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Thrift Style

I am excited to introduce a new feature on the blog called Thrift Style. Friends and family of mine know that when they compliment a piece of clothing I am wearing, often the first thing I will tell them is how much I paid for it. I love a good deal and some of the best can be found by dedicating time to your local thrift store.

I am not sure exactly how this feature will take shape but I am thinking I will simply share my newest deals with you as I find them. Let me know if you have any ideas of how you would like to see this feature grow.

To kick it off, I thought I would share several of my favorite thrift finds. These have been collected through the years so the price of the piece is not exact but they are close, if not accurate estimates of what I paid.

Red Sweater: I got this sweater at “God’s Provision” thrift store in Priest River, ID for one dollar! I tend to gravitate towards clothing that is a little out there, those items that are a little scary on the hanger but if you take the time to try them on they have real potential!

Equipment Blouse: This is one of my best finds and one of the reasons I love thrifting so much. This Equipment blouse is worth $200 + new, but I got it for $19! I found it Snohomish, WA at a little gift shop that had a section of used clothing. I was shocked find it in perfect condition for such a great buy.

Red Dress: This is probably the thrifted item that I have gotten the most use out of. I purchased it for under $5 at Value Village in Ballard – Seattle, WA. I replaced the buttons in the back and hemmed it up to a more modern length and it is my favorite go-to for summer weddings.

Blue Skirt: Believe it or not, this was purchased at a thrift store located inside of Bellevue Square mall. I may be the only person that ever shopped in that little store… Again, this was right about $5 and I hemmed it up to a length I could wear to a party or dressed down with a tshirt on the weekend.

Leather Skirt: I was so thrilled when I found this leather skirt for only $12 at Goodwill in Ballard. I had wanted a leather skirt but definitely didn’t want to pay the price for a new one. The flannel shirt was also thrifted from Value Villiage on Capitol Hill.


Sequin Jacket: I found this jacket at Goodwill in Ballard for roughly $15. I don’t wear this one often but it is still one of my favorites thrown over jeans and a tshirt.

I hope you enjoy this series, stay tuned for thrifted coats up next!

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3 Responses

  1. great finds! i love the blue skirt.

  2. hero.

  3. kay kwan

     /  May 21, 2014

    Love all of them but my favourite is the red sweater. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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