Tuesday, June 7, 2011
works cited: dress c/o five bamboo; thrifted cardigan; urban outfitters flats
Sometimes I find trips to the thrift store frustrating because I never find the particular thing I'm looking for. Last week when I was dying to find braided belts and espadrilles (entirely without luck), I stumbled upon this bright blue short-sleeved cardigan, which I decided to take home with me. After I washed it, I realized that it's superfine merino wool (so finely woven that the sweater is as soft as cotton) and when I googled the label (elie tahiri), I realized I had accidentally stumbled on a ridiculously fancy, expensive sweater. For $2. In my size. Though there was nary as espadrille to be found, a designer sweater for the price of a popsicle did help soften the blow.