I love the word quintessential. It's such a fashionista word. I just had to use it. So anyway, I absolutely love this woman's style. It's so "me". I love thrifted clothing. I thrifted for my entire wardrobe at one point but these days I haven't been doing much of it. I think 2008 is the year to really do it. Think of all the money I'll save! There is such a depth to layering old and new pieces with unexpected accessories and patterns and colors. Playing with vintage patterns, knits, and color with that effortless look can be a challenge but when it's right, it's OH SO RIGHT.