Striped Shirt + A-Line Skirt

I know I start many of my posts with a story about the magic of thrifting, but today is no different. This skirt was sitting in a Goodwill a few months ago, and I'm sad to say that I keep forgetting about it. It's such a beauty, though, and I almost can't believe how good of condition it was in for $7. I always drool over the skirts my Instagram friends wear from Pinup Girl and Unique Vintage, but I can't justify spending that kind of money right now. I'm lucky to be able to find some stellar alternatives in second hand stores, but I have to admit, I also just like knowing that I have the ability to recreate similar looks for so cheap. It's just one of my many talents.

This weekend was so wonderful that I'm having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that it's over. My brother Lucas and I left for Oceanside on Friday afternoon to meet our parents for the night. My parents are cyclists and rode a 50 mile bike ride on Saturday, and Lucas and I were lucky enough to join them at the beach. We cheered them on, grabbed some pierogis, and then visited two breweries in the area. It was some really wonderful sibling time, and it was great to learn from Lucas' beer expertise. After such a nonstop couple of days, Jon and I just had an extremely lazy Sunday. I really just wish every day was a lazy Sunday.

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: Thrifted
Shoes: B.A.I.T


  1. I have that same top but in red! Definitely love this combo and how exciting that you found that skirt at Goodwill!

  2. Love the pattern mixing.


  3. Seriously, I already said this on Instagram, but I love this outfit. So, so awesome. You have a talent for finding inexpensive but unique items :)

  4. that skirt is a dream
    I love the blue flowers against black
    sounds like you had an awesome weekend! lazy Sundays are the best

    The Sweetest Escape

  5. Such a gorgeous skirt! I'm loving your bangs too. Glad you got some quality family time! We are spending Christmas in Oceanside this year!!

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  6. God, that is is such an amazing skirt at such a great price!!!! Need to head to my local thrift shop now!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes