Friday, April 30, 2010

My Thrifted Outfit: Double Denim in Disguise

I feel like I just got off the plane from Pensacola, and now the hubby and I are heading to Brandon, Florida, tonight! But before I go, I thought I'd share this outfit I wore to do a little thrifting and run some errands with the hubby the other night :)

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm loving double denim right now! With two different colors, it's easy to pull off, too. Add a long-ish shirt, a cool Luray Caverns necklace, a Bakelite Bangle, and flip-flops, and you've got a laidback but pajama-like outfit for an after-work Goodwill run.

Please excuse the "tough-guy" look on my face- I swear it's the Ray Bans! They make me feel tough for some reason :) I burst out in laughter immediately after this picture was taken, but this one showed the outfit best!

Here's what I'm wearing: Ray Bans, Goodwill Pensacola ($4.99); Chambray Shirt, Goodwill Outlet ($1); Necklace, Luray Caverns ($2); Red Skinny Jeans, Goodwill Outlet ($1); Huge Vera Bradley Bag, Goodwill Outlet ($2); Satin Flip-Flops, TJ Maxx ($14.99); Bakelite Bangle, West End Antiques ($10)

I never thought that I could get away with wearing skinny jeans, let alone red ones, but I love these! They are super-comfy and don't drag on the ground- a common problem for shorter ladies like me :)

The chambray shirt is odd- it has buttons all down the top and then just one button after that! I'm pretty sure it was meant to be tucked-in to high-waisted pants, but I like the tunic length.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! I'll be scheduling some posts to keep you entertained until I get back with what I'm searching for, recent finds, etc. See you Tuesday!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Tie Dye Rayon Scarf Kind of Day

Since I got back from Florida, I haven't had much luck at my local Goodwill. Perhaps I've used up all my thrifting good fortune for the week? Most people won't find Ray Bans for less than $5 ever, so maybe that lucky find has me running on empty in the thrift department!

My one find this week was this strange Chinese scarf:

Rayon Tie Dye Scarf, Goodwill ($1.99)

Weird, right? I can't really describe it's texture, but I'll try. It's soft- a sort of lightweight dance outfit type of feeling. All I know is that I had to get it! If it was going to be less than 80-something degrees this weekend, I would wear it on the plane to Florida as a little impromtu blanket :) (Actually, that sounds like a good idea, so I might bring it, warm weather and all!)

Did I tell you all that I was going to Florida again this weekend? The hubby and I leave tomorrow night until Monday night for my brother's college graduation! I will have some posts scheduled, and hopefully I'll come back with some great thrifted treasure to share next week!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Finds From the Waterfront

As I was saying yesterday, the Waterfront Rescue Mission is a pretty neat thrift store :) It's always fun to go thrifting somewhere new- you never know what you'll find or how great the prices might be!

I had pretty good luck at WRM, where I found some awesome little vintage things along with two magazines from that huge magazine rack!

First: The Compleat I Hate To Cook Book by: Peg Bracken. I had to get this when I saw it, as I am exactly the type of person this was written for! I am not a chef, nor do I like to attempt to be, but this book will hopefully motivate me to get in the kitchen a little more often!

Second: Red and yellow framed vintage reading glasses. These are heavy and the lenses work more like magnifying glasses than modern reading glasses. I just love the look of them! So delightfully nerdy in the best way :) These might end up in the etsy shop, but for now they are hanging out on my desk.

Third: Handmade button necklace. I can't imagine the time and effort that it must've taken to make this hand-woven-together necklace! Each button is attached to the overlapping ones with sewing thread. It's so unique and lovely that I have to show you a close-up:

Handmade Button Necklace, Waterfront Rescue Mission ($0.99)
It's surprisingly difficult finding non-metal jewelry, so this already great find is extra-special to me since I can wear it! I find that having to look harder for unique jewelry that has no metal leads me to some pretty great pieces :) (My real bug ring...cough cough...)
What are your hurdles when thrift shopping? Or even shopping in general?
Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

An Awesome Thrift Store, 1st Edition: Waterfront Rescue Mission!

