4.04.2011

a safer thrift.

i mentioned before that i'm not much of a thrifter, because
1) we don't really have any shops here, and
2) the ones that we do have aren't on my daily path of travel.
sadly, i only venture out to these places on october 30th when i'm desperate for a halloween costume. but that's when i found my now favorite leopard blouse, here.
still, i'm amazed at what people find while thrifting, so i decided to make the trek.
ok, i really love the idea of thrifting, but it's kind of like shopping at...ross. racks and racks of stuff thrown together; it's overwhelming. a few blouses at this place were a bit sketchy...i mean, check it below - one of them even had someone's lunch from who knows when?!

this fabulous blouse, on the other hand, didn't require any travelling, nor did it come with dinner. just a few clicks at stilettos and diaper bags' shop my closet section, and it was all mine. i must confess that i find a bit of comfort in knowing exactly who was wearing the stuff before.

on that note, i've been working on the [marketplace.] and hope to get the first round of items up this week.


(blouse, lisa's closet; pants, bebe; tank, f21)

a blouse with a side of rice? no thank you.

48 comments:

  1. Ewwww! They let it out in the store like that? LOL I haven't been thrifting in a while. And generally, I'm not looking for anything fabulous. Cute shirt, but I really like the pants. Have a great Monday/Tuesday.

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  2. I love this sheer blouse and those pants make you look SO tall and elegant! WIN WIN! (except for the rice...oops) :)

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  3. You look so pretty in this post.I love how you layered with a colored tank. Nice pop of color + The fit of the pants are amazing.
    xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

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  4. When you find gorgeous peices like your blouse online, why go to thrift shops!! You look lovely and really stress free!

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  5. This look is really stunning! I love the way you combined the clothes, and the nails polish is simple wonderful!

    Kisses :) xo

    http://dailycatwalk.blogspot.com

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  6. Thrifting is great. Some people find fabulous finds at them! You legs look so long and nice in thos bebe pants.

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  7. Gorgeous blouse dear!

    xx.
    Judy

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  8. At first I was also hesitant with the idea of it but I started reading blogs and I read some local TV personalities from here thrift too. tried it myself. It's fun and you'll be surprised to find pieces that are unique. =) Wishing you lots of luck on thrifting! I love your nails again!!!

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  9. I can never seem to find anything great while thrifting either! Maybe it's just that (like you) the area I'm in doesn't have any great thrift stores...

    I adore that blouse!

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  10. That top is really pretty! I love your pants!

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  11. i have to agree i'm kinda scared of thrifing and never have any luck finding anything my size anyways. i do really love the blouse you're wearing and love the high-waisted pants!

    cute & little

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  12. Can't say I have ever been a fan of Ross either.

    http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

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  13. The thrift stores in my area are a little thin when it comes finding fashion treasures! And you're right, it is a lot like shopping at Ross (nothing against it, but I get a headache when I'm in their clothing section)!

    I love the blouse!

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  14. I'm the same way...always impressed with the thifting finds of other people, always intrigued by the idea of thrifting, always too intimidated/confused/overwhelmed to follow through with the process myself. Oh well, I'll stick to F21 for my thrifty purchases, I guess :)

    Gorgeous blouse today!

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  15. ugh, mysterious stains... deal breaker for me.
    I love your outfit though!

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  16. I never really find anything at thrift stores... I wish I could though! lol. I love the idea of thrifting as well.

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  17. What a gorgeous top! I love how you wore it with those pants! And uhm... that last pic? ewww.
    hearts, laura♥
    the blog of worldly delights

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  18. Thrifting is so fun, but it takes a lot of patience/time and you have to be willing to know you may not find anything.
    But this blouse is reallly gorgeous, I love the pattern! So chic!
    xJennaD

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  19. This blouse is gorgeous! I love it with those wide leg pants. I really need to find some good wide leg jeans like you that fit my behind, haha!
    Have a lovely night!
    <3 Kastles

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  20. haha thts soooo gross! you look awesome those pants are great.

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  21. i've only tried thrifting a few times but it was fun :)

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  22. What a great blouse!
    http://fashuhneestah.blogspot.com/

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  23. Love this blouse. I assume you added the tank underneath which adds a punch of color.
    And those pants totally accentuate your long legs.
    Totally get what you mean about the thrift and discount stores being overwhelming. Before kids they didn't used to bother me. I would actually see it as a challange. But now with such limited time to browse I get frustrated. I am now so much more into online shopping at the comfort of my own home and at my own time. :)

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  24. Great shirt! I keep meaning to take a trip out to some good thrift stores but never get around to it.

    Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog, I hope you stop by again soon!

    Im now your newest follower too.

    The doll on fashion

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  25. OMG!! That's so disgusting!!! HOwever the blouse you're wearing looks wonderful!

    http://myownstrangelittle-world.blogspot.com

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  26. Eww...they could at least clean the clothes before displaying them maybe?

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  27. I always let food fall on my blouse LOL!
    You look beautiful! (like always!)

    XoXo
    H&C from Amsterdam
    www.sistersandsisters.com

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  28. You look AMAZING!! And I love how you put a red top under! I would have never thought of that! Thanks for the shout out, and glad you like your new top! ;)

    http://stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  29. I've also been checking out blog hops but didn't really buy anything from them ..

    P.s. I love your wide trousers!

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  30. Yeah, I feel like thrifting is really a hit or miss sometimes, but that leopard top you got from before is AMAZING! Amazing. I'm so jealous.

    Cindy
    Style Soufflé

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  31. I love that blouse. I wish I was better at thrifting, too, but the whole concept scares me.
    I'm totally lame, I know.
    P.S. Obsessed with your multi-finger ring. I have about 34982342 of them now. They're too awesome.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  32. Love the blouse and the flared pants! And thanks for your sweet comment :)

    x FashionFifth

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  33. I love your pants, you have great style!!
    follow you back!!

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    http://mystyelbyjoandy.blogspot.com

    xx
    joandy

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  34. So cute! I love your office style...rocks on the daily!
    xx
    Hot Pink Day

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  35. Your blouse is lovely! There's no thrift stores here, so no chance of finding a shirt with dinner on ;) xo

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  36. I adore that blouse!! It is soo pretty!! : )

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  37. omg you have very long legs. I would like to wear some pants like that but i'm a little bit small -.- so pity, anyway i like your blouse so much :)

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  38. I totally know how you feel! I am always amazed at what people can find and make out of thrifted clothes!

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  39. It's always hit and miss when I go thrifting. I rarely find a gem, but when I do it's usually a good one and I guess that keeps me going back for more. That blouse looks great on you and I love the pop of the pink tank underneath!!!

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  40. love the pattern on that blouse! thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog, come back any time :)

    <3 Alison
    alisonscampusfashion.blogspot.com

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  41. I like the way you layer the sheer blouse over a red tank instead of the usual nude or black. This makes the sheer top unique.

    poison

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  42. this is another amazing beautiful top, that outfit is so chic! x

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  43. LOVEEE!!!! Fantastic outfit. Everything fits you so well.

    Yay for thrifting.

    xo,
    Poca
    www.stylespotrun.com

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