Coat: Ellen Tracey (Gift)
Shirt: Calvin Klein (thrifted)
Jeans: Old Navy
Belt: Came with a dress (This seems to be how i get most of my belts)
Shoes: Shoemint (via ebay)
Handbag: Coach (consignment)
I haven't worn these high waisted bell bottoms in so long, just because they're so long! (Hah, aren't I just the funny one tonight.) But with the wonderful shoemint shoes, they're just about normal person length and I'm just about normal person height. This shirt is a really old thrifting find, back from when I wasn't so lazy about thrifting. Thrifting shirts are one thing that takes the wind right out of me, it takes so long to go through every. single. shirt. And while most shirts at the thrift store do tend to be more, er, matronly, sometimes I find gems like this.
This seems to sum up my thrifting experiences. Some times I get really lucky and find something amazing for a great price, but it does take digging through the piles and having an idea of what to look for. I use my fingers to feel for nice fabrics and I watch for colors that I like, or patterns. And while a good proportion of garments at thrift store can be, as mentioned before, matronly or worn out, sometimes you do find Dior. (I'll wave my hand in the air here.) It's important not to get discouraged if you come away with nothing. A good half of the time I come away empty handed, but I have those times when I do find something really special. You just have to keep at it!
And yes, I might be a tiny bit obsessed with knotting my shirts, but its fun to have an alternative to belting or tucking in your shirt and it has such a fun summer feel. Or maybe I just never grew out of the 90s style wise.