My Dear Sis, who lives far away in Ohio, is an inspiration. She has been shopping Goodwill, consignment, yard sale, and local for many, many years and always (and I mean always!) manages to look smart, sophisticated, and fashionable on a budget. Hearing about my Polyvore.com/Locally Sourced Fashion recreation idea (obsession?) Dear Sis brought home a Christmas gift I absolutely went gaga over–a recreated outfit!
Using my First Snow Friday Polyvore.com outfit as a guide. . .
. . . she went to her local secondhand haunts and found almost every element.
Gray pleated skirt, oxblood-colored turtleneck shirt, and a belted cardigan.
And the ring shown above.
In the meantime, I snagged the perfect pair of satin sandals at the Biddeford Goodwill for a cool $5.
Just Added: I changed up the outfit with a different skirt from my sister, also from Goodwill, and paired it with suede boots from Marden’s, our Maine-owned discount store and a handcrafted bag of felted wool by friend Sandi Waugh. I wore this outfit to a reporting assignment yesterday, so it is definitely a workable look.