A trip down to memory lane this month with the ladies of The Thrifty Six. Step back in time in a pre loved outfit! That is our challenge.
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.
Step back in time
This is a very beloved pre loved dress by Diane von Furstenberg. I adore that woman. Not only is she so beautiful, but her dresses are absolutely gorgeous! Why does this one step back in time? Because I bought it in Lewes a couple of years ago. You have to know that I totally love the UK. I want to live there if I could.
I have been there about 30 times and for the last 20 years Gerben and I go there every year, and often twice and sometimes three times a year. But it is now 18 months ago since our last visit and I want to go so bad! So wearing this dress really feels like step back in time, to the time where we could go to the UK whenever we wanted…
Check out what my fashion friends are wearing!
Emma of Style Splash
This vintage red polka dot dress is one of my recent eBay finds. Buying vintage online can be hit or miss, but this one is definitely a hit! As this group is all about styling preloved clothing, I’ve teamed it with a bag I bought on eBay a few years ago and a pair of shoes I found in a charity shop for £1!
Grace of Graceful Rags
During my spring break in Las Vegas, I visited my favorite thrift store and stumbled upon this beautiful magenta dress. It fits like a glove and was only $15, so of course it had to be mine! I accessorized with this watercolor-esque hair scarf and this vintage bag I found in my grandma’s closet. Not exactly sure which decade I’m stepping into with this outfit—I think probably the 60s?—but I’m loving the vintage vibes nonetheless.
Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade
Biba and the Goddess of Bohemia…
I’m captivated by this early 70’s bohemian fusion; beatnik meets London ‘it girl’ with a hint of wealthy glamour-puss. The artist, the romantic and the jet-set elite unite in this decadent fashion furore…
The quixotic spirit became embodied in 1973 when Biba opened its first store on Kensington High Street.
I long to travel back in time; I’d adorn myself in every glorious creation from elegant gowns to curious loon-pants. My true persona would live – I am the Goddess of Bohemia…
Lucy of Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva
This outrageously colourful 60s jumpsuit that makes my heart skip a beat, is a favourite of mine. I got it from a vintage-seller- blogger friend, Joy of @joyouscloset. This lady’s collection blows me away every time. Styling it today for you along with this lavender leather jacket I adore-got this from Sharde of @twiggynchic- another online reseller who’s got my tastes covered
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
I thrifted this vintage houndstooth sheath dress a few months ago and it was perfect for this Back in Time theme. I paired it with a more modern houndstooth blazer (also thrifted) and my really old, vintage inspired burgundy bow heels. But this look also has a Back in Time vibe for me because this is how I used to dress many moons ago when I worked on Wall Street.
We stepped back in time with our outfits! Pre loved outfits that is! Hope we have inspired you to buy pre loved to!
It’s such a cute outfit, Nancy! And so nice the dress is attached to sweet memories. You look awesome!
Thank you very much Michelle!
I have a pr-loved DVF dress too Nancy. It’s one of my favourites. I just love the brand. As your outfit states, it’s something special xx
You have? Did you ever show it o your blog? Would love to see it!
Your preloved black and white dress is absolutely beautiful!
Nancy, I love this dress on you! The black and white mixed up florals are so much fun. And I really love your passion for DVF dresses! I hope you can get back to the UK soon, my friend!
I hope so too love! We should schedule a Zoom!
I love seeing all the pre-loved fashions you beauties are sharing! I hope you get to travel to the UK soon – I know how much you love going!
I don’t think it will be soon, but thanks!
I love all the mix of patterns in your look Nancy! Everyone looks fabulous as always.
Love your black and white dress, it looks perfect on you!
Thank you very much!
Totally hearing you on why this dress makes you step back in time. It’s almost two years ago since my last visit. Apart from a couple of years in my late teens/early twenties I have been visiting every year since I was 16, and I miss it very much too.
I’m swooning over Emma’s amazing vintage dress, so I’m going to hop over to her blog and tell her right now! xxx
Oh that is lovely! You will love Emma’s style!!
Absolutely, Nancy! Stepping back in time doesn’t have to mean vintage – it totally could also mean going back to a time that you loved! That’s such a classic DVF dress, and you are rocking it, my chic friend!
Indeed! A memory you have with a certain item!
I just love these kinds of dresses Nancy, and while they do go back in time, I almost think they transcend time.
That dress is a great reminder of happy times. I have a few things that remind me of trips as I bought them while traveling. Good memories! Hope you will get to go to the UK soon!
Oh yes, I hope so too! Thanks!
This is such a cute dress Nancy! I love the varying sizes of the pattern in the bodice compared to the skirt. So stylish! I also like your unique interpretation of the theme.
Miles of smiles,
Thanks Grace, I am still in love with the hole styling of your outfit!
Wow you all found such stunning pieces! I never see anything like this in charity (thrift) shops. Lewes must have much better shops! How wonderful to find a DVF dress!
Yes Lewes does have great shops! But next time I want to do some pre loved shopping in Brighton too!