So this first outfit wasn’t thrifted, but I did get both items for a steal so it’s belongs in the treasure hunting category. This dress I found at Banana Republic (can you tell I love the brand and used to work for the company?) and it was the last one in the clearance section, in my size, marked down 80%. If that isn’t a sign, I don’t know what is.
The shoes I found at Kohl’s while looking for some sensible wedding photography sketcher flats. These were neither sensible nor flats, but it was a 50% off shoes day, and I happened to have a $10 off coupon from a mailer and I opened up a Kohl’s card that day to get another 20% off, so I paid $11 for them. I have a list of basics in my head that I’m always on the lookout for, and the perfect pair of platform black heels has been on it for a while. Check!
The dress on the left below I found at Thrift Town, and you should know (if you don’t already) that Thrift Town has a “designer” section, which is kinda cool because you can go straight to the quality items if you want to, but kinda annoying because it’s a thrift store and why the hell is something priced $79.99? This dress is an XL tunic for $13 (I think it’s meant to be a top?) and based on the label, I think it’s from the 80’s or 90’s. It’s way too big to wear as a shirt, so on the same trip I found this belt for $2.99 to “cinch” it, and the gold collar is so ornate that no other jewelry is really needed. Plus, it has pockets.
The dress on the right was not from a thrift store, but the shoes and belt were. Both were from the Folsom Goodwill, and it was surprising for me to find the shoes there because let’s be honest, Folsom isn’t exactly mecca for vintage-y style and these shoes are for sure from the 70’s or 80’s, based on their construction and label. I think I paid $4.99 for the shoes, and $3.99 for the belt (found on separate trips).