Thrift Store Score – Big White

A recent thrift store find, and my experiences shopping vintage, eco-friendly, and second hand.

Although the sunny summer days of long maxi dresses and flowing skirts seem like a distant memory, it doesn’t mean that a long hemline is just for warm weather.  A floor length fall skirt can be romantic and elegant, and is an easy way to transition through seasons.

I couldn’t believe my luck when I discovered this gorgeous vintage skirt at Value Village in downtown Vancouver. White is a very hard colour to shop vintage because it shows everything, including its age.  Not only was my $10 skirt in perfect condition, it was pressed and still had the dry-cleaning tag on it.

white value village skirt

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I decided to keep my outfit minimalistic and simple, drawing attention to the sleek slit and smooth silhouette of the skirt. I paired it with a maroon V-neck long sleeve top, and accessorized it with a few dark bangles, a Banana Republic straw clutch (also thrifted from Value Village), a sash belt, and a long necklace.  To give my feminine outfit an unexpected twist, I wore my chunky suede ankle boots, which I’ve been itching to wear since I purchased them last winter. Yes, the summer has left us, but there’s always an upside to everything.

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Top: Gap Body V-neck.  Skirt: Thrift Store Score.  Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here). 
Sash – American Apparel (similar here). Clutch: Banana Republic – Thrift Store Score (similar here).
Boots: Sperry Top-Sider (similar here). Bangles: Misc (similar here).

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