Secondhand Y2K Reboot
Hello again everyone! This is your thrifty fit check for Thursday, October 13th. This look is 100% secondhand, and although the pieces were individually purchased many years apart, put together this look probably cost me under $50!
The top in particular is a favorite. It's a Y2K - 90s era plaid cotton blouse by the juniors brand My Michelle. Yes, you can wear juniors clothing in your 50s. I have now done the experiment and can say with some authority that you will not in fact, burst into flames. I Originally purchased this top for inventory for the Highland Fashionista vintage shop, but when I tried it on to photograph it I realized just how well it fit me, so I kept it. Sorry not sorry. When you try something on and it fits you like it was made for you, that's The Universe speaking to you. Far be it for me to go against the will of the universe.
This blouse has many of my favorite late 90s style elements all in one place; a short puffy sleeve, a v neck cutaway collar with a ruffle, and fitted silhouette that requires no tucking in, but still looks streamlined.
The skirt is 90s American eagle and is a simple low-waisted mini with the ubiquitous 90s patch pockets. The boots are from Dune UK. They were am impulse buy off of Ebay for £20, and have exceeded my expectations. I have never had a pair of white or cream boots before, and I am hooked. The harness style chain and slightly looser fit of the shaft on these boots makes them super easy to pull on and off, and you'll probably be seeing these a lot this season.
That's the thrift check for the week - stay fabulous!