This is a new feature that I'll be doing every once in awhile to show you all where I'm thrifting and to give you a bit of a tour and my experiences there :)

One of the biggest and best thrift stores in Pensacola, Florida, (where I was this past weekend) is the Waterfront Rescue Mission. My Grammy goes there to thrift and to donate, and she led us there on Saturday morning for a little thrifting fun!

It was huge and the most organized thrift store I've ever been to. With the great layout (there are separate areas for clothing, books, sports equipment, electronics and furniture) and even greater prices (vintage reading glasses were $1.99, magazines 50 cents, designer shoes $4.99...) this is like the thrift department store of my dreams!

One of my most favorite parts of Waterfront Rescue Mission was the enormous rack of magazines, all carefully placed by title :) I grabbed a couple recent issues of home decor magazines that I usually can't afford (they're about $10 each new!), and would've grabbed more if I had the room in my carry-on!

My little brother, who never thrifted much in his life, found a Wii control, a season of the show Las Vegas, and an awesome golf club here. This is the kind of thrift store that non-thrifters and thrifters alike will love and enjoy :)

You can visit the Waterfront Rescue Mission site here. There are five locations, all in the Florida panhandle area, with one in Foley, Alabama.

More on my finds there tomorrow!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Ray Ban-Tastic!

Oh my. This weekend, I thrifted real Ray Ban New Wayfarers. (!!!!!!!!!!!) I never, ever thought I would find something this great at a thrift store, and I certainly wasn't expecting it from an impromtu thrift trip with my family in Florida! (More on the other neat thrift store we visited sometime this week, but I just couldn't wait to share what is probably my best find ever with you all :) )

Ray Ban New Wayfarers, Goodwill in Pensacola ($4.99!!!!)

Yup, these babies were a mere $4.99. I tried to be nonchalant about it when I asked to see them, but when I got them close and saw that they were real, I thought my huge smile would give away the crazy price! (I'm guessing whoever priced them meant to do $49.99, but accidently missed a 4, and the cashier couldn't have paid less attention...)

Whatever the reason for the price, I am so excited to have some really nice sunglasses! As much as I love my vintage collection, there's something to be said of super-quality, designer ones. Here's me "modeling" them last night, after arriving home from my crazy 24-hour trip to Florida that involved waking up at 3:50 a.m. on Saturday morning:

In other words, no matter how tired and plane-ride-exhausted I was, the $4.99 Ray Bans made me look (and feel!) much better :) I'll have more on the other thrift store and finds throughout the week!


PS: Thanks so much for your kind comments about my dress(es)! It was kind of fun to dress up, I have to admit!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


So, I'm probably about to board the plane back to Richmond right now, so I'm scheduling this little post for your Sunday morning :) Unfortunately, it's not too terribly exciting, as this is the second weekend in a row that I've missed my fave thrifts!

Here a couple finds from my local Goodwill to tide you over:

Shopgirl, ($1); Target Over The Knee Socks, ($1.25)

I've been wanting to read Shopgirl for quite awile, and I'll let you know what I think of it when I'm done :) And who would pass up these great over the knee socks for $1.25??? Certainly not any of the bloggers I know! Maybe I'll even get to wear them this spring as the 60 degree weathers keeps coming in, much to my delight :) Is spring anyone else's favorite season?

Happy Sunday :)


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Oh. My. Gosh. She's Wearing a Dress!

The day has finally come to make my debut as a grown-up. Yeah, right! But it is time to show you my awesome vintage dress(es) that I'm wearing to my cousin's wedding today in Florida :)

 I talked the hubby into taking a couple photos of my outfit the other night, just to make sure everything worked together. (I'm a little shaky on what dress-type things look decent on me, having not much experience!)

While I love the vintage yellow dress (underneath) by itself, it's a little too bright for me. Fortunately, I found this navy blue vintage dress with amazing sleeves for $2 at Goodwill Wednesday night, and I love the two together!

I told the cashier how excited I was about the navy blue dress, and she thought it was sooo ugly. Like, she didn't want to let me buy it. I tried to tell her that it fit like a dream, but she wasn't hearing it.

I saw her shaking her head as I walked happily to my car with my $2 vintage dress!

Hope your weekend's going well :)


Friday, April 23, 2010

My Outfit: Thrifted Travel

I leave tomorrow bright and early for sunny Florida! Like, 5:45 a.m. early. So I've got my super-comfy outfit all planned out and I tried it on the other day for a test-run of sorts. (Don't you find that you can see if the outfit works by looking at photos of it? Or is that only me?)

