Fall Fabulous Thrifted Fashion, or Yes You CAN Look Great in Clothes from the Thrift Store!

It’s time for a fun fashion post! As my regular readers know, I’m all about the thrifting, and find great designer clothes all the time at the thrift store. This week it’s admittedly not all from the thrift store, just mostly. I’m trying to do more of these little fashion posts so you can see it is actually possible to look great in thrifted clothes! And…how about a fashion blog for the over-40-and-not-a-freaking-size-0 set? Can I get an “Amen”? 🙂

This week we had a post-Thanksgiving outing the the Museum of Contemporary Art for the Mark Mothersbaugh exhibit here in Denver. This is what I wore:

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Top: Banana Republic black silk blend 3/4 sleeve turtleneck, $3.99 Goodwill

Jacket: Charcoal gray fitted jean jacket by DKNY, $6.99 Goodwill

Skirt: Leopard print and lace Alberto Makali layered skirt, on sale at Neiman Marcus, $69 (regularly $150) (I’ve had this skirt for 8 years, I wear it often, so quite a bargain!)

Booties: Sam Edelman black suede booties, $7.99, Goodwill.

Jewelry: Acrylic with gold bracelet and gold-tone hoop earrings, $2.99 and $1.99, Goodwill.

Bag: Fuchsia leather Marc Jacobs, $400 (regularly $1200), Neiman Marcus Last Call. OK, this one is not a “great bargain” I admit. It was a special gift I bought myself after selling several paintings, and it was 7 years ago. I still LOVE this bag and use it just about every day. It pays to buy quality! That $400 works out to about $57 a year for the bag so far, and I have no plans to give up this bag any time soon.

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Here I am “contemplating the art” (ie: Having a goof), inside the exhibit, which was awesome by the way. If you are in Denver, I highly recommend it.

Spending Teeny, looking Terrific…

I can’t remember the last time I paid retail…I am obsessed with “the Deal”. There is absolutely no reason you have to spend a ton to look good. In upcoming posts I’ll share all my little cheap-ass spending secrets with you, and I will honestly say where I get it and how much it cost. Here’s a couple brief examples:

Just running out to do errands? No excuse to look shlumpy. (whenever a see a lovely lady in faded jeans, dirty tennis shoes and a grubby tee-shirt I want to grab her by the shoulders and scream “You deserve to look better than this!”) It only takes a minute for a quick, put-together yet comfy look. Here’s one of my fast & fabulous errand-runner looks, and what it cost me…

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This is what I wore last Friday night out gallery-hopping. A fun, comfortable yet fashionable look. Here I am shopping at the Mona Lucero Boutique, a great local fashion designer. (I don’t remember what she said, but it must have been funny…)

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