Catching Salmon

May 23, 2014

This week I found a long skirt! This is quite an accomplishment for me. I rarely find long skirts that meet my length preferences. I’m 5’7″, which for some of you taller ladies that may not seem like much, but it is above average. So finding modest long skirts has always been a challenge. I also love bright, bold colors and this orangey-salmon skirt is no exception.


When I saw the length of this skirt and it resting on the $1.25 rack at Salvation Army, I knew I had to try it. Try it I did…and I love it, too!

That same day, I also found this cute turquoise belt for 25 cents. My good ol’ friend Pinterest taught me how to take a big belt and make it cute. My mom surprised me with this Old Navy anchor shirt the last time she visited; she got it on sale for $7. My shoes are blue peep toe Nine West stilettos and were a gift from my stylish Grandma.

Wearing a brightly colored skirt is breaking the rules for my shape, but by also wearing a brightly colored belt it helps draw attention to the waist. Also, by pairing the skirt with a printed top helps draw the eye upward.

One of the things to keep in mind about thrift shopping is that sizes don’t matter. What I mean is that this skirt is marked 10P. I already mentioned how tall I am and clearly I’m not petite. And I usually wear a size 6. So size means very little in the thrifting realm.

As always, I hope you are inspired to visit your local thrift stores, find something unexpected, and save some cash!