Striped top – Alfred Sung for Zellers
Jacket – Thrifted // vintage
Skirt – Gift // Teenflo
Tights – Xmas present
Peep toes – DSW // Steve Madden
Necklace – Thrifted
So… Contrary to what it looks like on the blog, I do wear outfits that don’t include black & white, red or stripes. I guess these just happen to be the cutest and most worthy of the blog. I am wearing this wool skirt as much as I can before the weather warms up and I want to stay away from anything that even rhymes with the word wool.
And yes I got my hair cut. My hairdresser decided to shave down both sides of my head this time. I’m not really complaining, I’ve always had a bit of an obsession with mohawks. And I love the contrast of a crazy haircut with a girly outfit.
Stripe Top – Thrifted
Black cigarette pants – Alfred Sung for Zellers
Nude pumps – Seychelles via DSW
When I find something that catches my eye in a thrift store, I automatically look at the tag. Is it my size? What is it made of? Where was it made? Does the tag look old or new? etc. If the tag says Forever 21, I throw it back on the rack. If it says siiiiiiiilk, I clutch it close and keep an eye on the women around me. I found this top at Value Village this fall and what first caught my eye were the stripes, then the bow and interesting neckline. And then to top it all off, the tag said 77% silk. DONE.
And these pants. I don’t have a story about how I found them in some thrift store and how they once belonged to Audrey Hepburn… More like I went to Zellers, found these in the Alfred Sung section, they were on sale for 17$, I tried them on, squealed a little and bought them.
Dress – boutique Onze
Sweater – MINK PINK
Leggings – old F21
Boots – Vintage/thrifted in Tahoe
Earrings – old F21
Scarf – lost and found
Wood Bangles – thrifted
On Saturday afternoon I went out to get a few groceries and was lured into a shop on the way (the downside of living downtown – so much temptation). I went in and browsed the items, I wanted to buy them all but I always feel I could find something similar in a thrift store for 5$ (thrift stores have ruined me for retail stores!) but then I saw this striped sweater dress on sale for 24$. How can a girl say no to that? Knit sweater dresses are all I want to wear in the winter. It even has elbow patches but I didn’t feel like posing awkwardly with my back to the camera. A girl can only endure so much awkward self photographing.
I wore this to a friend’s birthday party and despite feeling overdressed, I was way more warm, cozy and comfortable than the girls in the 5 inch heels and tight dresses. Don’t worry, I still love my sky high heels and minis – just not in December.