Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Hey everyone! I'm going to post more photos and details from our Halloween on Tuesday, but I thought I'd post a little something tonight :)
I wonder if you can guess what the hubby is supposed to be?

Happy Halloween from Amanda and Josh!

Tomorrow, November's Thrifty Blogger of the Month will be posted :)

My Thrifting Outfit: Playing with Mustard

Nope, not another Big Mustard outfit :) I'm actually expanding my condiment-hued item collection!

Meet my American Apparel mustard beret that I picked up for four bucks at Plato's Closet! It just so happened to blend well with our pretty fall leaves:

Beret, American Apparel via Plato's Closet; Space Tee, Target Clearance; Grandma Sweater, Goodwill Outlet; Jeans, Goodwill; Mocs, Target; Necklace, West End Antiques; Bass Purse, Goodwill Outlet; Folding Sunnies, Goodwill Outlet
The hubby and I didn't have the best luck thrifting yesterday, but we did happen upon a fall festival near an antique mall. We split a fried Snickers and a fried Twinkie! (Very yummy, but definitely once-a-year type foods!)

Anyway, Happy Halloween everyone :) I'm dressing up as a hippie- you'll see a costume photo Tuesday!


PS: My jeans aren't some sort of weird the battle of good lighting vs. pretty leaves, pretty leaves won!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: Headless Halloween

Although I am choosing to make this seem like an arty Halloween outfit shot, cutting off my head was completely unintentional :) Gotta love trying to take a super-quick photo while a curious neighbor is looking on!

Anyway, here's what I wore on the Tuesday Goodwill Outlet trip that netted the fabulous Choos:

80s Tee: Goodwill; Dotted Shirt as Vest, Goodwill; Jeans, Goodwill; Minnetonka Sandals, Goodwill Outlet; D & B Bag, Goodwill; Necklace, Goodwill Outlet (100% Thrifted!)
Can we just talk about how busy Goodwill has been this month? I swear the parking lot has been stuffed full whenever I go! I bet this time of year is when it makes the most profits :)

While we're talking Halloween, I decided not to be a cowgirl after all. With my short hair, I looked a little too cowboy, so I'm taking a whole new route! I'll definitely be showing you pictures next week :)


Friday, October 29, 2010

Guy Finds Friday: The Empire Strikes Back

Hi and welcome to another Guy Finds Friday with Josh!

This week, I've got a snow speeder from Star Wars Episode V. Amanda found it in one of the Goodwill Outlet bins last week, and it's from 1980!

Vintage Star Wars Snow Speeder, Goodwill Outlet
The closest thing to Star Wars toys I had growing up were legos and the occasional cheapo lightsaber. Although it is missing a few parts, it's pretty cool to have a Star Wars toy that's older than I am.

I can still see this snow speeder flying above the surface of Hoth and taking down AT-AT's. I guess I am a Star Wars nerd at heart. Strong is the force, with this one!

Until next week,

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Leopard Print Jimmy Choo's

Yup, you read that right! I thrifted a pair of kitten heel leopard print Jimmy Choo's at Goodwill Outlet on Tuesday!!!

They aren't in the best shape (the kitten heels need new bottoms; the edges are worn), but heck, they're Jimmy Choo heels for two bucks! What do you think? Best find ever?

Jimmy Choo's; Goodwill Outlet ($2)
There they were, sitting at the bottom of one of the shopping carts filled with shoes. The print caught my eye, and when I saw the brand I grabbed them and walked away to get a closer look. They are so high-quality and so pretty that I just want to put them on a shelf and stare!

They actually fit me too, so maybe I'll try to find someone to fix the kitten heels and I'll wear them somewhere special :)

I just had to share this with you all!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Estate Sale Treasure

Although I didn't hit up any estate sales this past weekend, I finally took pictures of my finds from the weekend before's estate sale :)

I loved the neighborhood that it was in. It was full of big, old homes and so many trees!

Studded Vintage Purse; Mustard Vintage Hat; Striped Silk Scarf; Vintage Handmade Kitty; All: Estate Sale
It was hard choosing what to get since there were so many great things. There was even a rack full of vintage floor-length fur coats selling for $1000! Wayyyy out of my price range!

