Sunday, February 17, 2013

Thrift Store Score


Rick and I went to lunch yesterday, but first, I made him stop at the Salvation Army thrift store. He hates that place, so I usually only go when I'm by myself. However, it was on the way, so Rick grumbled and sat in the car while I went in. There was a little, black shrug sweater I wanted to get if it was still there. I've looked at it something like three times, but never bought it. Of course, when I went back, it was gone. Bummer. I did find this tropical print blazer by Coldwater Creek. I looked online, but couldn't find this exact one to see how much it originally cost. Most Coldwater Creek blazers on eBay don't go for that much, but new ones on the website are generally over $100 each. At $4, I probably got a deal. It's waist-length and fitted, which is nice.


I also found this red plaid blazer by Evan Picone. I've been looking for one for awhile now, so I was thrilled to find this one. It's partially wool and needs to be dry cleaned, which is a bummer, but do-able. I blogged about it here, if you want to read more about it. I added the belt for the picture. It has belt loops, so I'm assuming it came with one originally, or at least with a waist tie, as a lot of Evan Picone blazers have. I'm looking forward to wearing it — maybe with a black skirt and some black boots or something. 


As I was waiting in line, I saw this little charm bracelet. There were several sitting on the counter and they were all in their original packages, so I'm guessing they were new. This one has little balls with leopard prints on them, along with roses, gold hearts, and a few other sparkly things. This was the only one like this, as the others were a different style and all the same. It jingles, by the way — a lot. So anyway, I was pretty happy with all my new finds.

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  1. Wow! I really love the plaid blazer - how much was that find? And the charm bracelet! I LOVE charm bracelets. :D

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    1. The plaid blazer was around $8, which is A LOT for me to spend on something at the thrift store. I guess maybe because it's a designer brand and partially wool. I haven't worn it yet, but I'm looking forward to it. :)

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    1. Thanks. I've become such a nerd about plaid lately. I even have a plaid blog. What a dork. :)

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  3. I love thrift stores, too. I go to our "quarter store" every Tuesday after our writer's meeting at the library. I came out today with 3 picture books, a MG book, a shirt for one of my sons, a very unique and pretty drinking glass and a denim jumper for me.

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    1. It sounds like you got some great things also, Janet. I love getting books at the thrift store. I just bought an unabridged version of Alice In Wonderland, too.

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  4. Oh, I love thrift stores. You got some great stuff!

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    1. Thanks, Marcia. I guess the key is going there all the time. OR ... hanging out near the workers with the shopping carts who are filling up the shelves and racks with new stuff. Haha!

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