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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Nifty Thrifty

While on summer vacation I utilize a lot of my time thrifting and repurposing/refashioning items I've found at thrift stores.  Recently, I've randomly decided to go into a few thrift stores and hit what people like me (I think there are other people like me out there...) would consider the "gold mine."

This Ralph Lauren sweater and red jersey pencil skirt were found at a thrift stores called Cozie's in Liberty, NC.  This was my first time ever walking into Cozie's and I must say it will not be a thrift store I frequent primarily due to the fact that it is the most unorganized clustermuck I've ever tried to shop in.  However, with the time, energy, and desire for a good hunt, there are some treasures to be found.  Just not a place to pop in and browse.
When I went to VT to pick up my hubby, his plane was delayed so I was stuck (sigh...such a miserable place to be stuck - VT has no sales tax on clothing) with nothing to do for a couple of hours, but hunt around the local thrift stores and TJ Maxx.  Woe was me.

In Goodwill, I scavenged and found a pair of Seven jeans for just $7.  For those of you familiar with this brand, that is like 150% savings (disregard my mathlete skills) so I immediately snapped them up and prayed I could fit into a size 27.  Hallelujah!  They're mine.
Last, but not least, my mom took the hub and I thrifting and antiquing around town on our last day at home.  We love going through thrift stores, but it was really hard to do this so far from home because we knew we couldn't take home all the goodies we would find.  We have been on the hunt for a china cabinet to display our wedding china for almost a year now with no such luck.  Everything we've found has either been too expensive, too big, or too in need of work.

Anyway, in a thrift store in Essex, NY, I found a pair of shoes that I had on my feet before the lady that owned the place had even finished greeting us.  I've been eyeing shoes in this style for months now, but hadn't found a pair that a. fit me, b. are in my price range, and c. are in decent condition.  All until I walked into ReNew.  These shoes were labeless and sizeless, but they are made of real leather in Brazil and cost me $3.




So excited with my new finds!  I also found a fantastic dress at TJ Maxx to wear to a wedding I am in in October.  The stipulations from the bride were for it to be plum and along my typical style guidelines.  I think I found a gem; she agreed.  I'm sure I'll post an outfit pic or 25 from the wedding.

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