Yesterday, my husband and I played tourist and visited Historic Cold Spring Village in Cape May, NJ.


Cold Spring Village recreates an 1800’s town with 27 buildings on 30 acres housing demonstrations on domestic life, craftspeople, a one-room school house, tavern and other early American buildings.


All but one of the 27 historic buildings were moved from various locations in Cape May and Cumberland Counties in New Jersey and fully restored.


We saw the blacksmith, bookbinder, basket weaver and other craftspeople plying their trade. We also saw demonstrations on cookery and domestic life in the 1800’s.


The Village also has an 8-acre organic farm complex.


I dressed for the heat in white Charter Club shorts, a lacy Arianne tank top and Francesca overblouse, all thrifted. I think the total cost of this outfit (not including the sandals) was $9.00. Talk about frugal fashion! The thong sandals are Rockports that I’ve had for several years.


Here is an up-close of the top underneath. Isn’t the lace beautiful? Please excuse my VBL (visible bra line)!


Today, I’m linking up with Patti from Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. Thank you for joining me on my frugal fashion journey! Please follow me here, on Bloglovin’ and/or on Instagram! And please feel free to comment — I’d love to know what you think!