As a thrift store hunter and gatherer, it has become second nature for me to collect, research, and find some of the best experiences, fashion, food, and treasures in the city. When a friend told me about Savary Island Pie Company in West Vancouver, I grabbed my latest thrift store scores, made sure I had lots of room in my belly, and prepared myself for carbohydrate bliss.
Luckily, my latest thrift store score, a pleated polka dot skirt, has an elastic waistband. I found it at a local thrift store for $5. When I got up to the counter, I was informed that all clothing was 50% off; my new skirt cost me less than my latte.
To contrast this feminine skirt, I layered a thick black leather belt over it. I found this split personality belt at Value Village for just $4. The front is made out of a thick leather and features an internal and external closure, straps, and buckles. The back of the belt is intricately braided, and balances out the masculine front.
To add a bit of texture and sparkle, I paired my breezy skirt with an elbow patch shirt from Zara. The metallic stitching, combined with my pearly necklace from Old Navy, made me feel like I was shining inside and out.