outfit of the day thrifting

Thrift Swap

February 18, 2013

A few months back, the lovely Megan from Kiddo TV emailed me and asked if I’d like to participate in a little thrift swap. Her idea was that we would each play stylist and go shopping for each other based on our size, style, and a few requests/prompts. The swap was open for clothes, accessories, and shoes and we’d mail the items once we got them. I thought that sounded like a blast, so I immediately agreed!

I actually found all the stuff I got for Megan on the epic thrifting trip I shared here! Makes my lucky shopping day seem even luckier, right? I was stupid and didn’t think to photograph what I got for her, but here are the goodies she sent to me!

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Did she do well or what?! I immediately loved the totally 90s floral print dress and leopard scarf–definitely items that I would’ve snatched up myself in a heartbeat! The little black backpack is so perfectly 90s with the dress and is definitely a fun little accessory. The black vest might’ve passed my notice at the store, but I knew it would be a great way to mix up some dresses and skirts!

Here’s how I styled my new clothes!

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Dress, Backpack: Thrifted c/o Megan | Faux Leather Jacket, Over-the-Knee Socks, Flats, Flower Hair Pins: Target | Collar Necklace: The Foundrie

I wanted to add some edge to the dress with my faux leather jacket, but I also had to sweeten it up even more with my collar necklace and over-the-knee socks.

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Scarf, Vest: Thrifted c/o Megan | Tights: Pamela Mann Hosiery via Amazon.com | Heels: Banana Republic | Tunic: Thrifted

I assumed that the floral dress would be my hands-down favorite, but this is the outfit I kept on for the rest of the day! The vest fit really well gave much needed structure to that frilly tunic. I love the way the bottom of it looks, but I often think it’s difficult to style just right. Now I have a good go-to solution!

Thanks again, Megan for this super fun collaboration! I love a good thrifting/styling challenge. :)

  • So perfect! I think she captured your style to a ‘T’ and, best of all, these pieces are so versatile they can really be mixed and matched. Love the idea of a thrift swap!

    • Michelle

      I know, right? She done good! Haha, I was thrilled when I opened my package! I really love the idea, too! I hope to do it again. I might steal Megan’s idea. ;)

  • Thrift swap is SUCH a marvelous idea and I love the outfits you put together with the pieces! <3

  • Aww I love these!! The dress fits you so well, lovin’ all the sexy hosiery going on too! haha I really like the 2nd outfit best too, almost reminds me of Moulin Rouge! And I have romanticized the shit out of that movie & the wardrobe lol Great looks, girly!

    <3 Megan
    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

    • Michelle

      Thank you so much for everything, doll! I love everything and had so much fun styling everything for this post! <3

  • She did a great job. I absolutely adore that dress and it looks great on you and the scarf is perfect as well!