Today I’m reiterating an important thrifting lesson: ALWAYS TRY PIECES ON *BEFORE* YOU BUY THEM. Even if the piece has your favourite colours and a perfect pattern and is in perfect condition, like this “dress” I picked up from Goodwill while road trip thrifting:
You can see why I didn’t think twice about buying it without trying it on, right? It is colour perfection! Cobalt, green and mustard spark joy in me (and inspire a bad case of Matchy-Matchy Syndrome). I thought it might be a little short…
So, to recap, not only do the colours and print need to spark joy, so does the fit therefore you must try on pieces before you thrift. Otherwise, you might just end up looking like Peter Pan and I think we can all agree that one case of a grown 41-year-old woman going about her day dressed like Peter Pan is enough. I’ll be passing this “dress” along to a shorter smaller younger friend under strict orders it NEVER be worn with green shoes or a green hat. (Unless you’ve got some pixie dust and/or a large bottle of vodka – in that case, anything goes.)
SpiritedThriftr I love this post!
I think you look fab and not at all pan-like, love the touches of blue.
Oh my you always make me smile every time we interact. But boy did this little blog make my giggle 🙂 thanks for sharing!
OH.MY.WORD! You are AWESOME!
You are so funny. Thanks for the laugh!