The kitty will be up in the etsy shop soon, since I seem to be gravitating toward animal-themed items lately. I think she'd look perfect in a 1950's style bedroom :)

I hope you're having a great week! It's almost Halloween!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Folding Sunnies and Other Treasures

I had pretty great luck at Goodwill Outlet this past Saturday! It seemed like every bin had another little treasure in it :)

I got some neat things for the etsy shop, and these for me:

Shell Pin, Good Samaritan; Folding Sunnies and Bangle, Goodwill Outlet
My favorite of these is the folding pair of sunnies!!! They compress into this tiny little thing perfect for a pocket :)

The shell pin and the bangle were also fun to find. You know me- I get excited when I find non-metal jewelry or accessories! Ah, metal allergies. 

I get off work early today since I worked Saturday, so maybe I'll hit up a thrift store or two :) Have a great day!


Monday, October 25, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: The Sun is Shining, Every Cloud's Got a Silver Lining

The title of this post is from a favorite song: 'Ugly Day' by Five Iron Frenzy. My hubby introduced it to me when we were young and apart, since it talks about even a sunny day being ugly without the one you love.

Anyway, here's yesterday's thrifting/antique shopping outfit:

Floral Rayon Shirt, Goodwill; Military-Inspired Jacket, Goodwill; Bell Bottoms, Goodwill; Minnetonka Sandals, Goodwill Outlet; Green Bag, Goodwill Outlet; Bangle, Goodwill Outlet (100% Thrifted!)
I picked up the awesome military-esque jacket at my first stop: a Goodwill I usually don't go to. This baby was a mere $3.50, so it was worth the stop! Unfortunately, the army green bag I got at Goodwill Outlet yesterday wasn't as great a deal. The zipper broke right off after one use!

As for the change in scenery for this photo, I stopped in an office parking lot and took this one picture since I didn't take one before I left the apartment. I like how it turned out- not too bad for a little tripod balanced on my car!

Have a great Monday :)


Sunday, October 24, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: Bell Bottom Jeans

The other night I scored a super-comfy pair of bell bottoms from my local Goodwill :) Extreme flares remind me of my seventh grade self! (Oh late 90s-does-70s, those were the days ;) ) Of course I had to try them out yesterday:

Ray Bans, eBay; Silky Shirt, Goodwill; Bell Bottoms, Goodwill; Minnetonka Sandals, Goodwill Outlet; D&B Purse, Goodwill; Necklaces, Goodwill Outlet; Bangles, Flea Market + Gift
I doubled-up my wooden necklaces (now available in Another's Treasure etsy shop) to add some interest to the outfit. I feel like I've worn this shirt a lot on the blog! I have a million cooler-weather outfit ideas, but it's been too hot on the weekends to wear anything but a lightweight top.

 I found some pretty awesome things thrifting yesterday, though. I got a military carry-on size bag, some folding sunglasses, brand-new Bumble and Bumble hair products, and some cool bangles! I also picked out some great things for the etsy shop :)

Be sure to check it out, since new goodies are added weekly!


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Where Can I Find That? ((Vintage Ray Bans))

While I couldn't find any vintage Ray Bans for as cheap as I snagged mine on eBay (a cool seven bucks!), I did find some similar ones on etsy :)

These are slightly more expensive and have prescription lenses, but they're much cheaper than new ones and super-cute!

I really love the tortoise shell look to these too :)

I'm working this morning, but I'm definitely hitting up my fave thrifts after!

On my thrift list right now:
*The perfect floral and leather large purse
*A sunset sweater + animal sweaters!
*Christmas gifts!! It's getting to be that time of year :)

What are you all looking out for?


Friday, October 22, 2010

Guy Finds Friday: Nerd Alert

Hi everyone, and welcome to another Guy Finds Friday with Josh!

This week, Amanda found me some awesome records from the Star Trek movie and Battlestar Galactica! What can I say? The woman knows me well.

Records, Goodwill ($1 each)
These are worth it for the cover art alone, but you can bet I'll be blasting these on our record player while I play my Xbox 360. I know, I know. Nerd alert.

But you know what? Sometimes it's cool to be a nerd.

Until next week,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Book Bank

The estate sales we've had here in Richmond recently have been amazing :) I'm always so surprised to find great things at even better prices!

