When my brother suggested a few weekends ago that we boat up the Connecticut River to Cedar Circle Farm, tie off on their dock, and walk across the fields for some freshly pressed cider and donuts, it sounded like the best idea in the world. All those childhood books about river living (Mr. Toad & Ratty, hello) came rushing back and now it seems like a really good life goal to live on a river, get a little boat, and only shop at places that have docks. It’s doable, right?
I’ve had some amazing thrifting luck recently, including but not limited to: an Hermès scarf, a Ralph Lauren Collection hacking jacket (size 2!), fancy Italian velvet smoking slippers, Morgenthal Frederics horn sunglasses (seriously, what?), Lanvin ballet flats & brand new LL Bean driving mocs.
I’ll be keeping an eye out for: tiny tux jackets (check the boys section!), good white poplin shirts, cobalt everything, leopard, chunky gold accessories, signet rings. Also, bright silk shirts, bucket bags, and d’Orsay shoes – all big in the 80s, so super possible to thrift. I’m pretty burnt out on my lazy rural uniform of striped tees and jeans, so here’s some inspiration for my thrift store crawls this fall.