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.


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.


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.


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)!


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)


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.


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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