This season I’m incorporating some thrift finds into my closet. In the past I’ve shied away from thrifting for myself. I’ve been thrift shopping for the kids since Madelyn was little, but I’m now finding the charm in it for myself. This vintage blouse was one of my recent finds. At first glance I wasn’t sure. The fabric is a bit heavy, it had shoulder pads, and it’s very brown. But there was something about it that I was drawn to so I tired it on. I loved the fit and the length and felt like the bit of lace up detail on the sleeves kept it feeling current and relevant.
One of the main questions I ask myself when I fall in love with a thrifted piece is, “What am I going to wear this with?”. This is the difference between finding a great thrift item to finding a great thrift item you will actually wear. Even in the fitting room at the store, I knew this blouse would help me transition my culottes into the cooler months. It also looks great paired with some distressed jeans and ankle boots. I tried on a decent amount of items at the thrift shop, and truthfully, I liked most of them. I just didn’t feel like they would all compliment my wardrobe and would like be dust collectors. I am excited to go again and see what other treasures I can find. Who else is in to thrift shopping?
Fun Fact: About 5 and a bit years ago The Province newspaper challenged me to style two looks that each had to be under $100 from head to toe. I incorporated some thrift in that challenge. You can check it out here. (I was actually secretly pregnant with Madelyn in the pictures. I was in that bloated looking belly phase before the full bump came out. )
culottes: Addition Elle (purchased in Spring)
boots: Plenty (old)
hat: Hunnis (old)
bag: Brave Leather (old)