Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thrifty Thursday

It's all about tops today!  To be honest, this is just part of one thrifting trip.  I had such a good trip to Goodwill a couple weeks back, it will be broken up into 3 or 4 posts.  Yeah.  It was that good.

This is a Liz Claiborne top, which is not a brand that I normally gravitate towards in the stores.  It feels like an "older" brand to me.  Do you think of Liz Claiborne in the same way?  I suppose I should stop thinking that way about it, since I've found quite a few cute and stylish items lately from that brand at thrift stores.  This top is just so pretty, don't you think?  I love the orange and blue, and the contrasting stripes adds a little something extra.  I'm excited to layer this with sweaters or cardigans in the cooler months.

No, this picture isn't blurry.  :)  But doesn't it look like it is??  This is a sheer Old Navy top, so what you're seeing is the dots on top of dots.  The effect was kind of cool in the photograph.  I've already worn this once but, sadly, didn't photograph it.  This is going to be a well-loved top.  This was perfect on a hot day and it will be perfect layered with a cardigan in the fall.

Both tops were purchased for $3.62 each.

Thrifty Tip #6

Know your size!  If you know your size in specific brands, that's even better.  Sometimes that helps when you're combing through racks of different brands/sizes/cuts/shapes/etc.  For example, the Old Navy top above was the size I wear in Old Navy, so of course I knew it would fit me!  But, sometimes I find a vintage item that is, of course, not anywhere close to a size I would wear.  For example, in skirts I'm either a 10 or a 12 depending on the cut.  Sometimes I can wear an 8 if it's an a-line.  But, in vintage skirts or older brands, I might be a 14.

Next week, I will talk about how I decide what to try on in the dressing room.

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