I've been having some pretty good luck thrifting lately, which is so exciting! It can be so frustrating trying to find items that fit well second hand. I was pretty bummed yesterday, for example, when I entered the Salvation Army dressing room with a cart full of AMAZING clothes and left with only one blouse and one pair of shoes. I've purchased a few really nice things lately, though, so I really shouldn't complain.
I styled today's outfit around the navy blue polka dot blouse I'm wearing. I found it at a Goodwill in Bradford, and I'd say it's from the 1970's judging by the collar. I'm a big fan of polka dots, so I was pretty excited when I found this gem! The mustard yellow sweater was purchased while I was in college. It was part of a skirt suit set, and a dear friend of mine and I would often plan days where she would wear the matching skirt while I was wearing the sweater...I miss those days.
Now, time for a confession. The Dooney & Burke purse featured is a knock-off. I wasn't sure if it was authentic or not when I found it at a local consignment shop a few summers back, but I bought it anyways because I really liked and it was well priced, so I wasn't devastated to learn that it wasn't real.
Tomorrow I'm debating using my day off to travel to Pittsburgh and try my hand at thrifting there. I suppose we'll see!
Photos by Dan.
Vintage mustard yellow sweater: thrifted.
Vintage polka dot blouse: thrifted.
Jeans: J Crew
Polka dot socks: my mom's (we shared).
Brown leather loafers: Cole Haan
Green and brown knock-off purse: consignment.
Gold earrings and pearl ring: both belonged to my mom growing up and were gifts to me.