Evolution of (Partially) Thrifted Outfit

There are times I have to remind myself that I don’t have to be the perfect example of a well stocked vintage closet. Plus, it’s summer and who wants to wear polyester in the heat…Phew!

So begins my journey to create something perfect for the season but thrifted too…

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It’s the perfect mix of summer staples: The medium blue chambray, the stripes, the above the knee black skirt and to add some edge, black sandles. It was perfect…until I washed the skirt, when it’s supposed to be dry cleaned!

It took me 2 months to find another black skirt to do it justice.

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I found this drab, almost midi, but yet not maxi black skirt at Goodwill for $3. It’s the perfect replacement.

I used some stitch witchery and bought some new buttons…

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And a found a lighter shirt at Old Navy…

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And created a lighter, much chicer, version of the one I partially destroyed (also too hot for the season).

Much better!

Stay Thrifty my Loves!

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Keep Calm and Thrift On

Yes…you’ve seen or heard part of this historical saying before. It’s derived from the British saying: Keep Calm and Carry On. Which was plastered on every home, office and subway station and meant to be a morale booster during the Second World War.

And it’s my morale booster now.

Last March I took a chance to retool my wardrobe and rediscover my style. Then met a boy…you know the story…

I thought loved him. Six months later I found he didn’t love me. And I was dumped for the worst reason : because I’m not white. I was in a tailspin. I couldn’t get my sense of empowerment back. I became depressed and stopped blogging.

I did what many of us do in these situations: I jumped into another 6 month rebound relationship.

But I woke up. I realized that I have to not be afraid to be single and move on with the things I love. And, when I do find love I have to NEVER give up on my dreams.

So here I am. Keeping calm about being (***gulp***) single and carrying on with my thrift blog. My first true love. The man-boys…they’ll have to come third. ;P

I’m back! I feel much more like thrifty / witty self. And wait til you see what I’ve been up to lately. Oooo lah lah. I have much to share. ;D

As always…Keep it Thrifty!