A Thrifter's Journey

One's trash is another's treasure.

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It’s been awhile since I’ve shown off some thrifty finds. Here are some of my most recent favorites! 

Left: $1.50 at one of my favorite thrift shops in my hometown in Indiana.

Right: $5 at a local Salvation Army here in Southern California. Oh, and it’s suede!
It’s been awhile since I’ve shown off some thrifty finds. Here are some of my most recent favorites!

Left: $1.50 at one of my favorite thrift shops in my hometown in Indiana.

Right: $5 at a local Salvation Army here in Southern California. Oh, and it’s suede!

To all my thrifty peeps,

It’s been so long since I’ve posted any thrift finds. For that, I am truly sorry. I have a list of reasons why:

Have I been thrifting? Heck yes! And I’ve found some great things. I will surely post them as soon as I can.

With much love,

Jamie, the thrifter on a journey

As I passed by an antique mall while driving to Starbucks, I saw this swimsuit on a manikin in the window. I couldn’t resist. First and foremost, I looked at the price. Only $5! Next I needed to see if it was my size. Because it was on a manikin, I had to ask the man at the front desk to help me take it off. After he got it off, I found out that it was a size 8. Perfect! To make sure I truly would wear it, I tried it on in the 4X4 bathroom - an adventure in and of itself. After getting it on, I immediately fell in love. Even though I’ve been wanting to save my money, it was what I’d been looking for! A find like this is hard to come by, and I was not about to let it pass!
 Now that it’s all said and done, I’m completely satisfied with my purchase. The little adventure was worth it. I cannot wait to get to California and sport this vintage beauty on the beach!

As I passed by an antique mall while driving to Starbucks, I saw this swimsuit on a manikin in the window. I couldn’t resist. First and foremost, I looked at the price. Only $5! Next I needed to see if it was my size. Because it was on a manikin, I had to ask the man at the front desk to help me take it off. After he got it off, I found out that it was a size 8. Perfect! To make sure I truly would wear it, I tried it on in the 4X4 bathroom - an adventure in and of itself. After getting it on, I immediately fell in love. Even though I’ve been wanting to save my money, it was what I’d been looking for! A find like this is hard to come by, and I was not about to let it pass!

 Now that it’s all said and done, I’m completely satisfied with my purchase. The little adventure was worth it. I cannot wait to get to California and sport this vintage beauty on the beach!

Due to my upcoming move to California, I’ve had to cut down on my wardrobe. Because of this, I’ve been trying to avoid thrift shops in attempt to make the process easier. However, I caved last week. How could one resist the 50% off sign in the window? When it was all said & done, I spent less than $5 on a pair of high-waisted polkadot pants, a head scarf, a tribal print crop top from Forever 21, & a pair of gold lion earrings. That, my friends, is what I call a win.

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Welcome to Thrifty Thursday! This week’s featured outfit contains three thrifty finds. First, let me tell you about these tribal high-waisted shorts! They were originally a pair of matronly capris that I thrifted for about $2 at a local Salvation Army. I made the purchase because I fell in love with the pattern & figured I could transform them into a cool pair of shorts. After being cut & cuffed, voilà! Here they are. The denim top was thrifted for $1.50 at a Salvation Army & the belt for $1 at a garage sale. If you didn’t do the math already, the outfit cost only $4.50 (shoes excluded). I consider that a win!

Welcome to Thrifty Thursday! This week’s featured outfit contains three thrifty finds. First, let me tell you about these tribal high-waisted shorts! They were originally a pair of matronly capris that I thrifted for about $2 at a local Salvation Army. I made the purchase because I fell in love with the pattern & figured I could transform them into a cool pair of shorts. After being cut & cuffed, voilà! Here they are. The denim top was thrifted for $1.50 at a Salvation Army & the belt for $1 at a garage sale. If you didn’t do the math already, the outfit cost only $4.50 (shoes excluded). I consider that a win!

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Anonymous asked:

I love that last outfit!!!

Thank you! I love it too ;)

For this today’s thrifty get-up, I tucked this retro crop-top (notice the cute little pocket in the front) into this bright floral skirt. To tie it all together, I wore this reddish belt. What’s the best part? All three items were thrifted! The top and skirt were thrifted from a local Salvation Army for about $2-3 each. The belt was $1 at an elderly lady’s garage sale.
FYI: I chose this outfit based upon today’s print on print Coast to Coast Challenge.

For this today’s thrifty get-up, I tucked this retro crop-top (notice the cute little pocket in the front) into this bright floral skirt. To tie it all together, I wore this reddish belt. What’s the best part? All three items were thrifted! The top and skirt were thrifted from a local Salvation Army for about $2-3 each. The belt was $1 at an elderly lady’s garage sale.

FYI: I chose this outfit based upon today’s print on print Coast to Coast Challenge.

Anonymous asked:

Thrift stores must be so much cheaper in the US. In Australia thrift shop clothes start at about $5/$8 and increase from there. I'm a little bit jealous.

Well, trust me, there are plenty of thrift stores I never enter because of the prices! Most of my stuff comes from Salvation Army (meant for people who cannot afford regular priced items) and a local thrift store ran by a church.

However, I will add that where I live is generally cheaper than most areas in the US. I am about to move to California and their thrift stores are much more expensive. That will be quite the adjustment!