The Thursday Thrift

I started linking up back in November with coffeeandcardigans.com for Thrifter Thursdays, and when I say started I mean only that one time.  There has not been a link up since, and I really like the idea of thrift inspired posts, especially when it comes to clothes.  There is a lot to find in a local thrift shop, and I have been surprised to find many very close to new looking items.

I have decided to continue on with a thrifty theme, minus the link-up for time being, and for me it will be called the Thursday Thrift.  Biweekly, I will be putting together outfits based on some of the new to me items in my collection – I have quite a bit, actually.  I am also in need of a closet clean out and there is now a Plato’s Closet close by, so new to me items should be showing up more often.  In fact, I almost talked myself into a new clothes shopping ban, but then disregarded it when I last went to Kohl’s and found so many things on super-clearance.  (It’s almost like thrift shopping when it is 80% off, right?)

For my first Thursday Thrift, I am talking about cardigans.  I have never been one for long sleeved t-shirts.  One of the advantages of growing up in a house with a sewing machine is that I could very easily cut and hem my own sleeves, and I did.  I might even be able to say I am almost an expert at this because I have done it so much.  I get cold kind of easily though, so instead of wearing long sleeved shirts, I choose cardigans.  I have always had a thing for finding cardigans at thrift stores and to this day, I still hunt the sweater aisle at my local Goodwill every time I go.

I am picky so I don’t always come home with what I was looking for, but my hunt for a red cardigan is finally over because I have found the one I have wanted.

I had been looking for a few months.  It had to be the perfect shade of red.  It also had to fit well, and it had to not be too worn.  A good brand name wouldn’t hurt either.  So two weeks ago when my boy told me he wanted a sweater vest to go with the slacks and dress shirt he didn’t have for a wedding reception we were to attend, we headed to the Goodwill.  Immediately we found what he was looking for (all for less than $10.00).  Then before we left, I peeked at the red section of the sweater aisle.

I found it!  Everything I was looking for, and bonus, Limited brand.  I also made a little bit of progress with colorizing my dark wardrobe the day I bought this, double score!

RedCardigan

How about you, is there something in particular for which you are a thrift shopper?

 || Sweater – Limited (thrifted) || Dress – Maurice’s (clearance) || Necklace – handmade by me ||

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20 thoughts on “The Thursday Thrift

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
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  2. Hi love!

    This is such an adorable outfit and I just love that you found your cardigan at a thrift store. I’ve been an avid thrift shopper since I was really little and my mom and I would go out hunting for treasures in thrift stores. It really is a rush when you find that perfect item you’ve been searching for at a tiny fraction of the cost it would be new. I find that the quality and construction of older clothing can be much, much higher than clothing found in shops today. I bet that around 50% of my wardrobe is thrifted!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you’ll visit again,
    Carly

    http://www.stylesnapshot.com

    1. I never realized until recently that I really do enjoy thrift shopping. It is something I have always done, but I never stopped to consider all of the great things I have found. Some of my favorites items of clothing have been thrifted!

  3. Adorable! Great finds! The sweater looks in great condition too! 🙂

    EverydayEphee.com

    1. Thanks! Once in a while I luck out and find something almost like-new. 🙂

  4. Love, love, love the red blazer!! It looks fabulous with that dress!

    1. Thank you! I really like red, but it is one of those colors, for me, that I don’t want to overdo.

  5. I live in San Francisco and we have some of the best thrift stores out there. I’ve found a vintage Chanel wallet, vintage Gucci bags, and Marc Jacobs coats for dirt cheap. Amazing stuff.

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture

    1. Wow, those are great finds! I have never been to San Francisco but if I ever get the chance to go, I will definitely be checking out some thrift stores. Thanks for the comment.

  6. Thanks for pointing out how Goodwill provided you with such a perfect sweater.
    For years I have shopped regularly at Goodwill. I have been amazed by the high quality and tiny cost of clothing, shoes and leather goods.

    1. And Goodwill also has some great sales that go on throughout the week.

  7. Pretty sweater good find looking forward to more Thursday thrift finds! Enjoy your blog so much I signed up for email alerts for your posts!

    1. Thanks, Kathy! I am glad you are enjoying my posts, and thanks for signing up. 🙂

    1. Thank you! And to me, when they are bought on sale, I like them even more. 🙂

  8. I like buying on thrift stores when we are not on sale season. I always find beautiful items. I like your sweater.

    1. Between sale seasons would be a good time for thrift shopping. Thanks for commenting.

  9. Love it, but of course I would since I love red. I also love the red necklace paired with the sweater…now you just need to put on your red spray paint heels and you will be set! 🙂

    1. Yes, those would be the best shoes to wear with this! If it doesn’t rain, I just might.

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