Monday, July 18, 2011

Thrifting



I love to thrift shop, specifically for my wardrobe. 
There is nothing better than hunting around and finding that somethin' somethin' you've always had your eye on, knowing it was hard to get or too expensive in the first place.


(Snaps of my full little closet!  New, thrifted, vintage, funky, colourful, black and white...it's all in there...)


My latest thrifting expedition landed me a fab pair of Gap denim capris ($2.50), a boho-style brown suede Danier leather jacket ($10), a brand new pair of Keds sneakers ($5...normally about $50)
and these 7 For All Mankind Jeans ($3.00):


Now, I knew that 7 For All Mankind Jeans were not cheap, but $175 regular price?  Oh.

But my absolute favourite find this go around was for my wee girl...



I had this book as a kid and passed it on for someone else to enjoy.  I put it on Nat's library list of books to purchase for her and was super pleased to get a mint condition copy for no more than 50 cents.  Score.

Do you thrift?

8 comments:

Modern Crush said...

You are an amazing shopper!! I for one never have as good of luck...

I love richard scarry!! Those books were so important to us as kids!!


xo!

sulu-design said...

I just scored a great pair of jeans and a gorgeous wool sweater for a total of $12. I try not to go into the thrift store too often 'cause I end up with stuff I don't need, but I love going to a thrift store when I need something in particular. It always feels good to find just what I need there.

Lora said...

Richard Scarry was always my favorite as a kid. My mom would play "I Spy" with the illustrations and that could last for hours!

tosha said...

i LOVE thrift shopping!! i scored a few awesome items a couple weeks ago.. lookin' to go back for more REAL soon.. heh heh..

Fashion for Breakfast said...

I love to thrift, but i've never been as lucky as you have been right there!

My latest thrifts include two cashmere sweaters originally priced at $1,800 together and I got them for about $180!

windyar said...

Oh man! I love thrift shops for the same reason. It's just nice to wander and look at the stuff. And it's a bit like treasure hunting. Cuz there are a lot of crappy things but when you actually DO find something good, you feel satisfied. I also found buy books, because in my country there aren't a lot of english books and I love english literature.

Megan said...

I think it is so cool that you shop at thrift stores! There is one that is close to my house so during the summer I bought a dress for about $2 (it was in horrible shape) but I loved the print and the style. I took it home and after a couple hours of cutting, sewing, and ripping out the shoulder pads I made a beautiful totally retro dress that all my friends love!
I also bought a real Gucci shoulder bag from the same store for only $1. I always brag about my awesome deals at thrift stores!

AshyO.o said...

I Thrift All The Time, I Love Vintage So Thrifting Is A Great Idea, And its So Cheap