I thrift a lot, but for some reason I never shared my favourite finds here up until now. Now that I have a tripod to take outfit pictures on my own there’s no excuse anymore. So welcome to a new feature! I can’t guarantee that there will be one of these every month (it’s not that much up to me, I think, more up to the thrift stores), but chances aren’t that bad.
And here we go for January!
While this vest/bodice definitely comes from a southern German traditional clothing brand (look at the lining!) I immediately thought “city elf” and “mori kei” when I found it. The zipper renders it unfit for fantasy LARP purposes, but who am I to care. The whole thing is made of thin suede and the small ivy leaf applications are indeed padded. Plus, I really like the antler tip zipper charm.
I’m always rather cautious when it comes to traditional items – with my body type and round face I instantaneously look like a wholesome, homely farm girl in Sunday attire, and while that’s nice, most of the time it isn’t exactly what I’m aiming for (though, I say, the hair helps a lot nowadays).
The bodice also has the merit of being tight in a not uncomfortable way and supporting my back a bit like a corset. Very convenient.
- bodice: thrifted (tag says Hofer)
- lace blouse: Promod
- longsleeve: H&M
- dress: found it in a small boutique around here and removed the tags, I’m terribly sorry
- socks and tights: H&M/Primark
- boots: Dr. Martens