Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! We’ve had some lovely early autumn sunshine, but I don’t think that’s going to last much longer. The countdown is on to the holiday next month…fingers crossed none of us catches Covid! If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen on my stories that I went roller skating on Saturday evening. Before the pandemic Isobel used to go every week while I watched, but I decided to join in the fun! I bought a fabulous pair of glittery gold Rookie Skates with my birthday money and I love them! I’m excited to practice and improve so that I can do some tricks. Anyway, let’s talk about this month’s Thrifty Six theme of Simply Stripes!
A couple of years ago I saw someone on Instagram in a jacket like this one and thought it looked so chic. However, they’d found it in a charity shop so I couldn’t buy the exact same style. I looked for ages on eBay but couldn’t find one that was reasonably priced. Eventually I forgot about it…until a few weeks ago when I spotted this one in a charity shop. It was only £5 so I had to snap it up! As I’m not fond of wearing too much black I decided to wear it over my red Soul Sisters T-shirt and red culottes. My black, white and red outfit from a few weeks ago reminded me how much I like this colour combination. For an extra fun touch I added my heart sunglasses.
Marks & Spencer jacket (from a charity shop) | Asos culottes (old) | Soul Sisters T-shirt | River Island shoes (old) | Asos bag (from eBay) | sunglasses from a vintage shop
“I was visiting my friend recently in her consignment shop when I spotted this bold black and white knit dress that I was certain would not be flattering. But I tried it on anyway and I loved it! Then I saw this striped duster hanging on the same rack and very much needed to pair the two pieces together. So I did it! “
“Avoiding the Moiré Effect…stripes confuse the photographic lens, the tighter the stripe the greater the confusion…We see the Moiré effect, that weird moving pattern when stripes merge into each other and out again. I wondered how I might create a striped outfit to please the camera – of course, the power of black and white…this time two negatives definitely make a positive!”
“You all know how much I love a great jumpsuit-and this one has stripes up, down and across! Thrifted years ago, I usually style it with a white or red leather jacket…but wait, since “Stripes” is our theme- zebra print has so many funky kinds of stripes! This perfect, flashy, totally sequins jacket is on point layered over this jumpsuit! Nothing like a hodgepodge of stripes to make this print-mixing addict indulge in a dopamine styling fix. Loving this look so much- thanks Thrifty Six for inspiring me!”
“Would you believe this is the only striped thrifted piece I own? It’s a little summery for this late in the season, but I thought this strapless pink dress would pair perfectly with a denim jacket for an outdoor dinner. This dress is originally Ann Taylor and I got it for only $15—you can tell the quality of it from the double-lining and the interior belt that helps it stay up. Too bad a bird pooped on it the first time I wore it! It was in perfect condition until the stain remover I used smeared the pink colors… Boo. But thankfully it’s (mostly) only noticeable to me!”
“This striped dress was one of my first pre loved purchases. It’s a King Louie dress which is a brand that designs retro clothing. They often have very colorful items. And you know I am not about very colorful. On me that is. So these red stripes with black in it where perfect for me. This dress was a bit short for me and I have sold it after I wore it one season. But it did start my love for pre loved items.”
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