Friday, March 27, 2009

Japanese Inspired Thrifted Clothing

Ever since Thrift Candy posted this about COTON, I've been so excited that I could hardly sleep. So many inspired ideas are running through my head. When shopping for clothes, I've been aimlessly searching for something and now I know what it is!

Finding clothing has often been just a chore for me. I get easily tired from overpriced, odd-colored, ill-fitting clothing. Also, I'm just not interested in tight, sheer or clingy clothing. Every two to three years, I manage to find enough pieces -usually all at once- to perpetuate a wardrobe. The last time I bought an actual bag of clothing was just before getting pregnant with my daughter - 3 years ago. (I guess that I tempted fate there, as I really didn't have time to wear any of it because I needed maternity pants at 7 weeks!)

So, over the last two days, I've thrifted with new eyes. Here's my first nod to COTON...
This shirt and cardigan are thrift finds. The jeans were already mine. The Mary Jane's are new and the scarf was a gift (thanks Ma!) Adding a splash of color with a new bag...
Green is a favorite color of mine. This Nine West purse was only $3.25. Next up, this comfy thrifted gray sweater dress, coordinating thrifted vest, along with my own leggins and MJ's.
Finally, a perfect print skirt and green sweater. The white tank with sheer ruffle - a la J. Crew style - was already mine.

In two days, I've spent just under $80.00 and come home with 18 new items. (Some still with new tags attached.) It feels great to come home with the greatest wardrobe satisfaction ever. I'm still on a mission for that white COTON dress... stay tuned :)

10 comments:

Jamie @ Baldwin Bungalow said...

Very nice! I love it all!

grace said...

Fantastic finds! I especially love the skirt and green sweater, and the shirt in the first picture. Good job!

casch said...

Great finds!! I can hardly pick a favorite. Good job.

Danielle said...

I haven't really seen that look in my little corner of the world. Looks comfy and I too look for colors that are more mixy-matchy.

Danielle said...

Oops, also meant to say that I like more solids as well...it is easy to jazz up with bags or jewelry!

Katie Trott said...

you are so cute! way to go thrifty girl!

Patty said...

I so love that first outfit. You did an amazing job of putting a nice collection together. Oh and I wll be coming over tomorrow to steal those Mary Janes.

Missa said...

Gorgeous Diane! I am so happy to have played a part in helping you to feel inspired. I love your interpretations of this style, it definitely suits you beautifully :)

The first one is my absolute fave
<333

Mary Child said...

IMPRESSIVE!!!! I can't believe you got all that for 80 bucks, and it's all SO CUTE. I LOVE the green purse- you always look amazing Diane, and I just can't believe the majortiy of your apparel is thrift store bargains. YOU MUST TEACH ME! I'm gonna pin down a day in May and follow you everywhere you go!

I'm so glad you guys came to the Suess exhibit yesterday; Charlotte is ADORABLE and it was so great to see you and Chris too. It's been WAAAAYYYYYYYYYY too long, and I thoroughly enjoyed my hang-with-the-Streffs day! I still can't get over that sweet, perfectly behaved little doll you have for a daughter. She's just too cute for words, and the sweet little vocabulary of hers: SOOOOOOOO CUTE! Thanks for coming, and let's not wait so long to hang out again!!!

Jenny said...

Wow! These are so stylish!!! I love them.

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