Thrifted Treasure: Chevron Topper and Orange Sweater Vest | Thriftanista in the City

12.01.2011

Thrifted Treasure: Chevron Topper and Orange Sweater Vest

Yesterday, I ventured downtown on the train with V in the carrier for Afrobella & Friends TJ Maxx & Marshalls Holiday Shopping Party. I pulled out some complicated pieces that required some thought and work to pull it together. I thought I would have time but Violet woke up just as I stepped out of the shower. Boo. It was short nap day.

The chevron coat is my absolute favorite thrift store find. It's vintage and looks like it was home sewn. It came with a matching dress that was way to snug so I donated it back to the store. I don't wear it as much as I would like to. I thought I could layer it up for warmth but the layers were just making me look frumpy.

The shirt has been worn before. It's purple. It's J. Crew and it was brand new.

The vest is a reddish orange color and I didn't quite know what to do with it. I bought it for the color and the square shaped neckline. I threw it over the shirt for warmth and I had a bit of gaposis at the bust. Orange and purple? Does it go together? What else can I do with it?

I was definitely doing too much yesterday. I should have done a simple top and jeans but that gets so boring everyday. I need a night out so I can be as spicy as a want to be!


What is the most prized possession in your closet? Does it get a lot of wear?


24 comments

Nicole - Craft My Soul said...

love the purple under the coat! Hmmm...I don't wear orange at all... I wouldn't know where to start!

My two prized clothing posessions are both thrifted. My $8 leather boots and my $2.50 blue blazer. There are a couple posts about them on my blog. (of course)

Funkidivagirl said...

I love that coat! And I love vintage stores! I don't go often, but I do have some "finds" that are my favorite :-)

Optimistic Mom said...

Cute! I wish I was more thrifty. I can never find cute when I try to shop thrifty.
I have a few pieces that I like to wear, but I need to add more accessories to spice it up.

Mrs. Collins said...

I love the orange sweater vest. How about a grey pencil skirt, white blouse and nude pumps, or a long white button down shirt, skinny jeans (black or dark blue) and some brown high boots.

My black pencil skirt is my go to piece for work. I try to hide it in the back of my closet so I don't think about it but it always works its way back.

Girl...get a life said...

Mrs. Colllins suggestions for the vest are dead on, I think. Either the skirt or jeans. I love orange and grey together.

As long as you don't pair the vest with black, you'll be fine.

My fav thrifted items are an embroidered suede skirt. I got it about 10 years ago. It still fits. I love it. Need to dig it out.

I also have a metallic olive green leather vintage clutch. To die for...it folds over.

Lastly, my Frye campus boots are vintage. In fact, both pairs of my Frye boots are thrifted. And I love 'em equally.

~ Daisha said...

I absolutely love this coat!! I wish I could find one. I'm in the market for a winter coat and will be venturing out sometime soon to find one. Hopefully, I will be as lucky as you were with this one.

melody-mae said...

loving the chevron coat. Great find. I have a lot of favorite finds...a houndstooth coat, adn pair of vintage heeled oxfords...to name a few!

Ana from Sweet Serendipity said...

You thrifted your chevron coat? Amazing! i love it :)
...
Come check out my Shabby Apple dress giveaway! Perfect for all those holiday parties.

Mama Violet said...

@Nicole - Craft My Soul I'm going to check them out. Finding good thrifted boots has been hard for me.

Mama Violet said...

@Optimistic Mom you have to search through so much stuff to get to the gems. I love it. I want to find more accessories too.

Mama Violet said...

@Mrs. Collins ilike your ideas. Im going to have to do more thrifting for a gray skirt, white shirt, and nude pumps. Thanks for enabling!

Mama Violet said...

@Girl...get a life frye boots! Love.

Mama Violet said...

@~ Daisha thank you. Good luck! Can't wait to see what you find.

Mama Violet said...

@~ Daisha thank you. Good luck! Can't wait to see what you find.

Mama Violet said...

@melody-mae I love oxfords! Now following.....

Mama Violet said...

@Ana from Sweet Serendipity will do. Love your blog and shabby apple.

melody-mae said...

@Mama Violet
Following you back! :)

Shana said...

Umm...I am in love with both pieces! That black and white is making me drool. seriously! Thank you for linking up!! Looking forward to many more of your finds!!!

Shana
ColorBlind

Stacey Kay said...

Great chevron! Found you through Shana's blog - I blog all about thrifting too.

Goodwill Huntingg: Happy Holidays Giveaway!
Accessory alert: tassels

Mama Violet said...

@Stacey Kay thanks! Now following....

Mama Violet said...

@Shana it makes me drool too! People stop me all the time and ask me where I got itcall the time.

Love the blog. I've discovered so many thrift blogs via colorblind.

Chandra said...

Love the pattern play, mama! You rocked it. Right now my "prized" thrifted possession is a fabulous faux fir I'll be wearing this winter! New follower to your blog.

Mama Violet said...

@Chandra Nice. I need to find some fun fur. Following back..

just me said...

great style. this coat is awsome. like, like, like!!!! :)

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