It was a minor revelation to me that I could contribute almost daily to the “Thrifty” series on Spunky Chateau (go have a look every Thursday). I’ve always known I was rather frugal in my wardrobing, but it’s come to light that a major portion of my closet is thrifted/consignment. I don’t mind, as it gives me the opportunity to try a lot of different looks for not-much-money. I don’t want to *look* too thrifty, though. That is, I want to have a fresh, modern, and well-put-together appearance every day. That’s the fun and the challenge of it.
Today I chose a well-loved skirt that I purchased new on eBay. It’s been worn many times and may be ready for retirement at the Humane Society Thrift. The cotton blouse is newly thrifted, and I like the pattern. I think I am going to relegate it to casual rather than work-wear though; the vibe is just not there for the office. The white linen vest was a jacket (thrifted) that I hacked. It’s too big, so I borrowed Sally’s (Already Pretty) tips and belted it into shape. I like the wide studded olive belt.
The wonderful Reva (Rags2Roses) had a post recently about trying out new poses, something she does very well. I stuck my baby toe in the water today. In the first pose, it looks like I love myself a little too much – but I am experimenting with showing off my bracelets — really! In the second, I am but a dim shadow of splendid Sheila (Ephemera), who poses so gracefully on her steps. I look like I’m all feet : >
I know a lot of my readers are avid thrifters too. Do you ever think about looking “too thrifty”?
Visible Monday Reminder: Monday August 15th is Visible Monday, a group posting for anyone who’d like to participate. The simple guidelines are here. Basically, just post something that makes you feel wonderful/visible, and link to it via my Monday post. Easy and fun.