Monday, May 14, 2012

Thrifty Outfit Post

I had so much fun doing the last thrifted outfit post I thought I’d try another one today. Mostly because it feels like every time I open a magazine, I see something like this or this. And I don’t know about you but for me, a $78 tank top is not a “steal.” Not only is thrifting a great way of reducing our carbon footprint by reusing instead of throwing away, but it allows you so much creativity and freedom. And this has fueled my long-time love affair with the second-hand store.

In addition to my super-trendy clothes, I would like to point out the picturesque photo-shoot location complete with the breathtaking view of the dumpster. Super sexy. Thanks for noticing. Also…anyone else think there are a LOT of hyphens in this post?




Dress: Volunteers of America Thrift Store, $3.99

Cardigan: Charlotte Russe, clearance, $6.99

Vintage Boots: Flea market, $10

Bracelets: Funky Jewelry, $1 each

Knit flower: gift


Thrifting tip of the week: Second-hand sizing can be tricky for a couple reasons a) a variety of brands and b) after a few washes, our clothes tend to shrink up or stretch out. Many of the bigger thrift stores have dressing rooms so take advantage and be open to a broader range of sizes than normal. Wear leggings and tank tops for non-dressing room try-on’s.

Share your thrift store tips below!

love, elizabeth


Alex said...

Holy moly girl you look great! And I agree, $78 is totally NOT a steal! I barely even want to pay that much for shoes! You really know how to find a bargain :)

Faith said...

agreed! $78 for a tank is not a steal!

you look incredible! i seriously do not have the gift for thrifting. i can never find anything i like so i just leave disappointed and mad that others have this gift! you have it!

Nomali/Minenhle said...

I think this is among the few logical reasons (which mostly consist of chanting "Brooklyn") that I want to visit you side of the pond. Great finds! Those bangles and those boots, yum.

Love from Jo'burg said...

so cute!

Sarahcastically said...

omg your hair looks so awesome how do you get your hair to do that!!!

I want some cowboy boots.

Tara said...

I've tried to go thrifting a few times, but I never know what to look for or how to match things...I also have a hard time finding things that fit me. However, I have so many friends who are great at it and who find such cool things, that I'm determined to become skilled at it as well!

Jen said...

you look amazing! I LOVE that outfit and it's so cool that you were able to pull the whole thing together at such a cheap cost :) I'd love it, cause I just can't get myself to spend a lot on clothes!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Love love the whole
Outfit! I
Agree that anything over $30 takes me a minute:-)
Your hair
Looks great:-)

The Funky Junkie said...

Good morning! I just found your blog today through From the Desk and I'm so glad I did! I love your thrifty style and your love for God and your husband. I can't wait to read some more!

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