Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Peruvian Connection

March 2016
March 2016

Hello! This past week, I was home in Richmond for spring break and filled much of my time browsing through all the wonderful thrift and consignment shops that RVA has to offer. With a limited student budget, I don't have much money to spend on fashion but try to keep my wardrobe updated with new pieces. To do so, second-hand shopping becomes my savior.

While at home, I dropped by several Goodwill stores (shout-out to Richmond for being ever plentiful in thrift shops) and found a couple steals including the dress that I'm wearing above. The second that I spotted this rich marble printed dress on the racks of Goodwill, I fell in love. And to my delight, the dress fit like a charm when I slipped it on in the dressing room. For $7, I knew that I couldn't go wrong with purchasing it. As you can tell from the photos, the dress is in wonderful condition and looks like it's been worn less than a handful of times. 

At the time of purchasing the dress, I wasn't familiar with the brand, Peruvian Connection. However, my curiosity was piqued as the dress had a sort of luxurious feeling to it (and wow, it's incredibly soft!) I did a quick Google search and discovered that Peruvian Connection sells "artisan apparel for nomads and romantics." Swoon! And I discovered that their maxi dresses sell for between $80-$280 so for just $7 at Goodwill, this was quite the steal. 

For this outfit, I wanted to create a sense of sophistication to highlight the cultivated style of the dress. To do so, I styled the dress with a pair of pointy nude heels, a classic clutch and simple golden jewelry. I slipped on a romantic pair of Vera Wang sunglasses and a swipe of red lipstick to perfect the look. 

Marble-print dress: Peruvian Connection via Goodwill
Gray clutch: Vintage Etienne Aigner
Black stone necklace: c/o Rocksbox (use code toriraddayxoxo for a free month of jewelry!)
Golden ball necklace: Borrowed from my mom's wardrobe
Tan heels: Jeffrey Campbell
Golden bracelet: Express
Red lipstick: Birchbox LOC
Sunglasses: Vera Wang c/o Smart Buy Glasses