Tuesday, October 14, 2008

100% Thrifted Pick of the Week (10.14.08)

One nation under a groove, originally uploaded by missemma.peel.
Missemma.peel’s style has me totally intrigued. Her ability to layer unexpected pieces in unique and creative ways is truly inspiring! She does this in both of her 100% thrifted looks this week. I mean who would think that layering an unbuttoned sweater vest over a floral dress over a crocheted top and tucking it all into a pair of pleated and cropped pumpkin hued pants would even be logistically possible, let alone end up looking, dare I say it, incredibly hip. Her finesse with accessories has also not gone unnoticed… the headscarf, teddy bear belt, and lil’ purse add just enough quirk and tie it all together perfectly!

Sing it back, originally uploaded by missemma.peel.
In the second look, the scarf (yup, it’s a scarf) under the oversized tee under the little black cropped top creates really cool proportions, and I’m loving the interaction of the scarf and tights patterns. Again, just the perfect dash of quirk with that fried egg pin. This girl is good, and while looking through her photostream I liked seeing how she used the same pieces in different outfits, often to very different effects. For example, notice the same scarf and black top here and here. Off to check out her blog :)

See the 100% Thrifted flickr group for more fabulous fully thrifted outfits!


amanda said...

she is pretty amazing

Mila said...

Yeah, sshe looks amazing!
But to be very honest (and that's always a good thing) i like your finds and looks better. ;)

Hope you and your family are well!!


ashley said...

wow what a talented thrifter!
although must agree with mila- you have an uber power of mixing and matching and making thrift the new couture;)
great post-as always missa.
xo ashley

Milla said...

Great pick, she has such an eye for unlikely combinations. Very cool and original

Sal said...

Such creativity - especially with patterns.

Ashley said...

An exciting new thrift store has opened up in New Jersey, benefitting the nonprofit Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club. I copied the press release below, as I thought it may be of interest to you. Any mention of it on your blog would be much appreciated! Thanks, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kindest Regards,

Ashley Allen


Encore Thrift Store Located Near Military Installations in New Jersey to Provide Shoppers Paradise for Military Families and Other Smart Shoppers
There’s a new shop on the thrift shop block! And sales proceeds will benefit Soldier’s, Sailors, Marine’s Coast Guard and Airmen’s Club (SSMAC) www.ssmac.org, a non profit, one of a kind organization that’s been providing safe, affordable accommodations to active military, veterans, emergency responders and their families since 1919!
Whether it be warm gloves, a designer gown, tinsel for your Christmas tree or an unusual birthday or holiday gift, you’ll find it at the Encore Thrift Shop, 1220 Route 166, Stella Plaza, Toms River, New Jersey- tel.-(732) 505-0062. Strategically located near three military installations, McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix and Lakehurst Naval Station, Encore will provide a shopper’s paradise not only for military families but for the cost-conscious consumer in these troubled financial times. The thrift store, now accepting donations, is especially configured to look like an attractive, elegant shop where finding the item you’re looking for is easy and browsers are very welcome.
Encore is the brainchild of SSMAC executive director Hazel Cathers, who for many years operated the USO Thrift Store as part of her duties at the USO. When she came to SSMAC, located in two Victorian townhouses in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan, she felt that the Club needed another mechanism to raise funds to keep up its mission of serving those who serve us in the military. Calling upon her daughter in law, Jennifer Cathers, with her thrift shop know- how, Hazel and Jennifer scouted out a location for this new venture where both felt it could do the most geographic good-near military families. Even by just word of mouth, customers are starting to take advantage of bargains. Plans are also underway to feature “items of the week” that can be purchased on the SSMAC website.
And because it benefits a charity that’s based in Manhattan, those with items to donate (gently used clothing, furniture, appliances, books,) can drop them at SSMAC at 283 Lexington Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets) or in cases of larger donations, have them picked up. Donations are, of course, accepted at Encore Thrift Store itself and are tax deductable.

Caroline said...

She is such a good choice for this week! What I love about most of her outfits is that even with all that layering she's keeping her look warm weather appropriate. This is something I desperately need to learn how to do.

StrikeMatch said...

Fantastic choice, she caught my eye too!

Emma Harrison said...

Thank you so much, incredibly flattered! I hope you don't mind, I linked to your post on my blog.


Coco said...

I've been to that exact street in Melbourne :)