Somehow my thrift list has recently exploded even though I thought I had a pretty solid handle on my cold weather styling revamp. I think it’s because I’ve had a few style epiphanies lately about what I want for my fall/winter wardrobe. Continue reading “What’s on My Thrift List – Transition to Fall”
Let me take you on a little tour of photos collected on my last Goodwill foray:
That’s a lot of leopard. And I’m not even including all the non-traditional takes I found, like this: Continue reading “The Search for the Perfect Leopard Print”
In doing research for this post on breaking fashion rules – including the one that says women of a “certain age” can’t wear clothing too bold, funky, or shapely – I came across Sheila at Ephemera. Her style is a total treat – purple hair, fab shoes, bold colors, fitted dresses/skirts, and killer poses. She has a great eye for mixing designer finds with local jewelry and footwear with personality.
Plus, her ensembles are almost entirely thrifted and consigned, a feature hard to find amongst (the thankfully growing number of) more maturely-aged style blogs.
A few faves:
A particularly impassioned manifesto re: wearing whatever you want at whatever age you want.
Go check out Ephemera – especially if you love tats!
Happy Friday, Thrifters!
I’m sprucing up my spring capsule wardrobe and getting it ready to show you all… but in the meantime here’s a sneak peek:
Striped t-shirt from Merona in gorgeous colors with 3/4 length sleeves and a boatneck, aka everything I love in a shirt:
A coworker’s spouse died unexpectedly and we’re all trekking to the funeral today. Ya can’t thrift cry-proof mascara, but you can thrift funeral clothes.
In fact, they’re probably one of the easiest outfits to thrift because of the ubiquity of dark (particularly black) dresses/pants/tops. If you’re Muslim, Hindu, Pagan, or from New Orleans, you might have a little more trouble finding a white dress or pants, but you shouldn’t have a problem scoring white tops/skirts.
And if black/white is not a primary color in your wardrobe—even more reason to thrift it instead of spending big bucks on an outfit you’ll (hopefully) not have to wear very often.
Here’s my funeral attire for today—you might remember this dress, styled differently, from the last wedding I attended. (Insert joke about wearing the same thing to 4 weddings & a funeral.)
Leopard print dress with pockets: George, thrifted
Turtleneck: Piazza Sempione, thrifted
Belt: J. Crew, thrifted
Leggings (grey, not pictured): Charlotte Russe, thrifted
Black flats (not pictured): Clarks, gift
Black/grey leopard print socks (not pictured): retail
Cuff: vintage from my Grandma
Earrings: passed on from my Grandmother
Have you ever worn thrifted attire to a funeral? Do you normally shop retail but thrift those one-off pieces you rarely use? Scroll down to share!
And if you’re grieving today—whether a fresh loss or an anniversary—peace be with you. <3