Inspired by travel -The Thrifty Six

Inspired by travel -The Thrifty Six

When Jane mailed the theme for this month, inspired by travel, I knew immediately what to wear. We actually only travel by car, because I can’t fly because of my lung disease. And our absolute favourite country is England. So it would be something I’ve worn a lot there or something I’ve bought there! And the latter is the case. We have been going to Sussex almost all the time in recent years and often go shopping in Lewes. Such a very pleasant town with beautiful antiques and second-hand shops. And in one of those shops I found this Diane von Furstenberg dress.

Welcome to The Thrifty Six. We are a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features pre loved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling pre loved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand.

My inspired by travel dress

inspired by travel

I love this dress! The opposite print, it’s almost print mixing with similar colors. It has pockets, and it’s a wrap dress. What else would you ask for. And of course the dress always reminds me of my beloved England. I actually only wear it in the winter, because the fabric is quite thick. But for this episode of The Thrifty Six, I’m wearing it with sneakers and bare legs.

What stories have my fashion friends?

Emma of Style Splash

travel outfit
When I was packing for my holiday to Barbados I went up in the loft to look for some shorts…which still elude me. However, I did rediscover this very old vest top that someone gave to me many years ago. The colours remind me of a Bajan sunset so I threw it in my case and ended up wearing it for a visit to the beautiful Hunte’s Gardens and Welchman Hall Gully where we got married 12 years ago.
 

Grace of Graceful Rags

inspired by travel

When I heard this month’s theme was ‘Inspired by Travel’, my mind immediately started racing with visions of Parisian chic looks, tropical accessories, easy floral dresses perfect for the Tuscan countryside… But as I started to picture outfits I could create using pieces from my own closet, I realized none of the looks incorporated secondhand items, ha! I had forgotten the whole point of the collaboration… I shifted gears and decided to embrace a much cozier option inspired by a recent vacation of my own—the mountain getaway I took to Breckenridge a few weekends ago! Yes, it might not be as romantic as some of the European-inspired outfits I was imagining, but the girls I saw in Breck were sporting some very cute sweaters and booties, making me very excited for fall. It was the perfect excuse to break out my secondhand camo button-down!
 

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

inspired by travel
Sapphire from the Central Country…
‘Inspired by Travel’ is this month’s theme for the Thrifty Six…
Memories of my time in China have always been precious to me.
Beautiful fashion, architecture, landscapes and the strange mist that often veils the sky…
…it all fascinates and inspires me.
This vintage robe reminds me of those seen at the infamous Hong Kong night market.
It’s my pure silk, sapphire from the Central Country and I’ll always treasure it!
 

Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi

clothing with a story
When Jane chose the theme of travel outfits it immediately reminded me of overseas trips or holidays. I couldn’t help styling up this dreamy, light and breezy jumpsuit. I found it for literally nothing at an op shop near me. Like who on earth would even think of giving up this perfectly gorgeous gem? But honestly, I’m ecstatic that someone did- Greece vibes for me!

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

inspired by travel
I found this fun maxi skirt last year on a thrifting adventure and never wore it. Until now! The floral and geometric print along the bottom reminds me of some far off exotic paradise. While I didn’t travel far wearing this outfit, I did wear it recently for a historic church walking tour in a nearby town that is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year. My long minty green duster was also thrifted and worn a bunch of times already. I love the way they paired together for an easy comfortable bohemian travel look.
What a lovely stories and memories! Hope we could inspire you to buy second hand! Until next month!

The Thrifty Six

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24 Comments

    • nancy
      Author
      19th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  1. 19th September 2022 / 18:22

    Nancy, I absolutely love this dress with sneakers! It is such a cute look! And I love that you bought it in England and i reminds you of your favorite place! This was a really fun theme this month. Everyone looks fabulous!

    Shelbee

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2022 / 18:22

      I loved this theme a lot too, such lovely stories.

  2. 19th September 2022 / 18:22

    What could be more lovely than wearing a piece of clothing you bought while on holiday? It will always take you back there! And your DVF dress is a corker. What a find! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2022 / 18:22

      Yes it does, and the accessories too. Isn’t it a good one! I saw another DvF dress last week in Rye, but way to expensive.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2022 / 18:22

      Haha, no I don’t travel with this dress Kathrine, I bought it on one of my travels.

  3. 19th September 2022 / 18:22

    Super cute dress.. love that you paired it with sneakers.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much.

  4. Joanne
    19th September 2022 / 18:22

    Oh I just love that your pretty dress reminds you of your travels!! I have a shirt I bought on vacation years ago that quickly became my favorite and I too am reminded of our trip every time I put it on.

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2022 / 18:22

      Isn’t that such a good thing! I love that with accessories too.

  5. 20th September 2022 / 18:22

    I don’t think I have ever bought anything on vacation…clothing, I mean! Isn’t that odd? You just glow in this dress, Nancy! But, I’m curious. How do you drive to England? Just wondering…

    https://marshainthemiddle.com/

    • nancy
      Author
      20th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thanks Marsha. We drive to France and take the ferry there, we always stay in the south of England.

  6. 21st September 2022 / 18:22

    Fun flippy dress – if it reminds you of England it must be good! Thanks for linking.

    • nancy
      Author
      21st September 2022 / 18:22

      Haha, everything that reminds me of England is good!

  7. Tina von Tinaspinkfriday
    21st September 2022 / 18:22

    You look amazing Nancy. I love you wear sneakers to this dress. 💕

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd September 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you Tina.

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd September 2022 / 18:22

      Well, I don’t travel in it actually….

  8. 21st September 2022 / 18:22

    You all picked out some great travel looks. Your dress sounds perfect with pockets and it’s a wrap dress. YES!

    • nancy
      Author
      22nd September 2022 / 18:22

      Wrap dresses are the best!

  9. 23rd September 2022 / 18:22

    I love that dress! For all the same reasons you do – automatic print mixing, and the wrap styling. The dress looks great with those white sneakers. You look ready to go exploring your vacation destination.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

    • nancy
      Author
      24th September 2022 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Michelle!

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