It was so much fun sharing my SLC finds with you, that I decided to challenge myself this weekend and throw together an entirely* thrifted outfit for lunch at LACMA. Now, I’ve had my thrifting habit since the 5th grade (thanks sis!) so I’ll be the first to acknowledge it wasn’t totally impossible. Or at least not any more challenging than any other morning standing in front of my closet and wondering what to wear…
I felt very professional tucking my computer away in my attaché. And just a littly witchy…
And it was just a matter of time before I joined the ranks of engaged couples, style bloggers, and just about everyone else in LA taking pictures with the fabulous Urban Light exhibit.
In this last photo, you’re looking at one of only four items* from this outfit not thrifted: my awesome sheer striped socks. Aren’t they nuts? If you’re curious, the other three are my bra, underwear and sunglasses. And I promise I wouldn’t have worn the sunnies, except I have such an addiction to shades, that I totally forgot I had them on. Until just now. Thrifted style fail.
If you’re not totally disappointed, here’s the details:
The Outfit:t/shirt from Goodwill, skirt, bag, & blue bracelet from Decades, yellow booties from Iguana, fringe necklace & gold ring from Salvation Army, socks from American Apparel and sunglasses from Illesteva.
The Photographer: Cynthia (aka my monger)
The Location: Urban Light, LACMA. Following an amazing lunch at Ray’s. Note to self: take style photos before stuffing your face. I seriously thought I might pop the buttons on my skirt…
I usually mix it up a bit more, but really enjoyed throwing all this thrifted magic on at once.
What about you? What’s your thrift store to new purchase ratio?
And…do you find buying thrifted shoes gross?
I know lot’s of people who do!