Friday, May 15, 2009

Let's go thrifting

In order to satisfy a thrift craving, I normally pick up my vintage handbag and hit the New York streets. However, when I cannot do that - as a thrift junkie I can get a quick eye candy fix at Housing Works online. Nothing beats rummaging in a thrift shop, but when you cannot do that - the next best thing is online shopping.

Housing Works have a good selection online - most of which you can buy immediately. Each of their New York shops has a fantastic window display - and all the items are on auction -which you can check out and bid online.

To illustrate my point of good thrifting online, check this out:
A beautiful vintage silk chiffon green dress, perfect for spring. I love the empire waist and the ruched bust. This beauty is in an auction - ending 26th May. It starts at $35.

I would pair the dress with this investment piece (read expensive but would wear over and over again) - a Ann Demeulemeester blazer. I love the combination of the feminine floaty dress with a killer tailored blazer. Ann Demeulemeester is a Belgian desginer well known for her perfect cut, edgy monochromatic clothes, which are as beautiful as they are horribly expensive. The thrifted blazer is $175, is in perfect condition and is available online right now. Unfortunately it is too large for me but I would love this in my wardrobe - it would look great with anything.

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