Thrift Style Thursday – Leather that Lasts

January 9, 2014

Hello, friends, Happy Thursday!  It’s that time of the week again, Thrift Style Thursday time, and this week’s theme is leather.

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I will not claim to be the best, but I will say that I have been at this thrifting game for quite a while and one thing I found out fast and have always stuck to is that quality leather is always worth snapping up whenever you find it at a thrift store.  Without fail, whenever I step into a thrift store, I always stop by the racks of purses and shoes to see if there is any quality leather (and I’m usually on the lookout for a classic leather jacket, as well), because leather that has been taken care of usually lasts.

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Today’s look features two of my favorite leather finds – Frye woven leather flats and an Anne Klein purse with leather accents.  I thrifted each of these separately, but they are each made with genuine leather and have each lasted me through several years of use.

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The flats are actually one of my proudest thrift store finds.  I have always been a fan of the Frye brand – their boots are gooooorgeous – but their genuine leather products have always been out of my price range.  Until the day I found these woven peep toe flats, and the rest, as they say, is history (especially for only $8)!

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The details: mint sweater (Old Navy) // navy polka dot skinny pants (Old Navy) // tan braided leather belt (?) // woven leather accent purse (Anne Klein, thrifted) // tan woven leather flats (Frye, thrifted) // mint jewel circle earrings (gift) // mixed metal heart necklace (American Eagle)

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Tan leather accents are always my go-to accessory choice when I’m not sure what else to do.  Neutral and so easy to pair with just about everything, I turn to tan leather belts, purses and shoes/boots almost as a reflex.  For this outfit, with the patterned pants and pretty mint sweater, I didn’t want to take away from the rest of the ensemble, so my favorite leather accessories were a no-brainer.

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Don’t forget to check out my fellow fabulous thrifting ladies and their posts using thrifted leather!

Zhenya // Being Zhenya
Martyna // Spoolish
Miche // Buttons and Birdcages
Nout // Sandpaper Kisses
Justine // The Two Cent Chick
Jackline // Sincerely Miss J
by Alex // Snippets with Alex
Brandi // the fair trade fashionistas

Do you have any go-to accessories?  What are your favorite leather items??  As always, thanks for reading :), Kristi

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