Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Thrifty Threads

I have always found thrift stores as such a fun concept. I love how you can take something that somebody probably thought "Ew, I don't want this anymore, it's SO ugly (and/or) out of date!" and turn it into "I absolutely LOVE that look! Where did you get it!?"
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Unfortunately, so sue me if I'm wrong about what I just said, I have never been to a thrift shop...(unless you count Goodwill, which I definitely don't.)  But I have always wanted to go! The other day my friend Allison who helps me with the blog ventured to a thrift store in Philadelphia called Retrospect that looks like it has some awesome finds! While she was shopping around and searching for some stylish threads she came across a fellow shopper who was rockin' a fro and a fierce ensemble!...
The low back of this dress and the simple yet stylish heels pulls together an outfit that is comfortable enough for a shopping day, but hot enough for a night out...while the afro definitely helps to add some SPUNK on top of that! And everybody knows that a fashionista can't leave a cute store empty handed. Allison left Retrospect with a GORGEOUS pink and orange floral tunic that she paired with a skinny belt to complete the look! 
So next time you are trying to think of a cute store to find some new clothes, get online and search for the nearest thrift shop! Just remember, one mans trash is another mans TREASURE!

keep on keepin' on fashionistas,
<3 Lindy

12 comments:

Ashley said...

Sometimes it is hard for me to even venture to a thrift shop. I need to try this seeing how it could completely save me some money!!

Sheila said...

a good place to go thrifting in Charlotte is at the sleepy poet antique mall, theres a vintage clothing store inside that i've had some good luck with :) lots of great furniture too

Amanda Nguyen said...

I...love...thrifting. Such a great way to find unique pieces for any wardrobe. Your snapshots of the thrift store are awesome!!! I'm inspired to go thrifting tomorrow. Love love love what you picked up!! The colors and pattern are so fabulous...and perfectly paired w/the belt!!

<3Amanda
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Erin said...

I love that orange and pink top! Such a good find!

xx

Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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Nikki said...

We don't have real thriftstores wheren I live which is sad, cause I'd love to get on some thrifting adventures! x

Jazzy E (hivenn) said...

I was about to say one man's trash is another man's treasure! It's so true, many people can see a quality in a piece that's been in someone's wardrobe gathering dust for however many years. I love her dress! x hivenn

Michelle's Style File said...

That dress is a great find!

x
Michelle
www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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Erin said...

i love these outfits, you have a great blog :) thanks for the sweet comment on mine!

xo
Erin

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Anna Jane said...

thrifting is so fun but you definitely have to be in the mood for it (at least I do). the pink and orange dress is so cute!

PS thanks for your comment on my ads...I'm in the process of tweaking my lay out so some things are looking wonky.. :)

Bree said...

Sometimes I venture into the ones in Toronto, but I never have any luck. Maybe I just need to open my eyes more, or go in with more of a creative mind!