1.13.2011

Thrift Trip Magic

My latest round of thrifting was inspired by American Apparel and their overpriced cable knit pullovers. I spent some time on their site the other day, trying to exchange a dress for something else I liked, but the only things I saw were incredibly overpriced or out of stock. Frustrated by $70 pullovers and 'out of stock' signs on the only colors I wanted, I opted to ask for a refund instead. With all that extra money in the bank, I decided to take that inspiration to the thrift store. I was on a mission to find an affordable cable knit pullover.

Who knew I was about to find so much more than just that! It was on the first rack I went to at Goodwill, along with a white Lacoste cardigan. Then I found that J. Crew gingham button up, and the chambray button up tank (that's layered underneath the pullover in the first photograph). The chambray blouse is great because it's sleeveless: no more worrying about bulky sleeves underneath my sweaters.

I also lucked out and found a couple other button ups, too. My favorite of those is a men's plaid, wool shirt, perfect for the days when I want to look like I borrowed from the boyfriend. In the accessories aisle, I found a beautiful navy Dooney & Bourke satchel and a YSL brown leather belt!

Needless to say, it was a lucky day of thrifting.

22 comments:

The Daily Fashionista said...

Geeze!! Did you score or what?! Love all those things:) And they're all in a pretty blue and white color palette.

Rachel said...

Awesome finds! I haven't been to Goodwill in a while, but definitely have been meaning to. :D

Christy said...

Wow that's an incredibly lucky day of thrifting! I'm so impressed also a little jealous :)

I actually thrifted a cable knit pull over today though not inspired by AA.

Nice finds!

Christy of Dress Rehearsal

meghan said...

Awesome finds! I love the way you've styled everything. Those pullovers aren't that great anyways and fit strangely small and cropped

Justine (TinyTines.com) said...

That's awesome! I love thrifting. I really like the sweater with the blue collar combination.

A Little Brighter said...

Wow!! very very lucky finds I adore the idea of wearing sleeveless shirts under sweaters, I never thought about that before, scrunched up sleeves are the worst!

Ayesha x

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

What awesome finds! You did have a very good day thrifting :)

Mariah. said...

Oh my goodness I love everything!

Penny Dreadful said...

Great finds. Forget American Apparel!

Louder than Silence said...

What great finds - I so know what you mean about inflated AA prices, and I think ther're even worse here in the UK! Look forward to seeing you sporting these Starr. Sally x

Le Cerf Noir said...

These are all fantastic. My favorite Goodwill score would be my Dior L'Homme trousers! It is amazing what others give away! I'm wishing you more lucky thrifting.

Faith J. said...

AMAZING! I wish the thrift stores around here held such treasures!

Rebecca said...

You always get such good stuff! I am always amazed people give such nice clothes away. That lacoste cardi looks perfect.

Manja said...

Amaying finds! I also scored a cable knit sweater last week :)

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Lucy said...

aah good job!! :) i LOVE how theres a denim collar in the cable knit!
Eurgh I never shop in AA, always far too expensive for two bits of jersey stitched together.. tutut
xxx

Kara Hoag said...

I love the belt!

visions unto myself

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

This is so random... I just popped into American Apparel today and was drooling over those same pullovers, but irritated with the price! And then like you I went to the thrift store. Unlike you, I didn't find any sweater treasures. But I did get a scarf. : )

arnique said...

Hi Starr! I envy you the Dooney & Bourke satchel, even if I haven't even seen a picture yet! Definitely my favourite bag brand.

And I am so happy with your thrift finds! Sleeveless collared shirts are indeed perfect for below-sweaters and layering. Another post that justifies our/my belief in the beauty of thrift/vintage.

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Orchid Grey said...

take it from one who knows, those pullovers fit like crap and aren't worth it. You lucked out thrifting, all those are so much better!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

oh my gosh. wear the pieces int he last picture soon for a shoot. I love it so much!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Wow. Lucky you. Wonderful finds. Don't you just love days like that, when the thrifting gods have smiled down on you?
XOXO