Red Knit Beanie: I have a thing for hats, especially red ones. This handmade knit beanie caught my attention at a thrift store. It slouches just right on my head and adds a bright pop to any outfit. Levi’s Plaid Button-Up: This is the longest-standing shirt in my wardrobe; I’ve been wearing it for six years. I love it because it looks good with the sleeves rolled up or down, tucked in or out, with pants or with shorts. It layers well, the colors look good with my skin whether or not I’m tan and it always gains a compliment. This is a second-hand store find. Cognac-toned Leather Belt: The newest item in my wardrobe, found at a second-hand Western-wear store on a recent trip I took to Wyoming. I love it because it’s already broken in and the weathered brass buckle is unique. ‘Black’ Jeans: I found these at a second-hand store on a trip to San Francisco. They used to be very black and sort of ill-fitting. Once I had them tailored, they fit like a dream and I wore them so much that they faded to brown in some areas. This used to bother me but when I kept receiving compliments on how cool my “brown” jeans were, I realized that it was because they had character. So now I like them even more for that reason. These are my go-to pants. Frye Erin Oxfords: These shoes came to me at a time I was searching for women’s oxfords for years so it was a moment of elation for me when I found them online. The price had me contemplating for a while, as you can notice in the above entries I’m used to paying very little for clothes. Well I have to say that they’re the best $170 I’ve ever spent. They were immediately comfortable out of the box, like they were made for my feet. I wear them with anything and everything.
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