I have been planning this color palette/outfit since it was gloomy and too cold out to even think about going out bare-gammed... dreaming of wearing bright colors while watching the Gucci runway show on style.com... I think my legs are way too pale still, but they need to come out sometime! It was a great day to wear a skirt! I wanted to wear loads of color, gold and big chunky bangles that do NOT cost $900!
|photo by Aveline!|
|this top has a weird split in the butt area|
What I wore:
F21 hooded cardigan. Coral colored tunic from the BX. H&M skirt and braid belt. Longchamp bag. Wayfarers from San Francisco. Gold flats bought on ebay.
I really want to talk about current fashion and the awesomeness that is thrifting and alterations. It is completely feasible to be chic and trendy and do it on a budget. I pride myself on being a budget-concious fashionista. I am a wife and mother and am always looking to save a buck here and there, but I am always in love with the newer trends. I went thrifting today and came upon another $5 bag sale day!!!! Here is what I scored and the price points (not to be a bragass, but to prove my point!)...
Accordion skirt. I have been lusting after one since I saw them online... This is the dreamy American Apparel one. price point: $59 or so.
It was in the extra large section (don't avoid the other size sections! browse it all)... $89 brand new skirt, thrifted for $8. I trimmed the bottom to be midi-length rather than extra long. SAVED: $51 plus shipping!
I have been really into finding bottoms I love. I find it harder and way more expensive to find bottoms I like, so I am planning on bringing my pants, shorts and skirts I love and shopping for tops when I get to California. I have really been into trousers. Being a colorblocking fan I am digging the bright pants look!
Zara trousers, going for $59.90:
What I got:
I love the chic chinos and male inspired trousers look.
These are cheap ones from H&M going for about 20 euros.
The other goodies I found today:
S. Oliver tee. Gap button fly boyfriend jeans I might cut into shorts. Both in the $5 bag!
Slouchy linen-ish pants, $5 bag sale!
$8 Accordion skirt (not part of bag sale)
$5 Bag sale items: jeans, linen pants, tee, striped top, orange top, red skirt.
$3 Charcoal trousers
22 euros, alterations
$19 plus 22 euros (about $30)
Crazy right?! 4 pants, 2 skirts, 3 tops! Not a bad trip. And I know that although it was about $10 to tailor each pair of pants, They fit me exactly how I would like and I will get much more wear out of something I fit comfortably in. It's still cheaper than even 20 euros a pair!
So again, I preach the greatness of thrifting... sometimes it takes time to find the things you really want (accordion skirt!), but it is usually always worth the wait!