2013-02-04

Rule Breaker

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Skirt? (similar here or dress here) Jacket? Zara Purse? Filene's Basement (similar here) 
Boots? Nine West, thrifted Necklace? Thrifted

My friend has been telling me about a few good vintage/consignment/thrift places over in Brantford for a while now and we finally got together this weekend to go check them out. This is what I wore. The one boutique Netty Vintage pretty much blew my mind as the awesomeness continued from room to room. There was so much good stuff that I was overwhelmed. I'll be going back there to do some serious shopping after I've sold Matt's kidney. 
I broke my own guidelines for thrifting by wearing these boots that are a major pain to take on and off and pairing them with a skirt that is too short to allow footwear removal in an elegant manner. Sometimes a cute outfit trumps thrift practicality. I did however stick to my rule of not buying embellished pieces that are starting to lose beads or sequins. Which is a hard thing to stick to, because this fabulous jacket had some unravelling on the other side of the lapel and leaving it behind was painful...  

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*f.y.i.- I did wear a parka over this outfit. No body parts were frozen in the making of this post. 

24 comments :

Rachel Lynne said...

Gorgeous! Loved the skirt mixed with more casual pieces, looks perfect <3

Rachel’s Lookbook

Jennifer said...

You were strong to leave that jacket behind!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Andrea Kerbuski said...

This outfit blows my mind. I really love how nail the whole "fancy, but laidback" style, so good! You're right, fashion trumps practicality sometimes and that outfit is worth it!

Alyssa said...

That skirt is absolutely perfect.

Alyssa
Fleur de Lyss

Sydney said...

That skirt is gorgeous! Thanks for the close up of it. It's a shame that jacket wasn't in top quality. I am trying to only purchase items from thrift stores that are in top quality because otherwise they end up back at the thrift store a few months later. But that's hard too when I also want to add unique items like this to my closet!

briannelee said...

Ugh, the colors in that jacket look amazing!!!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I cannot believe you left that jacket behind. It is GORGEOUS! I'm always on the lookout for a good vintage/thrift store and will now totally have to check that one out.

My favourite store is in Elora, it's strictly vintage wares that are stunning called Sweet Trash. I highly recommend it.

You look fab. That skirt is va va voom!

So happy I found your blog : )

bisous
Suzanne
http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

Anne Hill said...

Such a cute look! It's hard taking outfit pictures outside when it's just so cold!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Jentine, you are my favourite rule breaker. I mean, who else can rock a gold printed skirt paired so effortlessly with a cotton knit top. Unless it's cashmere, but you would have told us that, yes?

Serious thrifting, say a 50% off day, does require attention to 'the rules'. Exploring new to you stores with a friend...well, ya gotta go cute.

Brave you for not snapping up that jacket. The colours in that beauty are so me, if I wasn't out here on the wet coast, I would be all over it like a bear on honey. {Lame analogy, I know.}

Sue

Jessica Gitler said...

that skirt is beyond fantastic ... love the look!!
Jess
JESS CAUSE BLOG

Imagined Spaces said...

That is exquisite beading! And those colors! It's so hard to leave those behind. I have the same rules.

Kendall said...

Love the skirt - it looks awesome on you!
xo K

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh Yen! So sad you had to leave the jacket behind. I know the same thing. I just bought a cute thermal knit stripe top this morning that has a weird discoloration/stain thingy on it, but I bought it anyway. I figure I can wear a vest or a jacket enough to hide it. The rest of it was way cute!!!! for $2 ya, worth it. I've learned to only wear button front shirts and comfy jeans when thrift shopping. I might go back for some shoes that were way different and get a 20%coupon for donating some weird things of HM's.

Chelseabird said...

You look SO lovely! I'm really digging the color combo here!

Life etc... said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love that skirt. Haha yes sometimes a good outfit outweighs the need for practical shopping clothes :)

life-etcblog.blogspot.com.au

elle [wonderfelle world] said...

I love your printed skirt and that jacket looks pretty amazing - too bad about the unraveling!

Laura said...

You look adorable! I love that skirt so much. Also, so sad about that jacket, because it looks so adorable!

Also, does your hubby know that you are planning on selling his body organs? :P

xoxo,
Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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Love the skirt!

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his little lady said...

In love with that outfit, girl! That skirt is too perfect! And you are gorgeous!
xo TJ

Leah said...

You are super shmexy in this outfit. The hair, those shoes... ow ow!

DressUpNotDown said...

Too bad you had to leave behind the Jacket. I wore a sweater http://dressupnotdown.blogspot.com/2013/02/bold.html inspired by you on Sunday. :o) Thanks for all the great outfits, keep 'em comin'.

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