Monday, September 12, 2016

My Fave Tee

A few years ago I thrifted a navy J Crew linen tee and it quickly became my go to on most weekends.  Here I am wearing it on our recent trip to LA (along with white shorts from the consignment store, Burberry sunglasses via Ebay, and a vintage purse via Ebay).

At the end of this summer it finally pooped out and developed a hole.  I decided I couldn't live with-out it, so I found a replacement and a spare via Ebay.

Even though tee shirt season is drawing to a close, I look forward to layering these with my leather jacket this fall and packing them when we head back to LA later this year.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Fall Style

This past Spring I was at Goodwill and found a treasure trove of J Crew items in my size.  Some fairy godmother with my taste must have donated the contents of her closet.  I picked up this button down for about $4 and paired it with J Crew skinny jeans and a pair of heels from The RealReal (my new internet obsession).

Am I the last person to know about this site?  The RealReal is an online shop devoted to authenticated luxury consignment.  When I signed up, they gave me a $25 credit and combined with an onsite promotion, the shoes came to about $20 excluding shipping.  They are navy blue suede and have kitten heels.

Also, I might be the last one to know this trick.  J Crew labels will always have the season the item came out printed on them.  As you can see, this one says "FA 2007" which means it is from Fall 2007, and even though its almost 10 years old, I think it still works well today.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Fall Shopping Secondhand Style

Welcome to my new blog!  I have a passion for shopping at thrift and consignment stores and about 90% of my wardrobe is now secondhand.

This year I put a lot of thought into what I really "needed" and wanted going into the fall season.  My job has a casual dress code and jeans are acceptable.  Jeans are pretty much the only wardrobe staple I do not purchase at the thrift store because I hate sorting through the various sizes and styles and never have luck finding ones I like.  J Crew jeans are my favorite and fit me the best so those are the only ones I buy.  I bought the High Rise Skinny from J Crew Factory to start me off while they were on sale a few weeks ago. 

Twice a year my favorite consignment store (360 in Kalamazoo, MI) has an end of season sale.  I always go on the 60% off day and this year I found these seemingly brand new Tory Burch boots.  I had a credit from consigning my own items and combined with two other items, my grand total was $5. 

From Ebay I picked up a vintage Gucci purse and gold hoop earrings, a staple I had been missing from my jewelry box.

I needed the jeans and the other items were wants, but the earrings and purse have already been worn many times.  I look forward to wearing the boots once the weather starts getting cooler.