Thrifty Threads – Easy Breezy

Posted On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, shopping, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

The New York heat wave continues and there’s nothing better than throwing on a flowy garment. Oh, and it was also my birthday this weekend, so I wanted an outfit that was cute but not too fussy. I knew exactly what I’d wear that would fulfill those requirements.
While thrifting at Buffalo Exchange in San Francisco, I “splurged” on a color block, hi-low top. 20 bucks is a little much for a secondhand item, but I knew I had to have it. I paired it with my vintage Wrangler cut offs that I bought at Clothes Contact, where vintage goods are $10 per pound.
  What to wear in a heat wave
I love the movement of the shirt and the coral and turquoise compliment each other so well. Since the shirt is sheer, I rocked a bikini bandeau top underneath.
And of course the shoes had to be fly. I’m pretty much obsessed with these Aldo wedges I scored at the Sip & Swap I hosted earlier this year. They’re about five inches high, but quite comfortable.
The rest of my accessories were pretty simple: thin gold necklace, bangles, leather and studded wrap bracelet by Stella & Dot and a cocktail ring.
Though I winced at paying $20 for the top, it was well worth it. I know I’ll get tons of wear out of it this summer.
Week 39 of my Thrifty Threads 365 challenge {a full year where I only buy second-hand clothing} is down. Only 13 more weeks to go!
 Photos: Danielle of The Frugal Fatshionista
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10 thoughts on “Thrifty Threads – Easy Breezy

  1. THE TOP IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND RIGHT ON TIME WITH TODAY’S TREND, BUT…you killed the look with the frayed too casual shorts. Couldn’t the short be some other color or maybe more polished? Also I feel the shoes should have been bright colored heeled strappies,

    BUT THE TOP IS AWESOME!!

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