I swear that I have a sixth sense for sniffing out the most expensive items when we go consignment store shopping. This skirt is a fine example.
Oh no…I'm not going to be able to say I got it for $2 (like all the other spendthrift braggers picking up pieces for .50), in fact it is very rare that I find anything at the consignment store for that price. Average price for a skirt might be around $15-20. Trust me to find the one that is $50.
This is a wrap skirt and very unique as it has 3 buttons at the waist.
I bought it because it's 100% silk, fully lined, gorgeous pattern and colours and a flattering cut. I guess this might be considered midi length. It flows beautifully when I walk and could be great for Argentine Tango : ) Husband get the hint!
Hat and bag – vintage, Jacket – Danier, Boots – so old I have no idea, they are probably 15 years old, sweater Harrods ( a gift from hubby on one of his trips)
You know you've done well when the piece matches with a ton of stuff from your closet.
Isn't the bag fun? I picked this up the night we went on that vintage crawl. It's the perfect size.
I ended up having to put up my hair and added the scarf and left off the hat when we went out. I was warmer with that scarf which is like wearing a purring cat around your neck. Very toasty.
What is the most you've ever paid for something at a thrift/consignment store? Do you have a limit as to how much you're willing to pay for items?
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Jessica Cangiano says
Stellar styling at work here. I love the warm, earthy colour palette of this beautiful outfit. It sings with the spirit of thee 70s, fall and a fox’s fur all in the same highly fashionable go.
Gorgeous skirt. And, yes, while most items in thrift-stores are very inexpensive (hovering around $10), the ones that are more are usually still bargains. I like fancy gowns and have bought a few for $35-40 which is a tiny fraction of their real price.
une femme says
Absolutely stunning skirt! I’ll bet there will be no buyer’s remorse…. 🙂 It really does look like it was made for you.
Tamera Beardsley says
You have styled this skirt with Autumnal perfection! Kudos! the photo, third from the bottom. really needs to be on your Friday wrap up post!
Those prices you mentioned are more typical of what I see in such stores too.
At any rate this skirt seems very you, and I love it with that hat!
Tamera the Menopausal Supermodel says
That skirt was worth the price as it is FANTASTIC!!! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous.
The most I’ve ever paid in a consignment shop was $8 for a Clavin Klein dress for my daughter. I rarely shop consigment as there is only one locally.
Happiness at Mid Life says
Great skirt, I can see why it’s more than $2. The silk alone makes it so worth it. I like that the colors are neutral and you can use it year round.
I rarely go thrifting and last year bought a dress that I paid $40 because it was a burnt out velvet dress that was never worn. I thought it was so different and the sales lady said I looked good in it. Well…she was not telling the truth. I got it home and it was a WTF was I thinking buying this. It had giant belt sleeves and the dress had no shape to it. I ended up paying another $20 to have the sleeves removed and still have no worn it. Now that I am remember about it…it needs to get on the blog.
That skirt is well worth the expensive and does go fabulously well with the rest of your wardrobe. I’m not usually a fan of wraparounds but that is so lovely on you and really shows off your hot bod.
I haven’t seen one of thiose type of shops in the UK for years but as I only buy vintage I suppose I haven’t really looked. If I see something second hand I loved and I could afford then hell yes, I’d buy it. xxx
Patti @ NotDeadYet Style says
Fabulous skirt, well worth the price! And a cat purring around my neck would be heaven – I have to find a scarf like yours.
Awesome skirt! Love the hat too!
No Fear of Fashion says
You got a lovely piece for your $ 50,-. And it is silk!! It looks beautiful on you and I like all your photos with it. Indeed great bag, great jacket, great scarf. I particularly like the last outfit but I don’t know why.
The most I have spent is € 50.- for the thrifted yellow coat. Well worth it and I cannot help that the value of dollars and euros is not the same. But my most expensive buy was a coat which was sold through an equivalent of Ebay…. for € 200,-. I just was not in the mood that day for haggling.
Aya in Couturgatory says
Japanese pattern! It’s gorgeous. I’m so glad you got it because you style it amazingly. I gotta figure out the curling thing you do with your hair and give that a whirl, too. (Step 1 of curling Asian hair is set curling iron to ‘fry’)
Tiffany Ima says
Loving this skirt! It looks great on you
Test, test, test…
Tried five times, and NOW it works, the commenting;-). Ok, what I said earlier was this: you look fab in this outfit; with hat and without! Love it. DO drag hubbie back into tango, please, but in a shorter dress. Tangodresses are preferably at most just below the knee. Not longer. Not only for esthetical reasons (show of those legs, girl!), but also for practical reasons, like your boleo’s, gancho’s and the sorts;-).
I commented yesterday and it didn’t work… The skirt is pure gorgeousness. The Argentine tango…you and your husband are too cool!
Bella Q, The Citizen Rosebud says
What a great ensemble- love the colors and the way it looks so put together yet casual. And that hat is such a dear thing- you look like Cate Blanchett in it.
The Style Crone says
You are looking magnificent in this ensemble! Magazine cover came to mind. Loving your vintage hat, and thank you for sharing with Hat Attack.
Wearing your hair up is a totally different look. Very beautiful.
I love this look, especially with the hat and jacket.