Anyway, here's what I'll be donning whilst snoozing in coach on my Delta flight:

Peacock Tommy Hilfiger Shirt, Goodwill ($2); Awesome Shell Necklace, Diversity Thrift ($1); Red Skinny Jeans, Goodwill Outlet ($1); Tie-Dye Jean Purse, Target on Sale ($6); Flip-Flops, Wal Mart ($2)

Sooo comfy. And also one of the first outfits in awhile that's not 100% thrifted. I have a problem with paying $4 for used flip-flops when new ones are $2! And I couldn't resist this awesome hippie-ish bag in the Target clearance section :)

Speaking of Target, I was there the other day, and I was really wanting the peacock printed Liberty of London shirt. Literally the next day I found this TH one at Goodwill, half-off, for $2! Much less, and I think I like it more than the Target one :)

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kind of Like Mars, Dude

The pictures I took inside Luray Caverns turned out sort of strange. Our little point-and-shoot wasn't great with focusing without the flash, but I hated to use flash in such a magical place! Everything in the caverns looked foreign and alive, like we'd gone much farther than a couple hours north of Richmond.

Here are my two absolute favorites:

As I was taking this one, I couldn't believe how Mars-like this was! Rather, what I imagine Mars might look like...

And this one reminded me of some sort of operation gone wrong:

Pretty creepy, right? But I loved it! The funniest part of the whole thing was that I chose to listen to the kids'  tour guide recordings instead of the adults'. We had to find the "friendly ghost" and "fried eggs" and the like! What can I say? I am pretty young at heart. And, well, the guy's voice on the adult recordings was sooooo monotone.

All in all, it was a great time :) Oh, and my favorite part of our "antique style" room at the Day's Inn? This TV stand that, in a past life, used to be a music player!

I hope everyone's having a great week! It's almost the weekend :) I'm excited to be going on a tiny trip to Florida (we're talking about 24 hours) that entails wearing a dress. I had the hubby take my picture with it on, and I'll show you very soon! (I know you all are just dying to see me in a dress finally! Ha ha!)


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Ultimate Creepy-Cool Souvenir

You know how I used to do creepy-cool Fridays? Well, it turns out there isn't a ton of creepy-cool things out there. They're either a little too creepy, or not quite creepy enough to be perfect.

However, when we went to the Luray Zoo, I found the absolute ultimate in creepy-cool. Yes, my friends, I found a ring I can actually wear that has a real bug in it! And it glows in the dark!

Awesome Real Bug Ring, Luray Zoo ($8)

To be honest, I didn't realize until after I got it that it glowed in the dark. What an awesome surprise, though! (Man, I was talking yesterday about being mistaken for a high schooler, and here I am acting like my middle school self! :) )

The Luray Zoo was pretty awesome, too. It's a rescue zoo, so it's filled with animals they've saved from all over. My favorites were the reptiles and the yak!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week :) I will have a wrap-up of Luray adventures tomorrow, with some pictures of the awesome caverns and our "antique style" hotel room. And I have been able to fit a tiny bit of thrifting in, so expect some thrifty finds really soon!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Luray Antiques Finds: Scrunchy Gloves and Tupperware!

I didn't have very high hopes for the antique shops in Luray. I mean, there aren't any thrift stores for miles and miles- what were the chances that the antique shops would make up for it?

Luckily, they did! They were pretty awesome, with great prices and un-picked-over stuff :) Here are a couple things I picked up:

From top left, clockwise: Scrunchy Vintage Gloves; 6 Brand New Tupperware Cups (For a Dollar!!); Springtime Scarf for the Shop; Tiny Little Quilted Pillow, all from Luray Antique Shops

I saw this rocky walkway on the way to the free putt-putt at our hotel, and I just had to bring my little bag full of treasures there to take photos! It was just before sunset, and the lighting was so pretty :)

Anyway, back to the antique shops. There were three little ones right in a row, and they all were very well-priced! I don't think anything I found was over $20, which is pretty unheard-of here in Richmond. And the folks that worked there were very friendly, stricking up nice conversations about my finds.

