the thrift exchange: striped outfit

Hello there! You may remember that a few months ago Jaharn from iamvintagelover.com and I embarked on an inter-continental thrifting challenge we dubbed The Thrift Exchange. Well, after a few delays, you can now see the fruits of our labour. The first challenge we set ourselves was ‘stripes’ and Jaharn picked out this lovely pleated skirt for me. Pleats and stripes: she got me down to a tee! Largely influenced by Karen Walker’s SS2011 collection (which I’m still in awe of) I decided to pair this skirt with a bright orange top. Be sure to pop on over to Jaharn’s blog to see how she styled her stripey outfit! I think she’s done a stellar job. We’ve given ourselves an extra month to complete the second theme which is ‘florals’. It’s proving a bit harder than expected, on both ends, but hopefully a last minute thrifting expedition will bring the goods!

54 Comments

  1. Rachel and Kortney Fabiano February 22, 2011

    this, dream. karen walker, dream. yum.

    haaay.

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  2. Vivienne Kongvongsa February 22, 2011

    WOW the vibrancy of that fluro orange is such a great contrast against that pattern. Perfect thirfted items!

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  3. whitney February 22, 2011

    Wow, gorgeous! Love the combination of that orange and the stripes.

    http://understarlitskies.blogspot.com

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  4. Girl Friday February 22, 2011

    What a beautiful suprise, that skirt is so lovely! I'm definitely going to set up a thrifting exchange with a vintage-loving friend, this is such a good idea.

    xx

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  5. Ally,The Vintage Valley February 22, 2011

    so gorgeous..stripes and pleats are pretty perfect eek!!!!

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  6. Miranda February 22, 2011

    You did a pretty good job! Love the fluo orange with the blue strips

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  7. I am Vintage Lover February 22, 2011

    Eeeeep! You paired the skirt so well with that stunning top! So happy it fits you perfectly. Stripes and Brights – great minds think alike. You look gorgeous xo

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  8. Pink Penguin February 22, 2011

    I love the idea of the thrift exchange! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the floral theme, I am floral obsessed!! <3 xoxoxo

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  9. Ayesha February 22, 2011

    Hey there! Thank you so much for your concern, it is very sweet of you!
    Sadly it is the same Cathedral, it is ruined now πŸ™
    I am fine! I was on my bike at the the time and thought I was fainting! but no the earth was shaking!!!!

    Ayesha x

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  10. TEE&FAME February 22, 2011

    A thrift exchange sounds AWESOME.
    You rock, you pretty thing πŸ™‚
    Perfection in the way you paired the skirt with an orange top πŸ™‚

    x Stace

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  11. Carys February 22, 2011

    What a great idea, and I love that skirt!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  12. Danielle February 22, 2011

    I love the vibrancy and brightness of the top in contrast to the beautiful skirt. Love this outfit so much! πŸ˜€
    xoxo

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  13. Romance Is Boring February 22, 2011

    This outfit is beautiful! Can't wait to see your floral ensemble πŸ™‚ x

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  14. liza February 22, 2011

    Oh wow, I love your skirt! This sounds like an awesome idea, I'm looking forward to following it!

    xx

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  15. Rachelous February 22, 2011

    Love this bright top with the stripes.. the skirt is beautiful, pleats and length are gorgeous! xx

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  16. Merowyn February 22, 2011

    I adore the herringbone pattern on this skirt. Beautiful!

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  17. Jessica February 22, 2011

    i am in love with your skirt seriously!
    love the way you paired it up with orange top!

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  18. Just a lazy morning February 22, 2011

    the skirt is so gorgeous!looks great on you!
    xoxo

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  19. danielle and dinosaur toes February 22, 2011

    i really love the chic look of this outfit, and i'm a huge fan of bright colors with simple stripes. i love your rings, too!

    a thrift exchange seems so fun! i've always been interested in doing one because it seems like people get some amazing pieces!

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  20. Amie February 22, 2011

    i love that the stripes make up a herringbone pattern, it goes well with the bold red! πŸ™‚

    xo

    amie

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  21. Tasha February 22, 2011

    That skirt is amazing! I love how you paired it with a bold orange! Adds a great pop of color!

