Sweater: Banana Republic (similar) | Denim: American Rag | Boots: Sam Edelman (thrifted; similar here and here) | Bag: Vintage Dooney & Bourke (thrifted; similar modern version) | Necklaces: Gap/American Eagle
Despite wishing for spring weather, I’m trying to make the most of my winter wardrobe, and that means wearing my boots as often as I can. I have a penchant for shoe-shopping, but finding shoes at thrift stores is the best because the prices are (usually) so affordable. The boots I’m wearing in this particular post I bought at one of my local Goodwills for $15 — and they normally retail for upwards of $200 at department stores.
When asked about my secret to successful thrifting, my number-one tip is to shop out of season. It’s when you’ll find the best quality and the best deals. I bought these boots in June. They were sitting on the shelf being overlooked by everyone in favor of summery sandals and wedges. I knew I’d have to wait at least another three months before Mother Nature gave me the chance to wear them, but the price I paid was well worth my patience.
So even though the wind and snow are probably still blowing in your area, try shopping in the short-sleeve shirts and summery dresses for the best deals. You never know what bargains you’ll find!