I'm not a huge trend follower. Never got super into the high-low cut, didn't really dig those Jeffery Campbell platforms and I don't think I have once ombre'd myself in anyway. However, here I am wearing tribal jeans. (I see the irony of blogging being super trendy and me being a blogger. Let's move past that).
Well, yes I went on a bit of a rant about the trendiness of certain patterns (tribal print being one of them) in this post. I can understand how it may seem hypocritical that I'm striking a pose in them here. However, I'm finding this seemingly hypocritical situation a fabulous opportunity to share my opinion on purchasing trendy anything... patterns in particular. It's best to buy cheap OR invest big. Let's take tribal for example. I got these jeans at TJ Maxx for $20. They don't fit like my Helmut Lang jeans, but when I'm feeling funky, they do the trick. When Tribal is COMPLETELY dead like disco (actually disco lives on in my heart. The Bee Gees are winners forever) I can sell these to Buffalo Exchange and i won't have broken the bank.
Invest big in pieces that would authentically have a tribal pattern. A bag, a jacket, a beautiful blanket for your home, or a well made rug or a TeePee. I really believe that if something is authentic and well made it's never going to go out of style. See: Turquoise Jewelry.
On the Dior sweater: Is it just me or do other Thrift Store Junkies find that Dior is the most common higher end designer found in thrift stores? Seriously. Sweaters and blazers gallore. Has anyone else noticed that? I mean, I'm not complaining. I love this sweater, and every blazer and shirt I've found for Jonny. I'm just wondering why vintage Dior seems to be the most common designer in thrift stores?