The Tiny Heart: Firsts

4.23.2012

Firsts





Cardi-Gap (cute option), Button Down-H&M (similar), Jeans-A&F, Necklace-Bitter Root Vintage, Belt-H&M (similar), Bag-Juicy Couture (similar Juicy bag), Wedges-Nordstrom

This was a weekend of firsts. First time I'm wearing a sock bun (aka blogger bun). I had attempted it weeks ago but for the life of me couldn't figure out why my hair wasn't wrapping all the way around the sock. I have now learned that: a) it won't work with wet hair and b) you need a super high pony tail (think cheerleader hair). 

Is it just me or does the sock bun look an awful lot like Wilma Flintstone?
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I also went thrifting at my local Goodwill for the first time! After seeing an Escalade and a BMW in the parking lot, I had a feeling there might be some designer pieces inside. While it was more Target than Tory Burch, I scored a Forever 21 dress and a striped button down. My hubby also found a Banana Republic button down for himself that looked brand new. Total for all three items: $12. Although the woman at the register looked me up and down (what, a girl like me can't like a bargain?), I'll be back to thrift again. 

Sock buns...yay or nay? Do you thrift or do you stick to the mall?

158 comments:

  1. Your bun looks great, as does the casual look you've created!
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  2. I love the pastels!! Cute look :)

    I love thrifting! You can find so many unique pieces for a good price.

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  3. i love the bun!! I have far from enough hair to do it but I would if I could! and I'd like to go thrifting more, but the few times I've gone I haven't had much luck and I'm pretty good at finding really cheap deals at stores. : )

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    1. Thanks Katie! You are really good at finding bargains!

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  4. I'm glad you hit your local Goodwill! You know I'm definitely a thrifter so I approve :)

    I love this minty button-up, very cute. Haha, and I agree that sock buns look very Flinstone-esque. My hair is too short to pull one off either way.

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    1. Thanks Megan! You were definitely one of the bloggers that inspired me to thrift :)

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  5. lovely outfit!

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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  6. hahaha wilma! :D good on!
    love it! so chic!
    happy monday!

    xx

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  7. I think you look cute with the top knot!

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  8. You look cute with the sock bun! I've gone thrifting a few times, but haven't had much luck. I'll have to try again!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Love your sock bun and your outfit! You look gorgeous!

    Xo,
    Angela
    Headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  10. The sock bun looks adorable! I hadn't thought Wilma, but see the resemblance :) Sounds like a great thrifting venture...I definitely love thrifting for vintage pieces, sometimes I get great buys!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Cambria! Hoping to hit some more thrift stores that have vintage pieces instead of just Target stuff, haha.

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  11. Very beautiful shoes! love the color of the cardigan !
    if you want pass by my blog!
    kiss

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  12. I think the bun looks adorable on you, and isn't as high or as prominent in these pics as you probably thought it looked. Sounds like you scored some great finds! Sarah has totally converted me, and I'm definitely a thrifter now. ;)

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    1. Thanks! Sarah is def a genius at thrifting!

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  13. I love your belted cardi.. the color looks great on you!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  14. Your cardigan is such a pretty colour, perfect pastel for spring. I like the look of sock buns (aka blogger buns lol) but probably wouldn't wear one myself, I'd feel weird knowing I had a sock in my hair!!!

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    1. Thanks! You really can't tell there's a sock in your hair and it's very comfy :)

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  15. If my hair was long enough, I would definitely be into the sock buns. Great job on thrifting! I've only been a few times, but I can not get the boyfriend to come with.

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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    1. Thanks Tara! The hubby really just came along for company but then he decided to look for himself when he saw the prices, haha.

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  16. Yay, welcome to thrifting! It's fun and worth it if you can be patient enough! I love the mint sweater you have on, it's still a color I'm lacking in my closet.

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  17. LOL...it is a little Wilma-ish isn't it? i haven't tried the sock bun yet. i think i am more of a messy bun girl. =) loving your spring ensemble! so cute!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I love a messy bun too but the sock bun is perfect for a girl like me who has super thin hair.

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  18. I have heard some awesome things about sock buns, but I am way too hair-stupid to know how to actually do it. It looks cute on you, though!

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
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    1. Haha Bonnie! The sock bun is REALLY easy (once I figured out it wasn't going to work with my wet hair) and it really only takes a few minutes now.

