December was a pretty light month for thrifting because I spent all my shopping time buying gifts for the upcoming holiday. I did have two opportunities to go thrifting though and picked up a few items. I actually went thrifting a third time and found a few things, but the line I was standing in gave me road rage so I put my things back without purchasing them and left the store so I didn’t start ramming my cart into people. I’m going to chalk that move up to the good of ALL people. Merry Christmas!
Moving on… let’s see what I thrifted in December…
Talbots Blazer, size 10, $4.99 on sale for $2.50
I lightened up this picture a ton so you can see a bit of the textured detail in this blazer. To be honest, I didn’t really need another black blazer… but it was impossible to resist for $2.50. It’s a nice, heavier fabric that will work out well for winter. It is a super classic design from Talbots and similar styles on their website are $179. When I picked it up off the thrift rack, it was covered in dust and looked like someone had thrown it on the floor of the changing room. I actually stopped at the dry cleaner on my way home and dropped it off for a good clean. Ironically, it cost more to dry clean then to purchase!
Lucky Brand blouse, size XL, $5.99
This is my favorite thrift purchase of the month! I LOVE this blouse and I’ve already worn it a few times. Lucky Brand tops are my spirit animal and this one is so soft and pretty and just the right amount of blousy. So far, I’ve worn it with jeans and boots, but I’m also planning to pair it with my burgundy corduroys for a little more of a dressed-up look.
Dolce Vita metallic leather gladiator sandals, $10
When I was in NYC, I did a little thrifting and these sandals are the only things that came home with me. The metallic leather is so pretty and they fit perfect, so I’ll be putting these away until next summer. A similar style by the same brand sells for $90, but I frequently find Dolce Vita sandals at Nordstrom Rack for $30 – $60ish.
That’s it, just three items this month for a total of $18.50.
I’d love to hear your thrifting stories! Did you find a diamond in the rough (literally or figuratively)?