Shop Second-Hand, Look Fabulous. I have been progressing from retail to thrift/consignment shopping for years now. I bet my current closet is 80% second-hand. Shopping is more fun this way, there’s more selection, more statement pieces, better prices, and it’s kinder to the environment. It’s not only possible, it’s rather effortless to shop second-hand these days and look fabulous.
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Just as in retail, you have to shop well when doing it second-hand, and pay attention to quality, and to the reputation of your vendor. I always feel happy/lucky getting a vintage piece from Suzanne’s Etsy shop. She is a peerless curator of vintage goods. Some of my best stuff (hello, horsey dress and velvet blazer) has come from her shop. This fab African print skirt is my latest treasure, and here’s another beauty.
The skirt is a beautiful print. It’s likely hand tailored, and it’s lined for a wonderful feel. I love-love the high waist; it has a cool 1940’s vibe. And this is the length I like to wear all my skirts, perfect. The black top is newly thrifted in NYC, a lightweight Merino wool, for about $8.
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Now, let’s see what’s in your closet, Visible Women.The guidelines to participate in the Visible Monday Link-Up are so simple:
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Note to my wonderful readers: I’ve been forced to move to Inlinkz‘ new link-up software, and there are some differences. I don’t love the email verification changes, and I sent the company a friendly complaint. They responded with this cheery note:
“The [email] verification process is a mandatory change, not only for protecting your account from spam links, but mainly due to the GRPD legislation regarding Private Information data. Entrants can use their facebook login with just one click or create an account with Inlinkz by using only an email and a password of their preference. The login is permanent for each browser and the system will not ask again for a login unless they explicitly log out or they login from another computer. So, it is something they have to do only once.”
Short version: Inlinkz had to do it for security, and security is a good thing. A small pain in the ass, but a good thing.
Stay fabulous and wear what you love, xo
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