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  19. Love the colour palette in this look!
    x
    polway.blogspot.com

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  20. I am not a fan of the ol' sock bun; I just can't seem to get it right. But then again, this coming from the girl who can barely put her hair in a pony tail, haha. And Heck yes shop Goodwill! You are helping them whether your donating clothing or spendin' $$.

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    1. Haha Katie! I couldn't get the sock bun to work for me at first either but I'm glad I didn't give up on it because it is perfect for days when you don't want to do your hair!

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  21. I LOVE the sock bun!! I wear it way more than I should. I love thrift stores. My sister dresses like a rock star and only shops at thrift stores! I have found some good things too. Big fan. I think you look so cute in these pics!! Love the outfit.
    Creamy

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    1. Thanks Emily! I'd love to just shop at thrift stores only (because it would save me tons) but I am pretty addicted to the mall, haha.

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  22. LOVE it!! You totally rock it!..and you are right, I absolutely see the resemblance to Wilma! HA! LOVE this outfit, by the way!
    xo, Jessica
    Fanciful

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  23. I love the sock bun! Very cute!

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  24. Girl thrifting is the best--way better than actually GOING to F21. Love your mint cardigan and you are rockin that sock bun! I never thought of it before, but you are kind of right--it is a trite Wilma Flinstone esque! ;-)

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    1. Thanks! You are so good at finding amazing thrifted finds...I have to learn your ways :)

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  25. You look great wearing the sock bun! I am very unskilled when it comes to working with my hair.

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    1. Thanks! It's REALLY easy to do, I promise!

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  26. love me some sock buns, and some thrift stores! And I love that minty sweater, so cute!

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  27. I love thrifting because it makes you use your imagination at times! Love this outfit. I am to scared to do the sock bun myself ha-ha I am afraid it would fall out at work or something and then it would just be awkward.

    Sara :)
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    1. Thanks Sara. Haha, I promise you the sock will not fall out...it stays put all day.

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  28. Yay to the sock bun and to a good bargain! I can't seem to get mine right...
    xo,
    shanna

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    1. Thanks Shanna! It took me forever to get the bun right but now that I can it takes 2 minutes.

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  29. I'm SO happy you finally went thrifting!!! Told you it wasn't that bad :-) Love the sock bun!

    sarahsavvystyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha Sarah! I have to search the other local thrift stores now because just the Goodwill wasn't cutting it!

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  30. You look different than usual, more grown up? Isn't a bad thing coz you still look fab. Love the whole ensemble. I've tried the sock bun but I have layers in my hair so it was a fail.

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    1. Thanks Rezel! I'm laughing at your grown up comment. I think it's the sock bun making me look older since I almost always have my hair down for the blog.

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  31. such pretty colour on a pretty lady !

    following !

    xx,
    www.stylsiren.com

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  32. I think the sock bun looks great on you Sharon and yes it does have a tad inspiration from Wilma but who doesn't love Wilma? She's sassy, funny, and I love her! In fact I think if my parent's were actual cartoons they'd be the Wilma and Fred! As for thrifting, I've never tried it, I've gone to a consignment store but the prices aren't as good as thrift stores.

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    1. Thanks Bessie! Haha about your parents being Wilma and Fred...not a bad thing in my book. You should try thrifting...where else can you get a cute dress for $4?!

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  33. i love your sock bun. i still need to perfect that! i think my hair is too fine. but it looks fabulous on you! as for the goodwill employee, just ignore him. shopping frugally and environmentally is always a good thing!!

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    1. Thanks! I have REALLY fine hair and I was able to do the sock bun. It just took a bunch of tries and closely watching You Tube video tutorials, haha.

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  34. what a pretty sweater!!! and nice pics too =)

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  35. You look so cute! I love that mint cardigan. I love thrifting! I always find something good. I does take a bit of searching though. My last trip I found Levi boyfriend jeans, a top & skirt for just $13!

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    1. Thanks Melody! Sounds like you got some really great stuff from thrifting :)

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  36. 1. I have a secret obsession with sock buns.
    2. This may be one of my favorite outfits of yours. It's sophisticated yet girly. Love it!

    A Southern Drawl

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  37. i love the belt over the cardigan! super cute : )

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  38. I love your little sock bun! So cute :) And it sounds like you've found a really good thrift store!!

