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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February Thrift Haul

After January feeling like it was like 75 days long, February has certainly flown by. I had the opportunity to thrift two times this month and found some fun items, so let’s check them out!

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

Cable & Gauge sparkle sweater, $6.99

While running errands one day, I stopped by a thrift store that I’ve found many fun items at previously. Although I took a bunch of stuff into the dressing room, only this beaded sweater came home with me. I love Cable & Gauge sweaters and probably have thrifted over a half-dozen with two of them having beading. This one is a perfect shade of gray with a bit of sparkle around the neck and on the buttons. I’ve already worn this one twice and it’s a great addition to my wardrobe.

Last week I had a very rough day, so I decided to do a thrift stop on my way home from work. I hit up a Goodwill near me where I typically don’t have a lot of luck… and I found a few fun things!

NYDJ black straight leg jeans, $6.99

The picture for some reason is making these jeans look kind of faded or green, but they are actually super dark black with no distressing at all. I’ve tried NYDJ before at Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack, so when I saw this black pair in my size I figured I’d go through the hassle of fully disrobing so I could try them on. They have a good amount of stretch in them and they are in perfect condition, so I bought them as a back up to my current pair of black jeans. On the NYDJ website, the jeans range from $119 – $139, but I’ve found them at Nordstrom Rack for $45 – 50. Any which way, $7 is a steal!

Betabrand Elixir dress, $8.99

UGH, I wish this dress were my size… but it’s a small. It’s a perfect condition Betabrand dress that sells on their website for $108. It’s wrinkle-resistant material and HAS POCKETS! So yeah, it’s basically the most perfect work dress. I texted a photo to my sisters, but unfortunately none of them are interested. I listed it in my Poshmark closet, so if you’re interested send me an offer!

Blue Q socks, $4.99

I love Blue Q brand and these exact socks are still selling on their website for $12.99. They were still in the original packaging at the thrift store and I knew my husband would love them… so I splurged.

Old Navy skirt, $5.99 on sale for $3

I typically don’t thrift Old Navy because I’ve found their clothes don’t really hold up over the years. I make the occasional exception though, for items like this skirt. It’s a soft and breezy lightweight cotton and the pattern is super bright. The drawstring waistband is comfy and I can see me wearing this with a tank top or graphic tee over the summer. All green tags were 50% off, so I got this beauty for just $3!

Rachel Hollis sweatshirt, $6.99 on sale for $3.50

I’m a sucker for a super soft sweatshirt with thumb-holes. I googled this one and found that it was sold on QVC in December 2019 for $56. I’m guessing someone got it for Christmas and donated it? It’s obviously never been worn at all. And for a sale price of $3.50, I’ll add it to my comfy clothes drawer.

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

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