks and racks of clothes just stuffed full can be super insane. You need to have the time and the patience to quietly pick through…and sometimes you find gold! Last year I found a beautiful cashmere sweater buried in the clearance racks at Kohl’s. It retailed for $120 and when I plucked it from it’s clearance hell, it was only $18! So it certainly pays off if you can tolerate the search.


  12. Nice layered look! The leather jacket was a great find!

    I used to work near a great thrift store years ago and picked up quite a few things. My problem with thrift stores is that I can easily get carried away; that’s why I haven’t been in quite some time. I like your strategy of only looking for certain items…

  13. Love the way you tied your shirt, such a perfect look!


  14. Great to see you both again –
    I am amazed at your 8.00 dollar leather jacket find ! What a fabulous thrift.

  15. love the chambray top

    Life is just Rosie

  16. I’m always amazed how wonderful clothes people can find in thrift shops! I have to admit I have a huge problem with thrifting, I need to have my clothes ‘unworn’, and I’ve never been able to spend more than a few minutes in a thrift shop. I think it’s all in my head, I need to get over it. Besides, I have no problem buying vintage jewellery…

    • Tiina, I get a little weird in the the thrift shop sometimes, too. I don’t let anything get any further inside my house than the washing machine either! I definitely leave the thrift feeling a little “itchy”! And I hate the odor inside! But so far, I have never had any traumatic experiences from it either. And there are some really amazing things to be found there! Thanks so much for stopping by.


  17. Love the neck scarf, Shelbee! I don’t think I’ll ever let that trend die now that it has come back!

  18. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style party.

  19. Thrift shopping is so fun! I’ve found such awesome things at great prices. Some things have never even been worn 😀 Hope you have a great weekend!

    Edye |

    • Edye, I love when I find things still with tags on at the thrift shop! It always feels like such an amazing deal! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend.


  20. Such great creative looks! don’t you love thrifting? Thanks for linking to Vis Monday, xo


  21. I love finding great things at Thrift Stores! And it’s such a good way to save money on your wardrobe! Thanks for sharing at the Grace + Lace Linkup!

    • I really like that you can find things that not everyone can walk into any store and buy the same thing. It may be fashions from 10 years ago or even 2 years ago, but it is likely something that it is more original now when purchased at thrift. Thanks so much for stopping by, Mackenzie!


  22. I have to have the backbone to go to the thrift store. I know I could find there super staff for a low price. But there so many people and the clothes are on the big piles. I don’t have patience for this. It could be really time consuming.

    Anna xoxo

    • I agree, Anna. I have to be in the mood to dig through stuff. It can be quite overwhelming especially if you go in there without a plan. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


  23. Loving the brown moto jacket ! I have a small collection as it doesnt get too cold here, so I look forward to wearing them. Pretty skirt too Shelbee!
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    • Jess, thanks so much! I would love to get a brightly color moto jacket, too. I think that would be super fun to style! I look forward to seeing more of your leather jacket styles.


  24. I love this look – and those shoes are so cute! I’m so with you on thrift shops too, I always leave with *something*.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Friday Frivolity this week. 🙂