Sunday's estate sale was no exception, but because we went straight to my in-laws from there I didn't take photos of my goodies. With it being dark when I get home from work, it's been too hard to get proper photos, so here's a so-so indoor pic of my favorite find:

Vintage Leather and Metal Book Bank, Estate Sale ($4)
The front says 'Frigidaire' and the top has a slot for coins and cash. The lock on the bottom didn't come with a key, but according to an episode of Pawn Stars, maybe the bank had the key! (Did anyone else see that one?)

It's just so neat for a book-lover who works at a financial institution. (Me!)

Have a good one :)


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Puppy and the Bird

I seem to be finding a lot of animal-type things at the thrifts lately! I have some great animal goodies in the etsy shop, like an 80s Alf puppet, a 60s or 70s Curious George stuffed animal, some 70s butterfly wall art, a parrot wooden box, an owl wine stopper, and soon these:

Aren't they adorable?? I love the little stuffed dog pillow! I always see cat ones, but this puppy is way cuter :)

And I'm also a big fan of 70s animal wall art like this hummingbird. I have so many birds and butterflies on my walls, that I'm listing this little guy in the etsy shop too!

I hope everyone's week is going well :)


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: Beads and Stripes

Sunday was a beautiful day! The hubby and I went to a pretty awesome estate sale in the morning where we both found cool stuff :)
I'll tell you more about our finds later this week, but I thought I'd go ahead and share Sunday's outfit:

Striped Sweater, Goodwill; Vest, F21 via Goodwill; Jeans, Target Clearance; Sperry Top-Siders, Good Samaritan; Vintage D & B Purse, Goodwill; Vintage Ray Bans, eBay; Beads, Goodwill Outlet
I wore my newly thrifted Sperry Topsiders that I found this past weekend, and I love them! At just three bucks, they were a steal :)

This was the first time since March that it's been cool enough to wear this striped sweater that's been sitting in my closet. I added the vest for another layer without making it too warm. Overall, the perfect comfy outfit for estate saling!
I hope you're having a great week!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Little Hideaways

I love little things to keep tiny treasures in! Imagine my excitement, then, when I pulled out two such goodies from the Goodwill Outlet bins Saturday morning :)

You truly never know what you'll find there!

Beaded Coin Purse; Wooden Butterfly with Compartments; Both: Goodwill Outlet
I love the design of the beaded coin purse- the hubby noticed that there are two pipes on it! And the butterfly was well-earned, as I found each piece in a different bin!

One thing I left behind was an 80s kid-size typewriter that looked in working condition, minus the ink. It wasn't all that heavy (a big thing to keep in mind at Goodwill Outlet with it's by-the-pound pricing), but it was a little worn on the outside. It just wasn't as perfect as my two lovely typewriters!

Have a great Monday :)


Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: Black + Brown

Growing up, I never thought that black and brown don't go together. My mom always seemed to have a black and brown purse to go with everything (totally brilliant and chic).

Here's my take on tackling the apparent fashion faux-paus:

Vintage Ray Bans, eBay; Wolf T, Goodwill; Wool Cardigan, JCrew Warehouse Sale ($20!); Brown Courds, Goodwill; Converse, JCrew Warehouse Sale ($10); Vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag, Goodwill; Necklace, Goodwill Outlet; Mink Pin, Heritage Antiques ($2.50)
Can you spot my little vintage mink pin? It's a crazy little critter I got the other night at Heritage Antiques! The perfect mix of creepy and cool :)

 On another note, it seems my tomboy-ish clothes don't quite go as well with super-short hair as they did with my long locks :) I think I balanced everything out pretty well in this outfit, though. At least, I didn't get any "Have a nice day, sir" comments :)

I kid, I kid. My mom did a brilliant job with my haircut! And no more headaches from super-heavy hair. (I used to get those for real!)

Have a great day!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Where Can I Find That? ((The Bucket Bag))

I'm totally in love with my Dooney and Bourke bucket bag :) I still can't believe that I scored it at my local Goodwill for a mere four bucks!

If you live in Richmond, I did see another one just like mine at the West Broad Goodwill in the case for $25 yesterday.

