On my day off last week, I was passing a resale boutique in Chelsea (The Thrifty Hog) with a friend and decided to go in. This place was great -- They had new, used & vintage garments and ranged in age from kids to adults; not to mention great home furnishing & decor. We were rummaging through old silly T-Shirts for a while, but I decided to do a little wandering throughout the narrow shop. I came across a small rack of jackets that i started sifting through (let me first start by saying how I have a weird-unaware-now-aware-obsession for jackets & coats) and came across a soft, camel colored overcoat with a label below the collar that read "Made in Italy." The country of origin caught my eye and had to observe it more. I pulled the jacket out, and low-behold, it was a beautiful MaxMara overcoat-- in a size 2! I immediately took it off the rack and ran to a mirror to try it on. (It's an incredible feeling when you put on a beautifully constructed garment such as a MaxMara piece-- let alone in your size.) I walked proudly over to the register where they rang me up -- $38; I nearly fainted. Walking out of the shop, I felt nothing more than a "thrifty hog" by snagging that coat before anyone else could get their tiny paws on it and couldn't be more ecstatic about my new find. Okay, Mother Nature— if you can hear me, now that I’m prepared with my new overcoat, bring on the autumn weather!"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Victoria Tolia (Founder & Editor of Villagecivilian.com) embraces NYC to the fullest. This Jersey born transplant is funky & outspoken and it resonates in her rocker style. She never hesitates to wear what she wants (even if its questionable) and her most colorful outfits will 9 times out of 10 contain something black. Victoria is a workaholic and we're not sure if she sleeps, breathes or eats during fashion week because she is always jumping from one event to the next. We do know for sure that she did consume countless Starbucks drinks, her addiction and passion for caffeine almost (but not quite) completes with her love For Fashion & Editing. Victoria Started Village Civilian in 2012 when she met Nicole Kirsch (head blogger at villagecivilian.com) They share a deep love for fashion, art and pizza .... yes pizza! This obviously is the reason why they live in New York the pizza capital of the world.