September Thrift Haul

I had the opportunity to go thrifting twice this month and both times I totally struck out when it came to clothing. HOWEVER, I didn’t strike out in all areas. The home goods sections totally spoiled me…

Fall-Colored Knit Blanket, $6

I 100% bought this blanket because it looks like one my grandma made for me many years ago. It’s the most wonderful assortment of fall colors and it practically jumped into my cart without me even thinking about it. It found a home on my living room couch, where it fits over both me and Jack for cuddling time while we watch She-Hulk on Thursday nights.

Handmade Quilt, $15

I paid up for this quilt, but it’s handmade and looks to be about queen-sized. Not all of the stitching is perfect, which adds to its charm for me. Unfortunately, I’m not quite sure where this one will end up in my house as I don’t have a spot for it at the moment. It may be added to Jack’s bedding set when the weather gets cooler. Or perhaps be added to my quilted nest of blankets out in the sun room.

1950’s Fire King Jadeite Bowl, $4

I recognized this adorable little 1950’s bowl immediately when I saw it shoved along assorted bowls on a shelf. It’s in perfect condition and went straight into the dishwasher when I got home. It’s now in heavy rotation at my house, as it’s the perfect size for a bowl of pretzels for snacking or salsa for sharing.

Yellow Crochet Blanket, $8

Yes, I know I have a problem. I just can’t resist handmade blankets. We’ve talked about this. It’s an ongoing personality problem. With that being said, I don’t regret this purchase at all. It’s a HUGE blanket and it’s already found a home in my sun room.

At some point, it may live on my bed because I love the intricate design and the mustard yellow color. Fully worth the $8 though!

Squares Crochet Blanket, $6

YES, it’s another blanket. And now I really do vow to try and skip the bedding section the next few times when I thrift. But look how there are so many different squares?! And LOOK how perfect it looks on my den couch!

But yes, my house is chock-full of snuggle blankets. In fact, I can invite all of my favorite people over and have a snuggle blanket to share with every single one of them.

Worth it.

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August Thrift Haul

The thrifting gods have been smiling on me lately. Last month I found that fabulous $335 Hugo Boss skirt for just $8 and WAIT until you see what I found this month! I didn’t try anything on in the store, so I did a quick try-on when I got home before everything went into the washing machine.

Here’s what I found:

Boden tank top, $6

Boden jersey tank tops range from $40 – $75 on their website (I know, crazy right?!), so when I saw this one in perfect condition, I grabbed it up. I’m normally a 10 or 12 in Boden, so when I saw this was a US 8 I was crossing my fingers that it would fit. Luckily it fits great, except for a little snugness under the arms. I’m planning to wear this tucked into a skirt with a cardigan for work, so if it’s too annoying I’ll do a little tailoring to give myself a smidge more room.

Mystery skirt, $6

This skirt truly is a mystery. The tag has been cut out and there are no other tags inside. So, there is no size and no brand. However, it’s a MAGICAL mystery skirt because it fits perfectly. It feels like a heavy cotton/linen kind of fabric and washed up great on cold (I hung it to dry). I love it!

Here it is for my try-on:

And here it is in action for a weekend outfit:

Jones New York dress, $13

I liked the abstract design of the fabric and the faux wrap top with a self-tie waist. This is a perfect work dress for fall/winter and will look equally great with flats or tights and booties.

MNG by Mango dress, $13

I was super excited to find this dress because it is an ‘almost dupe’ for a dress that has been showing up in my Instagram ads. The ad that keeps popping up is a lady in a very similar dress showing four different ways to style it for all seasons and I’ve been very tempted to buy one of my own. This one was MUCH cheaper at just $13! It has a cute drawstring so you can adjust the waist as you’d like.

I recently shared a reel where I decided to flip the dress backwards for a more flattering neckline:

Talbots leather belt, $5

A thin braided leather belt has been on my thrift list for a couple months now, so I was thrilled to find this one still new with tags. It sold at Talbots for $44.50 and I scored it for just $5. This is perfect for what I wanted and I’m so happy that it was at the thrift store waiting for me to find it.

Eileen Fisher silk skirt, $12

YOU GUYS. This is absolutely the ‘score of the month’ for me! This is a 100% silk perfect condition Eileen Fisher skirt and OHMYGOSH it’s fabulous. A similar skirt is selling on the Eileen Fisher website for $248, so $12 is a steal. I was worried I’d have to send it to the dry cleaner, but it said it was ‘handwash cold’ so I stuck it in the washing machine on ‘light wash/cold’ and let it hang dry. The skirt is so beautiful and lightweight and just my style. While I’m typically a large, Eileen Fisher runs notoriously big, so it’s a bit loose at the waist. I plan to wear it with a belt to keep it a little more snug and secure.

Pallet picture, $6

I thrifted another pallet picture this month with the intentions of painting it for an art project. However, I’ve recently collected a few pairs of earrings and had the idea to make a quick and easy earring display.

I love how it turned out:

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July Thrift Haul

This month is an extra special thrift haul, because I had some time on my hands… and I was bored. After scoring some super fun finds at my favorite thrift store, I threw everything in the wash and decided to do a little ‘try on’ party.

Here’s what I found:

Vintage brand bow skirt, $9

I’m guessing this is from the 80’s or 90’s based on the tag and it is quite swishy! It’s got a fabulous bow on the front and gigantic pockets. Even better it’s marked “one size” and apparently that size is my size.

I paired it with a sparkly t-shirt for a fun weekend look:

Sonoma Tencel shirt, $8

I’ve been on a bit of denim top kick for work lately, so when I saw this one with some fun stripes on it I knew it would be a perfect addition to my collection. The Tencel fabric is super lightweight and soft and it’s a bit oversized which works great for knotting.

I tried it with a mustard colored skirt (that was previously a dress before I got my scissors on it):

Boss Hugo Boss metallic bronze skirt, $8

This one was the ‘score of the day’ in that it is a Boss by Hugo Boss skirt and was marked at $12 and then on sale for just $8. I did a little googling and found it online for a retail price of $335! The waistband is currently a little *aspirational* but perhaps in the fall I’ll be a tad less fluffy around the middle. I love the sparkly bronze fabric and it will be fabulous for fall/winter work outfits.

Here it is styled for work with a J.Crew denim shirt I previously thrifted:

J.Crew shirt, $8

Another shirt for my work closet. I’ve been looking for a lighter alternative to my denim shirt for super swampy days and this one is perfect! The buttons only go about halfway down and the shirt is oversized enough to fit in the bust without pulling (yay).

I styled it for work with a secondhand pleated skirt and obi belt (both Poshmark purchases over the years):

Pallet picture, $5

This pallet is a handmade project and I bought it for the wood. I plan to either sand off the paint and re-stain it, or sand it and paint over the entire thing for an art project. For $5 it’s a great price point for me to have a little fun!

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