I have had some pretty extraordinary luck in thrifting lately. I now have a full time job, so I have been focusing on finding chic things that will fit into the constraints of my work dress code. I shouldn’t really say constraints, as it’s not that rigid for women, but I have to say withing dressy to business casual. When you think about it 40 hours seems like only a small portion of an entire week, but it really feels like most of my time is spent at work, so when I get home, I have no reason to change and nowhere to go, so I am feeling fashion deficient lately.
Anyways, enough of my blubbering, and on to my treasures!
Silk/chiffon sheer leopard skirt, Miss Ruth's Time Bomb (vintage boutique), $14.
Sadly, as awesome as this skirt is, it doesn’t fit me. And it is badly damaged, but I am going to use it for my mannequin (who seems to fit it perfectly) for the purposes of pairing it with other items for etsy photographs. This skirt is definately old. I am thinking at LEAST 1960s era.
Black denim vest, thrift store, $3. Printed maxi skirt, same thrift store $3.
I found this black denim vest at the animal shelter thrift store for just $3. I’m beginning to have quite the vest collection! The maxi skirt buttons up all the way in the front and also cost $3 from the same thrift store. Here is a better shot:
I can wear it to the beach or to work. I like that kind of versatility.
Lush red velvet skirt, $2, from a vintage boutique's bargain bin.
I had hoped this awesome velvet skirt would fit me, but unfortunately it’s a little too big. This one is probably going to find its way into my etsy store.
This is a better representation of the skirts color. Reminds me of red wine. (Yum.)
Crazy tribal print maxi skirt, thrift store, $3.
I am madly in love with this skirt. Of course, with my dumb luck, the first time I wore it I popped a button off of it, so I have to sew a new one on, but that’s because I am not used to wearing maxi skirts and caught the hem when walking. Here’s a closer look at the print:
Well, that’s it for now. I have a batch of vintage jewelry to show off next time. Stay tuned, and let me know what you think of my finds with a comment!