Hello! I picked up the two-piece set above from Salvation Army last week for just $2. Yes, only $2! Even I can't get over how good of a deal this buy was. However, this two-piece set looked a whole lot different when I purchased it. As I spied it on the rack with the dresses at Salvation Army, I was instantly attracted to the funky print and the unique texture. I was not so much attracted to the fit of the outfit; when I tried the set on, it was entirely unflattering; the shorts were much too long and the top felt baggy and kind of blah.
I decided to make a project of this vintage find and purchased it anyways. Recently, printed crop tops and matching shorts have been all the rage and that inspired my alterations. I altered the shorts by cutting and hemming them. For the top, I shortened/gave the sleeves more shape and hemmed it for a cropped fit. I'm very pleased with the end results; the set looks almost like an outfit out of a Free People catalog and I like how the top is cropped just enough to show off the slightest bit of skin but not too much. I also love that I can wear the pieces together or separate and they will still make an impressive statement. Talk about a good $2 spent!
For the look, I wanted to show off my legs so I donned one of my pairs of Jeffrey Campbells; the deep red color and platform heel of these shoes make them one of my favorite pairs of heels in my closet. I love the way that the color of these shoes brings out the colors in the two-piece set. I accessorized with a vintage clutch and a couple crystal necklaces (to enhance the Free People vibe even further.)
Have you guys had any great vintage buys like mine recently?
Two-piece set: Vintage
Platform heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Necklaces: Assorted (Ashby & c/o Robert Matthew)
Clutch: Vintage Etienne Aigner