Thrift shopping: dressed up, dressed down.

The splendour of the blossoms have come, trees and shrubs garbed in delightful colours. Northern Gold Forsythia has prolific yellow flowers, the same shade as in my blouse that I bought in a thrift shop in Seattle.

The blouse is a slightly peplum style with bell sleeves. It’s pieced together with lace, chiffon and sheer fabric, in colours of orange, beige, brown and northern gold, just like the blossoms. The little orange buttons are covered with fabric.

Dressed down with brown corduroys for a casual country road walk …

Dressed up with a handkerchief skirt (also thrifted) to go dancing …

I love it when something I buy goes with something I already have, especially when I didn’t even know it would.

The colours in the skirt match the colours of this blouse. There’s a subtle leopard pattern in this print and so I wore my animal print necklace, made in Canada.

What’s for dinner?

We recently invested in a zucchini spiralizer, so I was happy to find this recipe on Susan’s blog ~ a Little Sage.

Bon Appetite!


Linkups: Visible Monday Turning heads Tuesday Jersey Girl


About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health.
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18 Responses to Thrift shopping: dressed up, dressed down.

  1. hahaha Carmen , you’ve got an outfit to go with every tree and bush, as you are saying in your other post 🙂 SUPERB 🙂 You look lovely 🙂 Kisses Margot 🙂

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  2. Patti says:

    That’s a really terrific blouse, and you look so happy and energized wearing it! Thanks for linking up, xo


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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Patti! Not sure if it’s the blouse, the blossoms or the beautiful weather that’s making me smile. Spring is definitely energizing!



  3. Margaret says:

    Graceful and beautiful as always!

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  4. josep-maria says:

    What beautiful landscapes! I love the yellow flowers behind you. And I love your blouse, that cute design and color scheme. The flared sleeves and the transparencies in your arms are precious. I like the look combined with the delicate brown pants and your animal print dancers, the whole set is delicately harmonious and very warm. And you, in the photos, OMG, you look really beautiful, wonderful! The second look, with the skirt of handkerchiefs is so delicate … I already comment in the video how much I like the dance, but I can not fail to say how beautiful is your look with the blouse and skirt, it is a small aesthetic treasure. The delicacy of your personality, those colors, soft fabrics, precious sandals … everything is a harmonious, delicate and wonderful set, everything is the most beautiful Carmen.

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  5. utesmile says:

    The skirt is just perfect for dancing. Yay. Looks great how it all fits together. And what a beautiful handbag that is. It all goes so well with the new blouse. It looks warmer now where you are, Carmen Spring is lovely and we have conquered Winter again. Happy May!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much Ute! My purse is part of my flower collection of handbags. I have them in various colours and they are non-leather. I’ll look for a photo of my assortment.

      Our weather is still unpredictable with a few warm days scattered among chilly days and many rainy days. But thankfully, no snow in May (so far). Winter has been conquered, as you said! 🙂



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  6. Anna Marcus says:

    I really like this top, Carmen especially paired with the skirt.

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  7. Maggie says:

    That’s a great sweater your found at thrift shopping, I like it with the skirt, match nicely! I’m so addicted to thrift shopping now , I go at less once a week , some time twice ! Always find something!

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    • carmen says:

      You find so many lovely things at thrift shops Maggie, and you have inspired me! We should go again together sometime! You never know what you’re gonna find, that’s the fun of it! 🙂



  8. robjodiefilogomo says:

    The different materials in this sweater make it so interesting, Carmen!!
    I love how you showed 2 different ways to wear it!!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks a lot Jodie! It was exactly for that reason that I bought this blouse, the different fabrics pieced together makes it so unique. Showing it two different ways was fun. 🙂



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