Hello, friends, Happy Thursday! I have to admit that I was totally unsure of what the heck I was going to wear for today’s celebrity-inspired theme, but then I found sudden inspiration at the likeliest of places, the thrift store (duh)!
Yeah, I went there, full on hipster, baby! You can ask anyone who knows me that I have been wanting to thrift a good pair of overalls for ages, so you can imagine my excitement when I found this pair – FOR 50% OFF – this past weekend! That’s right, on sale from $8.99 to $4.49! Before I get all caught up, here’s my celebrity inspiration, the lovely Keira Knightley:
I have actually been pinning tons of outfits on Pinterest styling overalls in different ways, basically feeding my obsession with a piece of clothing that I will readily admit probably should have stayed in the 90’s, BUT these aren’t Lauryn Hill’s overalls from Sister Act! Oh no, today’s overalls have been trimmed down with a skinnier fit and fashionistas are even dressing theirs up with heels. Of course, I stuck a little closer to my comfort zone since I knew I was taking a bit of a fashion risk…
Here’s my celebrity montage: “Don’t mind me, I’m just a super cool celebrity on her way to something very important, obviously… Oh no, is that the paparazzi?! No, no more photos of me in my amazing overalls, darn you, paparazzi!”
Since I was so excited to find overalls at the thrift store (for half off!), I didn’t mind that they weren’t exactly very fitted or even up to the current style standards (if such a thing exists for overalls). I simply needed to make them more fitted, so I took in several inches on the legs, a teeny bit on the sides and even took in a couple inches on the seam up the center back, adding a sort of dart to diminish all the extra fabric. I think my alterations worked out pretty well and I am excited to wear these bad boys again!
Haha okay, clearly I am having too much fun with this! What can I say, it must be the hipster glasses infecting me with their, um, irony??
Let’s just get to the outfit details: overalls (thrifted & refashioned (they were way big, but I did some handy dandy alterations)) // stripe shirt (Old Navy) // lilac Converse (Ross??, old) // hipster tortoise shell fake glasses (Forever 21)
I used to love my overalls and shortalls when I was growing up. I wore them all the way into high school until my last pair had to be cut open… Long story short, the paramedics had to cut my pants open so they could get to my knee, which had been dislocated. Anyway, I am obviously excited that overalls are making a come back, and I hope the trend sticks around for a while.
So, tell me the truth, where do you fall on the return of the overall?? Love it or hate it or somewhere in between, now is your chance to chime in! ;)
While you ponder your preference, don’t forget to check out my fellow thrifty ladies to see which celebrity inspires them for this week’s Thrift Style Thursday:
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
Megan // Eclecticity
Sheri // Confessions of a Refashionista
No matter what you think, as always, thanks for reading :), Kristi
PS. I just can’t help myself; here are more gratuitous photos of celebrities wearing overalls!