photo icon1_zpseff71810.png 365 Days With Sara Style: Thrift Shop

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Thrift Shop





What I Wore

To Celebrate Senior Baseball Players

Sweater - (Thrifted)/Jeans - Charlotte Russe/Shoes - KMart
Necklaces - Gift/Forever 21/Earrings - Forever 21/Watch - MK/Bracelet - Forever 21





To thrift or not to thrift, that is the question.  I know that some people visit thrift stores frequently, some occasionally stop by one, and others will not go in a thrift store at all.  If you have looked at any of my posts, you will see the word thrifted in many of my What I Wore descriptions.  As a blog reader, I sometimes see others mention that the item they are wearing is thrifted.  I have to let you in on a secret, sometimes when I see that word, I'm tempted to be bummed.  Seeing that word means I will not be able to find that exact item at my local Target, JCP, Forever 21 or Macy's.  But, instead of being bummed, I think - Wow!  If she found a great sweater/jeans/purse maybe I can too!  I try to take the idea of the outfit and put together my own version using similar items or colors.  I love brand new clothes, but if I can get a brand new (tags still on it) Banana Republic top for $3.89 instead of $49.50, why shouldn't I buy the $3.89 top?  Are you a thrift store shopper, or do have a hard time finding good resale stores where you live?

11 comments:

  1. You always look well put together and modern, Sara. And if you can do it, and feel good, by thrifting, hooray! I love to thrift too, and most of my outfits have at least one thrifted piece. Thanks for linking up!

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  2. Thrifting has always been a favorite thing to do for me. Especially in the 80s when there were amazing deals to be had on incredible finds before the vintage shops caught wind and scooped up much of the good stuff. Still, there are wonderful treasures to be had. I found some favorite old tux jackets that were so well made and at about $3 a piece, what a steal.

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  3. I agree with Patti, you never fail to look so put together even in the simplest outfit! Well done!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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  4. Love leopard flats! They go with everything. Have a great week!

    -Jenny
    http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/05/birthday-girl.html

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  5. Great shoes! I'd love for you to link up to My Style Monday. http://fashionsgreatesthits.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-style-monday_20.html

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  6. I am a bargain shopping, thriftinista that was taught by my grandmother. I am looking forward to full day at The Salvation Army on Friday. I love your leopard print loafers. HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

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  7. I just can't seem to manage the styling coups you pull off, every day! It's always inspiring to see how our various bloggers manage style-stuff in different ways. Thanks for writing this.

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  8. I love going when I do...I just don't go enough!

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  9. I love thrifting! I actually just picked up a super cute Forever 21 dress at a thrift shop on Monday :) Thrifting is great, because you never know what you might find -- high end pieces, vintage finds, fun modern looks; there's so many fun things you can discover in a thrift shop!

    Thanks for linking up with the Lazy Sunday hop at Good Girl Gone Wife!

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  10. Thanks so much for linking up with us this past week for the Monday Mingle at Tough Cookie Mommy. I would love to connect on Facebook too http://facebook.com/toughcookiemommy

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  11. I just stumbled upon your blog through a link on Satisfaction through Christ's blog. I have to admit that 95% of my wardrobe comes from thrift shops or yard sales. I occasionally buy other items on mark down, clearance or with gift cards given for birthdays or holidays. What I have found in shopping thrift or yard sales, allows me to have unique items for very little out of pocket cost. If I decide I don't care for a top that I paid as little as $1.00 for then I have little guilt in passing it along to someone else. In the metropolitan area where I live yard sales are year round thanks to the weather and our Goodwill's have 1/2 off Saturdays every other Saturday, which helps with the rising costs of items in their stores. My most favorite find is a J. Crew pea coat for my daughter for $5.00 and a Coach purse for myself for $5.00. (yes, a real honest to goodness Coach bag for $5.00!)

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