I had some time to kill on a random Thursday, so I decided to swoop by one of my favorite thrifting spots. I got extra lucky, because I had totally forgotten that Thursday’s were one of those ½ off days! When I went, all items tagged with a blue, violet or yellow tag were 50% off.
Here’s what I got for me:
The Limited blazer – marked at $12.99, with a yellow 50% off tag ($6.50)
I’m not normally a Limited shopper, but I really like that this blazer is super thin and silky. I have to wear blazers when I’m running events, which means I typically end up overheated if they are too warm. I also like the snazzy print – it kind of reminds me of a men’s pocket square or tie. I checked the blazer all over and I don’t think it’s even been worn. The little threaded ‘x’ on the back flap hasn’t even been cut off! I’ll probably put this into rotation in the fall by wearing it over a black dress or even with a bright colored blouse and skinny black trousers.
Land’s End Textured Pleat A-Line Skirt in Black Marl, $6.99
This simple skirt still has tags on it, but the price portion has been ripped off. After checking the Land’s End site, it looks like a similar skirt goes for $60. It has a bit of a heathered look to the black fabric, or as they call it “black marl”. The skirt also is a really nice heavy weight – with pockets – so it will be perfect for me to wear to work in the fall and winter!
Marco Tozzi Botties – marked at $12.99, with a yellow 50% tag ($6.50)
I wasn’t familiar with this brand at all, but I really liked the style of the bootie when I picked it off the rack. The leather upper is thick, nice and soft, and the heels are in perfect condition (instead of having the finish worn off). Best of all, they are super comfortable. I did a little research and it looks like Marco Tozzi is a German/UK brand, so it would be cool to know what adventures they had on their way to a Maryland thrift store. I’m going to clean the sole off and pack them away until fall, when I’ll pair them with all my dresses.
Here’s what I got for Jack:
Janie and Jack plaid shorts, $1.99
I love preppy Janie and Jack children’s clothes, but I don’t love the prices in the store. These cute shorts are Jack’s size and were only $2, so they had to come home with me. Similar shorts on the store’s website are $34, so I’ll take that deal! This pair of shorts even has those helpful little elastic bits inside to customize their waist size, so I think that Jack will get a lot of wear out of them this summer. I can’t wait to see them paired with his Batman and Ninja Turtle shirts!
Children’s Place plaid short sleeved shirt – marked at $3,99, with a blue 50% off tag ($2.00)
I like to have a couple ‘dressy’ shirts around for Jack for any last-minute events where he needs to be a little fancier than a t-shirt. This one is in his size from Children’s Place and cost just $2, so I figured if he only gets a wear or two out of it, it will be totally worth it. It’s usually pretty easy to find fancier shirts in great condition at the thrift store, because unlike a t-shirt, kid’s usually don’t wear them more than a couple times before they grow out of them.
Crazy 8’s plaid long sleeved shirt – marked at $2.99, with a blue 50% off tag ($1.50)
I don’t know why the long sleeve shirt is less money than the short sleeved version, but for $1.50 I figured I might as well scoop it up for the Fall. Of course, it is quite possible Jack will have another growth spurt and grow out of it before he has a chance to wear it, but that is a risk I will take for less than the price of a coffee.
Children’s Place swim trunks, $3.99
In comparison to the rest of the items I bought for Jack, these swim trunks were relatively pricey. If you can call $4 pricey. However, each summer I need to send a pair of swim shorts to pre-school for summer camp water activities. I hate sending one of our ‘good’ swim suits that I would want to take the the beach with us, so a thrifted suit works out perfectly.
This thrifting trip only cost me about $30 for 7 items, so it was certainly worth the stop!
I’d love to hear your thrifting stories! Did you find a diamond in the rough (literally or figuratively)? Do you prefer to thrift for yourself, or hunt the kid’s clothes section?