Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Little Sparkle



I got these pants a couple weeks ago at Goodwill. I was doing my last browse through and the sparkle caught my eye. By some miracle they were my size, from JCrew, and only $4! I like that they are a neutral color and so will go with a lot, but the sparkle makes them a little extra special. 






Shirt- American Eagle via Goodwill (similar, similar) // Vest- New York & Company (similar) // Pants- JCrew via Goodwill (similar, similar) // Shoes-Target // Necklace-Groopdealz // Earrings- Forever 21

I know there is a lot of advice about what to buy when thrifting and what not to buy. I am of two opinions on buying things. Although many people advise not to buy anything you wouldn't pay full price for, I sort of disagree. I think thrifting is a great way to inexpensively try trends or certain styles. Taking this with a grain of salt, I do not go crazy just because of the low prices. Everything I get I can still easily remix and fits into what I already have in my wardrobe. A great example are my fabulous pants. Would I pay full price? Hell no. I wouldn't pay full price for anything from JCrew, I can't afford to. And I would be nervous I wouldn't get enough wear. But, for $4 I will try them because the cost per wear is so much lower. 

What are your rules about when to buy or not to buy thrifted clothes?

Also, I am co-hosting the Tres-Chic Fashion link up with Agi today. Make sure you stop by and link up all your fabulous outfits!

16 comments:

  1. I thought at first that it was just a play of the light, but it's so cool that these pants have a bit of shimmer to them. And you're right, thrifting allows you to take some fashion risks without spending too much $$.

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  2. I love the cut of those trousers and the menswear feel when paired with the vest. What a great find!

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  3. I really like your vest, and those pants were a great find!

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  4. That's exactly how I feel about thrifting. I get to try stuff without freaking out about the cost per wear. And those pants look FAB on you, so your cost per wear should be pretty dang low! ;)

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  5. Honestly, there are very few things I've found thrifting that I truly love. Today's dress was a great find, but I have had many more things I've worn once, then ended up giving back to goodwill or selling at Plato's closet. I definitely agree it's a great way to try out a trend though.

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  6. Beautiful outfit! Love the trousers!

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  7. I think I've been lucky. I have actually found a few nice staples like navy and khaki pencil skirts and a couple blazers. I try to make sure they fit well and I can wear them multiple ways though. :) It's so easy to get sucked into the low price! I've been guilty of that in the past, too.

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  8. I've even gotten a few nice staples! I feel like a lot of my budget is spent on filling closet holes or items on my want list. It is kind of fun just to buy things that catch my eye, but will still work well in my closet and not have to worry about blowing my budget.

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  9. Thank you Rachel! I thought so, too!

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  10. Thank you Alison! I thought it was a fun, menswear inspired look, too.

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  11. I saw the shimmer and thought they would be fun around the holidays for events, too. :)

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  12. Fabulous Pants from J.Crew. I almost never pay full price for anything, let alone at J.Crew .(which is way over-priced in my opinion). Target, Forever 21 and H+M have been the exception. Those pants are gorgeous and though they may be trendy they are so classic & tailored. I love how you dressed them up with the Vest. You mixed together 4 Neutral Fall Colors for gorgeous results. And a Silver Crystal Necklace goes a long way. This was perfect for Bri's Menswear-inspired Monthly Trend. =)

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  13. I am seriously in love with this outfit! It is so something I would have loved to have worn to the office. You look lovely! Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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