When I began my blog, I was all about that thrifting life – I still am, but my style has inevitably changed as I have gotten older and “wiser” with my money. Thus, the thrifty life doesn’t have to exclusively exist within a thrift store. I have always been very proud of myself for being able to thrift practically brand new things over and over (in fact, I’ll be posting soon about my favorite place to thrift shop in San Francisco).
My fashion mantra has been for a very long time, mixing high and low fashion. This outfit in particular turned out to be high fashion on a low budget. I don’t typically like to wear a whole outfit of what you could call big brand names, at the same time. Because I like the unexpected elements that add spice to your wardrobe – and I feel like that’s what vintage and off brand pieces will bring to any outfit. It just so happened that I liked how everything worked together this time.
Top: Equipment, thrifted. Skirt: Reed Krakoff, from my most favorite super discount department store in SF, Jeremy’s. Wedges: Elizabeth and James, Nordstrom Rack (similar style). Rings: Target and vintage. Necklace: no tag 🙁 but from Nordstrom Rack.
This skirt has a weird almost garbage bag look to it that I really like. But that makes it nearly impossible to wear. At first I thought wearing something simple would balance it out, but this fun print blouse and sort of matching spotty tights compliment it better than I expected!
I admit it’s not an every day outfit for me, but it’s nice to have fun once in a while 🙂