2011-09-24

This Week I Thrifted...

red1


Skirt? Thrifted Sweater? Gap, thrifted Belt? Thrifted Necklace? F21

What? A Cashmere/wool skirt. It has no brand label attached but the finishings and the hand of the fabric speak of luxury. And you know I'm fancy...
Where? Talize
How much? $7.99 minus 10% and a donation coupon.
Why? I'm horrible at making big life decisions. I just stew ideas, grind my teeth and turn the same things over and over in my head. So this weekend I went to Talize to think. Maybe that's weird but there is something peaceful to me about searching through racks of potential. Not only did the little thrift trip clear my mind, it was also the most successful thrift trip I've had in over a month. I cleaned up.
This skirt is perfectly on trend with its longer hem and vibrant colour and the quality is top notch. I wish you could feel how soft the material is. It's as soft as Kyle, our softest cat... I now wish you could feel how soft Kyle is. But you'll just have to believe me...

Oh thrifting, thanks for being my therapy... again.

red4


What did you thrift this week?

32 comments :

CC said...

I found a gap army jacket, steve madden flats, a bumblebee costume and roller skates for my little one!

Steph said...

i found some nude canvas pumps, steve madden navy blazer, vintage 80's top, a dress, a great brown clutch and a tye-dye tank which i would normally never buy thrifted but the tags were still on it so i gave because i've just been wanting one. all for $25 total! i hadn't been shopping in a loooooong time and NEVER find good shoes so it was a pretty exciting haul!

http://thebredewegs.blogspot.com

Anjali said...

Found a pair of white wide leg linen pants for $6, a green sweater for $2, a blue wool cardigan(Abercrombie) for $3 and multicolored belt for $2! I'm normally not a trifter, but your blog inspired me to go to my local thrift store this week. I owe you a big Thank you!

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

I just grabbed a giant silk cheetah print scarf and a vintage dress that looks like a classic raincoat and a military flight mechanic's suit had a baby. Trust me, it's fantastic.

Eleanor said...

I haven't been thrifting since the late winter/early spring.
To say I have the "itch" is an understatement.
Especially seeing you show off such a delicious find like that skirt....

Now that I am unemployed, thrifting will be basically my ONLY means of adding anything to my closets.
Let the games begin!

Natalya's Closet said...

Wow, I love the top and skirt you found! Stunning! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

CessOviedo said...

You have such a fantastic eye for thrifting! Love the leopard touch, this combo is real cool!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Jaclyn said...

love each piece!!! ;) I think I have accomplished finding every colored pencil skirt, but NOT red... need!

You are my thrifting soul mate ;)
really love your blog (writing & style)!

jaclyn

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

Some of the most gorgeous thrifted pieces.. ever! That belt is such a steal - and I'm obsessing over the mix of gray and red.
xo

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

Amazing finds! I am so jealous of your thrifting skills. I went thrifting once this week and scored absolutely nothing.

Ragazza said...

Hey, u r a true fashion blogger. Congrats on ur great photos :).
would u mind following each other? :)
visit me :)
http://myfashionworld-ragazza.blogspot.com/

Courtney said...

Wow this is amazing! You go girl!
I love this skirt--it's perfect :)
Can't wait to see you wear it!

Courtney
I Can Be Many Things

Terri said...

Thrifting is therapy. I've been feeling off since the big wedding last weekend and insisted that we go thrifting today. We did, no great finds (except Hulk Hands for the grandson), but I am back to normal. Beautiful skirt!

Lisa said...

love the color of this skirt paired with the gray sweater and leopard belt. i have thrifted anything this week because i haven't discovered any good thrift shops in my area. it's on my to do list though! great find! congrats

Nikki said...

This skirt is beautiful :) great find! x

Leslie aka "MissusSmartyPants" said...

Good finds! Love the skirt and sweater...however putting that belt w/ it is fabulous!

Leslie
http://missussmartypants.blogspot.com/

Kinsey said...

This outfit is so cute, and even on a figure looks like you!

briannelee said...

Pretty! Love it!

wardrobeexperience said...

gorgeous thrift finds!!! grey and red - did i saw the same coloures in the last post as well?!

no time for thrifting this week, went on a flea market yesterday... found a pair of black vintage boots, a pair of two tone shoes, a flared skirt, a decorated over sized straw bag and some other pieces...

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Rachel said...

Well, after all your posts with the red blazer I found my own - a vintage Oscar de la Renta for $2.50. I also got a great high-waisted skirt, strappy BCBG heels and a pair of Anne Klein boots.

Genny said...

I am always so inspired by your thrifting abilities ... I get SO frustrated whenever I go into a thrift store that I vow to never do it again. And then I read your posts and decide I should give it one more shot. Thanks for the continued inspiration!!

Lindsey A. Turner said...

Thrifting is like therapy! Great finds! I like how you were able to put a whole outfit together!

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

I find a lot of awesome vintage wool skirts... but I feel like I need to bring them to a tailor to have them fit me better. I also need to have my legs surgically enhanced to be longer. Because below the knee + midget legs = just not flattering.

tomorrowneverknowsfashion said...

And my 'what i thrifted' post is coming this week ;)

Taimi - TaimiToGetDressed said...

A Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress! I am not super into labels but I am really proud of this one. It's really unique and well-made. A little bit small but I'm going to make it work.

Dara said...

LOVE this entire outfit- what great finds! A couple of weeks ago I found a DKNY navy moto-jacket (brand new) and a vintage Pollini cross-body bag...I was a happy girl that day! :)

Rachel said...

I love this! Good finds! I'm going thrifting with a couple friends tomorrow. It is a fun activity for me too.

<3 Rachel
http://www.dressupsandmessups.wordpress.com

atlantanative said...

That skirt is a killer find! Love the combo you've put together here. My most recent awesome thrift find is a Paul Smith blazer for $5 at Salvation Army. It fits me perfectly and is of exceptional quality!

AfternoonAbbey said...

I don't comment on blogs often, but I wanted to share my latest thrift find with someone who would appreciate it. I found a lemon yellow skirt for $3 at my local thrift store. The yellow was a bit bright for the season to come so I bought some fabric dye in "sunshine orange". Now I have a fabulous golden yellow skirt for only $6 total and some dye for stock pile!

the rusty artichoke said...

http://transformedbydesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/this-week-i-thrifted.html

a better week than most! ;) guess you inspired me...

Roxy said...

A pair of Theory tweed wide leg pants for 7.99 (!!!), 3 pairs of Banana Republic and club monaco pants for 8.99 each, and a silk Banana Republic jersey top. Thank you, person in my size who donated so much of your wardrobe to Value Village!

Anonymous said...

Brokersring.com - Learn how to turn $500 into $5,000 in a month!

[url=http://www.brokersring.com/]Make Money Online[/url] - The Secret Reveled with Binary Option

Binary Options is the way to [url=http://www.brokersring.com/]make money[/url] securely online