Miche, of Buttons and Birdcages, was my swap partner, so I tried to keep her sort of Bohemian, world-traveler kind of style in mind while I perused the racks. One of the pieces I picked up was this lovely, beaded skirt with a gold butterfly print, which I styled as a dress with gold and pearl accessories, before I sent it along to her.
To see what Miche did with this skirt, along with the other goodies I sent her, click on over to her blog.
Skirt: $5 thrifted and swapped // Belt: $2 thrifted // Bracelet: me-made // Necklace: inherited from Granma // Earrings: Etsy // Ring: gift
Now for the stuff she sent to me! Miche must have some awesome [read: super cheap] thrift shops in her area, because when I opened the box, the contents practically jumped out at me like one of those prank snakes-in-a-can.
There was a burgundy Merona tee and a beautiful red and green scarf, which I paired with my black skinnies, cream peep-toe flats, and an emerald (not real, of course) ring.
The faux leather details and back zipper on the top were fantastic!
Top and scarf: thrifted and swapped // Jeans: $7 thrifted and skinnified // Shoes: $7 Target clearance // Ring: $5 thrifted
The next item was this mesh tunic with lace details on the front. I can see this being a great swimsuit cover-up when it warms up a smidge more.
For now though, I went a little hippie-chic, adding a woven leather belt, distressed jeans, teal sandals, a me-made necklace, and a mother of pearl ring.
Top: thrifted and swapped // Jeans: $5 thrifted // Sandals: $5 Yerdle // Belt: $2 thrifted // Necklace: me-made // Ring: $3 thrifted
Next was a super cute burgundy Lush dress with black detailing.
I kept it simple with my black leather Born boots, black leather Fossil bag, black faux pearl necklace, and a hematite ring.
Dress: thrifted and swapped // Boots: $20 thrifted // Bag: hand-me-down // Necklace: inherited from Granma // Ring: $5 thrifted
Miche also sent me a black, loose-knit sweater, originally from Bloomingdale's. The high front and low back of the neckline reminded me of this hot pink dress I had, so I decided to give the whole sweater-over-a-dress thing a whirl.
My black pumps and a gold locket [and of course my kick-ass tattoos] completed the outfit.
Sweater: thrifted and swapped // Dress: $6 thrifted // Shoes: $5 thrifted // Necklace: inherited from Granma
My favorite of the items Miche sent me were this ruffled white NY&Co blouse and a navy polka dot pencil skirt originally from Target.
The pearl bracelets were also from the swap, and I added my denim peep-toe wedges and a blue Sapphire ring.
Finally, sharing my love of refashioning, Miche sent me a frumpy, floral skirt to makeover, and this navy blouse, which she may have meant to be worn as is, but I think I'm going to tweak it too. I repaired a busted side seam and replaced a missing button, but the neckline is just too tight for my liking. Check back on Sunday to see what changes I'm making to these two pieces!
Are you as anxious as I am to see what the other Thrift Style Thursday bloggers swapped too? Well then, let's go see! Check out the other swap partners to see what they thrifted for each other!
My partner: Miche of Buttons and Birdcages
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