Saturday, April 4, 2015

April Thrift Scores: Part I

Yeah, I know, we're like four days in and I'm posting about the month's thrift scores already. I just can't help it! I loved these finds so much, I just had to share...so, we'll call this post Part 1. ;)  My first thrift purchase of the month was actually a pair of running shorts that I nabbed for $3. But, I haven't gotten a pic yet, and wouldn't you know, they fall into the same color way as these next few items!!! Sometimes I just shop by color scheme (unconsciously...subconsciously? who knows?) and it works for me. Let's take a gander at what I found.


To start, I almost didn't grab this magenta top. And now, I'm soooo glad I did! It's a comfy rayon Gap slouchy T that is my favorite shade of pink. Love it! It was $4. The floral leggings are actually not thrifted, but were on clearance (+ an additional % off) at Anthropologie, and I just wanted them! They cost under $18 and are for working out...or lounging around the apartment ;). This silk skirt is an incredible shade of red-orange and only cost $3, AND is just my size. It will definitely work a bit better as I take on some rays (in safe dosages, of course) but I paired it with the t-shirt because it is the color combo of those running shorts I mentioned earlier! They're patterned and don't come across as loud, but super cute!


Ok. Now, this dress. What can I say? It's silk, to start...lining and all. It feels sooooo good! It's purple! One of my fave colors for special occasions. It's my size! It fits like a dream, and though not pictured here, has a deep V back which is uber flattering. It's Christian Siriano! How fun to find a new designer who has had such success after his debut on Project Runway a few years back! It was $25 and more than I normally spend on one item, but oh so worth it! Can't wait to wear this :)


What's funny about these next two, is that one fits in with the overall color scheme, and one doesn't. Guess which one I'm not loving...the one that doesn't! I don't know what it is, but even though the striped top is flattering, sitting next to all of that color isn't helping. The floral top is an XL and needs to be refashioned, but I'm thinking a cute summer tank top might be perfect. Both were $3 apiece.

That's the haul so far, though I'm not sure I'll be back thrifting for at least 2-3 more weeks. Trying to spread my trips out a bit more and buy less each time. I've got loads to donate and a refashion pile to still to work through, so I'm hoping to keep to my limits.

How about you? Thrifted anything you love recently? What have been your best scores? I'd love to hear your stories :)

Happy Thrifting!
Andrea

6 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea! I've been enjoying your blog a lot. You have so many great thrift store finds and wonderful upcycling ideas! I have been putting together outfits at Goodwill stores and posting the results on my blog. Check this one out - I put together a pretty good looking faux Chanel ensemble that I think you will appreciate.
    http://penelopecakefashion.blogspot.com/2015/02/couture-fashion-from-goodwill.html

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    1. Ooo, can't wait to see! Thank you for sharing your blog with me, and I'm so glad you've been enjoying mine, Penelope :)

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  2. Nice things ... the purple dress is gorgeous - love the gathered bodice!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny, I'm obsessed!!! :-p

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  3. Very very lovely colours! The bold jewel tones of both the dress and that Gap shirt are so sweet and fit you perfectly! Love the thrift haul, Andrea! I feel inspired now! :)

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    1. Yay! Go forth and thrift! ;) I'm loving the colors after such a long drab winter...

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