Saturday, March 5, 2011

trash/treasure

trash/treasure

trash/treasure

trash/treasure

trash/treasure

trash/treasure

trash/treasure

Tell me how did this totally Wang-errific sweater end up at the thrift store? Well I can sort of picture the donator's inner dialogue going like this: "What the Hell was I thinking when I bought this crazy thing? Where am I ever going to wear this?" Enter: me. "HOLY CRAP! This thing is awesome! I'm going to wear this EVERYWHERE!" - a sentiment that was strongly backed by always-enthusiastic thrift store ladies. "This is fancy! Don't give her the Nordstrom's bag. Give her the Neiman Marcus bag!" (I'm not sure how most thrift stores work, but "mine" uses recycled shopping bags, which are apparently ranked according to the specialness of your purchase, Neiman Marcus being the highest of honors.) Scene.

thrifted Christina Rotelli sweater
H&M snakeskin print jeans
Saddleback Leather bag
vintage bracelets
Pour la Victoire boots
Topshop cape

53 comments:

Aesthetic Alterations said...

Gorgeous on you! I'm not sure I could pull something so open weaved off--but with your shape and structured hair! Great find!

Sarah said...

Hahah that's hysterical about the importance of shopping bags. That sweater is so unique, what a find!

tywo said...

You are gorgeous! I love your outfit.
I wish you a beautiful weekend.


LOVE!

Mariana Stormion said...

Nice boots!

Lacee Swan said...

adorable sweater!! love it!

Dylana Suarez said...

Oh wow! I want to have a love affair with your sweater! Does that sound creepy?

xoxo,

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The Fancy Teacup said...

Oh my goodness, that sweater is a mesmerizing thrifted find. And those snakeskin print jeans? Super hot.


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much love.

Eli said...

I cant believe someone would give that away, it's a work of art!

how funny about the bags...I've never heard of that before hehe

Rose said...

Dear LORD. I am near speechless. That piece is beyond divine (Seriously. the composition. *swoon*) and your thrift store ladies sound like ducky darlings.

Sarah said...

I am in love with this top. It is truly amazing and so interesting. A definite one of a kind. Just beautiful.

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Sing said...

LOL @ the Neiman bag. Yes this sweater rocks and deserves that bag. It's really a work of art.

devorelebeaumonstre. said...

OH MY GOD. this is like, totally one of the best thrift store scores I've ever laid my eyes on. YOU ARE SO LUCKYYY. jealous. way jealous.

Elle said...

This sweater is amazing! I love winter whites with army greens....great look!
love, live & wear
xo, L

Lydia said...

What a great thrift find!!! I love when that happens.

lavogue-ish7 said...

it is visually pleasing...really..even with all the weaving patterns in it...and you look great in it...your thrift store must wonderland...hahha!!!
bisous...

Hannah said...

99% of my thrift store finds must have been donated by someone experiencing that exact inner dialogue. Silly humans...

Fauxshionable said...

There really is nothing quite like the WOOHOOO moment at the thrift store. Congrats on your amazing find! It's fab.

Kimberellie said...

LMAO! FUNNY! LOVE the sweater too! So cool! Would have totally snapped that baby up! I had a dream in which my fav thrift store was totally changed (into a regular store! horrors!). And when one of the ladies asked me why I was so upset, I said: "Because it felt like family here before!". Isn't it nice to have a fav. thrift store home?

gosh I love that sweater!

much love: kimberellie (with a baby in her belly)

Christen said...

I love the sweater and have acted in many similar scenes before - including the "which bag to give her" drama! :) Love how you styled such a unique piece.

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I LOVE that sweater! You are so lucky to find something like that at a thrift store! I also love your makeup here, you are gorgeous. :)

<3Chelsea Elizabeth
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Sara said...

That sweater is totally BOSS!! I *love* those amazing finds, and then when the sales' people share your enthusiasm. That's an epic win.

La Petite Marmoset said...

Wow! It is indeed "wang-eriffic!" I love that about thrifting, perfect example of "trash" to treasure!
La Petite Marmoset

Chelsea Lane said...

AMAZING! I love the writing that went along with this post. you look amazing! I love your sense of style :) that sweater is seriously so Wang!

xoxo

Fiamma said...

This sweater is fascinating!!! I can believe someone just left it in a thrift store...

XoXo
Plami

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Email me at ariel.m.adkins@gmail.com said...

What an amazing find--the sisters Mulleavy would approve, I think.

Costin Moraru said...

amazing sweater!

Between Laundry Days said...

Your thrift store sounds effing awesome. And that is the most fantabulous sweater that's ever been made.

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

You look incredible!!! I love your sweater, it's so pretty! And I really like your jacket. Such a pretty colour.

Ps. I have no idea what stone it is. I should find out though.

Alex said...

That is a great sweater & how lucky to have founded it at a thrift shop.

I know you live in DC and I live in Frederick, MD (about 40 minutes away) what is your favorite thrift stores in your area?

jess said...

That sweater is so cool.

Bad Taste Toast said...

Well, honestly I could be that someone who thinks "Why the hell did I buy this? I'll never be able to style it properly." and then you come along and pull it off amazingly ;)
I loved this little story about the shopping bag hierarchy :)

thebohemienne said...

That sweater is so many kinds of awesome.

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northwest is best said...

That sweater is so awesome that I might need a lie down after looking at it. Phew.

Michal said...

That sweater is SO. SO. AWESOME.

Emily Saltzberg said...

Love it! Which thrift store is "yours"? I want to try my luck there the next time I go home! :)

RosaLovesDC said...

One word: Incredible!!!!

frenchleaveblog said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW I can totally relate to what you must have been thinking when you found this! The sweater is terrific and looks even more terrific on you! Superb!

And what a cute style blog! Me fan!

amanda archambault said...

I can't believe someone would put that in a thrift store. It's so adorable!
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Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! That's the most amazing sweater I've ever seen! Great find. xo

la petite fashionista said...

what an amazing thift store find!! & i love thrift store ladies. I used to volunteer at one in high school and that's EXACTLY how they are, commenting on everyone's purchases and saving the special bags. glad that sweater found you !:)

Adrianna Traxler said...

that is really such a cool sweater

Kristin Wyly said...

This sort of reminds me of something from CLAMP or Final Fantasy. I like it.

Marija said...

Sweater is just amazing!
Great look!!!

Sofia G. said...

Perfect sweater...

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Mallory said...

AMAZING. you are a lucky lady! you pull it off so effortlessly :)


mallory

whitwatwear

Sal said...

Holy crap indeed! That amazing sweater is a hell of a find.

janettaylor said...

Lovely sweater!

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Lisa said...

cool sweater!!

Ashley [Free Honey] said...

This sweater totally deserved the NM bag!!! BTW, I think it's pretty adorable that they rate your purchases like that. Who would give this up...it's oddness is so beautiful.

LOVE.

xo, Ashley

Elizabeth Edith said...

hahahaha!
Definitely Neiman Marcus worthy :)

Li said...

haha! what a gem! isn't it so true that one person's toss is others treasure! what a great find, xx

christine donee said...

That sweater IS amazing! I'm glad you were there to pick up the slack from the obviously out-of-touch donator. Her loss is most definitely your gain!

xoxo
Christine

Brooklynn said...

there is nothing quite like scoring an ultimate find at a thrift store. you wear that effortlessly!