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  39. I can't do sock buns - I have a long face and it just makes me look weird. But you look super cute!
    And I don't thrift ever. I find it really hard to get over the fact that the clothes were worn by someone else and I have a really hard time being creative with the random pieces people find.

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    1. The whole reason I didn't thrift before is because it also skeeved me out. But that went away when I saw I could get a entire dress for $4, haha.

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  40. I almost tried doing a sock bun today but something about it not being tight to my head is keeping me away from it. Whm... Anyway, you pull it off beautifully and the mint color...MINTY! I like!


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    1. Thanks! If you make a super tight ponytail for your bun, I promise the bun will not move all day.

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  41. You've mastered the sock bun?! Teach me your ways!

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    1. Haha Melissa! Basically I just watched a tutorial on You Tube and then practiced a whole bunch of times. Your hair has to be dry. Put it up in a very high ponytail and pull tight. As you roll the sock down it helps if you spread your hair around it. That way the sock won't show when you're done.

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  42. LOVING the mint! your blog is fabulous too... i'd love to follow each other if you like mine too.

    xo's, Vanessa

    http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

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  43. Your hair looks cute! It is something I have yet to try yet.

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    1. Thanks Tara! It comes in handy for days when you don't feel like doing your hair.

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  44. I don't know if the sock bun would work for me, my hair is super straight and it just slides!

    Love your whole look and nice score at the thrift store!

    oxo

    ML
    Twenty York Street
    www.twentyyork.com
    Follow me in Twitter: @20YS

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  45. The sock bun is cute! I have never tried it but I've been wanting to I don't wear my hair up too often.

    -Ash

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    1. Thanks Ash! I don't normally wear my hair up too often either but it is nice to have an option for when you're too lazy to really style your hair :)

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  46. I've wanted to try a sock bun but honestly I'd be that gal with a chunk of sock showing through and walking around looking like I own the place, haha.

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  47. I like the sock bun! You don't look like a Flinstone haha. Also loving those wedges! I only have black ones but the white ones are perfect for Spring!

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  48. Love the mint and the sock bun! Yep, can't have wet hair and it's best with day old hair :)

    xo, Megan

    http://indieflower-meg.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Megan! My hair looks really gross if I don't wash it every day so I actually did the sock bun right after washing and blow drying.

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  49. You look beautiful Sharon, in this hair do, and I love all the soft colors of the outfit! I haven't ever been to a thrift store too and I think its about time to try my luck there!

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  50. i love the pastels!

    www.trendinginfashion.blogspot.com

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  51. totally need to go thrifting soon - you scored!

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  52. Perfect post Sharon! A large portion of my wardrobe is thrifted and consigned, I love it! Sounds you and your husband scored some great deals! And while I haven't done a sock bun, I've done plenty of ballet buns. ;-)

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    1. You have some really great thrifted finds in your closet! I'm hoping to find a local thrift shop with more designer items :)

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  53. You look wonderful--as always! Ha! I love the picture of Wilma Flinstone. :) You crack me up. Your bun is perfect; your wedges are freaking adorable; and hooray for Goodwill!

    Dossome

    http://ataleoffashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks D! I know you love your Goodwill :)

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  54. cute blog!!!!
    xoxo

    cappucinofrio.blogspot.com

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  55. i like your shoes :):) i'm following you, visit my blog if you want :)
    Anordinarylifestylebook.blogspot.com

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  56. Great post!Would you follow each other? let me know on my blog ;)

    http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  57. first of all, i love your hair! i always see your hair down... and you look amazing! i wear my hair in a bun most of the time... :) love your wedges. i actually loved going to thrift stores before having kids... then living in the city, it was hard to find one. once my little girl starts school full-time, i am going to thrift a lot more. amazing what you can find. :) have a great day, sharon!

    xoxo,
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! I usually wear my hair down because I hate how it looks up but for some reason, I like how it looks with the sock bun.

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  58. I love the high bun - I've never tried it with a sock though.. I just tease the heck out of my hair to make it work :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Heather! I have such thin hair that without the sock in it, the bun would look ridiculous on me.

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  59. Sock bun looks fab on you!! I also love that sweater (I'm a sucker for mint anything right now, including candy) and those wedges!! You've reminded me that I need to go thrifting, if only for my budget.

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    1. Thanks! My bank account definitely played a role in my decision to go thrifting, haha!

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  60. i have tried the sock bun numerous times and fail each time! I end up teasing my hair and putting it into a bun instead.

