Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thrift Store Fairy Kei/Spank! Success

I've been wanting to expand my fairy kei wardrobe to be able to withstand the colds of Alabama winter. This basically means light jackets and sweaters most of the time. While lolita generally uses heavier coats and boleros, I've generally seen fairy kei use light pastel jackets which I've been having trouble locating. Inspired by Skiteanna Sweet's post on top places to buy fairy kei and my desire to explore more secondhand friendly spank! fashion, I decided to check out my local Goodwill thrift store to see if I could find anything pastel. 

I was surprised at what I was able to find. My first discovery was a basic white frilly skirt. I've been pondering doing a tie dye project for a while, so I filed this item away in my future project area. 

My second find was a very cute Grape Crush shirt. Not my photo below, but it exactly resembles the item which I found:

I love the softer purple coloring of this item along with the vintage feel of the logo.

My final find was my favorite. Remember how I mentioned preparing for winter? Well, I was able to find a pastel rainbow colored sweater.  ヽ(*≧ω≦)ノ

I coordinated the outfit below to be my first spank!/ 80s pastel outfit. I'm pleased with the results:

Sweater: Thrifted
Skirt: Delia's
Earrings: Darling Deers
Necklace: Forever 21
Socks: Target
Shoes: Bodyline
I was pleasantly surprised with how this outfit came out. I also messed with my hair, going for something more akin to an 80s top knot like I've seen in a number of photos of girls sporting the fashion. 

Also, for once, my wallet wasn't crying out in fear. I managed to snag all of the pieces for about $7 with tax. Pretty good deal to me.

The lesson of this story? Give your local thrift store a try. You and your budget may be pleasantly surprised. 

1 comment:

  1. Great finds!! I just love that sweater. I have a jacket I found similar to it at Goodwill that I haven't got to wear yet because it is in Indiana with a lot of my stuff! D: I can get it all when I go back for a visit in December though! XD Thank you for linking to my blog o;u;o. That was a very nice surprise! <3