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I answered the call of the thrift store yesterday and, boy, am I glad I did! You know how sometimes you can just sense that you're going to find something spectacular? Well, yesterday was one of those days.

First, the shoes: I have a total weakness for shoes (come on, who doesn't?), particularly great pumps and boots. Since boots can be so damned expensive, finding this pair for $2.99 was all the sweeter. And these high heels, despite the fact that they're from Payless, actually seem to be reasonably well-made. Plus I scored a pair of cute brown Mary Janes for my daughter — they're Stride Rides in excellent condition. Hooray!

But that was only half the haul.

I've said before that I have a weakness for print and color, and I think this batch of vintage perfectly exemplifies that. The sweater is a kind-of-ordinary 1980s acrylic pullover (it's a mock cardigan, the buttons are just for decoration) but I'm a sucker for royal blue and black, so I had to get it.

This plaid skirt, on the other hand, is anything but ordinary. The colors don't show up too well in this picture, but it absolutely screamed out from the rack at the thrift store. It's a wool maxi that buttons all the way up the front, and, well, I just died when I saw it. I'm photographing it today and I hope to have the listing up tonight — I will update with a link when I do. As always, email me or leave a comment if you would like to reserve any of these items.

Vintage rust / cream / black Op Art knit skirt | $39
This Op Art-inspired knit skirt, though, I just HAD to list right away, because I knew it was going to photograph so beautifully. It appears to be from the late 1960s or '70s, but the pattern to me is reminiscent of the 1920s. It has a beautifully flared shape, created by dozens of small, narrow panels stitched together. The best part is, it's in really good condition. I absolutely adore it and am having serious second thoughts about having listed it ... but it was too wonderful to keep to myself!

Weekly Fashion Challenge

After failing at last week's challenge, I've picked out three items for this week that I already have an idea about wearing.

This black-and-white print dress used to be a staple in my wardrobe. I guess what keeps me from wearing it more often is that I sometimes feel "boring" in just this, tights, black shoes and a black cardigan. So I'm going to come up with some way of spicing it up a bit.

These brown sparkly leggings were a total impulse buy at the thrift store several years ago — I think I have worn them maybe twice. I mean, they're brown sparkly leggings. So this should be interesting.

And this royal blue top, which is somewhere between a sweatshirt and a sweater, has just been tough for me to work into an office-appropriate outfit. I think this one may have to wait for Casual Friday ...


Recognize these?

Yes, I'm giving away my kittycat socks from last week's fashion challenge. After racking my brain all week and failing to find an outfit for them, it became clear to me that these just don't really fit in with my wardrobe/style right now, so I thought I would offer them in this week's giveaway.

My cat gives these socks his seal of approval

These one-size-fits-most ladies' knee-high socks are practically brand-new. I think I wore them once, literally. Here's how you enter for a chance to become the proud owner of these babies (international readers welcome):

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6. Link to this giveaway from your blog (if you do this, be sure to email me at bonmarchecouture at gmail dot com to let me know so that I count your entry)


  1. Kitty cat socks, YES! I also really like the idea of a weekly wardrobe challenge--I might copy that.


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