Saturday Steals: Hippie Short-sleeved Sweater

As per my commitment, I have been checking out the local thrift stores on a regular basis to find clothes that are a little out of my comfort zone, possibly a little trendier, or at any rate a little bit different than what I normally wear.

This week I donated ten shirts that I hadn’t worn in over a year which I secretly suspected wouldn’t have done me any favours even if I did start wearing them again…

…and bought eight new (pre-owned) shirts to replace them, all of which I would’ve never considered buying a month ago.

Here’s one that I sort of liked but, once again, in looking at these photos, I’m not convinced it was such a great deal:

I wore this outfit to church last week feeling like Esmerelda the gypsy, but I forced myself to step outside my comfort zone and try something new. Maybe I shouldn’t’ve…

Then, after church, I switched the skirt for some jeans and liked myself a lot better (what can I say? I just don’t know how to put skirt-ish outfits together, but EVERYTHING goes with jeans):

I got a couple of compliments on this outfit, though whether they were the legitimate kind or that awkward kind of “oh, Camille’s wearing something different than she normally wears, I should probably compliment her so she feels validated,” I’m still unsure.

Ultimately, though, I like the orange sweater thing (it was originally from Target™, according to the Mossimo™ tag) and will probably wear it again, though not with that Pocahontas skirt, which is good in its own right, but not so good with the orange hippie sweater.

Also, I’m thinking it’s too fallish a colour to be wearing in March-April-May, so I might have to put it on the back burner for awhile. But I still like it.  It’s a keeper.

Cost for interesting new item: $5.99.

About Camille

I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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16 Responses to Saturday Steals: Hippie Short-sleeved Sweater

  1. dunno says:

    thrift store good. change good.

    (“fashion is to fashion, as fashion is to fashion”, no joke, karl langerfeld, waving the silly fan).

    i love that i can say really crazzy stuff here, cuz authour, i hope, enjoys it. what’s wrong with being nice to strangers?

  2. dunno says:

    ALL the outfits are georgeous btw. Poor Kyle, not so much, more like, Lucky Kyle.

  3. Chloe says:

    I like them!! I LOVE that orange sweater! I. LOVE. IT! It goes perfectly with the second outfit (I’m always wearing jeans. Jeans, jeans, jeans… I love jeans.)
    I like your new look :)

  4. Susan says:

    Cute! I even liked it with the skirt. But what do I know. Way to be brave!

  5. Maureen says:

    That’s a cute sweater. i like it with the jeans. i agree about the skirt, though. I like it, but not with the sweater.

  6. Alexa Mae says:

    I LOVE it. You are gorgeous Camille. Love love love your church outfit and with jeans. You are skinny minny! Love you! xoxo

  7. amber says:

    Adorable! Looks so cute on you Camille. By the way, I tried a solid shampoo from LUSH since you recommended it. I’m hooked! Love love love it. I tried New, I want to try Godiva and Seanik next.

  8. You look darling! I love the new item, and I thought it looked cute with the Pocahontas skirt (people used to call me Pocahontas in jr. high and I didn’t like it because she is the ugliest Disney princess).

    I meant to comment on the post where you included a picture in thermals. I was going to say that 1) You have the cutest body and 2) You should wear skinny jeans/pants because the thermals looked cute!

  9. geevz says:

    Big fan of the sweater!

  10. Melaine Buffham says:

    Hello darling!
    Love your blog, you are sweet and genuine.

    Love your thrift-storing! Have you ever read “The Tightwad Gazette”? She is my hero.

    So happy for you that you’re in your Senior year. Wish I’d finished. Good for you!


  11. GRANMAMA says:

    I think you look great in anything. I even liked the Pampers you wore as a baby to cover your naked little butt. Love ya.

  12. anna says:

    That sweater is cute. I can spot things that go well together, but I can’t usually pick them out. I swear one of these days I’ll convince my little sister to do my shopping for me.

  13. dunno says:

    i’m with the crowd on the sweater skirt combo…something incongruous there. both great pieces, apart, have you considered a short cropped dark jacket with the skirt? or, the skirt alone, with sheer stockings, and some punchy white costume jewellry?

    i dressed people in a previous life. sadly, it was 1642, so my ideas are likely a bit wonk.

  14. Amy says:

    you+orange sweater+jeans=hot

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