Recent Thrifted Finds – Winter 2012 Review

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A thick black leather belt with an awesome silver crescent moon belt buckle. $2 at my local animal shelter thrift store.

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Thick white leather belt with a big gold buckle. Again, $2.

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This little gem was found at my all time favorite vintage shop EVER, Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb in Carlisle, PA. If you live in the area, hit it up. I have found some awesome pieces here. This belt was $6. From the geometric shape of it, it looks to be from the eighties.

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White leather ankle boots. Slouchy and cute. I found this at my nearest Goodwill. They were $6.95, which admittedly is a little expensive for thrifting, but I find good shoes so rarely, I just had to.

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Wild West velvet waistcoat. I can’t say no to velvet vests or jackets. $3.95 at Goodwill.

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Long-sleeve button-up blouse with black cording detail. It is repeated on the cuffs as well. It’s a little Grandma-ish but I like that. I am still questing for the perfect white button-up blouse, and this one is pretty awesome, but I am looking for one that’s silkier and has pockets. The quest continues! $3 at the animal shelter thrift store.

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This bag is what thrifting dreams are made of. It’s a 50s/60s era snap-closure handbag. Just awesome. The outside is like those heavy velvety curtains your Grandma had. $4, local thrift store.

 

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Street Style Round-up: Sweet Summer Looks

Here are some really neat (and thrift-store doable) looks from Lookbook.nu and beyond.

Striped tops are all the rage right now. They pair well with vintage denim shorts.

Shorts would be wise with a poncho/shawl like this. Looks great, though!

Suede fringe boots with shorts? I love it!

I have got to get a pair of harem shorts like his…

Capri length tribal pants… I want them.

A cool mash-up of several eras — rockabilly hair, 7os punk skirt and tights, and 90s hip-hop jewelry and shoes.

That’s all for now.

My Fashion: Dali Art Gallery Exhibition

Getting dressed up for openings for the art gallery that I work for at college is a lot of fun. Not to say that the art is somehow less important. I really enjoy fine art, and this particular exhibition was a collection of Salvador Dali prints illustrating The Divine Comedy. Super cool. So here are some cool outfits from that night…

Super cool vest and great maxi-dress.

Gorgeous dresses!

My outfit...

Weirdly lit face, and my outfit again.

I am wearing:

Leopard print button up top, Burlington Coat Factory, $9 ish

Faux leather waist cinching belt, Body Central, $9

Vintage leather pencil skirt, thrifted, $2

Silver faux snakeskin platforms, Steve Madden, $3o

I can’t resist Steve Madden shoes. Those were expensive, but I had to buy silver shoes for my friend’s wedding when I was a bridesmaid. Love them though.

Street Style Round Up: Leopard, Headphones, Striped Tights, Leather Pants

From The Style Scout and so on.

Beautiful woman with great style.

Great jacket, great shoes...

Street Fashion Round-up: Pillbox hat, Klaus Nomi, Parisian Style

From The Style Scout.

Beautiful red plaid coat and matching scarf! Her piercings and hair style are excellent as well. I have a coat similar to this. I love her pill-box hat. There are a lot of patterns and textures going on in this outfit but she pulls it off well.

From The Style Scout.

I could be wrong, but that jacket looks to be Klaus Nomi inspired. Not a huge fan of it paired with the skirt (or dress?), but separately, they are both great pieces.

From Easy Fashion Paris.

Just such an exquisite outfit from head to toe. I love all black outfits that mix different textures of black — like the gloss of leather against the matte look of cotton. Lovely. I want to marry this girl. Seriously.

From Easy Fashion Paris.

This woman is striking! Fabulous hair, great earrings and bell-sleeved jacket she’s sporting is to die for. Plus, she’s found a way to wear beige and make it look daring.

From Lookbook.

I am a t-shirt girl at heart, and this galaxy t-shirt is great. I have a vaguely similar shirt, but it’s nowhere near as cool.