OOTD: Plaid & Pinafores

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As I have mentioned before, I have challenged myself this year to think about fashion differently. I’m trying to be a better friend to lady Earth by reducing waste, investing in quality pieces and buying more clothing second-hand. Without compromising my own personal style, I am trading the convenience of fast-fashion in for the thrill of the hunt! Though it can be challenging at times, I am ultimately feeling completely fulfilled and proud of the decisions and changes I have made. I have been focusing mostly on shopping second-hand  lately and this requires you to be a bit more dedicated to the hunt, ESPECIALLY when you have something specific in mind.

Lately, I have been searching day and night for the perfect pinafore. I am obsessed! Being that oxfords and knee-socks are already staples in my wardrobe, pinafores are a natural addition. I’ve been especially inspired by those of Miss Patina, like this for example but I am being pretty stubborn and would really much prefer it to be second-hand. It has been, however, quite the struggle for me and it’s times like these that I come SO close to breaking and just running into H&M because I know they will be there, in all their mass-produced glory! But I’m not ready to give up yet.

Though the hunt for the *perfect* pinafore continues, through those efforts I did recently acquire this sweet little plaid guy. It is a weeeee bit short (even for a shortie like me) but that didn’t stop me from sporting it out in the sunshine today along with this vintage blouse I’ve been itching to wear. It has eyelet-lace details on the collar & sleeves that just slay me with sweetness. Though spring has only just sprung and I am thoroughly enjoying it, this fall-baby couldn’t help but indulge in a little autumnal influence. It’s honestly year-round for me.

So, I welcome any leads or suggestions but in the mean time the search continues! ❤



Author: The Girl Phantom

Adventures in vintage-inspired fashion

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