Simple. Cute. Denim is one of those pieces where you can dress it up or dress it down and still look beautiful. Denim is my go-to choice for the times when I need to look decent but I don’t want to put in the effort to do so.
You can pair denim tops with business skirts, dresses, dress pants, and sweats. You can pair denim bottoms with dress tops, a nice blazer- anything! Denim is it!
Thrifting denim is pretty cool in that in order to find a unique denim piece you have to look carefully. Denim is in, well denim has never gone out-of-style and for that reason it’s tricky coming across a cool denim piece aside from pants or skirts. Those two things are pretty easy to thrift; however, make sure you try on your bottoms, and make sure the crotch is not stained. I know! Very gross, right? Well, that’s how I feel when I come across a cute pair of pants that have obviously never seen a washer. These are the woes of thrifting folks.
The Little Major Things
The accessories. These are the little things that make the difference but the major things that bring attention to your face, arms, and hands. Be them small or gody-looking. Taking the time to finish the outfit with earrings or a necklace, bracelet, or ring–these things matter. No, doesn’t have to be much. Your arms don’t have to be weighed down with bangles upon bangles from your wrist to your elbow, BUT you do want to make an outfit come to life with some jewelry pieces, costume or real depends upon the outfit.
For this look I chose a pair of earrings that I’ve had for years. These earrings were super heavy at one point and I removed some of the “dangly” pieces (the technical name is not coming to me) for fear that my earlobes would split (at least that’s what all the older women kept hassling me about), now they are much lighter. The necklace I purchased from a boutique (years ago) here in Atlanta. I love this necklace because it bends and twists different ways. I’ve twisted it so much that sometimes the finished look doesn’t hold, but it still works. I’ve also used it as a bracelet–it’s just that long!
The purse in the second photo I snagged for– you won’t believe, but 50 cents!! Yes! I had to get it. I mean cute or not it was FIFTY CENTS! Picked it up in Cummings, GA. I can’t even remember the name of thrift store. I do remember the sidewalk into the door was full of stuff! Just stuff! And waaaay down in those bens was THAT purse.
“SHOE ME THE MONEY”
Get it? Shoe? “Shoe me the money”? I thought that was cute. Take that Tom Cruise!
Anyways, the shoes, right? These are NOT thrifted. Yeah, no. Not too many of my shoes are thrifted. Haven’t quite got into purchasing my shoes secondhand. Why come? 🙂 I don’t know. I guess I feel like sweaty feet is contagious, and putting my foot in another persons old dusty pooted out shoes doesn’t quite settle well in my sole 🙂 Now, I have come across some NEW shoes that I did snag. Every now-and-again I’ll quickly try on a pooted out shoe (that’s cute), but my foot is in and out! Snap. Just like that! If I’m not careful I won’t even catch a glimpse in the mirror– it’s just that quick!
So these Black Oxford Pumps I purchase from either Macy’s, or JC Penny’s, but these are classic shoes that are comfortable to walk and stand in for long periods of time. THAT IS KEY!!
Earrings: Can’t remember
Shirt: $6 @Goodwill
Pants: $7 @Goodwill
Purse: 50 cents