The Thrifty Six Go Back in Time!

When it comes to great shopping, for me there’s no greater high than finding an impeccable, well curated vintage piece. The trick is to style it up with something a bit more recent or trendy in order for it to not end up looking ‘costumey’ if you will. Do it right- and you will be original to the max (never fearing someone else in the room will be showing up with the same garment!).

This outrageously colourful 60s jumpsuit that makes my heart skip a beat, is a favourite of mine.  I got it from a vintage-seller- blogger friend, Joy of @joyouscloset.  This lady’s collection blows me away every time.  Styling it today for you along with this deep lilac leather jacket I adore-got this from Sharde of @twiggynchic– another online reseller who’s got my tastes covered.

Is this the JACKPOT or what??!!

And now let’s check out what my beautiful Thrifty Six fashionista tribe styled up!

Emma of Style Splash

This vintage red polka dot dress is one of my recent eBay finds. Buying vintage online can be hit or miss, but this one is definitely a hit! As this group is all about styling preloved clothing, I’ve teamed it with a bag I bought on eBay a few years ago and a pair of shoes I found in a charity shop for £1! 

Grace of Graceful Rags

“During my spring break in Las Vegas, I visited my favorite thrift store and stumbled upon this beautiful magenta dress. It fits like a glove and was only $15, so of course it had to be mine! I accessorized with this watercolor-esque hair scarf and this vintage bag I found in my grandma’s closet. Not exactly sure which decade I’m stepping into with this outfit—I think probably the 60s?—but I’m loving the vintage vibes nonetheless.”

Jane of Preloved-Vintage-Handmade

Biba and the Goddess of Bohemia…

I’m captivated by this early 70’s bohemian fusion; beatnik meets London ‘it girl’ with a hint of wealthy glamour-puss. The artist, the romantic and the jet-set elite unite in this decadent fashion furore…

The quixotic spirit became embodied in 1973 when Biba opened its first store on Kensington High Street.

I long to travel back in time; I’d adorn myself in every glorious creation from elegant gowns to curious loon-pants.  My true persona would live – I am the Goddess of Bohemia…

Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style

This is a very beloved pre loved dress by Diane c=von Furstenberg. I adore that woman. Not only is she so beautiful , but her dresses are absolutely gorgeous! Why does this one step back in time? Because I bought it in Lewes a couple of years ago. You have to know that I totally love the UK. I want to live there if I could. I have been there about 30 times and for the last 20 years Gerben and I go there every year, and often twice and sometimes three times a year. But it is now 18 months ago since our last visit and I want to go so bad! So wearing this dress really feels like step back in time, to the time where we could go to the UK whenever we wanted…

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge

“I thrifted this vintage houndstooth sheath dress a few months ago and it was perfect for this Back in Time theme. I paired it with a more modern houndstooth blazer (also thrifted) and my really old, vintage inspired burgundy bow heels. But this look also has a Back in Time vibe for me because this is how I used to dress many moons ago when I worked on Wall Street.” 

The Thrifty Six is a group of international fashion influencers who meet once a month in our little space on the internet to share our thrifty outfits. On the third Monday of every month, we will all share an outfit based on a theme that features preloved wardrobe pieces. Shopping and reselling preloved clothing is so much better for the environment and you can find some of the best fashions in thrift or charity shops. The Thrifty Six are here to inspire you to shop second hand! 


I love this blogging community so much! And I know how much goes into writing every single post, every single week. It’s a dedication thing. And- we wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. So we put our everything in it! Please take the time to check out these wonderful bloggers and what they have to say. It’s good for everyone:)

(Click on the Links below to see where I go read, comment and link up every week!)


The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month

Glass of Glam

My Glittery Heart

Away From the Blue

Robin LaMonte

Fashion Trends and Friends

Ask Suzanne Bell

Fashion Fairy Dust

Beauty By Miss L


Links a la Mode

I Do De Claire

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Walking in Memphis in High Heels and The Fashion Canvas

Shelbee on the Edge

Style Splash

Jenerally Informed

Not Dressed as Lamb


Jersey Girl Texan Heart

Living on Cloud Nine

Rosy Outlook

Seeking Sunshine

Straight A Style Blog

Granola and Grace

The Queen in Between

Coast to Coast

This Blonde Shopping Bag

Is This Mutton

Mix and Match Mama

My Purple World – Oh My Heartsie Girl


A Labour of Life

High Latitude Style

Doused in Pink and Curly Crafty Mom

Good Random Fun


Thursday Moda by Elegance & Mommyhood

My Bijou Life Online 1-Creative Compulsions AND 2-Traffic Jam

North West Mountain Living

A Simply Lovely Life


I also do a Link Party every Friday! Confessions of a Montreal Styling Diva

Sharing a Journey

Shelbee on the Edge

Nancy’s Fashion Style

Lizzie in Lace

Traffic Jam Weekend

Grammy’s Grid (all month long!)


Fine Whatever Blog

16 thoughts on “The Thrifty Six Go Back in Time!

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  1. Lucy, this is seriously the best outfit ever! And then I saw it with the purple leather jacket and it topped itself as the best outfit ever! The colors are so vibrant and filled with joy and the pattern just makes you have to smile! You are so beautiful and brilliant, my friend! Keep shining bright!


    1. And you are my gorgeous style icon!!! Thanks so much for saying all this to me! And to be totally honest with you- this jumpsuit is my absolutely favourite piece in my whole wardrobe. I almost want to wear it for everything- I literally have to control myself lollll! Have a great week xx

  2. Oh, you are KILLING this look, Lucy! I love vintage 70s clothes, and this is the most amazing jumpsuit ever! I had/have (in my giveaway pile) an orange vintage jumpsuit, and now I’m tempted to drag it out and wear it again. I love that purple leather jacket too – is it Danier or an older brand? Curious, as I have a purple vintage leather pencil skirt by Chia that is that exact shade.

    1. Oh Sheila thanks so much!! The jacket is vintage Worthington. I want to see that jumpsuit please!!!!

  3. You look absolutely fabulous Lucy!!! This jumpsuit is so fun and colorful! I love that purple jacket, too. You styled it to perfection.

    Miles of smiles,

  4. The jumpsuit looks so comfortable and I love the bold colors and addition of the jacket, WOW, thank you for sharing on OMHGWW this week! That would be amazing to wear to the women’s club luncheon!!

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