My fabulous friend and blogger (and surgeon and photographer, etc etc the list goes on), Andrea of A Spoonful of Sugar Baking gave me the fab idea to blog about picking out outfits and how I shop. Ummm, why didn’t I think of this sooner?
As you may know from my last post, I was happily on vacation last week. While we somehow arrived in Charleston, South Carolina for record low weather, we nonetheless enjoyed our time in the charming city. Perhaps you won’t be surprised to learn that I had researched the shopping in the area. During my research, I came across various reviews of a high-end consignment shop called The Trunk Show. Readers, I’ve been in more resale and consignment shops than I can count, and I will tell you, The Trunk Show is something to behold. Check out my Wednesday post for additional details, pictures, and tips for shopping The Trunk Show, if you are ever in the area. For now, I’ll leave with you my warm thoughts of sun and the south (and this suit!)
Suit: Komarov ($40, retails for approx $600)
Top: Burberry (gift)
Shoes: Qupid via DSW ($25 marked down from $50)
Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft ($10 marked down from $40)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I normally don’t thrift or consignment shop while on vacation…and I have no idea why I previously hadn’t! With so much else to see and do, I researched and then committed to digging through one store in a maximum of 45 minutes. I used travel guides and yelp to help guide my research. I have yet to find a reliable website other than yelp for this type of research, so I welcome any suggestions!
2) I actually loved the jacket on this suit; it was initially what drew me in. However, I will say that if you find a suit but don’t need a full suit, still get both pieces! You never know when you will want a full suit, and you won’t want to have half of one at that point. Additionally, I wear all of my suits as mix and match pieces, making the suit that much more versatile.
If you’re ever in the area, check them out: http://www.charlestontrunkshow.com/
My review is 100% my own opinion and I did not receive anything in return for this review.
Any one else have tips on finding thrifting and consignment shops in your area? Thanks so much for stopping by readers! I appreciate it so much!
I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t have a strong desire to repeat my middle school dances. But, there’s something about a full and shimmery dress that just speaks to my middle school heart. This dress is reminiscent of those fancy and festive dresses from many moons ago, though in a grown-up way. I call this my fancy and festive look for work, minus the awkward arms extended dancing, gym mats, and 98 degrees slow song. If you ask me, this is how you do fancy without the middle school awkward. #grownup