I love doing these monthly thrift haul posts, because you never know what treasures you will find! I was super picky about my September thrifting choices and ended up with a few items that I know I will wear time and time again.
Joan Vass cardigan, $5
I wasn’t familiar with the brand Joan Vass, but when I ran my hand across the sweater rack I noticed how well made this sweater felt. It looks like Joan Vass is a brand known for their knit sweaters and is typically sold at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack and the Joan Vass Online Boutique. I wasn’t able to find this exact open front cardigan, but a very similar one has a price of $195. It’s just a simple, well-made black cardigan… so I’ll be throwing it on with tons of outfit all year-round!
Toms Slip On shoes, $7
I wear Toms slip-on shoes most of the year (except for Winter where I’m all boots, all the time), and I love them. This pair was in perfect, unworn condition for $7, so I just couldn’t leave them behind. Typical price for canvas Toms is $55 on the Toms website or at Nordstrom, or for $40 at Nordstrom Rack when you can find them. I’ve already worn them a few time and they are just as comfortable as any of my full-priced pairs… maybe more so, because BARGAIN!
Ana Striped Sweater, $7
The Ana brand isn’t anything fancy (the company is owned by JC Penny), but this oversized striped sweater is exactly what I like to live in on weekends. It’s just so comfy and drapes well, so I was happy to add it to my closet for $7.
Oliphant Mandarin Collar blouse, $8
Sometimes I just don’t understand people. I saw this shirt hanging with a ton of super ugly prints and immediately snapped it up and crossed my fingers that it would fit me. I didn’t recognize the brand, but I know quality when I see it. After I brought it home, I did some google sleuthing and found that it is a hand block-printed fabric designed and made by a small brand in Connecticut. They even have this exact $89 blouse on their current Lookbook (the third photo).
So, tell me who this person is that bought this gorgeous shirt for $89 and then immediately turned around and donated it?! I’d like to thank them…because it’s mine now! If you’d like to see how Oliphant Design hand block-prints their fabric, here is a cool video from their Instagram page.
Here is a close-up of the fabulous print on my shirt:
It is certainly a little busy, but I wore it yesterday with a couple buttons open at the collar, the sleeves rolled up and a black wrap skirt (you can see it here). I think it tones the pattern down just a bit and looks nice and professional for a workday.
September Thrifting Total: $27
I’d love to hear your thrifting stories! Did you find a diamond in the rough (literally or figuratively)?