Almost a year ago, I made a series of videos showing everything I bought vs everything I left behind during a thrift trip. Let's revisit those finds, see if I have any regrets and see what's still in my closet a year later.
Everything I Didn't Buy
Striped Button Down
I still think this is a really cute top, but I can see why I left it. Button downs and I don't always get along and even now I'm thinking I wish it had a little more length in the arms and at the waist.
Yellow/Green Button Down
Again with the button downs. While I love wearing certain yellows, I don't see myself reaching for this shade often.
Blue Button Down
What was it with me and button downs this day?! I do like this button down a lot more. It's got the looser fit I want and I think it's a cute, timeless style. However, that hole sealed the deal then and it seals the deal now. NEXT!
I tried this one on for fun and I remember it being surprisingly comfortable, but I stand by my decision to pass.
I remember liking this top and thinking it was a great color. Giving strong "jester" vibes with those sleeves, but not necessarily in a bad way. I could see myself wearing this in an office setting, but that's not my life so still pass.
White Button Down
I'm a little surprised I didn't get this because I'm a sucker for a good white top, but I'm also happy I didn't because I now have others in my closet I know I like better and would wear more.
Also surprised this one was a no. I love plaid and I can appreciate cute ruffle accents. What I was thinking then is probably the same thing I'm thinking now: "2015-2018 Mariah would've loved this." It's not really what I wear anymore.
If I have any regrets, it's this blue turtleneck. I think the color is stunning and I really love how far up the pearl buttons go on the sleeve. If I found this while thrifting now, I'd probably get it.
Big nope on this one then and now. It's fun, but not me, I'd have to iron it every time I washed it, and that plunging v-neck is completely impractical for me.
I can see the disappointment on my face with this dress and I remember how cute it was on the hanger and what I hoped it would look like on me. It was totally shapeless and doing me no favors. Still a pretty pattern and colors.
Everything I Bought
This was a little snug when I tried it on and it was a little snug when I gave it away months later. I still love that tiny floral pattern, but the off-the-shoulder style was really annoying to wear in such a small size.
Heather Gray Top
I still have this and it's still very comfy and cozy, but I mostly wear it as pjs.
Cream Button Down
This is still in my closet and I still really like it. I always have certain expectations for what it will look like on and I don't know that it ever looks how I think it will in my head, but I do still wear it.
Did I know this was a sports shirt when I bought it? Absolutely. Is that why I bought it? Absolutely not. I'm gonna level with you...I don't care about any sports AT ALL. Sorry. Why get it then? Because I love the style of baseball-Tee's and it had an H on it (my last name). Yes, I know exactly how stupid that sounds. I only intended to wear it as pjs and around the house, but it did make its way onto my social media a couple times and I kept getting people cheering for the Astros in my comments so I re-donated it out of fear that I'd eventually get caught as a fraud baseball-lover. I just couldn't live the lie anymore.
This was a Madewell top and I don't think there's anything wrong with it, but I don't think there's anything special about it either. I never wear it, but it's still in the back of my closet.
The only vintage piece I found this day and the only item I stand behind 1000%. I adore this dress. It's really well-made and very comfortable. It makes me wish I did still work in an office because I'd wear it all the time. I don't wear it terribly often, but I do wear it.
Looking back and reevaluating my choices on this thrift trip from the past has been kind of eye opening for me. I know my style has evolved over the last year, but it's really interesting to see just how many of my "yes's" I don't like anymore and have already gotten rid of. I think this is going to make me a lot more critical and picky on my next thrift trip because I really do want to be buying pieces that add value to my closet and have some amount of longevity.