Well Happy New Year everybody!
Dress: Soft Surroundings, thrifted Over the knee boots: Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx Jacket: Thrifted Black Slip: Vintage, thrifted Bag: Cynthia Rowley via TJ Maxx
I purchased these boots last Christmas on clearance at TJ Maxx for (insert drum roll here) $56!!!!! That's right girlies! All leather, over the knee, high heel, corset back boots for only $56! They absolutely elevate everything that they're paired with!!
I thrifted the dress a few months ago and wear it often as a blouse, dress, belted, loose, you name it! As you can see from here, and here, I wear it quite often. For $4.39....it was a no brainer!
And one of my favorite things.....my new bag! It's the only new purchase I wanted to make this year. I'll save the story of this bag and why I think it's important to make a couple of well thought out retail purchases a year for another post. But lemme say here and now, I. LOVE. THIS. BAG!!
I'm linking up to Patti's Visible Monday today, so please be sure to check out all the very visible looks from your friendly bloggers!
Again, I ask everyone reading this to please consider taking the "Shop Secondhand First" pledge that Bella has started. Please take a read and while you're at it; feel free to take a look at this article on Refinery 29 regarding the fashion industry's reliance on underpaid, overworked and very often abused labor. I simply can't, in good conscience, turn a blind eye to ramifications of our aspirational, fashion/trend, consumer driven culture. I truly want to be a part of the solution or at the very least, don't want to be hypocritical.
And last, but for me, not least. I'm going to be spending more time this year working on my eBay store. I'd be tickled to death for you to take a look! And while you're at it, be sure to check out Bella's goodies on eBay AND Etsy. And Terri has some fabulously fun pieces on eBay that you won't want to miss!