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Thrift Addict II

Written by Jackie Onderko. Posted in Accessories

Hello gorgeous blog lovers!

As promised, this week’s post will show you how I styled all my new thrifted finds.  (If you have not read last weeks post where I talk about each item, click here.)

This first outfit is super fun and girly, but with a classic feel.  I paired my thrifted shirt with a red, voluminous skirt.  Skyscraper black heels pull the look together for a perfect girls-night-out ensemble!

Next, I paired my sheer, cardigan-like shirt over top a black bandeau top.  On the bottom, I choose high-waisted black jeans to show just enough skin.  With my black wedges and timeless thrifted maroon purse, I can most definitely see myself sporting this outfit on the boardwalk or even to the mall- so versatile!

Finally, we end with my favorite thrifted piece- the fitted, royal blue blazer.  The moment I saw this jacket
with the stunning gold button detail, I knew I had to pair
it with white bottoms.

I decided on a pair of slightly distressed white jeans to dress the jacket down.  However, this jacket would be perfect for an interview or a day in the office.  Just substitute the white jeans for a white skirt or dress pant.

What do you think of the styling?  Do you have any new thrifted pieces that you absolutely adore?

 

— Jackie

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Thrift Addict

Written by Jackie Onderko. Posted in Accessories

Over spring break I finally had some “me” time to do some much needed spring shopping.  The first and only place I visited was, of course, my local thrift store.  Every time I walk into a thrift store I get so energized because it is like a treasure hunt.  You never know what unique pieces you will stumble across.

This trip, I had great luck finding both modern, newer pieces, as well as vintage pieces.  I have a special place in my heart for vintage items, so I am going to share with you some of the garments I purchased!

My first piece was a beautiful blue jacket with detailed, gold buttons.  I can tell the jacket is very old by looking at the outdated tag sewn inside, but it was so well made and taken care of that it is in perfect condition.  It is fully lined, but it is very light so it is a perfect jacket for the transition from the colder months into spring.

Next, I found a silk shirt with a pearl and jewel motif.  It stood out to me because I have seen many celebrities, as well as people on the street, sporting beautiful silk scarves with the same pattern idea.  Being at least thirty years old, this piece serves as proof that style is a continuous cycle that comes back around in due time.

 

The last top I found is also vintage and very on trend at the moment.  It is a sheer, cardigan-like shirt with no front closures.  When I came across it, I automatically pictured it over a bandeau top on a hot summer day.

 

My final thrift store find is this wonderful maroon-colored purse.  It comes with a long strap that allows it to be worn over your shoulder or, when tucked away, worn as a hip clutch. I love its simplicity, and I know it will be very versatile.

 

Check back next Monday to see how I chose to style these items!

— Jackie

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More Thrift Store Finds

Written by Raina. Posted in Accessories

Just like last week, I am going to show some items that I have found at various thrift stores. This week, we have a leather jacket, a handbag, a scarf, and a belt.

The black leather jacket is by Marc New York. It has zippers at the end of the sleeves, and pockets on the side.

The bottom right side on the front of the jacket curls up a little where it was damaged, possibly burned.

 

The black purse looks a little like a satchel style bag, but much more slim. The silhouette is very clean and minimal. It has a top handle, and a longer handle to be worn on the shoulder or across the body. The front has a flap closure, and closes with a snap.

 

 

The scarf is a beautiful bright red, with paisley designs on it. It can be worn around the neck or head.

 

The gold belt has two seashells, one on each end, which also works as the clasp to secure the belt. It is a little big, too big to fit around the waist, and a little too loose on the hips.

I checked out the back of the seashells, where the chain is attached, and it looks like it could be repaired to make it smaller. I will have to get it professionally done though because it is attached on there pretty well.

—Raina

 

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