Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My $2 Thrift Store Shopping Spree!

Hey thrift store lovers! ;-) I went to 2 new thrift stores today!!! Yeah!!! If you read this post you know that I was beginning to think the Village Economy Thrift Store was getting just tad bit too expensive. I went on a hunt for some cheaper thrift stores today! Sidenote: I forgot to tell ya'll on Saturday after going to the carnival I went into the 2nd thrift store featured today and it was closed. There just so happened to be another one in the same plaza. :-) And that's the 1st one I'll talk about.
I almost didn't see this was kind of in the cut.

This was probably the smallest thrift store I've ever been in, but it had potential. I really enjoyed their collection of baskets. They also had a lot of women's blazers. 2 racks were 50 cents and another was a $1! :D That's what I'm talking about! Village Economy who?
When I got to the register, I discovered my total for 2 blazers was $2! But....I had only one $1 and change in cash and they didn't accept debit cards : \.The manager was so sweet. She let me have BOTH blazers for $1! :D I was so happy. Oh I will definitely be back to the Thrift Store Baratillo!
Here are the blazers....this one is actually a little lighter than this. Both had shoulder pads in them...I'm still not sure how I feel about them. I like them for now though.
It's not showing, but this blazer is actually more red if anything. Sorry for the dirty mirror! :0

So by this time I'm literally on a thrift store high. :-) I head on over to the other thrift store in the same plaza. I believe it's called Acts Thrift Store, but I didn't see a sign that said Acts. Maybe it's the little emblem next to the words "thrift store".

One thing I noticed about this store was that it had an amazing book collection. Everything was so organized. For those of you who shop in thrift stores regularly you know what I mean. Sometimes organized is the last thing thrift stores are.... I made a mental note to come back and check out the book section thorougly. I was about to leave because I didn't see any clothing that caught my eye until......

I browsed some more and saw this jacket. It actually comes with a long skirt. I believe it's African & handmade. There was no tag or label in the inside. I didn't know what size it was so I tried it on in one of the mirrors and it fit! Well....almost.

I don't know if this is the back or front....I love, love, love anything peplum. The little "skirt" at the waist makes me feel so girly. lol On another note, I'm thinking about cutting off the sleeves...I think that would look hot. And the whole set was just a $1. I don't know what I'm going to do with the skirt.

So afterwards I felt GREAT. Got in my car smiling looking at my new thrifty finds. :-)

Oh and I forgot to mention while I was at the 2nd thrift store, I tried on a belt and it got stuck on me. Meaning it would not come off! I asked one of the associates and she "half way" tried to take it off of me. Then, she said, "You can have it for free." lol Here's the belt that wouldn't budge....

And here's my new toenail polish. :-) It's Sinful Colors:"Rise and Shine." This was definitely something new for me because I usually stick to reds and pinks. I like it though. The summer is definitely bringing out my playful side. :-)

In case you're wondering both thrift stores are in Woodbridge, VA. Have a great night ya'll!-K.D.


God's Favorite Shoes! said...

The sleeves are the best apart about the african made peplum top.

Brandiss said...

I wouldn't do the sleeves on me because I think they would overwhelm my little body! lol But I think you should keep them on. That would look cute with some tights (not those lace ones! lol) and some really cool shoes.

Come back with pics when you decide how to wear it :)

Ife' said...

ooh ooh ooh! great finds! and great blog! looking forward to seeing all your thrifted treasures! I've gotta find some new thrift stores in my area!

~ Eboni ife'

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K.D. said...

I'm afraid those sleeves had to go. They weren't doing anything for me....I like the new look much better! Thanks for the compliment! I love your blog. :-) And I'll def. be checking out your blog Edk.dolce!


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