If I'm shopping for myself, I tend to be pretty brand-blind. A more expensive brand might get an "ooh" or a raised eyebrow from me, but on the flip side, I will never turn away an item because of brand. Never.
But of course, the same cannot be said for consignment shops and online shoppers. During my relatively short stint selling on Instagram, I quickly learned that brands were king, and that I needed to step up my game if I wanted to compete amid the Tory Burch flats and Hunter boots.
thrifted this back in April, when I went to a rummage sale and bought ALL THE DRESSES in the universe. For reasons I can't fully explain, it took me a few months to actually wear this dress, but I am completely in love with it. And, yes, it's Coldwater Creek. Take that, brand snobs!
Jacket: Merona, thrifted
Dress: Coldwater Creek, rummage sale
Shoes: Vintage, thrifted
Total cost to me: About $5