Thrifted Treasure: Red Plaid Shirt & Leather Turquoise Skirt | Thriftanista in the City

1.05.2012

Thrifted Treasure: Red Plaid Shirt & Leather Turquoise Skirt

This is what I wore to my television "debut". I had a once in a lifetime opportunity to appear on MY50 Chicago's Perspectives. I'll be discussing thrift shopping with my BFF girlgetalife. I probably wouldn't have done it otherwise. Public speaking IS my number one worst fear.  There's no audience but it will be seen by lots of people I don't know. I also cringe at the sound of my own voice. Issues much?

I did it though. I'm starting 2012 off by stepping outside of my comfort zone. Time to shine! "Playing small does not serve the world." SN: I love the full Marianne Williamson quote.

Of course,  I'll be linking to the video when it airs on the 15th.

Now on to what I wore:

I bought the turquoise leather pencil skirt during a 50% sale at Village Discount Outlet. I have never owned a leather skirt and never wanted one but I could not pass this one up. I love the color. Isn't it pretty? I paid $3.50 for it.

My plaid shirt is also thrifted. It's Benetton and appeared to be brand new judging by its appearance post wash. It was under $3 and its different from anything I have in my closet. I love the snap closures and extra long cuffs. I don't have a lot of red clothing. I must look for sequins and red on my next adventure.

This is my pre-taping jitters face and slump.

What fabulously terrifying antics have you gotten into?
Colored leather? Yes or no? What colors are lacking in your closet?

21 comments

DaenelT said...

I cannot believe you paid $3.50. That is crazy cool. And congrats on being on TV.
I have a pink patchwork suede jacket in my clost that I've never worn. But I had to have it.

Mama Violet said...

@DaenelT I have some of those clothes too. What's that about? You should rock it and then blog it!

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Don't you look cute!

Kim said...

I love that skirt and your blog!!!

I just started a new blog about men, love and relationships. I'd love if you stopped by to share your thoughts.

Kim
xoxo
www.dishanddate.com

Jillian said...

I need that skirt in my life. The fact that you paid 3.50 makes me want to run to my nearest thrift store right away :)

Jillian
www.nusophisticate.com

Mama Violet said...

@Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth thank you!

Mama Violet said...

@Kim thanks! Following now...

Mama Violet said...

@Jillian go on in and enjoy the treasure hunt! Following now...

Chandra said...

You are one hot mama! As always its a pleasure to have you grace my blog. I love how you dressed up the plaid and paired it with the skirt {love the shoes too}. Enjoy your weekend :D

Nicole said...

Love the outfit and the fact that you flew in the face of one of your greatest fears! Your 2012 is off to a great start and will only get better, keep it up!

YUMMommy said...

I'm missing color period in my closet right now. So, I'm looking for anything not black, grey or brown or dark blue to add to my wardrobe. Love the outfit!

Ajax said...

I am not much of a skirt wearer, but that skirt is a great color!! I love all things turquoise. :)

Visiting from a stylish little lady

Mimi said...

I probably love turquoise like you love purple! I love that skirt.

Baby Budget Blog said...

Yes, to colored leather! LOVE the color of that skirt! I have to get myself thrifting soon!!! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

Mama Violet said...

@Chandra thank you! Love your blog and the link party. Finding some new blogs for my reader.

Mama Violet said...

@Nicole thank you. I feel some good energy for 2012. Now I want to Cso more scary things!

Mama Violet said...

@YUMMommy thank you! Organizing my closet was an eye opener. It's of neutrals, purple, and surprisingly orange.

Mama Violet said...

@Ajax it's a good color. I should buy more of it!

Mama Violet said...

@Mimi I've been sleeping on turquoise. I should pair the two!

Mama Violet said...

@Baby Budget Blog thank you! There's a lot of fabulousness in thrift stores. Give it a try.

Btw, love your blog.

Chandra said...

Hey there...just to let you know my link up has moved to Wednesday's. HOpe to see you there sometime :D

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