Friday, November 9, 2012

{Style} Getting Thrifty With It...

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Although I have much respect for those who can sift through heaps of vintage or second hand clothing and come up with enviable ensembles, I'm just not one of those people. Now don't get me wrong, I have serious love for vintage accessories and may be known to buy the occasional vintage silk blouse from time to time, but clothing just isn't my thing. So when my local newspaper challenged me to put together a thrifted, head-to-toe look for under $50, I suited up and — in my very best Barney Stinson voice — proclaimed "challenge accepted."

What I thought would take several hours and numerous stops surprisingly only took about 30 minutes, in which time I was able to score a sweet leather skirt, peach blouse, black wedges and chain necklace (above), as well as a velvet dress (yes, velvet), plaid shirt and braided belt to boot... Not bad if I say so myself!

You can read more about my experience here, and stay tuned to see how Marie and Andrew fare in their upcoming thrifting challenges... Happy Friday! xx

Outfit details: blouse- Zara; leather skirt- vintage; wedges- George; necklace- unknown (all items from Value Village)

15 comments:

  1. Love love love this look, so pretty! Love the skirt and the feminine top you paired with it. You have amazing style!

    The Style Storm

    xo, Christina

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  2. Ohhh where did you go vintage/thrifting?! These pieces are all such great finds, I love the leathe skirt, and those wedges are pretty wonderful
    xJennaD

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  3. You did well my friend! I would have never known this entire outfit was from Value village.

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  4. thats awesome you found that all at Value Village! I love that necklace

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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  5. WELL DONE! I'm loving leather this season too
    www.pullittogether.ca

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  6. Since starting my personal adventure to shop for myself only at VV Boutique (or other second hand sources) back in August, I have yet to be disappointed! I love your looks - modern and stylish yet unique from what everyone else is getting from the typical retailers. Love it!

    Nicole at vvboutiquestyle.blogspot.ca

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  7. Such an adorable outfit!! I love those shoes and the leather skirt looks awesome! Nice How I Met Your Mother reference ;)

    -Haylie

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  8. Like you, I am just not a "sort through racks" kind of girl... although I recently discovered the Dillard's Consollodation Center and that was fun.

    That said... this is an amazing outfit! You will get so much wear out of all of these pieces! What a great story!

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  9. You did great! The outfit looks modern and polished

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  10. You look so chique in this ensemble! The leather skirt makes it more exciting than a plain black pencil :) x

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  11. I wish someone would challenge me to thrift an outfit for under $50! I could do that sooo easily and I'd have a blast, haha. Anyway, it looks like you did a killer job, there. Also, I appreciate the HIMYM reference. (:

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  12. such a fabulous outfit! I think thrifting is definitely a skill it takes lots of time and paitence but is worth it to find that one of a kind piece.

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  13. This look is stunning - I can't believe you thrifted it!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  14. Such great finds my love!
    <3 Kastles

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