Thrift Style: vintage trench coat, DVF boots, and CJ jeans | Thriftanista in the City

4.10.2013

Thrift Style: vintage trench coat, DVF boots, and CJ jeans

I love putting together completely thrifted looks especially when the price is under $25!  Great price for a trench coat, DVF boots and CJ by Cookie Johnson jeans. This is a typical everyday mom uniform for me. I'm casual and comfortable but heels and a tucked shirt give me a more pulled together look.

Spring trench coat lilac purple


I pulled out my favorite trench coat. Any guesses as to why it's my favorite? Yep. It's the color purple. Pastels also happen to be on trend right now so I'm glad to have found it! I like trench coats but the classic shape does nothing for me. I like the full a-line skirt. It hugs at the waist and flows away from the hips. It's long but not too long. It also fits my arms well. Always a good thing when your arms are freakishly short.

thrifted trench coat

I've had it over a year and this is probably my third time wearing it. It's hard to find the perfect day to wear it in Chicago. It's either too cold or too hot for it. 

spring raincoat trench coat

The granny bag is from a Goodwill haul. I can't tell if it's vintage or not. The fabric is a cool vintage "mad men" style but the wooden handles don't look like they're very worn. I did find a very old straight pin in the bag. It was probably used for sewing or knitting supplies. 

granny bag bought at goodwill

I use it as a laptop bag. It fits perfectly.

completely thrifted outfit

I didn't get much wear out of the DVF ankle boots this winter. Probably because I haven't been able to find them in the cave closet. 

thrifted button up shirtBird blouse and jeans get serious wear time from me. The cost per wear on these basics make them bascially free!

thrift store diane von furstenberg booties

In other news, congratulations to Laila who won the $25 Bed Bath & Beyond giveway! 

Next giveaway will be from a thrift haul. What do you think it will be?

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9 comments

Aracely said...

Super cute look. I don't think purple looks good on me it looks great on you! I'm loving little V in the background.

Kimberly said...

That jacket is amazing! And I still don't believe you on that price =P. What a steal! I'm not much of a blue or purple wearer, but I see you have a lot of purple and blue here which is great for me seeing as though we are the same complexion. Definitely inspiration for me to embrace the hue, because you are really WERKing it! ;].

XO | KIMBERLYLUXE

Lizzie & The Urbaness said...

Love that trench!

Shon said...

Wow, not sure what I am more ga ga over the trench or the bag?? The fabric of the bag is so lovely!!

Happy Wednesday. PS What is V saying to you?? It looks like she is droppin' some serious knowledge on you. LOL

Silhouette de Femme said...

Your trench is such a pretty Spring colour....I love! Now that bag is something my Nanny used to carry around & you rock it. Little Violet is so cute too stylin her yellow rain coat with blue plaid!
Denise

Kenya Hunter said...

Love the purple trench!! Very fab!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyaldesigns.com

Kenya L Fashion Blog

Vizion Heiry said...

I love the pastel purple on you. It's radiant. The purse/laptop bag is everything! Want.

Kimberly if you're the same complexion then you can wear purples and blues, just make sure they are lighter to compliment the warm undertones, rather than deeper for cool undertones.

laniza said...

Yes on the jacket! I'm mad that little V is in every picture, haha!

Hmmm... as to the thrift gift, maybe earrings or another accessory?

Jennae said...

LOVE the purple, and the bird print top is awesome! I can definitely see why you'd wear it often!

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