If you're not local, here's an all-black version on etsy:

Vintage Dooney and Bourke Small Black Bucket Bag, ikohikoh on etsy
It's the perfect size for the essentials :) I'm usually a fan of bigger bags, but I can make an exception for perfect-sized cross-body ones!

I hope everyone has a great weekend :) Whew, this week went by fast!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Guy Finds Friday: A Connoisseur's Guide to Cigars

Hi and welcome to another Guy Finds Friday with Josh!

For this week's post, I'll share with you an awesome cigar book Amanda found for me this past Saturday.

Cigar Book, Goodwill Outet ($0.50)
Not only does this book provide a guide to cigars, but it also has handy quotes from famous people like Mark Twain and Bill Cosby!

It's always good to have come cigar quotes up your sleeve. You never know when you'll need one!

Until next week,

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Have an Eye Opener

I can't get over how great my mom did thrifting on Saturday :) She was the one who found the most unusual item- a wine bottle topper with an eye that closes and opens! 'Have an eye opener' it urges from the top of your favorite red. How cool, right?

Here are the rest of the neat things we thrifted:

Vintage Wine Bottle Topper, Love of Jesus ($0.30); Vintage Glasses and Case, Good Samaritan ($0.50); Bike Decor, Goodwill Outlet (<$1); Late 1800s Poetry Book, Good Samaritan ($1.99)
The poor old book's leather cover started crumbling in our hands, but it's so old and lovely that I had to have it! Old books are definitely a weakness of mine.
The glasses and bike decor I got because they are so cool! I can't resist neat old things, even if the bike just represents something old.

I think that finally wraps up our great weekend with my awesome mom! We had so much fun :)


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: A Boater and a Smile

This isn't technically a thrifting outfit. I say technically because it wasn't a thrift store we stopped at Sunday morning before hitting Skyline Drive. But it was a JCrew Warehouse Sale!

We're talking boxes and boxes of JCrew and Madewell items for pretty cheap :)

Shirt, Goodwill; Pants, Target Clearance; Cowboy Boots, Target; Vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag, Goodwill; Boater Hat, Good Samaritan; Necklace, Goodwill Outlet
I found a lovely JCrew sweater for $20! And some awesome socks for two bucks each, and a great scarf, and Converse shoes for ten bucks! Not thrift store cheap, but pretty close :)

How's your week going? I can't believe it's already Wednesday. Short weeks=awesome.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Chunky Necklace and Furry Boots

With my newly short hair, I find that I'm wanting large accessories. Good thing for my sizable necklace collection! And this chunky beaded necklace I pulled from the Goodwill Outlet bins on Saturday is just perfect :) I actually grabbed quite a few of them, so they'll be up in the etsy shop soon.

Chunky Necklace, Goodwill Outlet (<$1); Furry Boots, Love of Jesus ($3)
And check out these vintage snow boots! They are fuzzy on top, comfy inside, and super warm :) Hopefully it won't snow here in Richmond again this year, but these will keep me toasty when it gets chilly outside!

Have a great Tuesday, everyone :)


Monday, October 11, 2010

The Vintage Bowling Shoes of My Dreams!

My mom and I had such a great time thrifting Saturday! She was a pro- pulling out great things from the Goodwill Outlet bins and even finding some green leather shoes for herself at Good Samaritan :)

My favorite find of the day was a perfectly awesome pair of vintage bowling shoes in my size!

Vintage Bowling Shoes, Good Samaritan ($2.99)
I can't wait to wear them :) I feel like their slight quirkiness matches my new haircut! (Thanks, by the way, for the nice comments about it. I like it, but it's taking a bit to get used to!)

Have you thrifted anything cool this weekend? Let me know :) I love to hear about other people's thrifting adventures!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: Flowers and a Biker

My mom is in town, so I'm going to keep this post pretty short :) Speaking of which, my mom cut my hair off yesterday! Like, really short!

Here's my outfit (pre-cut):

Vintage Ray Bans, eBay; Floral Rayon Shirt, Goodwill; Biker Vest, Target Clearance; Jeans, TJMaxx Clearance; Vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag, Goodwill; Minnetonka Sandals, Goodwill Outlet; Cameo Necklace, Heritage Antiques
I feel like I look like a different person now with my short hair! Here's a photo of my mom and I (post-cut):

I hope everyone's having a really great weekend!


