2011-03-28

Seams like a Big Deal

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Skirt? Donna Karan Collection, thrifted

Clutch? Thrifted

Blouse? I.D. by Marquis (?), Winners

Shoes? I.D. Browns

Earrings? Gift from my ladyfriend Linda


Sometimes I feel like I need to stop bragging about my thrift finds. But then I find something stellar and I just can't. shut. up. That's OK, you may brag about your delicious home made cupcakes and about JR's perfect spelling test and I shall brag about thrifting and Stella's (the cat) fetching skills.


I found this skirt in the 2 minutes I had to scan the rack at the thrift store. I saw that the colour was saturated and even, so I grabbed it to take a second look. That's when I saw that the skirt was wool with silk trim and had some crazy seam work. Having lost far too many hours in pattern making class at school, I knew that the exposed and silk lined darts and the perfectly curved seams were the work of someone who paid a lot more attention in class than I ever did. I tried to take some good pictures of the seaming because that is genius work. Turns out the skirt is Donna Karan... Donna Karan Collection. You can link through and check out comparable prices. Make sure you are sitting down and your beverage is resting... Don't want to cause any accidents. The best part is that the skirt fits perfectly. No big deal. I get my custom fit designer clothing from a thrift store.


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(Ok, I realize there are some spacing issues, which, when I fix them just get worse. And I am running late... so sorry about that awkwardness.)

57 comments :

Anonymous said...

Feel free to brag away. That skirt is awesome!

amber said...

that skirt is an amazing find!! it is gorgeous and i love the blouse too!!

amanda said...

this. skirt. is. AMAZING. and can i just say that your ass looks phenomenal in it???? yeah, well i just did. great find. makes me seriously consider vacationing in canada this summer :)

Bethany said...

oh my gosh. you are fabulous. as soon as i saw that blouse i was like woah

Stella said...

That skirt is gorgeous. You look amazing in it! I love the yellow details!

And, I always forget that your cat and I share a name. Hehehe.

SIENA.STYLE said...

you look stunning!!kiss from prague

Kelly said...

I was going to say, the skirt is gorgeous! AND thrifted? Amazing find. It must have been meant for you to fit so perfectly :P

Kelly
Enterkelly.blogspot.com

kelsey said...

great find! i love that skirt.

The Blissful Academic said...

I love that shirt! Such an amazing look! I can't believe you got that skirt from a thrift store. Great find!

Emily said...

Holy fuckbeans... a G for a skirt? I thought it was gorgeous BEFORE I actually saw 4 digits and a dollar sign. YOWSA. Good find and you are one HOT mama in it. (cat mama that is)
Holy crap. Also, I have to know if Matt brings you to the opera every second evening cuz where the heck are you wearing these amazing outfits? I mean if it's to walmart then AWESOME but I'm really curious because I swear I have all these amazing vintage items that I NEVER have a reason to wear them to. Matt thinks it's weird when I wear lipstick to go to the dog park (there was a party right after the dog park, ok!??)
He would flat out refuse to go out in public with me if I was dressed up for day to day stuff. I get it tho, u don't wear this stuff to work so you take advantage. I guess for me I wear a lot of my fancy(er) stuff to work so i wanna wear sweats every evening and weekend. ok now that I've told you my life story, I'm gonna go back to work. and daydream about that skirt and try to not have your great tush invade my dreams. It's your own fault, you stare at my cleavage, i stare and your bum. we're even.

Sal said...

You're the Queen. As always. Can't stop ogling that waistline detail!

Col said...

Whenever I see what you find thrifting, I want to kill u ;) and u find stuff for like 3$!!!! So jealous of your thrifting skills....

Kyla said...

Nothing makes me happier than butt shots in the morning. Especially then said butt is covered in such fancy-ness.

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

I'm becoming a thrift store junkie myself! :D I love to read about your finds, so please, by all means, keep them coming! :D
xxx

http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com

Sist and Sist said...

Love this outfit! That top is wild!

Mrs. J said...

Jealous...I wish people brought designer clothing to my thrift store!! Beautiful skirt and Great outfit!!

Jameil said...

A find like that is worth all of our hurt feelings. *don't mind me... just wheezing over here*

Dylana Suarez said...

That blouse is amazing on your!


xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

You're hot. That is all.

Anna Jane said...

you definitely have bragging rights on that baby...it's awesome! i need to go thrifting more, dammit.

blogbytina said...

I just want to say that that shirt is amazing.
<3 tina

sisters4saymoreismore said...

yep. you are officially the queen of thrift! brag on girl!

~selina

Work With What You've Got said...

I'm sure someone else finds it perfectly reasonable to spend a grand on a skirt but I CAN'T EVEN.

But thrifting it? Supafly.

The Suburb Experiment said...

It looks like it was made for you!

I love the heart-pounding thrill of locating a treasure at the thrift-store, the look around to make sure no one's going to snatch it out of your hands because REALLY how do other people miss this stuff? Their loss, our gain!

Jenn

CessOviedo said...

That skirt looks perfect on you! It definitely shows the good work on it, love the printed top too!

