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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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!

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