thrifted pieces + layering

fall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting divaFall type weather has finally hit San Diego.  Well, let’s be real, it’s probably here for about a week.  But, on this particular Sunday in December, it was definitely cool enough for me to do some layering with this outfit.

fall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting divafall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting divaI know many are afraid of trying layering because of a fear of looking too bulky.  But, if done well, you will easily see that layering can definitely enhance and compliment your curves.

fall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting diva fall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting divaStarting with the first layer is a thrifted Express button up print shirt.  I found this piece at a Goodwill in Washington D.C. for $2.00.  By the way, it’s a men’s shirt.  Remember, when thrifting, roam the entire store.  There are goodies to be found in every section.

fall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting diva fall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting divaNext layer is a thrifted J Crew sleeveless cardigan.  I thrifted this sweater at one of the  San Diego AMVETS for $4.00.  I am always on the look out for staple layering pieces such as these sweaters.

fall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting diva My best piece of this layering is this gorgeous blazer!  For the longest, I have had a navy blue wool blazer with gold buttons on my thrift wish list.  Yes, my wish list is very specific!  I recently found this gorgeous blazer at a Savers in Las Vegas.  The price – $5.99!  Yes, that is a SCORE.   I love everything about this blazer, especially the lapel detail.

fall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting divaLayering complete, I added these hunter green Faded Glory tights/jeggings that I have had since last season.  You may remember seeing a maroon pair here.  I purchased these tights for $11.00 from Walmart of all places, but they are the BEST!  They are the right amount of thickness, the color is still awesome after many washes and  they are so comfy.  Definitely my best tights hands down.  You should definitely check them out!

fall layering and over the knee boots - thrifting divaLastly are these killer over the knee boots!  I can’t say that these were thrifted — truly wish though!  But, they were gifted to me.   Hubby saw them in my wish list at, and surprised me with them.  Due to the holiday sales, and some other coupon codes out there, they were under $100 before shipping.  Great price in my book for these one of a kind color boots.  They are actually very comfy as well, a little surprising, but I’ll take it!  Completing the outfit, I added my Kenneth Cole clutch, that I purchased for $9.99 at TJ Maxx in the clearance section.

If you haven’t given layering a chance, hope this has convinced you that it’s not too bad.  If you haven’t given thrifting a chance, then you are definitely missing out.

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  1. Those boots are fabulous, you look stunning.


  2. I love how you are pulling off so many shades of blue all at once! Gorgeous.

  3. That blouse is gorgeous!

  4. I love those boots and leggings! This entire look is just super polished and gorgeous!

  5. Okay, this outfit is FIERCE! I love the dark blue on light blue! So cute <3

  6. Great outfit and yes colder weather has arrived here in San Diego finally.

  7. Those boots are both insane and amazing. I love the gorgeous shades of blue you are pulling off.

  8. Loving how you mixed blue and turquoise! That blazer looks so gorgeous with your lovely printed blouse and cardigan! And THOSE BOOTS!! Giving me life over here!! Lovely look as usual my dear!!


  9. Gorgeous look, Ayana! The OTK boots are to die for and teal is my fave winter color. 🙂

  10. You are so good at putting looks together.. I can believe these are thrifted good work!

  11. Such a cute outfit + I am LOVING those boots! Fab.

  12. Those boots are killer!!

  13. What a gorgeous pair of OTK Boots! Sounds like you’ve got a pretty fabulous husband.

  14. I have those leggings from Walmart too, they are a great cheapy and I LOVE them to pieces. Your blazer is fantastic and I love seeing your outfits!

  15. I love your style! I just found your blog and I am a fellow San Diegan thriftaholic! I am so excited to look through all of your posts for inspiration and new spots 🙂

  16. Those boots are amazing and those colors together make me want to vacay somewhere by the ocean! Beautiful as usual!

  17. That’s a really great outfit! I love the color of your blazer. It’s a beautiful piece and it looks great on you. Good for you for finding it at such a great price!

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