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Where Can I Find That? ((The Shell Necklace))

I love my shell necklace. It's made many appearances on the blog, and it was the perfect summer accessory! I'm sure I'll be sporting mine even when the weather cools. Here's one that's now available on etsy so you can too :)

She Sells Sea Shells Necklace, CityofKaris etsy Shop
My lovely gold-trimmed shell resides on a silk chord due to my metal allergy, but I'd say that this one is pretty similar otherwise!

I hope everyone has a great weekend :) My mom is here, and I have Monday off, so you can bet that I will!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Guy Finds Friday: Nothin Beats a Ford

Hey everyone, and welcome to another Guy Finds Friday with Josh! This week, I'm going to show you my newly thrifted Ford backpack.

Why is this such a big deal? I have a Ford Mustang GT that I love. I've been a Mustang fan since my dad first drove his Mustang home when I was in fourth grade.

Ford Backpack, Goodwill Outlet (<$1)

While Amanda insists on calling this my new 'man bag,' I prefer to think of as a manly backpack that I can keep my guy things in.

It looks pretty guyish, right?

Until next week,

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hi, Dooney!

I get especially excited when I find something really nice at the thrift store. Doesn't everyone? But the other night, I was browsing at my local Goodwill, and there it was! A perfect vintage Dooney and Bourke bucket bag!

Vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag, Goodwill ($4)
The coolest thing about it was that I had just sold my other vintage D & B bag in my etsy shop. I was kind of sad to let it go, and then a replacement appeared at Goodwill that same day! It's funny how things work sometimes :)

I hope your week is going great!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Two Pretty Little Typewriters

I couldn't believe it when I found a pretty aqua-colored typewriter for ten bucks at the estate sale we went to Sunday. I usually don't even bring that much money to estate sales, but this perfect-condition beauty was worth it!

Of course, I couldn't show off one typewriter without giving my other one a little blog time :) The pretty, black Royal typewriter belonged to my Grammy, who gave it to me at Christmas last year! I love it so much!

Vintage Royal Typewriter, From Grammy; Vintage Smith-Corona Typewriter, Estate Sale ($10)
The best thing is that they both work! It's pretty funny to hear me typing up something though, because they are pretty loud :)

The one that Grammy gave me even has brushes to keep the typewriters clean and free of dust. You better believe I'm taking the best care of my lovely treasures!

Do you all like old typewriters too?


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: Big Mustard and Dots

Sunday was a perfect day. I slept until 9:30 (almost unheard of!), threw on Big Mustard and headed out to an estate sale with the hubby. Of course, it was amazing. I found an awesome lion belt, deer-shaped salt and pepper shakers, sparkly shoe clips, and the most perfect aqua-colored typewriter!

Click on the links for the items for sale on my etsy shop! Of course, I'll show you the rest of the treasures tomorrow :) For now, here's Sunday's outfit:

Vintage Ray Bans, eBay; Polka Dot Shirt, Goodwill; Necklace, West End Antiques; Big Mustard, Good Samaritan; Jeans, Target Clearance; Suede Cowboy Boots, Target; F + C Bag,
As you can spot here, I had already switched my weekend bag over to my work F + C bag. It goes much better with my work shirts and black slacks than it does with my vintagey casual weekend clothes! Oops!

Other than that, Sunday was just perfection. Lovely overcast skies with 60-something temps! And I tried a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte for the first time, and it was so yummy :)

I hope everyone's having a great week so far! My mom comes in town this weekend, and I'm so excited!


Monday, October 4, 2010

Thrifting Favorites!

I found some really lovely things on Saturday :) Most I added to the etsy shop, but a few I just had to keep! (For now, at least :))

Here are my favorite 'to keep' finds:

Vintage Locket Pin; Vintage Celluloid Frame; Vintage Compact; Awesome Stone
 I found the first two items at Midlothian Antiques for four bucks! The guy who rang me up was like, "You have a good eye. A really good eye!" It totally made my day :)

The second two vintage goodies I picked up at a small thrift store I hardly ever go to. (I actually can't remember the name of it!) The compact was two bucks and the stone was a buck :)

The hubby and I found some great things at Sunday's estate sale, too! Tomorrow I'll have the first 'Big Mustard' outfit of the season, and I have great finds to show you throughout the week.

