| necklace: Target | t-shirt: Madewell via Carina | belt: thrifted in Finland | skirt: thrifted | heels: H&M |
Hey there! Today I'm linking up with expert thrifters, Lauren, Danielle, Laura, Whitney, and Jen to showcase my favorite thrifted finds.
Number one has to be this velvet skirt. I don't shop a lot, period, and though I like thrifting, I don't do it a whole lot. I went by my local Goodwill last year on the first Saturday of the month (pro-tip: that's when everything in the store is on sale) and I remember thinking, "Man, what I really want to find is a velvet skirt." But if you've ever been to a thrift store before, you know that's not how it works. You can go in looking for certain items, but you really just find what you find.
Skirts might be my favorite thing to thrift, probably because I've gotten lucky a few times. I was looking through the giant rack, and just pulled this one out. I could not BELIEVE my good fortune. It's black velvet, fits me perfectly, in decent shape. Done and done.
I'm kinda in love with velvet and I always have been, but I'm just glad it's in style again. I love that this skirt can be dressed up, for a night at the theater (here), or dressed down with a t-shirt, for a great high-low combo. I wore this to work on Monday, and threw in as many Springy accessories as I could, since SPRING has SPRUNG! Three cheers!
One more thrifted item to highlight- this cute belt. When I went to Finland a few years ago, and my sister and I were determined to stop in a thrift store (because what could be cooler than thrifted items from another country?! So many gems!) My best finds were three colored skinny belts, this green one, a blue one, and a red one. I leave this belt hanging outside my closet, and grab it whenever I need a pop of color to pull something together.
Be sure and check out the Thrifty Style link-up, for more thrifted steals! The same girls also wrote an "Expert Thrifting Tips" post last week, I found it full of great reminders about what can be a very beneficial hobby. Great for someone just starting out in a thrift store, or even a seasoned vet!
I would love to hear about your favorite thrifted find ever! Let me know in the comments!