A couple of months ago, I stepped once again into a thrift store. Only this time it was in Munich, Germany and I was searching for a retro dirndl. Normally, I shop for new items but a dirndl can run anywhere from 100-500 Euros. Then a new dirndl might only get worn once maybe twice a year. Thinking logistically, I decided to check out all my options for purchasing an Oktoberfest dirndl.
I love the accent color!
Except at the thrift store I didn't find a dirndl that looked as I imagined. Feeling defeated, I decided to awkwardly stroll around the entire store. Is there a Hipsters for Dummies book? Then on my way to exit the shop, I passed a clearance rack by the front door. I didn't even know thrift shops had clearance racks!
Blazer in Fall
As I walked by the rack, a beige sleeve caught my eye. Pulling it out of the hodge-podge of nearly rejected shirts and sweaters, I saw it was a tan colored button down blazer. Label cut out and size unmarked, I took it over to a mirror to try it on, sure I was wasting my time.
Inspiration with Leopard!
Low and behold, the beige, figure hugging, blazer fit! A classic staple in so many women's closets, I knew this jacket would get a lot of use if it were mine.
I thought about changing to brass buttons!
Certain something was wrong, I searched the blazer quite well, hunting for the littlest stain, tear, or hint of cigarette smoke. I couldn't find a single mishap! Would you believe I then had to dig in my purse for enough loose change to cover the 2 Euro price tag?!
Part wool, the blazer has turned out to be pretty practical during the start of fall. I really want to pair it with a hunter green plaid scarf! I love the look of blazers, skinnies, and heels but right now high heels are just not going to happen in the Land of Cobble-Stones.
What do you think of my 2 Euro find? Also, can someone tell me why thrift shops cut out labels? Or why do some stores mark through brand names with black marker?
Make Fall Beautiful,