2012-01-14

This Week I Thrifted...

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Dress? I.B. Diffusion, thrifted Necklaces? Antique market

What? Wool/Acrylic blend dress
Where? Value Village (yeah... I keep going back...)
How much? $4
Why? I thrifted this dress recently on a quick trip to Value Village. I had done a fast scan of my favourite areas and I was about to try on a dress, when I saw a really stylish girl coming out of the change room. I saw her put stuff back on the return rack and I knew I had to check her rejects. The minute she was out of sight, I totally bee-lined it to her section of returns and found a veritable thrift gold mine. I bought this dress, a leather skirt and cape/vest thingy just from what she left behind. How's that for a thrift tip? Follow people whose style you admire (at a respectable distance, you creep...) and wait for their left-overs...

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What did you thrift this week?

27 comments :

briannelee said...

Hahahaha, great tip. I knew people were stalking me at the thrift stores;)

I LOVE that dress.

Terri said...

It's a great dress! I've done the very thing you did, but hey, I thought this was a TOP SECRET strategy!

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

haha, what a way to find the best things! I adore the dress :) x

Anonymous said...

I do this same thing! And I check return racks first -- that's how I found my DvF wrap dress.

newpetite said...

LOL! I have done that before n have to really watch out so that others are not trying to do what you are doing ;-)
Gorgeous dress and necklaces!

The Daily Fashionista said...

I haven't thrifted anything this week!! Isn't that the saddest!! But last week I came away from the thrift store with a couple of dresses new with tags, a Jcrew skirt (new) and a Ralph Lauren skirt (new) and all for $20!! That made my day.

Outside Looking In said...

Wow, I love this dress and necklace! I thrifted 5 summer dresses in 20 mins. I posted about them earlier this week. Come take a look if you want.

www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

melody-mae said...

I am still snickering to myself about your cute thrift tip!!!! :) I went twice this week. and scored some slouchy hats, a striped cardigan, dress, skirt (ruffly one that is too big but I plan to fix) and the best ever...a mustard colored sweater jacket! Yowza!

Wendy said...

Love this feature you do! What a great dress- and thanks for the creeper tip! haha
I recently thrifted an amazing wool dress with lotsa gold buttons, check it out here on my blog.

Linley said...

what a great find! and i love that chain necklace!! i need to head to the thrift store stat!

Megan Muller said...

You paid $4 for that dress! OH my god I have to try thrifting. You are seriously the master!

Meg
@MissMegasaurus
www.glamoroushustle.com

The Suburb Experiment said...

I can't stay away from Value Village, either. I found some insane 60s dresses that I have no clue when or where I can even wear them. But they're amazing in their 60s-ness.

Jenn

Natasha Fatah said...

Hi! I just got back form New York City, and half the stuff I picked up was thrifted. Have a look, what do you think?
http://natashafatah.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-i-bought-in-new-york-city.html

xoxo
Natasha

.Candy. said...

woooweee!!! very interesting find! can't wait to see this gorgeous dress on you!




http://intoxicatedchameleon.blogspot.com

Stella said...

You're in an abusive relationship w/Value Village :P But it is a nice dress!

Kendall said...

haha I do this too!! although someone did this to ME and I put back this beautiful angora sweater - the moment she picked it up I died inside.

his_girl_friday said...

This week I thrifted several brooches (in pursuit of perfecting a sexy schoolmarm look). .

Dana said...

I'm SO the stalker in the thrift store too, but it pays off! Although last week I got caught. I must say it was quite embarrassing, but the woman happily handed me a few things that I took home with me! Score...embarrassing or not!

Jill McFee said...

Totally guilty of doing that too :) I always look forward to seeing your thrifted goodies!

peace&love,Jill
Favor the Brave

Fabulously Average said...

you get the most bomb-ass (yes, I said it) stuff when you go thrifting?!

Megan Rose said...

Well, thank you for the tip, and chuckle. haha. That dress really is amazing, though.

p.s. I gave you a blogger award. :)

-Megan Rose
Somewhat Stylish

Carrie Teal said...

Ha that's a great tip. Love this dress! This week I thrifted 3 clutches, a vintage rhinestone necklace set, and another pair of Minnetonka boots. I love to get my DIY materials from the thirft store. Sometimes my projects don't work out as I planned and then I didn't put to much money into them.

the look book diaries said...

sooo cute! I love thrifting...so many good hidden treasures to find!

Amy said...

wow what a great find! Unfortunately I struck out this week and didn't find anything at VV :(

susiemaeday said...

Fabulous dress and great tip!

Hannah Avery said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for the tip!

-Hannah

Rebecca Jane said...

Haha that is such a genius idea, and well worth lurking around for the reject pile because this dress is a total win!