My favorite? An older lady at the second antique shop we stopped in, who asked me if I was buying the gloves shown above for prom that night! I just said no, but that they would be good for that :) (I'm wondering when I will look old enough to be out of high school, though! I'll be 24 next month :) Not that I mind looking younger!)

More throughout the week on our Luray adventures :) I'll actually be out of town the next two weekends, for a wedding and then a graduation, so hopefully I'll be fitting thrifting in somewhere!


Monday, April 19, 2010

My Vacation Outfit: For Caverns, Antique Shops, and the Zoo!

We had a great weekend! It was awesome to get away, even for just a couple days :) The Luray Caverns were amazing! The zoo was great! The restaurants were yummy! Okay, I'm going to stop using exclamation points and show you my outfit:

Angry Wolf Shirt, Goodwill; Cardigan, Goodwill Outlet; Crazy Torn Jeans, Goodwill; Capezio Bag, Goodwill; Sandals, Goodwill; Sunnies, Salvation Army (100% Thrifted!)

After we visited the caverns and the on-site car museum, we went to Anthony's Pizza for some "special" pizza with onions, mushrooms, peppers, and sausage. So good. We also went to Luray Zoo, the local antique shops, Mindi's Mexican for dinner, and free putt-putt at our hotel! Whew! It was a super-packed but great weekend, and I can't wait to share all of the great photos for you this week :)

Have a great Monday!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Etsy Springtime Favorites Weekend: Day Two

Since I'm out of town this weekend, I'm scheduling today's and tomorrow's posts to post in my absence :)

Remember the recent Rodarte for Target collection? I wasn't too impressed when I saw it in the stores, but on some of my favorite bloggers the pieces are amazing! I overlooked it at first because it seemed to be all dresses, and I somehow missed the awesome lace cardigans. Darn. Now, they are about $60 on thanks. However, I did find a similar one on etsy:

On the hanger, these look like nothing too special, but as a sweet, lightweight spring layer, they are perfect! Now, if only I can find one at a thrift store for $5 or less... Wish me luck!

I hope everyone had a great weekend- I'll have an update on mine and plenty of photos this week :)


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Etsy Springtime Favorites Weekend: Day One

Since I'm out of town this weekend, I'm scheduling today's and tomorrow's posts to post in my absence :)

My current etsy favorites list is huge, and I love every single thing! Etsy makes for the best eye candy and thrift inspiration :) First on my list, this beautiful (already sold, boo) boater hat:

I see so many of my favorite bloggers sporting these cute spring/summer hats that I would love to find one! It would be the perfect hat to finish off my little straw hat collection :) Would you sport a boater hat?


Friday, April 16, 2010

Home, My Dear, Is Where the Heart Is

First off, happy Friday everyone! I am so excited about going on my little trip with the hubby this weekend to Luray :) Expect pictures galore of caverns, beautiful scenery, and good times! The only tiny problem? I might not have many thrift finds to share this week. But you never know! We are planning on going to an antique mall, and you never know when you might run into a thrift :)

But, yeah, on to the last little things I have to show you from the past couple weeks' thrifting.

I got these at Goodwill Outlet two weeks ago. They are currently hanging out with a couple more "Home Sweet Home" cross-stitches in our kitchen. I like how...homey...they are, you know? To think that someone put time and love into these is just so sweet. My favorite one of my little collection? One that says "Home is where you hang your heart."

For now, we're hanging our hearts in Virginia. And you can bet that wherever we are in the future, we'll have these sweet little pieces of home with us :)


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Victorian and Edwardian

I don't know much (not anything, really) about fashion or fashion history. But when I saw this cool book about Victorian and Edwardian fashion for 25 cents at Goodwill Outlet, I thought I'd check it out. How cool were the fashions back then? I would've hated wearing them, of course, since I don't even like dresses or skirts, but they look so put together and quite lovely.

1980s edition of Victorian and Edwardian Fashion, Goodwill Outlet (25 cents)

I admittedly didn't read much of the text, but the photos were interesting! I especially enjoyed some of the intricate hairdos. Here are some favorites:

Doesn't it look like the middle picture is some sort of duel? The caption just says that it's a group of women enjoying the weather. And I'm totally digging the long curled hair of the woman on the right :)

There's just something magical about old photos, especially from the late 1800s and early 1900s. I honestly can't picture what their lives must've been like. But they sure look great living them!

