August 22, 2011

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necklace - vintage, Brooklyn flea market / striped shirt - Gap / braided belt - vintage, thrifted / red jeans - thrifted / woven flats - UO

I mentioned on Friday that I'd had an incredibly fruitful thrifting trip. I went to two of my favorite thrifts, looking for colored jeans, an olive blazer, work-appropriate t-shirt alternatives, a mustard pencil skirt, a Fairisle sweater, the perfect jean jacket, and, of course, stripes of any kind - and I came away with these red jeans, an olive-y military blazer, two bright silk tops, a cobalt silk button-down, a cobalt wool pencil skirt, a navy breton-striped sweater, and a kilim and leather belt. I couldn't believe my luck! I was especially thrilled to find these bright, bright jeans; I love the colored denim trend, and I've already got at least a dozen different outfits in mind to wear them with. However, I just happened to be wearing this necklace, shirt, belt and shoes on my thrifting trip, and they went so well with these pants in the dressing room on Friday that I immediately reached for the exact same pieces this morning.

22 comments:

Kelly said...

I always like finding great stuff when thrifting. It makes it so much more fun than 'regular shopping' ...


Kelly @ 
Elegantly Academic

Jessica Zigenis said...

love the red on red look. So happy looking! And congrats on your good finds. : )

Simple subtle style said...

Love this! Totally chic

amanda said...

great pants!!  i tried on a pair of red pants today while thrifting but they weren't 'the' ones, ya know?  still on the hunt for the perfect pair for myself.  but am so glad you had a fruitful thrift trip.  it feels so good, doesn't it?

Genevieve said...

I adore those pants; what a good thrift find!

dellagraceslife said...

They rock! I'm still deciding if I can pull off red jeans...we'll see. They look marvelous on you though. 

Yay for fruitful thrifting trips! I had a great one the other day, too! 

Kara @ Unusual Form said...

Dang you.  I've been wanting red jeans, but I can't find any thrifted.  I
was even going to break down and buy some at F21, but could find any
there either.  I'm jealous, but loving your outfit.  You have steeled my
resolve to find red jeans.

NodToStyle said...

i can't believe you thrifted those red jeans! i'm a little jealous as they are top on my list of fall purchases

Rachel said...

wow that does sound like a very fruitful thrift trip!! The best kind :) Great look, it looks great on you! Can't wait to see the other items you got too! -Rachel (adistinctstyle.blogspot.com)

Alyssa said...

i thrifted a pair of purple jeans on sunday and am already obsessed with them. i was quite thrilled to find them, especially because i wasn't even looking for colored denim.

No Guilt Fashion said...

This look is fabulous. I love the red on red look. Congrats on your thrifting finds! I love days like that.

Anja_AHeartandSoulStory said...

looks awesome! Need to go thrift shopping again soon as well! Need some autumn staples and finally some of those colored button downs everybody is finding right now!!

Minerrva said...

ummm, what are the odds you'd share what your favorite thrift stores in the NoVa are ? :)
minerrva

shoegal04 said...

I love the red jeans! I have been meaning to find a nice pair all summer...next year! Looks great.

Santina said...

Well, hello there, my stripe-loving sister from another mister! I actually have this shirt, as well, except mine is blue, and you are totally making me want to wear it with my bright blue pants.

I'm impressed with how well you stuck to your list. I like to make lists to control my shopping but I never really stick to it!

Amanda said...

I also have that top (I love it!) and have been wearing it with a pair of white and blue vertical striped (teeny stripes) shorts.  I don't do a lot of print-mixing but I love the stripes combo.

tasty moog said...

good scores, i always found the best stuff while thrifting in MA. my cherished rust cord blazer and a tartan tuxedo blouse, for example!

will you dry clean or handwash your silk shirt? i got a vintage teal silk shirt over the summer, and it had a bit of mothball/dry cleaner chemical-y smell, so I ended up hand soaking it in cold water with a bit of woolite and white vinegar. (i was too lazy/busy to bring it to my local green dry cleaner). seemed to do the trick smell-wise, though some of the color did bleed.

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Definitely a fruitful thrifting trip.  Those pieces sound awesome, and I cannot believe you were able to find these red jeans.  I love this outfit!

Emily O'Neill said...

oh my gosh.. i love your outfit! you have inspired me to wear my red jeans this week. I love how you styled with it. think i'll try my hand at this outfit for a Phillies game friday. Thanks for the inspiration! 
-Emily

academiaemily said...

This looks wonderful. I love red, and this is a great way to do a lot of red without looking like a fire engine. The pants are lovely with the stripes and neutral shoes. Congratulations on a great thrifting trip!

sartoriography said...

Yeah, miss hottie pants!  You look fabulous!  I'm so excited to see all these thrifted gems.  Only, I wish I could see them in person.  :(

Seynina said...

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