I am a known non-thrifter. I've seen the awesome steals and rare hauls some of you gals have pulled in and I am jealous. But I just can't do it - partly because when I do go to Goodwill or whatnot, I never find anything good and partly ... well, let's be honest, I have visions of grubby old clothes with yellowing around the collars and musty moth-ball-mixed-with-BO smells and I am secretly horrified.
I totally know that I am being snotty and down-right thrift-ignorant here, I get that. But I guess I need some guidance, a helping hand that can lead me to the right stores, give me the patience to sort through the racks for the gems, and the vision to see beyond what something may look like hanging on a crammed rack in a dimly lit corner.
Of course I was thrilled when modernmom contacted me and offered up an item from one of her recent thrifting outings that didn't work out for her - this awesome Esprit skirt that she got for a song. The bright colors and flippy shape made my fashion heart sing as soon as I saw it. It's kind of schoolgirl, kind of holiday, very fun.
So check me out over at modernmom's blog, I Dream of Anthropologie! She's featuring me today and offering up some advanced thrifter advice on finding some awesome steals of your own see you there!
Top: Ann Taylor (worn here - sim solid black here, as dress here, necklace here)
Skirt: Esprit, thanks to modernmom (sim-ish luxe here, here)
Shoes: Libby Edelman andie (blingy-er here)