Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thrift Haul #7

As we swiftly approach the holiday season, I have been on my thrifting A game. If you're in a crunch to save cash during the high costs of our upcoming holidays, head over to your local thrift store to score some awesome finds for yourself (and maybe even others!). This month, I found a great variety of items, including the dress I will be wearing to my corporate holiday party. I found a ton of J Crew this past month as well, so much that I couldn't even blog it all and ended up giving a few items to a smaller friend of mine. I will have to score some pictures of those for y'all. 
Stayed tuned in the coming weeks! I am going to be doing a post on how to give thrifted items as holiday gifts. From finding things NWT to DIY, I will show you how you can literally do some of your holiday shopping on a dime. But for now, check out my latest finds!

"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." 

                  -Mark Twain

The Goods:

Coral Ann Taylor Blouse: $4.98
Goodwill on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA
I loved the striking color of this blouse. It is banded at the bottom, making it perfect to wear with jeans but also versitile enough to tuck into a pencil skirt or trousers and wear to work. 

J Crew Classic Black Cardigan: $4.98
Goodwill on South Glebe Road, Arlington/Alexandria, VA
You can honestly never have enough black cardigans and black leather pumps. It is a timeless piece that will serve you in the office and out on the town. 

J Crew Lace Sheath Tank: $2.98
Goodwill on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA
This tank is so adorable and I definitely didn't pack it away with my summer goods. I will wear this under a blazer or cardigan for work. I love the pale pink color. 

Girls From Savoy Eyelet Blouse: $2.98
Goodwill on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA
Ding, Ding, Ding! My FAVORITE find of the month! This is the most adorable and flattering summer top I have ever tried on. It has a beautiful shape and it super comfortable because of the ruching on the back. Not to mention, this is an Anthropologie brand- I definitely got a steal here.

Ark & Co Dress: $8.98
Goodwill on South Glebe Road in Arlington/Alexandria, VA
New With Tags! Ah, don't we always jump for joy when that happens. I loved that I could put a tank under this dress and wear it to work but also could shed the tank and definitely wear it out on a date or to a nice dinner with friends. Versatility! 

Big Buddha Wallet and Marc Jacobs Coin Purse: $2.98 and $7.98
Goodwill on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA
TIME OUT. Marc Jacobs for less than $10.00. Whoooop! I love the purple color of the MJ and the bronze accents on BB. 

Enzo Angiolini Heels: $9.00
Vintage Values in Lexington Park, MD
These were obviously only worn once; nothing like almost new heels! Patent, nude, black, peep toe and slingback all in one shoe-- in reality, how could I have let these babies go? So many ways to wear them! 

Frye Leather Wedge Loafers: $12.98 (plus 25% off!)
Goodwill on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA
These probably retailed for somewhere in the neighborhood of $150. They look like they've never been worn! This is the perfect fall shoe. You get the wedge comfort but classic leather moccasin style. Love!

Ivanka Trump Purple Suede Pumps: $14.98 (plus 25% off!)
Goodwill on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA
A true brand new shoe, *swoon.* I am in love with these. Probably because I was walking around Old Town the other day and saw them in a boutique for $125.00 brand new...I got them for less than $12.00, brand new! They are going to look awesome with an LBD! 

Mixed Jewelry Bags: $2.98 each
Goodwill on Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA
I am not a person who wears a lot of jewelry but these bags were filled with amazing things. I got a Kate Spade hand mirror, two J Crew Necklaces and few vintage-esque pieces. For $6.00, it ended up being about 7 pieces of jewelry, 1 mirror, and 4 table purse hooks. Awesome finds! This doesn't happen often, though. They were cleaning up their case. 

J Crew Silk Tank: $1.98
Goodwill on Columbia Pike in Arlington,VA
This top has beautiful pleating detail around the neckline. I especially appreciate the inside buttons which hold your bra straps so that you don't have to wear strapless with this top. Genius! 


London Times Dress: $14.98
Thrift Store Center in Alexandria, VA
So, this dress was a bit above my typical thrifted price range but I knew it would be perfect for my corporate holiday party. It is classy, elegant and conservative. Not to mention, I could really wear this to a number of events. I justified my spending through considering this a necessary staple...the LBD!

Merona Fitted Blazer: $4.98
Thrift Store Center in Alexandria, VA 
I have been looking for a black blazer with one/two buttons. I think the shape is much more flatter than three or four. I loved the stitching detail on this jacket. It makes it so that I could pull it off as being casual as well.

 Ann Taylor Cowl Neck Sweater: $2.98
Thrift Store Center in Alexandria, VA
People often ask me why I buy petites when I am not actually petite. My answer, petites are great for tucking into high-waisted pants and skirts. This will keep my waistline from added bulk. Winner!

Splendid Oversized Tee: $1.98
Thrift Store Center in Alexandria, VA
I bought this as fashionable lounge wear. I might wear it to class with a chunky scarf but I imagine myself wearing it with yogas, relaxing at home. I liked the sparkle; it makes dressing down at home still feel fun!

Halogen Purple Cardigan: $2.98
Thrift Store Center in Alexandria, VA
This was a steal; Halogen is normally sold at Nordstrom. Their sweaters are a well constructed, stretch which makes them comfortable and lasting. Love the purple to spice up a bland work outfit.

 Michael Kors Top: $4.98
Thrift Store Center in Alexandria, VA
I bought this because I totally knew I could use it as a double-duty top. It can be work appropriate if tucked in but also would be perfect for wearing out to grab a drink.

Garage Oversized Sweatshirt: $2.98
Thrift Store Center in Alexandria, VA
I actually bought this for my sister because she love Garage and what a fantastic price for this brand. It is a super soft cotton and very basic grey. Great lounge wear or casual grocery store clothes!

Design History Wool Dress: $4.98
Thrift Store Center in Alexandria, VA
So I had to look this brand up; the tag looked cheap but the dress felt really nice. Apparently, this would retail for somewhere in the neighborhood of $150.00 at Saks Fifth Ave. Woah! I had no clue but once again, I thought it would be great for work but also casual enough to wear out on date. Perfect!

Until next haul, y'all!

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