Oh, and don't forget to check out the newly updated etsy shop!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

My Thrifting Outfit: The Return of the Jacket

I woke up yesterday morning, and it was finally cool enough to wear a jacket and layers! Ahhhhh, fall. You are my favorite. I even grabbed a fallen leaf for my outfit photo!

Vintage Ray Bans, eBay; Jean Jacket, Goodwill; Floral Shirt, Target Clearance ($3!); Floral Scarf, Goodwill; Khaki Pants, Target Clearance ($4!); Vintage Coach Purse, Goodwill; Leather Fly London Flats, Goodwill Outlet
I'm totally loving my newly thrifted vintage Coach bag, which is the perfect size for thrifting!

Speaking of awesome, I listed a ton of great vintage things in the Another's Treasure etsy shop yesterday! From a vintage Dooney & Bourke bag to a vintage Curious George, there's something you'll love :)


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Where Can I Find That? ((Big Mustard))

It's finally time again to pull out my vintage sweater collection! This cooler weather is just like heaven after the summer we had here in Richmond.

If you're newer to the blog, you might not have met the beauty of a sweater I thrifted last fall. I lovingly call it "Big Mustard." Here's one of the ways I wore it last year, and a similar sweater from the Clever Nettle etsy shop:

Vintage 1980's Oversize Fawn Sweater, Available at the Clever Nettle etsy Shop
While a little less mustard-y, Clever Nettle's sweater is almost exactly the same! So if you've ever wanted a Big Mustard of your very own, be sure to grab this one while it's available :)

I'm off to the thrift stores... here's to hoping I find some awesome vintage things to sell! I can always use some extra cash :) Speaking of which, I listed some new goodies in the Another's Treasure etsy shop- check them out!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Thrifty Blogger of the Month: Starr of A Thought is the Blossom

I am so excited for this month's thrifty blogger: Starr of A Thought is the Blossom! I've loved her blog since I started Another's Treasure, and I really admire her thrifty take on vintage style.

From beautiful, affordable outfits to the signature 'Thrift Magic' posts, A Thought is the Blossom is a must-read for us thrifty gals! Here's your chance to learn a little more about Starr and the inside scoop on her thrift magic :)

Another's Treasure: When did you first start thrift shopping, and why did you begin?

A Thought is the Blossom: I didn't start thrifting until a couple of years ago. It's weird that it took so long for me to discover it! When I was in middle school and junior high, my parents took me and my sister to a bunch of antique malls and flea markets.

We would spend a whole day 'thrifting' in small country towns, but the 90's were so brand conscious that I wasn't really 'in' to any of the dusty items. I hate that I didn't see the gem that was right in front of my eyes then.

I don't think I really started appreciating them until the first couple of Myspace/Ebay sellers came along in the about 2004. Once I discovered the thrift stores in my town, there was no turning back!

Starr's Thrifty End of Summer Outfit; Courtesy of A Thought is the Blossom
AT: What do you consider your best thrifted find ever?

ATiTB: I think I was most excited when I thrifted my Eames ball clock or my mid century credenza. I think my favorite thrifted finds are all my Samsonite bags and suitcases!

AT:  That's awesome! I'm actually a huge Samsonite fan too! What would be the ultimate coolest thing to see for a dollar at a thrift store?

ATiTB: A Mary Poppins-sized tapestry purse, a phonograph, a Lucienne Day chair, or pretty much anything from the 30's and earlier!

AT: Do you have any tips on finding great things while thrifting? Please share!

ATiTB: Tags and fonts are always a dead giveaway that an item is vintage. If you're unsure, look up the label on your phone. If that doesn't help, then you can usually tell from touching the fabric.

Today's fabric is usually very thin and feels just downright cheap. It wasn't always like that! Metal zippers are also a good hint that it's vintage too. Once you get used to doing it, you'll have no trouble telling the difference!

As for finding the things you want... take a look at all the fall and spring lookbooks that are coming out now. They're always good inspiration for what's in style at the moment, and you can usually find a much cheaper version of your favorite piece at the thrift store!


Thanks so much for your lovely answers and tips, Starr!

Everyone be sure to check out  A Thought is the Blossom if you haven't already- it's pretty darn great :)