Faux leather jacket c/o Value Village | shirt dress c/o Value Village | jeans c/o Topshop | mules- Kate Spade | sunnies- Celine | bag c/o Value Village | bracelet- Chloe
Spring can mean different things to different people, but for the fashion-focused, it typically signals one overarching thing— a wardrobe update. And if you subscribe to the purge-then-splurge philosophy of the season, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. My big spring purge happened a couple months ago on account of moving houses (remember?), and it felt so cathartic to sort through my wardrobe and eliminate all the items that I was no longer loving while discovering forgotten favourites. The great thing about this process is you can really identify any gaps within your wardrobe, as well as any redundancies (how many white t-shirts does one really need?), paving the way for a more curated closet that's true to your current style... and if there's one way to make getting dressed in the morning easier, let me tell you, it's through this process.
Many of the gently-used items I had decided to part ways with were donated at my local Value Village, so when they generously offered to help update my spring wardrobe, I was totally game for a little treasure hunting. I've always turned to Value Village for unique, eye-catching pieces and home decor over the years, so this felt like a no-brainer to me... and this time I think I lucked out big time. Not only did I snag the perfect oversized faux-leather jacket and vintage clutch (heart eyes emoji!), but I got a second chance at an item I had prematurely donated... allow me to explain.
I had picked up this chartreuse shirt dress last year, and because I hadn't worn it for a considerable amount of time, I decided to donate it at my neighbourhood Value Village. And I was fine with that decision until a few weeks later when I thought of the perfect outfit featuring that piece... and then another. Heartache and regret ensued, but ultimately I accepted that the shirt dress was gone and I put it out of my head... until I was sifting through the racks of the same location last week and spotted a bright yellow sleeve that looked all-too familiar... now if that isn't kismet, I don't know what is!
My favourite section to stalk in Value Village is always the handbags, and I've amassed quite the collection of vintage pieces over the years... so you can imagine my excitement when I spotted this one. It's just the right amount of 80's (my spirit animal) but with a little edge — spring-wardrobe update complete! xx
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Photos by Anton Atienza.