farmStyle: Cozy Comforts
We went to the local thrift store last Friday in search of sweaters. I found one that’s long, fuzzy and just about perfect. But before we get to the sweater, let’s start at the bottom and work our way up — boots. My sister and I love the look of tall boots with black stretch pants or ‘skinny jeans’. My mom bought me these boots for Christmas last year, from an online shopping experience called Zulily. They have fast sales with great prices. I think these boots were less than $25. Obviously they’re not a fancy brand name — or real leather, for that matter — but that’s ok. I love them.
And then comes this sweater! Did I say I love it? Because I do!
It’s nice and long, falling to about mid-thigh. All black is a little too harsh on me, but the charcoal stripes break up the darkness and soften the color. I love the silver button detail, too. The sweater is like new — just a few stray threads coming off the front corner. I paid $6 for this sweater. I probably would have to pay four or five times as much at the mall.
I don’t know if my love of thrift stores means I’m a cheapskate or a smart shopper. Maybe I’m a little of both. I do know I love spending a few dollars and coming home with several things that I can’t wait to wear. When you’re on a 13-year-old’s budget, a $6 sweater is perfect!
Now obviously I don’t wear this sort of thing to go to the barn, or even for every day. It’s what I wear to music lessons or if we go out to eat, or even to visit friends. It’s still kind of casual, though, without being sloppy. And it’s really comfortable.
Hope you’re enjoying autumn so far. There are a couple of red, yellow and orange trees around, but most are just beginning to turn. It’s the perfect time for boots and a sweater if you’re going out and about!
Until next time,
One of the farm girls