I'm excited to announce that I have been asked to joined Thrift Style Thursday, which is a weekly feature where I'll showcase an item found secondhand, based on that week's theme (chosen by the participating bloggers). As I mentioned in an earlier post, you can find great fashion pieces anywhere, including second hand stores. They are typically in good shape and an added bonus is that they much cheaper than what you would pay for something similar that's new!
In participating in Thrift Style Thursday, I am joining an awesome group of ladies that have very cool blogs. I have listed links to their blogs at the end of the post. Please be sure to give them a look and see how they interpreted this week's theme of perfect pastels. :)
So, let's talk about thrifting. Honestly, I don't know why I haven't done it sooner. I had always thought about it but never went. Then I came across Justine's cute blog over at The Two Cent Chick and got inspired by a couple of her awesome Thrift Style Thursday posts and decided to go. A friend and I went and we found some good stuff at unbelievable prices. I mentioned it to Justine and she invited me to join her and the rest of the girls that participate in Thrift Style Thursday each week! This will be a fun weekly challenge as you never know what you'll find when you go thrifting! :)
This week's theme was perfect pastels, which was, well, perfect since today is the first day of Spring! Little did I realize that most pastels (at least at the first 2 places that I went to) would be limited to old-fashioned grandma style tops, haha. I wasn't sure what I was going to do, but then I came across 2 great finds at the third store I tried. I decided to get both and see how they worked when I styled them. I ended up loving both, so I decided to show you both!
Outfit 1: My thrifted item is the pastel pink polka dot dress. I found this on the 50% off rack and scored it for only $8!
Outfit 2: My other thrifted item is the pink blazer (I'm sensing a theme here, ha!). I decided to go all out and pair a bunch of pastel items together for this outfit!
The bows on the pockets were a cute detail and what ultimately that sold me on this. Also, the brand, Nanette Lepore, sounded familiar, so I googled it and found that most of her blazers sell for around $400. I was sold ~ what a steal at $25!
Sistas From Cali
Sincerely Miss J
Sincerely Miss J
Do you want to have a say in the upcoming themes for Thrift Style Thursday? Head over here to vote for your favorite!
Dress ~ One & Only for Urban Outfitters, thrifted from Buffalo Exchange, $8
Jacket ~ New York and Company (Black Friday find for only $25)
Belt ~ WHBM
Shoes ~ WHBM
Necklace ~ Limited
Earrings ~ Kate Spade
Dress ~ Sequin Hearts from a local boutique
Blazer ~ Nanette Lepore, thrifted from Buffalo Exchange, $25
Shoes ~ Guess
Necklace ~ Etsy