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3 Fall Trends You Can Score At the Thrift Store

Fall is officially here!  I was ready for fall.  Totally 100% bouncing off the walls excited.  But RVA weather did not share the same excitement because since the official day of fall, we’ve had nothing but humid, rainy 80 degree days.  And that is soooo not sweater weather.  That is gross, humid, sweaty, hair-stick-to-my-face weather.

But I decided to not let that get me down.  And retail therapy has always done me wonders.  For less than $50, I scored all 5 of this years most popular Fall Trends!

First Trend: Sleeveless Turtlenecks
It’s called menswear, but your definitely don’t have to look in the mens section (unless you want to- personally I love buying shirts from the mens section because I love oversized t-shirts and button ups).
Menswear is a simple style that is clean and polished.  Button ups, fitted slacks, and anything that has a clean line is considered menswear inspired.  I found this cream colored turtleneck sweater for $4.

Layered over a long-sleeve shirt, this sweater will look polished and chic.  Add that combination with a pair of fitted slacks and a pair of oxford flats, and you have yourself a winning combination!

I think that the sleeveless turtleneck is a fall essential this year.  I’ve seen them at Banana Republic, JCrew, and Ann Taylor.  At these retail stores, these sweaters were $50 dollars or more!  Lucky for me, I knew I could score these at a thrift store.  And I wasn’t wrong.  I found a TON of these at the thrift store.  In every color imaginable.  I bought the cream colored one because I know I wouldn’t get much use out of pastel pink/ purple/ blue.

Second Trend: Wide Leg Trousers
The wide leg trouser trend has been popular for a while now.  The comfort and minimalist style of these pants just make every outfit look effortlessly chic.  I love it!

There are definitely quite a few of these at the thrift store, unfortunately none (except for one) was in my size.  But don’t worry guys, I’m going to keep looking.

Third Trend: Denim dresses
I fell in love with a button-up denim dress from Zara.  But it costs $29.90!  I know that doesn’t seem like a lot but I was sure  I could find the same dress at the thrift store for a fraction of the price.  And I was right!  I actually found 2 for only $13!

I already cut the hem off of one of the dresses and it looks exactly the same as the Zara dress.

(I found all of these pieces at one of my favorite thrift stores: CHKD on Broad Street!)

 

If you found any cool things at the thrift store, share them below!

 

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Thrift Haul: Fall edition?

A few weeks ago, I decided to go use up every minute of freedom I had left during the few days of summer I had left before school started.  So, in a last minute attempt to hang out with my bestie before she left for school, we went thrifting.  We couldn’t stay long, so this is what I got in the 20 minutes we were there.  I wish we could have stayed longer because they had their $1 dollar clothing sale!  Yes, I said a single dollar.  Who knows what other treasures I could have found if I stayed?
Anyway, here’s what I got and it’s in video from, WHAT?  Yes, guys I filmed it.  Enjoy, my clumsy attempt at editing.  I’ll get better in the future, I promise.


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Diversity Thrift Haul: Spring 2014 Edition

Hello Beauties,
I hope you guys survived your Monday!  I have been sore for the past few weeks in various muscles groups from Blogilates April Abs calendar, but I’m super happy to have started this journey!  And I’m here on this Wednesday to share with you a thrift haul!
So, I went thrifting with a list of stuff I wanted to be on the look out for.  But like much thrifting experiences, I tend to find things I never thought I needed till I saw it.  Whenever I go thrifting I have things I want in mind like glassware, cardigans, dresses, or rompers.  But I never go in thinking I want to find brand names.  Sometimes I’m just lucky.  And this time I was really lucky.

I was walking around the dress section of Diversity Thrift and ended up in the coat section.  I decided to do some browsing when this long brown coat caught my eye.  I stopped by it, looked at it and decided I have enough coats already.  I mean I just bought three of them from Zara’s clearance sale a few months ago.  So, I kept on moving.  But I as I made my way around the store, I found myself back at that coat.  This time, I picked it up and began to admire the softness of the thick coat.  When, I unzipped the coat and saw the tag. I almost began jumping for joy.  This coat was five dollars.  And it was Michael Kors!  This coat retails for two hundred something dollars!

I quickly grabbed the coat and walked away with my treasure.  This coat did have a small hole, where a button used to be, but I sewed up the hole and after the coat is zipped and buttoned, you can’t even tell there was a hole.

After grabbing my coat off the racks, I ended up face to face with a small rack clustered with purses.  I began to browse the rack without any interest.  Until, I found my hands grasped on to this cute little bag.  I picked it up and examined the purse in more detail.  Other than the slightly rusted buckle, this purse was in perfect condition!  I had no intention to buy it but when I saw the price and the label.  I couldn’t pass it over!  This bag was only three dollars and it was Coach!

On the sides of this bag, there were two gold hooks, where I would believe a shoulder strap would have attached.  So, I began to look through the piles of brown purses.  And spotted this cute little bag!  
And this bag has detachable straps, I can use for the Coach purse.  Plus, this bag with its cute buckle detail would make a great little clutch!
I can never leave a thrift store without checking out their neutrals section!  And I found not one, but two little cute cardigans from Banana Republic and JCrew and a cute little lace collar top.

 Before I left the thrift store, I decided to make one more round through the dress section, just for good measure.  And I found this adorable little romper with a great floral print!  I just know this romper will become a summer staple of mine!  This romper did need a little DIY, but it was super easy.  The romper had three little odd loops on the bust of the romper.  I would guess that’s where three little buttons used to be, so I sewed on some brown buttons.  And now I am hemming the raw edge off the bottom of the romper.  After that is done, this romper would be a great, fun piece to dress up or down this summer!

I hope you guys enjoyed my thrift haul.  And if you want any thrifting tips, don’t be afraid to ask.  It might actually be the topic of my next post!  Thank you so much for stopping by and I’ll talk to you guys soon!  What have you thrifted lately?

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Thrift Haul from Diversity Thrift, Second Debut, and Ashby

Hello Beauties,
I’m so sorry for not posting more often!  But I just got swamped with work these past few weeks.  However, I am finished now!  I’m ready to enjoy the few weeks of summer I have left!  And I plan on filming two more Youtube videos before school starts and update my lookbook with at least five looks.  Until then, let’s get started with the thrift haul!

Thanks for watching!  I will post some looks featuring these thrifted pieces soon, so stay tuned.  Until then, I hope you guys have an awesome day!

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