The other day my partner and I went to Savers to thrift. My favorite part of my trips to the thrift stores are checking out the awesome accessories. Hunting for treasure is something I really enjoy doing and I typically find some awesome things. I’ve been wanting to find big purple beads to add to my wardrobe and on the racks as we checked out I spied the best pair!
They were $4 and I’m completely smitten. They’re huge and distinct and make me feel like I’m dressing-up for no good reason other than because I can (which is a pretty good darn reason if you think about it). I loved styling them yesterday for a gift exchange at our apartment. I wore a thrifted Lula Roe skirt, grey leggings, and a Loft black blouse. At first I thought, I can’t wear that blouse because it’s too nice for a late afternoon shindig at home, but then I heard Stasia (my style goddess) saying, “Too nice? Who made that rule?” and I bought the top on and felt instantly 100% dressed-up.
What I’m learning about my own personal style is that I can feel like my best self in clothes that others may feel are “too much” or “too fancy” and the times that I choose just comfort over comfort and confidence I feel sluggish, run-down, and inadequate. I promise there is something to investing in your wardrobe, especially when it’s a $4 investment at the thrift store.
My pink power beads are ready to take me into my last week as an unwed lady and I can’t wait to see how I style them next.
Here’s a challenge: find the boldest necklace you can next time you’re at the thrift store and wear it the very next day! Let me know in the comments how you felt.