Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tops and a Cape

I went on a thrift store shopping spree and bought quite a few clothing items for $32. My initial plan was to get some summer tops because I feel like I’m lacking in lightweight clothing options—I’m just drawn towards fall and winter clothing. I love anything warm and wool and my closet is definitely weighted towards those colder months.

I did have a bit of success. I got this navy sleeveless cotton shirt from The Limited (that still had the tags on it) for $4. It’s a short shirt so I think it’ll be best worn tucked into a skirt.

I also got this Banana Republic silk navy blouse for $8. I love the little buttons and the detail down the front.

I generally don’t wear clothing that’s brown and tan, but I got this shirt for $3.50. It’s an acceptable beige color that looks okay with my skin tone. Basically I thought it was a good neutral and I liked the fact that the fabric had some weight to it. It’s not a see-through shirt that I constantly seem to be surrounded by.

Next I got this red wool shirt for $3.50. I love the color red.

And I like the buttons down the back.

And finally, the item I was probably most excited about, a long (mid-shin length) gray wool cape. I’ve been wanting a cape for a while and considered making one (one day), but I happened to see this cape and decided to buy it. It was $13. It needs a little mending; one of the snaps is gone and the previous owner tried fixing a seam that still looks rather loose to me. I know it’s nearly summer, and while I do enjoy the sunshine, I’m looking forward to winter when I can wear all my cozy clothing.

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