Milly Skirt

Last August there was a fill-a-bag sale at Coco's on the Green. It was only $10, and while I arrived pretty late in the sale, I was delighted to find this wrap skirt, and even more so when I saw the 'Milly' tag. I'm not sure why, but I've been on a quest to thrift a Milly dress for years. It was probably something that I saw Atlantic Pacific wearing, but it's been so long I don't even remember.

While this skirt was not the dress of my dreams (if I could even recall what that dress might be), for $10 I wasn't going to let it go. As it was fill a bag, I also added a J.Crew white peplum top, a coral cardigan, which had no tags, but was likely from Old Navy or something similar, and a J.Crew white cotton square scarf.

Over the last year, I never wore the sweater and donated it. I haven't worn the peplum top, and this is the very first time the Milly skirt is being worn. The square scarf I use as a lining for my bamboo bag and is apparently the only item I should have left with that day.

I love secondhand shopping, I really do. I've gotten some amazing pieces I never would have otherwise, however I often fall into the trap of buying something just because it's too good a deal to pass up on, and then all that happens is they sit in my closet and take up space.

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The Rundown
Striped Ruffle Bodysuit J.Crew Factory
Wrap Skirt Milly via Coco's on the Green similar
Huarache Mules "Camila" Rebecca Minkoff
Round Rattan Bag Etsy
Earrings Vintage similar 
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Sunglasses "Cinque Terre" Kam Dhillon c/o Coastal
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie


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  1. I love the idea of secondhand shopping, but either I go to the wrong stores or I just don't have the patience for it. I recently went to one of the biggest secondhand stores here in Winnipeg. Granted, it isn't known for housing amazing designer pieces, it's a very regular kind of secondhand store. But still. I walked in, perused, found absolutely nothing, and walked out again. I was waiting to consign some pieces, so I waited out in the sun, and while I did, I watched about ten people come out with armfuls of clothes. I want to think maybe they are just more like you and picked pieces because they were a good deal (although I can guarantee none of them were even close to as lovely as this Milly skirt) but I also suspect I am missing out onf pieces I will never otherwise own because I just can't seem to find the right secondhand spots or develop the skills to find good pieces when I go to them.

  2. Wow! For $10, that skirt is such an insane find! It's super flattering, too!

    District of Chic

  3. I used to have that same issue, but thanks to me doing that wardrobe challenge I've gotten better. But I do still buy the occasional piece because it's a super deal (even if its still a couple hundred dollars) and it hardly gets worn...whoops!
    Such a great skirt though, and at least you wore it once. The scarf made up for your cost/wear, haha

  4. Beautiful look, I love your bodysuit!

    xx, Elise

  5. Such a pretty summer skirt and I love it paired with those white shoes!


  6. I definitely have a tendency to do that when I second hand or even just sale shop - there are plenty of things in my closet that got there in a very similar manner that I have yet to wear.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  7. I really like that skirt, what a nice style, it's perfect with the stripes! :)

    I'm guilty of just buying thing without thinking when second hand shopping too sometimes. Our local opshop (thrift shop) had a fill a bag for $2 sale and of the 5 clothing items I picked up for me, only 2 I kept, the rest are damaged or will be donated back. I'm trying to be really ruthless and treat the things I thrift with the same scrutiny as I do the things I buy, and think of multiple ways to wear them and wear them twice in the same month I buy them. It's definitely a work in progress though!

    Hope that you are having a great week so far! I've had the week off which has been a nice change! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  8. I really think this happens to all of us. I find it especially when I buy many items even at the retail shops. Because obviously I can't wear them all right away. But I find that wearing them right away is so helpful. Maybe it hits my brain that they are now mine?? Maybe I get the idea of how I like them and how they fit?? But if I don't wear them right away, they tend to sit (and marinade as I like to joke). Strange, right??

  9. That can be the problem when thrifting. There are so many amazing deals that you can find out there. I have really learned to keep to my list when I shop. I just adore that skirt and how cute it is! So glad you're getting some use out of it!


  10. The outfit is good, I like the skirt and its color

  11. What can I say, I am guilty of this happening to me too - in fact I currently have a Max Mara ruffle wrap skirt on my vintage mannequin. Its been there for over 4 months unworn, a consignment purchase I could not pass up-

  12. This outfit is so chic! That skirt was a great find and I love how you've paired it with that top!

    Nicole to the Nines

  13. I'm loving wrap around/ tie skirts lately! They're so comfy and fashionable. Love your outfit, btw!

    Sheena |

  14. I love the top, so chic and flattering on you. Perfect with the skirt too!

    Jessica |

  15. I am a huge fan of wrap skirts and that khaki one is great, especially paired with the striped top. Makes a great monochromatic look. I plan on doing some shopping for Vivian tomorrow and one of the stores for her is next to consignment shop so I will check it out for sure. You always find gems!

    Thank you for linking up with Thursday Moda last week. A new one will be live on Wed at 8 PM Eastern time so join it again, my friend. =) Meanwhile there is a new poem on my blog, hope you like it. It is a good one. ;-)