Hope your Thursday's amazing!


PS: The hubby and I decided to make a weekend trip to the town of Luray, Virginia, for the weekend :) Hopeully I'll find some places to thrift shop while relaxing it up!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

As Smooth as Caramel

I seem to be hitting my local Goodwill at the perfect times lately. I went Monday night with the hubby, and they had a bunch of awesome vintage new old stock leather bags!

Of course, it was the day before my payday, so I only let myself get one. It was between a slightly in-your-face navy and gold one and this beauty:

Vintage Leather Bag, Goodwill ($4)

I honestly couldn't decide, so I asked my dear husband to make the decision for me. He must know my style pretty well, 'cause his answer was, "I think the other one is too...flashy. The tan one will go with anything! You should get that one."

Yup. He's right. I am much, much more likely to use a bag that is a neutral but beautiful color than I am a navy and gold one. Isn't she a beaut? :)

I hope everyone's week is going well!


PS: Ever since seeing The Runaways, I've had "Cherry Bomb" stuck in my head! Um, not the most appropriate song to be humming to yourself at work! Woops!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


So, on Sunday I went on a little adventure (aka: got a tiny bit lost) and ended up at this cool monthly "estate sale" in a huge old building. You walk around and there are a ton of rooms filled with neat old stuff!

The only problem was that pretty much nothing had prices, so I only grabbed a couple things. When I finally ended up at the end checkout counter, I had this cool old bag, and a couple things for the hubby.

The checkout lady looked for a price, and when there wasn't one, she asked what room I had gotten it in. I couldn't remember! There were a ton of rooms! So I kind of guessed the bag's location, and she said regretfully, "I'm going to have to charge you four dollars for it..."

I want to know in what kind of world is four dollars too much for a super-awesome old U.S. bag??? Not in my world, and I live in a pretty cheap world where clothes are bought for $1.50 a pound at Goodwill Outlet!

It's always fun to find cool places like that off the beaten path :)

Have a great Tuesday!


PS: If anyone local is interested, the monthly "estate sale" is located at 1601 Overbrook Road, Richmond, VA one weekend a month. The next dates are May 8th 10:30-5:00 and 9th noon-4:00.

PPS: I saw The Runaways last night, and it was pretty good :)

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Apologies, Diversity Thrift

Remember how I totally dissed Diversity Thrift in one of my first posts? Well, please forget that I ever did! I finally ventured back there after all these months, and it was a hundred- no a thousand- times better.

Not only was it much, much cleaner and well-organized, but I found something that I absolutely love. For a dollar. I take it all back, Diversity Thrift!

Awesome Gold-Lined Shell Necklace, Diversity Thrift ($1)

Not only is the perfect shell, well, perfect- it came on a string of yarn that my weird-metal-allergy self can wear! You can bet that I put this baby on the minute I paid for it :) And of course wore it yesterday too! You know you have something special when the checkout guy at the grocery store says your necklace is awesome.

I have more to show and tell about Saturday's finds, but I just couldn't wait to share this with you :) Hope your weekend was as great as I feel wearing my new necklace! (Pretty gosh darn great!!!!)


Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: A Little Hippie

I had to work yesterday morning, and by the time I got out, the weather was perfect! Sunny and 70 degrees is my kind of weather! I threw on a couple newly thrifted items, including a vintage Coach purse, and was out to enjoy the sunshine.

Since the hubby was working and my tripod isn't in working order, I balanced my camera on the back of my car and snapped a couple photos with the self-timer. I liked this one best, since the camera caught me mid-step:

Michael Michael Kors Shirt, Goodwill Outlet; Vintage Flowery Vest, Love of Jesus; Ripped Jean Capris, Goodwill; Vintage Coach Purse, Goodwill; 90s Jantzen Slip-Ons, Love of Jesus; Sunnies, Salvation Army (100% Thrifted!)

