I recently went thrifting with my husband one evening. I find it’s better than early morning because the crowds are few. I love to browse freely and always seem to pull 20 things and then I weed out what I don’t need to buy and only purchase what I should. We had just eaten dinner and had the urge to hunt for gold. We had passed this Goodwill on the way to the restaurant and were dying to browse it after our meal. I was most impressed with the music they were playing. It was jazzy and perfect for an evening spree. We spent an hour and 1/2 there combing the aisles. As usual my 20 pulled items became a mere 9 (but oh what a sweet 9 they were!). My husband scored a few goodies as well. We couldn’t wait to get home and listen to some vinyl , crack open some wine and check out our wares. On this particular haul… I was more into finding LOOKS …OUTFITS and I was really surprised with what I was able to find.
Some of my haul
Yes that’s right…That is a vintage Gucci purse that I scored at The Goodwill! It was in near perfect condition and only $12.99! It was not the first item I saw and in fact I found it towards the end of spree hanging on a hook somewhat near the check out stand. Apparently I was in the right place at the right time. Gold. After a few sips of vino I began styling my new to me thrifted outfits and this is how I did.
Vtg Gitano Multicolor Fringe Bib Sweater $5.99
I fell for the colors and fringe trim. This sweater is soft and light weight. I styled this with a contrasting rust
colored macramé choker (which I had at home) and could not resist adding the new Gucci bag.
Vtg Lace Jessica McClintock Dress $7.99
Oh how I adore a good lace dress. This one just seemed so romantic and Valentine-y. It’s cream color is so feminine and soft. Could easily be worn day or night. I styled this with a vintage tan suede belt I already had and felt the Macramé choker also looked stellar with it.
Vtg White Floral Accordion Pleat Secretary Dress $7.99
A gal can always use a sweet work dress that she can easily go out to dinner with AFTER. I adored the spring floral pattern and accordion pleat skirt. This dress was tad large on me so I went to the belt section and found this navy vintage stretch belt with large gold buckle for $2.99. I also fount the multi strand gold locket necklace for $4.00 AND….. the vintage black quilted leather gold chain bag for $6.00.
Vtg Black and White Preppy Secretary Dress $7.99
but was 1/2 off!
This dress was also a perfect addition for my work wardrobe. It’s print is so 80’s and I love the power house preppy secretary look of it! Classic black and white colors! I styled this with a vintage Perry Ellis ostrich belt I found for $2.99, the above mentioned gold locked and I added another gold necklace I had at home as well as the vintage Gucci bag. I truly love the savings and style of thrifted clothing and accessories. I think it’s always fun to go out on a hunt for buried treasure! The key is looking through everything!
I thought I would add in the wonderful vintage item
my husband found
Vtg European Scene Paint by Numbers Painting
He has such a wonderful eye for great vintage pieces like this. We always change up our home décor and love vintage mid century pieces so this was a wonderful find.
I hope you enjoyed my thrift haul. I am sure there will be many more to come!