Last week, inspired by Those Tricks, I decided to do a live thrift on my Facebook ('liked' me yet?). I wanted to give a complete picture of what I take in the change room, give my reasoning for saying either 'yay' or 'nay' and have an interactive element giving you a chance to voice your opinions as I try things on.
I kinda messed up a bit. I didn't realize until later that I had put the first post under my personal Facebook and the next pictures under my blog Facebook. So, that was a little confusing. I also ran out of time because there wasn't enough time to do my full circle of the store plus update it all on Facebook as I go along. Technology was messing with my thrift flow. I missed so many sections!
Oh well, it can only improve from here. Anyways, I just wanted to give you a chance to peek at one of my thrift trips from selection to purchase.
Here is what I brought into the change room...
1. J. Crew silk and wool baseball style jacket for $14.99. I was torn on this one. It was in perfect condition and I loved how the baseball jacket was reinterpreted in luxe fabrics but... I wasn't a huge fan of the silk layers across the front. The price tag was also a little iffy for me.
2. Vintage wool blazer with notched shoulders for $5.99. The notched shoulders on this jacket were awesome but the sleeves were a little roomy and I am not a huge fan of more cropped style of jackets on my body. Spoiler alert: I didn't get it and every time I look at that picture now, I feel regret. Those shoulders are too cool...
3. Wool Joseph sweater for $9.99. I wasn't familiar with the brand Joseph until I got home and did some research (it's a few hundred dollars for a sweater and now I can't stop thinking of this one...) but I could just tell from the way the wool felt, that it was a great quality sweater.
4. Metallic H&M dress for $9.99. I like the pattern and shine of the fabric but I was unsure about the cut of this dress. It's not really my usual style. Also, paying $10 for second hand H&M goes against my internal thrift rules.
5. Chocolate brown lambskin bomber jacket with a faux fur collar for $19.99. I thought the cut of this jacket is a little short for my body but the lambskin leather is sooooo soft and gorgeous.
6. Teal suede skirt for $19.99. This was a cute and wearable skirt. The elastic along the back of the wasit was a little stretched out though and $19.99 is a little expensive.
7. Brocade jacket (with a matching skirt that would never, ever fit me) for... maybe $9.99? I forget. Either way, this jacket was actually a designer sample and pretty awesome. I loved the fabric and the fit but I also love breathing and that wasn't happening at all in this jacket. Sadness.
8. Leather Nine West boots for $12.99. All green tags were 50% off so they were $6.50. They were barely worn and super comfortable.
So, what did I end up with? (sidenote: I had a $5 off coupon because I donated a bag of used clothing)
I bought the Joseph sweater because it is a great quality basic to have. I also bought those leather ankle boots but with the 50% off tag, this shocks nobody.
On the way to the cash, right before closing, I also found a Gap 'love' sweater with a quirky little side pocket. It was $7.99 and I didn't even try it on. I just hoped for the best and took it home with me. It fits perfectly and after washing it, I've already worn it twice in the last week. .
I should also note, as I was attempting to live thrift on Facebook, my friend texted me to take home the lambskin jacket for her. Sadly, the body was too wide on her body and I now need to return it. This puts me in a difficult spot... I should return the jacket because I would prefer it to be a bit longer and it's still $20. But, it is in my house now and it is quite nice. Ugh, I dunno, I need to just be strong and return it...
What do you think?