July Thrift Haul

I did a little thrifting trip early in July and to be honest, I’m not really sure what I was thinking. A few things were great choices… and the others. Well, let’s get to it.

Spring Blossom Green Pyrex Bowl, $6.99

As I shared in my Antiquing Fun post, I’ve loved Pyrex for a long time and recently decided to start collecting it. I found this Crazy Daisy bowl first and was thrilled that it was only $6.99! This pattern was made between 1972 – 1978 and it just makes me so happy. Rather than sticking it in my china cabinet to stare at, I’ve been using it pretty regularly for various kitchen needs. It’s in perfect condition after over 40 years… so I’m sure it will still look great over the years that I use it!

Workout DVD’s, $2.99 each

Since I won’t be going back to the gym for a while, I decided to buy a few workout DVD’s to add to my rotation. On this stop I found Billy Blanks Tae-Bo, Denise Austin Power Zone, and Billy’s Bootcamp Cardio Inferno. I also found Latin Cardio Dance and the Dirty Dancing Official Dance Routine DVD…so that should be fun and hilarious!

North Face Woodland Sweater Wrap, $14.99 on sale for $7

I wish this one photographed better, but it’s a cocoon sweater wrap, so it looks kind of odd on the hanger. I did a ton of googling and finally tracked this down it was from the Spring 2018 North Face release and retailed for $75. I love it so much and it will look so cute with a t-shirt and jeans once the weather cools down. The only problem is that I overlooked that it has wool in the fabric of the sleeves, so I’m not sure if I’ll be able to wear it!

More Workout DVD’s, $1.50 each, on sale for $.75 each

What can I say, I was on a DVD buying spree and on 4th of July weekend everything in the store was half off! On this stop I picked up: Little Miss Sunshine (my FAVORITE movie!), Jillian Michaels, Hip Hop Abs (Beachbody), Cardo Kickboxing, 30-Day Jump Start. For less than a dollar each, they were a steal!

Okay, moving on the my what-was-I-thinking items…

DKNY Tulle Skirt, $5.99, on sale for $3

You guys. I don’t know. A tulle skirt just grabs me and I must have gone blind when I saw this one. It’s a black tulle DKNY skirt with swirly bits at the bottom… and now that the shopping adrenaline has worn off, I think its actually kind of ugly. At least it was just a $3 mistake!

Harajuko Mini for Target skirt, $7.99 on sale for $4

Once again, that dang tulle got me… this time with glittery silver stars. It’s a new with tags Harajuku Mini for Target skirt and it’s so puffy and glittery, I couldn’t help myself. I’m not totally regretting this one though. My initial thought was that it would make for a great Halloween costume piece, but after trying it on I’m kind of digging it as a running skirt. Sure, it’s a running skirt that will throw glitter all over myself and everyone who passes within 5 feet of me… but that kind of sounds pretty perfect!

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

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June Thrift Haul

It has been ages since I’ve shared a thrift haul, because like many of you I’ve been stuck at home since early March. In fact, my previous last time thrifting was in mid-February. I use thrifting as my ‘me time’ and it would be an understatement to say I was really missing it!

After staying home for months, I decided to go out and do one thrifting stop this month. Unlike ‘normal’ thrifting trips, I was much more careful about potential germs. I wore my facemask from my car to the store and back and I also wore a pair of disposable gloves and disposed of them on my way out of the store. I didn’t try anything on in the store at all, so I was basically taking a gamble that things would fit properly. When I got home, I immediately threw my thrifted items into the wash in case there were any lingering germs on them. Oh and there was ALL the washing of the hands, obviously.

My favorite location of 2nd Avenue Thrift was still closed, so I went to my second favorite location in Columbia. I found that basically everyone in the store did a great job of social distancing and when standing in line, people made sure to leave more space than needed between them.

And the thrifting was FANTASTIC!

I’ve mentioned it before, but I really like to thrift opposite seasons to find the best stuff. So, for my trip I spent a good chunk of my time going through the sweater section. It was 90 degrees outside, so I had the section to myself and ALL THE SCORES to myself too!

Anthropologie Monogram Beaded Cardigan, $5.99

You guys, this cardigan couldn’t be more ME if I designed it myself. It’s an Anthropologie brand cardigan, the perfect mustard yellow shade, and the beading and buttons make it so special! It is in absolutely perfect condition with every single bit of embroidery and beading looking brand new. It is a medium though, so I basically crossed my fingers that it would fit… and it does. I can’t wait to wear this a million times with basically everything I own.

Anthropologie Dolan Left Coast Collection cardigan, $6.99

Dolan is another Anthropologie brand and this sweater is so insanely lightweight and soft. There is a light blue silky tier that hangs down a bit at the bottom, which is really pretty. I found it online and it originally had a belt attached, but mine was missing. No biggie, I snipped off the belt loops and I’ll be wearing it like a typical open cardigan. This one was also a medium and fits oversized like a boyfriend sweater. I love the way this one looks over a t-shirt and jean shorts and it also looks really cute with skinny jeans too.

