Back when I still lived in DC, I adored thrifting. The hipster sect was still pretty small and there were (and still are!) a handful of great thrift and vintage places that were never completely picked over. I loved Value Village in Laurel, MD. The Salvation Army and Goodwill situations in northern Virginia were pretty solid also. And then there was the Olive Tree in Charlottesville, which basically kept me rolling in hot threads all throughout my undergrad career.

I’ve been feeling a little nostalgic for those carefree thrifting days lately… Things were so cheap and so fabulous, and due to the current economic climate, I could definitely go for more cheap/fabulous in my life about now! I’ve found a few fun places in NYC/Brooklyn, but a great find is definitely more rare up here where there are so many people with all kinds of style and all kinds of disposable income.

So, I’ve been delving deep into the darkest depths of my closets to find things I haven’t worn in forever and trying to devise new ways to wear them, so I feel like I’ve gotten tons of new outfits! It’s working so far.

Yesterday, I wore my beloved blue suede skirt that I scored at, where else, Value Village in the summer of 2004. I was fresh out of college and on the brink of moving across the Atlantic, so I was aching for some new duds. This little baby definitely delivered. It’s super comfy, super electric blue and oh so luxe-looking when it really cost me less than $3. Paired it with all black  and my wonderful, wonderful pony-hair oxfords from the now defunct Te Casan. Felt like a million bucks without spending a dime!

Sweater – Primark (basically British Wal-Mart)
Suede Skirt – Thrift
Cashmere Tights – Calzedonia
Pear Necklace – Isabel Marant
Pony Oxfords – Te Casan