Sunday, October 30, 2011

Goodwill Haul!!

One of my secret obsessions is thrifting. I just discovered this about a year ago while being an avid lurker on Looking Fly on a Dime's blog. I used to sit in awe at my computer screen wondering how she managed to get such great items for practically pennies. I emailed her during the summer and asked her if she knew of any great thrift store locations. Unfortunately she is more familiar with New Jersey and New York, but she did lead me in the direction of The Thrift Shopper. This website has wonderful reviews of thrift stores, all you have to do is put in your zip code or the name of your city. With luck, I managed to find three locations all under an hour away from me.

During my recent venture (actually, I grabbed these items.

I scored 6 items for under $20.00. I do not normally purchase shoes from the thrift store but the flats above were brand new. I tried them on and it was like heaven. Unfortunately there was no brand name in the shoes :(. The clothes above consist of: A black and white wrap dress, a short sleeved Express shirt, an Anne Taylor Cardigan, a Katherine NY Sweater, and a Style & Co. skirt.

I'm really feeling the Katherine NY Sweater above. I don't think the picture does justice. You might not be able to see it but the sweater is very vibrant and has little specks of sequins on the front. 

When I look at some of the things people give away I wish I knew who they were so that I could grab them by the shoulders and shake them while asking: "Why would you give this away!?!?" Then again, one woman's trash is another woman's treasure! 

Has anyone else discovered great items while thrifting?


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  2. Oooohhhh cute. I've been meaning to post my thrift store haul for a while but am too lazy to take pics. Thrifting is also a new obsession of mine.

  3. jealousss! I never find anything when I try to thrift.

  4. Thanks ladies! Tierra, I find that is pretty accurate on which stores are good. I also like to go in the morning before all the items are picked over or purchased. But once you start, it becomes addictive very easily! :)