It's been raining incessantly in Los Angeles for the past week. And while I do like the soft, California wet, my wardrobe has been crying out for a day without galoshes. Today the sun decided to oblige me and come out to play.
The glimmering, post-rainy weather inspired my gray, double silk, column dress. Purchased for $5 via thrift, I'd been waiting for a moment to slip on this luxuriously long sheath.
I found this amazing, vintage leather belt last month for $1.50. Because it was so ornate, I wanted to pair it with something fundamentally simple.
The headband was another thrift item, (once again, a dollar splurge purchased this past weekend).
Hoops were all that this simple ensemble needed to polish it off.
I love the maxi length on this piece. Although it could be potentially more useful a couple of inches shorter, it's the extreme length that make it so lean and striking. Especially when paired with 3", neutral tone heels...
We found this beautiful, Jason Wu outfit featured on the runways for Spring 2011. Admittedly, the turban presented a bit of a challenge to "real life" dressing, but we were undeterred and wanted to take a crack at something similar, with our own thrifting twist, of course.
Enter our Spring must: Rafia and stripes.
And how much do we still love the harem? They're the fabulously stylish alternative to sweats or palazzos, and they make you look "oh so seventies", (a personal favorite era of ours).
Here's our version of this look, purchased via thrift!
The harem pants were a silk find, bought during a Sunday madness, dollar sale.
The belt was raffia elastic--a no-brainer for the season.
The adorable, cotton top was another dollar find that had been languishing in my drawer, waiting for the right pairing. In ordinary circumstances I would've thrown it over cut off jeans, but it just felt so current with the silk bottoms.
Aviators took the place of a turban...
...giving it just the right edge.
And wedge sandals completed the trend of using raffia for spring.
But even sans sunglasses this outfit felt just right...