Wednesday, March 30, 2011

thifting obsession

Friends, I cannot stop my latest addiction.
Brook and I hit up our favorite thrift store again on Saturday and I spent every dollar in my wallet. Four hours later I was treasure hunted out, but check out my latest scores:

a dress by Mustard Seed.
i love the zipper, gathered waistline and the rolled up sleeves.

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Kenneth Cole blazer that is a tad big, but I might wear Kendi style with either the sleeves rolled up, or scrunched.

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H&M blazer. This kind of reminds me of a marching band uniform. Which is awesome because I didn't go to a real school and never could be that nerd-tastic until now.
H & M military blazer

this Ann Taylor Loft cropped blazer (I supplied the vintage gold button)
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a Poetry tunic
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belt with an awesome buckle
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and my fav: a beautiful soft leather Sigrid Olsen handbag in perfect condition.

I've always been the kind of girl who buys a $30 purse, uses it every day for a year and throws it away for a new one. I'm just not a purse person.
But I can already tell after using this purse, that I'll never buy a really cheap one again.

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Some thrifting notes:

The disadvantage of the particular store we visit is that there are no fitting rooms.
So our #1 rule is to dress in flip-flops, leggings, and a tank top.
Rule #2 is to look out for items to re-sell, to make up some of the money I spent on myself.

Whatever I buy that I don't like, doesn't fit or doesn't work for whatever reason I've put up for sale on my eBay account, with a few other trinkets.

9 comments:

Layla said...

WOW. You hit the jackpot, especially with that purse! I used to thrift all the time...in high school, I flat out refused to wear anything new (or from that decade), even my prom dress was from the 50's. I really miss it and need to get back into it, but Atlanta isn't so great in the thrift department.

steph c said...

You're amazing at thrifting.. I am in love with that first dress and the yellow bag!! Kinda jealous right now ;)

KatieB, aka Miss Magic said...

Dang girl, you killed it with the thrifting finds! I am jealous. I always get skeeved out by used clothes, and, I get annoyed having to sift through things. I need to get over this though - there are clearly tons of awesome finds to be found!

Laura @ Wine and Cheese, Please said...

Man, when I've hit up the thrift stores here it's mostly just total junk!

Amanda said...

Oh, wow! You got some super cute stuff! I haven't been thrift store shopping for clothes in a while because I'm totally broke, but I have a store really close to me that I love!

bekapaige said...

That is amazing!!! What a bag- and I looooove that dress! Gorgeous - and you will look fantastic in it. I wish I had such great skill at thrifting!

Anna said...

i dig the marching band jacket!

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

Wow, you've found some great stuff! I love the jackets!

Tiffany said...

Great finds! Love the marching band style jacket!

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