Welcome to another installment of Thrifty Threads, AKA Most Stylish Compact-y Outfit, where readers model their favorite secondhand clothes.
A Compact-y outfit is used or recycled, from Goodwill, a thrift store, or a consignment shop.
Today's model is Anita, who's an awesome feature film editor. I had the pleasure of working with Anita on a film called Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, which was a Disney movie starring Lindsay Lohan. Some of the other films she's edited include Albert Brooks' Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, the Emmy-nominated TV-movie Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, and my personal favorite Legally Blonde. Anita modestly downplays her own contributions, but a good editor can make or break a comedy (or any film, for that matter).
Anita got this entire outfit at Crossroads Trading Company. The Max Studio pleated wool skirt was $18.50, the H&M tuxedo vest was $10.50, and the Theory t-shirt was $9. Anita thanks her daughter for introducing her to used clothing. She says now she's hooked and she studies outfits she loves from In Style magazine, then takes the pictures to the thrift stores and tries to duplicate the look. Anita says it helps her focus and buy only what she set out to buy. Plus, it keeps her from being overwhelmed by too many possibilities. It sounds to me just like how an editor would approach a situation, in a creative and problem-solving manner.
This adorable outfit inspires me to break out my vest collection. I love vests, and there are ten or twelve in my closet that I've had for years and can't bear to part with. Thanks Anita for sending in that fantastic photo! Readers, now it's your turn. I'd love to keep doing this series every Thursday, but the photos are trickling in, so if you love seeing everyone's fabulous finds, they'll love seeing yours too! So put on your favorite secondhand outfit, snap a photo, and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to see what people are finding out there. If you absolutely don't want to send in a photo of yourself, send one of your husband, mother, or kids. Just as long as they're wearing secondhand clothes, we want to see them.
Do you shop secondhand? Give us your best tips and advice, plus compliments for Anita in the Comments section. And click here if you want to check out previous installments of Thrifty Threads.