In my last big thrifting reveal, I mentioned that one of my remaining unicorns when it comes to thrift hunting is another pair (or 2! or 3! I’m never gonna say no!) of Manolo Blahniks. Little did I know how soon such unicorn would cross my path. Behold:
OK, these are not the Campari pumps I am dying to get, but they are beautiful nonetheless. The colour is stunning, and you guys know how I feel about floral anything. I did a triple take when I saw these Gisella flats at Value Village, particularly as they are absolutely pristine. Check it:
Thank you, person who donates barely worn Manolos! No, seriously, thank you. You made my day. And thank you to VV for not jacking up the price on these. They were marked at a reasonable $20, and with a 30% off coupon, they came in under $15. Huzzah!
I do make a concerted effort to remix my clothes in different ways all the time — largely because of the blog, I’ll admit — but sometimes it’s hard to mess with a successful formula. A little tweak here and there is all that I can manage in those cases, and I just have to hope that your guys’ memory is as imperfect as mine tends to be. Or that you’re a fan of realism in blogging 😉
Here, I subbed my newish coral Gap blazer for last year’s blush Topshop one (which I seem to have fallen out of the habit of wearing for some reason), and added a different bag, but everything else is the same as in the previous iteration. Even the necklace! I had not realized that until I scrolled through my IG feed and found the old pic. Oh well — no messing with what’s not broken, I guess.
This J. Crew Factory top is so cheerfully summery, isn’t it? Yellow can be a tricky colour, but this pale lemon shade is eminently wearable even for a pasty one like me. It was an inspired choice for a beautiful, sunny Friday when I was lucky enough to get in some patio time. Oh, and it was no regular patio either:
As for the rest of the outfit, all pieces are oldies-but-goodies. This Theory blazer goes with everything. Like, seriously. Nearly every time I’m in a quandary about which topper to add to an outfit, this blazer turns out to be the right answer. Uncanny. The shoes are last summer’s Zara splurge, and they are surprisingly comfy for being faux leather. Strappy flats are still in this year, so I’m counting myself as being on-trend for once. Rounding out the outfit, my Gucci Britt bag is still going strong like the workhorse that it is.