Thrifted Threads: A $1 Vintage Plaid Skirt

Remember that vintage $1-$2 sale I attended at the City Museum last November?  It has taken me this long to finally get my items dry-cleaned and altered (where necessary).

Today, I’m sporting the plaid skirt I purchased for $1.  It was originally a midi length skirt, so I had it shortened to just above the knee, a much more flattering length for my height/shape.

Yesterday, I planned for a simple look—a crisp white shirt paired with the plaid skirt.  It was so cold, though, that I had to add a cardigan.  Here’s the final look.

Shirt—Loft | similar
Skirt—Vintage via The Bale Out
Tights—Dolci Calze via Marshalls
Booties—Biviel via Amazon
Bag—Michael Kors via Macy’s
Coat—Anthropologie ‘Dusken Funnelneck’ coat
Earrings—Kendra Scott
Watch—Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack


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    • January 21, 2013 / 3:34 am

      Thanks! And, thanks for the word on the contest. I'll check it out.

  1. LizOnTheHill (blogless)
    January 15, 2013 / 6:02 pm

    I love this outfit! Perfectly put together.

    • January 21, 2013 / 3:36 am

      Unbelievable find, right? My only regret is not purchasing the other 4 skirts I had picked out at the vintage sale. I was trying not to get carried away just because items were cheap.

  2. January 16, 2013 / 6:16 am

    So cute. You're inspiring me to get back into thrifting. When I lived in Ann Arbor I had a lot of luck but now being in Durham, NC I'm struggling….

    • January 21, 2013 / 3:37 am

      I hear you, Tracyata! Would you believe I only started thrifting (seriously) last year? I'm now hooked. Good luck finding gems in NC.