Thursday, March 12, 2015

// #thriftstylethursday // Thrift Haul

When I saw the theme for this week of Recent Thrift Haul or Favorite Thrift Scores (thank you Zhenya of Being Zhenya for the awesome theme!!!), I thought, this will be a breeze ...I'll pick out my favorite thrift scores, photograph, post and be on time! For once. But then life happens, as it always does, and here I am posting late. BUT (BIG BUT) I have some pretty amazing scores to share with you today! And better late than never :). I actually will share what I've thrifted this week. My local thrift stores both tend to go through their half off sales, bag sales, then close to restock within the same week, so this week everything is stocked and new...well, you know what I mean.

To start, check out this Danish modern (but vintage ;) lol) sewing chest I picked up for $35! It sells at a much higher price point online.


It is totally relevant to this 'fashion' post because I'll be filling it with all of my sewing/refashioning tools! But on to the wearables...


Now, these booties are a lesson in thrifting...and they fall under the 'don't's. They are my size, felt ok in the thrift store, and I figured I couldn't go wrong since they were practically new and oh so cute! But the heel is higher than I normally wear and one day at work and I could barely walk. So, yeah. Fail. Major fail. I look for these kind of booties religiously, but not being able to get to the bigger thrift stores makes it difficult (read impossible). Oh well. You win some, you lose some. Moving on!


This H&M tunic/dress will be perfect for spring paired with a leather belt with oversized buckle and this cute vintage woven purse. Just look at the texture in the woven sides! Can't wait to throw this on with a pair of sandals ;). This look cost $10.66.


Next up are these three midi skirts. I'm sooooo beyond excited about the black one which is a silk pleated skirt! Perfect for the pleated skirt to dress refashion I've been dying to do. The denim skirt is super soft and just needs the elastic in the waist replaced. It'll be highwaisted and the pockets are so cute! The floral skirt with heart buttons is made in Germany and may be vintage...at least it looks vintage. I'll have to research it, but it is perfection :). I spent $18 on the 3.


Next up some open cardigans for wearing over outfits at work and a white cable knit sweater that is light enough for spring and still spotless. Just the right amount of oversized in all three. They cost $14 for the 3.


And then I picked up a couple of yards of fabric...one a pink lace, and the other a magenta/maroon knit. $3.50 is all they cost me and I can't wait to make them into something amazing!


I've been purging like crazy with clothes that I've grown out of (either too small or too big) and whittling away at my wardrobe to fit my style, so I'm excited to refresh with a few of these pieces. Hope you enjoyed this peek at my haul and now it's time to take a look at what all the other ladies are sharing!





Peace,
Andrea

14 comments:

  1. Amazing haul! I am super impressed with that sewing table! And I have that same H&M tunic - Zhenya actually thrifted it for me for the swap! So you just gave me a style idea for it!

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    1. Crazy! I am really looking forward to wearing it, and may do so tomorrow for work ;) I'll post pics on instagram when I do, then you can post how you style it! Twinsies ;)

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  2. The shoes may have been a mistake, but that sewing box is to die for! I've been looking for one forever, and I just can't bring myself to spend even what I see on ebay. $35? Sheesh, that's awesome! Can't wait to see what you do with the black skirt and the pink lace!

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    1. Yeah, I didn't even think twice about paying the $35. I just said, Here, I want this! I can't wait to see what I do with those pieces either! ;) It's just a matter of getting to it...

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  3. What great deals. I love everything, including the shoes/boots. Hurry, hurry the refashions!

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    1. Finally getting a refashion ready :) Though not of these items yet....soon!

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  4. The wooden chest is such a beauty and a great find. I'm amazed that anyone would want to sell it!

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    1. Right? It was donated to the thrift store, so I imagine it was clearing out a family member's home? Anyhow, I am lucky and glad :)

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  5. This was definitely worth the wait. Isn't it amazing how sometimes you can't find anything and then others...what a score!
    I feel you on the booties. That would be my story too. The silk skirt had my ears pricked. I do love silk. And of course we are all agog at the sewing table. Perfection!

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    1. I really hope the silk skirt redo turns out...it would be a shame to lose as it is actually nice as it is! Hmm, I'll have to consider and plan carefully :).

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  6. Great finds! And are those your trims in the box, wrapped around the clothespins? What a super idea - just what I needed for my jumble - thanks!

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    1. Yes, I saw the idea of clothes pins for organization on Pinterest ;) Easy to unwrap what you need and keep the rest stored in some order.

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  7. I want that sewing chest!! Such a beauty!!!

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    1. Isn't it? So in love, and so lucky!

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