Friday, February 13, 2009

Latest in Loot: Installment 1, The Birthday Finds

I know it’s been over a month now since I’ve posted any thrift finds, but I assure you I have indeed been thrifting. So, rather than do one impossibly long post, I’ll share my most recent finds in installments.

As mentioned, I was able to make it out on my own last Saturday. This was my last big hurrah at my favorite Salvation Army store which is closing down in a week, so sad :( It was nice to have lots of time to myself to sift through everything unrushed AND everything in the store was 50% off!

I went with the intention of tackling the dreaded jeans racks, and tackle them I did! I spent hours in the store and went through many super-long racks of jeans and pants, I now know why I’ve been avoiding them… it was exhausting, my arms were sore by the end of it.

I did however, come away from it all with two pairs of jeans and one pair of pants that I’m pretty excited about, as well as a few other lovely items:

High-waist lace-up jeans made of super soft denim. I like their vintage inspired 70’s shape. The brand is Billy Blues which I’d never heard of, but after looking it up online and seeing that their pants go for around $200 a pair, I figured I got a pretty sweet deal at $4.

My new favorite big cozy vintage sweater ($2.75)… I love the colors and if you look closely you can see the rows of hearts and butterflies :)

These classic Levi’s 501’s ($4) fit me absolutely perfectly and I love the high but not too high waist on them. I’m pretty sure these are going to become my new go-to pair of jeans for pairing with almost anything. They are especially great with my new favorite sweater!

Cozy vintage cardi ($3.25)… one can never have too many of those I say. It’s the perfect long-ish length with just a bit of flare at the bottom to give it a wonderful shape. I love the pockets and the collar too.

I had been searching for a pair of high-waist pleated trousers in tan or gray to wear cuffed at the bottom like this. These were $3 and are pretty close to perfect.




And last but not least, there’s this slinky wrap-constructed dress ($4.50) with the amazing print of… yes those are FEATHERS! It’s like being held under a wing and I plan to wear it with my skinny gold belt, tall brown suede boots, and lil’ cropped jean jacket just as soon as the weather warms up again, I’ll be sure to take pics :)

That’s just the beginning… stay tuned for more thrift bounty to come!

21 comments:

ambika said...

Oh my gosh, that dress!! What a find!

Rachel C. said...

great finds!

thefashionmaven said...

wow! what finds!
i have great love for jeans and cardis and sweaters, but MY LORD! THAT DRESS!

StrikeMatch said...

Wow! I love the cardigan, it looks so cozy and the dress! I love the hem and the colours.

thevintageyear said...

Amazing dress, I love bird themed dresses! The skinny gold belt outfit sounds amazing I can't wait to see it :) & well done you for tackling the jeans rack!

Thrifted Treasure said...

LOVE that dress!! It's amazing what you can find when you get the chance to go shopping alone!

Sonya said...

Niiiiiiice...loving the vintage sweater! Missa, someday you simply MUST tell us how you organize your clothes and closets.
Hugs, Sonya

ashley said...

OH MY GOLLY GOSH! that dress is an absolute dream~ you have quite the thrifty eye dear missa~
hope you are having a magnificant week-end,
x ashley

Caroline said...

That feather dress! It's so sexy! What a great score. I'm also quite smitten with the trousers you found. I've been hunting a good pair of those myself, but my big bum is proving to be harder to fit than expected. Still...sally forth, I say.

Oranges And Apples said...

I adore the dress!

Manja said...

Ah, what great finds! I love all of these! Especially the white cardi, the 501, the heart sweater and the gorgeous feather dress!

amanda o said...

all fabulous!!!

chelsea said...

its the birthday charm -- good hunting!

Karima said...

love those flared jeans, and wow, that feather dress is something else - very shamanistic! hope you had a lovely v day!

Home Girl said...

that feather print is gorgeous. its really hard to find such nice vintage dresses here - thrifting is so competitive. glad you had such a sucessful birthday forrage xx

Laura said...

Your clothes are always so cute-and cheap! I'm jealous; I never seem to be able to find such cool stuff at thrift stores!

Diane said...

What a perfect gift... the gift of time to thrift! It was well worth it with those jeans and that feathery dress. You find the BEST things!

Hippie Frou Frou said...

That wrap dress is going to look smokin on you-love the print!!

trishhunterfinds said...

Wow, that feather dress is one of my favorite things that you've bought!!
It's fabulous.
Thanks for your lovely comment :)
Its nice to know so many people care xx

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Great job, I definitely need to tackle pants on my next trip, and not even look at the other stuff! that is easier said than done.

Erica said...

Oh my - score! I love the pleated pants...