April 3, 2013

Adventures in Thrifting: Trendy Finds

Hello Beauties!

I mentioned in a recent post that I'm on a quest to build my wardrobe.  After cleaning out my closet a few months ago, I realized that I was missing some key items in my wardrobe, including work attire.  Since I'm on a budget, building my work wardrobe may take time, but through shopping at affordable places like consignment and thrift stores, Target and Walmart, I think I will be able to build my closet in no time.

Over the weekend, after my photoshoot with A Collected Gentleman, he suggested visiting a local consignment shop in the area called Passage Consignment Shoppe.  I never expected to find what I did on this trip...


The store was having a great sale with 25-75% off select items.  I found this paisley J. Crew blazer on sale for 50% off making it $13.50.  How gorgeous is this piece?  I felt this was a steal considering J. Crew blazers retail for over $100.


I also found a floral blouse with concealed buttons for $12, which is on trend this season.  Both pieces were in perfect condition. Two great additions to my closet for under $30.  The quest continues...

Have you been thrifting lately?  Found any goodies?

God bless & stay fabellis,


24 comments:

  1. Really like that paisley blazer. What a steal! Like you, I need to build my professional wardrobe. I should check some of the higher end thrift shops in town.

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  2. These pieces are fabulous, I am loving that blazer.

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  3. Thanks! I still can't believe I found them. I appreciate you stopping by. :-)

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  4. Thanks for stopping by Aubrey! I usually tend to shop at the lower priced thrift stores in my area just because I'm cheap, lol, but I will definitely have to frequent some of the consignment shops more often if I can find deals like this.

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  5. I just moved to Sacramento and I've been unearthing some cool consignment stores, boutiques and thrift stores! I love that first jacket!!!!

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  6. I have been on a thrifting frenzy lately! The stuff is still in bags as I don't have space for it right now in my closet but I got some good stuff!

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  7. I never try any consignment shops because I'm scared I won't be able to find anything that fits me! May I need to get over my fear.

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  8. Thanks lady! I bet there are some gorgeous pieces to be found out your way!

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  9. LOL! Girl, you better slow down. :-)

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  10. You should definitely give consignment shops a try. To be honest, a lot more thrift and consignment shops are beginning to carry a wide variety of sizes. I'm honestly impressed. I prefer thrift stores, but since I can find designer labels at consignment shops, I may begin giving them a looksee more often. :-)

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  11. I go thrifting alot....I am always a sucker for blazers at the thrift stores

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  12. Thrifting = my weakness. Nice finds girl!

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  13. Nice finds! I love thrift store blazers. Can't wait to see how you style them!

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  14. oh great finds, I LOVE that blazer!
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  15. I am in LOVE with the J.Crew blazer! PERFECT for Spring! I can't wait to see how you style it!

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  16. Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  17. I don't go as often as I used to, but girl, those blazers suck you in every time! LOL.

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  18. LOL! Thanks and I appreciate you stopping by. :-)

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  19. Thanks LeTroy! It's hard to step away from the blazer section at thrift stores.

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  20. Thanks Britton! Hopefully I can style it soon. :-)

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  21. OMG!! That blazer is everything! What a total find! x

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