Friday, August 19, 2011

NYC Thriftin': Boxy Tops edition

As promised, here is the first of the "trends" that popped up during our unprecedented fabulous New York Thrifting trip (for Laurie's finds (minus the bitchin' sweatsuit she now lives in) and my "Wild Card" numbers, click here and here)—boxy tops!

Now, boxy tops are rather trendy right now, but it is a trend that I willingly, and happily, partake in. I mean, after all, just check out these jems!

First, the two Laurie passed to me:

A simple blue and white checkered pattern tank. So simple I had to get it. Why not?

The most "unboxy" of the boxy tops. We all agreed this vintage ruffled shirt with woven rectangle detail was something straight out of Girly*'s closet. Laurie deemed it too girly, but I was so smitten with my new misguided serial-killing fashion idol that I went there.

Then we have the tops I grabbed on my own.

Cotton? Check.
Boxy shape? Check.
Plaid print with pretty colors? Check.
Ambiguously long/short sleeves? Check.
Woven detail on the shoulder? CHECK!!!!!!!!

Finally, a "Come to Jesus" woven tunic style top. I love the details and the colors. Yum.

* Girly (1973), originally titled Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly, was a film we watched in NYC. I don't want to ruin it for you, so suffice it to say that it involves a psychosexual entrapment serial killing proper British family from the 1970's. Nuf said.


  1. Girly has been on my Netflix queue for ages. These beautiful boxy tops have inspired me to watch it this weekend. Nice finds! Maybe if I find some sweet deals while in NYC I can show them off here with a post?????

  2. YES YES YES! Of course! And enjoy Girly when you can finally see it. I mean, what am I saying? Of course you will enjoy it. Though it is no Fear.