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    1. It definitely took me a lot of practice to get it right!

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  61. I usually hit up the mall, but I want to thrift more!

    Sarah & Kristina

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  62. Love the bun!

    I love a good thrift. If I could spend my days eating chocolate, doing yoga, and thrift shopping I would be happy as a clam. Ha!

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    1. Haha Leigh! Thrifting and eating chocolate sounds heavenly!

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  63. If my hair is not down, it's almost always in a sock bun. I love it and how quick and easy it is! Oh, and I can hardly remember the last time I shopped at the mall. I'm a TOTAL triftaholic! I think about 90% of my closet was once worn by somebody else lol!

    LOVE the color of that cardi :)

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    1. That's pretty cool that most of your clothes were thrifted!

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  64. You're adorable in that pastel sweater! And I want those white wedges!!

    I'm a total thrifter. But I love the mall, too. Basically, if I can get something for a deal, then I'm all over it. =)

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! I'm all about a bargain too :)

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  65. I do the sock bun low on the back of my head and it works with slightly damp hair. I also have a little more volume up front, by my forehead. The curls I get are awesome, and look great under a hat. A low, messy bun is also great for wearing a fedora.

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    1. The sock bun won't work for me unless it's really high up on my head...I bet it looks great as a low bun!

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  66. The mint and nude look is so cool!
    LOVE <3

    X the cookies
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  67. Cute look! Love the mint cardi! The sock bun makes me think back to highschool! We all used to wear our hair like that to school! Love how it's coming back in a big way! lol

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    1. Really?! I had never even heard of a sock bun till a few months ago!

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  68. LOVE the color of the cardigan and your wedges are so cute!!

    Jenn
    A Petite Treat

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  69. Love the sock bun, it looks great! I tried it but it kept unraveling, so I just gave up :/ I like thrifting sometimes but the goodwill near my house doesn't really have anything so the only good thrift stores would be in SF... I'm glad you found such good deals on clothing! Your outfit is pretty, I love how you belted over the buttoned up cardigan and the necklace is really pretty.

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    1. Thanks Joyce! Sorry you haven't had much luck with the sock bun :(

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  70. You tried the sock bun? YAY! I can't wait for my hair to get a little longer so I can try that out. You definitely rocked it girlie! :)

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  71. I like the bun! And yay for trying out thrifting!! I'm by no means an expert, but I love to balance my closet with new (but affordable!) and thrifted items.

    Jess
    fancypants514.blogspot.com/

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  72. love the mint cardi! www.casualglamorous.com

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  73. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

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  74. Blogger bun! Ha! THat's funny. I tried it after I saw a tutorial a while ago, but I still don't have enough hair, I think. You look great, though! And yay for thrifting!
    --TS

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  75. love the mint! & yay for thrifting! i once found a mint conditioned striped gap shirt for 3$
    lol at the blogger bun :D i have yet to try the sock but clearly i should, it looks fab on you :D

    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Corinne! $3 is def a great deal!

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  76. I am a die-hard thrifter, its always so fun when you get a great find, so congrats on your shopping trip! :) And I love your pretty and chic look here, you look so stylish!

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  77. I just tested out the sock bun for the first time also. I love your whole look. Definitely a yay!

    Jess
    http://messyjessc.blogspot.com

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  78. Oh, I haven't been to the thrift store in a while- need to go! I also have been needing to try putting my hair up in a sock bun! I've always wondered how women do it. I have to wear my hair in a bun every day at work and it ends up in an odd shape,in my opinion at least. I also really love the mint color of your sweater combined with the shirt and skinny belt, which you know is one of my favorite things! You look adorable! -Jessica

    THEJESSICALBLOG.COM

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    1. Thanks Jessica! The sock bun works really well and stays in place all day.

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  79. Hooray! Congrats on your first thrifting experience! LOL! It gets strangely addicting (at least for me it is). I need to try the sock bun too. I have also been dying to try out a scarf turban, but need to brush up on my scarfing skills! :) Amanda

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    1. Thanks Amanda! I can see why thrifting gets addicting! Ooh a scarf turban is another great idea for your hair.

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  80. I attempted the sock bun but was a total fail...looks great on you though! I love that cardi and thrift shopping!

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  81. You look polished and fresh in these pastels. Lovely cardigan, purse & necklace. Your bun is adorable. Teach me how!!

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