Funny story about the Michael Michael Kors top. I actually had been eye-balling it at TJMaxx about a year ago, waiting for it to go on super-clearance. But it never did, and $20 or whatever it was was too much for me! But last Saturday at Goodwill Outlet, I grabbed this one out of the bins, and it's my size! Good things come to those who wait :) (Or, good things come to those who are too thrifty to buy something full price...)

I love this vest, and I've been waiting to wear it in the spring. However, it makes me feel a little bit like a hippie! If only I had some peace sign sunglasses, I'd be set :) Ha ha. And the vintage Coach bag? I found it at my local Goodwill the other night! It's in perfect condition, too. I might sell it at some point, but for now, it's mine :)

I found some great things yesterday too, for me and the shop! More tomorrow!


Saturday, April 10, 2010

What I'm Wanting: Vintage Alice and Summer Clothes!

I'm pretty sure I told you all that I saw Alice in Wonderland in the theatres a couple weeks ago. I thought it was good, but I'm really glad I didn't read the book first. 'Cause I just read it, and it was crazy! I don't know how I never read it before now, but it's quickly become a favorite. I wasn't able to find a vintage copy at my favorite thrifts, so I just bought the $4 cheapo soft cover version. I'd love to have an awesome vintage copy, though, like this one on etsy:

1970 edition of Alice in Wonderland from this etsy store

What else will I be searching for this afternoon? (I have to work all morning.) Summer clothes! Although it's cooled down a bit again, the recent 90-plus temperatures have me longing for some summer florals and lightweight things. I hope everyone has a great weekend!


PS: I've listed a small "springtime collection" to my etsy shop- go check it out!

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Golden Bird

I have had pretty good luck finding vintage wall decor, especially at Goodwill Outlet. Some of my favorites are faux-wood birds, and I found a little golden one to add to my collection this past Saturday! He's so little and cute, and he fits right in in our quirky little apartment :) (He is pictured on the hubby's parents' lawn...isn't it super green and springy?)

Bird Wall Decor, Goodwill Outlet

Speaking of Goodwill, I went last night after work and found some things I really wanted/needed. I found a new pair of jean capris, new work pants, a super-soft tie-dye T, and something awesome for my etsy. (I realized too late that I had my camera set for too high-quality photos, so I need to re-take all of them before I can list my new things. Ugh. But they are pretty good, and you can expect them by Monday!)

Thank you so much for your encouragement this week, it really has made what could've been a seriously stressful week of work not too bad. You guys are the best! Happy Friday!


Thursday, April 8, 2010

Picture Perfect

Sometimes, I can imagine myself living in a little old house, in the middle of nothing. Breeze blowing through the open windows and the hubby by my side, I think this could be a perfect life. I would go on adventures through the sweeping countryside, finding little thrift shops along the way. This is what I thought of when I found this great little painting in a bin at Goodwill Outlet last weekend:

Add blue skies, and this would be the perfect little scene. It's lovely to think of, although highly unlikely that the hubby and I would ever end up in such a place. Although I've come a long way from the three-times-weekly Target trips of my past, I do like being close to things other than wilderness. But it's nice to dream :)

Have a great Thursday- the crazy week is almost done!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Since It Seems to Be Summer Already...

The super-warm weather is upon us- it's been in the 90s outside! So, I'm stocking up on my summer wear :) This means short sleeves, sandals, and easy-breezy straw hats. I've got a little collection of them going, including this little gem:

Straw Hat, Love of Jesus ($1)

You can bet I'll be sporting this and quite a few others on my Florida vacation in June! Oh my, I can't wait! This balmy weather is making me feel like I'm already there...

Have a good one- the week's halfway over!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Little Piece of the 90s

You know that nostalgic feeling about the era you grew up in? The 1990s is that for me. I love things from the 90s- the music, (some of) the clothes, and the shoes. When I found these Jantzen slip-ons, I had to have them!

They have this great cushioning on the backs to prevent blisters, and I just love the courd material and green bottoms! They went perfectly with my casual Easter outfit:

Jantzen Slip-Ons, Love of Jesus ($3)

And, just for kicks, my Easter outfit:

Striped Shirt, Goodwill Outlet; Green Short Sleeve Sweater, Goodwill; Jean Shorts, Goodwill Outlet; Shoes, Love of Jesus; Sunnies, Salvation Army (100% Thrifted!)

