July Thrift Haul

31 Jul

July was a fun hodge-podge of thrifting opportunities for me. I found one item in a thrift store early in the month, made a stop by a new consignment shop, and then visited a few new-to-me consignment stores over the weekend in Annapolis.

{Pssst, you can read about my previous thrifting adventures here}

J. Jill Wrap Sweater, $4

First up is this pretty wrap sweater from J. Jill. I tried it on and liked the fit of it, but then put it back on the rack because I’m not a pink person. Then, I turned around and fondled it again… before walking away. And finally, I just bought it since it was $4. I love the slouchy shape of this sweater, but I just don’t love the color! Then, I had a thought… I’d dye it!

I bought some black RIT dye and it’s been sitting in my office for the past couple weeks. The problem is that the sweater is made out of polyester, so I have to use a special version of the dye where I have to heat up some boiling water, stick in the sweater the dye and then stir it for 30 minutes. Yeah, that hasn’t happened yet. But… it will. I think. And when I finally do it, I’ll take some photos and let you know how it turned out!

Vintage Givinchy Blue Glass necklace, $10

As I mentioned, I heard about a brand new consignment shop by me so I made it a point to go and visit. They had a bunch of clothing, but I was mostly impressed with the jewelry section. Everything was 50% off, so I grabbed this Givinchy necklace that was marked at $20. It’s so weird and pretty looking, so for just $10 I figured I’d take a chance on it. I couldn’t find anything similar online to compare it to, so I have no idea how much this went for originally.

Anthropologie Beaded necklace, $6

Once again, the half-off fairy struck and I was able to get this fun beaded necklace for just $6. I love the length of it and how it just kind of floats around while you walk. I happened to be wearing my bright yellow sandals, which match perfectly and totally inspired this fun outfit:

Loft dress, $16.50

I found this dress over the weekend at a consignment shop in Annapolis — the colors, fit and price was right so I bought it. Do I need another jersey dress for work, um… probably not. BUT do I wear my dresses to work pretty much every day of the week…? Heck yeah I do.

Gibson Latimer Dress, $30.50

I paid up a bit for this dress (from the same consignment shop) but it was new with the $96 tags still on it. I love the cinched in elastic waist with the fun tie detail and I really like the weight of the fabric. I actually already wore it to work yesterday (you can see it here)!

Eileen Fisher cardigan, $20.50

You all know I love my Eileen. This pretty colored sweater is a looser weave and has a longer back on it. It actually worked out that it looks cute with both the dresses I bought, so I figured I’d get this one too. Eileen Fisher sweaters typically go from $200 – 300, so at $20 this one is a steal! Here it is with the navy dress:

I’d love to hear your thrifting stories! Did you find a diamond in the rough (literally or figuratively)?

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3 Responses to “July Thrift Haul”

  1. Nancy Rowlinson July 31, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

    Oh my goodness,everything you found is adorable. So cute. Those dresses are perfect for work. I’m sure you can wear them elsewhere, too.
    Can you use a bucket to dye the pink sweater in? Boil water in a tea kettle, or large pot, pour into the bucket and dye the sweater in that. You wouldn’t want black dye to get on your stove. Good luck! I am sure it will look great, once it is all done.

    • Joules July 31, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

      Thank you! And that’s a good suggestion — I think the instructions say it has to be simmering for the whole 30 minutes but I’ll double-check!

  2. Nancy Rowlinson August 1, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

    If you put a top on the bucket, maybe a plate, or flat pan of some kind, that could keep that heat in. Or, you could add boiling hot water, that could keep it hot. I used to dye tops, sometimes, sneakers. Lots of fun.

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