Thrift Style Thursday: Basically, Belle

How much does that blurry photo of me frollicking and twirling about remind you of the opening scene of The Sound of Music?! Isn't it great? It's everything I could ever want in a skirt. It's a touch of Julie Andrews. It's a touch of Anne Shirley. It's a touch of Audrey Hepburn. It's Belle coming over the mountain as she longs for adventure in the great wide somewhere. Oh baby, this skirt is love.

Today's TST theme is wardrobe basics. I thought a long time about this one. Originally, I wanted to sport a little black dress or a simple pair of skinnies with a white flowy tank; however, besides not finding either of those on my thrifting adventures, I realized that when it comes to wardrobe basics, a flowy skirt, fun pumps, and a plain tank top is more basic to my own closet than either a black dress or jeans. 

I fell in love with this skirt the second I found it, and I knew exactly how I wanted to style it. Right now, it's missing some statement jewelry because, well, who wants to twirl in bulky necklaces, really...? I also found those amazing blue Liz Claiborne pumps that I know will get some spectacular use for summertime weddings (tis the season, right?)

Thrifting basics is easy. All you need to know is what you are most likely to wear. While thrifting can be fun to embellish your closet with all the things you want to wear but can't justify buying new (just in case you don't actually wear it), it's also a great way to stock up on those items you wear most. For me, that means skirts and fun shoes. For you, it might mean jeans and a flowy blouse. 

The best thing to do is this: Go in to the store with an idea of what you're looking for. Evidently, I was looking for something that would make me feel like Belle, or Anne, or Maria. Success was mine. 

And it can be yours too, if you just look. 

**Also: Friends, I am wearing a sock in my hair. Nick thought it was the funniest thing that I had actually used a sock (you're supposed to, right?) for a sock bun. It was clean, and grey, and made my hair look 20x thicker than it actually is. Win. 

shirt // Smart Set
skirt // French Collection, thrifted
shoes // Liz Claiborne, thrifted

As always, you can connect with me by leaving a comment or following along on any of the social media venues. And go check out the other TSTers to see what they've done for this week's wardrobe basics theme! Cheers!

-  Thrift Style Thursday(er)s  -

Being Zhenya // Spoolish // Buttons and Birdcages
Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J. // Alligator Toe
The Two Cent Chick // Rachel's Lookbook // Snippets with Alex
Eclecticity // Confessions of a Refashionista // Sistas From Cali
Erica's Style Diary // Bethie the Boo // Nuttier Than Nutella 

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  1. Oh my gosh, what a perfectly lovely skirt! I love it! I think it is a great "basic" piece!

    1. Thanks, Bethie! It really does make me feel like my favourite movie characters. :)

  2. Love the skirt!
    I need it in my life.
    Awesome outfit.

    1. :) I am so glad you like it! Thrifting perfect flowy midi skirts are so hard! I feel pretty lucky to have found this one.

  3. Stunning pictures and a gorgeous outfit!!! And girl...I LOVE sock buns! The first time I wore one to work people were either confused, stunned or weirded out that I had a sock in my hair, but it works so well. Great job this week :)

    1. Thanks, Justine! I totally thought wearing a sock in my hair would be a lot weirder than it actually is. I think I may have found my new basic hairstyle.

      You have such wonderful hair, so I am sure they look much better on you! :)

  4. I loooooove your twirly, whirly, sing-it-from-the-mountain-top skirt!!! It is beautiful and fun and a great thrifting find! Plus, those shoes!!!!! They are so darling and they look comfy, too! :)

    1. The shoes are so comfy! I am so glad I found them! xx

  5. The skirt and the shoes are so darling! And sock in your hair looks great :)

  6. I love your twirling pictures! The first one totally does remind me of the Sound of Music! :) That skirt is amazing - great find! The pattern is awesome and I love how flowy and comfortable it looks!


  7. Obsessed with your skirt, how pretty! Found you through The Anna Belle blog!

    1. Thanks for stopping in, Kristen! I love Anna's blog. She is such a sweetheart. I'd love to see your site, too. What's the address? xx



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