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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Epic Summer Thrift Haul!

This past summer 'vacation' (I didn't have much of a vacation *tear) was full of shopping... thrift shopping. I am an avid shopper of the local thrift stores scattered throughout where I live, including the many locations of the infamous Goodwill stores. Every time I dropped by a thrift store, my luck struck and I always happened to walk away with great purchases! You will see that most of these items are not exactly summer attire, but I think that that's perfect with the fall season coming up. I managed to not lose or throw away my receipts, so I fortunately have the prices for each item! So without further ado, let's get started :)

Leopard print nylon sweatshirt [$3.99] - super lightweight, and I just adore that particular print. I'm not a huge fan of cartoonish looking leopard print.
Denim jacket with fur collar/cuffs [$4.99] - I have been looking for a denim jacket with fur accents and this one fits so perfectly!
Plum oversized blazer [$2.99] - I'm not going to lie. This blazer is huge, esp. with the unnecessary shoulder pads. But I cut the pads off and am thinking of adding studs to the shoulders.

Lt. Blue fitted blazer [$4.99] - I just love the color of this blazer and it fits fairly nicely. I'm debating on whether to do a diy experiment with this one as well.
Paisley oversized blazer with olive satin lining [$4.99] - I was overly ecstatic when I found this blazer. I just absolutely love the print and cannot wait to wear these with shorts and tights!

H. Grey blazer [$2.99] - I'm definitely going to do a diy on this one because it's super plain. Thinking of adding a fun printed lining to the cuffs.
Red blazer with black fur collar [$1.99] - This blazer is definitely big but I think it will look cute that way. I'm most likely going to remove the shoulder pads to make the fit a bit more reasonable.

Floral (scrubs?) satin jacket [$1.49] - I know what you're thinking.. but the print was just too pretty for me to resist. Honestly, I didn't realize it was scrubs until my bf mentioned it. I may be cutting off the sleeves to eradicate the ridiculous scrubs look.
Hawaiian-esque men's shirt [$2.49] - This shirt is humongous on me but that never stops me (if you couldn't tell already). It also looked cute when I tied it at the front, forming a baggy cropped shirt look.

Rasberry weave-pattern shoulder oversized blazer [$2.99] - sort of similar to the plum one but the shoulders got me! I wore this once with a grey skirt and black floral tights.
Dark purple faux suede blazer [$1.49] - at least I think it is faux suede? anyway, this blazer is too plain for my liking, as well. Diy needed on this one! leopard lapel, maybe?

Here's a close-up for a better viewing of the colors of those two blazers.

Vintage black mini dress with lace detail - My mother handed this down to me so I proclaim it as vintage (: It's a tad baggy on me so I may have to alter it. Love the lace detail at the top though.
Ivory lace fitted tank dress with slit [$3.99] - This dress had me jumping up and down. I love everything about it. It fits me so well and the slit is flattering!

Here's a close-up of the ivory dress.

Tribal cropped sweater vest [$2.99] - This vest is so cute. I love the pattern and I may be pairing it up with a simple lbd and black booties in the near future.
Light pink embellished button-up collared tank [$2.99] - as you can see, this tank is WAY too big for my own good, but the embellished detail on it was too nice to pass up. With adjustments, I think I can make it work.

Here is a close-up of the embroidery/embellishments on the tank~

(I'm always on the hunt for high-waisted pants/shorts)
From left to right:
GAP jeans [$4.99] - These fit comfortably and I haven't cut them into shorts just yet!
Levi's kids' jeans [$1.99] - You'll be surprised what you can find in the kids' section! These are not as high-waisted as I would like but they are super comfortable. I am thinking of dye-ing them. Not sure though.
Levi's kids' dark wash jeans [$2.49] - I've already diy-ed these, obviously. I added star studs and 'destroyed' them.

Here's the diy in some detail.

Floral crossbody bag [$6.99] - This bag is in such good condition and the print is so pretty and girly. I haven't worn it out yet. Seems it would go with any simple outfit.
Rasberry cluth [$2.49] - This clutch doesn't fit much but I love the color of it. For that price, why the heck not?
Ivory tassle crossbody bag [$1.50] - I've worn this in one of my ootd's. This bag is just so cute and dainty. Very small, so I have to keep my items to a minimum. You can't tell, but this bag is very sturdy and shaped.
Tan Liz Claiborne crossbody bag [$2.92] - This is my go to bag on lazy days. It actually carries a good amount of items, due to its compartments. The material is some sort of soft leather.

That's the end of it, guys and gals.
You don't always have to spend a fortune to get items for your wardrobe (:

Thanks for reading!


kcomekarolina said...

omg!i love this style!

xoxo from rome

blackberryfashion said...

pretty <3

Abbie said...

too jealous of your finds! :) x

Seeking Style said...

You found some great things!

xo Jennifer

✿ Gina's Style Spot said...


✿ Gina's Style Spot said...

aw thanks! I'm excited to wear each of them!

Kathleen Harper said...

Great finds! You've inspired me to go thrift shopping now! I never knew it was so cheap :)

Kim said...

great blog!:)
maybe you will have a look at my fashion and photography blog too?

Lei said...

I'm so jealous of all the clothes that you bought !

The paisley blazer is too cute xx

Ilya Trifonenkov said...

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I.K.I.N.T.O.O. said...

I can't wait to see how you style these amazing pieces Gina! I need those blazers in my liiiiiife *drooling* :P


Nicola @ The Sequin Cinderella said...

wow what amazing finds!

✿ Gina's Style Spot said...

Yes yes! thrifting can be soo worth it! Definitely go and post what you find (:

✿ Gina's Style Spot said...

hahah, isn't the paisley one awesome!!? :D

✿ Gina's Style Spot said...

thankks! Definitely will take a look :)

Anonymous said...

Goodness gracious girl, YOU SCORED!!!

Yasmin said...

oh my god you got tons!!
super jealous of you, wish they had better thrift stores in england!
love the denim jacket and pink collared shirt
following you now

Beth said...

wow what great finds! i wish you took me with you! :)


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