$5 Vintage Tops And Playing Favorites

Over the past year, I’ve realized there’s a common theme with things in my closet and what’s in my wallet. See, what my friend’s like on me the most often costs no more than $30. Like this top, for instance. I honestly can’t remember where I got it. I think it was through a friend’s stoop sale. Or through a found vintage rack somewhere. But it’s fairly new and not new at all. And yet, I’ve had it at the top of my pile of everyday pulls. Oh, and it cost five dollars!

I admit, I play favorites with these things. There’s something about wearing a piece that cost so little, but looks so good. For this look I wore a new pair of high-waisted jeans, vintage flats, a kerchief, and a gorgeous wicker tote.

I decided the top looks so much better tied than tucked. The sleeves look great a bit messy and wide. But most of all, my wallet feels about the same since getting it.

Here are a few similar things (not $5. But under $100!)

A Houndstooth blouse, My same white jeans, delicate flats, and a small woven tote

How much does your favorite thing cost?

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9 thoughts on “$5 Vintage Tops And Playing Favorites

  • Reply Monica Mulhern May 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    You look super cute and you shopped ethically by buying used, that is awesome!!!

    • Reply latonya May 15, 2019 at 10:19 pm

      Thank you, Monica! And yes, thrifting is such an easy way to be ethical. I’ve done it for years and always feel so much better about what I’m wearing.

  • Reply Nokomis May 15, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    I just scored off white flared overalls at Gap for 1 penny. Ready for summer.

    • Reply latonya May 15, 2019 at 10:22 pm

      WAIT WHAT!!!! I’m jealous!! Such a good score!!

      Thank you for sharing.


  • Reply Erica May 16, 2019 at 9:21 am

    I’m with you! My husband and I recently decided to always try used first for clothing purchases. And I’ve rediscovered the joy of thrusting! Turns out my community has great taste! My only problem has been with finding the perfect pair of jeans, but I’m sure that will happen soon. Patience seems to be the key in the world of thrifting. Thanks for sharing so much of your life with us all, really inspiring.

    • Reply latonya May 16, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Thank you so much, Erica! And yes, I think jeans are always REALLY hard. It’s why im not wearing thrifted ones in this post. I think it does get easier with a bit of patience, and a good tailor!


  • Reply Sabrina Ramos May 16, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Yes! I scored 2 $8 tops at Buffalo Exchange just yesterday. Can’t help but walk out feeling victorious!

    • Reply latonya May 16, 2019 at 4:28 pm

      Sabrina! That is a total victory!! Amazing! Also, 2 tops. And you basically have two outfits-you can even wear the same bottoms!


      • Reply Sabrina Ramos May 16, 2019 at 4:55 pm

        Totally! One is a vintage Liz Claiborne circa 1989. There is seriously so much AMAZING stuff that people discard, it’s both wonderful and disturbing at the same time. I try not to think about the disturbing part and focus how how well I make out literally every time I walk into Beacon’s Closet!

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