Today I’m featuring another couple of thrifted gems that I recently picked up from my local Goodwill.
I really feel like I hit the jackpot that day because I ended up with 4 blazers, 2 pair of shorts, 1 pair of pants, 3 tops, 1 kimono topper, a 2-piece pants set and this forest green slit front maxi skirt.
Although it’s extremely important to me that I love and wear all of the pieces in my closet. I don’t ever want to get into a style rut.
While I really do love classic styles they can sometimes become a little stale, and often too predictable.
For this reason, I like to shake things up a bit by trying out different colors, updated classic styles, or vintage pieces.
Thrifting definitely makes it easier and more affordable for me to do this.
It’s official, dark green is now one of my new favorite colors. Can you tell?
I was in love with this dark green beauty the second I laid eyes on it.
Although it is a size large and has a front slit , I knew that lowering the split or taking in the skirt would be easy fixes.
Thankfully I didn’t have to do either because the skirt fit me perfectly.
- A demure top. Because of the front split, I decided that I wanted a white top with a high neckline . This layered ruffle front Zara basics top that I found was perfect.
- A pair of matching double tiered Forest Green tassel earrings that I made using 8 skeins of embroidery thread.
- My favorite black faux fur clutch and a pair of black open toe sandals.
Lately I’ve been making some pretty good choices for myself. I’m loving, wearing and keeping most of the items that I am picking up.
Probably one of the best tips that I can pass on to you guys is to try on your pieces.
See how they look, feel, and fit on your body. I didn’t do this with a couple of pieces that I bought and unfortunately they didn’t work for me. Had I taken just an additional 5 minutes to try them on I would have saved myself the $9 that was spent.
Trying on clothes at thrift stores can sometimes be a real pain because dressing rooms are either limited or non existent but don’t let this deter you. The investment of time will pay off in the long run.
Pro Tip. One tip that I learned from a pro-thrift shopper is to wear a close fitting top, and leggings when shopping, so that pieces can be tried right on the sales floor.
Have any good thrifting tips to share? If so, please feel free to drop them in the comments below.
Until next time…..