Thursday, January 12, 2012
Fine for photos.
When I'm shopping at a thrift store I don't often purchase things that originally came from stores where I wouldn't usually shop for new clothes. It's really rare that I'll being home something that started it's life at Target, or Old Navy, or Forever 21. I feel that thrift store shopping gives me the chance to get something really great, of fantastic quality, that I wouldn't otherwise be able to afford. Where's the thrill in getting a used shirt for $4.99 that I probably could have gotten new, on sale, for the same price? I broke my own unwritten rule with this cream and white silk blouse. Originally from the now defunct Mervyn's, a store I would have turned my nose up at (and frequently did) before it went out of business, it was the print on this blouse that made it impossible for me to leave behind.
My V-neck cardigan was also thrifted. I changed the boring black plastic buttons it came with for the lozenge shaped mother of pearl buttons you see here. And the mother of pearl buttons were rescued from yet another thrift store find.
The blouse pulls open a bit at the fullest point of my bust. I was hoping that I could counter this by wearing the sweater over the blouse but this maneuver was only moderately successful. It worked fine for these photographs but not well enough for a full day out in the real world. (Luckily, I'm home all day again today.) Once it's laundered the blouse is going back into storage to wait for me to either get slimmer or buy a minimizing bra. I like this outfit so I hope I can eventually make it properly wearable.
I'm linking up to Thursdays are for Thrifters at Spunky Chateau. Click over to check out everyone's thrift shop finery.