We went to church for Easter on Saturday night, so Easter Sunday called for casual egg-hunting attire. The weather was warm and pretty perfect :) I was super-comfy in these weird jean shorts that are actually like bell-bottoms...they are probably also from the 90s!

Hope everyone's week is going well! I personally can't wait till the weekend :)


Monday, April 5, 2010

Sunglass Showdown

Remember how I said I found the exact sunglasses I was looking for? Deadstock 1980s colorful perfect sunglasses? I did! I also found a pair of red cat-eye 80s-does-50s ones. Usually not my style, but when I tried them on, I had to get them!

The question: Which do you like better?

1980s Sunglasses, both Salvation Army

I'm kind of loving the cat-eyes, but they are pretty out-there. I'll be sure to debut my other finds throughout the week, and I'll update the etsy shop too. It's going to be a long week at work for me, but I'll make the time! (If you think about it, could you say a little prayer for me that the week will go by fast and be good? I'd appreciate it!)

Hope everyone's Easter was great!


Sunday, April 4, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: Go Navy

I took you guys' advice and rolled up the sleeves on my sailor jacket and paired it with bright pink :) And I agree, it was much more wearable- I didn't even get any weird stares! That said, it was way too hot yesterday for it, so I ended up changing about halfway through the day.

Anyway, here's my thrifting outfit:

Sailor Jacket, Estate Sale; Shirt, Goodwill; Jeans, Goodwill; Purse, Goodwill; Shoes, Love of Jesus; Sunnies, Love of Jesus

So I found some pretty great clothes yesterday! We're talking red jeans, awesome early 90s slip-on shoes, numerous shirts, and an awesome spring cardigan with bell sleeves! No overalls, though.

Oh, and I found the perfect sunglasses too! And some extras for the shop! So expect to see those very soon :) Hope everyone has a happy Easter :)


Saturday, April 3, 2010

What I'm Wanting: 80s Sunnies and Overalls!

Thank you for your comments and emails yesterday about Rosco. I really, really appreciate your support and kindness. It helped me a lot, and I know I will feel better soon.

So, on to thrifty things. I never did find those overalls last weekend, but I am determined to find some! They will be the perfect summertime throw-on-and-go item, and goodness gracious would it be nice to have an outfit shot without the same four pairs of jeans!

Also, I'm looking for the perfect pair of 80s sunnies. Perfect= nice color, the shape below, and not scratched.

I love these from this etsy listing

Wish me luck! Nothing gets me past a bad week like some great thrifting :) The only thing that would make it better? If you all could magically join me!


Friday, April 2, 2010

Vintage Bikes

In an effort to cheer myself up and not sound so darn dreary on this little blog, I am going to share a picture I took of old bikes at a flea market last weekend. I don't even know where the flea market was, I just stopped on the way to Fredericksburg when I saw the sign! I had to take a picture of these awesome vintage bikes:


I'll Miss You, Old Friend

This has absolutely nothing to do with thrifting, but I just don't think I can write about much today. My dog Rosco, who my family got when I was in 8th grade, had to be put down yesterday. He's been sick, and it was time. While I understand this, it's still really hard for me, because he was down in Florida with my family and I am up here in Richmond. I didn't get to say goodbye. :(

Here's a picture I took of him the last time I saw him, in September:

He was just a great dog, and I loved him so much. Although I wish I could've said goodbye in person, the next best thing was to say goodbye here. So, bye Rosco. I'll miss you dragging me around the block on our walks, watching you run around the backyard in the sun, and playing tug-of-war with your toys. I'll miss you, old friend.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Little Sailor Jacket

At the estate sale I went to this past Saturday, I saw all sorts of pretty things! There were closets full of vintage clothing, pretty purses, and shoes in my size :)

The one thing I haven't shown you that I got is this great Laura Ashley sailor jacket, simply because it is bewildering to me.

Laura Ashley Jacket, Estate Sale ($2)

It's so cute, though! I can totally see it this summer, over a sweet little tank top at the beach. The problem is that whenever I put it on, I feel like I'm in some sort of play about old-time Navy sailors!

In other words, I need your help! How can I wear this adorable cropped sailor jacket without feeling like it's a costume? I'm sure it can be done, but I'm drawing a blank :)

Thanks for your help!