I love thrifting statement pieces but buy staples, and pieces that are harder to fit, new. (Searching for second-hand jeans has proven a nightmare.) I hit the jackpot of brightly colored, winter statement pieces at Savers today and decided to brag in a blog post.
Below is try-on time lapse because I am ninety years old and just discovered that function on my phone. I’m not sure if the thumbnail appears as me doing the T-pose upside down to you as well, but it does for me and seems very haunted.
Here’s a breakdown of pieces and prices.
Yellow Eddie Bauer jacket: $8.99.
100% SILK Croft & Barrow (lol) blouse: $11.99. Pricey but SILK.
Violet double-breasted blazer: $3.49.
Yellow Mossimo jacket: $5.49. Yes, I bought two yellow jackets. They’re different.
Hot pink (blurry) hoops: $1.99. Lavender studs: $.99.
Neon pink Forever 21 crop: $3.49.
Green pleated skirt that I forgot to take a picture of: $3.49.
TOTAL: $39.92 for eight items.
I am obsessed with color blocking and interesting structures (the jackets) and textures (the silk top), so this trip to savers was a huge win for me. I actually hope it stay cold so I can wear all of my layerable pieces.
I’m a little rusty. I realize this is not the highest quality content. I hope to style some of these pieces and get some higher quality pictures soon.
The best part of 2018 is that I got to live out the purple eyeshadow look of my junior-high dreams.
I spent a weekend in Oklahoma with my friends a week or two ago, and forgot most of my accessories at home, per usual. I did remember my tooth brush for once, so it was a partial-win.
I put on my favorite mustard colored turtleneck and orange scarf, but still felt like I need a bit more color. I have been layering my square scarves over my turtlenecks lately. I’m sure I’m not the first to do this, but I haven’t been seeing it around much, so I just gave it a go and liked the results.
Makeup can play a big role in a finished look, so I decided to go bold and add the finishing element to my color blocking look with eyeshadow.
I have been seeing matte single-color eyeshadow looks quite a bit on my instagram feed, but this was the first time I tried it out for myself. Honkytonkwomann is one of my favorites who has been rocking it for a while and inspired me to try it out. I raided my friend Ryan’s eyeshadow pallets, and found a bright purple that looked good with my skin tone and complemented the yellow and orange in my outfit. I think people often shy away from bright makeup, fearing that it will turn out looking like they’re stuck in the 1980s (which I don’t see as a problem, but whatever). However, I think this look is a lot more reminiscent of the playful 1960s’. Especially with some winged eyeliner.
I know bright eyeshadow is usually considered a fashion-don’t. But style is personal, and does not have to fit into conventional standards. Do your thing. If something looks like fun, try it out. You may surprise yourself.