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thrift haul

I’ve had especially good luck on my most recent thrifting trips, so I thought I’d share the haul. I don’t know if it’s my thrifting skills or the Austin thrift stores that have improved, but I’m finding much higher quality items than I used to. I think I’m going to add a new rule to my thrifting tips and start focusing on name brands and designer pieces. I want my wardrobe to be filled with long-lasting items and can’t afford to purchase them for full price, so thrifting them is a good place to start.
oo1. Banana Republic checkered blazer ($15.99)
I have a hard time finding blazers that fit my twelve-year-old boy frame, so I spend extra time trying on every blazer that might possibly fit me, in hopes that I will eventually find one. I’m usually prone to buying boy-child’s navy jackets from ring bearer suits and private school uniforms. When I found this checked blazer, I literally ran across Goodwill screaming Dago’s name until I found him so I could show him my new treasure. It fits so well and I have pinned many a blazer that looks just like it. I especially love it because it’s a little bit cropped, so the waist is cinched in the correct place on my ultra-short torso.
oo2. Oscar de la Renta tweed a-line skirt ($9.99)
I’ve also been searching for the perfect tweed skirt for some time. In the store, I fell in love with the color, but didn’t have time to try it on, so I just bought the darn thing. Once I got it home, I realized the skirt was definitely a-line and not pencil, like I previously thought, so I started planning ways to tapper the bottom. Cut to me realizing that the skirt is Oscar de la Renta and wondering if I could ever bring myself to take a sewing machine to it after all. A-line skirts are really not a good look on me, so I’ll likely end up altering it or saving it to eventually sell in a Shop My Closet type of situation.
oo3. James Perse henley ($5.99)
Last week, the lovely Robyn of Cleverly, Yours posted a hot little outfit of Free People overalls with a comfy henley and I immediately began scouring the internet for an affordable one in my size. I love the one she was wearing from Brandy Melville (it’s even called Nicole!) and I found a couple on sale at Aerie, but I didn’t want to deal with shipping if the shirt wasn’t going to look good on me anyway, so I went a-thriftin’. I rarely shop in the shirt section of thrift stores because there is just so. much. stuff. to look through, but I was on a mission and I knew just what I was looking for. And then I found it. And it was James Perse. And in my size. And only $5.99. From working at Nordstrom, I know how pricey James Perse can be, so I snatched the shirt up and took it to the front and happily dropped six bucks for my new favorite tee.
oo4. Urban Outfitters plaid shirt dress ($9.99)
For more on my brand new UO shirt dress, see Tuesday’s post.

Next I’m hoping to thrift the perfect mini skirt and a fitted black leather jacket.

What have you thrifted lately? Would you be interested in shopping my closet?

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