I must admit, although I do love splurging for nice clothing, there is nothing like a good thrift store find. Whether it’s a small vintage store downtown, or the local Goodwill, you better believe you can find me there at least once a week. A good portion of my closet probably came from a thrift store or was handed down to me by relatives, so for today I chose a few pieces to share with you guys! Since it is Thursday, I added some #tbt instagram pics of other times I have worn some of these pieces!
This blazer is actually not from a thrift store, but was once my grandmothers. Normally I wouldn’t have picked out something like this to buy, but because it was my Nanny’s I wanted to find a way I could make it work for my style. Because this blazer has a bold houndstooth print, I decided to keep everything else monotone for a simple look, and I rolled up the sleeves to give it more of a relaxed vibe. You could just as easily throw this on with a tank and jeans and a cute scarf for fall. I tried to look up the brand of the jacket, which doesn’t exist anymore, but I tracked down another jacket from this company dating to about the 1950’s-1960’s.
Tank: Apricot Lane
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Necklace: Nordstrom BP
I found this jacket at Goodwill for $20…. A vintage full length leather jacket for $20…. Amazing. I’ve found that you can probably find an awesome leather jacket at either a vintage boutique or a Goodwill, but it will probably be more expensive at a vintage boutique, so always try Goodwill first! You’d be amazed at what you can find (a few months ago I found a Vince sweater for $4 in perfect condition)! With some research, I found that this jacket is most likely from the 1970’s.
Jacket: Skin Gear
This skirt is another great Goodwill find. This Midi floral leather skirt was only $5. The company, French Creek, still exists, so I had a hard time tracking down when this exact skirt was made, but by the worn/ softened leather I can tell it’s pretty old.
Skirt: French Creek
Maroon Sweater: Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Black Sweater: Free People
This sweater was actually passed down to me from my generous Godmother. In both looks I paired it with a loose skirt or slip and rugged boots. For the first look I wanted the sweater to be the main focus so I kept everything else white. For the second look I paired the sweater with a printed skirt (also a thrift store find) to add some more interest. Luckily, stripes are a pretty easy print to pair with others, but these bold red and white stripes definitely make a statement!
White Slip: Free People
Floral Skirt: at last & co
Boots: They’re so old and worn I can’t see the brand anymore sorry! ( I got those my Junior year in high school!)
This look has two great thrift store finds, the floral skirt from above, and this denim jacket. Once again, I paired the skirt with stripes to update it a bit, and then added the denim jacket and beanie for a laid back cozy vibe. If you’re looking for a denim jacket, Goodwill is flooded with them. I’m not sure if it’s just mine, but the Goodwill in Lancaster has a “bargain room” where everything is sold by the pound, aka, super super cheap. The woman at Goodwill told me that a lot of the time they’ll just clear out the dressing rooms and instead of putting it back on the rack they’ll just throw it in the bargain room. I found this jacket in the bargain room and it cost me about a dollar…. moral of the story is go to the bargain room. There is a lot of crap in there and you might feel slightly grimy after you leave, but just take a shower after and smile about the cheap clothes you just got!
Jacket: For Joseph
Striped Tank: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: at last & co
Post to come: Because of my love of thrifting, I will soon be selling repurposed clothing in a local Lancaster boutique, That Shuu Girl. Each of my pieces were bought at my local Goodwill or Salvation Army stores and have been remade into new, more trendy, styles. I will keep you all updated on when you can purchase my repurposed looks!