A compact-y outfit is used or recycled, from Goodwill, a thrift store, a consignment shop, ebay, Craigslist, a yard sale, a clothing swap, or anywhere else you find used clothing.
Today’s model is Janet, back for the 3rd time on Thrifty Threads. I’m really excited about showing you this gorgeous 50s outfit she put together for her annual office Christmas party. The color is exquisite and she looks amazing!
I love the way Janet creatively combines pieces she buys secondhand with items she already owns. For this ensemble, she found the dress at a secondhand shop for just five dollars. She says she could tell by the fabric that it wasn’t vintage, but made by someone who was an excellent seamstress using a vintage pattern and authentic metal side zipper and “rope” belt loops.
For the wrap, Janet found this black wool shawl with rabbit fur pompoms in a local thrift store and modified it by removing some lace trim and rounding out the lines in the process. The jewelry is a combination of gifts and pieces from local secondhand shops and ebay. The pretty yet comfortable shoes and marvelous beaded bag had already been in her closet for years.
Thanks Janet, for yet another fabulous outfit and terrific example for Thrifty Threads! Readers, you have about 48 hours to put together one of your own in time for a New Year’s Eve bash. Why not go retro like Janet did? I think it’s very chic and modern to create your own style like she does. And if you put together something that includes thrifted items, snap a photo and send it to me and I’ll post it on Thrifty Threads!
Happy New Year, everyone! Have fun, and be safe.