Thrifting and other means of second hand collecting has become a trendy activity among young adults during the past few years. Having been raised by parents who have always loved to thrift, flea, salvage, and repurpose, I decided to document the best of my past finds and all those to come. Enjoy :)
This is a rather lazy entry, and hopefully I’ll be able to photograph each of these pieces and post them separately in the near future, but this is an almost entirely thrifted outfit that I wore on my birthday this year! From top to bottom:
Striped “Grampa Sweater” by Gap: $3.20 at Value Village in Conyers, GA
Floral top: $2.02 at Value Village in Conyers, GA
Yellow High-Waist Pencil Skirt: Vintage, $4.59 at Goodwill in Conyers, GA- I altered this piece’s length and chose to leave the hem raw to give it a ‘shabby chic’ vibe. It’s a new favorite :)
The bag was featured early on in my blog and the booties are by 7 For All Mankind. I got them on clearance for $23 at Ross (marked down from $280 retail price!)
My new favorite PJ top, this vintage cotton Hanes button up features green and white screen printed ovals of design on a light grey background. My dad found it while cleaning out a storage shed of his. It had been sent out to the shed to be used as a rag in his workshop, but thankfully never got that far- to my parents’ memory it belonged to one of my great grandfathers during the 1960s and is literally the softest shirt on the planet.
Also, I have lots on the way, but I’m still unpacking from the move so a lot of my clothes and accessories are still in boxes and bags…bear with me!
Half price vintage bathing suit! It was only $1.15 at Value Village. Made by Maxine of Hollywood, probably in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It has a low cut back with criss-cross straps…can’t wait to wear it to the beach!
I haven’t forgotten about the blog!! I’ve just been busy moving and graduating from college. No big. ;) Anyway, I finally found time to get a few things ready to post, so here they go!
This is a cool vintage romper that came from my mom’s college wardrobe in the late 1970s. The print is Pacific Island themed, showing palm trees, flowers and people in small boats. It’s extra comfy and always awesome to take to the beach :)
My college graduation gift from my parents! My mom is modeling it here, since it needs to be sized for my finger, but this is an exceptionally rare vintage 14K gold ring from the late 1920s or early 1930s containing about 25 points of diamonds (or 1/4 of a carat). This style is generally referred to as Edwardian or Deco Filagree. We bought it today at the Scott Antique Market in Atlanta, GA for the absolutely incredible price of $250 (the vender originally had it marked at $500 but was trying to make room for new inventory).
On another note, if you’re ever in Atlanta and haven’t been to Scott Antique Market, you should go! It happens once a month, runs Thursday through Sunday, and consists of two massive Expo Center buildings FULL of venders….they have everything you could ever imagine! Only $5 to get access to both buildings for the entire weekend, and let me assure you…it’s an entire weekend’s worth of antiquing! :)
These came in the mail today! Another cool Etsy bargain, I got these boots from a store called Vintage Bygones with a 50% off seller coupon, making them only $11! They’re vintage and genuine leather, handmade made by Loints of Holland, and therefore retail at about $300…guess the seller didn’t do their homework!