Wow. It’s been a long time since I’ve posted.
Sorry, and also not sorry.
There has been so much going on lately — work, buying a house (OMG we love it!), and settling into a new routine here in Colorado Springs.
A routine which has included A LOT of thrifting. I’ve been posting a bunch of thrift finds on my stories, and the feedback has been amazing. I have always loved thrifting, and I love the idea of sharing finds with everyone. I mean, buying secondhand is affordable (hey-o), more environmentally friendly, and has been how I source for my Poshmark closet. Which is another part of my new routine!
(P.S. You get $10 off your first purchase on Poshmark if you sign up using my discount code, kristin_kohler. Then I get $10 as well!)
Anyway, I unintentionally started this past week with wearing something secondhand everyday, and then decided to make it a point to incorporate a thrift find into everyday.
So here are the looks!
So the thrited part of this outfit is the tweed jacket. What’s funny is how much I am attracted to old school Target items at the thrift store; this jacket was from the Merona brand. It came with the matching pencil skirt and even had the original tags still on it! The set was $10 together, which I honestly didn’t mind paying just for this jacket. It’s hard to tell in the image, but it’s white, black, and dark green. Jackets like these are perfect for wearing in fall with a scarf so that you can stay warm without adding a bulkier coat on top.
As for the matching skirt, I’m debating keeping it or selling it on Poshmark — we’ll see!
Another brand I’m frequently drawn to at the thrift store is H&M, and that’s the brand of this neutral, drapey duster vest I thrifted for this look. I love how it makes a plain look so much more interesting! Now that it’s getting colder I probably won’t be able to get away with wearing this as much.
I think it would also be nice to layer with a longsleeve midi dress that’s more fitted. Hopefully I can thrift one of those, as well.
You’ll notice that a lot of my thrifted finds involve tops — slouchy sweaters, cardigans, and vests are so much easier to find secondhand because the fit is more forgiving. It’s much harder for me to find jeans and shoes. Not only because I have to find a style I like, but I’m also extremely picky about fit. I haven’t thrifted a pair of jeans for myself yet!
But I am wearing thrifted booties here. These are the Sam Edelman Petty ankle boot and it really was fate that I came upon them. I had been toying with buying a few different pairs of simple brown booties with a low heel on Poshmark for awhile, but never really pulled the plug. Then I found these leather booties in my size at the thrift…problem solved! I did pay a little more for them than usual ($15 I think?), but the quality is great.
They’re already in great condition, but I’m going to touch them up with some leather polish to make them look even better.
Also, this green oversize cardigan is secondhand from Plato’s Closet. It’s originally from Forever 21, which I would normally never thrift, but I’m a sucker for cozy open cardigans. Also, I found a dollar in the pocket of it so it literally pays to buy secondhand. LITERALLY, PEOPLE!
Another thrifted sweater and another item that’s H&M! I got so many DMs on Instagram about how much you all loved this blue sweater. It has a high neck and balloon sleeves, so it’s not just your average baby blue sweater. I really hate wearing blue tops with blue jeans on the bottom, so I wore it with all black instead.
Also, this sweater was $4 🙂
Friday was a really snowy day here in the Springs, and usually when it snows I opt for a tunic sweater and thick ponte leggings. Ultimate comfort while still looking kinda pulled together, right? This gray sweater is Lark & Ro (one of Amazon’s own brands) and 100% cashmere. I got it from thredUp and think I paid less than $20 for it from their sale section? It’s so soft and perfect for layering and being cozy!
Generally I hate buying fabrics that require special attention like cashmere, but I’ve been using the hand wash cycle on our washer for delicates without problems.
P.S. If you’re new to thredUP, you can use my referral link for $10 off your first purchase. Then I get $10 to spend, too!
So I thrifted this sweater last weekend, then wore to the thrift store the next! I am having a huge crush on pom pom sweaters right now, so this one in one of my favorite colors and pom hearts of all shapes really got me. Even though it needed a wash and some intense de-pilling I got it for $5. It’s super chunky and oversized, but also has a cropped fit to it that’s trendy.
I also wore it with the thrifted booties I talked about in one of my earlier outfits.
I probably got the most DMs with heart eyes about this outfit right here! The sweater is secondhand from Plato’s Closet and is an American Eagle jegging fit sweater. I liked the style and fit so much I bought two in different colors at Plato’s Closet! I need more sweaters like I need a hole in my head, but I may be checking out some AE sweaters on Black Friday because they’re just some of the best.
I also have to touch on my loafer mules, too. Even though they’re not thrifted they’re a great deal at Target — $23 and they seriously look like Madewell dupes! I’m glad I got these in store because I actually ended up needing to go down a full size, which is so odd for me in this brand.
So there you have it! Seven days of outfits with at least one secondhand find.