November 14, 2012

Passion for Fashion: Casual Sunday Brunch Outfit

This past weekend the southern beau and I ventured to downtown Knoxville, one of my favorite spots in the city. We had brunch at the Tomato Head, a fabulous local eatery offering lots of vegetarian and vegan options that are oh so tasty and good. 

Afterward, I made him snap a quick picture of my outfit because I'm linking up today with some lovely fashionista bloggers (here). For this edition of "What I Wore Wednesday," I'm sharing an outfit that was kind to my wallet, as most pieces were thrifted or bought on consignment. 

My jeans were purchased (on sale) at the go-to source for jeans since about 1997. The shirt I'm wearing is from one of my favorite local consignment shops (where I also sell clothing to make a few extra shopping dollars from time to time). The boots are second hand from the same consignment shop and my bag (a vintage Coach) is from a thrift store in Florida (purchased by my mom while she was on vacation...I sort of stole it though).

I love being able to find clothes for a great deal, whether on sale, at a consignment shop or at a thrift store. If you're willing to invest a little time in the hunt, it can really pay off! One good way to get more bang for your buck is to get to know the folks who work in the stores. You might make a friend who can be on the lookout for items that would be perfect for you. A way to maximize your thrifting efforts is to find out when the store puts out new merchandise and time your visits accordingly. 

What great thrifty finds have you run across lately?