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  22. Jazzy E (hivennn) February 22, 2011

    So brilliant. Love your skirt! x hivennn

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  23. Elegantesque February 22, 2011

    I love how your blog is so delicate and everything you post there is delicate
    LOVE LOVE

    kisses
    hannah
    http://elegantesque.blogspot.com

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  24. vickileestyle February 22, 2011

    the skirt is amazing! love it <3

    Vintage Stop at http://www.vickileestyle.blogspot.com

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  25. Nico February 22, 2011

    beautiful look! you're so pretty.

    xx

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  26. Chloe Trayner February 22, 2011

    head over heels for this skirt and looks great with the pop of orange!

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  27. FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION February 22, 2011

    that skirt is TDF! Loved how you paired it with the pop of red too. xo

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  28. A thrift exchange is such a good idea! And that skirt is lovely πŸ™‚

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  29. Thu February 23, 2011

    I love the colour of your top, it really suits your skin tone!

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  30. islabell February 23, 2011

    ahh! that skirt is amazing.

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  31. FALCO VERONICA February 23, 2011

    cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers on bloglovin:-)
    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
    http://lifegivemefashion.blogspot.com

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  32. Becca Jane February 23, 2011

    That skirt is a beauty! Love it.

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  33. Ria :) February 23, 2011

    love the outfit πŸ™‚

    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/

    x

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  34. chichichic February 23, 2011

    your skirt is so pretty and dreamy! love the chevron patterns!

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  35. rebecca February 23, 2011

    i can see the karen walker influences, so lovely! the pleated skirt is beautiful

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  36. Joy and Amore February 24, 2011

    love the vintage outfit like this,:)love the skirt

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  37. muchlove February 24, 2011

    that pleated skirt is amazing! I'm loving pleats right now, and that's such a great length too.

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  38. Jaztee February 24, 2011

    Absolutely gorgeous! The colours suit you so well too.

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  39. Janelle Burger February 24, 2011

    nice skirt. and how did you get tags in your photos?

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  40. julie iliana February 24, 2011

    thrift exchanges sound FUN! loving how you've paired this skirt with such a bright top.

    X

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  41. amalie February 25, 2011

    gorgeous! love the skirt – and how well the red top goes with it.
    x

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  42. lil_budoy February 25, 2011

    I LIKE THE PLEATED SKIRT….THE STRIPES IS SOO COO AND BOLD!

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  43. Betsey February 25, 2011

    really lovely job!

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  44. fashioneggpplant February 26, 2011

    that is a beautiful skirt! looks so well made! πŸ™‚

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    http://fashioneggplant.blogspot.com

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    Just came across your blog and wanted to invite you to take part at my giveaway πŸ˜‰
    Click here to take part

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  46. claire (jazzpad.) February 26, 2011

    It's a really interesting print, very Briget Riley! jazzy β™₯

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  47. Bijou's Style February 27, 2011

    love the contrast!

    xx

    http://www.bijousstyle.com

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  48. sojourned in style February 27, 2011

    amazing. the skirt is amzing. the pop of colour with the orange is amazing. and i know i've overused amaizng but it just is.

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  49. Callie Marie February 28, 2011

    Absolutely fantastic blog! I am following!!!

    -Callie
    http://thosebluebirdskies.blogspot.com

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  50. Erin and Caroline March 2, 2011

    This is such a fun outfit! πŸ˜€

    – Caroline (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  51. gaby March 5, 2011

    i love it! you look great, the orange top is fab for this spring and summer.
    love your blog you have great ideas!
    http://www.morenafashion-gaby.blogspot.com

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  52. kit and nancy. March 5, 2011

    just divine. that orange just pops! thank you for your lovely comments. your blog is deeelicious.

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  53. ana b. March 5, 2011

    This thrift exchange is a really really great idea. I love how punchy and graphic this outfit is but still really feminine. Love love love your style.

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  54. appl3pie March 13, 2011

    This out fit is just perfect and suits you muchly!

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