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OOTD: Of Thrifting and Hanging Pants

I've noticed a pretty drastic change in the way I shop because of the spending goals I set for myself back in November.  Much less purchasing of Anthropologie items (though don't worry Anthro, I still love you!) and a lot more hanging out in thrift stores, stalking sales, having restraint (so hard!) and what not.  In fact, the majority of the outfit below is thrifted!  And really, I don't think the quality of outfits have gone down, so that's certainly a real-life lesson -- all things don't need to be new in order to look fabulous. Oh yes, and I'm back to doing some crazy pattern matching.  Really, who puts paisley and paisley next to each other?

OOTD: Of Thrifting and Hanging Pants 
Outfit Details
Top: Thrifted Ann Taylor (similar Ralph Lauren here, Tommy Hilfiger here)
Blazer: Thrifted Boys Marshall Fields (similar at J Crew here, Delias here)
Skirt: J Crew Origami Mini (similar shape in houndstooth at J Crew here)
Shoes: Thrifted Steven by Steve Madden (similar here, here)
Belt: Forever 21 (similar at Charlotte Russe here, Fancy ShopBop version here)

OOTD: Of Thrifting and Hanging Pants OOTD: Of Thrifting and Hanging Pants OOTD: Of Thrifting and Hanging Pants 

Now for the hanging pants reference.  Anyone see that pair of blue jeans hanging behind me in the first picture?  Yeaaaah, that was there when I got there.  And they were there for days after.  Such are the perils of taking pictures near the railroad tracks I guess.  

So! Does this outfit work?  Yay? Nay? Share in the comments!

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  1. I must spend too much time on the internet- no amount of pattern mixing seems to much...besides, the blazer is a good grounding piece...

  2. LOL. I feel the same -- I just had that moment where I looked at my outfit as a "normal" person would. Then I got over it.

  3. Thrifting can be better than buying new sometimes though.. you definitely find more unique pieces!

    xo Jennifer


  4. I totally agree! And it's less likely someone else will have it, which is pretty awesome in its own right.

  5. Great outfit! love the skirt!
    btw, I am hosting a giveaway in my blog... a $100 voucher to spend at Boticca! I would love to see you around :D

  6. Replies
    1. Thanks Djenia! (When you coming back out to visit?)