Every so often, I get bored of mainstream stores and I’m unwilling to pay premium prices at the local boutiques, so I head over to the thrift stores to see what treasures can be found with only $20 in my pocket.
Most things don’t come in my size, so I was mainly looking for items with a great style, fabric, or material that can be altered to fit my frame. When I go thrifting, I usually have something in mind so I’m not checking out the entire store. I set my sights on colorful tops, skirts, and dresses so I’ll have “new” clothes for the spring/summer season.
If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m embracing color and I’m in a pastel state of mind. I ended up with this lilac blouse in Small. It’s a little big, but with a simple alteration in the shoulders, it’ll be perfect.
With spring’s arrival, I feel like I’m going through a metamorphosis.
Color is no longer the enemy but a welcome friend. Mixing metals, textures, and patterns aren’t as challenging as I originally thought. My style is always in flux…evolving and adapting along with my life experiences.
I finally found a hairstyle in which I can put my hair up with minimal work and it still looks chic.
Many thanks to Wendy of Wendy’s Lookbook…her video was my inspiration. The messy, unkempt quality gives off this effortless look that doesn’t feel like a stiff, traditional updo. I’m sure with more practice, it’ll look better over time.
Outfit Details: thrifted silk blouse – S, J.Crew Favorite Fit Everyday chinos – 00P, American Eagle necklace and belt, Burberry Check tote, Charles David Awaken wedges
Speaking of practice, I need to get better at applying makeup because it is one of my weak points. I obsess over Jen’s tutorials, trying to capture the essence of the looks she creates. I’m experimenting with different colored eyeshadow and this time, I went for green.
What do you think? Do you change with the seasons?
What about thrifting…love it, hate it, or indifferent?