the thrift exchange: striped outfit

Hello there! You may remember that a few months ago Jaharn from iamvintagelover.com and I embarked on an inter-continental thrifting challenge we dubbed The Thrift Exchange. Well, after a few delays, you can now see the fruits of our labour. The first challenge we set ourselves was 'stripes' and Jaharn picked out this lovely pleated skirt for me. Pleats and stripes: she got me down to a tee! Largely influenced by Karen Walker's SS2011 collection (which I'm still in awe of) I decided to pair this skirt with a bright orange top. Be sure to pop on over to Jaharn's blog to see how she styled her stripey outfit! I think she's done a stellar job. We've given ourselves an extra month to complete the second theme which is 'florals'. It's proving a bit harder than expected, on both ends, but hopefully a last minute thrifting expedition will bring the goods!

54 comments:

  1. WOW the vibrancy of that fluro orange is such a great contrast against that pattern. Perfect thirfted items!

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  2. Wow, gorgeous! Love the combination of that orange and the stripes.

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  3. What a beautiful suprise, that skirt is so lovely! I'm definitely going to set up a thrifting exchange with a vintage-loving friend, this is such a good idea.

    xx

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  4. so gorgeous..stripes and pleats are pretty perfect eek!!!!

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  5. You did a pretty good job! Love the fluo orange with the blue strips

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  6. Eeeeep! You paired the skirt so well with that stunning top! So happy it fits you perfectly. Stripes and Brights - great minds think alike. You look gorgeous xo

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  7. I love the idea of the thrift exchange! I can't wait to see what you come up with for the floral theme, I am floral obsessed!! <3 xoxoxo

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  8. Hey there! Thank you so much for your concern, it is very sweet of you!
    Sadly it is the same Cathedral, it is ruined now :(
    I am fine! I was on my bike at the the time and thought I was fainting! but no the earth was shaking!!!!

    Ayesha x

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  9. A thrift exchange sounds AWESOME.
    You rock, you pretty thing :)
    Perfection in the way you paired the skirt with an orange top :)

    x Stace

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  10. What a great idea, and I love that skirt!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  11. I love the vibrancy and brightness of the top in contrast to the beautiful skirt. Love this outfit so much! :D
    xoxo

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  12. This outfit is beautiful! Can't wait to see your floral ensemble :) x

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  13. Oh wow, I love your skirt! This sounds like an awesome idea, I'm looking forward to following it!

    xx

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  14. Love this bright top with the stripes.. the skirt is beautiful, pleats and length are gorgeous! xx

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  15. I adore the herringbone pattern on this skirt. Beautiful!

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  16. i am in love with your skirt seriously!
    love the way you paired it up with orange top!

    http://eclecticraccoon.blogspot.com/

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  17. the skirt is so gorgeous!looks great on you!
    xoxo

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  18. i really love the chic look of this outfit, and i'm a huge fan of bright colors with simple stripes. i love your rings, too!

    a thrift exchange seems so fun! i've always been interested in doing one because it seems like people get some amazing pieces!

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  19. i love that the stripes make up a herringbone pattern, it goes well with the bold red! :)



    xo

    amie

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  20. That skirt is amazing! I love how you paired it with a bold orange! Adds a great pop of color!

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  21. I love how your blog is so delicate and everything you post there is delicate
    LOVE LOVE

    kisses
    hannah
    http://elegantesque.blogspot.com

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  22. the skirt is amazing! love it <3

    Vintage Stop at www.vickileestyle.blogspot.com

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  23. beautiful look! you're so pretty.

    xx

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  24. head over heels for this skirt and looks great with the pop of orange!

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  25. that skirt is TDF! Loved how you paired it with the pop of red too. xo

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  26. A thrift exchange is such a good idea! And that skirt is lovely :)

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  27. I love the colour of your top, it really suits your skin tone!

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  28. cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers on bloglovin:-)
    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
    http://lifegivemefashion.blogspot.com

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  29. That skirt is a beauty! Love it.

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  30. love the outfit :)

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    x

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  31. your skirt is so pretty and dreamy! love the chevron patterns!

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  32. i can see the karen walker influences, so lovely! the pleated skirt is beautiful

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  33. love the vintage outfit like this,:)love the skirt

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  34. that pleated skirt is amazing! I'm loving pleats right now, and that's such a great length too.

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  35. Absolutely gorgeous! The colours suit you so well too.

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  36. nice skirt. and how did you get tags in your photos?

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  37. thrift exchanges sound FUN! loving how you've paired this skirt with such a bright top.

    X

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  38. gorgeous! love the skirt - and how well the red top goes with it.
    x

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  39. I LIKE THE PLEATED SKIRT....THE STRIPES IS SOO COO AND BOLD!

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  40. that is a beautiful skirt! looks so well made! :)

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  42. It's a really interesting print, very Briget Riley! jazzy ♥

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  43. love the contrast!

    xx

    www.bijousstyle.com

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  44. amazing. the skirt is amzing. the pop of colour with the orange is amazing. and i know i've overused amaizng but it just is.

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  45. Absolutely fantastic blog! I am following!!!

    -Callie
    http://thosebluebirdskies.blogspot.com

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  46. This is such a fun outfit! :D

    - Caroline (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  47. i love it! you look great, the orange top is fab for this spring and summer.
    love your blog you have great ideas!
    www.morenafashion-gaby.blogspot.com

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  48. just divine. that orange just pops! thank you for your lovely comments. your blog is deeelicious.

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  49. This thrift exchange is a really really great idea. I love how punchy and graphic this outfit is but still really feminine. Love love love your style.

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  50. This out fit is just perfect and suits you muchly!

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