It’s that time of year again!!! and lord knows going back to school can take some serious coins!!! lols. I did a back to school look book, however EVERYTHING I’m wearing in it is thrifted. You can look AMAZING this school year and not break the bank to do soo.
I present: another round of low-quality workwear selfies
All thrifted, with the exception of the culottes in row 1 (on clearance at TJ Maxx), the ankle-strap wedges in rows 2 & 4 (same pair, on clearance at DSW), the oxfords in row 3 (from the bass factory outlet store), and the crinkled satin skirt in row 5 (TJ Maxx clearance again).
I thrifted this Norman Hilton tweed sport coat a couple of years ago, but it was always too tight in the waist. I just picked it up from the tailor yesterday after having the waist let out, and I’m really looking forward to wearing it this fall. Shown here with what I was wearing in the actual summer heat: Luxire seersucker striped button-down (not quite the BBBDC yet, a few iterations shy of what I’ve settled on), Drake’s pocket square, Red Cotton Denim jeans, and Allen Edmonds ‘Walden’ penny loafers.
Pros of pre-storm weather: it’s cool enough for me to wear a long-sleeved velvet dress.
Cons of pre-storm weather: my knees fucking HURT
[One image of a young woman (me) with dark red hair that goes down to my collarbones. I have a black wrist splint on my right wrist. I am wearing a long-sleeved green velvet dress that goes about a third of the way down my thighs. I’ve scrunched the sleeves up so that they only go to my elbows. Under the dress, I’m wearing somewhat sheer black tights with gold sparkles on them. I also have on dark brown boots and dark green lipstick. As always, I’m wearing my rectangular, black glasses.]
I thrifted this nice American-made H. Freeman & Sons sport coat a couple of weeks back for $15 (no alterations needed) and am looking forward to wearing it once it cools down some around here. I don’t know how old it is (my guess is the early 2000s?) but it has some nice details like full canvassing, a lightly padded shoulder, soft 3 roll 2 lapel, and double vents. Pocket square is from Drake’s.