To get inspiration (and some giveaway items) I headed over to a local thrift shop. This place benefits a non-profit group, so their prices are super low and they’re helping the community!
I ended up walking away with some GREAT items! Some vintage, some new and some that didn’t quite fit me.
First up- the two coats I found. The black one is from Jacobson’s (you must remember that place- I got my first homecoming dress there!). It’s a fuzzy wool with some sort of fur collar. I couldn’t find a tag telling me what materials it was made of, so I’m not sure how to clean it. The buttons were sparkly and HUGE! I’m planning to take it, and the other coat to my local dry cleaners and asking them to take care of it. They should be able to not ruin the fur, right?
From there, I scoured the dress/skirt/top racks. I found a bunch of stuff! (Please forgive my mismatched outfits in the photos, I don’t plan to wear these like this!)
Top is vintage and has great striping detail. The skirt is from Banana Republic and I think will be great for spring!
And now, we get to the two items that didn’t really fit me.
This red dress is great! It buttons down the front and comes with a matching belt. Unfortunately for me, the armpits are too tight. So, it might benefit one of you!
So, my shopping woes might become your prize! I’m still trying to figure out how it would work and once I do, I’ll let you all know! 🙂
I also found a bunch of vintage pantyhose, still in their original packaging. Is that normal? Would it still work? I was tempted to buy a pair to try, but I decided against it.
There was also a bunch a jewelry, so maybe I’ll have to add some of that to the giveaway mix.
What is the best thing you’ve found at a thrift store or secondhand store?