Affatshionista Thrifts

ASOS Curve U.S. Size 22 (fit me at 26/28) Purchased on FatToo Grand for $30 including shipping

ASOS Curve U.S. Size 22 (fits me at 26/28) – Similar
Purchased on FatToo Grand for $30 including shipping

When our blogging collective Ahead of the Curve decided on the subject of Plus Size Thrifting I was concerned because I had just written a post a few weeks ago about thrifting, and here was the subject coming up again. But, since my husband and I just retired a couple of years ago, and I still want to be able to spend money on clothes, I set out to find a bargain I liked enough to blog about.

Alberto Makali Size 4X Pleated Shirt from Ebay $30 including shipping (Although a 3X because of the pleating, I thought it might fit)

Alberto Makali Size 3X Pleated Shirt from Ebay $30 including shipping
(Although a 3X, because of the pleating, I thought it might fit, and it did!)

After the dress, I wanted something to dress it up, so I found this Alberto Makali pleated Shirt on ebay.

To compare my measurements to yours, click HERE.

Charm Bracelet (DIY, charms were made by my jewelry class) Pendant (A gift from Jennybird Alcantara)

Charm Bracelet (DIY, charms were made by my jewelry class taught by Patrik Kuzek)
Pendant (A gift from Jennybird Alcantara)

But then I wanted to find something I already had in my jewelry box. So it seemed like a “Do It Yourself” bracelet, and a gifted pendant that I had never worn would be great choices. And even the elastic belt was a gift that arrived in the package with the dress, although I had not purchased it.

I had a lot of fun with this challenge. Click HERE for some thrifting tips from the Curvy Fashionista.

When I was researching thrifting I came across this lovely quote.

“Second-hand stuff leaves you more open to whatever your own personal style is rather than feeling dictated to by shops.” Sophie Ellis Bextor

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Don’t stop now! Click HERE to check out all the chic, smart ways other bloggers from AHEAD OF THE CURVE interpreted this month’s theme, Plus Size Thrifting.

Let thrifting be the guilty pleasure you don’t really have to feel guilty about.

Peace…affinity

photos: Leori Gill Photography

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