A gray cotton/modal blend sleeveless Gap Henley-like collared shirt
Calvin Klein dark olive green cropped cargos
Express ribbed tank with sequin detailing around the neckline
A relaxed fitting navy blue knit shirt with gold and silver horizontal stripes (reminds me of the night sky for some reason)
A short sleeve sheer collared button up black with white polka dots
A knee-length button down olive green Banana Republic wool skirt
Broken-in "boyfriend" style dark gray J. Crew twill chinos
I love thrifting because the prices give you room to be more fearless with your shopping and try new things which is why I bought the J. Crew pants ($6) BUT... I know I have shorter legs so pulling these off could prove to be tricky. I did some research and it looks like I lot of people roll them which could work for a while (they're so wide though!) but not as it gets colder. I know I need to pay close attention to proportion and all that but hmm, it has me concerned. MAN they would look great with a red belt, too. Hmm.
The skirt is a LITTLE big on me both in the waste and it's just a little long. If I were tall the length would be totally fine but my calves are the short part of my leg and so there just isn't as much distance between where the skirt ends and the floor. Either I will get it hemmed OR I'll just have to always wear it with heals which isn't the most practical choice for me. Potentially though... potentially.
You'll notice I scored a lot of great brands. There are multiple benefits to this. Obviously you will know what kind of quality your getting. The J. Crew pants are extremely well-made for example. The second benefit is, if I decide that it just isn't working out I can likely sell them to a place like Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange or in my case Pink With Envy. They LOVE good brands and lucky for me those Chinos could pass for any season. They flipped for my Armani Exchange pants last spring.
Of course all the inspiration pictures above are demonstrated with khaki pants and rolled up which... well it's not my favorite, versus my slate gray ones but it's a start. I was contemplating purchasing those moccasin ankle boots anyway. I think they could also look great with a pair of these:
Anyway, I'm excited about my haul. Really looking forward to making some serious fashionable attempts this fall since it is my favorite fashion season. SERIOUS attempts before I have to start wearing boots (the ugly kind) 24/7. I HATE my snowboots. I bought them at the last minute and they're not even that comfortable. Uggs are looking more and more appealing and I've never thought that before.