A Pre-Loved OOTD Spring 2019

Plaid blazers are still trending so when I saw this one at a thrift store at a whopping $12.99 I snatched it up. I was shopping in an over-sized thrift store in the basement of a large flea market somewhere on Long Island. I don’t drive so I am not super familiar with where everything is, my step brother was driving and we taking my step niece shopping. She was visiting from Paris and wanted to do mostly pre-loved shopping. The day before we went to Williamsburg and hit up Cross Roads, Buffalo Exchange and Beacons Closet. I picked up some great pieces and hope to do a haul video soon on my second hand finds.

Today I am featuring the two pieces I picked up at the thrift store on Long Island. The blazer was priced at $12.99 and is from The Loft. The second piece I picked up was the baguette bag. It is a Franco Sarto and I thought the purple shade was quite pretty. Not the most practical of bags, but so fun and nice to have a bag that you can just tuck under your shoulder. It took a bit of getting use to.

A great pair of basic black slides, always a great addition to one’s wardrobe

I kept trying to push it further back like a larger bag when I realized I did’t have to do this.It was priced at $14.99 but when I got the cash wrap I discovered it was %50 off day so the bag was $7.00 and the jacket was $6.00!

The top is old and is from H&M. The white jeans are from Gap and are supposed to be be high waisted and they do have a rather long zipper. However on me they still fall below my belly button. I have a fairly long torso and this can make shopping for jeans, trousers, jumpsuits and overalls a little challenging. To me these jeans still look a bit like hip huggers. And finally the shoes are also pre-loved. I paid $15 for them and they are from Adrienne Vittadini. A great pair of basic black slides, always a great addition to one’s wardrobe.

So there you have it, a sustainable look that is a combination of shopping my closet and shopping pre-loved. The only thing that is new are the sunnies which are a Chloe knock off. Sun glasses are the one item I still buy via a fast fashion. I don’t spend a lot of money on them because I lose them so easily. Next up will be a look with much more of a summer vibe. But will feature all pre-loved threads and pieces I already own.


Allie founder and creative director for ALLIE NYC

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  1. May 20, 2019 / 5:44 am

    Looking fabulous, babe! xoxo

  2. May 20, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    That sounds like a fun day. I also quite like this outfit. The contrast between the menswear blazer and the romantic lace blouse is stellar.
    Nicely done!

  3. May 20, 2019 / 2:37 pm

    loved that everything is preloved, this lace top is darling.


  4. May 20, 2019 / 3:18 pm

    Yes! You definitely scored a nice deal with the coat. I am over-due for a trip to the thrift store. I love the coat with the lace top. Also, thank you for the awesome comment you left on my page. I hope you had a lovely weekend!
    PerlaGiselle | iamperlita.com

  5. May 20, 2019 / 3:33 pm

    oh loving this look babe! The blazer trend has really been resonating with me lately.


  6. May 20, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    You always find the best bargains Allie! That blazer is so classic and so versatile and this outfit is a great example of how to look chic while being sustainable.

  7. May 20, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    That gorgeous ultra-feminine lace H+M blouse looks phenomenal styled with the black cami, plaid blazer and white Gap jeans.
    Those outfit pieces were amazing bargains. Your shopping excursions sounds like fun.
    You look fabulous, and these outfit photos of you are great!

  8. Lorna
    May 20, 2019 / 5:23 pm

    I love this outfit on you! The net is gorgeous and the shoes!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  9. May 20, 2019 / 8:24 pm

    This outfit is so cute! Definitely loving your mules!

    cabin twenty-four

  10. May 21, 2019 / 12:40 am

    I am in love with this whole outfit and these photos of you are beautiful Allie! You got that blazer for such a good price. Blazers have become my go-to recently and I’ve been looking at adding another one to my wardrobe, but I think I might try finding one at a thrift store this time. And I love the purple baguette bag too.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

  11. May 21, 2019 / 4:02 am

    You found great pieces at such a bargain price! I especially love the top which is insanely cool to me haha. Anyway I just wanted to say that this looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    – Avalon from simplyavalon.blogspot.com

  12. May 21, 2019 / 7:56 am

    This shirt is amazingly beautiful! Loving it <3

    https://SatinOfLux.com | Fashion Blog | by Dessy Markova

  13. May 21, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    You absolutely crushed the sustainable style here, lady- and SO CHIC, too! Love all the texture in this look- really well done.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. May 22, 2019 / 12:12 am

    I love your blazer! Your blouse is gorgeous! Actually, I love your whole ensemble. I’ve never had much luck with thrift shopping but you definitely got a good deal!

    xo, Maria

  15. May 22, 2019 / 3:51 am

    Your outfit is so elegant and cool!!
    I really love your jacket <3


  16. May 22, 2019 / 8:10 am

    The blazer is so nice! I can’t believe how inexpensive it was. I also like your top from h&m a lot, looks so good on you. ♥

    Best, Gilda

  17. May 22, 2019 / 2:53 pm

    Wow, dear Allie, these are truely bargains! How good your step-niece from Paris wanted to buy pre-loved pieces. The blazer is fantastic and also the bag is really cool!
    xx Rena

  18. May 22, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    Wow, this blazer is so cute! I can’t believe you got it for $12.99! Beautiful styling…the outfit is amazing!


  19. May 22, 2019 / 8:06 pm

    Hi Allie
    What a great business you did!! It was a bargain!
    And you look like you had a vintage look!!
    I think its the bag that gives that touch.


  20. May 22, 2019 / 10:35 pm

    I like your shirt 🙂 very nice 🙂

  21. May 22, 2019 / 11:45 pm

    You look beautiful Allie! Love the outift!

  22. Mary Soeiro
    May 23, 2019 / 4:24 pm

    Uau, que look lindíssimo, amei as composição ficou show.


  23. May 23, 2019 / 11:42 pm

    Obsessed with this look! You look fabulous! 🙂

  24. May 24, 2019 / 8:54 pm

    This is a gorgeous plaid blazer and I love how you styled it with a dark top and white jeans. Lovely shoes and bag as well. You look lovely! Very stylish outfit and you get bonus points for being sustainable.

  25. May 28, 2019 / 1:13 am

    I love how well put together your outfit is! Oh man, you got your blazer for such a great price! It looks so much more expensive than $12.99. This is proof that pre-loved clothes are just as good, if not, better because of the bargain. You know how to shop for deals!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  26. May 28, 2019 / 2:36 am

    Lovely classic look dear. Chic black and white combo, the lace top looks pretty with the blazer too.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  27. Cathleen Shattuck
    June 1, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    Great look & great photos!

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