Photo by Colby Ware, Special to The Baltimore Sun
August 19, 2011
Kate Scheuttinger, 26, proves that you don't have to be a shopping fanatic to show your style. In fact, this "put-together hippie" hardly shops at all. "I will only go to thrift stores, Goodwill, Salvation Army and friends' [cast-offs]. I don't know when the last time was I went to a store-store." Case in point? The outfit the Butcher's Hill resident had on at Talara, marking the end of one job -- as a nurse at the House of Ruth -- and the beginning of another in Boston. The charcoal cotton Lux tunic and navy, rust and cream Free People tiered skirt were a couple of pieces Scheuttinger fished out of a bag a friend of hers was going to take to Goodwill. She found her tan leather espadrille wedges at a yard sale in Roxbury, Mass. She borrowed the oxidized silver bangle from her sister, and she found her silver knot bracelet in the sand on a beach. Her brown skinny belt came from the Dumptique, a free thrift shop in Martha's Vineyard. Her watch was her father's. And her dog tag was her grandmother's. "It's from World War II. She was a Red Cross nurse. So I always wear it." Her mother gave her the straw Etienne Aigner bag. The big silver ring is the only thing she bought at a regular retailer, which was Maja in Fells Point.