Going Grey // The Thursday Thrift

corduroy dress

Miley Cyrus brand shirt

This is my last Thursday Thrift post for the year, everyone, can you believe it?  It really seems like just yesterday when I started making this a regularly occurring topic.  For my last thrift inspired outfit post of 2013, I have for you a grey-ish striped shirt.

I am seriously lacking in the shirt department so I am always on the look out for them, and I found this one at a yard sale a few months back.  The first thing I saw when I got the shirt was the nonexistent short sleeves.  How can this be, you might be wondering, this shirt looks like it has long sleeves to me?  Well, it does have long sleeves, and that is just because I didn’t chop them off once I got home like I originally intended.

I dislike long sleeves so much that I hardly own any – sweaters, cardigans, and undershirts not included.  The very few that I do buy, don’t keep their length very long.  In fact the only reason this shirt still has sleeves that reach below my elbows is because I’ve been too busy sewing dresses lately to care about changing threads and hemming shirts.

I think after wearing it today with sleeves, I just might want to keep it how it is.  I don’t know, but it seems to work with this dress and I just might find that I want my arms covered without the use of a sweater one day.  The shirt is thin, so I shouldn’t have to worry about feeling hot and stuffy, which is how I normally feel with long sleeves, and if they bother me enough, I could always scrunch them up.

Why I don’t feel so irritated with the arm length of sweaters and cardigans, I don’t know, I guess I just expect them to be that way, and if I want I can always remove them.  Ah, it is probably because I am not just picky about my shoes, I am finding that I am picky about a lot of other things as well, shirts included!

Surely I am not the only one who doesn’t like long sleeves, or turtlenecks, or slouchy pants, or… I will stop there.  How about you, is there something you just can’t stand to wear, or won’t wear?

winter corduroyShirt – Miley Cyrus (thrifted) || Dress – Lost (Marshall’s) || Shoes – Simple || Necklace – made by me

Thanks for reading along, and I appreciate all of your kind comments and responses.  Please come back next year and read some more about my thrifted finds – these posts will still be the first and third Thursday of the month.  Also, should you be so inclined, feel free to participate.  Leave your link in a comment or tag your post #ThursdayThrift so I can find you and add a link here so others can see what great things can be found second hand.

I don’t just write about thrifted clothes either, so stop on by the blog at any time to read about what else I might have to say, whatever it may be.  Have a great weekend everyone!


*Linking up with:  Three-fer Thursday, Favorite Fashion Friday, Fashion Item Friday and Passion for Fashion.


11 thoughts on “Going Grey // The Thursday Thrift

  1. naimstephanie13 January 9, 2014 — 5:01 am

    Love everything about this outfit! I had that same long sleeve,not sure what happened to it though. Also like all the new styles of boots.

    1. Thanks! The boots are all great, I find that I need a nice, everyday pair of black ones now. 😉

  2. I love this dress. So cute! The Favorite Fashion Friday link up is back tomorrow. Hope to see you there!
    Penniless Socialite
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  3. Awh, another awesome thiftaholic here. Whahooo! Great boots! I also host a Blog Hop on Friday. Come on over and see and join and all that! ♥

    1. Why thank you! I will definitely stop on by, thanks for the invite. 🙂

  4. Haha I’m glad you resisted the urge to snip those sleeves off because it looks so adorable like that! It matches your dress perfectly 🙂

    xo Marlen
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    1. It really did end up being a perfect match for the dress. I am glad I kept the sleeves too.

  5. ari @ whatarisaid December 19, 2013 — 10:45 am

    What a fun find, I really like this outfit! Totally something I would wear!

    1. Thank you. And the dress is corduroy, which I love!

  6. You look fantastic!

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