Friday, March 27, 2015

// #thriftstylethursday // Thrift Swap & Giveaway

I'm pretty excited about today's post, guys. Martyna, one of us Thrift Style Thursday girls who blogs over at Spoolish, had an idea a little while back to set up a swap between us. We'd go thrifting on a budget for our partner, throw in a few extra special gifts and send off our packages after having styled the pieces we chose. I'll start with the items I chose for my partner: Martyna!

She specifically requested long sleeved t-shirts and cute dresses. I was able to find two long sleeved t-shirts in a soft heathered maroon and a soft gray and white polka dot. No luck on the dresses, but I did come across this fun animal print body con skirt that I thought would look awesome on her.


After a bit of playing around, I came up with these three flat lays to style each piece. The first is nice and comfy: long sleeved t-shirt with a black and white scarf, boyfriend jeans and some Chucks. The next look is definitely girls' night out (or date night) with a lacy black top, statement necklace, dangly earrings, and some sparkly heels. Last, but not least is another comfy but cute look: polka dot t-shirt, long necklace, dangly earrings, cutoff jean shorts and beaded mocs.


Can't wait to see how Martyna styles these pieces!!! Now, for my package. First off, Martyna is ridiculously good at this kind of thing and included little notes with super sweet and useful extras :) These buttons are AMAZING and I can't wait to put them to use! Seriously?! Holy Mother of Pearl ;)


She also included some pretty envelopes for my crafting, some of her favorite teas (which I immediately made use of because they arrived when I was sick), and a note sharing a little about each piece. Then, today, I saw this on the back of her card...P.S. Want to be pen pals? YES!!!


Then, there's this. It's a totally cool vintage pillow case that she's been hanging onto thinking she'd make it into something. But now I get to make it into something for both of us!


Ok, to the clothes. The first piece is this bright pink Tommy Hilfiger button-up. I decided to go with the preppy feel of this top and paired it with my diy ombre dyed skirt and a pair of gray and pink flats. Something about the pink top and navy striped skirt just works for me!


The next piece is this floral cardigan. Now, I love me a cardigan, and pretty much anything floral makes me happy. I paired it with this casual jersey knit dress in charcoal gray, and kept the same shoes on because they matched nicely :)


Talk about a happy mail day when this kind of package comes your way...want one of your own? We are hosting a giveaway in which FOUR, yes four, lucky readers will win a thrifted look picked by us! Want to enter? Here's the info...


You can enter up to 36 times by following the participating ladies on any or all forms of their social media. So get to it! We are excited to try out our thrifting skills on some of you :).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now that you've entered, make sure to check out my swap partner, and all the others' posts! Here's a list to make it easier :)


My partner: Martyna of Spoolish
Carissa of Carissa Knits and Miche of Buttons and Birdcages
Zhenya of Being Zhenya and Beth of Bethie the Boo
Kristi of Delightfully Kristi and Brittany of The B Life
Peace,
Andrea

17 comments:

  1. Holy Mother of Pearl is that ever the cutest floral cardigan EVER! So, SO cute! I can't wait to see what you do with the pillowcase... :)

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    1. I can't wait to see what I do with the pillowcase too! ;) haha, still thinking some things up on that, but I have a rough idea. And the cardigan is every so cute.

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  2. I *love* the pink shirt and striped skirt! Martyna did a great job shopping for you!

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    1. I love that look more than I expected to! Not my go to color, but I think I may need to make an exception, for sure :)

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  3. I absolutely LOVE the dress with the floral cardigan! Oh my goodness, it looks fabulous on you Andrea!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy! I love that dress...so versatile and comfy! And thrifted ;)

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  4. She totally nailed your style. Love it all. I thrift because...I get the same amount of satisfaction (or more), and it saves me moolah. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Glad you liked this post! She totally got me, which is awesome!!! Thrifting is actually more satisfying to me as well...cheaper, of course, but I feel more creative too as I have a limited choice and have to think outside the box on how I can make different pieces work! So. Much. Fun!

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  5. I am the cardigan queen. However, your new cardigan is probably the cutest one I have seen... I thrift for all the same reasons. More choices.

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    1. I have actually been slimming down my cardigan collection as I've stopped wearing them as often...feels good though to whittle down to what I really need/love. :)

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  6. I thought I had left a comment but... The reason I thrift is because of people like you and blogs like this. You inspire to see what can be new from the old!

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    1. Yay! So glad you find inspiration here :) Love to hear from readers who are of common mind!

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  7. I love all of the stuff you and Martyna sent each other! Plus, I love how you've styled what you got - the skirt and shirt combo is sooo cute and that floral cardigan is perfect for spring!! Yippee, this swap was so fun, I can't wait for more! PS. As one of Martyna's pen pals, I can say she is an AWESOME pen pal! ;)

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    1. I am excited to start since my last pen pal was in high school? Middle school? I can't even remember. Yay for swaps! Can't wait for more :)

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  8. I love finding cool items. I enjoy the hunt of thrifting and sharing my neat finds with family and friends.

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    1. I'm with you Holly! Those are some of my reasons as well :)

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