Hello to all of my Happy Thrifters and Vintage Lovers!
I wanted to share with you my most recent thrift store haul experience, but first let me share the inspiration behind my love for fashion, vintage, and thrifting! My Mom, the force behind it all, has taught me so much! The things she finds for a little of nothing amazes me to this day! Over the years she has shown me what it means to truly do things “your way”! Like yeah…wearing white after Labor Day and doing it fabulously! My Mom has always had a knack for decorating and intricate detail. About 10 years ago she started passing down some of the most lovely pieces (jewelry, clothing, handbags, etc.) that will knock your socks off! Which brings me to my most recent thrift store haul!!!!
It was TOTALLY impromptu…and I just could not resist the urge! All of my thrifters know exactly what I’m talking about. I ran across the most amazing things! Not just clothes as you’ll see later, but tons of neat stuff!
Okay…I’ve REALLY been into this whole tribal thing lately! I absolutely love anything with bright colors, crazy patterns, just all the way to the left — yet still fabulous! What you see here is…what had me at “Hello”! This is a fun, 80′s tribal vintage jacket similar to my Miami Vice style dinner jacket from a previous thrift store haul! I absolutely fell in love with this jacket the moment I saw it!
Here is another tribal-inspired print, in this high-waist skirt! LOVE! It has so much charisma AND spunk I couldn’t help but fall in LOVE!
I also found several Midi skirts (not-pictured) to add to my collection of a few that I already own! “Midi” skirts first became popular in the 1940′s, then they really took 70′s fashion on a whirlwind! These skirts were very popular this past Spring as well – all the way into this hot Summer! But don’t worry these skirts can be worn anytime of year and I seriously doubt they will ever go out of style! Besides when it comes to fashion and self-expression, there are NO RULES!
Let’s talk about this adorable, vintage floral dress! It made me feel like I was one of the characters from a recent movie I went to see, based in the 1960′s. lol I wasn’t going to try it on, but I did and it was surprisingly quite lovely! Because it is vintage, sometimes everything doesn’t make the journey (belts, buttons, etc.). The dress is belted and I have the perfect one to accessorize it with!
A beautiful vintage necklace that I LOVE!
WHAT ELSE WAS FOUND!
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw this…a vintage sewing machine similar to this one, with the old-school foot pedal and all! One day I really would like to learn how to sew. I should have gotten it, but I left it for someone who could truly appreciate it! Beautiful nonetheless.
- A closer look!
Okay…I couldn’t let this pass me by without taking a picture and explaining a little history. We had the EXACT same iron growing up! This iron has to be about 25-30 years old! This was a true heavyweight (literally) that would put any cleaners out of business! lol I wouldn’t be surprised if my Mom still has this thing in her basement. I need to put that on my to-do-list along with searching for my Atari and cartridges! I know I don’t need another iron, so hopefully it will find a happy home!
Last, but not least! TA-DA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s a Pasta Maker — every Italian Foodie Lovers dream! My fiancé ran across this and HAD to have it! I couldn’t believe when we opened it up — UNTOUCHED – still in its original wrapping and everything! A great find for a great price of $3.00 (regular price $150)! I was glad he found something in the midst of my thriftaholic moment of OVERLOAD!
Thrifting is an awesome way to save money and discover new things and old! I sure can’t wait until my next haul!
Until next time…