Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Skorts: Party in the Front, Business in the Back

When Brittany's husband asked what our post was going to be about this week, the conversation went like this:
Hubby: What are you doing?
Brittany: Skorts
Hubby: What's that?
Brittany: Combination skirt, shorts.
Hubby: Oh, I hate those.

Skorts seem to be one of those love it or hate it things. Kind of like kale. Or quinoa. And like those things, skorts are trending hard right now!

Skorts are kind of like the mullet of the clothing world, except cuter (ok, cuter when done right). They are party in the front and business in the back. The "party" meaning the femininity and playfulness of a skirt and "business" meaning freer movement and the ability to keep one's decency.

Brittany's Vintage Nautical Skort
$5 at Treasure Island Flea Market
(similar on Etsy)

Devon's Vintage Pleated Skort
$3.99 at Goodwill
(similar on Etsy)

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thrifted and Trendy Summer Swimsuits

There are a lot of reasons people dread swimsuit shopping. One of course is the the immense societal pressure to judge our own bodies and appearance when clad in such a small amount of clothing. But for us, one of the big hang ups is the crazy price of swimwear. As this Buzzfeed video shows, even the cheapest suits can add up.

Solution? Find a thrifted swimsuit! If you're looking for a bikini, chances are you'll need to mix and match (if you're like us, then your tops and bottoms are going to be different sizes anyway), but we like to think this forces creativity. Plus, there are plenty of one-piece swimsuits to be found too. We've even found some great one-pieces hiding in the shirt or dress sections.

Plus, we're finally emerging from June Gloom here in San Francisco, and with a good chance of being poolside or lakeside for the 4th of July, these suits are very timely wardrobe updates. Hello, summer!

Britt's Retro Navy One-piece
$6 at Goodwill
Full price equivalent from Macy's for $90+

vintage 90s one piece swimsuit

one-piece navy blue and white swimsuit

high-cut one-piece thrifted swimsuit

classic style thrifted swimsuit navy blue

vintage swimsuit on a sailboat

open back vintage 90s thrifted one-piece swimsuit

Devon's Bright Chevron Triangle Top
$1.49 from Goodwill
Full price equivalent from Nordstrom for $92

bright neon chevron thrifted bikini top

second hand swimsuit blue pink chevron

in a thrifted bikini on a sailboat

neon multicolor thrifted triangle bikini top

in a bikini in the wind on a sailboat

thrifted bikini doubleminted