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Sheer sleeveless top and tall boots

OUTFIT OF THE DAY

While thrifting in Toronto, I found this orange and navy sheer sleeveless top. I think it grabbed me because of the fabric (I’m always on the hunt for unique fabrics) the print (Have you noticed a trend in my outfits? Lotta prints going on) and of course the price! I found it at Kind Exchange and their wares range from super cheap (That’d be the $5 basement) to designer clothes at slashed prices so you and I can get it for what I like to call “normal price.”

 

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Sleeveless top, thrifted; Jeans, Lucky Brand similar; Boots, thrifted, earrings and bracelet, thrifted; Hair, Red Feather FX

When I entered the shoe section of Value Village, I was greeted by a WHOLE LOT of tall boots. Naturally, we don’t get as many secondhand boots in Florida, so I thought this would be the perfect thing to take advantage of while thrifting in a new city. I tried on these tall tan boots and was delighted to find how roomy they were in the tops. Usually, I need wide calf sizes and I’ve never ever been able to tuck jeans into boots like this. “These will be perfect next time I’m in a big city during winter,” I thought, scheming of our next adventure.

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Then the temperature dropped below 70 (which is like below zero to Floridians) and I was tickled to use them now instead of waiting until the next vacation. As I was walking around our Airbnb, I noticed something. My left foot was a bit cramped, did I get the right size shoe? I took it off. Size 8. Problem is, I’m a 9. But I SWORE I looked at that and that these were 9s. Well, I must have only looked at the right shoe, because it IS a 9. How did someone donate a pair of boots in different sizes? And how had I NOT NOTICED this in the store??? Is there another pair of the exact same boots with a left 9 and a right 8?

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

I wore them anyway, and walked around for a little bit in the evening and this is what I learned: My left foot was less comfortable. BUT, had I been walking around in heels for that same length of time, both feet would have been even less comfortable. So for now I’ll hang onto them, wear them when I’m not going to be on my feet all day, and see if it’s possible to stretch out old boots.

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

Orange sheer sleeveless top and tall brown boots

This is the last post with photos taken in Toronto, but it is by no means the last of the thrifted treasures I found there.

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  • Suzanne Carillo May 22, 2017

    Ha! That is weird. Amazing that you were able to walk at all really.

    I’ve heard if you spray the inside and outside of your boots with vinegar mixed with water and then put them on your feet and wear them they are supposed to stretch out. I’ve never tried It though so I don’t know if it works.

    I also like to visit thrift shops when we travel. The sign of an addicted thrifter I think.

    Value Village up here has now increased their pricing almost as high as Kind Exchange. Ridiculous.

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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