Do you believe in destiny? Well there are times when I believe that I’m destined for a certain piece of clothing. This shirt is the perfect example. I know this may sound silly but finding amazing pieces while thrifting often comes down to chance. I never really know what I may find when I step into the store so when I find something incredible, I’m just lucky someone else didn’t get there before me!
Chance and luck brought me to this shirt. Last week I walked into a thrift store near my new apartment looking for homeware. I had no idea that they even sold clothing. Boy was I wrong. When I walked in my eyes instantly went to a bright red wool coat (surprising?). Naturally, when I find one great thing I need to keep looking for more! As I was sifting through the blouses, I tried to grab a shirt but it was partially stuck under the hanger of this shirt. And that’s when I noticed it – the red squares, the red checkerboard pattern. It’s so amazingly 80’s with a checkerboard pattern I had to have it. The crazy thing is that I only found it because it was stuck on a different shirt. Yea, I call that destiny.
For this outfit, I wanted the shirt to be the focus so I paired it with these Madewell waxed black jeans and black booties. I mixed in some gold accessories with my vintage necklace and belt to echo the 80’s feeling of the shirt. I also wanted my bag to blend in so I choose my new black Coach bag that just so happens to have a scarf that perfectly coordinates with the shirt.
Thrifted shirt // Madewell Jeans (similar here) // ASOS Patent Booties (similar here & here) // Vintage Belt // Coach Bag // Vintage scarf // Vintage chain necklace // Ray-Ban Aviator Folding Sunglasses // Marc Jacobs Le Creme Lipstick in “Goddess”