Beeware! I Spy LaRoque and Aldo!

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I’m quite happy with how today’s thrifted outfit came together. :)


Those among you with eagle eyes and a good memory will recognize that gorgeous angora/wool sweater from last week’s Thrift Score Thursday. :)

It didn’t look like much on the hanger…


…but its cautionary tag told me I probably shouldn’t underestimate it.

Was 'Beware' taken?
Was ‘Beware’ taken?

While I’m showing labels, check out this one from my skirt!

Buy local!
Buy local!

La Roque is a fairly upscale local brand here in Columbia, SC. It’s what I’ll be doing right after I win the lottery, only with repurposed/salvaged fabrics. Hey…a working class girl can dream.

My shoes are vintage Aldo brogues, purchased at a consignment shop, and the necklace used to belong to my grandmother. :)

A lot of folks have given these a lot of hate in previous blog posts, but I love 'em!
I dig ’em!

Despite the chilly weather, my sweater kept me oh-so-warm!


Here’s the total cost of today’s outfit:

Sweater: $1

Skirt: $1

Shoes: $15

Necklace: Free (Given to me by my Grandmother)

Come back tomorrow for Chapter Two of One Dress, Three Ways: Fake Vest Edition!


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39 thoughts on “Beeware! I Spy LaRoque and Aldo!

  1. I wish I could rate this outfit more than five stars. You really outdid yourself this time! This look is right up my alley.

  2. This is a fantastic outfit!

    Also, I’m with Beakie – I live in Columbia and have never found the kinds of things you find in thrift stores!

  3. Jillian, you have that elusive “it” factor – the reason everything looks good on you. You know your body, you see how clothing fits together and you know how to accessorize perfectly. AND you carry yourself with confidence. The icing on the cake is that you do it without spending a fortune.

    Love today’s outfit!

  4. You look spectacular in the entire outfit, but Im most partial to your cute cute collared wool/angora sweater that had to be sooo comfy! You Rock Jilli Girl!

    1. Next time you’re there, ask the salesperson when markdowns happen throughout the week. The one near my house has a $1 rack on Saturday and a 50 cent rack on Sunday! Pluse the $1 a pound clearance centers are 1/2 off on Sunday too! :)

  5. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Very cool outfit!! And your Grandmothers necklace is a beauty! Is she a hipster like her granddaughter?

  6. Easily one of the nicest outfits I have seen you put together. So feminine and flattering without being fluffy and kitsch!

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