Remember the Thrift Exchange? Don’t worry, it’s not finished, we’ve just been on hiatus for a bit. Well, I have anyway, Jaharn posted her outfit a while ago. Our last theme was ‘ pleats’ and I received this in the post just before I went overseas. It was quite well timed actually, as only a few weeks earlier I had lamented the death of my other black pleated skirt. Anyway, since getting back, I seem to have lost my pleated/midi skirt mojo. I know, I couldn’t believe it either. You’d think styling a black pleated skirt would be simple, but I was having some difficulties. So I decided to focus on colour instead. I’m loving deep reds and tans, and I think this colour combination is perfect for autumn/winter. While usually I’d wear this outfit with ballet flats, I think that a pair of lace up boots is an ideal way to tone down the librarian-ness of it all.
Also, in case you missed it (I know I nearly did), while I was away we launched the Thrift Exchange website. What this means is that now everyone can take part in the fun! While Jaharn and I have only two challenges left to go before we finish, we’ve passed the baton on to Brooke from re:new Vintage and Robyn from Twitch Vintage. So be sure to check out their sites to see what they get up to. I’m really looking forward to seeing how they put their own spin on the Thrift Exchange.