Thrifty Find Meets Modern Muses

Hello there! WOW, it seems like it’s been a while, right? Finishing up this semester has almost killed me—the key word here is almost. I’m just about done with finals, and managed to squeeze in a post in the midst of hours upon hours of Netflix...I mean, studying!

Say hello to this darling chenille sweater that I picked up at my local thrift store.

What?

Yep! You heard me!

Thrift stores have such a bad rap in the blogging/fashion world—if it’s not designer it’s not worth it, right?

Wrong.

Let me tell you why. If I can find a black sweater for $3.99 at a thrift store that is the same quality, material, and style as one I might find in an upscale department store for $49.99, who really won the day there?

Plus, there’s a good chance you can hop on the latest trend floating around by browsing the racks at a thrift store. Whatever style you’re looking for is usually just a recycled one from the 70s, 80s, or 90s. And what better way to channel those trends than own a piece from the era itself?

This chenille sweater is definitely oversized, but I thought it would be perfect for layering. Especially since Alabama decided to turn into Antarctica overnight with this cold snap that I fear is here to stay.

What better way to rejuvenate a “vintage” trend with a modern one juxtaposed with it? Enter this classic pink beret—adorned with pearls, no less! I found another one sans pearls, which you can shop here! I love the combination of preppy meets a little bit of grunge with the 90s sweater, & dark tights and boots. Mixed in with the pearl accents, it was so fun to mix and match these different styles and textures.

Now don’t worry-I linked a ton of blue chenille sweaters for those of you who cringe at the thought of thrifting! I found some amazing dupes at my favorite modern stores, all at terrific price points.

With the temps dropping to unnecessary numbers, I would throw on my favorite trench coat and cozy scarf with this outfit! Tights are always a hit or miss during winter, but my secret to staying warm is to wear tights under literally anything I wear. Including—especially—jeans!

Outfit details are linked below. You can also scroll all the way to bottom of this post or click on the “Shop” tab above to access all of my outfits and shop my looks!

 

Similar sweaters here, here, and here | Skirt | Beret | Boots | Purse | Necklace | Earrings

{ striped bodysuit under my sweater can be found here! }  

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Obviously, 

Olive