Outfit under $20? I can dig it.

Updated on Feb 03, 2010
blue denim thrifted skirt - red kids Gap shoes - white target kids tights
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I wore this for a seemingly never-ending day at school, some running around downtown with my friend (and photographer) Andrew, and a coffee meetup at the campus Starbucks. I wore a navy peacoat over this (the coat pictures that we took didn’t turn out so well. I was standing outside and it was really windy!) and let the bow detail from the shirt stick out over my coat. People gave me some strange looks from afar while I was walking around campus, but that just made it more fun. People take things too seriously! It’s dreary and snowy here and having a little dress-up fun keeps me from letting the weather get me down.

I thrifted both of the vintage items on my way home form NYC over winter break. Bought them both on a whim (along with a couple other items that I have yet to wear!) and ended up really liking them both. The shirt is a size medium and is pretty voluminous, but it works well tucked into a high-waisted skirt. My mom helped me hem the skirt a little, but maybe not enough. hm.

I think I’m getting a lot better at thrifting. Now, I only buy things if I can picture them with other items in my closet and only if I’m sure that I’ll wear them. Otherwise, it’s easy to lose focus and get overwhelmed in secondhand stores. Everything screams “buy me!” and in the mish-mash of different clothing as a point of reference, it’s hard to tell just what’s too over the top or not-so-spectactular after all.

Thanks for all of the comments on my first post! :)
and thanks to Andrew at apblake.com for photographing me! :D

Comments (31)

F4SHI0N
F4SHI0N on August 16
LOVE LOVE!!!GREAT top and the skirt is lovely!
Bittersweet101
Bittersweet101 on June 10
Top is amazing......
TrixxyPixiee
TrixxyPixiee on April 07
grrrrrrreat blouse !
DiamantinaS
DiamantinaS on February 19
your shirt is amazing !
nathalie951
nathalie951 on February 15
simple and gorgeous outfit! the blouse is really great and i love the red.
daydreameeer
daydreameeer on February 11
so chic and cute! :)
mitzicocoa
mitzicocoa on February 09
So cute! I love this!
Aphrodite
Aphrodite on February 08
i want ur blouse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and great hair!!
floralsandpeacocks
floralsandpeacocks on February 06
That top is too darn adorable! Great look!
secondskin
secondskin on February 06
ohpp! You are super cute!
michi4everluv
michi4everluv on February 05
Great outfit!
Strutt
Strutt on February 05
So cute :)
Juicy_daniY
Juicy_daniY on February 04
so cute,,,, amazing blouse,, =)
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on February 04
Love the blouse!!!
ChloroformPerfume
ChloroformPerfume on February 04
cuuuuteness, wow!!
Anastasia_Azuline
Anastasia_Azuline on February 04
You look soooo lovely! Chic voted!
laurenmini
laurenmini on February 04
yay! Thank you for the vote :)))
xMFDF
xMFDF on February 04
Love these photos! Great look! :))
laurenmini
laurenmini on February 04
thanks a bunch!
Adrian_Cano
Adrian_Cano on February 04
Cuttie!
laurenmini
laurenmini on February 04
:D thank you thank you!
mizzolphs
mizzolphs on February 04
gorgeous
AnnaThunderroad
AnnaThunderroad on February 04
aw. that's really cute ;)
TheParachuteEffect
TheParachuteEffect on February 03
i love this!! you are gorgeous. <3
laurenmini
laurenmini on February 04
what a compliment! Thank you!!!!
Simply_Ni
Simply_Ni on February 03
love the red..cute cute
ItsPaolaXoXo
ItsPaolaXoXo on February 03
ooooooooh under $20??? amazinggggggg
laurenmini
laurenmini on February 04
yep! I'm always way excited when the total cost of my outfits are so low. haha. It's silly, but it's cool because it makes fashion more of a treasure hunt for me than an overly materialistic pursuit. :))
coldlight
coldlight on February 03
gorgeous photos! your blouse is amazing :) i agree with what you said about thrifting.. i always end up buying stuff i don't need cos it's so cheap :P
MarlaSinger
MarlaSinger on February 03
so cuteeeee <3
laurenmini
laurenmini on February 04
:D thanks! You're one of my favorite chictopians!
dustyrosevintage
dustyrosevintage on February 03
fantastic blouse. looks great on you!
laurenmini
laurenmini on February 04
thank you!
stacysaddleshoes
stacysaddleshoes on February 03
very cute and those white tights are adorable on you
starshipnarcissus
starshipnarcissus on February 03
so cute!!
laurenmini
laurenmini on February 04
thanks! ^__^ !
chasinglightsxo
chasinglightsxo on February 03
This is so cute. Love the blouse and the white tights!
Angelina8
Angelina8 on February 03
This is a really great outfit. Love the high wasted skirt!!
Kangah
Kangah on February 03
Looove this! that blouse is amazing and the color is so pretty! Great look :-)
laurenmini
laurenmini on February 04
thanks so much!!! :)
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