WIW: Thrift Week Day 1

I decided that this week, I will wear a thrifted item every day. I suspect this will not be difficult as probably 50% of my wardrobe is thrifted with another 30% from eBay. But for this purpose, I will make sure an item from a local thrift store will be worn each day.

Today's offering is the waxed denim jacket I picked up at Value Village on Thursday evening. It's a brand called Chagall (never heard of it). It's a gunmetal grey colour with brush strokes of black, giving it a slightly distressed and beat up look. The fit is just spot on and the weight will be good across all seasons.

I paired the jacket with my black EF drape front dress and Doc Martens boots. Accessories include my black leather handbag, a gunmetal wrap cuff, silver wedding band and black/white specs.

The overall outfit is a little tough/grunge and a little moody - perfect for this cooler, dreary looking morning.

Thoughts on this outfit? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Jacket: Chagall (thrifted)
Dress: Eileen Fisher (eBay)
Boots: Doc Martens (eBay)
Cuff: thrifted
Handbag: Danier Leather

P.S. Haircut is scheduled for tomorrow evening and I can hardly wait. My hair drove me nuts all weekend!

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  • Aquamarine replied 5 years ago

    Wow, fab jacket! it looks awesome with the dress and adds just enough edge. Can't believe your thrifting abilities.

  • Olivegreen replied 5 years ago

    Wow. Inspirational outfit and meme. Heading for closet right now.

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    This looks great! The jacket is kind of classic cut but edgy die to the pattern/finish. And you are my poster girl for Docs. One day I will discover my perfect pair:). Looking forward to the rest of this weeks outfits. You thrift so wisely and have some fab items.

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Fun outfit, Shannon! 

    It is really interesting that you're reviving/ refreshing your closet with thrift finds after having more or less sworn off thrifting for a while. 

    I suspect you will find thrifting to be a different experience now that you had a few years without doing much of it. I imagine you will be more discerning about your purchases and that they will fit into your closet in a slightly different way. I look forward to learning about how it works! 

  • donnat replied 5 years ago

    Very interesting jacket, Chagall was big in the 80's. Is was more prestige than nygard, or Paris star. I think they were out of Montreal.
    This look of cute and the jacket looks modern.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    This looks terrific. I would also like to see that jacket with white jeans I think. Looking forward to your new hair - mine is shorter than ever too!

  • replied 5 years ago

    Really like how you've paired the boots with a pencil silhouette.

  • Nebraskim replied 5 years ago

    I like the edginess of that jacket's finish. I, too, would like to see it paired with white jeans and perhaps a shirt in a bright color, almost a neon hue. I can see that working well as a third piece.

  • abc replied 5 years ago

    I like you in an edgy outfit now and again.

    I agree w what Suz said re thrifting. Curious to hear your thoughts.

  • Maneera replied 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Sara L. replied 5 years ago

    I love the jacket paired with the black dress.  I have to admit I wasn't impressed by the jacket in your shopping post, but wanted to see how you would style it before making any comments.  I think the jacket fits perfectly into your style like this. 

  • replied 5 years ago

    Ooh, that jacket is cool! Love how you styled it. I like the bit of edge in this look.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Not only are you the Thrifting Queen, you are the Styling Queen.  If one has a great column of black like your EF dress, there are so many possibilities for jackets, aren't there?  I could see the jacket with any color jeans and you might be able to pattern mix by wearing it with that paintbrush stroke design silky tee.
    I have been looking forward to seeing these pieces in action :)

  • replied 5 years ago

    Cool idea for dressing this week!  When you hit up a thrift shop, are you just seeing what might catch your eye - or do you go looking with something in mind?  I'm way out of the loop on thrift stores -curious too where you go here in Wpg.

  • shedev replied 5 years ago

    Great styling of the jacket.

  • replied 5 years ago

    Whoa, love this look, Shannon! That jacket is really great, I like the juxtaposition of the cut with the unexpected fabric.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    Thanks ladies - sorry I'm so late popping back in. CRAZY day!

    Suz - I've been feeling the pull to thrifting a bit more lately. I think it's because when I do find something that works, it's not what is in the stores right now and therefore feels more unique to me. But I am definitely more picky than I used to be - gosh, remember all this tries and fails over the years??? Now the item still has to fit with my existing wardrobe and overall style goals.

    Lisa - I go into a thrift store (my favorite by far is Value Village on Regent) with a general idea of what I'm looking for - i.e. dress, blazer, blouse, etc. but nothing more specific than that. I find I need some parameters or it's just overwhelming due to the amount of stuff in the store. But not so restrictive that I can't find anything, if that makes sense. And honestly probably 8 times out of 10, I come home with nothing. In the end, even at only $5 it still has to be a good purchase.

  • Sal replied 5 years ago

    I really like this look on you....and you are looking wonderful and healthy too.

    The jacket is great, I think this is repeat worthy or with jeans, khaki pants it will also work terrifically.

  • kerlyn replied 5 years ago

    Oh wow! Great look! I love the boots especially. The whole outfit works so well together and is great inspiration for this girl looking to add a little edge to my style.

  • Rubygirl replied 5 years ago

    Great styling of the jacket! Looking forward to tomorrow's WIW and the new hairdo. :)

  • catgirl replied 5 years ago

    You look amazing and I want that jacket!

  • Thistle replied 5 years ago

    Fab! That jacket was an awesome find!

    Interesting to hear how thrifting is working for you now versus before.

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