J. Jill Love Linen Cardigan, $5.99

I know, I know… another cardigan. But I wear them year-round and never regret buying them! This J. Jill Love Linen cardigan is super pretty and lightweight and perfect for spring/summer. Since I immediately washed it, the linen is currently a little rough… but after a couple wears I’m sure it will be back to normal. I have another blue linen sweater that I thrifted awhile ago that is starting to wear out, so this one will be a great replacement for just $6. Once again, a medium, but with the open, buttonless design it fits quite well.

Halogen blouse, $5.99

It’s a bit difficult to tell in the photo with the pattern, but this Nordstrom-brand blouse has a v-neck and cute little pleats at the shoulders. It’s a flattering and classic shape, with a timeless colorful print. It is a size large, so I took a chance on it and was super happy that it fits. This will be perfect for work, tucked into a skirt and topped with a cardigan. In fact, it looks pretty darn cute with the starburst cardigan:

Gap Kids Jeans, $3.99

Nope, these jeans aren’t for Jack… he has refused to wear uncomfortable jeans for the last year or two. I actually thrifted them specifically for the purpose of cutting them up to patch my favorite pair of jean shorts. They worked out perfectly (you can find the post here) and I still have scraps left over for any future patching needs!

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

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March Thrift Haul

It should surprise absolutely nobody that I didn’t have the opportunity to do any thrifting in March. With the Coronavirus pandemic, out of the last 30 days, I have spent 19 of them at home. However, when I visited my friend Lindsey last month, we did find some fantastic scores at a couple consignment shops and I hadn’t had a chance to blog about them…so let’s take a gander at my secondhand finds!

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

Marrakech Moto Jacket, $24

I’ve been low-key looking for a soft moto jacket and this one is absolute perfection. It’s like a cross between a jacket and a sweatshirt with super soft and comfortable material. For $24 it was a no-brainer. Once we got in the car, I did a quick google of the brand since I wasn’t familiar with Marrakech and it’s sold at Anthropologie. Of course.

Actually, it’s STILL being sold at Anthropologie for $150 and it came out in August 2019. Why someone bought it and almost immediately sent it off to the consignment shop is puzzling to me, but I’m happy they did. The one I bought is a large, and the fit is perfect. In fact, it was so perfect I threw off the topper I was wearing that day and immediately started wearing my new moto jacket!

Plaid Fleece Coat, $20

This coat was pretty much an impulse buy. I didn’t really NEED another coat, but this fleece version with the tie belt was awfully cute and only $20, so I added it to my pile. When I shared my dressing room pictures on Instagram, this was also the most popular look with people telling me to BUY IT NOW. I wore this to work a few times before I started working-from-home and it kept me nice and toasty on the metro. The pockets are nice and deep too.

Eileen Fisher sweater, $20

I’ve talked before about how I can’t resist a great Eileen Fisher sweater, and this one is so soft and a versatile neutral color. It’s an open cardigan with no buttons or pockets and it looks great over a blouse for work, or a t-shirt on the weekend. It had a thrifty smell when I bought it, so I threw it in the washing machine on cold and layed it flat to dry. For some reason, this distributed the color so that there were dark streaks down each arm! So, I tried again – one more run through the washing machine on cold and this time I hung it on a hanger to dry… and thankfully the color went back to normal.

Kate Spade sparkly cardigan, $20

You all know I love an embellished sweater, so when I saw this pretty Kate Spade version, I pounced on it! I’ve noticed that Kate Spade clothing tends to be cut small, so even though this is an XL it doesn’t feel very big at all.

On the Kate Spade website, similar cardigans sell for $200 – $300 (which is INSANE), so $20 for this one felt like quite the steal. I’ve already worn this to work and once I get back to dressing up I will wear it again and again!

LaMarque Leather Moto Jacket, $37.50

Okay, this jacket was the most amazing find of the whole trip! I felt it on a random rack shoved in next to a ton of crappy stuff and immediately pulled it out to take a closer look. The dark blue leather is some of the softest leather I’ve ever touched, but I had never heard of the brand. The consignment tag had it marked at $200, then marked down to $150, scratched through for $75.50 and finally with a tag for $37.50.

So, I let my fingers do some googling and…

Source: NeimanMarcus.com

HOLY GUACAMOLE!

This is the LaMarque Donna Classic Leather Biker Jacket and it is still selling in stores for $595! Now, did I NEED a lightweight leather moto jacket? Nope. But was I going to put it back and walk out of there… also, NOPE! When I took it up to the register, the lady told me that she’s so happy that someone bought the jacket, because the owner had purchased it for $595 and decided she didn’t want it.

WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE AND CAN I BE THEIR FRIEND?!

Anyways, her loss is my gain. I love, love, love the jacket and have worn it a bunch of times since I brought it home. I didn’t know that my closet had a leather moto jacket sized hole, but apparently it did.

So there you go, I purchased THREE coats and TWO sweaters for a total of $121.50 and I’m not even a little bit sorry about it! Do you have a favorite from this month’s scores?

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