Monday, June 20, 2011

My Mini Thrift Heist

Last Friday was the first time I did a legit thrift shop trip.  There are millions of thrift stores in San Diego, but I felt overwhelmed by them.  After going through Jentine's (from My Edit) thrifting tips I felt inspired and a little more prepared to brave the thrift store madness.  That, and I went with another friend who thrifts regularly.  :)

I went in hopeful yet at the same time not expecting to find anything.  After all, it was more for the experience.  We went to two stores and left empty handed, but the 3rd and 4th (yes...there really are a million thrift stores in San Diego) made yesterday a success!

This is what I wore:

Top: H&M
Cardi: H&M
Scarf: H&M
Jeans: Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: DSW

It included comfortable flats and a cami underneath the shirt in case the store didn't have dressing rooms.

And, here's what I picked up.  As you can tell, I was on a hunt for coral, pink, and yellow!

Apparently I have an affinity towards the Loft...or they just happen to pump out coral/pink stuff more than other places.  Anyway, I'm pretty excited because I've been looking for pink and yellow bottoms, and here are four of them, all for under $14.

What really excites me, though, are these accessories I got:

Talk about CUTE!  I've also been keeping my eye open for a mustard yellow necklace and one just like the one on the right, AND a belt that was mint green / light blue-ish.  All of this was like a dream come true.  Thrifting success, dontcha think?


  1. Great success! I love my mint green belt so I think you will too! :)

  2. wow you did well!!! and i love your outfit that you wore on your thrifting day out!

  3. You weren't kidding--I think we're style siblings or something. I always find brands I'd like to buy but can never justify. It's an incredible thing, haha. Your thrifting finds look awesome and I hope you caught the thrifting bug. It seriously stretches your wardrobe budget immensely. Can't wait to see you use all the pieces after the 30. (:

  4. I just found your blog through Go Chic or Go Home. I LOVE all the effortless and beautifully put together outfits you wear. I'm excited to glean from your style. Being in my thirties,( cough, cough) I want to balance youthfulness, age appropriateness and a unique style without breaking the bank. Thank you the help!

  5. Sorry that was me below :)

    Thanks again!

  6. I know this is an old post and you probably won't see it. But I LOVE thrift shopping! Just today I walked out of a consignment store with 4 tops, a spring jacket, skirt, and a necklace for $36.78! Best part though was that I looked up the clothing, and two of them are from designers who easily sell a piece at $150-200 each! And I paid $3!

  7. Disqus notifies me of comments, even on old posts, so HI! :) Sounds like some AMAZING finds you got! Dah! My pro-thrifter friend from the midwest said thrifting in San Diego sucks big time in the sense that it's super expensive in comparison. I tried thrifting, but I don't think I have the patience or skill for it! I admire anyone who finds amazing stuff like you did!


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