Shirt: Old Navy
Belt: Another dress
Skirt: BCBGeneration (thrifted)
Handbag: Liz Claiborne Leather (thrifted)
This skirt has been hanging out in my alterations pile for almost a year now. (how sad is that?) When I thrifted it, it was a size too big and now its maybe three sized to big in the waist band, but I loved the skirt so much when I found it at the thrift store, I had to come how. (It was also only about $3, so it seemed worth the pain of trying to fix it myself.) I still haven't gotten around to taking it, but today I just folded back the waistband and safety-pinned it.
I think I'm going to have to boycott Value Village now. Ours has always been a little bit on the spendier side of thrift stores, but it's gotten really bad the past month. I'm finding Target and Forever21 dresses priced $20 and more,which is just insanity! I think the final straw was the Banana Republic dress I found yesterday. Really pretty but the tags were still on. Someone had clearly peeled off the clearance sticker on the original price tag so they could price the dress at half of the original retail price. Sorry, but I'm not paying $80 for a Banana Republic dress at the thrift store. Bit me Value Village! I know it does cost a lot to operate up here, but that is just crazy prices for a non-designer garment at a thrift store. (Never mind the gentleman who tried to sell me a clearly fake Louis Vitton purse for $60. I didn't even have to touch it know it was cheap pleather and he kept trying to tell me it was real. Not with that bad of a stitching job mister!)