When I was first starting my career in my early 20's, I had no money, but lots of ideas about style. I had also just landed a job at a super trendy design firm, and I needed to beef up my wardrobe- quick.
I created a super chic, stylish wardrobe with almost no money by digging through racks at thrift stores. I was no stranger thrifty fashion after all- my Mother and Grandmother were pros at finding the best threads at garage sales and consignment shops, and I was always in tow.
Eventually through my 20's and 30's my tastes and style wandered more into designer territory. But I kept up my frequent hunts at flea markets and thrift stores. Except now, I was scouring the home goods and furniture departments for mid-century modern treasures.
Lately, I've been perusing the clothing racks again. Mostly because I'm enamored with the idea of only buying second hand clothing. Morally and environmentally, it seems like a great concept...but I still go weak in the knees when I step into my favorite designer's stores and see the latest and greatest. I've been following Dawn Michelle over at Minimalist Beauty for quite some time, and I love that she's embraced curating her wardrobe with second hand pieces.
This outfit was the result of one of my recent thrifted fashion excursions- An incredibly comfortable flowing striped dress that I plan on wearing all summer long. I paired it with a denim jacket, and- for a little bit of my California boho vibe- some Betsy Johnson booties, and an oversized beaded amber mala- made by me.