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!

Evolution of a Thrifted Outfit

Thrifted white shirts provide the perfect canvas.  Pile on chunky necklaces, use it as the backdrop to your funky scarf, and my standby: Dye it!

Like this plain, boring; slightly pink t-shirt:

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Which I dyed this lovely wine color.

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Of course I couldn’t leave this perfect fall piece all alone. So this tan corderory vest seemed the perfect fit.

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These boots are the only non-thrifted item. But, they were worth every cent of the $48.50 I paid for them!

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Throw on some dark denim skinnies and they make the perfect apple picking outfit…now, if only my boyfriend would take me apple picking! Ahem! ;D

Til next time…Keep it Thrifty!

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Thrifted D.I.Y.: Dye, DYE; DYE!

Recycle!

Repurpose!

Reuse!

This post is about one thing.  It’s about an idea, a need and a skirt.  This skirt:

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Which looked like it belongs on one of those disney teen television shows…something a nearly 30 year old woman should stay far away from.
So I dyed it with a mixture of forest green, navy and black and it came out this merky eggplant. Thankfully the flower pattern remained. And I now call it my: Thrifty Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil…

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It’s everything I needed this $1 skirt to be: simple, versatile, perfect for fall and flattering A-line skirt. For a total of $3 ($1 for the skirt and $2 for the dye).

Lastly, this shirt was boxy and had these hideous “Princess Bride” sleeves…

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So I cut off the sleeves and dyed it Taupe…

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And tuned it into a very 60s casual boho look. This is a huge step out of the jeans and heels box I like to check every dress down Friday. But I look forward to warm weather next year, or maybe I can find a long-sleeve shirt in a complimentary color.

So what do you all think? Comments and suggestions are appreciated!