I am not a thrifter nor do I claim to be. I have tried it before and have had mini successes, but it is not something I do on the regular. I do better with personalized shopping in a boutique atmosphere. I get overwhelmed and immediately walk out. Another reason why I don’t do it is that I think that thrift shopping in NYC is very expensive in comparison to other cities. But perhaps I don’t know where to go. My friend T. Nicole of Pint Sized Influence always finds wonderful things thrifting.
When I was home a couple of months ago (yes, this post is long overdue) I had the chance to go thrift shopping with Inez of Style Chic 360. I had a wonderful time. Inez is a wealth of information when it comes to thrifting. She really has that eye and can see potential in something that I would have found ugly and old. We ended up meeting up at Value World. Inez had got there early and already had some items picked out for me. She explained that she likes to go in with an idea in mind of what she needs to make shopping easier.
Therefore I started with skirts and dresses. I must say that the Value World was very clean and organized. It was even stylized by color which made shopping so easy. I have never been in a thrift store that was maintained so nicely. If more stores looked like this, perhaps I would thrift more often.
I had a ball trying on different clothes. Inez picked out the above skirt for me and it fit like a glove. Of course I had to take it home.
The above are some of the items I purchased . I budgeted myself to spend only $30 and I kept it under that. The skirts I purchased were less than $4! You can’t beat that with a stick.
I was even able to get some vintage patterns for30 cents. Doesn’t this one look like something Rachel Zoe would wear? I will be making this for the fall.
Here I am wearing my thrifted skirt. I had a chance to wear it the BlogHer 2012 ConferenceI. (I still need to fill you guys in on that too…I’m so behind in blogging.) Did I mention that the majority of my skirts have pockets? I LOVE pockets!
I thrifted a scarf that I used for my hair. I love the pop of color it adds to my hair.
How have you faired thrift shopping? I’d love to hear your thoughts on thrifting.