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Vintage & Modern Mix – Thrift Store Fashion

May 4, 2014
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5/4/14

I found this photo on my computer and thought that I had posted it before, but checked and realized that I hadn’t.  It was from June of 2013.

The polka-dot shirt is a vintage shirt.  It’s a size L, but it actually fits more like a 16/18..it is huge on me, but a belt cinches the waist up nicely!   This image doesn’t do it justice, but the shirt has the most beautiful scalloped edging on the sleeves, the collar and the front.  I really wish I could sew to refashion it into a better fitting top.  The jeans are from Macy’s and were New With Tags ($89 price tag).  I paid very little for the top.  About $2, if I remember correctly.  It was from the Salvation Army and the jeans were $4.99 from Good Will.  The shoes were thrifted too and I paid about $3 for them.

They be like, “Oh, that Gucci – that’s hella tight.”
I’m like, “Yo – that’s fifty dollars for a T-shirt.”
Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition
Fifty dollars for a T-shirt – that’s just some ignorant bitch (shit)
I call that getting swindled and pimped (shit)
I call that getting tricked by a business
That shirt’s hella dough
And having the same one as six other people in this club is a hella don’t ~ Macklemore

I’m wondering how many Ebay sellers shop for themselves and their families while out thrifting and looking for inventory.  I do probably 90% of all my clothes shopping for us at thrifts.  Maybe the % is even higher.  Not only can you find items that are NWT (new with tags), not only are you paying a fraction of the retail cost (which saves you tons of money that can be put to better use), but you find so many gems and amazing things (you’re not walking around looking like everyone else)!!!

I have to say that I’ve gotten a lot more compliments about my outfits since I’ve started thrifting than I ever have before.  I’m not huge into fashion like some women, but I have a lot of high end clients that I work with so I do need to look somewhat decent! And it feels really nice when those clients are the ones that compliment me! 😉  All I do is smile and think to myself…if you only knew where I got this.  LOL

I was listening to Dave Ramsey’s podcast not too long ago and he mentioned that his son shops at Goodwill because he likes to find cool and unique clothes to wear.  Some people are embarrassed to shop at Thrifts, but even kids of multi-millionaires shop there.

I’ve also met a lot of interior decorators and home stagers that shop there.  Oh the cool things you can find.

Can you tell I’m crazy about thrift stores???  I ♥ them!

Linking up with:  What I Wore Wednesday, Waste Not Want Not, The Pleated PoppyYour Whims Wednesday, Simple Lives Thursday and Thrifty Thursday.

16 comments

  1. Yes, I shop for mself at thrift stores. I’m headed to the GW this morning for their .99 cent clothing sale (on whatever color tag it is today). Sometimes I get lucky. I got a pair of Ann Taylor Loft Petite dress pants for .99 last week. Can’t beat that! I haven’t been to a mall store in ages. I also got my desk there ($29.99 less 20% senior discount) and a big, new, really nice cat litter box for $4.99 (less discount).

    1. Wow..$.99 clothing sale. We NEVER get those around here. We do get the 50% off a certain color on Sundays and Mondays, but those days I tend to never go shopping..I try to avoid thrift stores on weekends…they are too crazy!!!

      I love your new desk!!!

  2. I shop for myself at thrift stores too. In fact I did it before I started selling. I just loved saving money and getting cool things, just like you said. I shop less for myself now because I’m busy looking for inventory and don’t need a ‘work’ wardrobe anymore.

    1. Hi Nancy, me too, started shopping there for our family and then thought to myself since I’m going through all this stuff, maybe some of it will sell too. That’s also why I got started selling.

      But sometimes I come across stuff that is just my size or my style and I can’t help myself. LOL. I’m always telling myself that what I buy and sell from this trip will make up for an item or two that I once in a while buy myself. LOL

      But my 3 boys are still growing, so I’m always looking for stuff they need.

  3. I <3 thrift shopping too, not only is it cost effective but it is less wasteful. Since I started buying used clothing I really got turned off on "fast fashion". I really can do without cheap poor quality things, just to always have something "new" all of the time. It usually ends up in a landfill in less than a year because it literally falls apart. Worse, even high end stuff falls apart quickly these days (so frustrating).

    Also, since I started thrifting I almost never go to the mall, so less impulse purchases (yay!)

    1. You hit the nail on the head. I agree whole-heartedly!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂

      BTW..love your food blog…everything looks awesome. I can’t wait for a change to look around!!

  4. We buy not just clothes, but but tons of household items from garage sales and thrift stores. We’ve found that if you can wait, there really aren’t too many things you can’t find for a fraction of the original cost at garage sales and thrift stores. P.S. You look adorable in that picture! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Kimberly!! 🙂

      You’re right..I get most of my home decor things 2nd hand too. I really love that you can find such unique things. And it’s so fun to go treasure hunting!!!

  5. I’d say 70-75% of my clothes are from thrift stores. I don’t always shop for myself when I’m looking for things to sell, but I do *always* look for things for my husband (esp. shirts for work) – it takes longer/more trips to find good stuff for men, it seems. :}

    1. I agree..there isn’t as much of a selection for men. My hubby has destroyed a few of his work jeans in that last couple of weeks and I am dreading having to pay retail to get home a couple more!! I want to go check at the thrift, but they are harder to come by.

  6. Yes, it’s true–you do get lots more compliments on thrifted clothes (and jewelry) than regular retail. I think it has to do with not looking like everyone else. My husband even gets compliments on his clothes when he is at work! (Thrifted!) When I get home with a carload of thrifted goodies the first thing I do is skim off everything I can’t quite part with (yet!) 🙂

    1. Yes, I’ve done that before too. Once in a while when I’m in the mood for something new/different, I will check my inventory and steal a thing or too..LOL

  7. Hello again. Somewhere on my computer I have a photo of my DH in an outfit that he put together from thrift store finds. I posted it on a thread on another blog that I used to read but that has disappeared from my bookmarks since I had to have my poorly ‘puter mended. He had bought a summer weight suit from a charity shop and paired it with an up-market Italian silk tie that he had had for 1euro whilst travelling in Belgium. The whole outfit cost him $30 and he has been wearing them for over 15 years!

    Last summer I managed to get a lightweight jacket that still had the tags attached for about $5

    1. I know..isn’t it great! I love thrift stores. I went last night and bought 4 tops and a pair of shorts for $13 for myself. But I was lucky as we were garage saling yesterday. I happened upon a sale that had clothes that were my size. I bought 7 pieces all for $1 each. One of them was a spactacular embroidered jacket for resale and the rest were for me. 🙂

  8. Thanks for sharing this post with us at Simple Lives Thursday, it’s such a great reminder of how wonderful thrift stores can be. We do most of our shopping at thrift stores and my 14 year old daughter always gets compliments on her clothes. Hope to see you again this week!

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