<3 Cess O.
The Outfit Diaries

FutureLint said...

Brag on, lady! That is an amazing thrift find!

Nicole said...
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Nicole said...

Great thrift find!!! Definitely not at the same level, but I got a little thrill out of finding a Tucker for Target dress for $8 this weekend... one of the designs that was just re-launched for $40 :)

Natasha said...

That skirt is totally awesome...and the exposed silk lining is such a great detail! Id totally brag too!!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

linda said...

I want to know where the heck you go thrifting that you find things like this! And it does fit you like a glove. You jerk! :)

those tricks said...

that skirt is NICE.
Love finding high end at thrift prices.
I seem to across them NEARLY every week here.
So crazy. So wonderful.
My last post was a $3 pair of Escada Pants.
oh yes.

Lindsey P. said...

That is an AMAZING find! Your finds are the main reason I troll Value Village and the Salvation Army. I'm hoping for some thrifting karma like yours!
I also love the nylons you're wearing! So vintage and pretty. :)

J'Anns Boutique said...

That skirt is the bees knees :-)

Confessions of a Purse-a-holic

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Lucky, lucky girl. I adore Donna Karen collection, and I can't believe that you found that AWESOME skirt while thrifting. As for bragging? Please brag, brag away, this is an unbelievable score. It's gorgeous on you & you've styled it beautifully. xx veronika

Nadine said...

Beautiful skirt, regardless of origin. I love this fierce, fierce look - I absolutely do not have a pencil-skirt-and-blouse kind of life. I used to rock pencil skirts like mad back in ye olden high-school-teaching days . .

Natalya's Closet said...

Soooo pretty! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

GoodFrameofMind said...

Needless to say, jelly! Looks great on you!

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

That skirt is perfection. I love the touches of yellow. The shirt is pretty awesome too.

Hey There Carole! said...

Very impressive - The outfit is fantastic! I love the blouse. I just started thrifting and hope to one day find a gem or two.

http://heytherecarole.blogspot.com/

Santina said...

Go on...brag. I know I would. I'd tell anyone who listened! Not only is that skirt an amazing bargain, but it fits you like a glove...a really, really hot glove. Paired with that amazing top, and all I can say is: MEOW!

A.Co said...

OMG NO WAY. That skirt is siiiiiiiick, J. WOW. WHat a find.

Look at you skinny minnie! Have you lost weight or were you always teeny tiny?! Lookin' good, mama.

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Healthy and Homemade said...

WOW that skirt is a great find!!

archives said...

stop it, yen. that skirt was MADE for you! amazing thrift find!

Savannah said...

Your amazing thrift finds are a true blessing & my favorite thing to brag about!

Fashion Therapist said...

If I had as much luck thrifting as you do I would DEFINITELY be bragging!

MONKEYFACE said...

Jentine, maybe you have a super rich secret admirer of your blog who lives in your town, buys crazy expensive fancy clothes perfectly made for your body, and then donates them to your thrift spots knowing you'll snatch them up. I'm just going with that being the most logical scenario b/c otherwise I don't know how to deal with your ridiculously amazing finds.

Feeona said...

This outfit is so lovely! You wear it so well (-:

Morgan and Lua said...

Oh hey. Should we just call you "the body" now? All that sitting down driving a plow must really do a body good.


Ok, done hitting on you, for today.

Rach is Ordinarily Urbane said...

No big deal... it's just completely amazing and fits you perfectly. Hot stuff, master thrifter. xo

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

WAO! What a great find!! Good for you, it fits you AMAZING!

www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I will punch you...I will punch you now for finding that.

Anonymous said...

Love hearing about your thrifting treasures! The whole look is just amazing. Well done!

Liz said...

Now I feel like I should be going and spending more time at the thrift store! Though I did get 2 vintage coach bags for a total of $30 - black leather and to die for!

Love this skirt, you wear it well and as always the colour combo is amazing!

Lizzy
http://restonstyle.blogspot.com

jessie said...

super jealous! (but simultaneously so excited for you... how is this possible? must be true love.)

and also, your commentary on the bragging cracked me up. i could just hear you and your justification. :) oh, and for the record: the effortless thrifting of designer goods is WAYYYYY more brag worthy than johnny's growth chart or whatever the heck it was.

Petite Josette said...

Hi Jentine

thanks for your comment. It's not an embarrassing question, Pinterest is a farily new site and I've only known about it for a couple months. It's pretty great actually (although another great way to waste tons of time on te web). It's a website that allows you to catalogue pictures that you see on the web - instead of saving them on your hardrvie and forgetting wherever they were from. You create boards and sort your pictures. I have one for stylei nspiration and have "pinned" a few of your looks in there as weel as other fashion bloggers I follow. You can use it for recipes, tutorials, etc...
here's the link: http://pinterest.com/

Terri said...

But you wouldn't have found it if not for your insider knowledge of pattern making. Excellent skirt and a great fit.

Steven Castro said...

WAO! What a great find!! Good for you, it fits you AMAZING! www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com