Confession time: I broke one of my personal do not thrift for rules. In the past, I have avoided looking for bathing suits at the thrift store. This is mainly because I have just never ever found a complete set of one that I like. Call me a quitter. Actually, don't. 1) It's not nice and 2) it is not longer true.
This weekend, I was in the really-stinking-toasty city of St. Louis for a family reunion. I was at the pool washing away my heat stroke and noticed many of the girls wearing bikinis with mismatching tops & bots. I asked my fashionable cousin (second cousin? first cousin once-removed? fourth cousin twice-removed and thrice-replaced? I dunno. You know how family reunions go.) who was rocking the same look and she told me that this is how it's done in 20-11.
Some fads I have a hard time accepting. Best example=harem pants from 2009. I'm just not down with the I-just-took-a-dump-in-my-pants look:
image via I Heart Thread Bared
While a mismatching bikini is something that I'm still not totally sure I love, I am definitely hopping on this fad-train because it is one trend that I know I can thrift. Check it:
J. Crew Bikini Top: $2.50 @ St. Vincent De Paul in Cincinnati
Don't worry, I have plans to thrift for bottoms as well.
Ally Salutes: Real Women of Genius
Today we salute you, Miss Mismatched Bikini Wearer.
Any girl can wear clothing that matches, but it takes real guts to look like you got dressed in the dark.
How do you feel about mismatched swimwear?