The thrifted bookworm

You know the feeling when you’re a fall/winter person and an entire week in late July is just cold winds, blankets and warm sweaters? It makes you look forward to the weekend when you’ll get to wear your real, new and shiny clothes much suitable for the cool seasons. And then Friday night comes and suddenly it’s too warm to wear clothes again. The feeling of defeat and disappointment is HUGE.

I’ve thrifted quite a bit, at least for being me, in order to update the closet and switch up my style a little. Not like it will look all floral and soft but rather more diverse, layered and complicated. I might get some plaid worked into my outfits as far as patterns go. The dream vibe is a forest witch from some sort of Victorianesque horror movie. Try to make that a hashtag. Anyway, it’s a slow process and my height is often an obstacle but it’s actually not as hard as I first thought. What is truly hard is finding pieces without any plastic in them. Fabrics made entirely out of natural fibers like wool, linen, silks and cotton is what I mainly look for (but not always find).

If you’ve read this blog for a while you know I wear my clothes until they fall apart and then make rags of them. Some of the clothes I’ve had for nearly 20 years and still wear. With that in mind, I try to look for pieces that will hold up for years to come. Natural fibers is what I love and always circle around back to. So, because I am in major winter mood but is not in the mood to actually wear it, here is a super not in season dream outfit of mine.


Scarf: Knitted, super old
Sweater: Thrifted, 100% merino wool
Arm warmers: Knitted by mom
Skirt: Thrifted, 100% cotton
Necklace: Restyle Pentagram
Bat ring: Stealth by Alchemy England
Labradorite ring: Belonging to the underworld part II
Brooch: Antique
Book: Dracule by Bram Stoker



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