Thursday, March 26

Thrifty Style: Velvet Skirt

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| necklace: Target | t-shirt: Madewell via Carina | belt: thrifted in Finland | skirt: thrifted | heels: H&M |

Hey there! Today I'm linking up with expert thrifters, Lauren, Danielle, Laura, Whitney, and Jen to showcase my favorite thrifted finds. 

Number one has to be this velvet skirt. I don't shop a lot, period, and though I like thrifting, I don't do it a whole lot. I went by my local Goodwill last year on the first Saturday of the month (pro-tip: that's when everything in the store is on sale) and I remember thinking, "Man, what I really want to find is a velvet skirt." But if you've ever been to a thrift store before, you know that's not how it works. You can go in looking for certain items, but you really just find what you find. 

Skirts might be my favorite thing to thrift, probably because I've gotten lucky a few times. I was looking through the giant rack, and just pulled this one out. I could not BELIEVE my good fortune. It's black velvet, fits me perfectly, in decent shape. Done and done. 

I'm kinda in love with velvet and I always have been, but I'm just glad it's in style again. I love that this skirt can be dressed up, for a night at the theater (here), or dressed down with a t-shirt, for a great high-low combo. I wore this to work on Monday, and threw in as many Springy accessories as I could, since SPRING has SPRUNG! Three cheers!

One more thrifted item to highlight- this cute belt. When I went to Finland a few years ago, and my sister and I were determined to stop in a thrift store (because what could be cooler than thrifted items from another country?! So many gems!) My best finds were three colored skinny belts, this green one, a blue one, and a red one. I leave this belt hanging outside my closet, and grab it whenever I need a pop of color to pull something together. 

Be sure and check out the Thrifty Style link-up, for more thrifted steals! The same girls also wrote an "Expert Thrifting Tips" post last week, I found it full of great reminders about what can be a very beneficial hobby. Great for someone just starting out in a thrift store, or even a seasoned vet!


I would love to hear about your favorite thrifted find ever! Let me know in the comments! 

15 comments:

Ash @ The Nashvillian said...

Ooh! I love this one! I've actually never been thrift shopping, but I really think I need to!

Priya said...

Thanks girl! Definitely check it out some time. If it's not for you, no worries, but you might love it and find something great!

Alysia Avé said...

I agree! Thrifted finds from another country are somehow elevated above all other thrifted finds. I found two really cute purses in a thrift store in London 2 years ago and they have always been my favorite!

That skirt is such a great find! I think it's about time to hit up my local Goodwill soon!

Alysia Ave

Alissa said...

HIYA CUTTTIIIIEEEEE! I have recently gotten back into thrifting and man I am allllll for those killer deals. The high I get is a little embarrassing.

Marlen Komar said...

Ahhh that's always so so exciting when you ACTUALLY find something you wanted at a thrift store. That only happened to me once before, too- I really wanted a denim pinafore and just as I walked in- lo and behold- denim pinafore! I like the extra texture the velvet adds to your look- it adds a little more pizzazz to the look :)

xo marlen
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Aleczandra Sallows said...

What a beautiful outfit! I love the colours you chose. The pink, green, black, and grey look amazing together. This skirt is amazing, too!

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Priya said...

Ooh! I hope those are featured on your blog soon, if they haven't been already. They sound dreamy!

Priya said...

:)))) the high is totally understood here.

Tijana Momcilovic said...

great post :) nice weekend :)

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Larissa said...

Oh this outfit is soooo cute! Your favorite color suits you so soooo good! And I love the velvet skirt on you! I am not sure if I would dare to wear it since I am somehow so boring/timid when it comes to velvet or like really old school pieces but I just think it looks super wonderful on you!
Thanks a lot for your last sweet comment!
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Lauren @ Exploring My Style said...

First off, thank you for all the love girl! Secondly, you are SO right about not being able to go into a thrift store looking for a particular item--it just doesn't work out that way! I have a list of items I try to search for if we're just doing quick trips which helps but I typically walk about with a few totally random items. You were quite lucky to find exactly what you were looking for! I like the mix of a classy velvet skirt with a casual tee. Perfection :)

Tami Lee said...

That belt is perfect for the pop of color. It goes nicely with the color of the shirt. I'm a thrifting junkie now. It really is a high when you walk in and find something calling your name and it is perfect. It's the small things :)

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

This outfit is so freaking adorable! The pale purple, the floral necklace, the gray heels! So perfect for spring! That skirt is the perfect length too!
~Sara

Ashley said...

Ooooh a velvet skirt! You definitely can't do better than that! Such a great find. Also, I LOVE that you went to a thrift store in another country. So smart!

Priya said...

Wow, and a denim pinafore is so specific too! Thanks Marlen!!

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